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New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation program is an experience designed to help you transition into the Quinnipiac community. Throughout the one-day session, you will interact in small groups with your classmates to begin forming new friendships and be introduced to a wide array of university resources. Our students aren’t the only ones who come to campus each June and August to learn the ropes. We have a specially designed family orientation program on the same day of each session.


You will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to establish your Quinnipiac email account and access QStart, the information platform for incoming students. You will register for an orientation session, review your housing contract, complete placement assessments, and start planning for registration — all via the QStart platform. We will send additional communications throughout the summer to your Quinnipiac email address, so we encourage you to check it often.

Registration Dates

First-year students choose one of the following sessions:

Additionally, virtual student and family sessions will be held June 25 and August 25.

*Orientation for Transfer Students will be on June 18. If you are unable to make it, you may join the first-year session on August 26.

  • June 10
  • June 11
  • June 14
  • June 15
  • June 16
  • June 17
  • June 21
  • June 22
  • June 23
  • June 24
  • August 26*

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Day in the Life

Wondering what it’s really like to be a Bobcat? Follow our students as they take you through a typical day in the life at Quinnipiac.

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