Welcome to Quinnipiac

You belong here. You’re ambitious and driven. You’re seeking an education that emphasizes theoretical knowledge blended with experiential learning, and you want to make an impact in your career and community. You’ve been admitted with a group of passionate students seeking to do the same. Welcome to Quinnipiac.


Let’s connect

Sometimes a second — or third or fourth — look is important. Coming to our campuses is a great way to get to know us better and have all your questions answered. Or, if you can't make it in person, join our live Facebook chat with members of the Quinnipiac community. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Opportunities to visit

Admitted Student Days

Saturday and Sunday,
March 24 and 25

Day Visit Program

Select weekdays in February, March and April


An admitted student and her father take a selfie with the Boomer the Bobcat mascot in the Athletics and Recreation Center

Moment to remember

Hundreds of admitted students and their families attended our Admitted Students Days 2017 across our three campuses. In addition to meeting with deans, faculty and current students, members of our Class of 2021 took selfies with Boomer and President John L. Lahey.

Admitted Students Days

Get to know us better

Admitted Student Days are Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25.

We invite you to join us on campus on either of these two dates to speak with faculty, students and staff members in academic and administrative areas, participate in helpful sessions about majors and career planning, tour the facilities and residence halls, and enjoy the campuses.

Register below for the program of your choice and we'll send a reminder just prior to the date. You will be prompted to log in to the application status portal in order to register.

College of Arts and Sciences or Communications

If your intended major is in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Communications, please arrive at 11:30 a.m. at the Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden.

Schools of Business, Engineering or Health Sciences

If your intended major is in the School of Business, School of Engineering or School of Health Sciences, please arrive at 9 a.m. in the Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden.

School of Education

If you are interested in the combined BA/Master of Arts in Teaching program in the School of Education, please arrive at 9 a.m. at the School of Education, North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.

Following the School of Education program, you can drive to the Mount Carmel Campus for the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Communications programs.

School of Nursing

If your intended major is in the School of Nursing, please arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.

View photos from last year's Admitted Students Day for the Class of 2021 below.

Admitted Students Days Photo Gallery


Four admitted students and a professor work on a civil engineering bridge-building activity in an engineering lab.

Hands on from day one

Admitted students work on a civil engineering bridge-building activity during Preview Day in the School of Engineering in the Center for Communications and Engineering. Coming to campus on Admitted Students Day or on a day visit is a great way to figure out if Quinnipiac is the right fit for you. We look forward to welcoming you.

Day Visit Program

Be a Bobcat for a day

Experience what life is like as a Quinnipiac student. These half-day visit programs are designed especially for admitted students. You’ll have the chance to shadow a current student, attend classes, eat in our dining hall, and meet some of the amazing professors and students that make Quinnipiac so unique. 

Day visits are available on the following dates:

  • February 26, 27, 28
  • March 1, 2
  • March 5, 6, 7, 8
  • March 20, 21, 22, 23
  • March 26, 27, 28
  • April 3, 4, 5, 6
  • April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • April 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
  • April 23, 24, 25, 26

Call to register

Please call our registration line at 203-582-3830.

Overnight policy

Unfortunately, the Admissions Office does not sponsor overnight visits; however, if you have a friend who attends Quinnipiac and is willing to host you as a guest, you can arrange an overnight stay with him/her through the Residential Life guest process.

Other opportunities to visit

Can't do a day visit? We invite you to a student-led campus tour or a Group Information Session. 

Matriculation Deposit

Fall 2018 deposit deadline

Fall classes begin August 27, 2018.

Early Decision students: February 1, 2018 non-refundable matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.

Freshmen and transfer students: May 1, 2018 matriculation fee/housing deposit due for the fall semester.

Deposit amount

For students who plan to live in Quinnipiac housing, the total deposit amount is $550. This includes:

  • $200 matriculation fee
  • $200 housing deposit
  • $150 security deposit (held in case of damages)
  • Includes a non-refundable processing fee of $12.95 for deposits made through a credit card, or $.25 for those made through a checking account

For students who plan to commute to campus, the total deposit amount is $200, which is the matriculation fee.

  • Includes a non-refundable processing fee of $4.90 for deposits made through a credit card, or $.25 for those made through a checking account

Ways to submit your deposit

Pay online or mail a check (please choose only one).

Pay online

  1. Click on the link above to access your admissions status page.
  2. If you have not viewed your acceptance letter online, please do so by selecting "View Update."
  3. Under Forms, click on the "Decision Form" link and make your selections.
  4. Under Payment Due, click on the "Submit Payment" link to pay your deposit online.

Pay by mail

Download and print the deposit by mail form.

