Housing and Roommate Process
Join the first-year residential community
1. Commit to Quinnipiac
The matriculation fee and housing deposit are due by May 1. You may pay online or by mail.
2. Log in to MyHousing
Once you’ve committed to Quinnipiac, you’ll be able to log in to MyHousing account in the beginning of August using your Quinnipiac username and password for more information about your residence hall, room and roommate assignment.
Your new home away from home
All of our first-year residence halls are located on the Mount Carmel Campus along Bobcat Way. You’ll be close to the Carl Hansen Student Center, dining options, the Athletic and Recreation Center, academic buildings and the Arnold Bernhard Library. In addition, the campus is connected to York Hill Campus and North Haven Campus, as well as the surrounding area, including dining, shopping and entertainment options, by a free shuttle system.
Residence halls where first-year students live are:
- The Commons
- Dana English Hall
- Irmagarde Tator Hall
Learn more about each first-year residence hall, including room descriptions, amenities and dimensions.
Arriving on campus
Move-in day is one of the most exciting days on campus — and you won’t need to worry about a thing. When you pull onto campus, a team of student volunteers will be there to greet you, show you where to go, unpack your car and bring your belongings straight up to your new room.
Your move-in day
Arrive at your residence hall’s assigned time:
- Once you arrive at your designated time, make sure you tune into WQAQ 98.1 FM, our student-run radio station, to hear directions regarding the move-in process such as parking information, restroom locations and other important instructions.
- You will be greeted by a Residential Life staff member who will ask you for your housing assignment. They will then mark your vehicle with soap on your front windshield and direct you to your designated staging area for your residence hall.
- While waiting in your staging area, Residential Life staff members will provide you with information about checking in. You’ll receive information regarding Welcome Weekend, as well as tickets for boxed lunches for you and your family.
- When it is your turn, you will have 20 minutes to unpack your car. Student volunteers will assist you with bringing your belongings to your room. You will then move your vehicle to an open parking lot.
Handicapped-accessible parking and assistance are available.
Pick up your QCard
Your QCard serves as a form of identification for on-campus activities and sporting events. You’ll use it for your meal plan, to check material out of the library, gain access to your residence hall, and swipe in and out of on-campus employment.
An optional feature of the card is QCash, a debit account that is separate from your meal plan. This feature allows you to make purchases at on-campus laundry facilities, the university bookstore and the on-campus post office. In addition, about 40 off-campus merchants accept QCash as a form of payment. These merchants are located near the university and many deliver to campus.
- You will pick up your QCard after your car is unloaded at your hall.
- QCards can be picked up on the first floor of the Carl Hansen Student Center directly across from the Campus Book Store.
We’re here for you
Staff members will be located across the Mount Carmel Campus to assist you during your move-in. If you have any questions or concerns regarding move-in, please contact the Office of Residential Life.
What to Pack
Making your space home
Once you have your housing assignment (which you typically receive in early August), we recommend contacting your future roommate(s) to coordinate what large items you wish to bring or share, such as a TV, rug or refrigerator.
You may view your housing and roommate assignment by logging into MyHousing (student username and password required).Log in to MyHousing
What to pack
- Alarm clock
- Area rug
- Bed linens (Twin XL)
- Bike and lock
- Cell phone
- Cleaning supplies
- Command strips
- Desk lamp and supplies
- DVD player
- Electronic device chargers
- First aid kit
- Iron and ironing board/steamer
- Kitchen utensils and dishware
- Laundry basket and detergent
- Refrigerator (3.6 cubic feet or less)
- (Students may rent a MicroFridge)
- Seasonal clothing
- Sewing kit
- Small fan
- Surge protectors
- Tool kit
- Video games
What not to pack
- Alcohol containers (under 21)
- Alcohol or drug paraphernalia
- Bars and bar-like structures
- Butane torches
- Candles, incense and other open-flame devices
- Darts, dartboards and slingshots
- Drinking game equipment
- Electronic/motorized skateboards/hoverboard devices
- Fire pits
- Fireworks, guns, weapons and explosives
- Flammable objects and/or substances
- Grill units and propane gas tanks
- Halogen lamps
- Hookah pipes or equipment
- Hot plates/toaster oven (i.e. George Foreman grills)
- Items that hang from the ceilings
- Lava lamps
- Live Christmas trees
- Multi-cup coffee makers (except in housing with a kitchen)
- Non-university-approved air-conditioning units
- Non-university-owned lofts
- Personal refrigerators larger than 3.6 cubic feet
- Pools and tent-like structures
- Smoke and fog machines
- String lights, LED strips, paper lanterns or copper wire lights
How to pack your car
- Clearly label your belongings with your residence hall and room number.
- Reach out and coordinate with your future roommate(s) to decide which items you can share the cost of maintaining, such as a TV, fans, refrigerator or rug. This can help save space that would otherwise be occupied by unnecessary bulky items.
- To maximize space in your vehicle we advise loading larger items, such as suitcases or plastic bins, into the car first and then packing smaller items around them (just make sure you can see out your back windows).
- Make sure the items you are bringing to campus are not prohibited. Check out the list above or review the Student Handbook. Reach out to Residential Life if you have any questions.
The FYRE Community
Creating your dynamic and engaging community
The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Quinnipiac provides a dynamic, engaging and supportive environment for you to transition to college life. This cohesive team of student staff and professional staff strives to develop a safe, welcoming and inclusive community. Our focus is first and foremost the well-being of our students.
All first-year residents' experiences are supported by:
- 48 Resident Assistants (RAs)
- 4 full-time professional Residence Hall Directors
- 1 Assistant Director of Residential Life for the first-year area
- A residental curriculum encompassing:
- Personal competence
- Societal competence
- Interpersonal competence
- Practical competence
- Hundreds of programs throughout the academic year (about 3 per day).
In the FYRE community, we hope to be the spark that ignites a passion for lifelong learning both in and out of the classroom.
We’re here to support you
Residential Life offers support to students living on campus through full-time staff members as well as a team of highly qualified and trained student Resident Assistants (RAs).
We're love to hear from you and encourage you to reach out with any questions you have.