Summer Scholars - 2015 Information



Move In Day is Sunday, July 5 from 4-6 p.m. Please go to 70 McCormick Road, where all Summer Scholars will live for the duration of the program. It is #35 on the campus map. Upon arrival you will receive a StagCard ID, which you can use to gain access to your dorm room, the RecPlex, and the library. You can to arrange for transportation to and from the airport through Fairfield University. Don't forget to check out our packing list!

Classes: You have already received your Fairfield Student ID#, course syllabus and assigned pre-work from Dr. Perkus via e-mail. Please read all course materials carefully in order to identify what work you need to complete prior to arriving on campus. You should also proceed to purchase books and course materials immediately.

In several of the courses, the pre-course work can only be completed though a course management system (Blackboard). To access your online coursework you will need to convert your Student ID# into a NetID and password. Once you have your NetID, please access everything your will need, including student email, access to Blackboard, through the University Portal:

If you do not have your student ID and/or course syllabus/prework, please contact Sandy Richardson at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2911 and make sure to reference the Summer Scholars program. Or e-mail us at To purchase books and materials please visit: Or visit our store in downtown Fairfield at 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn. 06824.

Activities: Check out the updated list of Schedule of Events and Activities. The Academic co-curricular activities are required for all Summer Scholars while many of the Residence Life events are optional. You will be able to sign up for the activities that you wish to participate in. Please note that open times have been scheduled so that you have plenty of time to study and prepare for your class.


Your Residence Life contact is Thomas Morgan, Area Coordinator of Residence Life
Thomas Morgan received his B.S. in Not-for-Profit Management and Political Science from Lesley University and his M.S. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Northeastern University. He has been a member of the Office of Residence Life team at Fairfield as an Area Coordinator for the past three years and primarily works with first-year students, helping them with their transition into college. Outside of the academic setting Thomas enjoys competing in 5k and 10k races, tap dancing, and travelling to new places.


Kristen Kobylenski, Assistant Director of Exploratory Academic Advising
Kristen Kobylenski received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Joseph College, West Hartford Connecticut, in 2009. She earned her Masters of Science in Counselor of Education with a focus on Student Development in Higher Education at Central Connecticut State University in 2011. Before joining the Fairfield University family she worked as the Assistant Director of Student Life at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. In September of 2012 she joined the Fairfield University family where she advises and assists students who have an undecided major and are in transition. She lives by two mottos: "Everything Happens for a Reason" and "Dance like Nobody's Watching." She looks forward to meeting you all this summer.

A Martinez

Andrea Martinez, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Andrea Martinez is a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. 

Prior to joining the Dean’s office in CAS, Andrea worked as an Advisor in the Academic Center for Exploratory Students at the UConn-Stamford and most recently, was an Academic Advisor and Dean’s Designee for the College of Liberal Arts at UConn Storrs. Andrea brings a holistic student centered approach to all of her work and is a strong supporter of student wellness. Andrea’s interests include musical theater and anything beach related.

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