Quinnipiac University
New students smile as they walk across a sunny quad during Orientation

Admitted Students


At Orientation you will begin your journey as a Bobcat! Our program is designed to help you and your family begin acclimating to our community. As you become acquainted with our campus, you’ll register for courses and learn about resources and services from a variety of campus partners. We’ll teach you about our traditions, and we’ll help connect you with other incoming students and their families. Each session will offer programs for both students and family members.

2024 Orientation Dates

We host Orientation experiences for new first-year, transfer and international students. New students may choose one of the sessions listed below.

In addition to Orientations, the university formally welcomes all new students during Welcome Weekend, Friday-Sunday, August 23-25, and classes begin Monday, August 26.

Orientation Dates for First-Year Students and Families

June Sessions:

  • Monday-Tuesday, June 10-11: First-Year Student Orientation
    • Monday, June 10: Family Orientation
  • Thursday-Friday, June 13-14: First-Year Student Orientation
    • Thursday, June 13: Family Orientation
  • Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18: First-Year Student Orientation
    • Monday, June 17: Family Orientation
  • Thursday-Friday, June 20-21: First-Year Student Orientation
    • Thursday, June 20: Family Orientation
  • Monday-Tuesday, June 24-25: First-Year Student Orientation
    • Monday, June 24: Family Orientation
  • Thursday-Friday, June 27-28: First-Year Student Orientation
    • Thursday, June 27: Family Orientation

August Sessions:

  • Thursday, August 22: First-Year and Transfer Student Orientation
    • Wednesday, August 22: Family Orientation
Register for Orientation

Register for Orientation on Q-Start

First-Year and Transfer Q-Start

International Q-Start


Welcome Weekend Program

Welcome Weekend will be held August 23-25.

Places to Stay

The first-year student Orientation includes an overnight stay in the residence halls for first-year students. If you or a family member are planning to spend a night or two in the area, these are some hotels we recommend.

Cambria Hotel New Haven
20 Dwight Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Courtyard by Marriott New Haven Wallingford
600 Northrop Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

Fairfield Wallingford Meriden (Marriott)
100 Miles Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Residence Inn Hamden New Haven (Marriott)
2312 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Explore more hotel options in the area

Plan Your Visit

No matter where you're coming from, Connecticut has a lot to offer. With beaches, amusement and adventure parks, hiking, boating, theater, history, museums, concerts, restaurants, shopping, resorts, and more, there's always something to do. 

Have questions? We’d love to hear from you.