Parents & Family Weekend 2016

                     



All parents and family members of Quinnipiac students are invited to attend Parents & Family Weekend 2016.

While Parents & Family Weekend 2016 boasts a diverse and exciting slate of events, we only need parents to register for the overall weekend and indicate how many will be attending a few specific activities, so we can plan accordingly.

Click the “Register Now!” button above to sign up for Parents & Family Weekend. Registration will close Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  

About the Weekend: 

We’re offering a schedule that allows you to experience Quinnipiac life at its best. Sample what Quinnipiac has to offer in athletic, academic, social, cultural and spiritual life. Most important of all, spend time with your Quinnipiac student and celebrate being a Bobcat.

We are excited for parents to immerse themselves in the incredible programs and learning facilities that students enjoy on a daily basis. In order to give you the ultimate Parents & Family Weekend experience, we invite you to spend the first half of Saturday in the teaching and learning environment where your Quinnipiac student will spend the majority of their academic hours. 

Parents of students enrolled in the Schools of Health Sciences or Nursing should begin their day at our North Haven Campus (370 Bassett Road, North Haven, Conn.). At the same time, parents of students enrolled in Business, Communications, Engineering or Arts & Sciences should begin their day on the Mount Carmel Campus (275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, Conn.). 

On each respective campus, you can pick up an updated schedule of events, converse over breakfast with the “Dean teams” of your student's school or college, learn about Quinnipiac's graduate programs and then go inside the classroom for a first-hand sample of the high quality instruction your student enjoys on a daily basis—without the final exam!

At noon, after our student population comes to life, all parents and families are invited to the Mount Carmel Campus for lunch and a variety of activities designed for the entire Quinnipiac family.

Click here for a list of area accommodations. 
Click here for a Vistor's Guide for the Hamden and New Haven areas. 
Click here for addresses and maps for each of Quinnipiac's three campuses: Mount Carmel, North Haven and York Hill. 

Schedule of Events:

Please note: This is a tentative schedule. Families are encouraged to pick up finalized schedules at the Welcome Centers on the Mount Carmel and North Haven Campuses on the Saturday of Parents & Family Weekend. 

Click here for a printable (.pdf)  version of the Schedule of Events. 


Guide to Activities

• Arts & Sciences parents
 Business parents
• Communications parents
• Engineering parents
• Health Sciences parents
• Nursing parents
 By invitation only

Friday, October 14, 2016

7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mount Carmel Fitness Center open
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  York Hill Fitness Center open

Parents and family members (over the age of 18) are welcome to use the Quinnipiac fitness centers, after signing a waiver at the fitness center front desk. 

3 – 6:30 p.m.
Student Intramural Flag Football games

Intramural Field along Hogan Road, Mount Carmel Campus 
Cheer on your student as they play in a flag football game. Students must be preregistered for the league. 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North Haven Campus Bookstore open


9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mount Carmel Campus Bookstore open 


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parents Council Meeting
(members only) 
If interested in learning more about the Parents Council, please contact Melinda Formica, senior director of parent and family development, at 203-314-8992.

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat at the Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life

Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life, 560 New Road, Hamden, Mount Carmel Campus
A short Jewish Shabbat service and candle lighting, followed by a light dinner.
Please note: Parking is extremely limited at 560 New Road. Please park in the Harwood Lot off Mount Carmel Avenue and take the path across the street.

7 p.m.
Bobcats Madness
 
Basketball Arena, TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
Enjoy a spirited evening kicking off the Quinnipiac men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Free admission. 

7:30 p.m.
Fall Theater Production: Stop Kiss by Diana Son

Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus
Quinnipiac’s Theater for Community explores the depths of human emotion and compassion in this contemporary play, which is particularly relevant in light of this summer’s tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse Night Club. General admission $15 / Student & seniors $10. Purchase tickets at www.qu.edu/theater-tickets. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Zumba® Fitness Class

Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Parents and students are invited to take part in a 30-minute beginner Zumba® class, taught by Megan M., an occupational therapy student. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring!

