Parents and Families Update: March 2024

We’re in the Homestretch

March 21, 2024

Four students pose for a photo in front of a giant light up sign that reads QTHON

Welcome back from spring break! We hope you enjoyed (for many of you) having your student back, unless they traveled somewhere exotic, maybe even with the travel-abroad program. As we head into the final stretch of the semester, there is a lot going on around campus.

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By Tom Ellett
Chief Experience Officer

Welcome back from spring break! We hope you enjoyed (for many of you) having your student back, unless they traveled somewhere exotic, maybe even with the travel-abroad program. As we head into the final stretch of the semester, there is a lot going on around campus.

The 1929 fund is holding a fundraiser asking seniors to donate at least $19.29 and in turn they will receive a 1929 graduation cord. The group has raised more than $200,000 in scholarships for students entering their first year at Quinnipiac. Last year, there were six lucky recipients. Please tell your student to consider donating! Donate to the 1929 Fund

The GAME Forum, in its 13th year, is March 21-22, and will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, which attracts a diverse audience of over 1,300 business-savvy participants from more than 120 universities. The event features a comprehensive lineup of 30 panels, which includes more than 100 speakers representing 77 different companies. I strongly encourage your first- or second-year business students to take the free bus offered by Quinnipiac. For more information, please visit the GAME Forum website

Next week is the QTHON Week of Hope, which leads up to the annual event on March 23, where students participate in an eight-hour dance-a-thon to raise money for children in need, supported by current students, alumni, faculty, and staff alike. Last year, students raised more than $100,000, and more than $1 million over the past decade. I hope your Bobcat stops by the RecWell Center to support such a great event.

Well over 100 students applied for the mentor position in the new Grove residence hall and we selected those who were qualified. It will be an exciting opening for our newest residential facility in August of this upcoming summer.

Other notable mentions: QU men’s ice hockey team is heading to Lake Placid for the ECAC finals, while other spring sports are in full swing. The Critical Conversation Series is still ongoing with four more talks scheduled this semester, an upcoming blood drive is being held on campus, cooking class in the demo kitchen, and Earth Week is around the corner, April 22-26.

With some key Bobcats graduating, we are looking for students to take over management roles for On the Rocks Pub; ask your student if they are interested and have them reach out to me. It is a fantastic paid leadership opportunity. Lastly, room selection is quickly approaching for underclass students, please remind your students that deposit payments are due to participate in selecting their rooms for next year.

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



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Students transitioning to graduate school at Quinnipiac

Accelerated dual-degree and dual-degree students

Congratulations! Your student has almost completed their undergraduate education here at Quinnipiac. We have been meeting with students to assist them in planning for and making the transition to their graduate program in the summer/fall.

In the fall semester, Graduate Admissions held the initial Transition to Graduate School meeting with students. Katie Ludovico, senior associate director of graduate admissions, explained the admissions process to students and shared the “Transition to Grad School” form, which serves as their application to graduate school at Quinnipiac.

As we kicked off the spring semester, we have begun meeting with students to complete the Transition to Graduate School meetings. These meetings have been scheduled in collaboration with their program directors and/or schools and our Graduate Financial Aid and Graduate Student Affairs team.

During this second meeting, the students learn about graduate services, graduate engagement opportunities and graduate housing from Graduate Student Affairs. Graduate Financial Aid shares in-depth information on how to finance their graduate education including the costs, timelines and paperwork. All students who attend this session can access the handouts on Blackboard under the Organization section they have been invited to join. This allows them to easily share that information with you. These situations were conducted by Heather Hamilton, director of graduate financial aid, and Gina Frank, dean of graduate student affairs.

In addition, we are excited to share that each student who will be joining our graduate community will receive an academic cord to designate them as a dual degree student and will be entering our graduate programs as life-long learners.

The dates of the upcoming meetings:

  • Thursday, February 15: MSBA/MSA

  • Monday, February 19: MCB

  • Monday, February 19: MAT

  • Wednesday, February 21: MBA

  • Thursday, February 22: MSW

  • Monday, February 26: MAT

  • Tuesday, February 27: AMIL

  • Thursday, February 29: MAT

  • Monday, March 4: Computer science and cybersecurity


What’s new from Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)

Save the date: Our 10th annual Greek Week will be held from April 8 to 12. Our signature events include lip sync, FSL’s Got Talent, and a Step, Stroll, Salute Showcase. These events are open to the entire Quinnipiac community, so please encourage your Bobcat to join in on the fun! For more information, follow @qu_greek_week on Instagram.

