The quintessential experience of the Class of 2020

high shot of the mount carmel campus


he Class of 2020 has made an indelible mark on #BobcatNation — excelling in academics, athletics and leading a robust student experience.

Here is just a brief glimpse of what they have been a part of these last four years:

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Students led the effort to raise more than $960,000 since 2017 through the annual QTHON dance marathon to directly benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

A dancer at QTHON does the limbo

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The Class of 2020 has contributed to more than 12,000 hours of service work to the betterment of our communities through our annual Big Event.

Quinnipiac students plant flowers outside the Stetson Branch Library in New Haven for the Big Event, a day of community outreach and volunteer service around the greater Hamden area on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

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The Class of 2020 cheered on our women’s rugby team as they made history with their 3-peat championship, earning their third consecutive national championship in 2017.

The women's rugby team holding up the trophy and cheering

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Our women’s basketball team conquered the MAAC tournament and brought the championship home in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and earned a spot in the Sweet 16 in 2017.

The 12 seed Quinnipiac women’s basketball team scored a major upset in a historic victory over 5 seed Marquette on March 18 in Florida. It marked not just the first time one of our women’s teams won an NCAA Tournament game, but also the first time either of our basketball teams defeated a nationally ranked opponent.

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The Class of 2020 engaged in conversations with thought leaders, including three Nobel Peace Laureates in 2016, Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures,” and actor and activist Danny Glover in 2018.

Nobel Peace Laureates speaking while sitting at a table

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They rocked out to the annual Wake the Giant spring concert series, which featured such exciting performers as Khalid in 2018.

Khalid on stage at Wake the Giant wearing a QU hockey jersey

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Members of our Class of 2020 took on leadership roles in helping evolve our partnership with Haven's Harvest in 2019 to help address hunger in the Hamden community.

a group of people holding trays of food

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Our partnership with People’s United Bank brought a new name to our twin-arena sports facility, the People’s United Center — and new resources and opportunities to the People’s United Center for Women and Business and the People’s United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in our School of Business in 2018.

Long shot of the People's United Center