Parents and Families Update: March 2023

A week in the life of the CXO

March 17, 2023

Theater students preform a scene from Bulgaria Revolt

There are a lot of experiences to highlight from the past couple of weeks, including attending the student theater production, “Bulgaria! Revolt!,” a stunning production that captures living through the fascist regime in the 1920s in Bulgaria; a thrilling acrobatics and tumbling home victory; and a thought-provoking discussion on arts and culture.

Article Highlights

By Tom Ellett
Chief Experience Officer

Dear parents and family members,

For this month, I wanted to provide a small glimpse into a portion of my life as the university’s CXO, after the 9 to 5 workday.

As many of you know, I am fortunate to reside in the university residence halls, something my family has done for more than three decades and at four different institutions.  

At Quinnipiac, I live in the Commons with my wife, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, and our dog, Roman, a 13-year-old border collie/lab.  

There are a lot of experiences to highlight from the past couple of weeks, including attending the student theater production, “Bulgaria! Revolt!,” a stunning production that captures living through the fascist regime in the 1920s in Bulgaria. The performance was amazing. I made a late Saturday morning stop at the Shake Smart on campus, run by students, for students, which is the new protein bar, that sells an average 65-80 shakes an hour!

The Muslim Student Association celebrated Eid on Friday night at the Center for Religion where students had a festival of food and fun.  

I attended our weekly 1929 scholarship fund meeting, which is held on Tuesday nights, also run by students for students. These students plan events and activities that raise awareness on how students can donate to help their peers who need more funding to continue studying at Quinnipiac.  

Early Thursday morning, I met up with a student to work out in the new Rec and Wellness Center. There are a group of regulars who join me around 6 in the morning on most days.  

Every other Thursday night, we invite a group of students to come to our apartment and bake cookies for their peers.  

This past Thursday night, it was my wife’s birthday, and I hired the student group, The Legends, our a capella group, to sing a few songs for her. You can watch their performance on YouTube

You’re not a Quinnipiac community member unless you get to an athletic event, so this week I made it to the Acrobatics and Tumbling meet where the Bobcats beat Augustana College at our home arena. They are now 2-0! 

Once a month I cohost the “Talks on the Rocks,” a catered sit-down dinner with 70 students, faculty and staff to have a conversation on an important topic. This month we talked about the role the arts should play at Quinnipiac. Please encourage your student to attend a future talk; there is no cost!

Finally, on most Sunday nights I attend the CXO Advisory Board, comprised of sophomores and first-year students, who provide suggestions and ideas to enhance the overall Quinnipiac student experience.

As I hope you can see, I have so many opportunities to witness first-hand, many of the outside-the-classroom activities afforded to students at Quinnipiac. As always, I hope that I have the opportunity to engage with your student this semester. 

As always, should you have any questions or need guidance on assisting your student with an issue, please feel free to contact us at



In this Issue

  • Men's ice hockey set to skate into ECAC Semifinals this weekend in Lake Placid
  • Our brand-new Spinner® Chrono Power Bikes have been delivered this week
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate eSports team wins second consecutive MAAC title
  • Valorant eSports team wins first MAAC title
  • Quinnipiac ranked No. 3 military-friendly private university in the U.S.
  • A day of matches and memories for the School of Medicine
  • Second ‘Suite Tea’ set for March 23
  • Zen Den offers space for students to relax and unwind — every Tuesday
  • Annual QTHON dance marathon set for Saturday, March 25
  • Annual Wake the Giant concert set for April 30
  • 'Sisters Rising' Film Screening on March 27
  • Brewing Change: A Conversation & Tasting with Alisa Bowens-Mercado March 28
  • Students invited to join fraternity and sorority life honor society
  • Improving mental health through the JED initiative
  • New furniture ordered for original Village residential area
  • Second-year students discuss learning outcomes
  • QU Summer Pre-College Program Virtual Information Session
  • Sophomore/junior housing selection process set for this month
  • Timely resources available through the Learning Commons
  • Students encouraged to contact a manager with dining issues
  • Students encouraged to join the Quinnipiac Dining Student Advisory Board
  • Is your student on track with their meal plan? Check out some resources available
  • Tax forms available from One Stop
  • Course registration for the summer and fall to begin soon
  • Spring Break residence hall reopening information
  • Spring Break shuttle information from Union Station in New Haven
  • Upcoming community engagement events planned throughout the Spring
  • Benefits of joining the Quinnipiac Parents Council
  • Students share educational experiences from Spring Break in Italy
  • Commencement Fair set for Tuesday, April 18
  • Graduating students encouraged to attend adulting workshops



