As we enter the final stretch for the fall semester, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful communities I have had the pleasure of interacting with in the past month.
The student theater group produced a terrific rendition of “Babes in Arms”; 40 students joined faculty and staff at On the Rock’s Pub and Grill for our monthly catered Talks on the Rocks dinner, (this month’s topic was what are the most important aspects in the job search process for Quinnipiac students); men’s and women’s soccer and ice hockey games, women’s rugby; the Diwali celebration; the Veteran’s Day dinner; SGA’s Ask Away Event; the International Business Annual Dinner; the 6 a.m. RecWell student group; three informative sessions on physical health and wellness (mental health focus, personal training, and nutrition for athletes).
We wrapped up the month of October with lots of Halloween activities around campus. There really is so much to do at Quinnipiac each day.
The student menu-makers are now taking the lead and selecting the dinner options in Café Q every day of the week. Please have your student contact email@example.com for any questions or suggestions.
The Parent’s Advisory Board met in October (with a focus on Study Away) and the next meeting we will discuss the QU CARE process.
Should you have any questions, feedback, or would like updates on what we are doing on and around campus, please feel free to contact me directly or send a message to QUParents@qu.edu. Have a wonderful holiday!
A commitment to excellence in cybersecurity education and institutional cybersecurity practices has earned Quinnipiac elite national and federal recognition, as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The recognition has been designated by the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity.
Christina Pavlak, assistant professor of education and director of master of arts in teaching program, began implementing the “compliments project” in her classroom six years ago and it continues to make a profound impact on students to this day.
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, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
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.
Admissions and Orientation will host a new student and family welcome event at On the Rocks Pub and Grill on Thursday January 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
If your student is still looking to get involved at Quinnipiac, there is still time. Students can join organizations at any point in their journey here. If they need assistance, please direct them to email@example.com and a professional staff member will contact them. Students can also utilize our Do You QU platform now to search our different clubs and organizations.
What’s happening across our campuses
December 4, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Carl Hansen Student Center SC 114A Organization Table A
International Student Services is excited to offer a new program called the International Student Services Winter Closet to help international students prepare for cold temperatures. Students can shop for free winter clothing and accessories donated by Quinnipiac faculty, staff and students at the International Student Services Office throughout the month of November.
International Education Week, November 12-17
Quinnipiac is celebrating International Education Week from November 12 to 17 this year. International Education Week is a worldwide celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange. The Quinnipiac community benefits from the perspectives and experiences of international students from nearly 60 countries who live and study at the university in addition to the many educational abroad programs Quinnipiac students are involved with around the globe. The community is invited to participate in a variety of events which can be viewed by checking out our Instagram page @qudcge.
International Student Services is coordinating a variety of programs and events for students remaining on campus and in the local area over Thanksgiving break including shopping trips to grocery stores, a game night at On the Rocks and an excursion to an escape room in New Haven.
Thanksgiving Host Program
International Student Services is also facilitating the Thanksgiving Host Program in which students remaining in the area can have a Thanksgiving meal and celebration with a Quinnipiac faculty or staff member in their home.
Upcoming Department of Cultural and Global Engagement events
Here at the Hereld House for Jewish Life, we have had guest speakers for Shabbat discussing Kristallnacht; as well as the Israeli peace activist and author Nitzan Joy Gordon. On Shabbats that there has been no specific programming, we have talked a lot about what has been going on in the world, specifically about Israel. Everyone is challenged by these hard times, including our students.
I hope your Thanksgiving is relaxing. When we return at our second Shabbat, will be our Hannukah party this year with a Klezmer band! It will be joyous and fun! 😊 If I can be of any help or service, reach out and I will reach back as soon as possible.
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.
Take a “paws” from your studies and de-stress with a four-legged friend! Join our pet therapy session on December 6 from 3-5 p.m. in the RecWell and revel in unconditional love and therapeutic benefits
Stress Reduction Tea Party
Stress Reduction Tea Party on December 12 on the North Haven Campus and December 14 in the RecWell lobby 11 a.m. to noon
Wellness Wednesdays will continue from 3-5 p.m. in the Recreation and Wellness Center Lobby. The theme for November 29 is Financial Wellbeing.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training on mental health awareness and suicide prevention will take place on December 1 from 2-4 p.m. This is a great skill to have for your future profession, as a friend or simply to check in on yourself.
