Parents and Families Update: January 2023

Reaching New Heights

January 19, 2023

Students climb and belay on the two-story rock wall in the Recreation and Wellness Center

A new year brings new opportunities. The Recreation and Wellness Center is open with programming planned every week, and construction has begun on the three new buildings on the South Quad. There are so many ways to get involved this semester across the university.

Article Highlights

By Tom Ellett
Chief Experience Officer

Dear Quinnipiac parents and family members,

Happy New Year! We are very excited to have your student return for the 2023 spring semester. As your student prepares for their return, we have advised them of the good news that the three planned new buildings have begun construction.

The projects will necessitate some significant changes to the pathways across the campus. Please note this is a temporary, albeit 18-24 month change, for the campus, meaning patience and kindness during this process is requested from the campus community.

This is similar to what happened when the Recreation and Wellness Center was being constructed for the past two years. We have installed new signage that detail the ways to travel around campus which includes how to access CAS buildings.

Anytime a campus is disrupted for longer term enhancements, the entire community experiences disruption, which in the long-term, will benefit all. In the interim, patience is appreciated.

The Recreation and Wellness Center is officially open and ready to be utilized by the entire QU community. Our first program at the center is Thursday, January 26 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., with competitions, free food, give-aways and music as we welcome students into our new wellness eco-system. Please encourage your student to attend. The official opening day is Friday, January 27, which include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

As the new year begins, I encourage all students at Quinnipiac to get involved in the various traditions — included by not limited to QThon, the Big Event and Yale vs QU Hockey, and other programs offered throughout the semester.

Students can find all events at QU.edu/events and on Do You QU. College is a time for students to build their collective network that we hope they stay connected for a lifetime.

As we our society faces a high level of intolerance and acts of violence, here at QU, we would like for all students to remember the adage, “treat others as you would like to be treated.”

Intolerance, lack of respect and acting with no regard for others is not to be tolerated. We believe that decency toward others, compassion, and a welcome outreach are the core of the Quinnipiac collective communities.

If someone has a problem with a Quinnipiac service, another individual, or rationale for why we do things the way we do, encourage them to go to the source. Social media platforms rarely solve problems, only point out blame. We welcome all concerns and we are happy to engage with your student individually to help them be most successful at QU.

A few other noteworthy updates for the semester:

  • Based on continuing issues occurring around our country, we will be sending out a link for all students, faculty and staff to remind all of ways to be prepared in the unlikely occurrence of an active shooter on campus. All are strongly encouraged to familiarize the points to remember in these situations.

  • Academic support is available for all students. It is never too late to engage a learning commons coach, an adviser, or a faculty member. We all want your student to succeed. Students should begin that process at the beginning of each semester to best accomplish their academic goals.

  • We are looking for parents/family members who would like to volunteer in this year’s parent-to-parent outreach for admitted students to QU. Please contact elizabeth.cook@qu.edu to sign up.

As always, thank you for entrusting your student to us at QU. We are honored to be a part of their academic journey.

 


 

In this Issue

  • Check out our Welcome Back Week schedule
  • Fall 2022 Dean's List announced
  • Fraternities and sororities raise more than $50,000 for philanthropic causes
  • Dance team finishes among nation’s best
  • Spring athletic schedules announced:
  • Men's ice hockey tops national polls
  • February 3 men's basketball game versus Fairfield to be nationally broadcast
  • Check out the full events calendar for the semester
  • Bobcats skate to a snowy 3-1 Frozen Fenway victory in Boston
  • Students can change their dining plan until January 27
  • Student Government Association elections set for February 1
  • Office of Community Service hosts two initiatives to fight food insecurity in area
  • University sees noteworthy reduction in cases related to alcohol, drugs, and civility/disrespect
  • Reminder of prohibited items in residence halls
  • Sophomore and junior housing for 2023-24 will begin in March
  • Students registered for the Spring 2023 term must have paid their balance or set up a payment plan by December 15
  • Check out the Spring add/drop schedule
  • Graduating student information

 

What’s New from Student Engagement

Become an Orientation Leader

The Office of Student Engagement will begin our Orientation Leader selection process the first week of Spring 2023! Students interested in becoming an OL must attend one information session offered between January 24 to February 1. Please encourage your student to follow @quorientation on Instagram for updates and timeline on the process. Questions can be directed to orientation@qu.edu.

