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Bobcat Bound
September 1 Issue

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In focus

  • Take a moment to appreciate all you've accomplished: You have successfully transitioned to a college student. We are so proud of you! The past year has been one of tremendous personal growth and development. It was no easy feat, and it's so easy to get caught up in the moment, but it's important to recognize all you have done. We will be here not just for your time at Quinnipiac — but always, because you are now a Bobcat for Life. Please take advantage of all the resources and opportunities available to you. We are committed to your personal and professional success!

  • So many ways to be involved: The Quad was alive with thousands of students learning about ways to get involved with our more than 140 student-run clubs and organizations. You can get involved at any point throughout the year. Have an idea for a new club? Talk with the Office of Student Engagement staff for help starting your own organization. Check out scenes from yesterday's Engagement Fair on TikTok.

  • The Learning Commons is a valuable resource: The Learning Commons is a rich hub of resources where you will receive guidance on assignments and coursework as you cultivate your individual learning preferences. With on-ground locations on both the Mount Carmel and North Haven campuses as well as a robust virtual presence, The Learning Commons provides a range of educational support and enrichment programs.

  • Make the most of your time at Quinnipiac: There are dozens of opportunities to get involved at Quinnipiac each month. The best way to find your place is to get involved. Each semester, the university hosts a variety of events, speakers and athletics games. Check out our events calendar for the full schedule throughout the year

  • Get in the game: Our fall sports are underway. Admittance to fall sports is free and no tickets are required. Check out a fall sports preview and schedules below for each of our sports teams that will be competing for a championship this fall:

  • Help lead Quinnipiac pride: We're looking for enthusiastic students to be Boomer the Bobcat at various events throughout the semester. Apply now to be our mascot

  • Find an on-campus job: There are many opportunities to work in almost every corner of our campuses. Check out the many student employment opportunities available throughout our campuses just footsteps from your residence hall. Learn about additional opportunities at Quinnipiac Dining and at the Quinnipiac Bookstore.

  • Connect with @quorientation and @quadmissions for timely updates and information.

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, 9/1 at 8 p.m.: Comedian John Franklin

  • Friday, 9/2 at 8 a.m.: Breakfast Bonanza

  • Friday, 9/2 at 5 p.m.: 'Quinnipiac Tonight' Cast Auditions

  • Friday, 9/2 at 9 p.m.: Bingo

  • Saturday, 9/3 at noon: Women's soccer versus Maine (water bottle giveaway)

  • Saturday, 9/3 at 4 p.m.: Men's soccer versus Hartford (magnet giveaway)

  • Saturday, 9/3 at 5 p.m.: Women's rugby versus Brown (poster giveaway)

  • Saturday, 9/3 at 8 p.m.: Get S'more out of Your First Year

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Video: Quinnipiac University Welcome Weekend 2022

Welcome Weekend 2022

In their words

“I urge you to get outside of your comfort zone right away, don’t wait to settle in, and start saying ‘yes.’ Say ‘yes’ to joining a club or an intramural sports team, participate in university activities, scream your head off at as many athletic events as you can.”
— Danielle Marmer ’17, MS ’21

Read Danielle's full address to the Class of 2026

 


 

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Welcome Home!

In focus
In this issue
Upcoming events
  • Thursday, 8/25 at 3 p.m.: Women's Soccer vs. Stony Brook (streamed live on ESPN+)

  • Friday, 8/26 at 11:45 a.m.: Community BBQ

  • Friday, 8/26 at 1 p.m.: Class of 2026 Welcome

  • Friday, 8/26 at 6:30 p.m.: Commuter and Transfer Student Welcome

  • Friday, 8/26 at 8 p.m.: Bingo

  • Saturday, 8/27 at 8 p.m.: Hypnotist

  • Saturday, 8/27 at 10 p.m.: Late Night Lounge

  • Sunday, 8/28 at noon: Sunday Funday

  • Sunday, 8/28 at 4 p.m.: Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Session

  • Wednesday, 8/31 at 4 p.m.: Engagement Fair

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You’re going places!