What’s New from Student Engagement

Second ‘Suite Tea’ set for March 23

The Office of Student Engagement will host their second Student Organization Workshop, “Suite Tea,” in the Student Organization Suite on Thursday, March 23. The workshop allows organization leaders and members to network and discuss how to have successful communication within the organization and its leadership. All are welcome! 

Connect with the Office of Student Engagement on Instagram

Annual QTHON dance marathon set for Saturday, March 25

QTHON invites you to participate from both near and far on Saturday, March 25 during their Dance Marathon event to raise money for Connecticut Children’s, the local Children’s Mircle Network Hospital. Students can still register today, and the organization is taking donations!

Learn more about QTHON

Connect with QTHON on Instagram

Big Event day of service set for Saturday, April 15

Thousands of students participate annually in the Big Event — completing community service in more than a dozen cities and towns throughout Connecticut.

Registration will open later this semester.

Connect with Big Event on Instagram

Annual Wake the Giant concert set for April 30

The Student Programming Board will unveil its Wake the Giant performer later this month — for its biggest event of the year. Previous acts have included Ke$ha, Dane Cook, Khalid, Blackbear and the late Bob Saget. More information on ticket sales are coming soon. Encourage your student to follow @quspb on Instagram for the latest updates!

New organizations made official

This past month, the Office of Student Engagement recognized two new student organizations:

  • Microlending Club

  • Quinnipiac Genetics

Learn more about these organizations and how to join on Do You QU

How to get involved

If your student is looking to get involved at the university, they can find information on all clubs and organizations through Do You QU

Students encouraged to nominate outstanding staff or faculty member

The Center for Staff and Faculty Excellence recognizes the exemplary work of our faculty and staff who bring to life the vision and strategic plan of Quinnipiac. Learn more and find a link to nominate outstanding members of the university community.

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

Multicultural Education

Upcoming Events

“Sisters Rising” Film Screening on March 27

The College of Arts and Sciences is collaborating with the Department of Cultural & Global Engagement to host a screening of “Sisters Rising” followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, Brad Heck & Willow O'Feral, on Monday, March 27, at 5 p.m. in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater. “Sisters Rising” is a powerful feature documentary about six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty.

Brewing Change: A Conversation & Tasting with Alisa Bowens-Mercado on March 28

Co-Hosted by the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement, the M&T Bank Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and the M&T Bank Center for Women & Business, Brewing Change: A Conversation & Tasting with Alisa Bowens-Mercado, will occur on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at On The Rocks Pub and Grill in the Rocky Top Student Center.

Past Events

Black History Month

For Black History month, the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement hosted a teach-in to focus on health and wellness within the Black community. Wendy Garvin Mayo, a nurse practitioner and stress solution strategist, discussed the impact stress has on one’s mental health and well-being. She dove into the various types of stress and stressors. Daymyen Layne, director of multicultural education, highlighted authenticity in the workplace and how individuals use code-switching to fit into an environment. Other speakers also covered mental health, advocating for policy changes, and how to best achieve personal goals.

Quinnipiac recognized members of the Bobcat family who are working together to make the world a more equitable place with the inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr., Dream Awards. “The inaugural MLK Dream Awards were established to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and his commitment to justice,” said Don Sawyer, vice president for equity, inclusion, and leadership development. “The award recognizes one student, one staff, one faculty and one alumnus who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to creating a more just and equitable world.” The recipients include Marilyn Ford, professor of law; William Jellison, professor of psychology and women's & gender studies; Khalilah Brown-Dean, associate provost for faculty affairs; Emily Diaz ’24; and Mercy Quaye ’13, MS ’18.


