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On this page, you'll find important information and resources to answer some of the questions you might have. We'd also love to hear from you; please reach out to us by phone or email.
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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 Discussions
Meet our students — live!
We recently hosted several live conversations on Facebook to connect admitted students with current members of #BobcatNation. They answered your questions about their experiences with classes, professors, internships and the student experience.
Watch the recent Quinnipiac Live! broadcasts
Connect with us on Facebook
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.
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.
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.
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).
- Click on the link above to access your admissions status page.
- If you have not viewed your acceptance letter online, please do so by selecting "View Update."
- Under Forms, click on the "Decision Form" link and make your selections.
- 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.
Spring 2018 (January start):
Mail it with your check for the deposit amount to the admissions office:
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:
We will review your information and confirm that you are an incoming student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.