Necessary Voices Lecture : “Dear Reader … Connecting Audiences with Books That They’ll Love” @ Mandeville hall, room 107
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The speaker, Sarah Begley, Books Editor for TIME Magazine, will discuss books and the art of sharing them through reviews, how she chooses books for her audience, and how she frames her articles to try to pair the right books with the right readers.

Accepted Students’ Day @ Wheeler Recreation Center
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We welcome you to join us on campus for Accepted Students’ Day to experience what it’s like to be a UB student. Accepted Students’ Day will take place on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Wheeler Recreation Center which is located at 400 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Activities Include:

  • Continental breakfast reception
  • Student clubs and organizations fair
  • Classroom “test drive”
  • Lunch with students and faculty
  • Financial Aid Assistance

Register online or by calling 203-576-4552.


Transfer Tuesday @ 6th Floor Wahlstrom Library
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn how the University of Bridgeport can maximize your transfer experience.

Activities will include:

  • Application Workshop – Obtain a fee-waived application and admissions and merit scholarship decisions*
  • On-the-spot Transfer Credit Evaluations – See how UB can maximize your transfer credits
  • Campus Tours – If you haven’t toured our beautiful seaside campus, now is your chance!

What to bring:

  • Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
  • Proof of high school graduation

*Students interested in the following programs are not eligible for on-the-spot admissions decisions: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Science.

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:



Executive Speaker Series: “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise” @ Jacobson Lecture Hall, Room 104
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Executive Speaker Series

Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products, presents “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise.”  

5:30 – 6:00 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Networking

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at or 203-576-4384.

About Stephanie Blackwell

After raising a family of four children, Stephanie Blackwell decided in 1998 to follow the All-American dream of owning her own business. She saw a need for All Natural and Organic offerings of assorted nuts, dried fruits, granolas and trail mixes in gourmet and supermarket stores, and headed out to seek customers.

After hiring only 4 employees, and borrowing some money from her personal credit cards, Stephanie packaged her new product line within a small warehouse space in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first few years were a struggle mixed with passion and hard work. Family members and employees became friends and worked hand in hand.

Now, celebrating twenty years, Stephanie has built Aurora Natural into one of the leading All Natural and Organic food brands in America.  What once started as a business that packaged dried fruits and nuts using postal scales and tables draped with plastic covers, Aurora Products has grown to over 225 employees. A new 140,000 square foot facility has been built by Aurora in Orange, CT that is filled with state of the art roasting and packaging equipment.

The company strives to maintain high standards in food quality safety for all products and is one of the leaders in obtaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification.  Aurora is a family owned company with Stephanie at the helm joined by her son, Gregory, currently heading up the Safety Department.


Education Leadership Open House @ UB’s Waterbury Center
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm

Click here to register.

Students interested in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership or the Educational Administration and Supervision Program (092) are invited to our Waterbury Center to meet the program directors and learn more about UB’s graduate-level offerings in the School of Education.

Our Open House is a great opportunity to:

  • Find out about the application process
  • Obtain important program details
  • Meet department faculty