Quinnipiac University

Bobcat Day

Starts April 21, 2021 at 9:30 AM (ET)

Ends April 21, 2021 at 8:30 PM (ET)

Bobcat Day

Undergraduates are invited to attend the inaugural Bobcat Day celebration on April 21, which will feature games, performances, workshops and a virtual concert.

Opening Ceremony: CCE-101, 9:30 to 10 a.m.

During this portion of the day, people are able to grab free T-shirts, bucket hats, visors, and more and listen to the first ever opening ceremony for the new annual tradition Bobcat Day. Individuals will get a sneak peak of the day, learn of what’s to come in future years, and hear about the process of bringing the day to life. At the end of the ceremony, the Bobcat Day banner will be revealed for the first time.

  • 9:30 to 9:40 a.m.: Tom Ellett, chief experience officer

  • 9:40 to 9:50 a.m.: President Judy Olian

  • 9:50 to 10 a.m.: Sophia Marshall, SGA president


History of #BobcatNation: CCE-101, 10 a.m. to noon

This portion of the day aims to honor Quinnipiac’s history, past, present, and future. Hear straight from SGA and campus-wide student leaders about Quinnipiac and what it means to truly be a Bobcat. Presentations range from discussions about what it truly means to be an institution on indigenous land, to discussions regarding our student body creed and its true meaning. This portion of the event will be held on the library steps.

  • 10:00 to 10:05 a.m.: Opening Remarks, Nicholas Ciampanelli

  • 10:05 to 10:30 a.m.: Native American History in Connecticut, Professor Christina Dickerson

  • 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Fostering Community through Music, Quinnipiac Pep Band

  • 10:45 to 11:05 a.m.: Black Lives Matter Movement, Black Student Union

  • 11:05 to 11:25 a.m.: Indigenous Identity at a PWI, Indigenous Student Union

  • 11:25 to 11:45 a.m.: LGBTQ+ Culture at Quinnipiac, Gender Sexuality Alliance

  • 11:45 a.m. to noon: Closing Statements, Nicholas Ciampanelli


Celebrate Faculty and Student Work: Piazza, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Students and faculty speakers will be presenting throughout the day on a variety of different topics, ranging from faculty discussions regarding their published works, to students showing their short films. Watch live

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Opening Remarks, Provost Debra Liebowitz
  • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Ability Media Showcase; Dean Chris Roush

  • 11:30 a.m. to noon: Senior Civil Engineering Team; Owyn Blanco

  • 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Central European Institute, Central European Institute Panel

  • 1 to 1:30 PM: Cooking Demonstration, Professor Dana White

  • 1:30 to 2 p.m.: SEAAV Athletics - Sustainable Activewear, McKenna Haz

  • 2 to 2:15 p.m.: Pathfinding and Efficient Search Algorithm, Daniel Greenberg

  • 2:15 to 2:30 p.m.: SAE Baja Team, Alexander Petrarca

  • 2:30 to 3 p.m.: Pecha Kuchas

  • 3 to 3:30 p.m.: Pecha Kuchas

  • 3:30 to 4 p.m.: Environmental Justice, Anna Ciacciarella

  • 4 to 4:30 p.m.: Identity Politics in the United States, Professor Khalilah L. Brown-Dean

  • TBD: Film Screening

    • Alphabet Johnson

    • Amygdala

    • Between

    • Garbage Man Cometh

    • No Mail on Sunday


Self-Care in the Sun: CCE, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Counseling Services will be providing a variety of different activates centered around mental health in order to ensure Bobcats are able to relax on their self-care day. Activities range from tie-dye shirt making, to meditation sessions, and more!

  • Tie-Dye: Counseling Services, CCE-207. Register

  • Throw Your Insecurities Away: Counseling Services, CCE-208. Register

  • Meditation Soundtracks: Tami Reilly, CCE-209. Register

Talent of Bobcat Nation: 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Italian Cultural Society: Pasta Making Workshop: CCE-118, Noon to 2:30 p.m. Register

    • Noon to 12:30 p.m.

    • 12:30 to 1 p.m.

    • 1 to 1:30 p.m.

    • 1:30 to 2 p.m.

    • 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Asian Student Alliance: Trivia: Virtual Join the event (Meeting ID: 485 897 9553)

    • Prizes: Nintendo Switch Lite, Mini Photo Printer (Fujifilm Mini Photo Printer and rainbow and regular film), Home Spa Gift Baskets for Women

  • 12 p.m. to 12:05 p.m.: Dance Fusion: Dance Performance: CCE-101

  • 12:05 to 12:10 p.m.: Dance Company: Dance Performance: CCE-101

  • 12:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Indigenous Student Union: Dance Workshops Series: AC-207A Register

    • 12:10 to 12:55 p.m.: Kiara, Eastern Traditional Dance

    • 12:55 to 1:40 p.m.: Gabriella, Hula and Tahitian Dance Workshop

  • 1:40 to 2:00 p.m.: Legends A Capella: Song: CCE-101

  • 2 to 2:05 p.m.: Note-ables A Capella: Song: CCE-101

  • 2 to 2:05 p.m.: Note-ables A Capella: Song: CCE-101


Paint Party and Performances, CCE-101, Noon to 2:05 p.m.

Come out an enjoy a paint party in CCE101, with a themed painting competition and performances to begin and end the session! The paintings will be judged if you choose to paint within one of the themes, and the winners will receive prizes!


Trivia and Bingo for Crazy Prizes, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bobcats will be able to compete in a variety of trivia games and bingo rounds, both in-person and virtually, in order to obtain some amazing prizes! Prizes will be awarded in exchange for participation in the in-person events, and for all those who attend in-person and virtually, prizes will be available that range from small stuffed animals to TV’s, four-foot teddy bears, and more.

  • In-Person Trivia: Random Trivia; CCE-101 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    • Prizes: Peloton, Bluetooth Microphone, $25 Amazon gift card

  • In-Person Bingo: CCE-101 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    • Prizes: Kayak, Pottery Wheel, $25 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Trivia: History of Quinnipiac 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

    • Prizes: iPad Air + Apple Pencil Gen 2, Cotton Candy Maker, $25 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Trivia: TV/Music Trivia 3:15 to 4 p.m.

    • Prizes: 50” Insignia TV, Teddy Bear, $25 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Trivia: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 4 to 4:45 p.m.

    • Prizes: iPad, Bluetooth Microphone, $25 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Bingo 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

    • Prizes: Paddle Board, Bluetooth Microphone, $25 Amazon gift card

Join the event


Night at the Arcade: Buckman Theater, 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Come out and enjoy a claw machine, strength tester, ski ball, and dance machine and win prizes! Come out and enjoy the games and take pictures in our carnival-decorated space.


Pitch Competition: Piazza 6 to 8 p.m.

Bobcats can enjoy a livestream of the final round of the Pitch competition sponsored by People’s United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


John King Concert: CCE-101, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bobcats are able to stop by CCE and enjoy a virtual country concert in CCE on a jumbo screen. The virtual concert will last an hour, and individuals who attend in-person will receive prizes and gear upon entry. Individuals are able to come to CCE101 to grab goodie bags and glow sticks for the performance.

A Chat with Team USA: Virtual 8 to 8:30 p.m.

Please join our chat featuring 9-time U.S. Olympic medalist Allyson Felix and 7-time U.S. Paralympic medalist Brad Snyder! This Team Comcast panel will discuss a wide range of topics as they continue their training and preparation for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.


Watch this video from the Student Government Association for more information

Check SGA's Instagram account for more information

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