Quinnipiac University
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

Veteran College & Career Transition Summer Program

Quinnipiac University offers this 7-credit, 8-week, on-campus summer program to all eligible student veterans and their dependents. The program includes the courses, skills and connections crucial to successfully transition into college and into a future career.

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Overview

For military service members, transitioning from serving our country to earning a college degree is a life-changing and challenging undertaking. That is why Quinnipiac and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs have designed this 8-week, 7-credit, on-campus summer program specifically for student veterans and their dependents in their first year of study. Aimed at advancing academic and career readiness for adult learners, the program offers 6 course credits to both QU matriculated and nonmatriculated students plus a 1-credit Learning Strategies Seminar (QU 105). Participants also will have special access to tutoring support, career readiness workshops and alumni networking events.

At the end of this course, you will have achieved the following:
  • Earned (7) summer course credits toward your degree in just 8 weeks.
  • Formed important connections with QU faculty, staff, students and alumni through special career development workshops and networking events.
  • Maximized your summer and potentially your VA education and/or disability benefits.

Learn more about Quinnipiac University’s Veterans and Military Programs

Advance Your Career Readiness

Schedule

Summer program session dates: 
Arrival/orientation: June 28 – Program end/departure: August 20 (8 weeks)

  • On-Campus Resident Arrival Move-in Date: June 27* 
    *Move-in date may be subject to change following COVID-19 testing & quarantine guidelines. Students opting into on-campus housing will be notified of any changes in policy or dates
  • Program Start/Orientation & Development Week: June 28 – July 2
  • Summer Term II Courses Begin: July 6
  • Summer Term II Courses and Program End: August 20
  • On-Campus Resident Departure/Transition Date: August 21

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  
2 – 3 p.m. Course #2
Live Class Instruction
  Course #2
Live Class Instruction
  Course #2
Live Class Instruction
After Hours   (Optional) Career Development Guest Speaker   Alumni & Career Networking Event  

Participation Requirements

This program is open to both matriculated Quinnipiac students and non-Quinnipiac students who meet the participation requirements listed below.

Participants must:
  • Be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Have proof of prior military service (e.g., active duty, reserve, retired) or be a direct legal dependent of a military service member (e.g., active duty spouse, legal dependent)
Have the following qualifications:
  • A high school degree/diploma or equivalent
  • Be in their first years of study and be headed toward a 4-year degree or beyond
Equipment or materials needed to participate:
  • Reliable access to a computer and Wi-Fi, as well as a smartphone for digital recording purposes
  • Students may incur additional costs or need to purchase additional course supplies such as: textbooks, equipment, supplies, etc. associated with the course they are enrolled in.

Program Pricing Options

  • Option 1: $14,000 covers program tuition plus on-campus single residence accommodations and meal plan
  • Option 2: $9,720 covers program tuition only, no accommodations or meal plan (commuter student)

Please note: Quinnipiac accepts all Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) education and disability benefits to eligible veterans, military and dependents for this program.

Program pricing includes:
  • Summer course tuition and fees for (7) total course credits
    • Two 3-credit courses selected from Quinnipiac Summer 2021 Term II Course Catalog
    • QU 105 Learning Strategies Seminar (1) credit
  • Programming and event related fees
    • Dedicated tutoring support from the Learning Commons
      Veteran-focused professional development workshops and seminars (e.g., college transition, veteran affairs, networking, career development, etc.)
    • Community-building trips and networking events with QU students, veteran organizations, alumni, faculty, etc.
  • (Option #1) On-campus full room and board
    • On-campus single residence accommodation
    • Gold meal plan for on-campus dining
Due dates to apply and pay:

Deadline to apply: May 14, 5 p.m.
We are accepting applications through May 14; however, we cannot guarantee acceptance into the program as space is limited and individual courses are typically capped at 20 students. Enrollment is determined on a first payment basis.
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Payment deadline: May 31, 5 p.m.
Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Optional information:

QU accepts all Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) education and disability benefits to eligible veterans, military and dependents.

Distinctions

Best for Vets Schools in the United States

Victory Media

Best 4-year university for veterans

Military Times

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

Contact Us

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

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