Parents and Families Update: November 2023

We're in the Homestretch!

November 16, 2023

Two students walk down stairs below a pink and gold sunset and Long Island Sound in the distance

As we enter the final stretch for the fall semester, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful communities I have had the pleasure of interacting with during the past months.

Article Highlights

By Tom Ellett
Chief Experience Officer

Dear parents and families,

As we enter the final stretch for the fall semester, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful communities I have had the pleasure of interacting with in the past month.

The student theater group produced a terrific rendition of “Babes in Arms”; 40 students joined faculty and staff at On the Rock’s Pub and Grill for our monthly catered Talks on the Rocks dinner, (this month’s topic was what are the most important aspects in the job search process for Quinnipiac students); men’s and women’s soccer and ice hockey games, women’s rugby; the Diwali celebration; the Veteran’s Day dinner; SGA’s Ask Away Event; the International Business Annual Dinner; the 6 a.m. RecWell student group; three informative sessions on physical health and wellness (mental health focus, personal training, and nutrition for athletes).

We wrapped up the month of October with lots of Halloween activities around campus. There really is so much to do at Quinnipiac each day.

The student menu-makers are now taking the lead and selecting the dinner options in Café Q every day of the week. Please have your student contact menumakers@qu.edu for any questions or suggestions.

The Parent’s Advisory Board met in October (with a focus on Study Away) and the next meeting we will discuss the QU CARE process.

Should you have any questions, feedback, or would like updates on what we are doing on and around campus, please feel free to contact me directly or send a message to QUParents@qu.edu. Have a wonderful holiday!


In this Issue


What’s new from Student Experience and Engagement

Student organizations will not host programs during Thanksgiving Break. Activities will resume on Monday, November 27.

The Student Programming Board will host a Winter Week of events between December 1-8. Make sure to follow SPB on Instagram for more information.

New students admitted in the spring

We are excited to welcome our new students during Spring Orientation on Friday, January 19. New students should be working on their Q-Start list sent by Admissions. Orientation confirmation emails are sent after Q-Start Step No. 2 is completed.

Admissions and Orientation will host a new student and family welcome event at On the Rocks Pub and Grill on Thursday January 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Get involved

If your student is still looking to get involved at Quinnipiac, there is still time. Students can join organizations at any point in their journey here. If they need assistance, please direct them to studentengagement@qu.edu and a professional staff member will contact them. Students can also utilize our Do You QU platform now to search our different clubs and organizations.

 

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

Native American Heritage Month

Critical Conversations Speaker Series

International Student Services

Donate to the winter closet

International Student Services is excited to offer a new program called the International Student Services Winter Closet to help international students prepare for cold temperatures. Students can shop for free winter clothing and accessories donated by Quinnipiac faculty, staff and students at the International Student Services Office throughout the month of November.

International Education Week, November 12-17

Quinnipiac is celebrating International Education Week from November 12 to 17 this year. International Education Week is a worldwide celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange. The Quinnipiac community benefits from the perspectives and experiences of international students from nearly 60 countries who live and study at the university in addition to the many educational abroad programs Quinnipiac students are involved with around the globe. The community is invited to participate in a variety of events which can be viewed by checking out our Instagram page @qudcge.

Join the International Education Week celebration

Thanksgiving break entertainment

International Student Services is coordinating a variety of programs and events for students remaining on campus and in the local area over Thanksgiving break including shopping trips to grocery stores, a game night at On the Rocks and an excursion to an escape room in New Haven.

Thanksgiving Host Program

International Student Services is also facilitating the Thanksgiving Host Program in which students remaining in the area can have a Thanksgiving meal and celebration with a Quinnipiac faculty or staff member in their home. 

 

What’s new from Religious Life

Shalom Dear Parents,

Here at the Hereld House for Jewish Life, we have had guest speakers for Shabbat discussing Kristallnacht; as well as the Israeli peace activist and author Nitzan Joy Gordon. On Shabbats that there has been no specific programming, we have talked a lot about what has been going on in the world, specifically about Israel. Everyone is challenged by these hard times, including our students.

