What is New Student Orientation?
The orientation program is designed to help your student make a successful transition to Quinnipiac and college life. It is an overnight experience where incoming first-year students spend one night in our on-campus residence halls. We also hold day sessions specifically for transfer students. During orientation, students have the opportunity to:
- Live in the residence halls
- Meet orientation leaders and network
- Get to know faculty and staff
- Explore the campus
- Meet the Class of 2024
- Attend social events
- Understand the academic requirements of QU
It is important to note that once registered, students are expected to participate in the entire experience and to remain on campus at all times.
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As a parent or family member, you are an important part of our Quinnipiac community. While our students gain independence, we know that they will continue to turn to you for support, encouragement, advice and counsel. We offer an orientation session for parents and family members on the first day of each session. You'll learn about the university's services and resources and have an opportunity to ask upperclassmen students your questions. The schedule includes a welcome from university administrators; breakout sessions on residential and campus life, campus and cyber safety, registrar, bursar, counseling and health services; campus tours; and a barbecue for lunch.
Where can I get more information?
The Office of Campus Life