Dear Class of Class of 2028 and Transfer Students:

Welcome to Quincy University!

We are so excited that you have chosen QU for your next academic journey and hope you also feel the excitement and anticipation. You will hear these words often over the next couple of months and the first few weeks you are here in August. You are about to experience one of the most exciting times, and we are thrilled you are joining our campus community. The Office of Student Development is working hard to prepare for your arrival in August 2024.

The official check-in/move-in day for all new students is as follows:

  • Monday, August 5, 2024-NCAA Football
  • Friday, August 16, 2024-Band, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Cheer/Stunt, Dance
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024-All other new students who did not move in on previous dates

A specific check-in time will be emailed to you later this summer.

One of the most memorable experiences for Quincy University students is New Student Orientation, which is filled with many QU traditions. Orientation is mandatory for all students coming to Quincy University. It is designed to help you transition to college life academically, personally, and socially, and this is where you will learn what it means to be a Hawk!

Before you begin your journey on our campus in August, we have set up a mandatory pre-orientation for all our students, Hawk Bound. During Hawk Bound, you can see your academic schedule, speak with faculty, speak to Student Financial Services, connect with various offices, and tour the campus again.

All students who have paid their enrollment fee can sign up for Hawk Bound and sign their housing contract.

Hawk Bound Dates (you only need to attend one):
Student check-in will be 12:30-12:45; the program begins at 1:00 and ends at 4:00.
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Times will be the same for the following dates: Student check-in will be 12:30-12:45, and the program begins at 1:00 and ends at 4:00.
Thursday, May 30
Thursday, June 6
Thursday, June 13
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, June 27
These times will be emailed to students who sign up.
Thursday, July 25 (online only for international students)
Thursday, July 25 (only only for students who live farther than 5 hours)
All students will be required to complete an online orientation modules. Online orientation will be sent to students after the first Hawk Bound.
All new students will also be required to attend a face-to-face orientation from August 21-August 24, 2024.
Until we meet at Hawk Bound and again in August, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are excited to welcome you to Quincy University and cannot wait to experience this journey with you!

2023 Hawkbound and Orientation Schedules

Office of Student Development

Dr. Christine Tracy (, Vice President for Student Development

Saadia Aschemann (, Success Coach

Emily Cook (, Success Coach

Lauren Daniels (, Success Coach

Kortarius Finley (, Director of Residence Life

Sam Lathrop (, Director of Safety and Security