I hope your Thanksgiving is relaxing. When we return at our second Shabbat, will be our Hannukah party this year with a Klezmer band! It will be joyous and fun! 😊 If I can be of any help or service, reach out and I will reach back as soon as possible.

With my very best,

Rabbi Reena Judd

Contact Us

Rabbi Reena Judd can be contacted at reena.judd@qu.edu or 203-582-8206.

 

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.

Learn more about counseling services

 

Fitness

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

@qurecwell

Free Fitness Classes

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

Sign up for classes on the RecWell website

Upcoming events

Dates your student should be aware of:

  • Mile-High Climb, week of November 27
  • Club Sports Day of Giving, November 28

Dog Therapy

Take a “paws” from your studies and de-stress with a four-legged friend! Join our pet therapy session on December 6 from 3-5 p.m. in the RecWell and revel in unconditional love and therapeutic benefits

Stress Reduction Tea Party

Stress Reduction Tea Party on December 12 on the North Haven Campus and December 14 in the RecWell lobby 11 a.m. to noon

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays will continue from 3-5 p.m. in the Recreation and Wellness Center Lobby. The theme for November 29 is Financial Wellbeing.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training on mental health awareness and suicide prevention will take place on December 1 from 2-4 p.m. This is a great skill to have for your future profession, as a friend or simply to check in on yourself.

See the full schedule and register for classes

Visit the RecWell website

Fall hours of operation

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

Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Athletics and Recreation

Upcoming Events

Club men’s and women’s soccer will participate in NIRSA National Open Soccer Tournament in Round Rock, TX this week

Club field hockey will participate in NFHL Challenge Cup in Virginia Beach, VA, beginning today.

Highlights from Past Month

5 Club Sports Teams competed in Regional/National Tournaments over the last month:

 

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

We have been busy in the Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) community this past month. We hosted our 2nd annual Gratitude Workshop so students can practice saying ‘thank you’ to those who have impacted their QU/FSL journeys. We are hosting our signature Greek Allies program, for the second time this semester, on December 3, to train FSL-affiliated students on LGBTQ+ allyship.

So far this semester, the FSL community has raised almost $51,000 for philanthropic organizations and performed almost 3,100 hours of hands-on community service.

Upcoming philanthropy events include the Circle of Sisterhood Spelling Bee, a spelling competition to support education across the globe and Delta Upsilon’s Week of Giving which will fundraise for Toys for Tots. Giving back is so important to our community; feel free to encourage your Bobcat to attend any of the above events, they are open to all!

January 23 (snow date January 25) will be our Spring Meet the Greeks event in Burt Kahn at 9 p.m. While there are still some opportunities to join this semester, this is our signature kick-off event for spring recruitment processes. All are welcome!

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 fslife@qu.edu or asked via Instagram @qufsl.

Learn more about Fraternities and Sororities

 

Housing and Residential Life Updates

Greetings from the Office of Housing! We hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving Break and a successful conclusion to the semester. It is a festive and busy time of the year, and we wish all our wonderful residents the very best as they take their final examinations next month.

Thanksgiving Break Closing

All university residence areas close for the Thanksgiving break on Friday, November 17 at 6 p.m. and reopen on Sunday, November 26 at 10 a.m. We hope that everyone has a safe and restful break!

Closing Preparations

At the time of closing, Office of Residential Life staff will be conducting Health and Safety inspections of each living area. As a reminder, all decorative lights must be UL listed, LED lights with an attached on/off switch or a remote that is adjacent to the lights. Any decorative lights that do not meet these criteria will be removed and not returned during inspection.

Remove any prohibited items from the hall and take them home. Any prohibited items found after closing will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items will be discarded at the time they are confiscated. Please note that prohibited items like candles or other sentimental items are not an exception and will be discarded. Learn more about prohibited items

Students should refer to the checklist below as they prepare to leave campus for the break:

  • Turn off all lights, light switches will be turned off so plan outlet usage accordingly.

  • Close and lock the windows and close the curtains or blinds. Students with air conditioners should make sure that they have closed and locked the window.

