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A group of students standing on the quad during Orientation.

Family Orientation

Whether you are the family member of a first-year or transfer student, the New Student Orientation program is designed to help with the college transition process. Throughout the day, you will meet with a variety of administrators who will introduce you to a wide array of services and resources to assist Quinnipiac students and families. You will have ample time to ask questions and discuss any concerns with our staff. There also will be an opportunity at the end of the session to tour the residence halls.

Register for Family Orientation

Registration Dates by Program

First-year students and their family members can choose one of the one-day, in-person sessions listed below.

First-Year Students & Family Members

  • All Schools & College
    August 26
  • Undeclared students interested in learning about the Exploring Computing option can attend sessions on August 26.

Transfer Students & Family Members

  • All Schools & College
    August 26
Parent looking at student while sitting a crowd during Orientatiton.

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Message to families from Tom Ellett, chief experience officer and Monique Drucker, vice president of student affairs.

Schedule Overview

Family participants will receive their name tag at check-in. Our staff will assist you with downloading the Guidebook app to obtain the day’s schedule. Once check-in is completed, you will make your way to the Resource Fair where you will be able to connect with various campus offices and learn about their services. Finally, you will pick up breakfast and head to the York Hill Campus.

Family members are welcomed by Student Affairs staff & the Chief Experience Officer. Family members will be given tips and strategies to best support their student during this transitional time.

Family members can catch their breath, use restrooms, grab a coffee and/or a treat.

Staff from CARE, Counseling, Health Services, Information Services, Public Safety, and Student Conduct will share information about services and resources, and answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about CARE at Quinnipiac
Learn more about Counseling and Support at Quinnipiac
Learn more about Public Safety at Quinnipiac

Family members can eat outside or in the basketball arena.

Faculty/staff from the University Curriculum, First-Year Seminar, First-Year Writing, Learning Commons, and Office of Accessibility will share information about services and resources, and answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about Support Services at Quinnipiac

We will discuss how Quinnipiac is striving to create an environment that emulates inclusive excellence and how you can be a part of that effort.

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Quinnipiac

Staff from Campus Recreation, Community Service, Cultural & Global Engagement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Religious Life, and Student Centers & Student Involvement will share information about services and resources, and answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life at Quinnipiac
Learn more about Spiritual and Religious Life at Quinnipiac
Learn more about Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac

Family members can catch their breath, use restrooms, grab a coffee and/or a treat.

Staff from Dining and Residence Life will share information about services and resources, and answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about the Dining Experience at Quinnipiac
Learn more about Residential Life at Quinnipiac

Final thoughts and thank you shared from Student Affairs.

Family members will meet members of the Residence Life/Orientation staff in the Recreation Center for tours of the residence halls.

Learn more about Residential Life at Quinnipiac

Your Student’s Summer To-Do List:

May
  • Create university credentials
  • Log into Quinnipiac email account and check it regularly
  • Start working through the QStart Checklist
  • Complete Placement Assessments 7 days prior to Orientation session
  • Complete Online Personal Health Form prior to Orientation
June
  • Register for an Orientation session by June 4
    The deadline for Family Orientation registration is June 4
  • Attend Orientation
  • Register for classes
  • Check Quinnipiac email account regularly
  • Continue working through the QStart Checklist
July
  • Complete your Housing Contract by July 1
  • Check out the Level Up Library available July 1
  • Family members are welcome to check out the library as well
  • Check Quinnipiac email account regularly
  • Continue working through the QStart Checklist
August
  • Check Quinnipiac email account regularly
  • Complete the QStart Checklist
  • Attend Welcome Weekend August 27-29

Additional Resources

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

Phone: 203-582-8673

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