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First-Year Residential Experience

Your first year at college is an exciting time. We’ve designed our residence halls and campus amenities to be welcoming and supportive spaces where students thrive. Here, you’ll find information about the housing process, residence hall options, move-in, and resources like shuttles, dining, and fitness and recreation opportunities.

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Quinnipiac University Move-In

Moving into college is exciting! Follow first-year student Quinn Dallai as he moves into Quinnipiac University and becomes part of #BobcatNation at Welcome Weekend.

Your new home away from home

A mom hugs her son and his father smiles as they help move him into his residential hall.

All of our first-year residence halls are located on the Mount Carmel Campus along Bobcat Way. You’ll be close to the Carl Hansen Student Center, dining options, the Athletic and Recreation Center, academic buildings and the Arnold Bernhard Library. In addition, the campus is connected to York Hill Campus and North Haven Campus — as well as the surrounding area, including dining, shopping and entertainment options — by a free shuttle system.

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.

Residence halls where first-year students live are:

First-Year On-Campus Housing

Creating your dynamic and engaging community

President Olian and a group of students smile for a group photo during move-in day

The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Quinnipiac provides a dynamic, engaging and supportive environment for you to transition to college life. This cohesive team of student staff and professional staff strives to develop a safe, welcoming and inclusive community. Our focus is first and foremost the well-being of our students.

All first-year residents' experiences are supported by:

  • 48 Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • 4 full-time professional Residence Hall Directors
  • 1 Assistant Director of Residential Life for the first-year area
  • A residental curriculum encompassing:
    • Personal competence
    • Societal competence
    • Interpersonal competence
    • Practical competence
  • Hundreds of programs throughout the academic year (about 3 per day).

In the FYRE community, we hope to be the spark that ignites a passion for lifelong learning both in and out of the classroom.

Making your space home

A student unpacking in their room

Once you have your housing assignment (which you typically receive in early August), we recommend contacting your future roommate(s) to coordinate what large items you wish to bring or share, such as a TV, rug or refrigerator.

You may view your housing and roommate assignment by logging into MyHousing (student username and password required).

Log in to MyHousing

Housing and Roommate Process

Join the first-year residential community

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Log in to MyHousing

Once you’ve committed to Quinnipiac, you’ll be able to log in to MyHousing account in the beginning of August using your Quinnipiac username and password for more information about your residence hall, room and roommate assignment.

What to pack

  • Alarm clock
  • Area rug
  • Batteries
  • Bed linens (Twin XL)
  • Bike and lock
  • Blankets
  • Calendar
  • Cell phone
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Command strips
  • Desk lamp and supplies
  • DVD player
  • Electronic device chargers
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Hangers
  • Headphones
  • Iron and ironing board/steamer
  • Kitchen utensils and dishware
  • Laundry basket and detergent 
  • Microwave
  • Pillows
  • Plants
  • Posters
  • Refrigerator (3.6 cubic feet or less)
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Sewing kit
  • Small fan
  • Snacks
  • Stereo
  • Surge protectors
  • Television
  • Toiletries
  • Tool kit
  • Towels
  • Video games
  • Wastebasket

What not to pack

  • Alcohol containers (under 21)
  • Alcohol or drug paraphernalia
  • Bars and bar-like structures
  • Butane torches
  • Candles, incense and other open-flame devices
  • Darts, dartboards and slingshots
  • Drinking game equipment
  • Electronic/motorized skateboards/hoverboard devices
  • Fire pits
  • Fireworks, guns, weapons and explosives
  • Flammable objects and/or substances
  • Grill units and propane gas tanks
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hookah pipes or equipment
  • Hot plates/toaster oven (i.e. George Foreman grills)
  • Items that hang from the ceilings
  • Lava lamps
  • Live Christmas trees
  • Multi-cup coffee makers (except in housing with a kitchen)
  • Non-university-approved air-conditioning units
  • Non-university-owned lofts
  • Personal refrigerators larger than 3.6 cubic feet
  • Pools and tent-like structures
  • Smoke and fog machines
  • String lights, LED strips, paper lanterns or copper wire lights    

How to pack your car

  • Clearly label your belongings with your residence hall and room number.
  • Reach out and coordinate with your future roommate(s) to decide which items you can share the cost of maintaining, such as a TV, fans, refrigerator or rug. This can help save space that would otherwise be occupied by unnecessary bulky items.
  • To maximize space in your vehicle we advise loading larger items, such as suitcases or plastic bins, into the car first and then packing smaller items around them (just make sure you can see out of your back windows).
  • Make sure the items you are bringing to campus are not prohibited. Reach out to Residential Life if you have any questions.

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