Charging into Our Second Century of Success

The institution that would become the University of New Haven was founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale. Forty years later, then New Haven College moved to its current West Haven location, occupying a campus that originally consisted of three buildings.

Today, the University of New Haven is a leading comprehensive University that has been recognized for academic excellence by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, and our more than 6,800 students hail from around the globe.

Throughout 2020, we’ll celebrate our Centennial year, reflecting on our history and looking forward to the future. It truly is a special time to be a Charger.

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Celebrating Our Centennial: 100 Years of Success

This anniversary issue of the Alumni Magazine honors the University’s beginning 100 years ago – born out of opportunity, imagination, and boldness – and welcomes the next chapter in our history.

Read here.

University Timeline

Take an inside look at the most memorable moments throughout the University’s first century and learn about the people who made them possible.

Chargers Everywhere!

With alumni spanning all 50 states and 101 different countries, the University of New Haven has a truly global impact.  Which states and countries produce the most Chargers? Check out our interactive map of alumni around the world to find out.

A Century of Growth

We got our start on the Yale campus in New Haven before moving into two buildings – including an orphanage – in West Haven.

As we charge into our second century of success, our footprint has grown significantly. We’ve added nearly 80 buildings and two more campuses – incuding one in Italy.

No matter when you graduated, this isn’t the UNH you remember.


On October 27, 1993, the University of New Haven welcomed CBS news veteran and feature correspondent and former co-host of NBC's Today show Deborah Norville to the Annual Connecticut Broadcasters Association in conjunction with UNH’s first Media Day. The Charger Bulletin staff attended the luncheon and spent time with Norville, who signed a copy of the Charger Bulletin. It was an honor and pleasure to spend time with a media legend.

George Ribellino ‘95, Charger Bulletin Editor-in-Chief, 1993-1995

Submit Your #ChargerMemories

Tell us about a professor who inspired you, an internship or program that boosted your career, or a personal memory about you and your friends from your time on campus. We may feature your Charger Memory!

As a bonus for submitting, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Centennial Ball on October 24, 2020!