Upcoming Health and Wellness events
FLW Yoga Foundations & Fundamentals
December 2, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio
What’s new from Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)
We have been busy in the Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) community this past month. We hosted our 2nd annual Gratitude Workshop so students can practice saying ‘thank you’ to those who have impacted their QU/FSL journeys. We are hosting our signature Greek Allies program, for the second time this semester, on December 3, to train FSL-affiliated students on LGBTQ+ allyship.
So far this semester, the FSL community has raised almost $51,000 for philanthropic organizations and performed almost 3,100 hours of hands-on community service.
Upcoming philanthropy events include the Circle of Sisterhood Spelling Bee, a spelling competition to support education across the globe and Delta Upsilon’s Week of Giving which will fundraise for Toys for Tots. Giving back is so important to our community; feel free to encourage your Bobcat to attend any of the above events, they are open to all!
January 23 (snow date January 25) will be our Spring Meet the Greeks event in Burt Kahn at 9 p.m. While there are still some opportunities to join this semester, this is our signature kick-off event for spring recruitment processes. All are welcome!
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. 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.
Greetings from the Office of Housing! We hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving Break and a successful conclusion to the semester. It is a festive and busy time of the year, and we wish all our wonderful residents the very best as they take their final examinations next month.
Thanksgiving Break Closing
All university residence areas close for the Thanksgiving break on Friday, November 17 at 6 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, November 26 at 10 a.m. We hope that everyone has a safe and restful break!
At the time of closing, Office of Residential Life staff will be conducting Health and Safety inspections of each living area. As a reminder, all decorative lights must be UL listed, LED lights with an attached on/off switch or a remote that is adjacent to the lights. Any decorative lights that do not meet these criteria will be removed and not returned during inspection.
Remove any prohibited items from the hall and take them home. Any prohibited items found after closing will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items will be discarded at the time they are confiscated. Please note that prohibited items like candles or other sentimental items are not an exception and will be discarded. Learn more about prohibited items
Students should refer to the checklist below as they prepare to leave campus for the break:
Turn off all lights, light switches will be turned off so plan outlet usage accordingly.
Close and lock the windows and close the curtains or blinds. Students with air conditioners should make sure that they have closed and locked the window.
Make sure the room is clean. Wash any dishes that are in the sink, wipe down counters and stove tops.
Empty all trash cans. Do not leave trash bags in the room. Remove them to the nearest trash closet or dumpster.
Take valuables home. The university is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
Take personal items such as medications, glasses and chargers home. Students will not have access to their room over the break.
Make sure furniture is not blocking room doors.
Hill residents should remove all items from balconies.
Lock the door. Students should take their QCard/key with them.
University staff will be entering rooms after closing to ensure these expectations are met. If action is required due to failure to comply with these expectations, you may go through the university conduct process.
Students leaving vehicles on campus over break are required to park in the York Hill Parking Garage.
We know that many students enjoy decorating their living spaces for the holiday season. Please be mindful that all holiday decorations must comply with university policy. Live trees are not permitted in residence halls or houses. Artificial trees are permitted. The lights on trees must be UL listed with an attached tag, LED bulbs and an on/off switch or a remote that is left with the tree.
Winter Break Closing
We want to take this opportunity to inform everyone that all Quinnipiac residence halls and residential areas will close for Winter Break on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. Please note the Saturday morning closing time, which is intended to support residents who have Friday afternoon/evening final examinations so that they can get a good night of rest before departing campus the next morning.
All residents must vacate the residence halls on Saturday the 16 at 10 a.m. unless they have registered for winter break housing using our electronic request form, which will be available on MyHousing in early December. We will also send all residents a detailed description of Winter Break closing procedures in early December.
Please mark your calendars for January Move-In, which will be on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All returning residential students should plan to arrive on campus during these two days so that they can be prepared for the start of spring semester classes on January 22.
November is our month celebrating Thankful! This week is full of events with fun giveaways in Café Q, a Thanksgiving-themed meal on November 14, and a Cookies for Good event on Wednesday November 15. Students are decorating cookies, one for themselves and one to donate to Hamden firefighters. Some fun events coming up: DIY hot chocolate and DIY popcorn event. We’ll also be hosting a self-care fair in December!