Welcome Back Week hosted by Student Programming Board

Please encourage your students to follow SPB on Instagram @quspb for more information.

  • Monday, January 23, 8 to 10 p.m.: Painting Birdhouses with the Big Bad Wolf

  • Tuesday, January 24, 9:30 p.m.: Trivia Tuesday

  • Wednesday, January 25, 8 to 10 p.m.: Magical Night with Kevin Li (Magician)

  • Friday, January 27, 9 to 11 p.m.: Goldilocks and the Three Stuffed Bears 

  • Saturday, January 28, 9 to 11 p.m.: Brothers Grimm Bingo 

  • Sunday, January 29: Great Wolf Lodge Trip - Sign up on Eventbrite

If your Bobcat is interested in playing a role in planning large-scale events on campus, they can email spb@qu.edu to to join the organization.

Getting involved this semester

Our clubs and organizations are ready to welcome the students back. Please encourage your student to explore our online platform Do You QU (https://qu.campuslabs.com/engage/) to see the different engagement opportunities and events on campus. If your student has a question about getting involved, they can stop by our Student Organizational Suite in the Carl Hansen Student Center room 216 and speak with an Organization Suite Assistant.

We encourage and welcome parents and family members to follow our office on Instagram @qu_ose to engage with us.

Student Government Association Spring elections on February 1

The Student Government Association will hold spring special elections on Wednesday, February 1. Students interested in running should email the Vice President for Operations Jacob Cedor by Friday, January 27.

SGA is an amazing opportunity for students to get involved. The group serves as the voice for all undergraduate students, working directly with high-level university administrators and advisors on projects and initiatives. Questions about SGA? Students can contact student.governmentassociation@qu.edu.

Wake the Giant Concert returns in April

Stay Tuned: Wake The Giant will return to campus this April! Wake The Giant is the Student Programming Board’s biggest event of the year. SPB will host a large-scale performer for a show at the M&T Bank Arena on the York Hill Campus. More information is coming, and a release date on the artist's name will be shared in early spring. SPB is always looking for students to be involved in the logistical planning and day of support for this event. It is an amazing opportunity to see the ins & outs of large-scale event planning. Please encourage your bobcat to attend an SPB meeting this spring to learn more.
As a reminder, if your student is looking to get involved on campus, they can find information on all clubs and organizations through Do You QU.

Mark your calendar for these beloved traditions in the Spring semester

QTHON is on Saturday, March 25, 2023

QTHON is a year-long fundraising enterprise led by Quinnipiac students, which culminates in a 10-hour dance marathon to raise funds and awareness in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the past 8 years, the Bobcat community has raised more than $1 million to support patients and their families.

Learn more about QTHON

Connect with QTHON on Instagram

Big Event is on Saturday, April 15, 2023

Quinnipiac’s Big Event was founded in 2010. The annual day of service encourages thousands of students and alumni to complete thousands of hours of work to benefit their communities each year. The event began nearly 4 decades ago at Texas A&M University.

Registration will open in spring 2023

Connect with Big Event on Instagram

Highlights from last month

The Legends A Cappella group had the opportunity to open for Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Read the full story

 

What’s new from Fraternity and Sorority Life

If your Bobcat is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority in the spring, save the date for Meet the Greeks on January 24 at 9 p.m. (snow date is January 25) on Burt Kahn Court. This is a great, and easy, way to meet our recruiting groups and learn more about membership. 

Leadership Training

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is so excited to work with our incoming, and continuing, executive officers of all fraternities and sororities for training this January. We offer our signature trainings: Council Officers Training, Presidents Training Academy, and Officers Training Academy in January before the semester begins. This is a great way to learn practical skills, network with other leaders, and explore best practices in leading a group. Training will run from January 19 to January 22.