  • Make sure the room is clean. Wash any dishes that are in the sink, wipe down counters and stove tops.

  • Empty all trash cans. Do not leave trash bags in the room. Remove them to the nearest trash closet or dumpster.

  • Take valuables home. The university is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

  • Take personal items such as medications, glasses and chargers home. Students will not have access to their room over the break.

  • Make sure furniture is not blocking room doors.

  • Hill residents should remove all items from balconies.

  • Lock the door. Students should take their QCard/key with them.

University staff will be entering rooms after closing to ensure these expectations are met. If action is required due to failure to comply with these expectations, you may go through the university conduct process.

Students leaving vehicles on campus over break are required to park in the York Hill Parking Garage.

Holiday Decorations

We know that many students enjoy decorating their living spaces for the holiday season. Please be mindful that all holiday decorations must comply with university policy. Live trees are not permitted in residence halls or houses. Artificial trees are permitted. The lights on trees must be UL listed with an attached tag, LED bulbs and an on/off switch or a remote that is left with the tree.

Winter Break Closing

We want to take this opportunity to inform everyone that all Quinnipiac residence halls and residential areas will close for Winter Break on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. Please note the Saturday morning closing time, which is intended to support residents who have Friday afternoon/evening final examinations so that they can get a good night of rest before departing campus the next morning.

All residents must vacate the residence halls on Saturday the 16 at 10 a.m. unless they have registered for winter break housing using our electronic request form, which will be available on MyHousing in early December. We will also send all residents a detailed description of Winter Break closing procedures in early December.

January Move-In

Please mark your calendars for January Move-In, which will be on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All returning residential students should plan to arrive on campus during these two days so that they can be prepared for the start of spring semester classes on January 22.

Review Move-In Schedule and Important Dates

Senior Housing Selection Process is November 16, 2023

Learn more about the housing selection and assignment process

 

Dining Updates

Upcoming Events

November is our month celebrating Thankful! This week is full of events with fun giveaways in Café Q, a Thanksgiving-themed meal on November 14, and a Cookies for Good event on Wednesday November 15. Students are decorating cookies, one for themselves and one to donate to Hamden firefighters. Some fun events coming up: DIY hot chocolate and DIY popcorn event. We’ll also be hosting a self-care fair in December!

Upcoming key events include our self-care fair! In Café Q on December 6, we will be partnering with Student Health Services and Mental Health Services to provide a moment where students can take some time out for themselves. Perfect timing for students to take a moment out of their day to do some self-care during their busy end of semester schedules.  

See all upcoming events

Past Highlights

Some highlights from October include the following – we hosted a culinary throwdown in Café Q where professors submitted their recipes to be voted on by students. We also handed out apple cider and apple cider doughnuts at two different events to bring some fun fall treats to students! We also had some fun station takeovers including a Fry Shack takeover at our Melt Lab station for National Potato Day. Additionally, we hosted a teaching kitchen with our Divisional Chef Glenn Batten in the Recreation and Wellness Center Teaching Kitchen.

Meal Plans and Staying on Budget

As we round the corner toward the end of the semester, students must be mindful of their meal points. Following the week-by-week budget guidelines, by the end of this week, it is recommended that residential students have the following points left in their accounts:

  • Silver Plan: $394

  • Gold Plan: $422

  • Platinum Plan: $445

  • Platinum+ Plan: $489

  • Diamond Plan: $593

Visit the Meal Plan Budgets and Staying on Track Page

View the  Meal Plan Budgets and Staying on Track page of our website to learn how to get your current meal point balance and manage your meal points. This page includes tips for staying on track and what to do if you have too many or too few meal points. Explore the resources on this page to help stay on track throughout the semester — including mobile and online budget trackers, and mobile ordering apps.

Assess Your Meal Plan Needs for the Spring Semester

Students should assess their meal plan usage over the fall term when planning for the spring term. Learn about the various meal plan options on the Meal Plans page of our website. Spring invoices are released after Thanksgiving break and students will find that they are defaulted to the same meal plan that they had in the fall. Students can change their dining plan on the MyHousing page. Dining can be changed up until the end of the add/drop registration period of the term which is January 26 for Spring 2024.

