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.
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. More than 4,400 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 consist of four people to a room with a community bathroom; Mountainview is suite-style housing consisting of four double-occupancy rooms and a suite bathroom. The Complex (Bakke Hall, Founders Hall and Sahlin Hall) consists of three double-occupancy bedrooms and a shared bathroom in the apartment.
Sophomores and juniors choose between suite-style housing offered in the Village, Larson, Perlroth and Troup or apartments in the Hill and the Crescent. The units in Larson, Perlroth and Troup feature four double-occupancy bedrooms. The units in the Village, and the Hill all have three bedrooms. Each suite or apartment includes a shared common room and bathroom. 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.
The Office of Residential Life provides intentional learning experiences for all residential students through the implementation of our residential curriculum. The curriculum is a framework for providing sequential learning to students throughout their academic careers. Our curriculum focuses on four key competencies: personal competence, interpersonal competence, practical competence and societal competence. Our educational priority is to provide purposeful experiences that develop students as engaged, responsible and inclusive members of a community.
There are 12 learning outcomes of the Residential Curriculum.
- Students will critique their personal, professional and academic goals.
- Students will analyze how their residential experience has impacted their values.
- Students will assess how aspects of their identity intersect and interact.
- Students will adapt their communication styles to their environment. Students will choose the communication style that best relates to their environment.
- Students will utilize effective conflict management strategies.
- Students will develop and evaluate personally significant relationships.
- Students will encourage healthy behaviors in others.
- Students will apply necessary personal and professional skills.
- Students will develop and revise strategies for achieving professional success.
- Students will articulate a global perspective.
- Students will demonstrate a commitment to a cause.
- Students will demonstrate civic responsibility.