Philanthropy/Community Service

During the fall semester, the fraternity and sorority community raised $50,140.29 for philanthropic causes and completed 3,719 hours of hands-on community service. Additionally, the all-fraternity/sorority GPA remains above the all-undergraduate GPA.

Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

Save the date for Meet the Greeks on January 24, 2023

If your Bobcat is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority in the spring, save the date for Meet the Greeks on January 24, 2023 (snow date on January 25, 2023) in Burt Kahn! This is a great, and easy, way to meet our recruiting groups and learn more about membership. Interested students can also email fslife@qu.edu to to connect with our professional staff and ask any questions they may have.

There’s so much happening in the Fraternity & Sorority community; if your Bobcat is interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

All questions can be directed to fslife@qu.edu or asked via Instagram @qufsl

 

Health, Wellness and Recreation

Student Health Services

Quinnipiac’s Student Health Services partnered with Hartford HealthCare to help you feel your best. We are located on campus and ready to help with your medical needs.

Learn more and schedule a health services appointment

 

Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services provides a range of clinical services and mental health support at no cost to undergraduate and graduate students — including evaluations, individual counseling and group therapy.

Mental Health First Aid Trainings and Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) suicide-prevention training offered to students and faculty for the remainder of the semester.

Learn more about counseling services

Fitness and Recreation

Students should follow these Instagram accounts for up-to-date hours, programs and incentives:

@qurecwell

RecWell saw the most weekly visits during the first week of the Spring Semester with nearly 13,000 taps! And Pilates is the “in” fitness class on campus. We cannot get enough!

Outdoor trips are sold-out for the spring semester:

  • Ski and snowboard at Powder Ridge

  • West Coast hiking in San Francisco, California

  • Alpaca Farm visit in Voluntown, Connecticut

  • Whitewater rafting in Mills River, Massachussetts

  • Book Barn trip in Niantic, Connecticut

Upcoming Events:

  • Women’s wellness nights in the RecWell February 28, March 20 and April 24

  • Club ice hockey AAU D1 Nationals March 6-10 in Westchester, Pennsylvania

  • eSports MAAC championships March 13-16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Upcoming fitness certifications on campus: Spinning®, yoga, Pilates

  • Wellness Weekend Abroad: February 23-25 with students studying in Cork, Ireland and March 1-3 with students studying in Seville, Spain

  • Don’t forget to attend our weekly Wellness Wednesday event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the RecWell lobby for education, activities and give-a-ways around boosting your overall wellbeing.

Free Fitness Classes

Classes are offered year-round on all three campuses, including Spinning, body sculpting, Zumba, Bootcamp, Core Conditioning, yoga and Pilates.

Spring free group fitness classes begin on Sunday, January 28 and will run 7 days a week on all 3 campuses. Students can sign up for a class 24 hours prior to its start time on https://recwell.qu.edu/ or on the RecWell app.

Spring will include some on campus fitness instructor trainings and certifications. For questions and dates email: natalie.rivera@quinnipiac.edu

Sign up for classes on the RecWell website

See the full schedule and register for classes

Visit the RecWell website

 

RecWell Regular Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

York Hill Campus Fitness Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays begin on Wednesday, January 24 and occur every week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the RecWell lobby. Students receive an email each Wednesday which connects with weekly topic and includes relevant resources, articles and programs.

Upcoming Events

  • 2024 Vision Board workshop: Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. in RWA 218. Sign up on the RecWell website or on the RecWell app.
  • Students should follow @quwellness on Instagram for programs and information around all dimensions of wellbeing.
  • Wellness Weekend Abroad will be happening in Cork, Ireland February 23-25 and in Seville, Spain on March 1-3 for all the students studying abroad in those locations. Information has been sent out, however, students can email for specifics and with questions to: tami.reilly@qu.edu
  • Eight upcoming Mental Health First Aid Training sessions have been offered to the QU Community to increase mental health initiatives across campus.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is a club on campus and an amazing resource for parents. If you suspect that your child may be struggling mentally or emotionally, remember the five Ts: Tell, Test, Teach, Talk, Take Action.

