Falling for autumn at Quinnipiac

September 21, 2021

A group of students sit on the top of Sleeping Giant during a Reflective Hike to Yoga session.

As the cool, crisp autumn air blankets the region, many Bobcats are making memories engaging in some of our most favorite traditions. How many have you completed?

Explore Sleeping Giant State Park

Our Mount Carmel Campus’ quiet neighbor has a lot to offer.

With miles of trails and countless Instagrammable moments, Sleeping Giant is one of the most popular state parks in Connecticut for good reason. From the breathtaking look-outs of our two Hamden campuses to the various trails that guide hikers past rivers, waterfalls and the legendary castle at the peak, there’s something for everyone.


Visit one of the numerous orchards in the area

The most difficult decision may be what to pick.

With dozens of orchards just a short car ride from our campuses, there are numerous varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables to pick — with apples and pumpkins being the seasonal favorites. But apple-picking is just the beginning, with corn mazes, farm animals, markets and live music, it’s a great time to be outside.


Grab a friend’s hand, harness your courage and venture down a ‘haunted’ trail

As one movie sheriff once quipped, “It’s Halloween, everyone is entitled to one good scare.” We couldn’t agree more.

With numerous “haunted” trails a short distance from our campuses, there are countless opportunities to perfect your scream. No indoor voices required here.


Enjoy a bike ride along the Canal Trail

Is there anything truly more relaxing than a scenic bike ride through Central Connecticut?

There are few more enjoyable — or easy rides — than the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway, which covers more than 80 miles from across the street from our York Hill Campus to Northampton, Massachusetts.


Stay warm in the glow of one of our fire pits

The newest addition to our Mount Carmel Campus’ Quad will surely warm your heart — and body — on a chilly autumnal evening.

The firepits and surrounding lounge chairs placed just outside the Carl Hansen Student Center are the perfect spots to connect with old friends while getting to know new ones.


Celebrate Fall — with a full belly and good jams

Mark your planner/tell Alexa/alert Google/do whatever it is you need to do to get yourself to our annual celebration of everything autumn — Fall Fest.

The annual event includes live music and food trucks.


Countless reasons to cheer

Quinnipiac students don’t have to look far to find reasons to cheer this fall.

With numerous teams vying for a spot in post-season play, Bobcats teams are often at the top of their respective conferences, facing off against some of the biggest names in college athletics. Check out the full schedule at gobobcats.com


Celebrate the best of Quinnipiac with friends and family

Autumn is a great time to share your favorite aspects of Bobcat Nation with friends and family at our annual Bobcat Weekend celebration.

Redesigned to incorporate Alumni Weekend as well, the last weekend of October has it all — competitive athletics and fun activities.

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