In focus
In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By August 26: Complete your Fitness and Recreation Center waiver

  • By August 29: Check your Fall semester schedule

  • By August 31: Get connected to technology resources

  • By August 31: Enroll/waive mandatory student health insurance

  • By August 31: Review parking rules and regulations

  • By August 31: Complete the sexual and gender-based misconduct prevention module

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Explore the opportunities in the School of Business!

Explore the opportunities in the School of Communications!

Two students speak to a camera from Super Bowl LVI during a live broadcast

In this issue

 

Journalism student Nicole McIsaac standing in her dorm, starts video

Getting involved in student media

Are you interested in the media field and want to know what student organizations you can join on campus? Follow Nicole McIsaac '23, a journalism major, as she takes you through her day of classes and a variety of student media organizations.

Explore the opportunities in the School of Education!

An education student leads a group of children in an activity in a classroom

In this issue

 

A day in the life of a student in Guatemala video

Off to Guatemala

Are you interested in teaching? Follow Kerry Deasy '23, MAT '24, an English major, as she travels to Guatemala to learn what their education system is like, and how it varies with the United States.

Explore the opportunities in the School of Health Sciences!

We're here for you from the moment you step onto campus

In focus
In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By August 17: Complete required items for student loan disbursement

  • By August 26: Complete your Fitness and Recreation Center waiver

  • By August 29: Check your Fall semester schedule

  • By August 31: Get connected to technology resources

  • By August 31: Enroll/waive mandatory student health insurance

  • By August 31: Review parking rules and regulations

  • By August 31: Complete the sexual and gender-based misconduct prevention module

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Your adventure begins in less than a month!

In focus
  • Mark your calendar for Bobcat Weekend: It's a great opportunity to show your family around campus, while enjoying tasty food, competing in games and making crafts. The fun kicks off September 16. Learn more and register

  • Housing assignments for incoming, first-year and transfer students will be released by Monday, August 1.

  • It's an exciting time of year — with just one month until move-in. Here are a few things you need to know about the housing process:

    • Building and room assignments are determined randomly — with the exception of students in Living-Learning Communities, which are building-specific.

    • Living with a new person can be stressful and sometimes difficult. However, we ask you to make every effort to get to know your roommate(s), communicate your individual needs and preferences, and develop a partnership that works for everyone.

    • If, after the first two weeks of classes, you conclude that you are incompatible with your roommate(s), our Residential Life team will be happy to accept requests to move rooms, which will be accommodated as space permits.

    • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing contract. If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start.

    • If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can email residentiallife@qu.edu

  • As you prepare to move onto our Mount Carmel Campus, here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers:

  • Welcome Weekend will begin in less than a month. We look forward to welcoming you to our Bobcat family — with a weekend-long celebration starting Friday, August 26.

  • Please complete your College Student Inventory survey, if you have not already. The results will help us identify ways to support your individual experience at Quinnipiac. You can find the link to complete the survey in Q-Start.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

  • By August 17: Complete required items for student loan disbursement

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The world is your classroom

In focus
  • A Quinnipiac education opens so many doors! Ephemia Nicolakis '23, MS '24, who recently completed a semester studying in the Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles program, shares some of the things she did while in California. Any QU student, regardless of major, can participate in QU in LA. Learn more about QU in LA

  • Thank you to everyone who attended one of our first-year receptions — and asked great questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers:

  • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing requirement. If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start.

  • Please complete your College Student Inventory, if you have not already. The results will help us identify ways to support your individual experience at Quinnipiac. You can find the link to complete the survey in Q-Start.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

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Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences!

Two students and a professor examine a human skull at a lab table

“As a College of Arts and Sciences student, you will gain knowledge and skills across the curriculum and be prepared to be creative thinkers and adept problem solvers. You will find an incredibly supportive environment; our first-class faculty will help you meet your academic, personal and professional goals. We are delighted you are coming to Quinnipiac and look forward to meeting you in the fall.”
— Vanessa Gonzalez-Figuereo, assistant dean for advising and student success

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Video: Ambar's story

Ambar Unleashed

Welcome to the School of Business!