Upcoming key events include our self-care fair! In Café Q on December 6, we will be partnering with Student Health Services and Mental Health Services to provide a moment where students can take some time out for themselves. Perfect timing for students to take a moment out of their day to do some self-care during their busy end of semester schedules.
Some highlights from October include the following – we hosted a culinary throwdown in Café Q where professors submitted their recipes to be voted on by students. We also handed out apple cider and apple cider doughnuts at two different events to bring some fun fall treats to students! We also had some fun station takeovers including a Fry Shack takeover at our Melt Lab station for National Potato Day. Additionally, we hosted a teaching kitchen with our Divisional Chef Glenn Batten in the Recreation and Wellness Center Teaching Kitchen.
Meal Plans and Staying on Budget
As we round the corner toward the end of the semester, students must be mindful of their meal points. Following the week-by-week budget guidelines, by the end of this week, it is recommended that residential students have the following points left in their accounts:
Silver Plan: $394
Gold Plan: $422
Platinum Plan: $445
Platinum+ Plan: $489
Diamond Plan: $593
Visit the Meal Plan Budgets and Staying on Track Page
View the Meal Plan Budgets and Staying on Track page of our website to learn how to get your current meal point balance and manage your meal points. This page includes tips for staying on track and what to do if you have too many or too few meal points. Explore the resources on this page to help stay on track throughout the semester — including mobile and online budget trackers, and mobile ordering apps.
Assess Your Meal Plan Needs for the Spring Semester
Students should assess their meal plan usage over the fall term when planning for the spring term. Learn about the various meal plan options on the Meal Plans page of our website. Spring invoices are released after Thanksgiving break and students will find that they are defaulted to the same meal plan that they had in the fall. Students can change their dining plan on the MyHousing page. Dining can be changed up until the end of the add/drop registration period of the term which is January 26 for Spring 2024.
Attend an Info Session About Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA
Please join us for an information session on the 24-25 changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as outlined in the FAFSA Simplification Act of 2021/amended in 2022. Members of QU’s financial aid team will highlight changes you should know before completing the new FAFSA and go over how the new calculation may affect the estimated amount of your financial contribution. The financial aid staff will answer general questions regarding the process. Please note that specific questions regarding your student’s account and family’s information should be sent directly to the financial aid office.
Borrowing money is one way to help finance your education at Quinnipiac. In the link below, you will find information about federal and private loan options available to students and families to assist with the cost. Remember to file a FAFSA to be considered for federal student loans, which typically have a more favorable interest rate, terms and conditions, as compared to private educational lenders.
We have seen many students lower their out-of-pocket educational costs by applying for outside scholarships. Here are some resources to help you make the most of your scholarship search efforts.
Students are encouraged to research outside scholarship opportunities that may include private sources such as your high school, local businesses, civic groups, national companies, church groups, charitable foundations, associations, etc.
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.
Invoices for January and Spring 2024 Terms will be ready on November 28 and payment is due on December 15.
Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, law and medical year 1 and 2 students who are registered for the January and/or Spring Term(s) will have their bill posted to Self-Service after the Thanksgiving break. We will send an official communication that the invoices are ready, but we ask all students and their proxies to mark their calendars for November 28.
It is important to note that some charges are estimated. Between now and the end of the add/drop registration period, the charges may change based on one or more of the following:
elected change to a meal plan
waiver of medical insurance
an overload of classes
applying for financial aid or accepting financial aid
We recommend students and proxies regularly check their invoice to resolve any balances. At the conclusion of the add/drop registration period, students may owe a balance or be due a refund.
Payment for both the January 2024 and Spring 2024 Terms is due on December 15.
Invoices are available on Quinnipiac’s Self-Service site. The Self-Service site allows students and their designated proxy to do the following:
Review an invoice, which includes financial activity such as tuition, financial aid, and payments
Make a payment using a credit card or electronic check (cash is not accepted)
Set up a payment plan
Authorize a proxy to pay invoices on a student’s behalf (e.g., parents or spouses)
To ensure a smooth process, by December 15, we kindly request that all students with a balance for the January term remit full payment. For all students with a balance for the Spring term remit full payment or enroll in a payment plan. Payment plans are only available for the Spring term and the balance for January term cannot be paid with a Spring payment plan. Please note that students who are electing to enroll in a payment plan must enroll in the plan by December 14 for the first payment to occur on December 15.
