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Cal Shapriro, the vocalist for Timeflies, sings during the Fall Fest Concert in 2016.

Student Experience

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Student Life at a Glance

Hundreds of students on the quad learn more about activities and organizations they can join.

You've got options

Student clubs and organizations show what they have to offer during an Involvement Fair.

By the Numbers


Find Your Fit

Almost all first-year students live on campus. From traditional residence halls, suites and apartment-style living to unique Living-Learning Communities, you'll find your home here.


Explore Your Passions

From 18 fraternities and sororities and 6 student media organizations to arts, political, cultural and spirit groups, you’ll never be bored.


Make a Difference

Student organizations raised three-quarters of a million dollars for philanthropic causes during the 2016-17 academic year.

In their Words

Roommates Emily Cassata '17, DPT '20 and Kayla Mistretta '19 sit together on their couch

Room with a view

Roommates Emily Cassata '17, DPT '20, and Kayla Mistretta '19 hang out in their Westview suite after classes.

‘An incredible place to live’

Waking up each morning with sweeping views of the rolling hills from the York Hill Campus, Emily Cassata ’17 has reason to smile. The physical therapy major lives in a suite with her 4 best friends in her top choice room in our Westview residence hall. Located just feet away from the convenience of a shuttle stop, iconic Rocky Top Student Center and Quinnipiac's state-of-the-art sports center, you can almost hear the roar of campus life.

“It’s an incredible place to live — and really feels like home. The rooms are large and perfect for entertaining other people. When my friends visit from other schools, they are always amazed at how close everything is, and just how beautiful the facilities are.”


Students rub the paw of the bobcat statue as they enter the People’s United Center

Be part of #BobcatNation

The People’s United Center is full of energy during the hockey and basketball seasons, just one of the places you can feel the Quinnipiac spirit.


Live the legend

Your journey begins when you sign the Book of the Legend, constituting your membership in the Quinnipiac community and declaring your commitment to: strive for integrity, responsibility and academic excellence; embrace the inclusion of all people; and preserve Quinnipiac's traditions of pride and spirit.

Like many before you, you'll hike to the top of Sleeping Giant and watch the sun set over the Mount Carmel Campus. You’ll rub the bobcat statue’s paw for luck as you enter the sports center to cheer on your nationally ranked sports teams. You'll see top performers and bands at the annual Fall Fest and Wake the Giant concert series, and connect with friends and professors during the annual holiday dinner. You'll lead fund-raisers for worthy causes, like an all-night dance marathon raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for juvenile cancer patients. You'll wear your Quinnipiac Plaid on International Tartan Day each spring to show your university pride. With so many annual events and traditions, you're sure to find your own way to live the legend. 

Student Activities and Organizations

Engage your passion

If you dream of sailing the open waters of Long Island Sound, we have a club that takes you there. If you have a passion for indie movies, you can join the Quinnipiac Film Society and attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. If you are committed to making a tangible difference, our 18 fraternities and sororities organize fund-raising events that benefit a variety of causes each year.

While we currently offer 146 student-run organizations, the list is constantly evolving with new groups being added every year. We encourage you to bring your unique interests and passions to life by forming a new group.

Activities and Organizations
DJ Tiesto performs in front of a sold-out crowd at the TD Bank Sports Center during the Wake the Giant spring concert.

More than just a great show

Students who are passionate about everything from athletic training and journalism to event planning and finance have virtually endless learning opportunities available to them by joining some of our 146 student-run clubs and organizations, such as the Student Programming Board, which plans the annual Wake the Giant concert series.

Athletics and Recreation

Kristen Flammini '17; Samantha Seratelli ’19; and Gracie Chin, ’17 do yoga by Clark's Pond nearby the Mount Carmel Campus.

Find your center

Kristen Flammini '17; Samantha Seratelli ’19; and Gracie Chin ’17 practice yoga by Clark's Pond nearby the Mount Carmel Campus.

A time to work, and a time to play

Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, hiking Sleeping Giant and skating in our hockey arena are just some of the ways you can stay active throughout the year. Work out in one of the fitness centers located on our 3 campuses, each fully equipped with free weights, weight-lifting and cardio machines. Run on our suspended indoor track, take a group fitness class like Spinning or Zumba, or practice yoga or Pilates with our certified instructors. You can even earn credits while enjoying canoeing and indoor rock climbing.

Athletics and Recreation

Sports and Athletics

Quinnipiac hockey players on the ice surround by the opposing teams' players.