To view or change a dining plan, please:

  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.

Learn more about dining on campus and view instructions on how to change a meal plan on the FAQ section of our meal plans webpage.

Log into MyHousing

Learn more about meal plans

Hours of Operation and Menus

The dineoncampus website contains the most up-to-date information about hours. Visit the DineonCampus website

Dietary Accomodations

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

 

What’s New from Financial Aid

Attend an Info Session About Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA

Please join us for an information session on the 24-25 changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as outlined in the FAFSA Simplification Act of 2021/amended in 2022. Members of QU’s financial aid team will highlight changes you should know before completing the new FAFSA and go over how the new calculation may affect the estimated amount of your financial contribution. The financial aid staff will answer general questions regarding the process. Please note that specific questions regarding your student’s account and family’s information should be sent directly to the financial aid office.

Explore Your Loan Options

Borrowing money is one way to help finance your education at Quinnipiac. In the link below, you will find information about federal and private loan options available to students and families to assist with the cost. Remember to file a FAFSA to be considered for federal student loans, which typically have a more favorable interest rate, terms and conditions, as compared to private educational lenders.

Learn more about loans

Explore Outside Scholarship Options

We have seen many students lower their out-of-pocket educational costs by applying for outside scholarships. Here are some resources to help you make the most of your scholarship search efforts.

Students are encouraged to research outside scholarship opportunities that may include private sources such as your high school, local businesses, civic groups, national companies, church groups, charitable foundations, associations, etc. 

Explore outside scholarships

 

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 will continue to be administered through the Registrar.

Preparation for the January and Spring Terms

Invoices for January and Spring 2024 Terms will be ready on November 28 and payment is due on December 15.

Billing

Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, law and medical year 1 and 2 students who are registered for the January and/or Spring Term(s) will have their bill posted to Self-Service after the Thanksgiving break. We will send an official communication that the invoices are ready, but we ask all students and their proxies to mark their calendars for November 28.

It is important to note that some charges are estimated. Between now and the end of the add/drop registration period, the charges may change based on one or more of the following:

  • room assignment

  • elected change to a meal plan

  • waiver of medical insurance

  • an overload of classes

  • applying for financial aid or accepting financial aid

We recommend students and proxies regularly check their invoice to resolve any balances. At the conclusion of the add/drop registration period, students may owe a balance or be due a refund.

Payment

Payment for both the January 2024 and Spring 2024 Terms is due on December 15.

Invoices are available on Quinnipiac’s Self-Service site. The Self-Service site allows students and their designated proxy to do the following:

  • Review an invoice, which includes financial activity such as tuition, financial aid, and payments

  • Make a payment using a credit card or electronic check (cash is not accepted)

  • Set up a payment plan

  • Authorize a proxy to pay invoices on a student’s behalf (e.g., parents or spouses)

To ensure a smooth process, by December 15, we kindly request that all students with a balance for the January term remit full payment. For all students with a balance for the Spring term remit full payment or enroll in a payment plan. Payment plans are only available for the Spring term and the balance for January term cannot be paid with a Spring payment plan. Please note that students who are electing to enroll in a payment plan must enroll in the plan by December 14 for the first payment to occur on December 15.

If you are receiving an outside scholarship, it will not be reflected on the invoice until received. Please let both onestop@qu.edu and finaid@qu.edu know about any expected outside scholarships as soon as possible.

Payment Plans

For the Spring 2024 term two payment plans are offered:

  • 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.

  • 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.

Payment Plan Installment Dates

Payment plan due dates for Spring 2024 are:

  • December 15, 2023

  • January 15, 2024

  • February 15, 2024

  • March 15, 2024

  • April 15, 2024

Financial Consent and Tuition Insurance

In Self-Service, students and proxies will be asked to consent to the statement of financial responsibility which includes QU’s refunds and withdrawal policy.

Students will also be offered the opportunity to purchase tuition insurance through the GradGuard Tuition Insurance Program.

Financial Holds and Late Fees

Students who complete these tasks in a timely manner will prevent the possibility of having a financial hold placed on the account or late fees levied.

Refunds

At the conclusion of the add/drop registration period, students may owe a balance or be due a refund. It can take up to two weeks after add/drop for refunds to be processed. The fastest way to get a refund is to sign up for direct deposit.

1098-T

Students in degree seeking programs will receive a 1098-T form by January 31 if they have provided their Social Security Number (SSN) to the university. Students in degree seeking programs who have not provided their SSN to date, will receive letters requesting their SSN so that we are in compliance with IRS regulations. Please visit the 1098-T page of our website for more information.

Financing Resources

Learn more about payment options

Learn more about financial aid

Questions about your bill? Contact One Stop

One Stop Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact One Stop

Please know that this is a busy time for our offices. The best way to contact us is through email and it may take a day or two for us to respond to your inquiries. We look forward to assisting you.

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Please reference the following for assistance as needed:

Should you have additional questions that may not be addressed above, please contact One Stop at onestop@qu.edu. If your questions are about financial aid, please contact finaid@qu.edu.

Learn more about One Stop

 

 

Office of the Registrar (Academic Enrollment and Course Schedules)

What’s new from the Registrar

Registration dates have been announced and all students have received an email with their registration date. Graduate students will begin registration on October 30, while undergraduate student dates are based on credits completed. Currently enrolled students can view their academic progress using Stellic and register for their classes using Self-Service.

Learn more about the Registrar

Important dates for undergraduate students

Students are assigned their day to register for courses based on how many credits they have completed. This is the following schedule:

Credits Completed Registration Date
More than 87 credits October 30
57 - 86.9 credits October 31
27 - 56.9 credits November 2
0 - 26.9 credits November 3

After all students have had the opportunity to register, the system will open for all students.

Registration Dates Registration Activity
November 6-19, 2023 Open registration
November 27, 2023 - January 3, 2024 Open registration for J-Term
November 27, 2023 - January 26, 2024 Open registration for Spring
 

 

Parking, Shuttles and Transportation

Parking

Vehicles on Campus over Thanksgiving Break

Students who are leaving vehicles on campus while they travel off campus over Thanksgiving break must park their vehicle in the York Hill or North Haven parking garage.

For those few students who have permission to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving break, parking in surface lots is permitted. However, please be prepared to move your vehicle upon request. Failure to comply may result in towing at the owner’s expense. Stay informed by checking your email regularly throughout the break and remain vigilant in case of inclement weather.

Your cooperation is crucial for the smooth functioning of campus services. Plan your parking arrangements accordingly to avoid any inconvenience.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Stay safe!

First-Year Students

Please be reminded that first-year students are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus. Please do not send your student back to campus after Thanksgiving break with a vehicle.

Shuttles

Our new shuttle contractor has been hard at work since the beginning of the semester transporting our students between our three campuses, shopping centers and the historic district of New Haven. On academic days between the hours 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., the shuttles transport approximately 4,500 students every hour.

The New Road Shuttle Stop covering is expected to be installed during Thanksgiving break and should be ready to use when students return.

For more information about shuttles (schedule, hours and stops), visit the shuttles page at QU.edu/shuttles

 

What’s new from Community Engagement

Submit a grant proposal for the Community Impact Initiative

The Office of Community Engagement invites students to submit grant proposals for the Community Impact Initiative to respond to community needs. Students can earn up to $300 in funding per project. Projects may be proposed by individual students, a group of students or by a recognized student organization.

Join an upcoming event

The Office of Community Engagement will be hosting two on-campus events in collaboration with student organizations including Soup in the Suite on November 28 and Furry Friends for Refugee Children on November 11.

Recent initiatives

The Office of Community Engagement assisted with organizing the LGBTQ+ Leadership Retreat engaging nearly a dozen students in a day of leadership capacity building. The office also visited with two First-Year Seminar (FYS) courses to discuss the merits of service and engagement with the community and opportunities to get involved. Lastly, the office hosted two walking tours about the history of the African American Community in New Haven and a walking tour of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City.