If you are receiving an outside scholarship, it will not be reflected on the invoice until received. Please let both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org know about any expected outside scholarships as soon as possible.
For the Spring 2024 term two payment plans are offered:
Auto Adjust – this plan covers the student’s full balance due and will automatically adjust if the amount owed changes. Therefore, if financial aid is applied the balance due on the payment plan will automatically adjust. This adjustment can lead to an increase or decrease of the monthly payment plan. The remaining balance due will be split among the remaining payments.
Fixed Balance – this plan allows the student to determine the amount to pay via the payment plan. To make any adjustments to the amount after the first payment is due, the student needs to contact the One Stop office.
Students who complete these tasks in a timely manner will prevent the possibility of having a financial hold placed on the account or late fees levied.
At the conclusion of the add/drop registration period, students may owe a balance or be due a refund. It can take up to two weeks after add/drop for refunds to be processed. The fastest way to get a refund is to sign up for direct deposit.
Students in degree seeking programs will receive a 1098-T form by January 31 if they have provided their Social Security Number (SSN) to the university. Students in degree seeking programs who have not provided their SSN to date, will receive letters requesting their SSN so that we are in compliance with IRS regulations. Please visit the 1098-T page of our website for more information.
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.
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.
All students are reminded to check their student account balance in Self-Service regularly.
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.
Office of the Registrar (Academic Enrollment and Course Schedules)
What’s new from the Registrar
Registration dates have been announced and all students have received an email with their registration date. Graduate students will begin registration on October 30, while undergraduate student dates are based on credits completed. Currently enrolled students can view their academic progress using Stellic and register for their classes using Self-Service.
Students are assigned their day to register for courses based on how many credits they have completed. This is the following schedule:
More than 87 credits
57 - 86.9 credits
27 - 56.9 credits
0 - 26.9 credits
After all students have had the opportunity to register, the system will open for all students.
November 6-19, 2023
November 27, 2023 - January 3, 2024
Open registration for J-Term
November 27, 2023 - January 26, 2024
Open registration for Spring
Parking, Shuttles and Transportation
Vehicles on Campus over Thanksgiving Break
Students who are leaving vehicles on campus while they travel off campus over Thanksgiving break must park their vehicle in the York Hill or North Haven parking garage.
For those few students who have permission to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving break, parking in surface lots is permitted. However, please be prepared to move your vehicle upon request. Failure to comply may result in towing at the owner’s expense. Stay informed by checking your email regularly throughout the break and remain vigilant in case of inclement weather.
Your cooperation is crucial for the smooth functioning of campus services. Plan your parking arrangements accordingly to avoid any inconvenience.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Stay safe!
Please be reminded that first-year students are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus. Please do not send your student back to campus after Thanksgiving break with a vehicle.
Our new shuttle contractor has been hard at work since the beginning of the semester transporting our students between our three campuses, shopping centers and the historic district of New Haven. On academic days between the hours 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., the shuttles transport approximately 4,500 students every hour.
The New Road Shuttle Stop covering is expected to be installed during Thanksgiving break and should be ready to use when students return.
For more information about shuttles (schedule, hours and stops), visit the shuttles page at QU.edu/shuttles
University Breaks - Shuttle to Union Station in New Haven
This shuttle connects students to Union Station in New Haven during university breaks to assist students traveling home by train or bus. Train service from Union Station is provided by Amtrak, Metro-North Railroad and Shore Line East. The station will also be used by the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line once it is complete. The station also is a hub for many private coach and bus services.
Students can take a Metro-North train from New Haven to Bridgeport to get to the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry, which is approximately a 5-minute, outdoor walk from the train station in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Beginning of holiday break: Pick-up from Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses to Union Station
End of holiday break: Pick-up from Union Station back to Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses
Submit a grant proposal for the Community Impact Initiative
The Office of Community Engagement invites students to submit grant proposals for the Community Impact Initiative to respond to community needs. Students can earn up to $300 in funding per project. Projects may be proposed by individual students, a group of students or by a recognized student organization.
