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Smart See, Smart Do: University of New Haven

From Ski to Sea, Eats to Beats

University of New Haven
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

You could plan a family vacation around your visit to the University of New Haven, no matter the time of year. Located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut, UNH is within a few hours’ drive of some of the best skiing in the country. West Haven boasts the state’s longest coastline, complete with boardwalks and views of Long Island Sound. Hiking, bike riding, ice skating, and scenic drives are other draws to the region, along with minor league baseball, concert venues, regional festivals, outlet shopping, and Connecticut’s largest mall, Danbury Fair. New York City is only about an hour’s drive away.

New Haven, West Haven’s neighboring city, offers a lively arts, cultural, retail, and nightlife scene, restaurants including the original Frank Pepe Pizzeria (made famous by the History Channel, The Guardian, and GQ magazine) and the historic Louis’ Lunch (a Travel Channel choice as “Tastiest Place to Chow Down in America”) along with fine dining, outdoor activities, and accommodations at inns or national chain hotels. The City of New Haven’s Web site includes a special section, “Intelligent Nightlife,” a testament to the city’s claim as “home to some of the world’s great minds.”

Plan your visit to University of New Haven by clicking here, by calling (800) 342-5864, ext. 7319, or (203) 932-7319, or by emailing adminfo@newhaven.edu. Information sessions and campus tours are available seven days a week for most of the year. Scheduling an appointment at least a week ahead is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Several open houses are held each year. Also offered are summer preview days for high school juniors and prospective transfer students, “enhanced visits” for a close-up look at specific UNH programs, and other specialized visit programs. For students who can’t get to campus for a visit, UNH offers Webinars, a virtual tour, regional info sessions, and regional interviews. An “iTourUNH” application for the iPhone that allows prospective students to take a mobile virtual tour of the campus is also available.

University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

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