Our annual FSL Awards will be held on April 16. We are so excited to recognize the individuals, organizations and councils who are doing such excellent work inside and outside the Quinnipiac community. Information will be forthcoming for family members who wish to join via Zoom.

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

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. 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.

Learn more about Fraternities and Sororities


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

Elevate Your Leadership Skills: Apply to Become a Listening Lab Leader

Calling all Quinnipiac students, faculty and staff. Are you ready to enhance your listening skills, cultivate belonging, and boost your LinkedIn with leadership experience?

Apply now to become a Listening Lab Leader at Quinnipiac University. Listening Labs offer a judgment-free, advice-free environment where students can connect deeply with their peers.

As a Listening Lab Leader, you will:

  • guide structured, timed sessions,

  • provide prompts step-by-step guidance for effective listening

  • foster connections and belonging

Preferred candidates are friendly, outgoing, and passionate about promoting listening, communication, and well-being at Quinnipiac. You should be comfortable leading discussions, holding groups accountable, and building community.

Apply to join us at one of the following training sessions at the Rec and Wellness Building, room 218: Thursday, April 4, 5 to 8 p.m., OR Sunday, April 7, 2 to 5 p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to become a leader in fostering meaningful connections on campus. Apply today!

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:


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 the RecWell website or on the RecWell app (Apple or Google Play).

Spring will include some on campus fitness instructor trainings and certifications. For questions and dates email:

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.

Opportunities to learn to cook in our teaching kitchen:

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  • March 25 – gGab and go energy balls

  • March 26 – Taco Tuesday (with HHC dietician)

  • April 4 – Grandma’s oatmeal cookies (with HHC chef)

  • April 22 – Sustainable cooking with SEA (and Quinnipiac Dining)

  • April 29 – Grab and go Greek yogurt dip

Wellness Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the RecWell lobby

Watercolors & Wellness: March 27 at 4:30 p.m.

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Relax, de-stress and check-in while enjoying an afternoon of watercolor painting.

Practice Your Journaling Series (4 weeks): April 3, 10, 17, and 24

4 to 5 p.m.

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Journals provided – check in and pause for a moment to see where you are and where you are going in a relaxing environment.

QPR training: March 27 and April 24

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Question, persuade and refer: It’s like CPR but for your mental wellbeing. Students will learn to notice the signs and symptoms of mental distress in themselves and others and refer out to our campus resources.

Student Health & Wellness Fair: April 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Quad

Partnership with Quinnipiac Wellness and HHC

Stop by and visit vendors, do activities, and grab some goodies all related to your overall wellness (with therapy ponies)

Patron satisfaction survey launched

The fitness centers are aiming to gain insight into what the students love and what the students need in hopes to use this to provide better services to the Quinnipiac community.

Fitness center employment opportunities

Students with federal work study will be able to apply to work at the fitness center this fall via MyQ starting in late March.

Mental health first aid trainings: April 5 and April 20

MHFA training offered to Quinnipiac faculty and students to become certified in the skills to respond to signs of mental illness.


Housing and Residential Life Updates

The Office of Housing is excited to announce the Sophomore and Junior Housing Selection Processes for the 2024-2025 academic year. Your student can participate by logging in to MyHousing to sign the housing contract and pay the housing reservation fee.

As a reminder, undergraduate students are required to live in Quinnipiac housing for their first three years.

Housing contracts are due on March 22, and every student who completes a contract will receive a housing selection number and a date/time when they can select a space either individually or as a member of a roommate group. The Office of Housing is offering students the opportunity to form mixed-gender groups and participate in a Gender-Inclusive Housing Selection process that will take place on April 3 and April 8.

Junior Housing Selection: April 3-4

Junior housing options include Crescent, Westview, Townhouses and Whitney Village.

Sophomore Housing Selection: April 9-10

Sophomore housing options include The Hill, The Village, Sahlin, Bakke, Founders, Larson, Perlroth, and Crescent.

We are also offering three living-learning communities that are open to sophomore students: Live Well, Multicultural and Unity.

Accommodations and questions

Students who may need to request medical accommodations for housing must do so by March 1 to be considered prior to the regular housing selection processes.

If you have any questions about the housing selection process, our staff are available in the Office of Housing in the Student Affairs Center behind the Bobcat Den. We are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are also available as follows:

We are excited to have your student join our residential community on campus next year!


