Key to UB Student Handbook

Revised 8/16/21

Greetings from the President

Danielle WilkenWelcome to the University of Bridgeport's 2021-2022 academic year. This year marks a new beginning not only for those of you who are stepping onto campus for the first time, but for all of us.

It's even more poignant that we are starting this journey after one of the most challenging periods any of us have ever faced. The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world as we know it. And while it forced us to physically distance ourselves from each other, in many ways it brought this campus community even closer together.

Furthermore, University of Bridgeport joined Goodwin University and Paier College in May 2021 in a partnership that builds on the legacy of the Purple Knights and creates new opportunities for our students.

One thing that has not changed as we move forward is our dedication to providing you with career-oriented programs and flexible degree options that prepare you to succeed in life. I promise that at UB we will continue to offer an educational experience grounded in academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service.

No matter your degree program or area of study, we are here to support you every step of the way on your path to a successful career and an amazing future.

This will be a year of many firsts for all of us. As your new president, I hope you are as excited as I am to start.



Danielle Wilken Ed.D.
President, University of Bridgeport

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Program-Specific Handbooks

Students enrolled in one of programs below should refer to their respective handbooks specific to their discipline, as well as the Key to UB.

Mission Statement

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on April 23, 2004