Residential Life

Residential Life

Quinnipiac recognizes that learning occurs both in and outside of the classroom. The Office of Residential Life provides rich opportunities that promote student learning and enhance personal development. Students have the unique opportunity to live with students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

The Office of Residential Life has two convenient locations for students. The Mount Carmel Campus office is located in the Student Affairs Center on Bobcat Way. The telephone number is 203-582-8666. The York Hill Campus office is located on the fourth floor of the Rocky Top Student Center. The telephone number is 203-582-3615.

University-Owned Housing

The university offers a variety of student housing options. Students typically progress toward more independent living from year to year.

Quinnipiac housing is guaranteed for three years for incoming first-year students. Approximately 4,000 students live in university housing, which includes traditional residence halls, suites, apartments and off-campus houses. 

First-year students are offered a variety of living options: Irma and Dana are traditional residence halls with two to three people to a room and a community bathroom; Ledges and Commons quad-style rooms will be occupied by no more than three people to a room with a community bathroom; Mountainview, Larson, Perlroth and Troup are suite-style residence halls consisting of four double-occupancy rooms and a suite bathroom.

Sophomores choose between suite-style housing offered in the Village or apartments in the Hill, the Complex (Founders, Sahlin and Bakke) and the Crescent. The units in Larson, Perlroth and Troup feature four double-occupancy bedrooms. The units in Founders, Sahlin and Bakke feature one double-occupancy bedroom and two single-occupancy bedrooms. Sophomores and juniors may also live on the York Hill Campus in apartment-style housing offered in the Crescent.

Juniors and seniors may select from available apartment-style housing in the Crescent, Townhouses, Westview or off campus at Whitney Village. Apartments provide one to four bedrooms, a furnished living room, oversized bathroom and a kitchen. 

Seniors and some juniors may also select from available apartment-style housing at Eastview and university-owned houses. Many seniors have single bedrooms and all have an extended housing contract. Students living in university-owned houses are minutes away from the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses.

Graduate housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students have single bedrooms in the Crescent, Whitney Village or our university-owned houses and apartments.

Three-Year Housing Requirement and Exception Process

Quinnipiac University wants students to engage in the full experience of living on campus to maximize their personal and professional development. As part of that experience, all full-time undergraduate students enrolling in the fall or spring are required to live in QU housing for their first three years (until the end of their sixth academic semester, not including summer or winter terms).

Registration as a full-time student at the university during any fall or spring academic term constitutes acceptance of the housing requirement and will result in a housing assignment and charge, unless the student has requested and been approved for release from the housing requirement by the Office of Residential Life.

We want to make a Quinnipiac experience accessible to all students and will be considerate of individual circumstances as it relates to this housing requirement. Requests for release from the housing requirement will be considered in limited circumstances such as the following:

  • Students who are married (including civil union or domestic partnership)
  • Students who have dependents
  • Students who are 24 years of age or older, as of September 1 of the academic year
  • Veterans
  • Students who are participating in a university-approved academic experience, such as study abroad
  • Documented hardship/family health condition
  • Students who live within a 25-mile drive of campus at their permanent legal residence (home address) with a parent, legal guardian, sibling or will be living with an immediate family member (parent, grandparent, sibling) who is over the age of 25 at their permanent legal address.


Please know, the university reserves the unfettered right to make changes to this approach at any time based on world issues.