Dining Updates

Dietary Accomodations

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

Meal Plans

As we are coming to the close of the academic year, students should be especially mindful of their meal points. All students are encouraged to check their meal points at least once a week by installing the Transact app on their mobile device or accessing the Transact website. Comparing the actual meal point balance to the week-by-week guidelines will help students to stay on track.

Too many points

  • Any leftover meal points will roll over from the fall to the spring semester. However, spring semester points will expire if they are not used at the end of the term. The last day to use meal points is on May 11.

  • Students with too many points have three options available to them:

    • Consider transferring points to another student

    • Participate in the Tap Out Hunger program and donate meal points to charity. This program opens in April.

    • Purchase food or beverages in bulk quantities directly from the dining hall to bring home. Dining services offers limited items based on cost value at the end of each year.  There is a sign-up process announced in April and pick ups take place in the final weeks of the semester. Students will receive a notification when the bulk purchasing opportunity begins.

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What’s new from Religious Life

The Hereld House community continues to gather together every Shabbat — to discuss the current situation and support one another.

Pessach this year falls on Monday, April 22. Like all years past, students who chose not to share Seder at home with their families, will be invited to share seder at my home. Please discuss this with your child and if you have any questions, reach out to me at or 203-582-8206 and I will reach back.

I send you all Much Shalom, Rabbi Reena Judd


Global Engagement

Our office has moved

The Office of Global Engagement has moved! We will now be in the Arnold Bernhard Library, suite ABSL-111. Students will enter the suite via ABLS-121, across from One Stop.

Learn more about global opportunities

Deadline to participate in Global Engagement Opportunities for Fall 2024, Summer 2024 and Faculty Led J-Term 2025 was March 15, 2024.


What’s New from Financial Aid

Explore Outside Scholarship Options

Now is an excellent time for your student to apply for outside scholarships for academic year 2024-25, to minimize the out-of-pocket college expenses.

Here are some important tips and links:

  • To avoid your student’s email address from being overwhelmed, create a separate email address just for scholarship searches and check it regularly.

  • Start locally by researching community resources. Information may be available at your library or city or town hall.

  • Never provide a Social Security Number on a scholarship application.

  • Watch those deadlines. April and May are common months for application submission deadlines.

Explore outside scholarships and see more tips


One Stop Office (Student Administrative Services)

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 are administered through the Registrar.)

January and Spring 2024 payment is past due 

Students with unpaid balances who are not on payment plans from the January and spring 2024 terms will have late fees applied in early April. In addition, these students have holds on their accounts which will prevent them from registering for the Summer and Fall 2024 terms.  Students and their proxies should access Self-Service to check for outstanding balances and pay accounts in full. 

Please visit the Resolve a Balance Due page of our website to learn how to check if your student has a balance and how to resolve it.

Tax forms available

As required by the Internal Revenue Service, 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 also are available through Self-Service when students login using their Quinnipiac credentials. Click on Tax Information and select 1098 Information to access 1098-T statements.

Summer and Fall 2024 tuition and fees due dates announced

With Summer and Fall 2024 registration just around the corner the billing dates and payment due dates for Summer and Fall 2024 have been announced. Please visit the When is tuition due for Summer and Fall 2024 FAQ on our website.

Credit Card Payments

Please note that all payments made with a credit card will incur a credit card processing fee. This fee is charged by the credit card processing vendor. There are multiple alerts concerning this fee in our payment portal. The credit card processing vendor does not return these fees so please be mindful when making your payments.

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

Learn more about One Stop


Office of the Registrar (Academic Enrollment and Course Schedules)

Summer and Fall Course Enrollment

Graduate and law students will register starting the week of March 25, and undergraduate students will register on their assigned day and time in April. Students will receive an email at their Quinnipiac email address with their appointment times. Student can also see their registration day and time at Self-Service

Students should only log into the Self-Service with one device. Logging in with multiple devices can cause a system overload.

Before registering for summer and fall classes, students should work with their faculty adviser to plan their degree path within Stellic. Students can see their faculty adviser on the Stellic profile.

To register for courses, students will use Self-Service

Students should check for any holds that may prevent them from registering. Students should work with the appropriate office to resolve them before their registration date.

If students are not returning to Quinnipiac, they should complete a leave of absence form or withdrawal form.

Students should update address, cellphone, and other contact information under their user profile in Self-Service.

