Cal Shapriro, the vocalist for Timeflies, sings during the main act of the Fall Fest Concert behind the Student Center at Quinnpiac University on September 17, 2016. (Image by Johnathon Henninger /for Quinnipiac University)

Student Life

The quintessential student experience

Your time here is personal. From caring faculty who challenge you, to distinctive living choices and a student club to support every interest, we’ve crafted the experience to help you build your character and prepare you for a successful career. 

Student Life at a Glance

Quinnipiac University’s clubs and organizations showcase themselves and recruit more members during an Involvement Fair Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus Quad.

You've got options

Student clubs and organizations show what they have to offer during an Involvement Fair.

Student Life at a Glance


First-year Students Live on Our Campuses

From traditional residence halls, suites and apartment-style living to unique residential interest communities, you’ll find a home on our Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses.


Student Groups

From 19 fraternities and sororities and six student media organizations to arts, political, cultural and spirit groups, you’ll never be bored.



The number of connected devices on our campuses at any given time. Our network has three times the capacity of these current connections and accommodates phones, tablets and many other internet-connected devices from dozens of companies.

Living at Quinnipiac

Room with a view

Roommates Emily Cassata and Kayla Mistretta hang out in their Westview suite after classes.

‘An incredible place to live’

Waking up each morning with sweeping views of the rolling hills of the York Hill Campus, Emily Cassata ’17 has reason to smile. The physical therapy major lives in a suite with her four best friends in her top choice room in our Westview Residence Hall. Located just feet away from the convenience of a shuttle stop, iconic Rocky Top Student Center and TD Bank Sports Center, you can almost hear the roar of campus life.

“It’s an incredible place to live — and really feels like home. The rooms are large and perfect for entertaining other people. When my friends visit from other schools, they are always amazed at how close everything is, and just how beautiful the facilities are.”

Video Portal

Quinnipiac comes alive

Get a unique look at what makes life at Quinnipiac special with our video portal. Experience the thrilling postseason run had by our women’s basketball team with our Behind the Bobcats series, watch a group of Nobel Peace Laureates speak on campus, get in the spirit and see how our campus celebrates the holiday season, plus see what experiential learning is all about with a look at our innovative classrooms and academic programs. It’s all available in one place for you to access at any time.

Celebration time

On March 6, 2017, the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team beat the Rider Broncs to win the 2017 MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship Game and start their historic NCAA Tournament run.


Be part of #BobcatNation

The TD Bank Sports Center is full of energy during the hockey and basketball seasons, just one of the places you can feel the spirit of #BobcatNation.


Live the legend

With Orientation, your journey begins when you sign the Book of the Legend, constituting your membership in the Quinnipiac community and declaring your commitment to: strive for integrity, responsibility and academic excellence; respect and value all members of the diverse community; embrace the inclusion of all people; and preserve Quinnipiac's traditions of pride and spirit.

Like many before you, you’ll live the legend by rubbing the bobcat’s paw for luck. You'll rock out at the Fall Fest and Wake the Giant concerts. You'll connect with friends and professors on a more personal level during the annual Holiday Dinner. Cheering on your 21 men’s and women’s Division I sports teams, attired in your game-day gold, you’ll feel the pride and excitement that comes with being a member of #BobcatNation. 

Fitness and Recreation

Andi Canaj (right) and a friend uisng the volleyball court outside dormitories on the York Hill campus.  (Photography by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University)   Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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Play ball

Quinnipiac's intramural teams can put you on the field with more than 20 sports, including: touch football, dodgeball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis.

A time to work, and a time to play

Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, hiking Sleeping Giant and skating in our hockey arena are among the ways students burn energy and keep themselves fit. Work out in our three fitness centers, run the indoor track, take a Spinning or Zumba class or stretch out with yoga and Pilates. You can even earn credits while enjoying canoeing and indoor rock climbing.    

Sports and Athletics

Sports and Athletics

Winning championships is something to cheer about

Be a part of high-caliber sports entertainment all winter in our hockey arena, cheering on our top-ranked ice hockey teams as they compete against ECAC rivals in front of a national audience. A record 10 of our 21 Division I teams won their conferences this year. Our women are national champions in rugby, and our field hockey team just joined the Big East. Can’t make the game? Livestream it free. 

Community Service

Quinnipiac freshman Gabriela dos Santos, a nursing major, helps assemble comfort bags for homeless women and children that are being served by a local non-profit, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, during a Bobcat Community Builders event hosted by the Office of Community Service. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Giving back

Nursing major Gabriela dos Santos '20, helps assemble comfort bags for homeless women and children who are being served by a local nonprofit.

Getting Involved

The power of service

We take community service seriously here — we even have an office dedicated to it. You can contribute to the greater good by volunteering throughout Connecticut or learning about civic engagement in countries such as Nicaragua and Guatemala. Each year, thousands of students donate a day of gardening, painting and the like during The Big Event and raise thousands of dollars for charity with Relay for Life and Dancing with the QU Stars. Service learning courses blend meaningful service with instruction.

Campus and Student Resources

In it together

Our public safety officers enjoy great relationships with our students, alumni, faculty and staff.

We’re here for you

Your health and safety are vital to your well-being. Health Services attends to both, with health and wellness centers on both the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses. Public Safety responds to all emergencies and requests for assistance and offers walking escorts 24 hours a day. We know personal problems can crop up, so we offer free counseling services throughout the academic year. 

Health & Campus Safety

Quinnipiac University senior Brent Peiffer leads an outing of Quinnipiac University Sailing Club so members can practice their skills on a 42-foot sailboat Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. They set off from the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, Conn. on the Long Island Sound.

Navigating the open sea

Brent Peiffer ’17 leads an outing of the Quinnipiac University Sailing Club so members can practice their skills on a 42-foot sailboat Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. They set off from the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, Connecticut on the Long Island Sound.

New England is Your Playground

New England is your playground

In 15 minutes, you can be in New Haven, a city bursting with concerts and arts festivals, museums, restaurants, and three theaters — not to mention Wallingford’s own Oakdale, which attracts the nation’s best performers. Enjoy a lobster roll on the shoreline, sail around the Thimble Islands in Branford, or tube the gentle rapids of the Farmington River. Mystic Seaport, Boston and New York’s Broadway make great day trips. And don’t forget fall’s cornucopia of country fairs.