Quinnipiac University

‘Designing Our Future’ Facilities Plan

“Designing Our Future” is Quinnipiac’s blueprint for the university’s 10-year master facilities plan. It brings to life the vision and aspirations set forth in Quinnipiac’s strategic plan, The University of The Future. True to our 92-year history, it is a plan powered by momentum, growth and a commitment to making the world around us a better place.

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South Quad, Opening 2024-25

Transformative vision for the student experience

The South Quad, which is expected to open during the 2024-25 academic year, will be located between Tator Hall, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Commons residence hall.

South Quad will consist of three buildings:

  • School of Business

  • The SITE academic building, dedicated to science, innovation, technology and exploration

  • The Grove 417-bed residence hall

These three buildings will support student learning and social development, while providing faculty with state-of-the-art facilities for research, advanced pedagogy and immersive learning approaches that model future careers.

Learn more about the South Quad project

Strategic Priorities That Shaped Our Master Plan

An exceptional student residential experience is essential to creating a dynamic on-campus environment for all students – residential and non-residential. The plan includes building new residence halls while also creating more space for social gatherings and engagement with each other, and with faculty, staff and alumni across all three of our campuses.

A combination of new facilities and renovations to existing ones will provide the academic and student support space required to help our students thrive and deliver a best-in-class academic experience and more hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

Our beautiful campuses will always be home to a dynamic on-campus environment that deliver an exceptional student experience. Our master plan will explore ways to take advantage of the great outdoor spaces we have across our beautiful campuses to promote more active outdoor lifestyles and connections with nature.

Within each campus, the Master Plan prioritizes a clear, well-defined pedestrian experience that more easily connects people and places, which is critical as we look to create living-learning communities that integrate the academic experience with the student life experience. We will also partner with the Town of Hamden to explore how we evolve Hamden from a town with a college in it, into a vibrant college town.

Our master plan takes a holistic look at all 3 campuses and ways we can unify them – in services, programming and even the look and feel of the spaces – so there is truly a feeling of One Quinnipiac regardless of whether you’re in North Haven, up on York Hill, or on Mount Carmel.

Recreation and Wellness Center

Reaching new heights

Opened in 2023, the new multi-purpose facility includes expanded recreational space and equipment, a rock-climbing wall, an upgraded health center, a counseling center with stunning outdoor views and a fuel bar for pre- and post-workout nutritional needs. Outside the building is an amphitheater and other inviting spaces. The entire building and the programming it delivers is designed with the health and wellbeing of our campus community at its core.

Learn more about the Recreation and Wellness Center

On the Rocks Pub & Grill

Connect and Recharge

On The Rocks Pub and Grill in the Rocky Top Student Center opened in the spring of 2020. This new social and gathering space was the culmination of two years of collaboration and work between university officials and student representatives. On the Rocks hosts members of the university community in a variety of seating arrangements — from bar stools and booths to farm tables as they enjoy beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages and pub-style food. The space incudes televisions throughout, pool tables, shuffle boards, and a stage for live performances. And an ever-changing line-up of student programming keeps students connected all year long.

The Suites Residence Hall Renovations

Modern amenities for modern times

Larson, Perlroth and Troup residence halls (collectively known as The Suites) underwent a full renovation in the summer of 2019. All three buildings feature a new modern design that extends from all common areas into suite style units, bedrooms and bathrooms. The renovation included air-conditioning throughout the buildings and new furniture in every bedroom and common room.