A public safety officer stands with his patrol bike and talks to students lying in the grass on the quad.

Health and Campus Safety

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As a school and a community that puts students first, we make your health and security a priority above anything else. Our helpful services and friendly staff will ensure your college experience is comfortable and safe.

By the Numbers


Safe and Secure

We have a 17% higher rating of students who say the campus is safe and secure compared to students at four-year private institutions in the East (SSI 2015).


Experienced Officers

Our officers are well-trained and include former police, corrections and probation officers, and FBI agents.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness

We make sure our community stays connected at all times in the event of an emergency. In cases where there is a crisis or event that threatens the safety or well-being of any facet of the university, a campus alert will be issued, with communications broadcast via the website, our text alert system, and social media channels.

The Emergency Management Team, which is made up of representatives from across our three campuses, was created to lead Quinnipiac through major emergencies that threaten the health and safety of the university community.

Members of the emergency team are available to respond around the clock, 365 days a year. The team meets monthly and oversees various facets of responding to a crisis, including planning, operations, logistics, public information and internal communications, safety and communication with the senior level management of the university and other major stakeholders. Members of the Emergency Management Team also have completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management System training.

Student Health Services

A nurse uses an oral thermometer to take a student’s temperature as she sits on an exam table.

Road to recovery

Kelly Ledwith '18 has her vital signs taken by a nurse in the Student Health Services office.

Student Health Services

We offer a range of services to support the health and well-being of our students. The highest priorities of the staff are to meet the acute health needs of the student population and to provide ongoing health education opportunities as an integral part of the Quinnipiac experience. The Mount Carmel Campus Health and Wellness Center is located on Bobcat Way.


Mount Carmel Campus
During the Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

During Summer and Winter Breaks
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

York Hill Campus
During the Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

During Summer and Winter Breaks

Contact us

All questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 203-582-8742.


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Moment of relaxation

Graduate student Julie Roosma meditates at the foot of Sleeping Giant with a group of students and faculty during the university's Reflective Hike to Yoga program.

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Whether it's the stress of leaving home and adjusting to the college experience, or the pressures of final exam week, we know life as a student can be tough. We're here to help. Counseling and mental health support are available to undergraduate and graduate students at no cost. All counselors at the Health and Wellness Center are licensed by the State of Connecticut to diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse problems. The goal is to assist each student in his or her effort to solve a personal problem that may be impacting negatively on academic performance or the student's quality of life.

Contact us

Office phone: 203-582-8680
Email: counseling@qu.edu

If you feel the mental health of someone is in danger, please contact school officials immediately.

In an emergency situation regarding a mental health issue, immediately call 911 or contact campus security at 203-582-6200.

In a non-emergency situation, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 203-582-8735.

Hours and Location

Professional counseling services are available throughout the academic year and during the summer sessions.

Mount Carmel Campus
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in the Health and Wellness Center on Bobcat Way

North Haven Campus
By appointment


To schedule an appointment, students must complete a form which is available online (MyQ) or in the office.