We offered six ceremonies, including law and medical at the M&T Bank Arena. The days were filled with joy and celebrations for the Class of 2023.
It has also been a very high-spirited year on our campuses, from all of the MAAC Championships of many teams and community service had yet another terrific year giving back to the Greater Hamden community and beyond. QTHON raised more than $100,000, Be Kind Leave your Food Behind celebrated its 15th year of collecting left over food and goods filling more than 170 bins for food shelters in the area and Tap Out Hunger (a donation of unused dining hall food points) collected another $25,000, and of course, our annual Big Event (day of service) had more than 850 students volunteer in April.
It is truly a reflection of the commitment Quinnipiac students have to assist our most vulnerable populations in our communities.
We are excited to welcome our first-year and transfer students to Orientation in a few weeks. Should you know of any new families joining Quinnipiac, please reach out and welcome them to the Bobcat family. One of the groups I am most grateful for are the 14 parents who volunteered to be members of the Parent’s Advisory Board. Their dedication and valuable insights have been influential in guiding me through some of the challenges our students face. THANK YOU to the group!
As we enter this time of the year for some rest and relaxation, I wish all of you health and sustained wellness.
As always, if you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com.
Tom Ellett Chief Experience Officer
Introducing the Parents and Families Portal
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your students' success and well-being. There are numerous ways for your students to access support — many of which can be found on this portal. From seeing faculty in office hours to meeting with a peer tutor in the Learning Commons or an adviser in career services, we have the resources to support every student. Learn more by exploring our parents and families portal today.
Paul Cappuzzo ‘23, a hardworking political science major, was involved in a variety of organizations during his four years at Quinnipiac, but one role in particular led him to leaving a lasting mark on the university.
Nathanael Scaniffe, JD ’23, has been looking at Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus his whole life. Born and raised in Hamden, he regularly drives past the brick buildings and enjoys the view of the Quad from the top of Sleeping Giant.
A bachelor’s in computer science is fueling a career that’s about to take off for John "Jack" Theall, ’23. In June, Theall will join the flight avionics simulation team at Collins Aerospace in Binghamton, NY.
Are you a parent or family member guiding your high school student in the college admissions process? Wondering what to expect about the financial aid process? Learn more about our recommendations to make your journey to becoming the parent of a future college student as smooth as possible.
Learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. The university offers dozens of opportunities to be involved each week — from the more than 140 student-run undergraduate student-run clubs and organizations, 21 Division I athletics games (all free to all students), club sports, intramurals, internationally renowned speakers, conferences, discussions, activities and other events, there’s something for everyone. Offices across the university help coordinate hundreds of events and opportunities for leadership and entertainment.
Student Centers and Student Engagement
What’s Happening This Weekend
Filled with shuttle schedules and activities for the weekend, the WHTW flyer is shared every Friday morning. These flyers are posted in the student residences every Friday by noon.
Matt Kurz, Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Campus Life
There are still several opportunities to join a fraternity or sorority at Quinnipiac. Those interested in learning more about our community can connect on Instagram @qufsl or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avery Moses, Director of Campus Life for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Anthony Reid, Assistant Director of Campus Life for Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Office of Religious Life offers worship services and programs for students of faith to deepen their beliefs and provide opportunities to engage in social justice activities. Through activities and events, students have the opportunity to supplement and complement the work of the classroom. The office also offers confidential resources for students.
Students encouraged to nominate outstanding staff or faculty member
The Center for Staff and Faculty Excellence recognizes the exemplary work of our faculty and staff who bring to life the vision and strategic plan of Quinnipiac. Learn more and find a link to nominate outstanding members of the university community.
What’s new from the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement
International Student Services
Seeking peer mentors for international students
The Department of Cultural and Global Engagement is seeking student leaders for the Global Partners Program in the upcoming 2023-24 academic year. The Global Partners Program is a peer mentorship program for new international students at Quinnipiac. Global Partners welcomes new international students to the Bobcat family, eases their transition on campus, and establishes connections for support and friendship! Students interested in applying should complete the Global Partner Application by Saturday, April 1. Students can email email@example.com for more information.
Graduating international students
International students currently on an F-1 visa and graduating in May are now eligible to apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. Students should consult with DCGE for instructions to apply with the office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Global Education / Short-term Faculty-Led / Global Solidarity
We are excited to support 23 educational abroad programs this summer with over 100 students, faculty and staff in attendance. We have programs traveling to: Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates.
