Welcome to Quinnipiac

Congratulations on being accepted to Quinnipiac!

We're excited to welcome you to the Quinnipiac community.

Below we've gathered together some important information and resources to answer some of the questions you might have, but we'd also love to hear from you. Give us a call at 800-462-1944 with any questions.

Quinnipiac admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein, of Tenafly, N.J., and her mother Carla in the Echlin Center on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Personal Service

We take the time to get to know you. Here, Quinnipiac admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein, of Tenafly, N.J., and her mother, Carla.

Admitted Student Days

Get to know us better

Admitted Student Days are Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2

We invite you to join us on campus on either of these two dates to speak with faculty, students and staff members in academic and administrative areas, participate in helpful sessions about majors and career planning, tour the facilities and residence halls, and enjoy the campuses.

Register below for the program of your choice and we'll send a reminder just prior to the date.

Schools of Business, Engineering or Health Sciences

If your intended major is in the School of BusinessSchool of Engineering or School of Health Sciences, please arrive at 9 a.m. in the Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden.

School of Business

School of Engineering

School of Health Sciences

School of Education

If you are interested in the combined BA/Master of Arts in Teaching program in the School of Education, please arrive at 9 a.m. at the School of Education, North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.

Following the School of Education program, you can drive to the Mount Carmel Campus for the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Communications programs.

School of Nursing

If your intended major is in the School of Nursing, please arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communications

If your intended major is in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Communications, please arrive at 11:30 a.m. at the Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden.

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Communications

Registration and directions

Admitted Student Discussions

Meet our students

We hosted live discussions on Facebook to connect recently admitted members of #BobcatNation with our current students. The business, communications and engineering students answered your questions about their experiences with classes, professors, internships and student life. Watch the archived videos at the links below and connect with us on Facebook.

Preview Days

Admitted students attend Preview Day in the School of Engineering Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in the Center for Communications and Engineering on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus.

Hands on from day one

Admitted students work on a civil engineering bridge-building activity during Preview Day in the School of Engineering in the Center for Communications and Engineering. Coming to campus on Admitted Students Day or on a Day Visit is a great way to figure out if Quinnipiac is the right fit for you. We look forward to welcoming you.

Matriculation Deposit

Fall 2017 deposit deadline

Fall classes begin August 28, 2017.

Early Decision students: February 1, 2017 non-refundable matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.

Freshmen and transfer students: May 1, 2017 matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.

Deposit amount

For students who plan to live in Quinnipiac housing, the total deposit amount is $550. This includes:

  • $200 matriculation fee
  • $200 housing deposit
  • $150 security deposit (held in case of damages)

For students who plan to commute to campus, the total deposit amount is $200, which is the matriculation fee.

Ways to pay

Pay online or mail a check (please choose only one).

Pay online

  • Click on the link above to access e-cashier.
  • Log in using your QU student ID number (your ID number is located on your acceptance letter).
  • In order for us to accept online transactions, a $2 convenience fee will be added, and credit card transactions will add on an additional convenience fee of 1.9 percent of the total amount.

Pay by mail

Download and print the matriculation form (PDF)

Mail it with your check for the deposit amount to the bursar's office:

Bursar's Office, AB-BRS
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Matriculation fee/housing deposit waiver

You may submit a matriculation fee/housing deposit fee waiver form if you have been offered a Federal PELL Grant as part of your financial aid package or are an international student having difficulty making an online payment. Please submit the fee waiver form to request a waiver of your matriculation fee/ housing deposit and security deposit.

Download and complete the matriculation fee waiver form:

Fax the completed form to Office of  Undergraduate Admissions:

1-203-582-8906 (fax)

We will review your information and confirm that you are an incoming student.

Incoming freshmen Gabriella Sluka, left, and Melissa Conelli put on their new tee-shirts during Quinnipiac University's orientation for new students Tuesday, June 14, 2016 on the University's Mount Carmel Campus. (Photograph by Autumn Driscoll / for Quinnipiac University)

The right fit

Incoming freshmen Gabriella Sluka, left, and Melissa Conelli put on their new Bobcat tee-shirts during Orientation in June 2016.

New Student Orientation

Begin your journey

The New Student Orientation program is designed to help a student transition into the Quinnipiac community. It is an overnight experience during which incoming students spend one night in our residence halls. For fall admission, we hold four sessions in June and one in August, and for spring admission we host one in January. 

Throughout the session, new students interact in small groups with their classmates and begin forming new friendships. Upper-class students, known as Orientation Leaders (OLs), guide these groups.  

Class schedules

At orientation, students meet with faculty and staff members who explain Quinnipiac's academic requirements, course options and the class registration process. Students leave orientation with a schedule for their first semester at Quinnipiac.

Campus resources

During the session, students will also learn about a variety of campus resources — everything from the student code of conduct to co-curricular involvement opportunities, health services, learning resources and the University's expectations regarding diversity and inclusion.

In addition to New Student Orientation, we host Welcome Weekend during the first weekend of the fall semester before classes being. Students are engaged in discussions about the first-year reading assignment, the Personal Success Plan, the drug and alcohol environment both on and off campus, multiculturalism, sexual violence awareness/prevention, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship practices.

Orientation dates

Freshmen enrolling in Fall 2017 will attend one of the two-day orientation programs: 

  • Session 1: Thursday-Friday, June 8-9
  • Session 2: Monday-Tuesday, June 12-13
  • Session 3: Thursday-Friday, June 15-16
  • Session 4: Monday-Tuesday,  June 19-20
  • If you are not able to attend a June session, you can attend Session 5: Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 23-24

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get financial aid? 
All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

  • Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

Early Decision students, who have a February 1 deposit deadline and are seeking financial aid, must file the FAFSA as soon as possible to confirm your eligibility for need based Federal and/or Quinnipiac Grant Aid.

Please see the Financial Aid page link below for details.

When will I receive my financial aid award?
You'll receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is ready to be viewed online. Click on the "your electronic award" link to see your award. If you have filed the FAFSA and no award appears, please check with the financial aid office to see if we are missing any information by calling 203-582-8750.

When might I hear about scholarships?
All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance. Scholarships are based on our review of your rank in class and highest critical reading plus math SAT scores or the highest ACT composite score.  

If your high school does not provide a rank in class, we will estimate where your GPA places you within your class based on academic information available through your high school, so please check with your counselor if you're not sure how your grade point average compares with others in the class.

Transfer students with two years of college work are eligible to be considered for scholarships based on your GPA. If you are not eligible to receive a merit award, you can still be considered for financial aid, which includes federal, state or Quinnipiac grants, work study, loans, etc.

I'm interested in the Honors Program; what is the selection process?
The Honors Program coordinates unique opportunities to express and support intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. The program selects incoming first-year students from each of the schools and the College of Arts and Sciences to participate in this enriching and engaging community. Interested students fill out a brief application with a personal statement reflective of their interest in the program. 

Will I be guaranteed housing if I pay the housing deposit?
Yes, freshmen will be housed in the Ledges, the Commons, Irma, Dana and Mountainview. You'll fill out a roommate inventory questionnaire as part of your Orientation information, and you can indicate a rank order of your choice of buildings. Once your deposit is received, you'll receive your housing and roommate assignments in January for spring entrants, and on Aug. 1 for fall freshmen. Transfer students will likely be assigned together in double rooms in suite housing (some with full kitchens) on the Mount Carmel Campus or in the all-suite Crescent residence hall on the York Hill Campus.

Take the Next Step