The New Student Orientation program is designed to help a student transition into the Quinnipiac community. 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 and the University's expectations regarding diversity and inclusion. Throughout the session, new students interact in small groups with their classmates and begin forming new friendships. Upper-class students, known as Orientation Leaders or OLs, guide these groups.
The New Student Orientation program is an overnight experience during which incoming students spend one night in our residence halls. We hold four sessions in June, one in August, and one in January.
In addition to New Student Orientation, we host Welcome Weekend during the first weekend of the fall semester before classes being. 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.
Each semester, we strive to make the newest Bobcats feel welcome and encourage them to proactively Live the Legend during their time at Quinnipiac.
In addition to New Student Orientation, we encourage family members to participate in the Parent & Family Orientation Program.
For more information, please visit our Orientation FAQ.
Where can I get more information?
The Department of Campus Life