  1. Tell your child they can come to you with any problem

  2. Test their academic health by checking their end of semester grades

  3. Teach them how to recognize depression and anxiety

  4. Talk with them more often or visit if they are in distress

  5. Take action if your student is experiencing high-risk mental health concerns

To learn more and for additional resources, explore the NAMI's Parent's Guide to Mental Health for College Students

What is CARE? The Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community through proactive, coordinated, and deliberate approaches by identifying, assessing, managing and reducing any student interpersonal or behavioral concerns.

The CARE Team is a partnership of various university offices that is supported by the Office of the Dean of Students. Team members include all residential life professional staff, select staff from counseling, student health services, graduate student affairs, religious life, fraternity and sorority life, veteran and military affairs, Title IX, department of cultural and global engagement and student affairs.

The CARE team meets weekly to review and discuss new referrals, ongoing cases and the best course of action to support students of concern.

CARE referrals are submitted by faculty, staff, students and community members.

Learn more about CARE

Submit a referral at qu.edu/report

Access up-to-date information and resources on Quinnipiac’s COVID protocols, including testing, vaccines, our mask policy and isolation protocols.

COVID-19 Resources

 

January events and opportunities

  • eSports, women’s lacrosse and powerlifting club teams will have spring tryouts during the first 2 weeks of the Spring semester. Learn more about club sports

  • January 26: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Rec After Dark student event

  • January 27: 10 a.m.: Recreation and Wellness Center grand opening

Upcoming events and opportunities

  • Join Women’s Wellness Nights - This is an opportunity for female students to engage in wellness activities in the Recreation and Wellness Center. 

    • Dates for Spring 2023: February 8, March 22 and April 19

  • Feb 22 at 3 p.m.: Planning, shopping and cooking your weekly meals: Test kitchen budget-friendly snacks with a Hartford HealthCare chef

  • Health Fair: April 27 on the Quad

  • Special Olympics: April 22

We encourage and welcome parents and family members to follow our office Instagram @quwellness to learn about upcoming health, recreation and wellness events.

Highlights from last month

 

Housing and Residential Life Updates

Residential Life

Apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA)

The Office of Residential Life is looking for its next talented group of Resident Assistants (RAs) for the 2023-2024 academic year. We are looking for students who want to make a positive impact in the lives of others on campus and who share a passion for being a Bobcat.

To be eligible for the position, RA applicants must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student, and be available to work a minimum of 20 hours a week for both fall and spring semesters. RAs are required to attend the August and January training.

Interested students should attend one of the many info sessions being offered in January and February. RA Applications are due in mid-February. RA candidates selected to move forward in the process will be invited for interviews. Hiring decisions will be made by Spring Break. The Resident Assistant position is a premiere student leadership opportunity at QU. Please encourage your student to apply!

Housing

Spring Move In

Students may return from Winter Break on the following dates/times.

  • Saturday, January 21, 2023, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, January 22, 2023, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The university will be closed from December 21 – January 2 with no services provided except for Public Safety. Students can reach Public Safety at any time by calling 203-582-6200.

Please note prohibited items

Certain items that are associated with policy violations or that pose a safety risk are prohibited in QU housing. If you are purchasing items for your student during Winter Break, we kindly request that you are mindful of our Prohibited Items List and that your student does not bring anything from the list back with them from the break. Thank you in advance for your assistance in keeping our students and residence halls safe.

2023-2024 Sophomore and Junior Housing Selection

The Quinnipiac Housing Office invites current first-year and sophomore students to participate in the selection process for Sophomore Housing and Junior Housing next semester. 

Housing Contract
  • The 2023-24 Housing Contract will be available to students on MyHousing in late January.

  • Signed housing contracts are due on March 10, 2023.