Fall 2018:

Spring 2018 (January start):

Mail it with your check for the deposit amount to the admissions office:

Quinnipiac University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, EC-UGR
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Matriculation fee/housing deposit waiver

You may submit a matriculation fee/housing deposit fee waiver form if you have been offered a Federal PELL Grant as part of your financial aid package or are an international student having difficulty making an online payment. Please submit the fee waiver form to request a waiver of your matriculation fee/ housing deposit and security deposit.

Download and complete the matriculation fee waiver form:

Fax the completed form to Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

1-203-582-8906 (fax)

We will review your information and confirm that you are an incoming student.


Students participate in a spirit cheer while wearing their new Bobcat Gold tee shirts during Orientation

The right fit

Incoming freshmen participate in a spirit cheer while wearing their new Bobcat tee-shirts during Orientation in June 2017.

New Student Orientation

Begin your journey

The New Student Orientation program is an overnight experience designed to help a student transition into the Quinnipiac community. There are five June Orientation sessions and one August Orientation session for incoming fall students. We host one January session for incoming spring students.

Throughout the session, new students interact in small groups with their classmates and begin forming new friendships. They also spend one night in our residence halls. Upper-class students, known as Orientation Leaders (OLs), guide these groups.  

Class schedules

At orientation, students meet with faculty and staff members who explain Quinnipiac's academic requirements, course options and the class registration process. Students leave orientation with a schedule for their first semester at Quinnipiac.

Campus resources

During the session, students will also learn about a variety of campus resources — everything from the student code of conduct to co-curricular involvement opportunities, health services, learning resources and the university's expectations regarding diversity and inclusion.

In addition to New Student Orientation, we host Welcome Weekend during the first weekend of the fall semester before classes begin. Students are engaged in discussions about the first-year reading assignment, the Personal Success Plan, the drug and alcohol environment both on and off campus, multiculturalism, sexual violence awareness/prevention, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship practices.

Orientation dates

Freshmen enrolling in Fall 2018 will attend one of the two-day orientation programs: 

  • Session 1: Thursday-Friday, June 7-8
  • Session 2: Monday-Tuesday, June 11-12
  • Session 3: Thursday-Friday, June 14-15
  • Session 4: Monday-Tuesday,  June 18-19
  • Session 5: Thursday-Friday, June 21-22
  • If you are not able to attend a June session, you can attend Session 6: Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 22-23

Transfer student welcome days will be held Monday, June 25 and Friday, August 24.

View photos from last year's orientation for the Class of 2021 below.

Orientation Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get financial aid? 
All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

  • Quinnipiac's FAFSA code is 001402.

Early Decision students, who have a February 1 deposit deadline and are seeking financial aid, must file the FAFSA as soon as possible to confirm your eligibility for need based Federal and/or Quinnipiac Grant Aid.

Please see the Financial Aid page link below for details.

Admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein and her mother Carla in the Echlin Center.

Personal service

We take the time to get to know you. Here, Quinnipiac admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein, of Tenafly, N.J., and her mother, Carla.

When will I receive my financial aid award?
You'll receive a letter from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is ready to be viewed online. Click on the "Financial Aid Award" link to see your award. If you have filed the FAFSA and no award appears, please check with the financial aid office to see if we are missing any information by calling 203-582-8750.

When might I hear about scholarships?
All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance. Scholarships are based on our review of your rank in class and highest critical reading plus math SAT scores or the highest ACT composite score.  

If your high school does not provide a rank in class, we will estimate where your GPA places you within your class based on academic information available through your high school, so please check with your counselor if you're not sure how your grade point average compares with others in the class.

Transfer students are eligible to be considered for scholarships based on your GPA. If you are not eligible to receive a merit award, you can still be considered for financial aid, which includes federal, state or Quinnipiac grants, work study, loans, etc.

I'm interested in the Honors Program; what is the selection process?
The Honors Program coordinates unique opportunities to express and support intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. The program selects incoming first-year students to participate in this enriching and engaging community. Interested students fill out a brief application with a personal statement reflective of their interest in the program. 

Will I be guaranteed housing if I pay the housing deposit?
Yes, freshmen will be housed in the Ledges, the Commons, Irma, Dana and Mountainview. You'll fill out a roommate inventory questionnaire as part of your Orientation information. Once your deposit is received, you'll receive your housing and roommate assignments in January for spring entrants, and on Aug. 1 for fall freshmen. Transfer students will likely be assigned together in double rooms in suite housing (some with full kitchens) on the Mount Carmel Campus or in the all-suite Crescent residence hall on the York Hill Campus.