8:30 a.m. – noon
North Haven Campus Welcome Center   • 
(for Health Sciences or Nursing parents) 
Main Lobby, Center for Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, North Haven Campus 
Make this the first stop for parents of Nursing or Health Sciences students! Pick up an updated schedule of the weekend’s events and a complimentary Quinnipiac Parents reusable bag, while supplies last. University staff will be available to answer questions about the weekend. 

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mount Carmel Campus Welcome Center    
(for Business, Communications, Engineering, or Arts & Sciences parents)
The Piazza, Carl N. Hansen '52 Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus 
Make this your first stop on campus! Pick up an updated schedule of the weekend’s events and a complimentary Quinnipiac Parents reusable bag, while supplies last. University staff will be available to answer questions about the weekend. 

8:30 - 10 a.m.
Welcome Breakfast and Coffee with the Dean Teams

North Haven Café, North Haven Campus   
Mount Carmel Café - East Wing, Carl N. Hansen ’52 Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus    
Enjoy a casual breakfast and informal conversation with the Dean leadership teams of your student’s school.

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Parents Council Welcome Breakfast
  
By invitation only, for parents only. Enjoy breakfast with Executive Vice President & Provost Dr. Mark Thompson. To learn more about the President’s Council, please contact Melinda Formica, senior director of parent and family development, at 203-314-8992. 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North Haven Campus Bookstore open


9 – 9:30 a.m.
Totally Toned Fitness Class

Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Parents and students are invited to take part in a 30-minute beginner fitness class, taught by Allison B. '16, an occupational therapy graduate student.  This is a strength training class utilizing all aerobic studio equipment.  Increase lean muscle, speed up metabolism and create a firm you. All equipment provided.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Chartwells Informational Table

Lobby, Center for Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, North Haven Campus  
The Piazza, Carl N. Hansen '52 Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus    
Visit with a member of the Chartwells staff for any campus dining topics on your mind.

9 a.m. to noon
Graduate Programs Open House

Lobby, Center for Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, North Haven Campus  
Mount Carmel Gallery, Carl N. Hansen '52 Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus    
Learn about Quinnipiac’s graduate programs. Law, Medicine, Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Work and Education will be on the North Haven Campus. Biology, Business and Communications will be on the Mount Carmel Campus. QU Online will be on both campuses.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jostens Class Rings Informational Table

The Piazza, Carl N. Hansen ’52 Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus
A representative from Jostens will be on campus. 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bursar’s Office open
Arnold Bernhard Library, South Wing, Mount Carmel Campus

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Residential Life Family Brunch
 
Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus
Parents and family members of resident assistants and community assistants will have an opportunity to meet the residential life professional staff and gain a better understanding of the role their students play in the Quinnipiac community. By invitation only.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Yoga Fitness Class

Studio A, Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Parents and students are invited to take part in a 30-minute beginner Yoga class, taught by Nicole L. ’15, a physical therapy graduate student. This yoga class will emphasize increasing flexibility with a general total body stretch as well as provide a body/mind experience. Mats are available for use during the class.

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Parents as Partners for Academic Success

MNH 201, Center for Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, North Haven Campus  
SC 120, Carl Hansen '52 Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus    
Andrew Delohery, associate vice president of retention and academic success & John Goepfrich, academic specialist
Learn about Quinnipiac’s innovative and systematic approach to learning and how you can help your student to begin, enjoy, and complete a successful college career.

10 – 10:45 a.m.
A Career Roadmap to Success for Your Freshman or Sophomore Student    
                             
School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing: North Haven Auditorium, North Haven Campus  
School of Business and School of Engineering: Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel   • 
College of Arts & Sciences: Mt. Carmel Auditorium, Center for Communications & Engineering, Mt. Carmel
School of Communications: LC 201, Center for Communications & Engineering, Mount Carmel •  
Quinnipiac has dedicated and tailored resources for each school and college to meet the unique needs of their diverse student populations. In this session, hear how parents can support first- and second-year students with their school-based career preparation.  

