63rd Commencement - Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Fairfield University awards 861 diplomas at 63nd annual undergraduate commencement exercises
More than 400 receive degrees at 63nd Fairfield University Graduate Commencement

Commencement Speeches

Undergraduate Valedictory Address: Kevin Reda
Undergraduate Keynote Speaker: Fr. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
Graduate Commencement Speaker: Erin Radocchia
Graduate Keynote Speaker: Patrick W. Kelley

comm_advisoryBaccalaureate Mass: All 2013 graduates, along with their family and friends, are invited to join the Fairfield University Community for one of the highlights of Commencement weekend - the Baccalaureate Mass - that will be held inside Alumni Hall on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement FAQ | Graduate Commencement FAQ

Undergraduate Commencement Marshals Info | Graduate Commencement Marshals Info (PDF)
Undergraduate Commencement Marshals ListGraduate Commencement Marshals List (PDF)

Commencement Guidelines Meetings
These are mandatory and important informational meetings for all Undergraduate and Graduate students who will participate in graduation ceremonies on May 19, 2013:

Undergraduate Students:
Commencement Guidelines Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th at 10 a.m.; held in the Kelley Theatre of the Regina A. Quick Arts Center.
Graduate Students:
Two options for Commencement Guidelines Meetings - Tuesday, May 14th at 5 p.m. OR Thursday, May 16th at 5 p.m. held in Canisius Hall Room 15.

Undergraduate School Commencement Receptions
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2-3:30 p.m.

Each school at Fairfield University will host an undergaduate reception on Sat. May 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., before the Baccalaurate Mass at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Graduates, along with their family and friends, are invited to attend their school's reception to meet and mingle with Deans and faculty members.

School reception locations:
College of Arts & Sciences: Lawn area in front of McCormick Hall
School of Nursing: Lawn next to the Barone Campus Center
School of Engineering: Alumni House
Dolan School of Business: Quick Center and Walsh Gallery

Graduate Student Commencement Receptions

Students who will be graduating in May from Fairfield's graduate programs are invited, with their family and friends, to attend the commencement receptions hosted by their school/program. It is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with Deans and faculty and celebrate graduation. Below are the dates, times and locations where graduate receptions will be held.

School of Nursing
Saturday, May 18; 10-12 Noon; held at the lawn next to the Barone Campus Center
RSVP to kborrelli@fairfield.edu

School of Engineering
Saturday, May 18; 2-3:30 p.m.; held at Alumni House
RSVP to acastelot@fairfield.edu

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
Thursday, May 16; 6 p.m.; held at the Alyosius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
RSVP to jhuber@fairfield.edu

Charles F. Dolan School of Business
Graduate students and their family and friends, who completed their programs in August 2012, January 2013, or May 2013 are invited.
Tuesday, May 14; 6:30-8 p.m.; held in the DSB Dining Room
RSVP to bdusenbery@fairfield.edu


Related Links

Commencement Campus Map & Indoor Viewing Locations | Public Safety Tips about Commencement
Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients | About Fairfield Diplomas | Hospitality Information
Campus Map and Directions | To order announcements | Commencement Videos | Commencement Photos


December 2012

Dear Fairfield University degree candidates:

about_von_arxOn Sunday, May 19, 2013, Fairfield University will hold its Commencement exercises. The ceremony for undergraduates will be at 9:30 a.m. and the graduate ceremony at 3 p.m. - both ceremonies will be held on Bellarmine Lawn. For the University, this marks a milestone in that it will be the institution's 63rd commencement. More importantly, for all of you, this is a moment to acknowledge years of hard work and sacrifice along with what has, hopefully, been a time of transformation.

This Commencement is an important ending and an exciting new beginning. Speaking on behalf of our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, I hope that your educational experience at Fairfield has led you to know yourself better and that you have developed a passion for lifelong learning. For it is only through that passion that you will continue to learn, question and analyze - all hallmarks of an individual who is especially equipped to contribute to the social and economic well-being of their communities and the world.

In addition to our Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 19, I invite you to join our community for the Baccalaureate Mass that will be held in Alumni Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Prior to Commencement weekend, look forward to a number of celebratory activities during Senior Week for our undergraduate students as well as special school-based events for both undergraduates and graduates that will offer opportunities to further engage with faculty and classmates prior to the next phase of your Fairfield experience when you become alumni of this special and distinctive institution.

As we move towards the middle of this academic year, I, as President, want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successful accomplishments. All of us at Fairfield University look forward to celebrating with you this wonderful occasion.

Sincerely,
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President