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Holidays at Quinnipiac

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Join in the festivities and traditions

The holiday season is a time of year when our campuses shine the brightest — as our students, faculty and staff of all faiths, cultures and experiences come together to give back and celebrate the ties that connect us all. It’s a time of charity and reflection — which lie at the core of our Bobcat family.

On campus and off, there are numerous events to part in — from concerts to dinners.

This is the time to build some of your fondest memories through great music, service, food and the type of community engagement that has come to define the student experience at Quinnipiac. We hope to see you come out and take part in some our oldest traditions, and maybe even create some new ones.

2019 Past Events

2019 Past events

Irish Christmas event

Irish flag in a holiday wreath

Irish Holiday Celebration

December 2
Center for Religion
Mount Carmel Campus

Everyone was able to enjoy a merry evening of traditional Irish music, dancing and food.

Holiday Quad Lighting

A female student holds a microphone and sings while holding an iPad with 2 male students in the background and lights hanging from the library

Holiday Quad Lighting

December 3
Mount Carmel Quad
Mount Carmel Campus

Members of the community rung in the holiday season with an hour of winter carols, treats and the lighting of the Arnold Bernhard Library and Carl Hansen Student Center.

Christmas party

Library with holiday wreaths on snowy day

Christmas party

December 3
Center for Religion
Mount Carmel Campus

The Quinnipiac Christian Fellowship invited members of the university community to join them for an end of year celebration. Cookies and hot chocolate were served.

United Way basket raffle

A large tin full of goodies and topped with a bow.

Basket Raffle to Benefit the United Way

December 2-5
Various locations

In this annual tradition, departments throughout the university donated baskets of goodies for a raffle with ticket proceeds benefiting the United Way. The winners were announced on December 5.

Stocking donation drive

Stocking with a Q stuffed with toys

eta Pi Engineering Honor Society Stocking Drive

Ended December 4

Members of the university were asked to fill a stocking with small toys; toiletries; winter hats, scarves or mittens; and/or art and school supplies. Toys were donated to benefit New Haven middle school children, in partnership with Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.

Night at the north pole


Night at the North Pole

December 5
Piazza and Starbucks lobby
Carl Hansen Student Center
Mount Carmel Campus

Members of the university were invited to make their own stuffed snowman or penguin — while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies and a free T-shirt. Q30 Television also hosted their holiday episode of Quinnipiac Tonight.

Hanukkah dinner

A menorah with treats and dreidels behind it

Hannukkah Dinner

December 6
The Peter C. Herald House for Jewish Life
560 New Road

Members of the university were invited to celebrate the upcoming holiday and enjoy a Hannukkah dinner.

Athletics toy donation and ticket exchange

Quinnipiac Bobcats

Toy Closet Donation and Athletics Ticket Exchange

December 6-7
People's United Center

The community was invited to bring an unwrapped toy to any home game and receive a free ticket for any game between December 21 and January 18. All gifts were donated to the Toy Closet in New Haven.

Holiday video release

A video camera records students singing.

Holiday Year-in-Review Video Release

December 10

Our fifth annyal holiday video was debuted to celebrate the holiday season and to celebrate all that we have collectively achieved. 

Find the video and tag your friends in this global experience: