Thursday, June 4, 2015

It's time for freshman orientation!

The Mt. Carmel campus has been pretty quiet over the past few weeks.  But that is all about to change with the start of freshman orientation on June 8 and 9. 

We will be welcoming the newest Bobcats to campus for a jam packed two day program designed to help them begin to acquaint themselves with their new home for the next four or more years.

Some of our admissions student workers took a look back at their own orientation experience and we will share them here.

Hannah Grigorian is a Psychology major from Connecticut.  Hannah's orientation was in 2012. 
"I was so nervous before orientation I actually thought I might pass out in the car before drop off. But the moment I stepped onto campus the rest of the weekend went by in a flash of fun, games and great people.  Three years later, I'm still friends with the people that were in my orientation group."

Allison Florentino is from Massachusetts. She is an Athletic Training major.  Ali's orientation was in 2011.
"My favorite Orientation memory is looking a the "Build Me Up Buttercup orientation group picture.  I realized that I am standing next to my future roommate and one of my best friends at QU."
Mariam Nozadze is a Finance major and an International Student from Greece.  Her orientation was in 2013
"My favorite memory comes from the very first day at orientation when I pretty much missed the whole day because I was late.  But then I met everyone in my group and everyone remembered my name as "the girl who was late".

Amber Gianni is an Occupational Therapy major from Connecticut.  Her orientation was also in 2013.
'My favorite memory form Orientation was being able to open up to strangers and leave as good friends."
It will be busy on campus for the next two weeks as our Orientation Leaders greet "their' freshmen.  The students will build bonds with their OL's that will last throughout their time here at Quinnipiac and they will meet faculty, staff and the other members of the class of 2019.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wow, what a weekend!

Quinnipiac University welcomed almost 6000 accepted students and their families to our Mt. Carmel, York Hill and North Haven campuses on Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29.  The recreation center was the first stop for remarks by President John Lahey, Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Joan Isaac Mohr, Provost Mark Thompson and Student Government President, Mostafa  Elhaggar.

Families then headed off to attend academic sessions based on their chosen majors and had the opportunity to hear from faculty about the programs and more importantly, have time to ask all of the important questions that will allow them to make a decision on whether Quinnipiac is the place for
them to receive a first class education.

Dr. Justin Kile, who heads our Engineering programs presented a lively information session on the exciting new developments in our Engineering disciplines.

Some of the Special Sessions included a reception attended by staff and students who are part of the Multi Cultural and Global Education office.  Students and their families learned about our Schweitzer Institute that sponsors service learning trips and other educational opportunities as well as faith based student organizations, Study Abroad programs and services for our international students.


I participated in moderating the student life panel. The representatives from student organizations, orientation, public safety and residential life fielded numerous questions from parents and students about what happens outside the classroom to keep our students safe, busy and happy.

We heard from many happy and excited parents and students who have made their decision to attend for the fall.  The admissions office is happy to answer any last minute questions for students and parents via email or 1-800-462-1944. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's a Great Time to Visit the Quinnipiac Campus

March came in like a lion here in Hamden, Connecticut.  Quinnipiac University's Spring Break starts at the end of classes tomorrow.  March is a busy month for the admissions office. 

There are two transfer information sessions scheduled for Thursday March 12 and Thursday March 19.  Students can register for those sessions on our website,  The long term forecast indicates a warm up so we hope for sunny days.

For those students who have already received an admissions decision, both freshman and transfers we will be hosting Admitted Student Days March 28 and 29.  Admitted students will receive details on how to register.

Rachel Corso is a former transfer student who joined us in the fall of 2012.  She recently shared her thoughts with me about her Quinnipiac education.  Rachel's experience is relevant to both transfer students and freshman who are considering Quinnipiac as their "home".

As a current senior, when I look back on my experience at QU, I can't help but think about the English department. From the moment I transferred here in the fall of my sophomore year, my professors began cultivating the same passion they have for their areas of expertise within me. After two short months of attending Quinnipiac, I had already founded a new sorority on campus, involved myself in a local non-profit organization as my work study, and received notification that I would be presenting one of my English papers at a conference in Pennsylvania.
 The experience I have acquired throughout these past three years doesn't end there. During my time here, I have been actively involved in the academic community as an Editor for Quinnipiac's literary journal, Montage, and became a co-president of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society); through these organizations I have been encouraged to publish my creative writing and attend conferences that support the literary arts, such as AWP and NYS Summer Writers Institute.
 As I prepare to leave the University I have called home, I do so with great pride, confidence, and admiration for the talented faculty I have studied with. I know that I can attribute much of my success both within the University and the local community to my professors and the education I have received at Quinnipiac.