Upcoming Department of Cultural and Global Engagement events
QU FYI Opening Ceremony
August 13, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)
Communications, Computing, and Engineering CCE 122 Lobby
We are so proud to share that the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community raised $141,946+ for philanthropic organizations and performed 7,493+ hours of hands-on service during the 2022-23 academic year!
Fraternity recruitment registration will open on May 30. Any interested students should follow @quifc on Instagram to gain access to the link once open. Additionally, Tau Kappa Epsilon will be rejoining the Quinnipiac fraternity community this fall which offers a new opportunity for membership. Be sure to check out our Instagram announcement to learn more.
Joining and Questions about Fraternity and Sorority Life
If your Bobcat wants to find their home away from home, establish a community of peers with similar values, participate in service/philanthropy events and have fun, feel free to direct them our way for information about joining Greek Life.
There’s so much coming up in the fraternity and sorority community; if your Bobcat is interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to reach out! All questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or asked via Instagram @qufsl.
Join us at an upcoming Fraternity and Sorority Life event
Lambda Theta Phi Regional Conference
July 22, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Communications, Computing, and Engineering CCE 101 Mt. Carmel Auditorium
The Office of Counseling Services provides a range of clinical services and mental health support at no cost to undergraduate and graduate students — including evaluations, individual counseling and group therapy.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is a club on campus and an amazing resource for parents. If you suspect that your child may be struggling mentally or emotionally, remember the five Ts: Tell, Test, Teach, Talk, Take Action.
Tell your child they can come to you with any problem
Test their academic health by checking their end of semester grades
Teach them how to recognize depression and anxiety
Talk with them more often or visit if they are in distress
Take action if your student is experiencing high-risk mental health concerns
Connect with others who understand what you’re going through, anytime and anywhere, with Togetherall. It’s free to use, anonymous and active 24/7. Join Togetherall’s online peer community today at togetherall.com with your student email.
What is CARE? The Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community through proactive, coordinated, and deliberate approaches by identifying, assessing, managing and reducing any student interpersonal or behavioral concerns.
The CARE Team is a partnership of various university offices that is supported by the Office of the Dean of Students. Team members include all residential life professional staff, select staff from counseling, student health services, graduate student affairs, religious life, fraternity and sorority life, veteran and military affairs, Title IX, department of cultural and global engagement and student affairs.
The CARE team meets weekly to review and discuss new referrals, ongoing cases and the best course of action to support students of concern.
CARE referrals are submitted by faculty, staff, students and community members.
Thank you to all our current students who officially checked out using the online form these past few weeks. We hope that final exams went well and that you were able to move out smoothly. Wherever you will be this summer, we hope you will be healthy and productive in all your endeavors.
It’s early, we know, to begin thinking about the fall, but please save the date for move-in next August. We look forward to seeing everyone who will be returning to us in Quinnipiac housing. We would also like to encourage your student to sign up for the Move-In Crew. The application is on MyHousing, and we would really enjoy having their help in welcoming our newest Bobcats to campus in August. This event is a lot of fun and the new students and their families are always so grateful.
We are also excited to meet all of you who have incoming new first-year and transfer students. June Orientations are coming soon, and there will be plenty of time to exchange information and get to know you. As a reminder, housing contracts and roommate requests for new students are due on May 26. The deadline for new international students to sign their housing contracts is June 8.
Fall 2023 Move-In Schedule Announced
Students move into their residential spaces in late August.
All dates and times are subject to change. Please see review the webpage for the latest information.
Lights! Camera! Quinnipiac!
Our episode of The College Tour highlighting the best of Quinnipiac, from our beautiful location and dynamic academic programs to our vibrant student experience and successful Division I athletic teams, is live and streaming and available on Amazon Prime.
QU: At the Heart of it All
We offer endless opportunities — as Paige Pezzella '24 quickly realized. Join her as she shares many of the ways our student experience is second to none. There's always something to do, with engaging programming and purposefully designed facilities like our new Recreation and Wellness Center and our great pub and grill, all in close proximity to world-class music, the world's best pizza, museums and cultural experiences, as well as short train rides to New York and Boston.
Learn more about how Dining Services accommodates students with dietary restrictions including food choices by dietary need and location and the process to request dietary accommodations.
One Stop and the Registrar
One Stop provides seamless and integrated student administrative services throughout the entire student life cycle. One Stop includes cross-functional student solutions for:
records and enrollment services
managing student finances
parking and transportation services
One Stop works closely with and can provide preliminary information about financial aid, Q-Cards, housing and dining. Advanced registrar functions such as degree conferrals, Dean’s List and diplomas will continue to be administered through the Registrar.
