Quinnipiac University
Aerial view of the dormitories on the Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden Connecticut.

Living at Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac is an amazing place to live. Why? When you become a Bobcat, you join a vibrant and diverse community in an environment purposefully designed to create a healthy and active lifestyle, build lifelong friendships, and unlock and embrace your passions. 

Live here. Thrive here.

Quinnipiac students Krista Dillane, ' 20, Film, TV and Media, Alphee Herion, '18, Criminal Justice, Katarzyna Bogumil, '19, MBA, and Nsonsa Kisala, '20, Mechanical Engineering, from left, sit outside the Commons residence hall on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus

There are many benefits to living on campus, from a robust student life experience, a focus on health and safety, and valuable amenities available. We offer more than a dozen modern residence halls featuring traditional, apartment and suite-style accommodations that foster a community environment with options to ensure your living space fits your life.

Every residence hall is comfortable and welcoming, each with its own unique character and style. Our residence hall community has been purposefully designed to provide a village-like atmosphere that you'll love calling home. 

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Benefits of Living on Campus

At Quinnipiac, all incoming students are required to reside on campus during their first three years of enrollment. That’s because living on campus provides a comfortable and convenient home base near to all the action, and the resources that will help you thrive academically and socially. You will become fully immersed in our campus life and culture, and be close to places you can quietly study, relax, or enjoy a meal with friends.

  • Annual events, including guest speakers, concerts, student group events and food festivals.
  • A range of student-run clubs and organizations, as well as numerous intramural, club and Division I sports teams.
  • 8 Living-Learning Communities that allow you to live with fellow Bobcats who share similar passions and academic interests.
  • A 35:1 ratio of residents to resident assistants, which means that you can count on a network of support.
  • Convenient access to the Arnold Bernhard Library (open 24/7).

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Four students talk in their residence hall room
Four students talk in their residence hall room

  • Department of Public Safety provides around-the-clock coverage for the safety and security of our students.
  • On-campus student health and counseling services.
  • Secure facilities with access to your room, suite and building via your student ID.
  • Walking escort services available on campus 24 hours a day.
  • All university facilities are smoke- and tobacco-free.
  • New emergency medical services program staffed by students who are EMTs.
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities on both residential campuses with a variety of fitness classes.
  • Easy access to miles of trails in Sleeping Giant State Park and the Farmington River Canal Trail.

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Learn more about Safety and Security

A student wearing a mask performs yoga poses in the grass
A student wearing a mask performs yoga poses in the grass

  • A shuttle network provides safe transport to our 3 campuses, local shopping and entertainment destinations, trackable via our real-time mobile app.
  • A wide variety of food options and flexible dining plans on each of our 3 campuses.
  • Free use of all campus laundry facilities.
  • Living units, furnished with all of the essentials and amenities of college living.
  • Simple online work-order system for daily maintenance and 24-hour emergency repairs.
  • Roommate matching survey, along with the opportunity to select your roommate.

Living-Learning Communities

First-year students in the dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program in Quinnipiac’s School of Business work together to row a dragon boat during a team building event on August 24, 2017, at Riverside Park in Hartford, Connecticut.

A focused experience supporting your passions

Our Living-Learning Communities have been created to bring students with shared interests, passions or academic pursuits together in a shared residential environment. When you join one of these communities, you are afforded all the benefits of on-campus living, along with additional advantages that help you to more deeply engage with each group’s defined purpose.

These advantages include living with peers who share similar academic, personal and social interests; unique connections with dedicated faculty, staff and student leaders; and opportunities throughout the year to enhance your academic and personal experiences through community-wide programming, social outings and lifelong social connections.

Our 8 Living-Learning Communities include:

  • Business 3+1 BS/MBA program (invitation only)
  • Communications 3+1 (invitation only)
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Global Living
  • Honors Program (invitation only)
  • LiveWell (health, wellness, substance-free)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

Dining Experience

The dining halls on each of our 3 campuses offer a variety of choices each day for all tastes, cravings and dietary needs. These include familiar favorites, such as Starbucks, Au Bon Pain and Boar’s Head Deli with a variety of culinary options that range from classic American and southwestern to Asian, Italian and Mediterranean.

We make meals matter. We believe food is best enjoyed fresh and crafted from only the best ingredients. So whether it’s a sit-down meal with friends, just a quick bite or coffee break, good food is something you will look forward to.


Athletics and Recreation

Whether you’re working out in one of our fitness centers, joining a group class or hitting the nearby trails for a hike, you’ll never be short of options for staying active, having fun and keeping fit. 

The fitness centers located on each of our 3 campuses are packed with the state-of-the-art equipment you'll need to maintain a healthy body and mind, from ellipticals to treadmills to free weights, and much more.

Athletics and Recreation

Study Areas

We understand that everyone has their own unique study habits and preferences. For this reason, we’ve carefully designed a variety of spaces to ensure your comfort, help you focus and maximize your success.

These spaces can be found across our 3 campuses, with options for both individual work and group collaboration. Regardless of the type of work you need to accomplish, we have spaces to help you do it.

Campuses and Facilities

Shuttle Services

There are 6 dedicated shuttle loops connecting each of our 3 campuses with regular pickups scheduled around classes, and night and weekend activities. An additional loop connects you to shopping, movies and restaurants in North Haven, with another that will bring you to the heart of the cultural and entertainment district of nearby New Haven. If you’re looking for an adventure in New York or Boston, or trying to get home for a long weekend, grab the loop to Union Station in New Haven, with access to Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad.

Safety and Security

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