Quinnipiac University eyes new biz school as part of $244M expansion

Greg Bordonaro

Feb 2, 2022

Quinnipiac University’s board of trustees has approved a $244 million investment to construct three new buildings at its Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, including a new business school.

The expansion — to be paid for through a combination of the university’s endowment, philanthropic efforts and debt financing — will include the addition of two academic buildings and a residence hall, which will become part of the school’s new South Quad section on campus, the school said.

“This unprecedented set of investments, the first stand-alone new buildings on the Mount Carmel Campus since the early ‘90s, will enable necessary advances in academic, research and student learning-living experiences at QU for years to come,” said Quinnipiac President Judy D. Olian. “They are critical in achieving the ambitious goals articulated in our strategic plan as we create the University of the Future.”

The three new buildings will be located on the Mount Carmel Campus between Tator Hall and the current College of Arts and Sciences on the southern part of campus.

The proposed new buildings include:

A 79,000-square-foot School of Business that will feature a business incubator to build and test new ideas; a Financial Technology Center where students will use trading platforms, investment tools and data systems; faculty offices; and flexible lecture and event space that can seat up to 150 people to facilitate large and small gatherings.
A 137,000-square-foot general academic facility that will feature wet and dry labs, a greenhouse and vivarium (animal habitat), space to expand QU’s computing programs, classrooms, collaborative spaces for breakout and group study and deans’ and faculty offices. In addition, the building will house an auditorium to seat 600 to 800 people.
A 417-bed residence hall that will allow the school to offer more singles and doubles and accommodate more residential students on campus.
All three buildings will aim for LEED certification and are scheduled to open in 2024, the school said.