Dozens of students sit or walk outside the Lender School of Business Center

“There is much for you to look forward to this fall — including the spectacularly beautiful campus where you will meet new friends, explore courses and build a college experience that is distinctly your own."
— School of Business Dean Holly Raider

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

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Video: Jack's story

Jack Unleashed

Welcome to the School of Communications!

Two students sit at the broadcast desk of the Quinnipiac open air studio

“I came to Quinnipiac three years ago because I was impressed with the focus on students. We will teach you the skills and the thought processes that will enable you to hit the ground running when you graduate.”
— School of Communications Dean Chris Roush

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

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Video: Matt's Story

Matt Unleashed

Welcome to the School of Computing and Engineering!

A School of Computing and Engineering student-built vehicle in competition

“Being able to win as a school participating in our first-ever competition was a huge reward for all the time that both the students and the Quinnipiac faculty who were assisting us had put in. The competition had an amazing atmosphere; everyone was extremely nice and helpful."
— John (Jack) Murray '22, who helped lead the School of Computing and Engineering team to its first Baja SAE victory

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Grand Challenges: Shaping the Next Generation of Engineers video

Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Behind everything we do is an emphasis on improving sustainability, health, security and joy of living for people all over the world. Learn more about the Grand Challenges Scholars program.

Welcome to the School of Education!

An education alum hi-fives students as they pass in a hallway in a Milford elementary school

“Teaching is such an amazing and rewarding profession. Our faculty, all of whom are former teachers, are here to help you explore and experience the career of teaching.”
— School of Education Dean Anne Dichele

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Tips for First-Year Teachers video

Tips for First-Year Teachers

Beginning your first year can be exciting but it can also be a little nerve-racking. In this video, Taylor Chelo walks you through 3 tips for every first-year teacher based on her experience as a 4th-grade teacher.

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences!

Professor Jason Scozzafava, DPT demonstrates a therapeutic stretch with a student in his classroom

“I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities that the School of Health Sciences has to offer — both academic and co-curricular activities abound. There are numerous clubs and organizations, along with research, community engagement, and interprofessional healthcare experiences.”
— School of Health Sciences Dean Janelle Chiasera

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

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Day in the Life of biomedical sciences major Caylee Carmody video

A biomedical sciences major

Welcome to the School of Nursing!

Quinnipiac Nursing student smiling next to an elderly patient

“There are many exciting things happening in the School of Nursing thanks to our impressive students, and our great staff and faculty. For now, take a moment, take time to breathe and relax. Enjoy some quality time this summer with family and friends. Rest up and recharge your batteries.”
— School of Nursing Dean Lisa O'Connor

In this Issue
Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

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Welcome from Professor Sheila Molony video

Welcome from Professor Sheila Molony

Your future is bright

In focus

Sparkles surround the Quinnipiac Bobcat logo on the quad

Q-Start key dates
  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Champions learn here

In focus
  • Stanley Cup Winner! With 21 Division I teams, there's always something to cheer about. Best of all, athletics tickets are always free for our students. But our arenas and sporting facilities are more than just great places to make memories with friends, they're also great places to see some excellent sports match-ups. We are proud to have multiple alumni from numerous sports teams representing Quinnipiac in multiple professional sporting organizations — including Devon Toews '17, who just helped lead the Colorado Avalanche win this year's Stanley Cup!

  • Ready to be official? Upload a photo for your Q-Card student ID. Get all the details and find a link to upload your color photo on Q-Start.

  • Start your academic experience on a healthy note — please be sure to complete your student health requirements TODAY. Get the details in Q-Start.

  • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing requirement. If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • DUE TODAY: Complete your student health requirements

  • DUE TODAY: Register your cell phone and up to two others for Quinnipiac alerts

  • By July 22: Complete alcohol, cannabis and other drug modules

  • By July 29: Update your emergency contact

  • By July 31: Complete your Do You QU profile and download the CORQ app

  • By July 31: Upload your photo for your Q-Card student ID

  • By July 31: Check out the laptop requirement

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Your future is bright!

In focus
  • That's a wrap! Our final June Orientation session is underway — and we are feeling psyched about the start of the new academic year. The enthusiasm and passion of the Class of 2026 is clear. We hope you had a great time making new friends, getting to know some of your future professors and staff mentors, and learning how to navigate your new home. We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of your class at Welcome Weekend!

    • Couldn't make it to one of our June Orientations? Please find a link to register for August Orientation in Q-Start.

  • Congratulations! As you celebrate graduation from high school, we hope you take a moment to reflect on how much you have overcome and how much you have accomplished. It's no easy feat in the most normal of times, and the past few years have been far from normal. Take a moment to recognize what you've accomplished, and know that your Bobcat family is proud of you!

  • Start your academic experience on a healthy note — please be sure to complete your student health requirements by June 30. Get the details in Q-Start.

  • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing requirement! If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Due TODAY: Pay your tuition and fees, or sign up for a payment plan

  • By June 27: Request accommodations specific to housing

  • By June 30: Complete your student health requirements

  • By June 30: Register your cell phone and up to two others for Quinnipiac alerts

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Welcome home!

In focus
  • Orientations are underway! Our Orientation Leaders, professors and staff are having a great time getting to know you and your fellow Bobcats. We hope you are finding answers to your questions and feeling comfortable at Quinnipiac. Find a link to register for Orientation in Q-Start, if you haven't already.

  • To make the most of your Orientation experience, please be sure to complete your proxy access if you would like your parent or other authorized individuals to make payments or view grades. Complete the process in Q-Start.

  • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing requirement! If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start. 

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Please complete ASAP:

    • Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your Orientation date

    • Register for new-student and family Orientation

  • By June 22: Complete alcohol, marijuana and drugs/controlled substances modules

  • By June 24: Pay your tuition and fees, or sign up for a payment plan

  • By June 27: Request accommodations specific to housing

  • By June 30: Complete your student health requirements

  • By June 30: Register your cell phone and up to two others for Quinnipiac alerts

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Let’s do this!

In focus
  • Orientation begins TODAY. There's tons of energy across the Mount Carmel Campus, as you and your fellow Bobcats get to know each other, sleep in the residence halls for the first time and get to know Quinnipiac even better. We're here to help you prepare for your first year on campus, from registering for classes to finding your way around. Find a link to register for Orientation in Q-Start, if you haven't already.

  • To make the most of your Orientation experience, please be sure to complete your College Student Inventory. The results will help us identify ways to support your individual experience at Quinnipiac. Complete the survey in Q-Start.

  • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing requirement. If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start. 

  • While you figure out who is bringing the refrigerator (make sure it's 3.6 cubic feet or less) and how many command strips you'll need (always plan for a few extras), consider getting to know your roommate on a Connecticut adventure. From zip-lining through the trees to enjoying some of the best pizza in the country, one of the best ways of getting to know your future roommate is by being with them. Here are a few ideas.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Please complete ASAP:

    • Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your Orientation date

    • Register for new-student and family Orientation

  • By June 15: Complete outstanding financial aid requirements

  • By June 22: Complete alcohol, marijuana and drugs/controlled substances modules

  • By June 24: Pay your tuition and fees, or sign-up for a payment plan

  • By June 27: Request accommodations specific to housing

  • By June 30: Complete your student health requirements

  • By June 30: Register your cell phone and up to two others for Quinnipiac alerts

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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We’re excited to welcome you!

In focus
  • Orientation begins next week. It's your moment — your leap from high school to college. We know you are likely filled with all kinds of emotions, from excitement to a bit of anxiety — but you can rest assured knowing that we're here for you to make the most of your entire journey from Orientation to Commencement. Find a link to register for Orientation in Q-Start, if you haven't already.

