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, www.quinnipiac.edu/visit.  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 . https://twitter.com/QUOrientation.



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 transferadmissions@quinnipiac.edu.

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 www.quinnipiac.edu/visit 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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from Quinnipiac Undergraduate Admissions

Although the rest of the campus is quiet, the admissions office is still very busy processing transcripts and applications.  Our student workers are also busy putting together admissions decision packets that will be arriving soon for many of our applicants. 
 
I asked some of our office staff and student workers to sum up their 2014 and what they are looking forward to in 2015.

 

Andrew and Joanna, two of our admissions student workers are pictured here sorting the incoming mail.

 Andrew, a broadcast journalism major says that he has a great deal to look forward to in 2015.  "I will be graduating in 2015.  I have enjoyed every minute of the time I have spent here at Quinnipiac.  It is bittersweet to leave, but I feel that I am more than prepared to enter the working world." 

Joanna, a business major said that "2014 is the year that I found that all of my classes started to fit together.  I can see where my education will be taking me." 

 As students progress through their academic programs they do make the connections between their education and career preparation.  Quinnipiac offers them the opportunity to take what they have learned and apply it to the real world.



Donna Cuomo, one of our admissions assistants, is looking forward to a big trip to start 2015. "I am so happy to have been invited to Hawaii".  Donna's role in our office could be described as air traffic controller.  She manages the multiple priorities of scheduling information sessions, importing applications and keeping us  in good humor through it all.  We wish Donna Momma a fantastic journey.

Erica's best experience of 2014 would be "moving to the York Hill campus.  I have really enjoyed the change and have had a great semester "on the Hill"  The undergraduate residential experience at Quinnipiac does offer upperclassmen the opportunity to change their environment with the move to York Hill.   Our junior and senior students look forward to that move towards more independent living in the apartment style residence halls.

Kanicka Ingram-Mann, Sr. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions says that she is "looking forward to the opportunity to meet our next class of incoming freshman".  Our counselors spend their winter months getting to know many of our freshmen virtually by way of their applications. 

The Undergraduate Admissions office will be closed from December 24-January 5.  We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season and look forward to 2015.