Office of Residential Life

Living on campus is one of the many learning experiences at Quinnipiac. Students have the unique opportunity to live with students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Quinnipiac believes that the experience of living on campus is enhanced by tolerance, respect for others and regard for the standards of good citizenship.

Residential Life Mission Statement

The Office of Residential Life at Quinnipiac University is committed to excellence in the development of a living-learning environment that contributes to student success. The educational priority of the Office of Residential Life is to provide purposeful experiences that will develop students as engaged, responsible and inclusive members of a community.

There are four learning goals associated with the residential experience:             

  • Interpersonal Competence is the ability to effectively communicate with others and build meaningful relationships.
  • Societal Competence is the ability to understand and appreciate multiple cultures, develop a global perspective, and engage in social and civic responsibilities.
  • Personal Competence is the ability to be introspective and to define one’s goals, values and identity.
  • Practical Competence is the ability to develop and apply necessary life skills.


University housing consists of traditional residence halls, suite-style units, apartment-style units and off-campus houses. Each of these options provides an opportunity to interact with students from a wide variety of geographical locations and cultural backgrounds. Your experiences with your fellow students will be enhanced by your tolerance, respect for others, and regard for the standards of good citizenship. Students are housed in separate areas according to their class year: first-year, sophomore, junior and senior. The first-year area features several living-learning communities for students.

The Office of Residential Life has two convenient locations for students. The Mount Carmel office is located in the Student Affairs Center on Bobcat Way. The telephone number is 203-582-8666. The York Hill office is located on the fourth floor of the Rocky Top Student Center. The telephone number is 203-582-3615. Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.