Additional registration period:

  • April 8 to 19: Open registration for all current students at all academic levels to register for summer and/or fall courses

  • April 29 to May 21: Open registration for summer and fall courses

  • May 22 to June 9: Open registration for fall courses

  • May 27 to July 9: Open registration for summer II

  • May 27 to August 30: Open registration for fall courses

Graduating Students

Commencement information can be found on the Commencement site. Students should verify their anticipated date of completion at their Stellic account. If dates need to be adjusted, please email

Learn more about the Registrar


Parking, Shuttles and Transportation

For more information about parking, shuttles and bikes on campus, visit the transportation page


Student Conduct

Spring is upon us. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards values the support of parents and families in keeping our community safe. Please take note of the following:

Unrecognized fraternities: Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) and Delta Tau Delta (Delt) are not recognized by Quinnipiac. Both Phi Gamma Delta and Delta Tau Delta were suspended by Quinnipiac in spring of 2022 following a history of multiple violations of university policies. If your student has joined or discussed membership in either Phi Gamma Delta or Delta Tau Delta since fall 2022, please understand that they are not a member of a fraternity recognized by Quinnipiac.

They are also not recognized as members of these fraternities by either of the national headquarters of these organizations. Furthermore, membership in either one of these organizations may by itself represent a violation of university policy given that the university has ordered that these organizations disband. Please encourage your students to join a recognized organization so that they can receive the full benefits of fraternity membership. Please review this website to learn more about the fraternity and sorority community at Quinnipiac.

Off-campus gatherings: Spring is a time when students like to gather outside. It can be very tempting for students living in off-campus houses and apartments to host parties. In prior years, these parties have become dangerous and disruptive as word travels fast and crowds can quickly become overwhelming for the hosts.

Under our Good Neighbor Policy, students who host parties are responsible for the behavior of their guests as well as for all elements of a party regardless of their original intent. This includes the following important stipulation: “Connecticut state law and court decisions have held the social host liable for personal injury and property damage caused to a third party as a result of the irresponsible service of alcoholic beverages to guests, regardless of age. In addition, social hosts do not need to actually provide alcohol to their guests; they merely need to provide the venue for others to engage in irresponsible behavior.” Please discuss these expectations with your student as violations of the Good Neighbor Policy may result in separation from the university and for seniors it may result in losing the privilege to participate in our spring commencement ceremony. If your student lives off campus, it is very important that they are respectful of the surrounding community and are respectful of the laws and policies governing conduct off campus.


Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team

The Quinnipiac CARE Team is here to support students navigating health and wellness, behavioral or situational concerns. One in three first year students received support from this team last academic year and there are staff all across the university community that are prepared to help students! If you are concerned about a Quinnipiac student, more information about how to submit a CARE referral can be found on the CARE webpage


Graduating Students

Information on Commencement 2024 can be found on the Commencement website. This website will be updated with information throughout the semester as we lead into Commencement weekend.

All eligible graduates receive emails from Please encourage your graduate to check their inbox for these emails.

We receive a lot of questions about ceremony tickets. Information about registering for Commencement tickets will go out to all eligible graduates later this semester and information on tickets can also be found on the Commencement website.

The Commencement Committee hosts a variety of life skills workshops throughout the semester. Entitled the #Adulting series, workshops include Easy Finance Hacks for Your Life, The Absolute Beginners Guide to Meal Prepping, Basic Sewing Skills, Controlling Your Digital Presence and more. All graduates receive information on the workshops and how to register. See the full schedule and register. Please encourage your graduate to attend these worthwhile workshops. 


Parents and Family Leadership Council

Show your Bobcat pride: Join the Quinnipiac Parents and Family Leadership Council!

Interested in joining? As members of the Parents and Families Leadership Council, we invite you to directly engage in and join a partnership focusing on the continued success of Quinnipiac. 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 and initiatives.

Benefits of joining the Quinnipiac Parents and Family Leadership 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 QU experience

  • Invitations to special receptions with Bobcat families, President 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

Complete your application today

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

Aimee Marcella
Director of development for parents and families

Learn more and get involved in Parents and Family Leadership Council


Additional Resources

Join the conversation

Parents of current students have created an independent Facebook group — Quinnipiac University Families Helping Families — designed to help other current parents and families.

Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce launches app to showcase what is happening off campus

As you plan your visit to Quinnipiac, check out the recently launched Hamden community app, Hello Hamden This app features news, events and pertinent information about what is going on in the Hamden area. Download the app

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


Please note:

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

  • 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.


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