Join an upcoming event
The Office of Community Engagement will be hosting two on-campus events in collaboration with student organizations including Soup in the Suite on November 28 and Furry Friends for Refugee Children on November 11.
The Office of Community Engagement assisted with organizing the LGBTQ+ Leadership Retreat engaging nearly a dozen students in a day of leadership capacity building. The office also visited with two First-Year Seminar (FYS) courses to discuss the merits of service and engagement with the community and opportunities to get involved. Lastly, the office hosted two walking tours about the history of the African American Community in New Haven and a walking tour of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City.
Follow CAP on Instagram @qu_cap for additional information.
The North Haven Campus will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. The North Haven Campus will reopen on Friday, November 24, however, please note that all access will be through the law school entrance only. Normal operations will resume on Saturday, November 25. As always, don’t hesitate to contact Public Safety at 203-582-6200 should you need assistance.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 911
For all other emergencies, or requests for help, contact:
Some key things we’d like for parents and families to be aware of:
Defend the Den – This is a student-led, bystander intervention initiative whose mission is to empower students to speak up in challenging situations and foster a kinder campus culture together. By increasing bystander awareness, we create a more positive and inclusive community where Bobcats can rely on each other. Students are encouraged to participate in trainings, and there are opportunities for leadership roles with Defend the Den. Learn more by visiting the Defend the Den webpage
Promoting Responsible Action in Health and Safety Emergencies – This important policy at Quinnipiac encourages students to seek help for themselves or their peers in situations where a student is at risk due to intoxication from alcohol or other drugs. Any circumstances when a person is intoxicated to the extent they are unconscious, unresponsive, or vomiting is a potential life-threatening medical emergency. When students take the responsible action of calling for help, neither the intoxicated student nor the student making the call are addressed through the student conduct process. Learn more in the university handbook
Suspended and Unrecognized Student Organizations – If your student makes the decision to join a student organization, please talk to them about the organization, and find out about the mission and values of the organization. All recognized student clubs and organizations, fraternities/sororities, and interest groups will be listed on Do You QU. If you have a question or concern, please contact the university. There are inherent risks associated with joining any organization that is not recognized or sponsored by the university, as they do not follow the same expectations or safety standards as recognized organizations.
Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team
The Quinnipiac CARE Team is here to support students navigating health and wellness, behavioral or situational concerns. One in three first year students received support from this team last academic year and there are staff all across the university community that are prepared to help students! If you are concerned about a Quinnipiac student, more information about how to submit a CARE referral can be found on the CARE webpage
Mark your calendars for Commencement 2024.
Friday, May 10
M&T Bank Arena, York Hill Campus
1 p.m. — Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement
5 p.m. — School of Law Commencement
Saturday, May 11
Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
10 a.m. — School of Business and School of Computing and Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
3 p.m. — School of Health Sciences Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
Sunday, May 12
Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
10 a.m. — College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communications Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
3 p.m. — School of Education and School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
All ceremonies will also be livestreamed and recorded.
We enjoyed meeting and seeing our Bobcat families during our 2023 Bobcat Weekend! Our Parents and Families Leadership Council met for their fall meeting on Friday evening and enjoyed a brunch with President Olian on Sunday morning, where council families were able to connect and discuss the latest campus initiatives and updates.
Show your Bobcat pride: It’s a perfect time to join the Quinnipiac Parents and Family Leadership Council!
Interested in joining? As members of the Parents and Families Leadership Council, we invite you to directly engage in and join a partnership focusing on the continued success of Quinnipiac. 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 and initiatives.
Benefits of joining the Quinnipiac Parents and Family Leadership Council:
To serve as ambassadors for the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents of Quinnipiac University through engagement, career development, and philanthropy
Presentations by administration, faculty, staff and others about how your student can maximize their QU experience
Invitations to special receptions with Bobcat families, President Olian, and university leadership
Ambassadors for new Bobcat families, and promote parent involvement & support of university initiatives
Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce launches app to showcase what is happening off campus
As you plan your visit to Quinnipiac, check out the recently launched Hamden community app, Hello Hamden This app features news, events and pertinent information about what is going on in the Hamden area. Download the app
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.
If you don’t know your parent or relative account information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will reach out to assist you further.
Plan a Visit
Take a Tour, Attend an Info Session or Open House
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.