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Below, you’ll find important information and resources to answer some of the more common questions. If yours isn’t listed, please feel free to reach out to us via phone or email. We’d love to hear from you.
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Fall 2019 deposit deadline
Fall classes begin August 26, 2019.
Early-decision students: February 1, 2019 — nonrefundable matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.
Freshmen and transfer students: May 1, 2019 — matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.
The deposit is nonrefundable after May 1.
For students who plan to live in Quinnipiac housing, the total deposit amount is $550. This includes:
- $200 matriculation fee
- $200 housing deposit
- $150 security deposit (held in case of damages)
- Includes a nonrefundable processing fee of $12.95 for deposits made through a credit card, or $.25 for those made through a checking account
For students who plan to commute to campus, the total deposit amount is $200, which is the matriculation fee.
- Includes a nonrefundable processing fee of $4.90 for deposits made through a credit card, or $.25 for those made through a checking account
Ways to submit your deposit
Pay online or mail a check (please choose only one).
- Click on the link above to access your applicant portal.
- If you have not viewed your acceptance letter online, please do so by selecting “View Update.”
- Under Forms, click on the “Decision Form” link and make your selections.
- Under Payment Due, click on the “Submit Payment” link to pay your deposit online.
Pay by mail
Download and print the deposit by mail form.
Mail completed form (with your check for the deposit amount) to the admissions office:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, EC-UGR
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Matriculation fee/housing deposit waiver
You may submit a matriculation fee/housing deposit fee waiver form 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.
Download and complete the matriculation fee waiver form:
Fax the completed form to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
We will review your information and confirm that you are an incoming student.
New Student Orientation
Begin your journey
The New Student Orientation program is an overnight experience designed to help a student transition into the Quinnipiac community. There are five June orientation sessions and one August orientation session for incoming fall students. We host one January session for incoming spring students.
Throughout the session, new students interact in small groups with their classmates and begin forming new friendships. They also spend one night in our residence halls. Upper-class students, known as orientation leaders, guide these groups.
At orientation, students meet with faculty and staff members who explain Quinnipiac’s academic requirements, course options and the class registration process. Students leave orientation with a schedule for their first semester at Quinnipiac.
During the session, students also learn about a variety of campus resources — everything from the student code of conduct to co-curricular involvement opportunities, health services, learning resources and the university's expectations regarding diversity and inclusion.
In addition to New Student Orientation, we host Welcome Weekend during the first weekend of the fall semester before classes begin. Students are engaged in discussions about the first-year reading assignment, the Personal Success Plan, the drug and alcohol environment both on and off campus, multiculturalism, sexual violence awareness/prevention, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship practices.
Freshmen enrolling in Fall 2019 will attend one of the two-day orientation programs:
- June 6–7, Thursday–Friday, Session I
- June 10–11, Monday–Tuesday, Session II
- June 13–14, Thursday–Friday, Session III
- June 17–18, Monday–Tuesday, Session IV
- June 20–21, Thursday–Friday, Session V
- If you are not able to attend a June session, you can attend Session VI on August 21-22, Wednesday-Thursday.
Transfer student welcome days will be held Wednesday, June 19 and Friday, August 23.
How to register
In late April/early May, all students who have paid deposits will be sent, via the email address they gave the admissions office, an invitation to register for orientation. This is an online process only; phone registrations cannot be accepted. Students are not only registering for an orientation session, they also are creating their Quinnipiac accounts and will need to take placement tests online.
View photos from last year’s orientation for the Class of 2022 below.
First-Year Residential Experience
More than just a place to sleep
Your first year at college is an exciting time. We’ve designed our residence halls and campus amenities to be welcoming and supportive spaces where students thrive. The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Quinnipiac provides a dynamic, engaging and supportive environment for you to transition to college life. Learn more about the housing process, residence hall options, move-in, and resources like shuttles, dining, and fitness and recreation opportunities.
Quinnipiac Live! Discussions
Meet our students — live!
Current students, faculty and staff answered your questions about classes, professors, internships and the student experience.
Watch the broadcasts below.
Admitted Student Days
Thank you for joining us!
Our faculty, staff and students welcomed hundreds of members of our Class of 2023 and their families to Quinnipiac for Admitted Student Days. We were excited to get to know you better. Here are some of the moments we captured throughout the weekend.
Day Visit Program
A Bobcat for a day
The day visit program was held February to April.
Other opportunities to visit
Couldn't do a day visit? We invite you to come to campus for an interview, a student-led campus tour or a group information session.
Unfortunately, the Admissions Office does not sponsor overnight visits; however, if you have a friend who attends Quinnipiac and is willing to host you as a guest, you can arrange an overnight stay with him/her through the Residential Life guest process.
Experience our unique approach to education firsthand
The School of Business, the School of Communications and the School of Engineering invited admitted students and their families to get to know Quinnipiac and learn more about their respective schools.
Thank you for joining us for Preview Days!
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get financial aid?
All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.
- Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.
Early-decision students, who have a February 1 deposit deadline and are seeking financial aid, must file the FAFSA as soon as possible to confirm their eligibility for need-based federal and/or Quinnipiac grant aid.
Please visit the Financial Aid page for details.
When will I receive my financial aid award?
You'll receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is ready to be viewed online. Click on the “Financial aid award” link to see your award. If you filed the FAFSA and no award appears, please check with the financial aid office to see if we are missing any information by calling 203-582-8750.
When might I hear about scholarships?
All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance. Scholarships are based on our review of your rank in class and highest critical reading plus math SAT scores or the highest ACT composite score.
If your high school does not provide a rank in class, we will estimate where your GPA places you within your class based on academic information available through your high school, so please check with your counselor if you’re not sure how your grade point average compares with others in the class.
Transfer students are eligible to be considered for scholarships based on your GPA. If you are not eligible to receive a merit award, you can still be considered for financial aid, which includes federal, state or Quinnipiac grants, work study, loans, etc.
I’m interested in the Honors Program. What is the selection process?
The Honors Program coordinates unique opportunities to express and support intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. The program selects incoming first-year students to participate in this enriching and engaging community. Interested students fill out a brief application with a personal statement reflective of their interest in the program.
Will I be guaranteed housing once I pay the housing deposit?
Yes. Freshmen will be housed in the Ledges, the Commons, Irma, Dana and Mountainview. You’ll fill out a roommate inventory questionnaire as part of your orientation information. Once your deposit is received, you’ll receive your housing and roommate assignments in January for spring entrants, and on August 1 for fall freshmen.
Transfer students will likely be assigned together in double rooms in suite housing (some with full kitchens) on the Mount Carmel Campus or in the all-suite Crescent residence hall on the York Hill Campus.
Show your colors
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In additon to our primary colors — Quinnipiac Navy, York Hill Sky Blue and Bobcat Gold — we've introduced Quinnipiac Plaid, which incorporates our colors and symbolizes our strong sense of community.
Proudly showcase your university pride wherever you are.