Parents and Families Update: June 2023

Building our future

June 23, 2023

Series of renderings of new South Quad project plans

It has been a fairly hectic scene on campus with major construction of the South Quad underway. The contractors have completed the concrete foundations and structural steel for the new residence hall and the building should be completely framed in by the return to school in August.

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By Tom Ellett
Chief Experience Officer

Dear parents and family members,

I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of your summer. It has been a fairly hectic scene on campus with major construction of the South Quad underway. The contractors have completed the concrete foundations and structural steel for the new residence hall and the building should be completely framed in by the return to school in August.

Concrete footings and foundations at the School of Business and academic buildings are being installed and the School of Business structural steel is up to the third floor on the south wing.

The construction of the tennis courts next to the new Recreation and Wellness Center are underway and they should be open by August.

Students will be excited to have new mailroom operations in the Carl Hansen Student Center and Rocky Top Student Center with lockers (aka “Smart Locker type”) that will allow students to pick up their packages close to the residence halls.

The shuttle bus stop is getting moved to New Road across from the Peter C. Hereld House. Construction will begin in the next couple of weeks and will be completed for the start of school.

Finally, modifications to the facilities entrance off of New Road will create a new formal entrance to the Mount Carmel Campus with a new guard shack and gates. This new entrance will replace the current New Road entrance and serve as the main access to the campus from New Road. The entrance is between the facilities building and the College of Arts and Sciences and will connect to the Hilltop parking lot.

While much activity is centered around the physical campus, we are also focused on continuing to develop new ways to engage and co-create with our students.

We have a new position for three students to be hired as “menu makers” for dinner at the Mount Carmel Dining Hall.

We are attempting to have students help create the daily menus for their peers with a focus on expanding allergen-free options. If your student is interested and has federal work study money, please have them contact the email.

I hope that you take the time to reflect on your students’ successes over the last year and help them prepare for the upcoming year in their academic journey.

As always, should you have any concerns, ideas, or suggestions, please email

Stay well.

In this Issue

  • A campus construction update from Chief Experience Officer Tom Ellett
  • Diplomas have been sent to each student’s home address
  • Orientation helps first-year students get ready to roar
  • Juneteenth: A powerful reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go
  • First-year students must pay balance, enroll in payment plan by June 24
  • Open registration for first-year students begins July 3
  • Room assignments, roommate information to be announced by August 1
  • Move-in dates for fall are set
  • Check out our tips for what to pack — and what to leave at home
  • Students’ health forms due June 30
  • Changes made to our meal plans
  • International student move-in, Orientation dates set
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life raises more than $140,000 for charity
  • Sorority, fraternity recruitment opens
  • RecFest set for August — complete with games, club sports recruitment
  • Participate in a virtual swim for cancer research this summer
  • Optimizing your semester with a fitness, leisure or wellness course
  • Updated parking rules and regulations announced 


The Parents and Families Portal

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your students' success and well-being. There are numerous ways for your students to access support — many of which can be found on this portal. From seeing faculty in office hours to meeting with a peer tutor in the Learning Commons or an adviser in career services, we have the resources to support every student. Learn more by exploring our parents and families portal today.

Log Into the Portal

To view this portal, you must have proxy access granted by your student. Learn more about proxy access

Please note:

  • Parents and relatives will need to login with their Quinnipiac issued username when being granted student access to “academic” or “financial” proxy information.
  • The use of non-Quinnipiac usernames or email addresses (including but not limited to Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) can no longer be accepted per Microsoft information security mandates.
  • In the event you need to set a password for your Quinnipiac issued parent or relative account, please visit the password reset page
  • If you don’t know your parent or relative account information, reach out to and someone will reach out to assist you further.

What’s new from the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement

International Student Services

The move-in date for new residential international students is Monday, August 21 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Quinnipiac is excited to partner with dormroom to offer a new linen program for students. Students living in Quinnipiac housing can pre-order a bedding set or dorm value pack specifically designed for our Twin XL beds so that their bedding will be delivered directly to their residence hall. Orders must be placed by July 26 to be delivered to your housing assignment.

Visit the dormroom website

International student Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is required for all incoming undergraduate and graduate students on an F-1 or J-1 visa. Students who are in other visa statuses or who live abroad are invited to attend as well.

Quinnipiac partners with CampusSIMS, a mobile phone service, which is designed for international students studying in the United States. Students can order a SIM card with a U.S. phone number to be delivered to their international address so that they have a SIM card upon arrival. Visit CampusSIMS to learn more and to order your SIM card for free.

Representatives from M&T Bank will be on campus during move-in and Welcome Weekend to support international students in setting up U.S. bank accounts.

What’s new from Fraternity and Sorority Life

We are so proud to share that the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community raised $141,946+ for philanthropic organizations and performed 7,493+ hours of hands-on service during the 2022-23 academic year!

Sorority Recruitment

Panhellenic sorority primary recruitment registration is open! This mutual selection process takes place over Labor Day weekend. All questions can be directed to or asked via Instagram @quinnipiacpanhellenic.

Please encourage your Bobcat to visit our registration website if they are interested in registering

Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity recruitment registration will open on May 30. Any interested students should follow @quifc on Instagram to gain access to the link once open. Additionally, Tau Kappa Epsilon will be rejoining the Quinnipiac fraternity community this fall which offers a new opportunity for membership. Be sure to check out our Instagram announcement to learn more.

Joining and Questions about Fraternity and Sorority Life

If your Bobcat wants to find their home away from home, establish a community of peers with similar values, participate in service/philanthropy events and have fun, feel free to direct them our way for information about joining Greek Life.

There’s so much coming up in the fraternity and sorority community; if your Bobcat is interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to reach out! All questions can be directed to or asked via Instagram @qufsl.

