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Navy veteran Colby Milliken ’21, economics and business management major, sitting at a table shaking hands with Retired Col. Kelly Wolgast in the veterans’ lounge in the Center for Communications and Engineering

Summer Experiences & Courses

Veteran College & Career Bridge Summer Program

This 8-week accelerated on-campus summer program is designed for all eligible student veterans. The program aims to support those who have served our country with a smooth transition toward earning their undergraduate degree.

Our small classes and select courses fit all undergraduate degree paths, enabling student veterans to get a head start on their college experience alongside veterans from all military branches. 

This program has been rescheduled and will now be hosted during Summer 2023. For any questions, please contact David Charron.

Distinctions

Best for Vets Schools in the United States

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Best Universities for Veterans

Military Times

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

Program Overview

For military service members, the transition from serving our country to pursuing a college degree and career is a life-changing and challenging undertaking. Quinnipiac University and its Office of Veteran and Military Affairs have created this unique, on-campus summer bridge program specifically for student veterans in their first year of study. This program is open to both matriculated students and non-matriculated students so long as they are eligible.

Aimed at advancing the academic and career readiness of adult learners, this program is valuable for all students regardless of the degree they are looking to pursue or their desired major. Students accepted into this program will earn up to seven (7) credits from their choice of required undergraduate courses. Participants also will have special access to tutoring support through our Learning Commons, career readiness workshops and alumni networking events—all within a supportive learning environment and while surrounded by other veterans.

Applicants who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the 100% level (36 or more months of active duty after Sept 11, 2001) or who are enrolled in the VA’s Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) program will not have any out-of-pocket expenses for this program. Contact David Charron or Jason Burke for more information about how this program fits within the Connecticut Basic Allowance for Housing (CT BAH). 

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Academic Support & Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, student veterans will earn seven (7) total course credits, each of which is applicable and fully transferrable to any major program of study. In addition, all accepted students will receive dedicated tutoring support from the Learning Commons, attend veteran-focused professional development workshops and seminars and partake in networking events with current Quinnipiac students, veteran organizations, alumni, faculty and more.

All students in the program will take QU 105 before choosing a schedule that fits their interests and matches their goals. Students can choose two (2) core undergraduate courses, including:

  • QU 105: Learning Strategies Seminar - 1 credit (Required)

    • The purpose of this course is to introduce students to evidence-based learning strategies and to help students become self-regulated learners who are capable of achieving their full academic potential. 

  • AR 251: Studio Art Drawing - 3 credits (Elective)

    • This studio course serves as an introduction to basic drawing skills. Subjects may include still life, landscape and portraits. Work is done in pencil, ink and other media.

  • HS 132: U.S. History Since Reconstruction - 3 credits (Elective)

    • This course explores the evolution of the American people and their nation through the major political, social and economic changes of the late 19th century to the present. Key themes include changing expectations of governance, the quest to achieve the full promise of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. ascent to global hegemony.

  • EC 111: Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits (Elective)

    • This course examines scarcity and choice, demand and supply, government price setting and taxes, elasticity, production and cost, and the theory of the firm. A writing component is required.

  • MA 107: College Algebra - 3 credits (Elective)

    • This course reviews the fundamentals of algebra. Students learn about the real number system, factoring and expanding polynomials, properties of logarithms and exponentials, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, and algebra of functions, including composition and inverse functions. 

Schedule

Sample Daily Schedule: This is only a sample schedule and is subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 a.m. (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring & support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring & support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring & support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring & support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring & support
10 a.m. Course #1
Live Class Instruction
  Course #1
Live Class Instruction
  Course #1
Live Class Instruction
11 a.m. Course #1
Live Class Instruction
QU 105 Learning Strategies Seminar Course #1
Live Class Instruction
QU 105 Learning Strategies Seminar Course #1
Live Class Instruction
Noon Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
1 p.m. (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring or other needs for support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring or other needs for support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring or other needs for support (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring or other needs for support  (Optional) Drop-in hour for access to academic tutoring or other needs for support
2 – 3 p.m. Course #2
Live Class Instruction
  Course #2
Live Class Instruction
  Course #2
Live Class Instruction
6 - 8 p.m.   (Optional) Career Development Guest Speaker   (Recommended) Alumni & Career Networking Event  

Deadlines and Eligibility

  • This program is open to current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserve Component, National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard.

  • All applicants must be within their first years of study towards obtaining a four-year undergraduate degree.

  • This program is open to both matriculated QU Students as well as non-matriculated students so long as these students have received a high school diploma or equivalent.

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 30, 2022
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on a first apply and acceptance basis.

This program has been rescheduled and will now be hosted during Summer 2023. For any questions, please contact David Charron.

Contact Us

Our Instructors

Program Director

Jason Burke
Director of Veteran and Military Affairs 
Email: jason.burke@qu.edu
Phone: 203-582-8867

For more information, please contact:

David Charron
Director of Summer Programs and Planning
Email: summerprograms@qu.edu
Phone: 203-582-7558

Accommodations

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 for 2022