Among the best in America

Quinnipiac's men's ice hockey team is routinely ranked among the best in America. Like our women's basketball and ice hockey teams, the team brings some of the best of collegiate athletics to the York Hill Campus.

Quinnipiac Bobcats

Winning championships is something to cheer about

There's never been a more exciting time to support #BobcatNation. Our women's rugby team is the two-time defending national champion. Our men's and women's ice hockey teams are perennial post-season powerhouses. Our soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams are settling into their new, state-of-the-art stadiums. And our women's basketball team is coming off its most successful season in program history, representing Quinnipiac in the NCAA Sweet 16.

With many of our 21 Division I teams regularly winning conference championships and appearing in post-season play, Quinnipiac offers some of the most exciting fan experiences around.
Montana Fleming, MS ’18, dribbles the ball during a home game against Northeastern University

Big plays

Montana Fleming, MS ’18, dribbles the ball during a home game against Northeastern University at the new field hockey stadium. The field hockey team is a member of the Big East Conference.

New England

Student members of Quinnipiac University's Sailing Club practice their nautical skills out on the Long Island Sound.

Navigating the open sea

Student members of Quinnipiac University's Sailing Club practice their nautical skills — and enjoy a beautiful day out on the Long Island Sound.

New England is Our Campus

New England is your playground

Our Southern New England location offers the charm and tradition of the region, with easy access to the culture and lifestyle of some of America's most interesting and vibrant cities.

Live the New England lifestyle by exploring the many local hiking and biking trails. Enjoy our beautiful shoreline when you sail to the Thimble Islands in Branford, grab a lobster roll — and there's only one style: hot lobster drizzled with warm butter on a toasted New England split top roll — in any of the region's quaint seaside towns or take a day trip to the historic Mystic Seaport. And don’t forget fall’s cornucopia of traditions, from country fairs to apple picking in some of the nation's best orchards.

For a change of pace, the Quinnipiac shuttle can get you to New Haven in 15 minutes, where you will find a city bursting with energy and culture. Or jump on a train headed to New York City or Boston, which are both under 2 hours away.

With so many options and activities within reach, your weekends and free time will be spent exploring everything that the region has to offer.

Map of the United States with a zoom in on New England, showing how close Quinnipiac is to New York City and Boston

Power corridor

Our three campuses are uniquely positioned in the power corridor between Boston and New York City. From internships to clinics to recreation to sight-seeing, your opportunities are endless — and right within reach.

Two students pick pumpkins in a field in nearby Cheshire

Peace and beauty

Ayah Gallal '18 and Paul Caracciolo ’18 select a pumpkin at the nearby Norton Brothers Fruit Farm.

Business students walk through Times Square

Hustle and bustle

Business students walk through Times Square in Manhattan during the annual Quinnipiac University G.A.M.E. (Global Asset Management Education) Forum.

New Haven

A colonial-era church surrounded by a modern skyline in New Haven

Best of both worlds

New Haven combines the colonial tradition of New England with the modern innovations of a major city.

Culture and nightlife at your doorstep

New Haven is a city that combines New England charm with a New York state of mind. It is an epicenter of culture, creativity and entertainment, and boasts some of the best dining and shopping in the state. And with 4 universities and 3 colleges within an 8-mile radius of the city, New Haven is quite the college town.

See Broadway shows and stars on stage at the Shubert Theatre. Catch top performers and bands at the College Street Music Hall or Toad’s Place — an iconic venue that has hosted legendary artists The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Sammy Adams, U2, The Doors and B.B. King.

Admire artworks from some of the greats like Picasso and Rembrandt, or find inspiration from the local artist community at any of the open studios that are found throughout the city.

Widely regarded as home to the world's best pizza, be sure to sample a slice from famous spots like Pepe's, Sally's and Modern. Grab a bite from the birthplace of the hamburger — Louis' Lunch. Or explore hundreds of other culinary experiences in the downtown restaurant district. 

In New Haven, there is something for everyone. And the best part? It’s only a short shuttle ride from campus.

Campus and Student Resources

Two public safety officers riding bicycles on campus in front of the Bobcat sculpture.

In it together

Our public safety officers enjoy great relationships with our students, alumni, faculty and staff.

We’re here for you

Your health and safety are our top priority. Our Office of Health Services is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses and counselors to provide health care and counseling support on both the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses. The Department of Public Safety includes 74 trained law enforcement professionals, who provide 24-hour campus safety, while responding to emergencies and requests for assistance.  

Health & Campus Safety