Housing and Residential Life Updates

New linen program

Quinnipiac is excited to partner with dormroom to offer a new linen program for students. Students living in Quinnipiac housing can pre-order a bedding set or dorm value pack specifically designed for our Twin XL beds so that their bedding will be delivered directly to their residence hall. Orders must be placed by July 26 to be delivered to your housing assignment.

Visit the dormroom website

Fall Housing Assignments

We are happy to report that the housing assignments process is moving along nicely, and we are on track to announce all room assignments and roommate information no later than August 1. It has been wonderful meeting everyone at Orientation so far and we are looking forward to meeting those of you who have not attended yet.

The next housing-related deadline on the calendar is June 30 when students’ health forms are due. The State of Connecticut requires certain immunizations before students can move in on campus, so please remember to fill out and submit those forms by the deadline.

Preparing for August Move-In

Looking ahead to August, we want to inform everyone that the main move-in dates for first-year students are August 23 and 24. Please review the schedule carefully to identify which group your student is in and the corresponding date they are scheduled to move in. Review the Fall 2023 move-in schedule

We also invite you to take a look online at our tips for packing, recommendations for items to bring with you as well as the list of items that are not permitted in the residence halls. Explore tips for what to pack and moving in

We hope you enjoy the summer and will see you soon!

Dining Updates

New Meal Plan Options Available in Fall

Meal plans have been assigned for the Fall 2023 term. All residential students default to the platinum meal plan and all commuter students will default to the bronze meal plan.

You can change your dining plan on the MyHousing page. Dining plans are assigned when invoices are available for the upcoming term and can be changed up until the end of the add/drop registration period of the term.

To view or change a dining plan:

  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 Campus and York Hill Campus will see Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum+ or Diamond for dining plan options.
  • Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan to Bronze+, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum+ or Diamond dining plans.
  • Full-time commuter students may upgrade from the Commuter Bronze plan to the Commuter Bronze+, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum+ or Diamond dining plans.

Log Into MyHousing

Learn more about meal plans

Learn more about how Dining Services accommodates students with dietary restrictions and allergies

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.

What’s new from One Stop

Invoices have been released

All undergraduate and graduate student invoices have been released. First-year students must pay their balance in full or sign up for a payment plan by June 24. All returning undergraduate and graduate students must pay their balance in full or sign up for a payment plan by July 15.

Review all payment due dates

Students enrolled in the Fall 2023 term will find their invoices on Quinnipiac’s Self-Service site.

Log into Self-Service

For the Fall 2023 term two payment plans are offered:

  • 2023 Fall (Auto Adjust) – this plan covers the student’s full balance due and will automatically adjust if the amount owed changes. Therefore, if financial aid is applied the balance due on the payment plan will automatically adjust. This adjustment can lead to an increase or decrease of the monthly payment plan. The remaining balance due will be split among the remaining payments.
  • 2023 Fall (Fixed Balance) – this plan allows the student to determine the amount to pay via the payment plan. To make any adjustments to the amount after the first payment is due, the student needs to contact the One Stop office.

Please reference the following for assistance as needed:

Should you have additional questions that may not be addressed above, please contact One Stop at If your questions are about financial aid, please contact We look forward to assisting you and welcoming you for the fall semester! 

Learn more about One Stop

What’s new from the Registrar

Registration for first-year students

New students complete registration for classes during Orientation. Open registration for first-year students will open at 8 a.m. on July 3 for schedule changes and updates. Open registration for returning students will begin at 8 a.m. on July 17. Open registration for all students will continue until midnight on September 1.

Diplomas for new graduates

Diplomas for May graduates have been ordered. Please have your students check their Quinnipiac email for electronic diplomas provided by Parchment. Paper diplomas have been sent to each student’s home address. Should you have questions, please contact

Learn more about the Registrar

Parking, Shuttles and Transportation


Summer 2023

Any new students enrolling in the summer terms must apply for a parking permit.

MyParking, our parking application, will undergo an upgrade over the summer and there may be a few days when it is not available. Please email if you have any urgent needs when the site is unavailable.

Learn more about parking, including rules and regulations

Fall 2023

All student parking permits expire on August 31, 2023. Returning students should look for an email over the summer with links to updated rules and regulations and instructions for how to apply for permits for the 2023-24 academic year.

First-year students may not have a car on campus per our university guidelines.

Recent Graduates


We held six Commencement ceremonies the weekend of May 12-14. The weather was beautiful all weekend and graduates, families and friends were able to celebrate this important milestone.

View all Commencement coverage, including stories, photos and videos

Professional Photos

Proofs of photos taken by Island Photography will be emailed to the graduate’s Quinnipiac email address.


All graduates will receive their diploma by mail in June. If you have questions, please contact the registrar

Save the Date for Bobcat Weekend

Join us October 6-8

Save the date for Bobcat Weekend! Bobcat Weekend is a time for our alumni, parents and families to come to campus and enjoy numerous activities. This year it will take place October 6–8. More information on the schedule and registration will be available this summer.

Learn more about Bobcat Weekend

Parents Council

Show your Bobcat pride: It’s a perfect time to join the QU Parents and Family Council!

As members of the Parents Council, we invite you to directly engage in and join a partnership focusing on the continued success of QU. As a member, 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 and family networking and social events. Members receive multiple opportunities to meet, advise and network with university leadership and administration, deans, faculty, staff and fellow families.

While each family customizes their experience to meet their family needs, the only requirement to join is a desire to help make a difference with an annual leadership gift in support of the university’s priorities.

Learn more about how to join from our Parents Council Co-chair, Ed Farris P’22, MD '26; P’25, P’25

For more information on how to get involved, please Aimee Marcella, director of development for parents and families.

Learn more and get involved in Parents Council

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