Housing Selection
  • Junior Housing Selection (for current sophomores) takes place on March 23-24.

  • Sophomore Housing Selection (for current first-years) takes place on March 28-29.

View housing options available

Students will receive detailed information about the process at their QU e-mail address in late January. We encourage students and their families to discuss housing selection over the winter break, and we wish to remind everyone of the university’s 3-Year Residency Requirement.

We look forward to the opportunity to host your student in QU housing for the upcoming year. If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us at 203-582-8666 or residentiallife@qu.edu.

What’s new from Religious Life

Key events for the next month

The Office of Religious Life has an event-packed calendar for next semester. Programs will include: a speaker series in the Center for Religion; supporting QTHON; The January Polar Plunge; and pring Midnight Olympics!

In the first week of the next semester, students will host a ‘polar plunge’ to raise funds for Morgan’s Message, a group that addresses issues around mental health and collegiate athletes.

Highlights from the past month

The Center for Religion’s CompACTION – Compassion in Action program has just concluded a very successful food and toiletries drive for Master’s Mannah, a social service agency in Wallingford that works to assist people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness.

 

Learning Commons / Student Academic Support

We welcome you and your students back for the Spring 2023 semester!

After a winter break, college students sometimes need a little help making the adjustment back to the classroom. Encourage your college student to take advantage of all the academic supports that Quinnipiac University has to offer. This includes connecting with Academic Coaches and Peer Tutors available at The Learning Commons.

The start of a new semester is the best time to set academic goals.

There’s a quote that’s attributed to Yogi Berra that says, “You’ve got to be careful because if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.” This apparently simplistic quote may contain some important wisdom. For college students, setting goals and working toward them may be a difficult task. Some students may be very career-oriented and know exactly what they want in life, while others are undecided about their major and have not yet found their direction. Yet even those students with clear long-term goals may have difficulty defining short-term goals that motivate them on a daily basis. Both long-term and short-term goals are important for college students. Having clear goals will help your college student stay motivated, prioritize time and energy, manage their time, see the bigger picture of their college experience, focus on important things, and take pride and ownership in their experiences. Establishing good, clear goals, however, is a difficult task. It requires clarity of thinking, often a great deal of self-reflection, and testing one’s ideas through discussion. You may need to help your college student think about and identify their goals.

If your college student would benefit from guidance about goal-setting at the start of the semester, let them know that the Learning Commons is here to help. We tackle individual questions and concerns, and we're happy to have a conversation about how your college student can reach their academic goals.

We are connecting with your college students in many ways already and are excited to continue our work with them during the Spring 2023 semester!

Learn more about the Learning Commons

 

What’s new from Religious Life

Key events for the next month

The Office of Religious Life has an event-packed calendar for next semester. Programs will include: a speaker series in the Center for Religion; supporting QTHON; The January Polar Plunge; and pring Midnight Olympics!

In the first week of the Spring semester, students will host a ‘polar plunge’ to raise funds for Morgan’s Message, a group that addresses issues around mental health and collegiate athletes.

 

Athletics and Recreation

Mark your calendar for these not-to-miss events

Men’ Basketball versus Fairfield broadcast on ESPNU

The February 3 men’s basketball contest between Quinnipiac and Fairfield will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. The game will tip at 7 p.m. at M&T Bank Arena. The Quinnipiac Bobcats (14-5, 5-3 MAAC) own the best overall record in the MAAC, having won a league-most 14 games and posting the highest overall winning percentage (.737). The Bobcats are also the hottest team in the conference, having won five straight MAAC games and holding a perfect 5-0 record since the calendar turned to 2023.

Women’s Ice Hockey versus Yale

Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey will host ECAC Hockey rival Yale on Saturday, January 21 at 3 p.m. in the M&T Bank Arena. On January 17, Quinnipiac women's ice hockey moved to No. 3 and 4 national rankings after sweeping the weekend against ECAC Hockey opponents No. 5 Colgate and No. 9/10 Cornell. Quinnipiac earned 242 points in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll and 244 points in the DCU/USCHO Poll.