Public Safety Updates

Public Safety has noticed an uptick in students using state-issued handicap placards registered to family members. This is just a reminder that a handicap placard is issued in the name of the disabled person and is for their exclusive use. The placard holder must be in the vehicle to park in a handicapped space. Handicap placards must be registered with One Stop with proper state documentation in the legal name of the placard applicant. Any vehicle and student found in violation of using a handicap placard is subject to being towed and fines. Handicap spaces are reserved for students, faculty, staff and guests who have a valid handicap placard.

Any car that is not registered with One Stop will be subject to tow. One Stop is available for all parking pass registration questions.


For life-threatening emergencies, call 911

For all other emergencies, or requests for help, contact:


What’s new from Fraternity and Sorority Life

If your Bobcat is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority this semester, there are still lots of opportunities to do so. Interested students can email to connect with our staff and ask questions.

Over 200 fraternity/sorority members were invited to join one (or multiple) of our three honor societies this semester. We look forward to welcoming those members into Gamma Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, and/or Rho Lambda!

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is so excited to host our first ever Step, Stroll, and Salute Showcase at QU on Friday, March 24! All are welcome to celebrate the culturally based fraternities/sororities in the greater New Haven area as they show off these important traditions.

We are also so excited to host Greek Week, April 10 through April 14! All students are welcome to join in on the fun; events include trivia, a talent show, a change challenge to raise money for charitable organizations, and a lip sync and dance competition. 

Connect with Quinnipiac Greek Week on Instagram

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.

Questions about Fraternity and Sorority Life

There’s so much coming up 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 or asked via Instagram @qufsl

Health and Wellness Updates

Join a Spinning class on our new equipment

Quinnipiac is the first university to install the latest top of the line from Spinning® and one of the first studios in the country to have the bikes. The bikes feature the latest innovation in power-meter technology to provide the rider with instant and accurate metrics. Our studio is equipped with a beautiful new sound and light system to enhance each workout experience. Additionally, we have the Spivi® leaderboard system which allows each rider to track and save the metrics from each ride. Never taken a class? Don’t worry, our instructors are all certified with Spinning® and are able to create a workout that meets the needs of every level in class. Don’t be shy. Come give our Spinning® classes a try!

Upcoming events and opportunities

  • Outdoor recreation trips will be starting April.

  • Women’s Wellness Night on March 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Recreation and Wellness Center

  • Figure Skating Exhibition on March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the M&T Bank Arena

Highlights from the past month

  • Men's club volleyball won the Providence Invitational Tournament on February 5

  • Club figure skating earned 9th overall at the MIT Figure Skating Competition

    • Individual medal honors for Megan Crum (Silver), Lianna Feher (Silver), Anna Payrazyan (Bronze) & Emily Bartlett (Gold)

Improving mental health through the JED initiative

At the end of February, meetings were conducted in order to move forward with our four-year strategic plan towards becoming a JED campus. The JED foundation focuses on emotional health and suicide prevention among teenagers and young adults. Quinnipiac has undergone a tour, meetings with Hartford Healthcare and counseling staff, a student focus group, and are looking forward to further assessment leading us well on our way to becoming a JED campus.

Learn more about the JED Campus Initiative


Housing and Residential Life Updates


The housing office was delighted to welcome more than 3,700 students into our residence halls during Spring Move-In on January 21 to 22. The semester has begun well, and we are enjoying our interactions with your students.

Housing Selection

The Housing Office has received a strong positive response from current first-year and sophomore students who will be participating in our upcoming Housing Selection processes. As a reminder, the dates are as follows:

  • Junior Housing selection (for current sophomores) takes place on March 23 to 24.

