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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Beginning "Spring" 2015

As I sit here composing this blog post, New England has received its first real snow storm of the winter season.  With the help of our tremendous facilities staff, we are back and open for business.

Fortunately, Mother Nature waited until we welcomed the newest members of the Quinnipiac community on January 15-16 for move in and orientation.  The number of students who join us for the spring is smaller in number than the traditional fall start of classes.  However, the enthusiasm of the orientation staff is just as strong.

Below are some pictures of the orientation staff and students that were posted on the orientation Twitter page .

Now the focus turns to the fall class of freshmen and transfer students.

Many accepted freshman students may have questions on transferrable college credit.  The good news is that Quinnipiac does accept AP credits, International Baccalaureate credits and college credits received from a regionally accredited college.

We welcome inquiries from accepted students as well as high school juniors or sophomores who are considering obtaining a valuable head start by taking college courses while they are still in high school.  Please email

There are also many opportunities for students to visit campus.  We will be holding group information sessions on Saturdays throughout the semester as well as during the traditional Winter break in February and the spring breaks in April.  You can register for those sessions using our link.

So use these cold, snowy days to visit us virtually and accepted students should make plans to join us  on March 28 or March 29 for admitted student days