  • To make the most of your Orientation experience, please be sure to complete your College Student Inventory. The results will help us identify ways to support your individual experience at Quinnipiac. Complete the survey in Q-Start.

  • Thank you to all the Bobcats who have completed their residential housing requirement or applied for commuter status. If you haven't yet, please do so ASAP using the MyHousing link at Q-Start.

  • It's an exciting time of year as you participate in senior celebrations. They're important parts of your transition from high school to college, and we hope you take the time to revel in this moment. You've earned it!

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Please complete ASAP:

    • Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your Orientation date

    • Register for new-student and family Orientation

  • By June 15: Complete outstanding financial aid requirements

  • By June 22: Complete alcohol, marijuana and drugs/controlled substances modules

  • By June 24: Pay your tuition and fees or sign-up for a payment plan

  • By June 27: Request accommodations specific to housing

  • By June 30: Complete your student health requirements

  • By June 30: Register your cell phone and up to two others for Quinnipiac alerts

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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It’s almost time

In focus
  • With all the challenges of the past weeks, individually and nationally, please practice good self-care. Take a moment, talk with someone if you need to, and be kind to yourself and your loved ones.

  • As you look forward to your own graduation, our students made a TikTok on the best Commencement poses. Most importantly: Take a moment to celebrate all you've accomplished. You earned it!

  • In accordance with the residential housing requirement, all students must sign a housing contract or apply for commuter status using the MyHousing link at Q-Start by Wednesday, June 1.

  • Starting to think about what you're packing? Don't forget your refillable bottles and travel mugs. You'll stay very well hydrated when you're at Quinnipiac — with a Starbucks conveniently located in the Carl Hansen Student Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, multiple dining facilities and numerous filtered water stations across our three campuses.

  • Connect with @quorientation and @quadmissions for timely updates and information.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Please complete ASAP: Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your Orientation date

  • By May 31: Register for first-year student orientation

  • By May 31: Complete your online personal health form

  • By May 31: Grant proxy access to parent or other authorized individual

  • By May 31: Complete the college student inventory

  • By June 15: Complete outstanding financial aid requirements

  • By June 22: Complete alcohol, marijuana and drugs/controlled substances modules

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Get to know your new home

In focus
  • Housing contracts due June 1. We know end of the year is hectic, but if you're part of the small number of students who have not completed your housing contract yet, please sign your contract this week in order to receive a housing assignment. Assignments will be announced on August 1.

  • As you prepare to come for new student orientation, we encourage you to experience some of the best of Connecticut, including homemade ice cream, local lobster and a variety of family fun activities.

  • Have you completed your college student inventory yet? The deadline is quickly approaching. Links to Q-Start below.

  • Your 'Legendary' welcome comes from the Quinnipiac Legends, our a capella group that finished first in the Northeast Quarterfinals for the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella competition. The victory places the team among the top 20 a capella groups in the United States.

  • Connect with @quorientation and @quadmissions for timely updates and information.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Beginning TODAY: Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your orientation date

  • By May 31: Register for first-year student orientation

  • By May 31: Complete your online personal health form

  • By May 31: Grant proxy access to parent or other authorized individual

  • By May 31: Complete the college student inventory

  • By June 15: Complete outstanding financial aid requirements

  • By June 22: Complete alcohol, marijuana and drugs/controlled substances modules

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Exciting experiences await

In focus
  • Spring has sprung in Connecticut. We hope you're able to enjoy the warmer weather and fresh air as you wrap up your year. Good luck on finals!

  • Have you completed your placement exams yet? You must complete yours at least a week before your Orientation. Links to Q-Start below.

  • This is an exciting time of year as we celebrate our graduates. Check out a live cam of our Quad — the heart of our campus — that will host the 2022 Commencement ceremonies beginning this Saturday.