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

View housing options available

Review and sign the housing contract

Sign your housing contract and pay your housing reservation fee so that you can live close to friends, close to classes and have 24-hour support from university staff. Please review the housing contract carefully before signing as it is a legally binding agreement.

Students can select their rooms for next year by following five steps on MyHousing,

  1. Agree to the housing contract by March 10

  2. Pay the $500 housing reservation fee

  3. Select roommates (or participate solo)

  4. View their selection number on or after March 20

  5. Log in at the assigned time and choose from the available spaces

View the Housing Contract (PDF)

Sign the Housing Contract

The next steps in the process are for participating students to finalize their roommate groups and log on to MyHousing on Monday, March 20th after 2 p.m. to view their selection number and corresponding time. For more information about the Housing Selection process and answers to frequently asked questions, please see the Housing website.

Looking ahead, we wish to inform everyone that the residence halls will remain open on the weekend of April 7 to April 9 when some students will be celebrating Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

We look forward to the opportunity to host your student in Quinnipiac 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

New furniture ordered for Old Village residential area

Based on a series of conversations through the Parent Advisory Board, the university has purchased new furniture for the common rooms of the 14 buildings (in 56 apartments) of original Village, which student’s term as “Old Village.” Furniture includes sofas, loveseats and end tables. The furniture will be ready for next semester. This is part of a multi-year project to furnish the common areas in the entire Village, and eventually The Hill.

First- and second-year students to receive self-care bags

Mount Carmel Hall Councils created self-care bags for first- and second-year students. Items included: Emergen-C, ChapStick, sunscreen and hydration packets, along with contact information of emergency contacts of companies should students need assistance with mental health concerns. These bags were distributed to residential students before Spring Break.

Second-year students discuss learning outcomes

The Sophomore Year Experience (S.Y.E.)  has kicked off spring semester suite visits in all the sophomore Mount Carmel Campus residential areas. Suite visits are intentional conversation held by RAs each semester which allows time to have conversations with their assigned residents. These conversations involve topics related to living on campus and learning outcomes from the SYE residential curriculum. The RAs will also be updating our residents on upcoming roommate socials hosted by Residential Life, which will be a time for first- and second-year residential students looking for roommate and or Suitemates for the upcoming 2023-24 year.

Successful series of events at On The Rocks Pub and Grill

York Hill residential life has hosted collaborative programming throughout the semester with On the Rocks Pub and Grill. Each event brought more than 80 students for for activities including trivia and arts and crafts. Other collaborations with On The Rocks include Cultural Competency Trivia hosted on March 6 and Stress Management, set for April 6.

3-Year Housing Requirement

Quinnipiac wants students to engage in the full experience of living on campus to maximize their personal and professional development. Therefore, all full-time undergraduate students enrolling in the fall or spring are required to live in Quinnipiac housing for their first 3 years (until the end of their sixth academic semester, not including summer or winter terms).*

*If your student is required to live on campus and does not participate in the housing selection process, they will be financially responsible for the housing contract (room and board charges for both fall and spring semesters).

Spring Break Closing and Opening

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Spring Break! The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, March 19 at 10 a.m.


Dining Updates

Chartwells, our campus food service provider, strives to deliver an exceptional dining experience for our entire university community. This includes a variety of flavorful culinary options made from quality ingredients that are served daily in dining halls across all three campuses. Occasionally, the quality of a meal served does not meet the high standards we hold Chartwells accountable to. That is why we have created a number of feedback loops and initiatives to help deliver the highest quality dining experience at Quinnipiac. This includes:

Contact a manager

If your student has any immediate suggestions, questions or concerns, please encourage them to speak directly to the dining hall manager on duty. This is often the best and quickest way to solve any dining-related issues.

The Quinnipiac Dining Student Advisory Council

The Quinnipiac Dining Student Advisory Council brings together Quinnipiac students, administrators and Chartwells staff who work together to elevate the on-campus dining experience through honest discussions and the creation of new ideas. All students are welcome to join the next meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the student center, outside the poster making area.

