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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.


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

Download the Welcome Guide App

Be sure to download the Welcome Guide 2021 app to your phone to see the complete Orientation schedule.

The app also offers an interactive map and tour of our campuses, and important contact information.

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

Phone: 203-582-8673

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Big Events

From live concerts to exciting sporting events, there are so many ways to get in on the action throughout the school year.

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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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