Residence Life at Fairfield University

res_lounge_vidFairfield University is a residential campus with approximately 2,600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus in residence halls, townhouses, and apartment complexes. Graduate student housing is also offered in independent off-campus houses, an apartment style residence hall (47 Mahan Road and Dolan Hall).

Consistent with its Jesuit mission, Fairfield University seeks to educate the whole person, and a great deal of learning takes place outside of the traditional classroom. Student life at Fairfield is defined by a mixture and balance of academic rigor, coeducational and extra-curricular pursuits, and service to others.

As a residential campus, life in the halls, townhouses, and apartments can and should be an integral part of the Fairfield undergraduate's four-year experience. Programs and activities specific to a hall or residential area are sponsored by our resident assistants and Area Coordinators. Residence Life staff members sponsor programs on their own but also partner with other Resident Assistants or offices such as the Recreation Department, Athletic Department, Student Engagement, Campus Ministry, and individual faculty or academic departments, to provide a diverse array of activities designed to enrich students' lives and help them be more fully engaged in the life of the University.

The residential experience is an integral part of the Fairfield undergraduate experience. Living in residence teaches and fosters a sense of shared and collective responsibility - responsibility to one's self, roommate(s), floor mates, and the campus community. Residential living at Fairfield University is is an experience, where learning is continuous.

The residential experience will challenge students to welcome, embrace, and develop relationships with students who are different from themselves. Numerous educational, social, cultural, service, and spiritual programs and activities are sponsored in the residence halls (and townhouse and apartment complex areas) to provide opportunities for personal growth, development, and fun.

Resident Assistant Staff Selection

For more information regarding Resident Assistant Staff Selection please click here.

Housing Lottery Information

Housing Lottery Information for the 2016-17 Academic Year is now available. View the Housing Lottery Booklet for access to pertinent Housing Lottery information.

Living on Campus

View the Living on Campus brochure or visit our Housing Options page to learn more about Fairfield's residential options. Please visit our Resources for more information about Off-Campus and Housing Lottery Information for the 2016-17 Academic Year and Guest Policy Registration.

Please visit our Graduate Student Housing page for more information about Graduate student housing options.

Summer Housing

Summer housing for Fairfield University students is coordinated by the Office of Conference & Event Management. Please contact Bart Kallgren with any questions. 

Visit the Undergraduate Summer Housing page for more information.

Visit the Graduate Summer Housing for more information about summer graduate student housing.

Student Handbook

Take a moment to read the Residence Hall & Meal Plan Agreement to make sure you know all of the policies.

Contact Information

Office of Residence Life
Barone Campus Center, first level, room 96
Main Number: (203) 254-4215
Fax: (203) 254-4151

Related Information

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