Carl Hansen Student Center

At Quinnipiac, you'll find a community of support that works hard to help you achieve your full potential. In fact, we're so focused on support services that we've got awards dedicated to recognizing staff members who go beyond the call of duty.

Quinnipiac has two student centers: the Carl Hansen Student Center on the Mount Carmel Campus and the Rocky Top Student Center on the York Hill Campus. Both are multipurpose facilities that provide opportunities for members of the Quinnipiac community to come together in a relaxed atmosphere.

For much of what you need, look to the Carl Hansen Student Center, which houses many facilities and services, including a post office, banking, the dining hall, lounges and the Quinnipiac Bookstore. The Rocky Top Student Center, which serves as a resource for students living on our York Hill Campus, features a dining hall, post office, fitness center, health services center and meeting rooms.

Managed by the Department of Campus Life, the student centers offer numerous programs and resources.

You'll find a variety of support services that will enhance your experience at Quinnipiac. These services include:

Campus Dining

Several dining options are available for students, faculty, staff and visitors, including two dining halls on Mount Carmel Campus: the Dining Hall (Cafe Q), which is located in the Carl Hansen Student Center, and the Bobcat Den, which is located on Bobcat Way; plus the North Haven Dining Hall, on the North Haven Campus; and the Rocky Top Dining Hall in the Rocky Top Student Center on the York Hill Campus.

All of Quinnipiac’s dining facilities are operated by Chartwells Dining Services.

Menus can be found on MyQ or by visiting Chartwells Dining Services.

Mount Carmel Dining Hall
The Dining Hall, also known as Cafe Q, on the Mount Carmel Campus, is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for all students and members of the Quinnipiac community. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rocky Top Dining Hall
The Rocky Top Dining Hall, also known as the York Hill Cafe, is located on the second floor of the Rocky Top Student Center and features five culinary stations for students and visitors to enjoy. Each meal is prepared to order. Choose from the deli, salad bar, pizza kitchen, home-cooked meals and Outtakes Cafe with to-go salads and sandwiches. The dining hall is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday- Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bobcat Den
Located on Bobcat Way on the Mount Carmel Campus, the Bobcat Den is a place where students, faculty, staff and their guests gather to relax and socialize. The Bobcat Den is open Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 4 to 11 p.m. Students can grab a quick bite, mealto- go or late-night snack from the deli or grill.

North Haven Dining Hall
Our North Haven Campus features a full-service dining facility, open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can pick up a quick snack or beverage or sit down for a complete meal from the various stations and salad bar. The dining facility offers plentiful seating and a great view of the pond. Grab-and-go snacks and beverages are available from the North Haven Outtakes Cafe, which is open Monday through Thursday, from 1 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Dining Service Options
Resident students on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses are required to be on a meal plan. A predetermined amount of food dollars is automatically put on the student’s account at the beginning of each semester and can only be used at on-campus dining locations (Mount Carmel Dining Hall, the Bobcat Den, and the dining halls at York Hill and North Haven). Unused food dollars will be carried over from the fall to spring semester; however there is no carry-over between academic years, nor may the unused balance from the fall semester be used to reduce the room and board portion of the spring semester’s invoice. If there is a remaining balance at the end of the spring semester, it will be cleared from the student’s account. Please note, however, that funds deposited to the supplemental dining service (the Blue and Gold service and the Legend service) will be subject to the same terms and conditions as funds deposited to QCash. No funds may be transferred from the required dining service or from the supplemental dining service to QCash or vice versa.

Campus Post Office

The Carl Hansen Center offers a post office with a variety of services. Mailboxes for undergraduate resident students are located on the Mount Carmel and York Hill Campuses. Learn more about mail services.

Campus Reservations (Events and Scheduling)

The Office of Events and Scheduling is located in the Facilities Administration Building on the Mount Carmel Campus and is responsible for managing the room reservation system (EMS). All requests for University space on the Mount Carmel, North Haven or York Hill campuses must be submitted via the room reservation system. Submit a request (MyQ login in required).

Career Development

Career development is provided within our individual schools and colleges in order to give you targeted, specialized information. We offer programs such as individualized appointments, workshops, career fairs and other great tools.  Learn more.

Community Service

The Office of Community Service is a central resource for students who are interested in giving back to the local community. The department helps students find off-campus work-study positions and volunteer opportunities.

Students also get involved in community service through student groups, academic programs and athletics. Learn more about ways Quinnipiac makes an impact on the campus, local and global communities.

Counseling Services

Counseling services are available to all students at no cost. Learn more about counseling services.

Financial Aid

Quinnipiac seeks to assist each of its students and their families to receive the maximum federal, state and institutional financial aid for which they are eligible. You'll get help with forms, work-study, loans and other concerns. Learn more.

International Student Services

Each year, Quinnipiac University hosts more than 200 international students from over 40 countries worldwide. The Office of Multicultural and Global Education offers a wide variety of services and activities to ensure that your time at Quinnipiac is both academically and personally valuable and fulfilling. Learn more.

Multicultural Services

At Quinnipiac University, we believe that diversity enriches the educational experiences of all students and promotes personal growth and a healthy society. To support and sustain multiculturalism, the Office of Multicultural and Global Education offers mentorship to underrepresented students; dialogues around diversity, student engagement and development through student organizations, and more.

Public Safety

To ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff, Quinnipiac's Department of Public Safety offers emergency response, walking escort services and ongoing safety education for the campus community. The department also regulates parking. Learn more about public safety.

Student Affairs

Quinnipiac students receive support for all aspects of personal and academic success from the Division of Student Affairs. From the student handbook to programs celebrating student diversity, the student affairs staff offers an array of enriching services and resources.

Student Employment

Every year some 1,200 to 1,300 students work on campus providing everything from admissions tours to technology-support services. We can help you determine whether you're qualified for these jobs and find them.

Eligible students receive federal work-study awards through the Office of Financial Aid as part of their financial aid package. Jobs are arranged at the beginning of the academic year and students are paid for the number of hours worked.

Current students search for available jobs through MyQ, the internal Web site for the Quinnipiac community.

Jobs are often available in these and other locations on campus:

  • Academic Technology
  • Arnold Bernhard Library
  • Athletics and recreation
  • Facilities
  • The Health Center
  • The Polling Institute
  • The Student Center

Student Health Services

The Mount Carmel Student Health Services center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while students are in residence, excluding summer term. A physician is available 30 hours a week. The Rocky Top Student Health Services Center is open eight hours a day to provide acute and routine care to students living on the York Hill Campus. Learn more.

Technology Services

There's a reason Quinnipiac is considered one of the most wired schools in America: our technology is student centered. You'll find Wi-Fi, a strong laptop-purchase program and terrific support services through our Technology Center. Learn more.


Students who want to explore the community off campus can get quick and easy access by free campus shuttles and other local transportation.

For questions about parking, please check public safety.