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Friday, December 9, 2016

Quinnipiac Foundations First Year Seminar

Molly Dickinson QU'20 Film Television Media major

Jordan Evans QU'20 Psychology major
Sophia Crespo  QU'20 Engineering major

Quinnipiac University provides students with a unique opportunity to combine the best elements of a liberal arts education with practice and theory.  The First Year Seminar, required of all freshman students is the foundational course designed to introduce our students to these elements through their personal success plans and the development of a guiding question.

The course culminates in a university wide poster session.  The students present their guiding questions along with an explanation of how they arrived at the questions.  They provide observations and questions developed through their research and aligned with the areas of the liberal arts courses that will enroll in as a part of their distributions requirements.

 The purpose is to help them develop the critical inquiry skills that are the first step in moving from a high school senior to a college freshman academic focus.

The goal is to help them develop a natural curiosity and gain the confidence to ask the questions both in and out of the classroom that will help them to complete their degree and take the next step to employment or graduate school.  For those students who are undecided, it can help them to better define their course of study.

Some of the questions are related to their major and some are eternal questions that they will explore throughout their college career.

It is very rewarding to end a semester supporting these students and helping them to see that they can determine their own path to success using the tools that Quinnipiac provides.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quinnipiac visits international schools in Vietnam

As part of the University’s efforts to create a diverse student body, the International Admissions Department visits many countries across the world. At Quinnipiac, we believe diversity and inclusion allow students to learn from one another both inside and outside of the classroom.

Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Richard Kuchcicki, speaks to students at Hanoi International School about the values and opportunities Quinnipiac University has to offer. Quinnipiac provides international students with high-quality academic programs in a picturesque and safe residential community. Students feel at home with the many personal services the university provides. We provide an educational experience that combines the closeness of a small college with the opportunities of a university.  As a medium size university, Quinnipiac offers the close-knit community feel of a smaller college with the opportunities of a larger university.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Gearing up for the Next Academic Year

The centerpiece of Quinnipiac, our campus quad, is quiet on a summer morning.  But this image doesn't reflect the flurry of activity in the undergraduate admissions office. We have welcomed hundreds of prospective students and their families for information sessions, campus tours and individual interviews since spring. If you haven't had a chance to visit us yet, the month of August is a perfect time to come and learn more about our three campus settings, as well as the admissions process and financial aid! Detailed schedules can be found here.

The Common Application opened on August 1 and is now available to college-bound high school seniors who want to get a jump on the admission process. We look forward to receiving applications from those who aspire to become members of the QU Bobcat Nation. It's not too early to apply now!

There have been some exciting changes at Quinnipiac this summer!

On July 1, Quinnipiac officially added our sixth academic school within the university.  Dr. Justin Kile, was appointed Dean of the School of Engineering.  Dean Kile and the engineering faculty have accomplished a great deal in the past four years. The school's first class of engineering majors graduated in May 2016.  The department is now fully immersed in the formal ABET accreditation process, which will be complete by the fall of 2017.

Our virtual campus tour now includes 360-degree panoramas of many of the new Engineering labs and classrooms.  Access the virtual tour here. (Select the Mt. Carmel campus tour,  and click on the Center for Communications and Engineering tour stop to view the facilities.)

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes Greg Eichhorn, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid.  Greg has an extensive background in higher education most recently as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean at Albright College in Reading, PA. 

Greg is looking forward to meeting many of our prospective students and their families in the coming months and getting to know the QU campus community.  As a self-professed "foodie" Greg is also looking forward to sampling the many fine restaurants in the Greater New Haven area.

Our admissions counselors are hard at work setting up their fall travel schedules.  They will be visiting many high schools and participating in college fairs across the U.S. and abroad. 

Register now for one of our fall Open House events being held on the following Saturdays: September 24, October 22, November 12 and December 3.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students to campus in just three weeks. In the meantime, a sunny summer to all!