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mount Carmel Fitness Center open
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  York Hill Fitness Center open

Parents and family members (over the age of 18) are welcome to use the Quinnipiac fitness centers, after signing a waiver at the fitness center front desk. 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mount Carmel Campus Bookstore open


11 – 11:45 a.m.
Inside the Classroom

Locations TBA, North Haven Campus  
Locations TBA, Mount Carmel Campus    
Each dean has selected several professors to deliver short, interesting presentations allowing parents to get a first-hand sample of the high quality instruction your Quinnipiac student enjoys on a daily basis—without the exam! The line-up of super-star professors and their presentations will be included in your registration packet.

11 – 11:45 a.m.
Career Success for Your Junior or Senior Student  
                               
School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing: North Haven Auditorium, North Haven Campus  
School of Business and School of Engineering: Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel • • 
College of Arts & Sciences: LC 203, Center for Communications & Engineering, Mount Carmel Campus 
School of Communications: LC 201, Center for Communications & Engineering, Mount Carmel Campus 
School of Education: LC 306, Center for Communications & Engineering, Mount Carmel Campus
Quinnipiac has dedicated and tailored resources for each school and college to meet the unique needs of their diverse student populations. Learn what an upperclassman needs to do to prepare to launch his/her career. 

11 – 11:45 a.m.
Cultural and Global Engagement at Quinnipiac 

MNH 202, Center for Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, North Haven Campus  
Mount Carmel Auditorium, Center for Communications & Engineering, Mount Carmel Campus    
Diane Ariza, associate vice president of academic affairs and chief diversity officer & Andrea Hogan, director of multicultural and global education
Learn about the domestic and international support services, co-curricular programs and the variety of opportunities for your student to experience global learning at Quinnipiac. Specific opportunities include studying abroad, mentoring for underrepresented students, QU 301 short-term international study trips, cultural and ethnic student groups and service-learning trips. 

Noon - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac Family Luncheon

Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Be our guest for lunch! We will have a variety of sandwiches, soups and side salads. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available. Registration for lunch is requested for the total number in your party, including your student. Click the "Register Now!" button at the top of this page to sign up. 

Noon – 6 p.m.
Student Intramural Flag Football games

Intramural Field along Hogan Road, Mount Carmel Campus 
Cheer on your student as they play in a flag football game. Students must be preregistered for the league. 

1 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Marist College

Burt Kahn Court, Mount Carmel Campus

1 – 4 p.m.       
Fall in the Halls with Residence Hall Council

Complex Courtyard (located on Bobcat Way, between Perlroth and Sahlin Residence Halls)
Come join the Residence Hall Council for an afternoon of excitement for the entire family. Enjoy fall foods, such as caramel apples and cider donuts, as well as fun activities, including pumpkin painting and more! It is sure to be a day full of family, friends and fall fun!

1 – 4 p.m.
Learning Commons Individual Appointments

The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library
Parents may reserve a 10-minute individual appointment with a member of the Learning Commons professional staff to discuss the academic resources available to students. Preregistration is required, so register early by contacting Betty Simmons at 203-582-8628. 

1 – 4 p.m.       
Health & Wellness Check Up

Bobcat Way, outside Student Health Services Building, Mount Carmel Campus
The Health & Wellness Center invite families to stop by, pick up a “college survival kit” and visit with our professional staff about your student’s physical, mental and emotional well-being at Quinnipiac.

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Honors Student Reception
 
Studio B, Athletic & Recreation Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Hosted by Kathy Cooke and the honors students
By invitation only, for Honors students and their families. Honors students will discuss this year’s Honors program initiatives.

2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Monmouth University

Soccer Field, Mount Carmel Campus

2 - 3 p.m.
Open House at The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, North Wing, Arnold Bernhard Library
The Learning Commons provides an environment that encourages all QU community members to achieve academic success. Through individual tutoring, discussions with advisers or participation in symposia, students have many chances to practice what they know. Stop by The Learning Commons to see how we support and challenge our students.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.      
Legacy Family Photos & Popcorn Bar  

Piazza Mezzanine, Carl Hansen Student Center (2nd floor), Mount Carmel Campus
A Quinnipiac Legacy is a student whose parent, grandparent or sibling also attends or attended Quinnipiac. We extend a sincere thank you to all our legacy families for making a Quinnipiac education part of your family tradition. Come by for a photo and a special snack, courtesy of the Alumni Association. By invitation only.

