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Wednesday Campus Update

Dear Members of the University of Bridgeport Community,

April 1st has brought us the promise of spring with the warmth of sunshine, though there is still a chill in the air. There are few campus updates that I would like to share with you.

  • Over the past two weeks, departments across campus have heard from students and parents seeking answers regarding the question of room and board refunds. I anticipate sharing more information with you as we finalize the refund policy tomorrow or Friday.
  • Electricity will return to Wahlstrom Library and Carlson Hall likely by the middle of next week.
  • The Office of Advancement has decided to postpone the annual Day of Giving to May 28, 2020, and rename it “Day of Impact.” The focus of the Day of Impact is to connect the UB community and rally together to support our wonderful students. More information is forthcoming, but if you would like to be a part of this important effort as a Day of Impact Ambassador, please click here.
  • The Office of Admissions is hard at work following-up with prospective students following Sunday’s Accepted Students Day. Though it is still early with “national deposit day” on May 1, deposits for the incoming class of fall 2020 are strong and exactly trending with 2018 numbers. In 2018, there were 158 deposits at this time, compared with 84 in 2019, and 158 as of March 30, 2020.

Happy April Fool’s Day to one and all! I hope that each of us finds a reason today to smile and laugh despite these challenging times.

Sincerely yours,

Laura Skandera Trombley
President