Tuition insurance through GradGuard is available to protect the investment our students and their families have made in higher education. This coverage strengthens and broadens the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.
Beginning May 1, 2023, tuition and fee payments via credit card will incur a 2.95% fee from our vendor. This is a slight increase from the fee that our vendor charged previously (which was 2.85%). ACH transactions will not incur any fees.
Students currently enrolled
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester may register for Summer I and II and Fall 2023 classes using Student Planning within Self-Service on their appointment dates.
Beginning December 1, 2022, parking permits, parking tickets, and housing deposit transactions paid via credit or debit card will incur a 3.3% fee from our vendor. This is a slight increase from the fee that our vendor charged previously (which was 3.14%). ACH transactions will not incur any fees.
To: All students, faculty, staff (cc: parents/families)
From: QU One Stop
Subject: New parking policies & assignments for Fall 2022
What you need to know:
New parking policies for Fall 2022 will assign parking based on class year:
Seniors, juniors and all commuters may park in specified lots on the Mount Carmel Campus.
Sophomores must park in the York Hill garage, returning to our pre-COVID policy of no sophomore parking on the Mount Carmel Campus.
We will maintain our policy that residential first-year students cannot have a vehicle on campus.
North Lot traffic congestion will be eased by allowing vehicles to exit at the east end of the lot next to the athletic fields.
New parking permits are required for all students, faculty and staff for the upcoming semester.
The “York Hill Express” shuttle will run exclusively between the York Hill Campus and the Mount Carmel Campus during peak class hours Monday-Friday for quick access to campus.
We know that parking has been a significant concern for our community. Our total parking capacity across all university lots exceeds demand, but because the North Lot is very popular for parking, it creates logistics issues, traffic congestion and a shortage of spaces in that lot during peak hours.
To address this, we asked a team of MBA students to spend the Spring 2022 semester evaluating parking at Quinnipiac to ensure the solutions we implement reflect the feedback and experiences of our university community. They surveyed students, faculty and staff; conducted research on traffic flow at QU; studied other institutions’ parking policies; and designed a set of recommendations that were reviewed and largely supported by student government leaders and administration.
Based on this community-involved process, we are implementing the following parking policies and related changes at the start of the Fall 2022 semester:
Parking policies based upon students’ class year
Parking policies and authorizations will be connected to a student’s class year:
Seniors – parking is permitted on specified Mount Carmel Campus lots, including North, Hilltop and Hogan lots.
Juniors – parking is permitted in Hilltop and Hogan lots on the Mount Carmel Campus, but not in North Lot.
Sophomores – we will return to our pre-COVID policy of no parking on the Mount Carmel Campus. Sophomores must park in the York Hill garage, or in the Westwoods lot. An appeals process will be available for sophomores living on the Mount Carmel Campus who have classes in North Haven, the Theatre Arts Center on Sherman Avenue and/or approved accommodations that require use of a vehicle.
Residential first-year students – we will maintain our policy that residential first-year students cannot have a vehicle on campus.
All commuters – parking is permitted on specified Mount Carmel Campus lots, including North, Hilltop and Hogan lots. The $90/semester parking fee instituted in January 2022 will be charged to non-residential undergraduate students. Exceptions may be reviewed based upon financial need.
Faculty/staff – parking is permitted in the following locations: North Lot, Center for Communications, Computing and Engineering lot, College of Arts and Sciences lot, Buckman/Tator lot, Harwood Gate lot and Hogan Lot.
Beginning after 5 p.m. each Friday and through 5 a.m. each Monday, all students with permits, regardless of class year, may park in Hilltop, Hogan and North lots. All vehicles must be moved to their appropriate permitted lots by 5 a.m. each Monday, or they will be ticketed.
We understand that convenient and reliable shuttle service is an important ingredient that make these parking policies work. Included below is information regarding the university shuttle system designed to support our updated parking program:
“York Hill Express” – this shuttle service will run exclusively between the York Hill Campus and the Mount Carmel Campus without making any stops. It will operate during peak class hours of 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday, for quick access to campus.
Temporary shuttle stop at Harwood Lot – a temporary shuttle stop will be installed in the Harwood Gate lot on the Mount Carmel Campus. This will replace the previous stop in South Lot that will be closed after move-in to accommodate site work for the new buildings on the South Quad.
