Friday, April 4, 2014

It's an active spring semester!!

Admitted Students Days Welcome Ceremony courtesy of Quinnipiac Facebook page

Spring has finally arrived at our campus in Hamden.  And a sure sign of spring is Admitted Students Days which took place on March 29 and 30.  The Admissions Office was excited and pleased to welcome so many of our admitted students for a final chance to connect with faculty and staff, tour our campuses and learn about what happens outside the classroom.

Although the skies were gray, the mood was upbeat and the tours went on with only a few showers to dampen the mood.

The admissions office welcomes any communication with accepted students.  You can also sign up for QU4U and QU Parent View our on line communities for future Bobcats.

With only five weeks left in the semester, the Class of 2017 will be heading home after a successful first year.  We look forward to meeting the members of the Class of 2018.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quinnipiac students committed to service

Quinnipiac students are preparing for their Spring Break which begins in just over a week.  But, before the students depart for their service trips, visits home and vacations they are spending significant amounts of time raising awareness and funds for charity.

The video above was made to publicize QTHON 2014.  The event takes place on March 1.  The proceeds from this dance marathon will go to support the local Children's Miracle Network and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. 

In addition, there are many young men walking around in the cold with shaved heads.  They lost their locks for St. Baldrick's.  In what has become an annual tradition, the students solicit pledges for their "sacrifice" and the funds are then contributed to The St. Baldrick's Foundation which provides support specifically to pediatric cancer research.

Courtesy of Quinnipiac University Facebook page

These are but two of the numerous philanthropies that Quinnipiac students support through fundraising and volunteering.  The admissions officers are often asked about the "typical Quinnipiac student".  Although our students come from many places and study many different things they all do have one thing in common...  The willingness to give of themselves in service for others. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spring Semester 2014

Photo courtesy of Quinnipiac University Facebook
Our Quinnipiac Facebook page posted this banner to welcome our students back for the spring semester of 2014 and suggested that our followers "share" the picture.  This photo was taken in our Arnold Bernhard Library.

The Arnold Bernhard Library is the main library on the Mount Carmel campus and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the fall and spring semesters.  In addition, students can access library services online through the 'MyQ' portal.  Many of the library texts are available online in digital format and can be "checked out" by students.  

Library staff are available to chat, text or email students, as well as provide in-person tutorials for students who have specific research questions such as, "What is a primary source?" or "How do I cite that book?"  As an instructor, I have utilized the library not only for assistance in research, but also as a resource for my students.  While many first-year students do not have experience researching topics in depth, our staff of librarians is welcoming, knowledgeable and glad to assist them in the process. 

The temperatures outside may be low, but spirits are high with the beginning of a new semester.  We have several upcoming admissions events scheduled including a virtual information session for prospective transfer students on Feb. 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm (EST); on-campus transfer information sessions the mornings of  March 6, 13, and 20; and ongoing Saturday information sessions for prospective freshmen.

You can always schedule a campus tour or informational interview, or if you want to visit us from the comfort of your home, our virtual tour is the next best thing to being here.