3 – 4 p.m.
Student Performer Showcase

Blackbox Theater, College of Arts & Sciences, Mount Carmel Campus
Enjoy performances from several of QU’s performing groups including The Legends, QU Notables and the jazz quintet.

3 p.m.            
SHRM@QU Induction Ceremony • 
(for SHRM students and families)
SC 120, Carl Hansen Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus
By invitation only. The Society for Human Resource Management, which provides Quinnipiac students the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of human resource management, will hold its new member and officer induction ceremony. 

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life at Quinnipiac

SC 225, Carl Hansen Student Center (2nd floor), Mount Carmel Campus 
Katherine Pezzella, director of fraternity and sorority life & Caitie Abrahamson, assistant director of fraternity and sorority life
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life will host a reception for the parents and families of current members of fraternities and sororities, as well as for any students and their families who are considering joining a Greek letter organization at Quinnipiac. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the office's professional staff and hear about what makes Quinnipiac so proud of its exceptional fraternity and sorority community. Light refreshments available. 

Saturday dinnertime
Quinnipiac Families on the Town

It’s your student’s choice! Saturday night is traditionally the time when parents and their students head into Hamden and the surrounding communities for dinner. Reservations are recommended. For a list of area restaurants, visit www.qu.edu/dining  

7:30 p.m.
Fall Theater Production: Stop Kiss by Diana Son

Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus
Quinnipiac’s Theater for Community explores the depths of human emotion and compassion in this contemporary play, which is particularly relevant in light of this summer’s tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse Night Club. General admission $15 / Student & seniors $10. Purchase tickets at www.qu.edu/theater-tickets. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

8 p.m.
Solo Circus

Student Programming Board (SPB) event
Athletic & Recreation Center
Watch and be amazed by The Solo Circus featuring Michael DuBois! With a variety of magic, juggling, circus, and sideshow stunts, DuBois wows audiences with a comedic touch! Michael has been performing for more than eight years and has been seen on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

9 a.m.
Catholic Mass

Mount Carmel Auditorium, Center for Communications and Engineering
Father Jordan Lenaghan, O.P., Catholic chaplain

10 a.m. – Noon
Family Farewell Breakfast

Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus
Before heading home, join your student for a grab-and-go continental breakfast and a self-guided tour of the Rocky Top Student Center. Registration for breakfast is requested for the total number in your party, including your student. Click the "Register Now!" button at the top of this page to sign up. 


10 a.m. – Noon
Upperclassman Housing Preview

Meet at Residential Life Table inside Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus
While you’re on the York Hill Campus, visit the University’s newest residence halls. Residential Life staff will be on hand to show you around Eastview, The Crescent, Westview and the Townhouses. Tours will leave the student center every 30 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.    
Mount Carmel Bookstore open


10 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
Mount Carmel  and York Hill Fitness Centers open

Parents and family members (over the age of 18) are welcome to use the Quinnipiac fitness centers, after signing a waiver at the fitness center front desk. 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Student Intramural Flag Football games

Intramural Field along Hogan Road, Mount Carmel Campus 
Cheer on your student as they play in a flag football game. Students must be preregistered for the league. 

1 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Siena College

Burt Kahn Court, Mount Carmel Campus

1 – 4 p.m. 
Student Intramural Ultimate Frisbee games

Intramural Field along Hogan Road, Mount Carmel Campus 
Cheer on your student as they play in an ultimate Frisbee game. Students must be preregistered for the league. 

2 p.m.
Fall Theater Production: Stop Kiss by Diana Son

Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus
Quinnipiac’s Theater for Community explores the depths of human emotion and compassion in this contemporary play, which is particularly relevant in light of this summer’s tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse Night Club. General admission $15 / Student & seniors $10. Purchase tickets at www.qu.edu/theater-tickets. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.