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Experience New Haven • The World Off Campus

As a student in New Haven, you'll find the world of culture and entertainment unfolding around you almost immediately. From top-notch performing arts venues to unparalleled Connecticut nightlife and dining, your only job is to be open-minded and let the city do the rest.

New Haven has about 131,000 residents, 55 percent of whom are between the ages of 18-49, making it one of the state's youngest trending cities. The city is home to five colleges and universities, so wherever you go you'll find yourself immersed in the urban college experience.

Overview of New Haven, downtown shopping and a crowd at the Arts and Ideas Festival

Places you need to see

Performing arts, community festivals, museums and galleries, historic sites, architecture...take your pick. There are hundreds of places to visit, and most of them are free. 

Places you need to be

Shopping, dining and nightlife complement the cultural heart of the city, with an eclectic mix of locally-owned restaurants and nightclubs, as well as a variety of major stores and mom and pop shops.

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How to get there

Southern offers an off-campus shuttle to help you get around the city when you need a break from studying. You can also use your U-Pass to get around on city buses for free, rent a Zipcar, or hail a cab once you're downtown.