MBA Student Study

We have enlisted the support of a group of our MBA students to conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of the Quinnipiac dining experience that will include student feedback and address topics like food quality, variety, meal plans and more.

Stay on track with meal points

Please encourage your student to regularly check their meal point balances on the Q-Card 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.

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 Q-Cash or use a credit card.

Tips to stay on track

All students are offered a receipt at check out in the dining halls. Students should review their receipt to stay informed about how they are spending their points.

Learn more

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

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 is open!

Shake Smart is open in the new Recreation and Wellness Center. View the full Shake Smart menu.


Learning Commons / Student Academic Support

Timely resources available through the Learning Commons

Academic Development and Outreach

Academic Development and Outreach aims to help students become partners in the process of their education.

Over the past few weeks, The Learning Commons has made outreach via email as well as visited many classes to talk about the academic support available to help students thrive in their classes. Your student has likely just completed their first tests, or turned in their first big assignments of the semester. We encourage students to take some time to reflect on what went well, what can be improved and what steps can be taken to make those improvements.

The Learning Commons has a team of professional academic specialists and academic coaches (these serving first year students) who are available to meet with your student for an academic consultation, as well as subsequent meetings. Staff will work with your student one-on-one or with a group of their peers to help develop evidence-based learning strategies and study skills. This is an ideal time of the semester to engage in this type of support.

More detailed information can be found on the Learning Commons sharepoint website

Peer Education

Peer education includes academic support for students by students.

  • Peer tutoring with about 50 tutors is open both on ground and online

  • Peer fellow sessions are up and running again with about 50 peer fellows

  • Study tables, 15 different meeting times each week for 18 course areas

  • Peer catalysts in 33 sections

For more information, students can see our resource page

Office of Student Accessibility

Following several weeks of pre-semester outreach, OSA continues to work with interested students. We very much encourage students to connect with OSA if they have any questions about accommodations. OSA can be reached at

We have added some new colleagues to our staff as well, providing more meeting opportunities and support to students. Learn more about OSA at Quinnipiac.

Learn more about the Learning Commons


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

January and Spring 2023 Payment is Past Due

Students with unpaid balances from the January and Spring 2023 terms will have late fees applied in March. In addition, these students will have holds placed on their accounts which will prevent them from registering for the Summer and Fall 2023 terms. Students and their proxies should access Self-Service to check for outstanding balances and pay accounts in full.

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.

Tax Forms Available

As required by the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), Form 1098-T is available to all students with qualified tuition and other related educational expenses paid during the previous calendar year. 1098-T forms are available through Self-Service when students login with their Quinnipiac credentials. Click on Tax Information and select 1098 Information to access your 1098-T statements.

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

Learn more about One Stop

What’s new from the Registrar

Students have received information about registering for their summer and fall courses. Students will be able to register starting Monday, March 20, for returning graduate students and by appointment date starting on Monday, March 27 and occurring through Friday, March 31, for undergraduate students. Open registration for all students will begin on Monday, April 3.

More information is available at the Registrar's Office. Students will need to utilize their Quinnipiac Self-Service account in order to register for their classes. All courses for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters can be found in the Course Catalog

To view more upcoming dates, please visit the Academic Calendar. View the academic calendar

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.

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 impact the south side of the Mount Carmel Campus and where we walk or drive as we circumvent the building site in that area.


The parking rules and regulations will continue to be enforced this semester. 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.


What’s new from Community Engagement

Upcoming Opportunities

Soup recipe workshop on March 21

On Tuesday, March 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the new model kitchen within the Recreation and Wellness Center, the Office of Community Engagement will be collaborating with Professor Dana White and a group of nutrition students to review the soup recipes for changes and enhancements that are used in the office’s programming.

QTHON to benefit Children’s Miracle Network on March 25

QTHON invites you to participate from both near and far on Saturday, March 25 during their Dance Marathon event to raise money for Connecticut Children’s, the local Children’s Mircle Network Hospital. Students can still register today, and the organization is taking donations!