Learn more about women's ice hockey

Connecticut Hockey Tournament
  • January 27 at 4 p.m. - UConn versus Yale

  • January 27 at 7 p.m. - Quinnipiac versus Sacred Heart

    • One ticket gets you in both games on January 27

  • January 28 at 7 p.m. - Winners from both January 27 games will compete

Students go to all home games for free

Students receive free admission to all home athletic games by clicking the link in the email they receive each week.

Recent highlights

Bobcats skate to a snowy 3-1 Frozen Fenway victory in Boston

Fenway Park became the epicenter of Bobcat Nation as the nationally ranked women’s ice hockey team defeated ECAC Hockey rival Harvard, 3-1, at Frozen Fenway presented by Moderna and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read the full story

 

Dining Updates

Spring Meal Plans

Students are automatically given the same dining plan they had in the fall term for the spring term. Students can change their dining plan up until the last day of the add/drop registration period which is on January 27 for the Spring 2023 term.

To view or change a dining plan, students should:

  1. Log into MyHousing

  2. Select "Dining" and then select "Dining Plans"

  3. Select the current term and then select "Change my Meal Plan"

  4. Select the desired dining plan from the list of available dining plans and click "Purchase Meal Plan"

Please note:

  • Students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses will see silver, gold, platinum, or platinum plus for dining plan options.

  • Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required bronze dining plan to silver, gold, platinum, or platinum plus dining plans.

  • Full-time commuter students may upgrade from the commuter bronze plan to the commuter silver, gold, platinum, or platinum plus dining plans.

Stay on track with meal points

As we head toward the holidays please encourage your student to regularly check their meal point balances on the QCard Balance page on MyQ and compare it to the Dining Meal Plan Budget Tracker which shows a suggested balance week-by-week throughout the semester.

Get the app to stay on track!

Students can check their Meal Point or QCash Balance with the eAccounts Mobile App. Download it from the App Store or Play Store and log in with your Quinnipiac SSO credentials. You can see all your recent transactions as well as lock or unlock your card if it is lost or stolen. Search for the “Transact eAccounts” app or use the links below for the correct store.

Too many points?

Students who have more points than the budget recommends will be able to use these points in the spring term. Alternatively, they can transfer their points to another student.

Too few points?

Students who have less points than the budget recommends can negotiate a transfer of points from another student, supplement with QCash or use a credit card.

Learn More

Learn more about our meal plans, how to check balances, transfer points and more on the  Meal Plans page.

Spring meal plans and changing plans

Students are automatically given the same dining plan they had in the fall term for the spring term. Students can change their dining plan up until the last day of the add/drop registration period which is on 1/27/23 for the Spring 2023 term.

To view or change a dining plan, students should:

  • Log into MyHousing

  • Select "Dining" and then select "Dining Plans"

  • Select the current term and then select "Change my Meal Plan"

  • Select the desired dining plan from the list of available dining plans and click "Purchase Meal Plan"

Please note:

  • Students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill Campuses will see Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Platinum Plus for dining plan options.

  • Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan to Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Platinum Plus dining plans.

  • Full-time commuter students may upgrade from the Commuter Bronze plan to the Commuter Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Platinum Plus dining plans.

Dining Events and Food Trucks

We post the monthly schedule on our website and it can be found under the events tab. 

See all upcoming dining events

Shake Smart opening soon!

Shake Smart will be opening in the new Recreation and Wellness Center on January 23, 2023.

 

One Stop and the Registrar

One Stop provides seamless and integrated student administrative services throughout the entire student life cycle. One Stop includes cross-functional student solutions for:

  • records and enrollment services

  • managing student finances

  • parking and transportation services

One Stop works closely with and can provide preliminary information about financial aid, Q-Cards, housing and dining. Advanced registrar functions such as degree conferrals, Dean’s List and diplomas will continue to be administered through the Registrar.

