Quinnipiac University

College of Arts and Sciences Student Experience

Your learning begins in the classroom. Your growth as a student and an individual continues outside of it. The College of Arts and Sciences is a movable hub where individuals from all academic groups converge. You’ll live and work in a community of other students who might share your interests and values, but also offer different ideas and perspectives.

Unveiling the name of our new academic building

A rendering of The SITE academic building at South Quad
The SITE is designed to maximize student-faculty collaboration, exploration

January 22, 2024

Quinnipiac students will soon have the opportunity to prepare for successful careers in a new 137,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, student-centered academic building designed to promote community and interdisciplinary learning that will be called The SITE, which stands for Science, Innovation, Technology and Exploration.
Get to know The SITE

Transform society through civic leadership


An education in the College of Arts and Sciences is local, national and worldwide. How do we make that possible? One way is through immersive partnership programs that give you the chance to bring your creative work to life, move a company forward, and do real, tangible good in the world. In these programs, industry veterans become your peers and mentors.

Who are some of our partners?

  • The Global Engagement Fellows Program sends exceptional students to the United Nations in New York City to attend a seminar dedicated to human rights issues and global justice. In the spring, they travel to the University of Oxford, in England, to take part in research, collaborate with peers from other institutions, and present their work under the guidance of Oxford scholars.
  • Through Alianza Americana in León, Nicaragua or the Centro Educativo Pavarotti in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, science majors travel annually to work in collaboration with elementary and high schools. This interprofessional program connects students from STEM and education majors with local educators, and together they work on scientific experiments and presentations.

  • Lab Synergy
  • Oxford Consortium for Human Rights
  • Alianza Americana
  • Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum, Ireland
  • Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

  • Maynooth University, Ireland
  • University of Dublin, Ireland
  • University of College Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin City University, Ireland

Places to grow, explore and connect

Patricia Comitini, professor of English, leads Quinnipiac students on a scholarly expedition to the renowned Lewis Walpole Library.

Step out of the classroom

Your growth as a student at Quinnipiac occurs as much outside the classroom or laboratory as it does inside. Quinnipiac offers more than 150 student-led groups and organizations dedicated to academic excellence, literary and performing arts, social awareness, community engagement, student government and beyond.

Each student-led group gives you the chance to explore your interests more deeply, expand your skill set and join communities of equally talented and enthusiastic individuals. If a group that speaks to your particular interests and convictions doesn’t exist yet, we encourage you to work with student life to develop and launch it. Whatever groups you choose to become a part of, the kinds of social and professional connections you’ll make during your experience will help you long after you’ve graduated.

Student group types include:
  • Academic
  • Arts, entertainment and media groups
  • Cultural and identity groups
  • Fraternity and sorority groups
  • Government and programming boards
  • Honor societies
  • Political and advocacy groups
  • Recreation groups
  • Service groups
  • Spirit groups
  • Spiritual life and faith-based groups
  • Student media

Learn more about student organizations

Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities offer the opportunity for first-year students to live and engage in a community of like-minded peers. Bolstered by mentorship from faculty and staff, these communities provide a strong foundation for students to develop — both academically and personally — into professionals, leaders, citizens and lifelong learners.

Law and Legal Systems

The Law and Legal Systems LLC is for students interested in becoming lawyers, police officers and correction officers as well as students interested in government policy, policing, corrections, restorative justice and improving the legal system. This community brings together diverse ideologies and perspectives for productive, respectful conversations about issues related to law and legal systems.

Explore all Living-Learning Community opportunities

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