The Quinnipiac Parent Experience

Here's What's Next

Key Dates

July 10

Summer Term II classes begin

August 23-27

New Undergraduate Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend

August 28

Fall undergraduate and graduate classes begin

It takes a village

As parents you want the best undergraduate experience for your daughters and sons. At Quinnipiac University, our faculty and staff work with you to put your sons and daughters — our students — above all else, bringing them the fulfilling and valuable college experience they deserve.

Parents Council

Your daughter or son isn’t the only one joining our community. As the parent of a student, you’re automatically part of the Quinnipiac Parents Association. We’ll keep you in the loop about what’s happening on campus — plus, you’ll get Quinnipiac Magazine, invitations to Parents & Family Weekend, and special events on campus and in your area.

Parents can choose to take an active role in student outcomes as part of the Quinnipiac Parents Council. Whether you’re helping students with career development or making leadership gifts, you’ll be supporting your student’s education like never before.

Parents Council members further invest in the student experience with their gifts to the Quinnipiac Parents Fund. The Parents Fund supports academic and student life programs and activities for all undergraduates, providing both expansion and balance to Quinnipiac’s comprehensive educational programming.

Ready to get started?
Contact Melinda Formica, Senior Director of Parent and Family Development, at 203-582-3735.

Parents Council

Welcome to Bobcat Nation

When your son or daughter enrolls at Quinnipiac, you also become part of the Quinnipiac family.

"When our daughter, Alex, decided to attend Quinnipiac, we wanted to be involved. The Parents Council allows us to have an impact on important issues. We are thrilled with Alex's college experience. Having professors who guide and nurture her entrepreneurial spirit has been a major factor in her success and achievements."
Andy and Pam Acquarulo P'20
Parents Council Chair


Families in Our Community


Attendance at 2016 Parents and Family Weekend


States Represented in the Parent Community


Countries Represented in the Parent Community

Resources for Parents

Want to send a care package, make holiday plans, check up on the dean’s list or put a little something extra in your student’s QCard account? Our collected Parent Resources will help you connect and grow comfortable with the Quinnipiac community during your student’s years here.

Event Highlights

Bobcat welcome

Our students, alumni and staff welcome our new students into the Quinnipiac community each year at locations throughout the United States.

Freshman Welcome Receptions

Welcome to the Quinnipiac family! Meet Bobcat alumni, upperclassmen, and special university guests at a social reception especially for incoming students and their parents. 

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Parents & Family Orientation

Getting to know the university is as important to you as it is to your student. Join us for a one-day session on our beautiful campus to take tours, meet with administrators, and learn about the resources available to you as a Quinnipiac parent. 

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Our students aren't the only ones who come to campus each June to learn the ropes. We have a specially designed parents orientation track, too!

Coming together

We celebrate the start of autumn with a special day for our students and their families.

Parents & Family Weekend

Join thousands of Quinnipiac families for this annual fall festival. Take in the foliage, participate in fun activities, meet your student’s new friends, and  most of all  spend some quality time with your son or daughter on campus.