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Spring Admitted Students

Welcome to Bobcat Nation!


We’re so excited to welcome you to the Bobcat family.

Your Orientation will take place on Friday, January 19, and Spring semester classes begin Monday, January 22.

QStart: We've designed this online platform to walk you through everything you need to know about getting started as a student and register for Orientation. 
Access QStart

Join Us!

Make your enrollment deposit for Spring 2024 to secure your spot as a student at Quinnipiac.

Enrollment Deposit Deadline: December 15, 2023, or within 10 days of your offer of admission, whichever is later.

Spring classes begin Monday, January 22, 2024.

Enrollment deposit amount: $1,000

The deposit amount includes the following:

  • $200 matriculation fee

  • $500 residence room reservation deposit

  • $300 residence hall security deposit

Transfer students are not required to live on campus. If a transfer student is commuting, they are only required to pay the $200 matriculation fee.

Ways to Submit Your Deposit

If you are encountering any issues using the Pay Online feature, please call our Admissions Office at 203-582-8600 to leave a message for one of our admissions counselors. The voicemail box is monitored throughout the day, 7 days a week, and someone will promptly return your call to assist you with your payment.
Pay online or mail a check (please choose only one).

Pay Online

Pay Online

  1. Click on the link above to access your applicant portal.

  2. If you have not viewed your acceptance letter online, please do so by selecting “View Update.”

  3. Click the Pay Deposit button

Pay by Mail

Download and print the deposit by mail form.

Deposit for Spring semester by mail form (PDF)

Mail completed form (with your check for the deposit amount) to the admissions office:

Quinnipiac University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, EC-UGR
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Deposit Waiver Form

You may submit a form requesting a waiver for the enrollment deposit (matriculation fee/housing deposit) if you have been offered a Federal PELL grant as part of your financial aid package or are a VA benefit-eligible veteran or dependent. Please submit the fee waiver form to request a waiver of your matriculation fee/housing deposit and security deposit.

Complete the enrollment deposit waiver form

You will be prompted to log into the Applicant Portal using your email and login credentials. Once you’ve completed the form, we will review your information and confirm whether your request has been approved.

You’re In! Take the Next Step.

Q-Start: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Q-Start is our on-boarding platform for new, incoming students, to help you with every step you need to take to start your journey at Quinnipiac. Q-Start will walk you through steps such as registering for classes, completing health forms, signing up for a tuition payment plan, reviewing the housing contract, and completing placement assessments. 

New students will have access to the site once they pay a deposit or are approved for a deposit waiver.

Learn more about making a deposit

Log into Q-Start

Attend Orientation January 19

Designed for both first-year and transfer students, the New Student Orientation program is designed to help you transition into college life at Quinnipiac.

Orientation will be held Friday, January 19. We'll provide more information as the date approaches.

Register for Orientation through QStart

Managing Your Educational Finances

Self-Service Portal
The Financial Aid Self-Service Portal allows new and returning students to access and view their award notification, as well as outstanding documents. Access the portal

Payment Options
Find information for: reviewing your payment options; making a single, one-time payment online; or enrolling in an online payment plan. Explore your payment options

Order a laptop

Quinnipiac requires all students to have a modern laptop in good working condition. We encourage you to purchase one of our recommended laptop models, as the configuration of these laptops — memory, ports, etc. — are designed to meet the academic and lifestyle needs of our students. 

Learn more about our recommended models

Residency Requirement

Quinnipiac wants students to engage in the full experience of living on campus to maximize their personal and professional development. As part of that experience, all full-time undergraduate, first-year students are required to live in QU housing for their first three years (until the end of their sixth academic semester, not including summer or winter terms).

Appeals of the residency agreement are considered in limited circumstances, please use our Residency Appeal Form to learn more or file an appeal. The appeal form is available through the Residential Life FAQ button when you log into your applicant portal.

Transfer students: Students who enter the university by transfer are exempt from the residency requirement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@qu.edu or 203-582-8600.

Student Experience

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Student Life

Learn more about the student experience at Quinnipiac, including clubs and organizations, dining, support services, and fitness and recreation opportunities.

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Residential Experience

The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Quinnipiac provides a dynamic, engaging and supportive environment for you to transition to college life.

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