  • Connect with @quorientation and @quadmissions for for timely updates and information.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Beginning TODAY: Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your orientation date

  • By May 15: Sign your housing contract

  • By May 31: Register for first-year student orientation

  • By May 31: Complete your online personal health form

  • By May 31: Grant proxy access to parent or other authorized individual

  • By May 31: Complete the college student inventory

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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Welcome, new Bobcats!

In focus
  • Happy graduation! We hope the last few weeks of your high school career are filled with happy moments and lasting memories.

  • Log in and make sure you can access your QU email. Links to Q-Start below.

  • The bookstore has all the blue and gold merch to complete your Bobcat wardrobe.

  • Connect with @quorientation and @quadmissions for timely updates and information.

In this issue
Q-Start key dates
  • Beginning TODAY: Take your math, English and foreign language placement assessments, due seven days before your orientation date

  • By May 6: Log in and check your Quinnipiac email

  • By May 15: Sign your housing contract

  • By May 31: Register for first-year student orientation

  • By May 31: Complete your online personal health form

  • By May 31: Grant proxy access to parent or other authorized individual

  • By May 31: Complete the college student inventory

QStart is your destination to stay on track throughout your journey of becoming a Bobcat.

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In their Words

Madison Morris

Madison Morris ’23, MS ’24

“If you have ever held yourself back, doubted yourself or been too scared to jump, now is the time to unleash all that pent up ambition. I can’t wait to see all that you can and will do, and if you ever feel alone, just roar, you'll find support here.”

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Shannon Flaherty

Shannon Flaherty ’22

“I talked about a lot of my experiences in my interview with the Red Sox. With the Quinnipiac Student Programming Board, I dealt with audiences on a smaller scale, worried about student feedback, and worked to create enhanced experiences. The thing that mattered most to me is seeing people make friends, and creating experiences people will remember.”

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Jacob Iby

Jake Iby ’24, MBA ’25

“Our campus is safe and welcoming. I immediately recognized its small-town, homey feeling, and as the year went on, a family-like atmosphere developed. Quinnipiac's prestigious programs set me up for success, and the connections and relationships I built set me up with lifelong friends and connections.”

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Vincent Pedulla

Vincent Pedulla ’23

“I couldn’t be happier that I chose to live on campus; I broke out of my shell and met some of the people who I will be friends with forever. Living in the Honors Living Learning Community was an added benefit as I was with other residents in some of the same classes and extracurricular interests.”

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Jacob Cedor

Jake Cedor ’23, MBA ’24

“In our modern economy, employers are looking for individuals who are dedicated to improving their organizations beyond the basic workload. Quinnipiac offers students the ability to do this in so many ways, you just need to find the ones that are right for you. Try new things, meet new people, and most importantly, make the most of your time as a Quinnipiac Bobcat!”

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Kripa Patel

Kripa Patel ’23

Orientation Intern

“It is important to put yourself out there and try different things because you do not know what will surprise you. Being involved has helped me find my people and find my passions.”

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Hephzibah Rajan smiles from behind tulips

Hephzibah Rajan ’23

Resident Assistant

“The best part about on-campus housing is that everyone in your building is in the same year as you. Everyone shares the same struggles and fears. This helps especially when there's a tough assignment or you need a study buddy for an all-nighter.”

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Esau Greene

Esau Greene ’21

“There's so much to see and so many opportunities at Quinnipiac — and this is just the beginning.”

Kevin Surace

Kevin Surace ’23

Co-director of Community Action Project

“With just a few months before you join us on campus, I encourage you all to look forward to your time here at Quinnipiac. Aside from a wonderful education, this school has provided me with some of the best memories, opportunities, and relationships that I could have ever asked for.”

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Owenea Roberts

Owenea Roberts ’23, MBA ’24

SGA president

“Quinnipiac is a special place that I am proud to call my second home, and I hope the same will happen for you. Do not hesitate to get outside your comfort zone, you never know what you are going to find and where it may lead you.”

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