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Summer Programs

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

All program costs include housing, all meals and program activities. Costs vary depending on the duration of the program and whether or not the student commutes to campus or stays overnight. A non-refundable $250 deposit is due upon program registration, with the remaining balance due within 30 days. 

  • 1-week residential program: $1,680

  • 1-week commuter program: $1,400

  • 2-week residential program: $3,360

  • 2-week commuter program: $2,400

Attendees have 30 days from the date of registration to submit payment. After registering for the Pre-College Summer program, attendees will receive a confirmation email with instructions to pay the $250 deposit (at minimum) through the Self-Service website. Attendees can use the payment link in the confirmation email to complete payment via Arbiter Sports.

Attendees for the Healthcare Careers Exploration Academy program will receive a separate email link from QU summer programs which will direct them to One-Stop Student Administrative Services to set up their accounts. 

We are pursuing scholarships for high need applicants; more information will be announced in the near future. 

Most courses are capped at 30 participants but may be lower due to equipment needs and available lab space.

The Healthcare Career Exploration Academy is the only program in which attendees will earn college credit. That program awards two college credits alongside certifications in CPR, First Aid, Stop the Bleed and Mental Health Awareness. Most programs are designed as fun introductions to college learning and college life. Students should list these experiences on resumes and college applications. 

Attendees are not required to apply to or commit to attend Quinnipiac University. All students between the ages of 14-18 are welcome to register.

Summer programs at Quinnipiac have been designed to give curious high school students the chance to experience many aspects of higher education before they take the next step or determine a field of study. We offer many unique programs in order to appeal to almost everyone’s interests.

Quinnipiac will provide refunds for valid cancellations. The total amount refunded is dependent upon the proximity to the start of the program.

  • If you cancel your registration within 48 hours of registration payment, Quinnipiac will provide a full refund provided that the cancellation occurs more than 21 days before the first day of the program.

  • If you cancel more than 60 days before the start of the program we will provide a full refund less the non-refundable deposit.

  • If you cancel within 60 days but more than 30 days of the start of the program you will receive a 50% refund unless we can fill your spot, in which case you will receive a full refund less the non-refundable deposit.

  • If you cancel within 29 days or less before the start of the program you will receive a 25% refund less the non-refundable deposit.

  • There will be no full or prorated refunds for cancellation after the start of the program. This includes late arrivals and early departures to and from the program. This no-refund policy is also applicable if a student is sent home for not adhering to camp policies. If a student is dismissed the family will be liable for all costs associated with the dismissal.

We understand that occasionally a student experiences circumstances such as a severe unexpected medical condition, death of a family member or unexpected hardship. Under these circumstances the family may provide information concerning the circumstances and the program director will consider a prorated refund.

Quinnipiac has the right to cancel any program at any time for any reason within its sole discretion. Quinnipiac will provide a full refund in the event that a program is canceled by Quinnipiac, at its sole discretion.

All cancellation and refund requests must be received via email or US mail to the Program Director. Quinnipiac University is not responsible for any expenses incurred for a canceled trip such as airline, transportation or lodging costs. Families may wish to consider travel insurance policies. Refunds will be processed within two weeks of approval and may take up to 30 days to be received.

A draft of a sample weekly schedule for each program can be found on each program page. Most programs include engaging discussions, hands-on activities, social and recreational events and shared meals.

Quinnipiac offers the choice of either commuter or residential options for all summer programs. Students who do choose to stay on campus will gain a greater understanding of the residential aspect of living at a college campus.  

Residential program participants will be staying in one of three suite style dorms – Larson, Perlroth or Troup — on the Mount Carmel Campus. Each air-conditioned suite includes 4 bedrooms with 2 students per bedroom, a shared suite bathroom and shared living room area.

There will be plenty of fun options for students to participate in each night on the Quad and around the residence halls. Some possibilities include:

  • Board Games

  • Movie Nights

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Minute-to-win-it competitions

  • S’mores and music

  • Temporary tattoo station

  • 90’s party night

  • Pancake socials

  • Baking

  • Bingo and Prizes

  • RecWell Visit

  • Yoga and Meditation

Participants should bring their own shower items and personal items. A full packing list can be found on the Resources and Policies page

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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