Improving traffic flow, reducing congestion
To reduce congestion, traffic flow in select lots on the Mount Carmel campus will be modified:
North Lot – Later this fall, cars will be able to exit the North Lot onto Mount Carmel Avenue at the far eastern corner of the lot alongside the athletic fields. A new electronic gate will be installed to manage this one-way exiting traffic. These changes in traffic flow will reduce congestion within the parking lot and should significantly reduce traffic buildup during peak hours along Mount Carmel Avenue entering the North Lot.
South and Hilltop Lots – Following move-in, the South Lot and its entrance on New Road will be closed to accommodate site work for the new buildings on the South Quad. Students who are permitted to park in the Hilltop lot will access the lot via the facilities entrance to campus located further south on New Road.
Parking enforcement, updated maps
We will revise our parking permit system to use color-coded decals to help clearly identify which parking permits are allowed for each lot. Please look for an email from One Stop later this summer with a link to register your vehicle, apply for a parking permit, and for commuters, pay your annual parking fee.
Before and during the fall semester, we will install new signage in parking locations to communicate these parking authorizations and associated decals.
All Parking Rules and Regulations are published on our website. Please review these in detail as they include parking locations for each permit type on all three campuses.
Outstanding balances result in financial holds and can lead to a late fee charge. A financial hold prevents students from registering for classes, adding or dropping a class, receiving final grades or transcripts and more.
Please reference the following for assistance as needed:
The Self-Service Finance Guide provides complete instructions on using Self-Service to set up a proxy, view and pay invoices and set up a payment plan.
Costs and budgets provide detailed information on tuition and fees.
The Paying for College section provides information to answer most financial aid questions.
Additional questions which are not addressed above, should be directed to One Stop at email@example.com.
Parking, Shuttles and Transportation
Any new students enrolling in the summer terms must apply for a parking permit.
MyParking, our parking application, will undergo an upgrade over the summer and there may be a few days when it is not available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any urgent needs when the site is unavailable.
All student parking permits expire on August 31, 2023. Returning students should look for an email over the summer with links to updated rules and regulations and instructions for how to apply for permits for the 2023-24 academic year.
Please note the following reminders:
First-year students may not bring their vehicle to campus for the Spring term.
Sophomores must park their vehicles in the York Hill Garage.
Juniors, seniors and graduate students should consult the parking maps which show the parking permit types permitted to park in each lot.
Public Safety enforces all parking rules and regulations and will be ticketing and towing as needed.
Students with five or more unpaid parking violations will have a hold placed on their account and will be subject to towing until the violations are paid in full.
With the construction of the South Quad students who wish to park in Hilltop must enter through the service entrance (on New Road) by the Facilities building.
What’s new from Community Engagement
This month the Office and Residential Life hosted an event called Be Kind, Leave Your Food Behind where we invited students to donate any non-perishable food items. Students donated approximately 3.6 tons of food!
In April, the Big Event hosted its annual day of community service. This consisted of 850 students, faculty and staff who participated and completed a variety of projects at nearly 60 site locations in the greater New Haven area.
The Office of Community Engagement recently concluded its annual initiative, Tap Out Hunger, raising $25,382 worth of food to donate to the area non-profits Hamden Food Bank and Columbus House to stock their food pantries and soup kitchens.
Save the date for Bobcat Weekend! Bobcat Weekend is a time for our alumni, parents and families to come to campus and enjoy numerous activities. This year it will take place October 6–8. More information on the schedule and registration will be available this summer.
Students will be able to learn more about the businesses and services in our area on Tuesday, September 12, when the university hosts a local businesses showcase on the Mount Carmel Quad.
Show your Bobcat pride: It’s a perfect time to join the QU Parents and Family Council!
As members of the Parents Council, we invite you to directly engage in and join a partnership focusing on the continued success of QU. As a member, you will be invited to two meetings per academic year with university leadership and fellow council members, receive exclusive parent email updates and have the opportunity to attend many invitation-only receptions, including parent and family networking and social events. Members receive multiple opportunities to meet, advise and network with university leadership and administration, deans, faculty, staff and fellow families.
While each family customizes their experience to meet their family needs, the only requirement to join is a desire to help make a difference with an annual leadership gift in support of the university’s priorities.
Prospective parents and families are invited with their prospective undergraduate student to explore our stunning campuses, experience our expansive and inclusive communities, get a feel for our immersive academic programs and meet engaged and invested faculty and students.