Spring 2023 Invoices Available and Payment Due

Students registered for the Spring 2023 term must have paid their balance or set up a payment plan (due date was December 15). Students with unpaid balances and no payment plan will have holds placed on their accounts in January. Late fees will be placed during the term for any unpaid balances.

Please reference the following for assistance as needed:

Self-Service Student Finance Guide provides complete instructions on using Self-Service to set up a proxy, view and pay invoices and set up a payment plan.

Costs and Budgets provides detailed information on tuition and fees.

Financial Aid  and the links in the navigation on the right will answer most financial aid questions.

Should you or your student have additional questions which are not addressed above, please contact One Stop at onestop@qu.edu.  We look forward to assisting you.

Learn more about One Stop

What’s new from the Registrar

The Spring 2023 courses will begin on January 23. Add/drop registration period ends for the first 7-week online courses (January 23 to March 11) on January 24. Add/drop registration period ends for undergraduate and graduate 15-week courses (January 23 to May 13) and will end on January 27. Students may add and drop courses on the Self-Service account.

Student wishing to add a course requiring special permissions such as registering for a closed course, repeating a course, an undergraduate wishing to take a graduate level course, independent studies, tutorials, internships, comprehensive exams, thesis, etc., should contact the school who is offering the course. Email addresses can be found in the "How to Petition to Add a Course" document on MyQ.

Diplomas for January 2023 graduates will be mailed in the coming weeks. Please have students review their mailing address on the Self-Service account and update if needed.

Please refer to the Quinnipiac Commencement website for all commencement information.

Dean’s List

The Fall 2022 semester Dean’s List has been posted. Congratulations to everyone who achieved this honor.

Learn more about the Registrar

 

Parking, Shuttles and Transportation

Just before winter break, the Hamden Planning and Zoning Commission approved our South Quad building project, which will result in a new home for our School of Business, a new academic building with a 700-seat auditorium and a new residence hall.

We want to give you a heads up that alongside this very exciting news that will energize Quinnipiac’s momentum as the University of the Future, we will have to be patient and flexible around some construction-related changes. These changes will impact the south side of the Mount Carmel Campus and where we walk or drive as we circumvent the building site in that area.

Parking

The parking rules and regulations will continue to be enforced after the winter break. This means that first-year students may not bring their vehicle to campus for the spring term.

Learn more about parking, including rules and regulations

Please note the following reminders:

  • First-year students may not bring their vehicle to campus for the Spring term.

  • Sophomores must park their vehicles in the York Hill Garage.

  • Juniors, seniors and graduate students should consult the parking maps which show the parking permit types permitted to park in each lot.

  • Public Safety enforces all parking rules and regulations and will be ticketing and towing as needed.

  • Students with five or more unpaid parking violations will have a hold placed on their account and will be subject to towing until the violations are paid in full.

  • With the construction of the South Quad students who wish to park in Hilltop must enter through the service entrance (on New Road) by the Facilities building.

How would a student register a new/changed car for the spring?

Students may work with One Stop to register a new vehicle or change an existing vehicle.

Shuttles

Learn more about shuttles provided to Union Station during holiday breaks

 

What’s new from Community Engagement

Spring is a busy time in the Office of Community Engagement as we gear up for multiple large-scale events:

  • Responding to food insecurity in our local area Tap Out Hunger is a donation drive in April where students are able to donate excess meal points that are used by local nonprofits to purchase bulk food items.

  • Annual food drive that occurs during move out called Be Kind, Leave Your Food Behind Last year that drive collected four tons of food. Additionally, in February registration opens for the Big Event, a student-run organization that develops a large-scale day of service for the campus. Transportation is provided for students who do not have a vehicle.

Join the Alternative Spring Break trip: Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina

In January, the office will be promoting the opportunity for students to register for the Alternative Spring Break trip that will be working with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina. Follow the office’s Instagram @quserves for dates and times of the information sessions. Spend a week building homes for those who need a safe, affordable home to connect with their American dream.

