Aerial view of the dormitories on the Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden Connecticut.

Living at Quinnipiac

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Your life as a Bobcat

Quinnipiac is an amazing place to live. Why? When you become a Bobcat, you join a vibrant and diverse community in an environment purposefully designed to create a healthy and active lifestyle, build lifelong friendships, and to unlock and embrace your passions. 

Our campuses are nestled among the rolling hills of Southern New England, surrounding you with natural beauty. Make our residence halls your home and enjoy living in modern architect-designed spaces that foster a sense of community and togetherness. Walk the beautifully manicured campus, and grab a coffee from our full-service Starbucks as you head to class or for a study session at our state-of-the-art Arnold Bernhard Library. Between classes, pop into one of the on-campus fitness centers for a group fitness class or to use the weight-lifting equipment. Grab your friends for dinner in the Carl Hansen Student Center before heading to the People’s United Center to cheer on your nationally ranked ice hockey team.

Living at Quinnipiac puts you in the center of it all, with access to everything you need to get the most out of your college experience.

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First-Year Residential Experience

More than just a place to sleep

Your first year at college is an exciting time. We’ve designed our residence halls and campus amenities to be welcoming and supportive spaces where students thrive. The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Quinnipiac provides a dynamic, engaging and supportive environment for you to transition to college life. Learn more about the housing process, residence hall options, move-in, and resources like shuttles, dining, and fitness and recreation opportunities.


First-year students in the dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program row a boat Riverside Park in Hartford, Connecticut during a team building event

Collaborative experiences

First-year students in the dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program work together to row a dragon boat during a team building event at Riverside Park in Hartford, Connecticut.

Living-Learning Communities

A focused experience supporting your passions

Our Living-Learning Communities have been created to bring students with shared interests, passions or academic pursuits together in a shared residential environment. When you join one of these communities, you are afforded all the benefits of on-campus living, along with additional advantages that help you to more deeply engage with each group's defined purpose.

These advantages include living with peers who share similar academic, personal and social interests; unique connections with dedicated faculty, staff and student leaders; and opportunities throughout the year to enhance your academic and personal experiences through community-wide programming, social outings and lifelong social connections.

Our 8 Living-Learning Communities include:

  • Business 3+1 BS/MBA program (invitation only)
  • Communications 3+1 (invitation only)
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Global Living
  • Honors Program (invitation only)
  • LiveWell (health, wellness, substance-free)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

Dining Experience

Student selects sushi rolls from a case at Revolution Noodle and Sushi on the Mount Carmel Campus

Commitment to quality

Revolution Noodle and Sushi offers traditional and eclectic sushi and sashimi, as well as soups and noodle bowls made to order. It’s one of many dining options on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Savor the options

At Quinnipiac, we take food seriously, and make it central to your student experience. The dining halls on each of our campuses offer a variety of choices each day for all tastes, cravings and dietary needs. These include familiar favorites from Starbucks, Au Bon Pain and Boar’s Head Deli, to a variety of culinary options that range from classic American and southwestern, to Asian, Italian and Mediterranean.

We make meals matter. We believe food is best enjoyed fresh and crafted from only the best ingredients. So whether it's a sit-down meal with friends, quick bite or coffee break, good food is something you will look forward to.

Dining Experience

Athletics and Recreation

We believe in healthy bodies and minds

Whether it's working out in one of our fitness centers, joining a group class or hitting the nearby trails for a hike, you're never short of options for staying active, having fun and keeping fit. 

The fitness centers located on each of our 3 campuses are packed with the state-of-the-art equipment you'll need to maintain a healthy body and mind, from ellipticals to treadmills to free weights.

Join your friends for a Spinning or yoga session in one of our more than 75 group fitness classes offered each week. Step onto the field, court or ice as you challenge your classmates in 1 of our 14 intramural sports. Grab your Quinnipiac plaid and join #BobcatNation as you cheer on any of your 21 Division I sports teams. Or have a little fun with a quick game of basketball or sand volleyball, steps from your residence hall.

Athletics and Recreation
Students play sand volleyball in the court outside The Crescent and Westview residence halls on the York Hill Campus

Serving up social time

Students take advantage of the volleyball courts between The Crescent and Westview residence halls.

Shuttle Service

Student holds their phone with the shuttle tracker app, showing the real-time location of all the buses

At your fingertips

Our app will allow you to track the location of shuttles in real time, view the schedules and routes, and set up alerts for up-to-date shuttle information. The app is available for both Android and Apple platforms.

Your ride is here

Six dedicated shuttle loops connect each of our 3 campuses with regular pickups scheduled around classes, and night and weekend activities. An additional loop connects you to shopping, movies and restaurants in North Haven, with another that will bring you to the heart of the cultural and entertainment district of nearby New Haven. If you're looking for an adventure in New York or Boston, or trying to get home for a long weekend, grab the loop to Union Station in New Haven, with access to Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad.

Our new 24- and 43-passenger shuttle buses are spacious and handicap accessible, and were designed with your safety and comfort in mind. Packed with technology, each bus include WiFi access, and can be tracked via our smart phone app. The app tracks each shuttle in real-time, giving you up to the moment information on arrivals and departures. 

The Quinnipiac Loop shuttle system makes transportation around our campuses and the surrounding region safe, easy and convenient.