Parents and Families Update: September 2022
Welcome! and welcome back!
September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022
Join us once a month during the fall semester for our Parent Academy. This month’s academy, Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. focuses on student connection and academic support. Parents/family members are invited to attend the monthly one hour zoom session with special guests from the University who oversee the operations. The guests will provide a ten-minute overview of their operation and then we open it to Q & A. Tom Ellett, CXO, serves as the host of this program. Register for the webinar here.
Each month the CXO meets with a group of thirteen parents who help provide ideas and feedback on the various issues we review. Highlights from the meetings will be posted in the newsletter each month.
Filled with shuttle schedules and activities for the weekend, the WHTW flyer is shared every Friday morning. These flyers are posted in the student residences every Friday by noon.
There are still several opportunities to join a fraternity or sorority at Quinnipiac. Those interested in learning more about our community can connect on Instagram @qufsl or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are welcome to meet the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff on September 30 at the Meet and Eat event. Students are encouraged to ask questions, say hi, and make an ice cream sundae.
The Office of Religious Life offers worship services and programs for students of faith to deepen their beliefs and provide opportunities to engage in social justice activities.
Through activities and events, students have the opportunity to supplement and complement the work of the classroom. The office also offers confidential resources, so what a student says remains with the religious life team.
Religious Life is also a valuable resource where students are challenged to explore life’s great existential questions for themselves.
The Community Service Fair is Thursday, September 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Bobcat Way Lawn.
One Stop provides seamless and integrated student administrative services throughout the entire student life cycle. One Stop includes cross-functional student solutions for:
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.
New parking policies for Fall 2022 will assign parking based on class year:
Check out Welcome Guide 2022 by searching for “Quinnipiac University Events” in your app store — to find the “Welcome Guide 2022” schedule for the first 6 weeks of events designed specifically for incoming students.
Find events throughout the year at QU.edu/events.
Student leaders have established a fund called the 1929 scholarship fund for students — by students. Students are collecting $19.29 to raise funds for student scholarships. The fund is reviewed by students on the team to help other students who are having a difficult time with finances. Please encourage your student to consider donating to this important scholarship fund.
Students should follow these Instagram accounts for up-to-date hours, programs and incentives:
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) is a club on campus and an amazing resource for parents. If you suspect that your child may be struggling mentally or emotionally, remember the five Ts: Tell, Test, Teach, Talk, Take Action.
To learn more and for additional resources, visit NAMI
Free Fitness Classes on all three campuses
Sign up 24 hours prior to each class at www.imleagues.com
Reflective Hike to Yoga
4:30 p.m. at Sleeping Giant State Park:
Sign up: www.imleagues.com
Women’s Wellness Night
6 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Fitness Center
Instruction, workouts, raffles and more!
Self-Care Check-In Workbook Series
A journaling series using a workbook (provided at first meeting)
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Sign up: www.imleagues.com
The Zen Den
MNH-309 on the North Haven Campus
Hours: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? The goal of the Zen Den is to provide a space for students to relax and unwind.
Each Wednesday, a different wellness topic is covered, focusing on how to have not only a healthy body, but a healthy mind. The university will provide educational materials outside Starbucks from 10 a.m. to noon at the table, let you know where to go to learn more, and open a dialogue for communication with an expert in the topic. To stay up to date with Wellness Wednesday events this year, follow @quwellness on Instagram.
Connect with others who understand what you’re going through, anytime and anywhere, with Togetherall. It’s free to use, anonymous and active 24/7. Join Togetherall’s online peer community today at togetherall.com with your student email.
The following are Health and Wellness Resources your Quinnipiac student has access to but may not be fully utilizing. In the case that your child comes to you with questions about how to sign up for a fitness class or a health services appointment, you now have answers:
What is CARE? The Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community through proactive, coordinated, and deliberate approaches by identifying, assessing, managing and reducing any student interpersonal or behavioral concerns.
The CARE Team is a partnership of various university offices that is supported by the Office of the Dean of Students. Team members include all residential life professional staff, select staff from counseling, student health services, graduate student affairs, religious life, fraternity and sorority life, veteran and military affairs, Title IX, department of cultural and global engagement and student affairs.
The CARE team meets weekly to review and discuss new referrals, ongoing cases and the best course of action to support students of concern.
CARE referrals are submitted by faculty, staff, students and community members.
Information and resources on Quinnipiac’s COVID protocols
A close contact is someone who has been within six feet of a COVID-positive person for 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period. Students, faculty and staff are responsible for notifying all close contacts they encountered during the 24-hour period before their positive test result. If you were exposed to COVID-19 as a close contact, you do not need to quarantine (regardless of immunization status). However, CDC guidelines recommend you wear a mask in public for 10 days and monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID. You should take a rapid test 5 days after your exposure, and if you test positive, you must follow the university’s isolation protocols.
The Bobcat Food Share program was established in 2019 and helps address food insecurity. The university has partnered with student groups and Quinnipiac Dining to provide nutritional food, paper products, and other services to our students in need. Students can either contract the Dean of Students Office for assistance or can be referred through CARE by a community member. Students may need assistance for a short-term or on a long-term basis.
Have a student who is interested in working for a non-profit organization? Have they considered doing Federal Community Work Study and make $16 an hour while gaining experience.
This opportunity is available to students who have submitted a FAFSA for 2022-23 and have financial need. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Positions can be found in MyQ under Student Employment.
Undergraduate students who were awarded Federal Work-study are already eligible to apply for these positions. Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to email@example.com. If eligible, then work with the Office of Community Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a position.
If your student is a Graduate Student and interested in doing community service, have them contact email@example.com to determine if they are eligible. If eligible, then work with the Office of Community Engagement (Vincent.firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a position.
The pub is now run students, Joseph Coverly and Savitri George. They bring a student perspective to hiring staff, managing menu, delivering great entertainment and helping to make it a student destination for dining.
Meal points are accepted for all food and non-alcoholic beverages.
On the Rocks is every Monday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., during the academic year.
Thank you to all who attended Bobcat Weekend! It was so great seeing each of you. Check out some of the many memories on the university’s Instagram account.
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