Learn more about QTHON

Connect with QTHON on Instagram

Soup in a Bag for food pantry volunteer opportunity on March 28

On Tuesday, March 28, from 11 to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda the Office of Community Engagement will be hosting a Soup in a Bag event to encourage students to create dried soup recipes that will be donated to a local nonprofit organization’s food pantry.

Tap Out Hunger meal point drive launches April 3

On Monday, April 3, the Office of Community Engagement will launch the annual Tap Out Hunger meal point drive and encourage students to donate meal points to help reach the $25,000 goal. Funds raised will be used by local nonprofits to purchase bulk food items for their food programs.

The Big Event on April 15

The Big Event has opened registration for Team Captains and Individual Participants and registration is open now through Friday, March 31. Students are encouraged to register to participate in this annual day of service. Follow @qubigevent on Instagram for specific information on how students can sign-up.

Past Events

AmeriCorps celebration

The Office of Community Engagement recently celebrated AmeriCorps week during the week of March 6 with tabling opportunities and two presentations. AmeriCorps week is a dedicated week to encourage United States citizens to join the national service movement. It aims to bring communities together to help one another, especially in times of crisis. They allow people to dedicate different amounts of time to their service and offer benefits to those enrolled.

The Office of Community Engagement is always available to meet individually with students to assist them in identifying volunteer opportunities or to discuss long-term service options such as AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps.


Graduating Students


  • #Adulting Workshops: Dates February through April, watch for details via email

  • Commencement Fair: Tuesday, April 18

  • Ticket Registration: April dates to be announced

  • Toast to the Class of 2023: Monday, April 25

The countdown to Commencement is on! Graduates have ordered their caps and gowns and had the opportunity to participate in various #Adulting workshops including personal finance/budgeting, basic sewing skills and how to support organizations important to them. Upcoming #Adulting workshops include how to buy/lease a car, automotive maintenance and basic cooking skills.

Graduates will receive information on registering for their ceremony tickets in early April. Please encourage your graduate to continue to check their Quinnipiac email for information on Commencement.

Visit the Commencement website


Summer Pre-College Program Updates

QU Summer Pre-College Program Virtual Information Session

Students can attend live Quinnipiac Summer Pre-College Program Virtual Information Session. The webinar covers why Quinnipiac is the best way to accelerate high school and middle school youth's academic and personal goals. The program runs 1-2 weeks with commuter and residential options. Topics range from STEM, health sciences, business, communications, game design, data science, and more!

Dates and times:

  • March 15 and 28 at 11:30 a.m.

  • April 19 and 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Navigating Financial Aid like a Professional Virtual Information Session

Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn more about key financial aid terms, how financial aid works, and the top tips for families 1-2+ years out from college to maximize their financial aid options. The virtual information session is hosted by Elizabeth Beaton, Associate Director of Financial Aid.

Dates and times:

  • March 30 at 11:30 a.m.

  • April 13 at 7 p.m.

Applying for summer programs — Spaces filling fast

Enrollment for this summer of 2023 is stronger than expected, and some summer programs may fill up before the May 1 application deadline. Please consider applying soon or contacting our office about program space availability at 203-582-7558 or online on the Summer Experiences and Courses page.


Parents Council

Join the QU Parents Council today!

Quinnipiac has long valued parents and families as partners in our students' education and success. 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

Benefits of joining the Quinnipiac Parents Council:

  • To serve as ambassadors for the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents of Quinnipiac University through engagement, career development and philanthropy

  • Presentations by administration, faculty, staff and others about how your student can maximize their Quinnipiac experience

  • Invitations to special receptions with Bobcat families, President Judy Olian and university leadership

  • Ambassadors for new Bobcat families, and promote parent involvement & support of university initiatives

  • Host or attend regional or on-campus events

  • Special Commencement benefits

For more information on how to get involved, please contact:

Aimee Marcella, director of development for parents and families, at

Learn more and get involved in Parents Council



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 to sign up.

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