Athletic and Recreation Facilities
People’s United Center
The People’s United Center is a state-of-the-art, 185,000-square-foot facility featuring separate arenas for Quinnipiac University’s NCAA Division I men and women’s basketball and ice hockey teams. Additionally, the ice hockey arena is home to our intramural open skate and the men’s and women’s ice hockey program during the semester as well as host to the intramural basketball championship. The center is located on Quinnipiac’s 250-acre York Hill Campus on Sherman Avenue and is accessible to Quinnipiac students via the university shuttle system.
Allotments of free tickets are available to Quinnipiac undergraduate students for all home games at the arena. For ticket information, log on to or call 203-582-3905 or visit the box office at the York Hill Campus.
Burt Kahn Court/Gymnasium
This hardwood floor facility located in the Athletic and Recreation Center on Mount Carmel Campus serves as the competitive site for Quinnipiac University Division I volleyball games. The gymnasium also is occasionally used for intramurals, open recreation and university events.
The Recreation Center on Mount Carmel Campus has four multipurpose courts for open play. Curtains between each court allow for a variety of activities to take place simultaneously.
There are three fitness centers at Quinnipiac University. One is located in the Athletic and Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus. Another is located in the Rocky Top Student Center on the York Hill Campus. Both have a full line of strength equipment, free weights and cardiovascular equipment including:
- Adaptive motion trainers
- Bicycles (recumbent, upright)
- Free climbers/steppers
The third fitness center is a satellite space on the North Haven Campus, with a few pieces of cardio equipment and free weights. The fitness centers are open to all members of the Quinnipiac community. Prospective users must complete an online waiver, which includes review of rules and regulations. This can be found in your WebAdvisor account. A validated Quinnipiac ID must be presented for entrance to the facility.
Aerobics, fitness classes, dance groups and many other campus groups all share the university’s three studios. The mirrored studios each contain state-of-the-art stereo equipment for professional and student use. Each studio also is equipped with audio. Equipment for all scheduled activities and classes is provided. Mats, steps, power bars and hand weights usually are available in the aerobic studio equipment storage area.
Quinnipiac community members may drop in during free time to use the studios for exercising or rehearsals.
The suspended track encircles the four Recreation Center courts on the Mount Carmel Campus. Students and staff may walk and jog upstairs. Nine laps of the track equal one mile.
All four corners of the indoor track on the Mount Carmel Campus have been outfitted with various pieces of cardiovascular equipment. Each corner (approx. 2,800 square feet) has treadmills, elliptical, steppers and bikes. One corner is outfitted with multipurpose mats, stability balls and light weights.
There is a Spinning® room located in the fitness center on the York Hill Campus. There is an online bike reservations process. Use of this room is available during classes only.
Outdoor Venues and Fields
Quinnipiac’s outdoor athletic facilities consist of venues for softball, baseball and women’s rugby, as well as turf fields for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse and field hockey. Additionally there are six lighted tennis courts, a hitting wall and basketball court adjacent to the Athletic & Recreation Center.
Quinnipiac supplies most recreation equipment, such as volleyballs, basketballs, and tennis rackets. Equipment may be signed out at the reception desk with a Quinnipiac ID.