Upcoming on-campus service opportunities

In January, we will be hosting a number of on-campus service opportunities including a Valentine’s Day event with Counseling Services that will invite students to create a stuffed animal for a senior in an assisted living facility. Additionally, we are recruiting for work-study positions with local community partners. These para-professional work-study positions provide unique experience and pay more than 20% more than on-campus positions.

 

What’s new from Student Conduct

As we prepare for the Spring 2023 semester, please review with your student the prohibited items list in the Residential Life Policies in the Student Handbook. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards would also like to emphasize a few things for ongoing clarity:

  • Fire safety: Quinnipiac takes fire safety seriously and many of the prohibited items are things that could pose a fire safety hazard. During the Fall 2022 semester, candles were discovered in many student rooms. Students found with candles in a residence hall will have a scheduled conduct meeting. Of course, it goes without saying that tampering with fire safety systems or equipment is considered an egregious violation of the Code of Conduct.

  • Tobacco/nicotine products: The university’s Policy Statement on Smoking and Tobacco prohibits the use of any tobacco or nicotine products on any university property. Additionally, the possession of tobacco and other nicotine products is prohibited in the university’s residence halls.

  • Alcohol is prohibited for any person under the age of 21. Marijuana and other THC containing products are prohibited on campus for all students, including students who may have a medical marijuana prescription in Connecticut or any other state.

There was a noteworthy reduction in cases related to alcohol, drugs, and civility/disrespect in Fall 2022 compared to Fall 2021. We also saw a meaningful reduction in alcohol intoxication resulting in hospitalization. Of those, 79% were reported to the university by a peer concerned about the wellbeing of another student, compared to just 36% of similar cases in Fall 2021. This suggests a healthy community where students look out for one another, care for one another, and do the right thing when a friend needs help. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards has been working toward a university culture of bystander intervention at Quinnipiac, and one component of that is our Promoting Responsible Action in Health and Safety Emergencies policy.

 

Graduating Students

Commencement

We recommend making hotel reservations as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Our Commencement site lists the ceremony schedule and will be updated with further information as we move into the spring semester. Graduates will begin receiving information on ordering a cap and gown and more. Please encourage your student to regularly check their Quinnipiac email.

 

Parents Council

Hard to believe it’s already mid-December! As we wind down the fall semester and our Bobcats prepare for finals, we want to thank you all for your support. And as we welcome our kids home for a well-deserved winter break, we wish you and your families a wonderful time spent together. Those weeks fly by, and the spring semester will be here before you know it!

When is the next QU Parents Council meeting? How can parents get involved?

As a member of the Parents Council, you will be invited to two meetings per academic year with university leadership and fellow council members, receive exclusive parent email updates, and have the opportunity to attend many invitation-only receptions, including parent networking and social events. Membership within the Parents Council provides a direct avenue for meaningful communication between Quinnipiac administration and parents.

Council members share their time and energy by attending meetings on campus each semester, where they hear about the latest developments at Quinnipiac from faculty, deans, and top administrators. While each family customizes their experience to meet their family needs, the only requirement to join the Parents Council is a desire to help make a difference with an annual leadership gift in support of the university’s priorities.

Our next meeting will be on February 18 on campus, followed by a special invitation to a QU men’s hockey game.

Benefits of joining the Quinnipiac Parents Council:
  • Presentations by administration, faculty, staff and others about how your student can maximize their QU experience

  • Networking and learning more about career development

  • Impacting the school, program or department of your choice with your gift designation

  • Interacting with other parents, President Olian and university leadership at Parents Council meetings

  • Timely, relevant Parents Council email communications

  • Invitations to special receptions

  • Special Commencement benefits with a four-year Parents Council membership

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Aimee Marcella, director of development for parents and families: aimee.marcella@qu.edu or 203-582-7974.

Learn more and get involved in Parents Council

 

Admissions

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for parents/family members who would like to volunteer in this year’s parent-to-parent outreach for admitted students to QU. Please email elizabeth.cook@qu.edu to sign up.

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