Active Learning Opportunities

Wellness Center

student life wellness center

The Quincy University Wellness Center is a FREE walk-in clinic for all students – free of charge.

The staff includes a Campus Nurse four days a week and a Physician Assistant two afternoons a week. The Physician Assistant has the ability to write prescriptions (prescriptions are at the student's expense) and perform advanced treatments.


Monday: 10:30 am - Noon (nurse available)
Tuesday: 1 pm - 5 pm (nurse available)
Wednesday: 10:30 am - Noon (nurse available)
Thursday: 8 - 10 am and 2:15 - 3 pm (nurse available)

Nurse Practitioner Available:

Thursday: 10 am - 1 pm

The Wellness Center has:

  • A supply of over-the-counter medications
  • Minor physical injury supplies: ace bandages, band-aids, etc.
  • Medical information and pamphlets
  • A small selection of toiletries for students who have special needs (soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene  products, etc.)

The Wellness Center has the ability to obtain same day appointments for students with local physicians (at the student's expense) if a student is unable to see our Nurse Practitioner, or needs more advanced medical treatment.

If a student requires injection of prescription medication, the nurse can administer the medication with a doctor’s order.

The Campus Nurse is available for Resident Hall programs including:

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • STDs
  • Compatible communal living

The Quincy community has many individual who are willing to come in and help make student life successful. If there are other issues that need to be addressed, that I have not listed, please feel free to contact the Wellness Center.

Counseling Center

student life counseling


The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Friars' Hall and confidential services are available to students at no charge.


Counseling Services Provided For:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship concerns (friends and/or partners)
  • Worries regarding grades/major
  • Family situations
  • Adjustment to University life
  • Other mental health issues
  • Collaboration with community health professionals


You may make an appointment in the following ways:

  • Call (217) 228-5432 Ext. 3785
  • Email our counselor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or call (217) 779-6559

In Case of an Emergency:

  • Quincy University Campus Security: (217) 228-5600
  • Contact your RD
  • Transitions of Western Illinois 24-hour Crisis Line: (217) 222-1166
  • 911 Emergency Services
  • Local Emergency Room: Blessing Hospital, 11th & Broadway, Quincy, IL (217) 223-1200

Dining Services

student life food service

Chartwells provides Quincy University with a dining service that meets the precise requirements of campus life. By actively seeking input from campus communities worldwide, Chartwells appreciates the unique needs of students, faculty, and staff.

Meal Plans
Quincy University has worked with students to create meal plan options that provide both flexibility and help with budgeting meal availability over the semester.  There are a couple of facets of the meal plans you should be familiar with:

Guaranteed Meals- Each meal plan has a designated amount of guaranteed meals per week.  This means that no matter what the week of the semester, whether it's the first week or the last, you will have a certain number of guaranteed meals for that week.  Your guaranteed meals get used first each week because they do not roll over from one week to the next.

Block Meals- Block meals are meals that you can use whenever you want to throughout the course of the semester.  Each meal plan has a certain number of block meals to use as you wish!  Block meals don't expire until the end of the semester.  So, if you don't eat as much one week but eat more the next, you can make up the difference in meals using block meals. 

Flex Dollars- The meal plans mentioned below come with flex dollars.  They can be used like cash in the Hawks' Hangout and Cafe.

Other things to be aware of when selecting a meal plan:

  • All students living in Helein, Garner, Padua, Friars, and Willer must be on a meal plan
  • First Year Students can only select either the Tower or Hawk Plan
  • The Gold Plan is only available to seniors, commuter students, or students living in the SLC or Houses
  • Students living in the SLC or Houses automatically recieve $350 in flex dollars as part of the cost of their housing
  • Commuter students can select any meal plan

Meal Plan Breakdown

Tower Plan- Provides 227 total meals per semester (Average 15 meals per week)
Guaranteed Meals- 7 per week for 16 weeks
Block Meals- 115 to use over the course of the whole semester
Flex Dollars- $210
Cost- $2720 per semester

Hawk Plan- Provides 175 total meals per semester (Average 12 meals per week)
Guaranteed Meals- 5 per week for 16 weeks
Block Meals- 95 to use over the course of the whole semester
Flex Dollars- $210
Cost- $2190 per semester

QU Plan- Provides 130 total meals per semester (Average 8 meals per week)
Guaranteed Meals- 5 per week for 16 weeks
Block Meals- 50 to use over the course of the whole semester
Flex Dollars- $210
Cost- $1720 per semester

Gold Plan- Provides 80 total meals per semester (Average 5 meals per week)
All meals on the Gold Plan are considered block meals and can be used at any time throughout the semester
Flex Dollars- $75
Cost- $960 per semester

Any questions on meal plans can be directed to Chris Blakeman, Director of Dining Services, at 217-228-5310.

The following options are available for dining on campus:

Main Dining Room

Housed in the Student Center, the main dining room features a wide variety of menu options that will satisfy the most finicky eater. Homemade soups, grilled to order sandwiches, rotating deli selections and a 30-item Salad Bar are just a few of the items offered daily.

**View Weekly Menu**


Breakfast .......... 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Lunch ............. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dinner .............. 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ( 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Fridays)

Brunch ............ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Hawks' Hangout

"QU's Living Room" Dining facility provides convenient and fast food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located behind Francis Hall along 18th street, the facility includes a convenience store and cyber cafe.


Monday - Thursday 
8:30 am to 11:00 pm
(2:30pm-5:00pm no grill)

8:30am to 10pm

Saturday - Sunday
3:30pm to 10:00 pm

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