Follow CAP on Instagram @qu_cap for additional information.

 

Public Safety Updates

The North Haven Campus will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. The North Haven Campus will reopen on Friday, November 24, however, please note that all access will be through the law school entrance only. Normal operations will resume on Saturday, November 25. As always, don’t hesitate to contact Public Safety at 203-582-6200 should you need assistance.

Contact

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911

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

 

Student Conduct

Some key things we’d like for parents and families to be aware of:

  • Defend the Den – This is a student-led, bystander intervention initiative whose mission is to empower students to speak up in challenging situations and foster a kinder campus culture together. By increasing bystander awareness, we create a more positive and inclusive community where Bobcats can rely on each other. Students are encouraged to participate in trainings, and there are opportunities for leadership roles with Defend the Den. Learn more by visiting the Defend the Den webpage
  • Promoting Responsible Action in Health and Safety Emergencies – This important policy at Quinnipiac encourages students to seek help for themselves or their peers in situations where a student is at risk due to intoxication from alcohol or other drugs. Any circumstances when a person is intoxicated to the extent they are unconscious, unresponsive, or vomiting is a potential life-threatening medical emergency. When students take the responsible action of calling for help, neither the intoxicated student nor the student making the call are addressed through the student conduct process. Learn more in the university handbook 
  • Suspended and Unrecognized Student Organizations – If your student makes the decision to join a student organization, please talk to them about the organization, and find out about the mission and values of the organization. All recognized student clubs and organizations, fraternities/sororities, and interest groups will be listed on Do You QU. If you have a question or concern, please contact the university. There are inherent risks associated with joining any organization that is not recognized or sponsored by the university, as they do not follow the same expectations or safety standards as recognized organizations.
  • Hazing – Joining any student organization should be a positive, safe, and encouraging experience. All hazing behavior is prohibited at Quinnipiac University and is illegal. Please talk to your student about hazing, and if you learn that they are experiencing hazing, do not hesitate to report your concerns to the university. You can access all reporting forms at qu.edu/report. In any emergency, please call Public Safety at 203-582-6200. For more information, please see the policy statement on Hazing in the handbook

 

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

Mark your calendars for Commencement 2024.

Friday, May 10

M&T Bank Arena, York Hill Campus
  • 1 p.m. — Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement

  • 5 p.m. — School of Law Commencement

Saturday, May 11

Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
  • 10 a.m. — School of Business and School of Computing and Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

  • 3 p.m. — School of Health Sciences Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Sunday, May 12

Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
  • 10 a.m. — College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communications Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

  • 3 p.m. — School of Education and School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

All ceremonies will also be livestreamed and recorded.

More information on ceremony details, including tickets, will be sent to all eligible graduates via their Quinnipiac email throughout the academic year. Please remind your graduate to check their email regularly for information. Information will also be available on our Commencement website

 

Graduating Students

Mark your calendars, the Commencement 2024 schedule has been announced.

Friday, May 10

M&T Bank Arena, York Hill Campus
  • 1 p.m. — Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement

  • 5 p.m. — School of Law Commencement

Saturday, May 11

Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
  • 10 a.m. — School of Business and School of Computing and Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

  • 3 p.m. — School of Health Sciences Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Sunday, May 12

Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
  • 10 a.m. — College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communications Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

  • 3 p.m. — School of Education and School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

All ceremonies will also be livestreamed and recorded.

More information on ceremony details, including tickets, will be sent to all eligible graduates via their Quinnipiac email throughout the academic year. Please remind your graduate to check their email regularly for information. Information will also be available on our Commencement website

 

Parents and Family Leadership Council

2023 Bobcat Weekend

We enjoyed meeting and seeing our Bobcat families during our 2023 Bobcat Weekend! Our Parents and Families Leadership Council met for their fall meeting on Friday evening and enjoyed a brunch with President Olian on Sunday morning, where council families were able to connect and discuss the latest campus initiatives and updates.

Show your Bobcat pride: It’s a perfect time to 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

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

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