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High school students participate in a biochemistry summer camp at Quinnipiac University


Summer Experiences & Courses

Summer is the best time to accelerate progress toward achieving your academic, professional and personal goals. This is why Quinnipiac offers a growing list of engaging summer programs, camps, undergraduate courses and more. All are designed to help a diverse group of people of all ages explore their passions while supported by our faculty, staff and students across all eight schools and the College of Arts and Sciences.

High School Students

An Early Preview of the College Experience

Quinnipiac designs relevant and engaging summer programs that give pre-college students a chance to grow academically and personally while getting an early taste of the college experience. With past courses covering in-demand topics from podcasting to entrepreneurship and innovation, cybersecurity, healthcare career exploration and digital photography, there's a summer program to appeal to every student's strengths and interests. 

All summer programs offer high school students the opportunity to:

  • Explore topics of interest at the college level, free from college-level pressure

  • Build a portfolio of work within an academic field of interest

  • Connect personally with Quinnipiac faculty, staff and other students

  • Build high-demand soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking and confidence

  • Earn valuable certifications and experience to add to a resume

Learn more about Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

Schedule of Programs

Current College Students

Summer Courses

Whether you want to learn a new skill, optimize your portfolio by showcasing new projects or gain a bit more momentum on the road toward earning your college degree, we have a wide variety of courses that are sure to keep you motivated and on top of your game during the summer months.

Taught online and on-campus, these convenient summer courses allow you to tackle interesting subjects at your own pace while earning credits to put toward your education. Summer courses are open to all students, including students attending other universities.

Working Professionals and Military Veterans

Career Advancement and Transition

Quinnipiac also organizes summer programs designed for experienced professionals who are looking to advance their careers, transition into a new field or industry or enter the workforce after serving in the military.

Participants choose core academic courses while developing the skills and network connections that are critical to successfully transitioning into college and a future career.

Learn more about programs for Veterans

Learn more about Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges

In Their Words

Eileen Sheridan in front of an "Ambition Unleashed" sign

Eileen Sheridan

"My experience in the Healthcare Career Exploration Academy was so memorable — it was an amazing opportunity to experience a little taste of what college would be like, provided insight to many healthcare professions in the field and helped me figure out what I wanted to do in my future, which is occupational therapy. All fo the staff were knowledgeable and friendly and I met great friends that I will talk to every day."

Professor Wasim Ahmad and high school student Norah Araujo looking at a camera

Norah Araujo

“I had such an amazing experience in the QU Summer Program. Everyone was so kind and welcoming. I was able to bond with so many different people, even those from other courses outside of the one I was taking. It really helped me get an idea of what college is like and also helped me decide if photography is what I want to pursue. The atmosphere felt safe, welcoming and positive.”

Envision a Future at Quinnipiac

Students shoot photos as part of a summer camp.
Student gains valuable look at college experience through summer camp

October 17, 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions among prospective students and families regarding our summer programs. If you can't find an answer to your question, please contact us and we'd be happy to chat.

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Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.


Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies