Founded by Franciscan Friars in 1860, Quincy welcomes students of all faith traditions. The essence of the Franciscan spirit is respect for all persons and connection with all of creation. At QU you will find small, stimulating classes, with faculty and staff who know you personally and who encourage you to develop your unique talents. As a contemporary liberal arts university, our highly respected academic programs include a range of internships to help prepare you to succeed in your chosen career. QU also offers many opportunities such as campus activities, spiritual retreats, service trips and study abroad, in addition to our award-winning athletic programs. Whatever your interest and whatever your degree program—undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional—we encourage you to visit our campus. We're confident you will "feel the connection" here, and we invite you'like our 13,000 alumni--to become part of the QU family.