Welcome to Quinnipiac

You belong here. You’re ambitious and driven. You’re seeking an education that emphasizes theoretical knowledge blended with experiential learning, and you want to make an impact in your career and community. You’ve been admitted with a group of passionate students seeking to do the same. Welcome to Quinnipiac.

Social Media Campaign

Show the world you got in!

Now that you're admitted to Quinnipiac, show us your pride for a chance to win a Bobcat prize pack. 

Post a photo or video showcasing your Quinnipiac spirit with the hashtag #FutureBobcat and tag us on Instagram (@quinnipiacu), Facebook (@quinnipiacuniversity) or Twitter (@quinnipiacu).

We will contact you if you are a winner.

The moment

After you scratch off the Bobcat on your admittance packet, share the moment online with a photo or video telling us why you're excited to be a #FutureBobcat.

Matriculation Deposit

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.

Deposit amount

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).

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. Under Forms, click on the “Decision Form” link and make your selections.
  4. 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:

Quinnipiac University
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:

1-203-582-8906 (fax)

We will review your information and confirm that you are an incoming student.


Students participate in a spirit cheer while wearing their new Bobcat Gold tee shirts during Orientation

The right fit

Incoming freshmen participate in a spirit cheer while wearing their new Bobcat T-shirts during New Student Orientation.

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.  

Class schedules

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.

Campus resources

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.

Orientation dates

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.

Orientation Photo Gallery

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.


An admitted student smiles with Boomer the Bobcat in classroom with financial tickers on the screen.

Moment to remember

Thousands of admitted students and their families attended last year's Admitted Student Days. They toured facilities across our 3 campuses, including the Terry W. Goodwin '67 Financial Technology Center in the School of Business, pictured here. In addition to meeting with current students, deans and professors, members of our Class of 2022 met and took photos with Boomer the Bobcat.

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.

Admitted Students Days Photo Gallery


Audience members listen to an informational presentation in the North Haven Auditorium.

Welcome to Quinnipiac

Admitted members of the Class of 2022 attended information sessions during Admitted Student Days last year.


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.

Overnight policy

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.

Preview Days

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!

Two males watch their bridge in the rain simulation table.

Hands on from day one

Admitted students work on a civil engineering bridge-building activity during Preview Day in the Center for Communications and Engineering. Coming to campus on Admitted Students Day or on a day visit is a great way to figure out if Quinnipiac is the right fit for you.

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.

Admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein and her mother Carla in the Echlin Center.

Personal service

We take the time to get to know you. Here, Quinnipiac admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein, of Tenafly, New Jersey, and her mother, Carla.

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.