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Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Resources

Quinnipiac offers a comprehensive list of resources for graduate students designed to assist your journey through your advanced studies and beyond. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that graduate students encounter, and our dedicated resources are here to guide you every step of the way. From academic support to wellness services, we are here to help you excel in your studies and prepare for a successful future. At every stage of your journey, our resources are your partners in achieving your goals and making the most of your graduate experience.

Your Resource Toolkit


Graduate Student Handbook

The Quinnipiac University Student Handbook is intended to serve as a source of information on the many services, activities and policies of Quinnipiac University.

View the Graduate Student Handbook


Wellness and Safety Resources

Health and wellness strengthen the bonds of our community here at Quinnipiac. We prioritize the academic success, health, emotional well-being and safety of our students above all else.

Learn more about Health and Wellness

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Student Health Services

Hartford HealthCare is Quinnipiac's partner to operate our on-campus Student Health Services. With successful experience serving student populations at other institutions, HHC offers a collaborative and coordinated healthcare model and the ability to provide expert consultation to the university on a wide range of campus health issues, including student wellness, mental health, athletic training and infection prevention strategies.

Learn more about Student Health Services

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Counseling and Support

Our Counseling Services is partnered with Hartford HealthCare to provide resources for a variety of mental health issues and situations such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, sexual violence, eating disorders, grief, and alcohol or drug abuse — all at no cost.

Learn more about Counseling Services at Quinnipiac

Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) referrals

Report or Refer an Incident or Concern

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Academic Support Services

The Learning Commons provides a wide range of academic support services geared toward individual strengths, learning styles and goals. Our approach does more than raise test scores. Peer educators and support staff members teach students to think and learn with intention and to make connections between many academic disciplines.

Learn more about The Learning Commons

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Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services at Quinnipiac is committed to providing you with quality expertise and guidance. Whether you are having problems with your computer, need help installing software or have a general question about technology, our team of dedicated staff will guide you through each process and answer any question you may have.

Learn more about Information Technology Services

Submit a Technology Help Request

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Public Safety

Quinnipiac is home to one of the safest campus communities in the country. Our Department of Public Safety provides 24/7 coverage while EMTs in our emergency medical services program are ready to respond to any health emergency. Walking escort services are available on campus 24/7 and Blue Light emergency phones are accessible throughout our campuses. 

Learn more about Public Safety 

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Parking, Transportation and Shuttles

Quinnipiac offers several parking lots on and nearby the Mount Carmel, North Haven and York Hill campuses. We also offer a free shuttle system connects our three campuses and our local community, including area shopping and entertainment destinations, restaurants and transportation hubs.

Learn more about parking rules and regulations

Learn more about the shuttle system

Lactation Centers

To offer enhanced support for our students, staff and faculty who are new mothers opting to breast-feed their babies, Quinnipiac is pleased to provide multiple lactation rooms across the campus, tailored to the needs of nursing mothers.

For more information and to gain access to our Lactation Centers, please email Tina Monteiro at LivingWell@qu.edu.


Title IX

Quinnipiac is dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe environment in which members of the community can realize their full potential in an educational, working and living environment free from all forms of gender or sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Learn more about Title IX

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Bobcat Food Share program

The Bobcat Food Share was established to address food insecurity among students. Students both in need of short- or long-term help may access nutritious meals from this program. Arrangements will be made for pick-up at one of the three campuses. This program is a collaboration between Student Affairs, Chartwells and a volunteer network of student groups, faculty and staff.

  • If you're looking for more information or know someone who may benefit from the program, please complete an online form.

  • For questions regarding the program, including volunteer opportunities, please contact Gina Frank.

Graduate Work Opportunities

The university offers students the ability to work within the university community. Graduate Assistantships are available on a limited basis, to both full- and part-time graduate students.

Academic Graduate Assistantships

Students working in areas of instructor assistance, professional service or research will receive a tuition waiver for hours of service performed. Students who work 150 hours in a semester will receive a 3-credit tuition waiver.

Learn more about academic assistantships

Administrative Graduate Assistantships

Students working in an administrative support area will receive a paycheck for the hours worked, the average hours awarded are 10 hours weekly. Generally, students work 10 hours weekly per semester.

Learn more about administrative assistantship

More Resources to Explore

Housing and Food

Quinnipiac provides a number of housing and meal plan options to help our graduate students enjoy our campus community. These residences provide easy access to classroom facilities, study areas, fitness and other campus events and include a number of services and amenities to match your housing requirements.

Explore graduate student housing

Explore our dining experience


All of the knowledge you seek — from core class references to specialized periodicals — can be found within the walls of our three modern libraries. Contemporary design, digital collections and comfortable spots to sit and study make our libraries ideal places to catch up on course work or just read for relaxation.

Explore our libraries

Spiritual and Religious Life

The Office of Religious Life, the Center for Religion and the Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life offer many opportunities to connect with people, explore different cultures and look at issues from a new perspective.

Learn more Spiritual and Religious Life

Diversity and Inclusion

College is about more than your studies. It’s about meeting new people with diverse experiences and perspectives. You’ll be part of a community that celebrates unique backgrounds, beliefs and identities.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion


The new Recreation and Wellness Center offers facilities and programming to meet a wide range of health and wellness services. We offer dozens of classes and experiences each week, including Balletone, barre, bootcamp, HIIT, several types of yoga, hiking, meditation, Pilates, small group training, Spinning®, Ugifit® and Zumba®.

See the full schedule and register for classes

Additional Resources

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