Off-Campus Housing Resources

Fairfield University's Emergency Notification System

Fairfield University utilizes an emergency notification system provided by Blackboard Connect, locally referred to as StagAlert, as one method to notify and relay information to students, faculty, and staff in the event of a significant emergency. Learn about StagAlert and how add your contact information.

Town of Fairfield Emergency Notification System

Sign up for Fairfield's new emergency notification system to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Visit the Town of Fairfield website for more information.

Off-Campus Crime Prevention Tips

  • Call 911 if you are in danger or if there is an emergency
  • Lock your doors, even if you are away for a short time
  • Be alert! Know your surroundings and be aware of who is in front of and behind you
  • Walk on highly travelled streets, and at night travel only in well-lit areas
  • Carry your keys in your hand to avoid fumbling with them
  • Keep personal property out of sight; avoid carrying purses whenever possible
  • Carry as little cash as possible
  • Report all suspicious activities and crimes
  • Don't leave drinks unattended or socialize with people you're not comfortable with
  • Be careful sharing personal information on the internet
  • Don’t take shortcuts through parking lots and woods if your are alone
  • Report suspicious behavior (i.e. someone looking into windows or parked cars; vehicles driving slowly and aimlessly around)
  • Don’t open your door to solicitors without properly issued licenses

8 Ways to be A Good Neighbor

  1. Introduce Yourself: Say hello, give neighbors your phone number and offer a welcoming gift (homemade cookies/flowers) 
  2. Consider your neighbors' lifestyles and recognize they will be different than yours.  For example, if they have young children, quiet evenings will be very important to them. 
  3. Be conscious of the proximity between your house and your neighbor’s house. Can they hear your conversation through your window?
  4. Be considerate when parking. Do not block your neighbor’s driveway or take their spot. Keep your guests’ cars only in your driveway.
  5. Alert your neighbor to parties. If you're planning a party, be sure to give your neighbors plenty of warning, letting them know when it's going to start and how long you expect it to last. Tell them to call you first if they are concerned with noise or your guests.
  6. Keep your yard clean. Pick up after yourself, guests, and pets. No one wants to live next to a messy neighbor.Put rubbish/garbage out on collection days.
  7.  Communicate with your neighbor. Touch base with your neighbors regularly and keep them in the loop. The more they know about you, the less likely they will have problems with your residence.
  8. Be nice! Offer neighbors help.  You can shovel their drive way, rake their leaves. It will only pay off in the long run!

Read the Office of the Dean of Students guidelines about Gatherings at the Beach (9/14)

Off-Campus Build-a-House

The Off-Campus Build-a-House application is open to all rising seniors, even if they did not participate in a Build-a-House their junior year on campus. The houses that are selected as an Off-Campus Build-a-House are released off campus regardless of their housing lottery number. The Build-a-House program is an excellent way for students to give back to the community and to spend the year focusing on a theme or project that is important to them.

Build-a-House participants will have the following expectations if selected:

  • Plan and implement at least one program based on your house's theme each semester with your advisor's approval
  • Submit programming forms and receipts to Residence Life in a timely manner
  • Meet with your advisor at least once a month and utilize your advisor as a mentor for your house and programs
  • Ensure that your house is represented in any Build-a-House meetings or in correspondences with the Off-Campus Coordinator
  • Follow all University policies and procedures
  • Adhere to the timeline for programming submitted as part of your application
  • Ensure that your house represents Fairfield University in the best light possible

Past houses have focused on issues and topics relating to:

  • Healthy living
  • Volunteering
  • Focus on specific issues such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Homelessness
  • Education
  • Multicultural awareness
  • And many others... be creative; the options are limitless!

To download the Off-Campus Build-a-House application click here.

For more information please contact Residence Life at residencelife@fairfield.edu

Renters Insurance Information
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Realtors
Below is a listing of realtors in the Fairfield County area that may have periodic apartment availability.

Prudential Connecticut Realty
1583 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-2800
www.prudentialct.com

William Raveis
2525 Post Road
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 255-6841
www.raveis.com

William Raveis
28 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-3264
www.raveis.com

Coldwell Banker
1700 Post Road #16
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 452-2211
(203) 254-7100
www.coldwellbankermoves.com

Century 21
2465 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-3353
http://www.century21.com

SWCT Realty, LLC
P.O. Box 784
Fairfield, CT 06824
swctrealty.com
(203) 372-8185

Rental Websites
Below are websites that contain a variety of listings for housing availability in the Fairfield County area.

www.apartmentlist.com/ct/fairfield-county

www.forrent.com
www.craigslist.com
www.offcampusnetwork.com
www.ctpost.com
www.rent.com
www.apartments.com

Newspaper Listings
Below are newspaper websites that contain a variety of listings for housing availability in the Fairfield County area.

www.ctpost.com
www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com
minutemannewscenter.com/fairfield/

Off-Campus Postings
The bulletin board located across from the ATM machine in the Barone Campus Center is available for landlords to post available rental units as well as postings by individuals in search of roommates.

Self-Storage Options
www.selfstoragefinders.com

Property Listings
Below are listings arranged by distance from campus that may have availability at the point of search.

Within 5-15 miles of Fairfield University

Avalon Gates
100 Avalon Gates
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 372-1600
www.avaloncommunities.com

Fairfield Apartments
1062 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 333-4289

Sherwood Apartments
490 Sherwood Place
Stratford, CT
(203) 375-0653

111 Stratford
1867 Main Street
Stratford, CT
(855) 602-1196
www.1111Stratford.com

Tricarico Student Rentals
466/468 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 231-4020
www.fairfieldstudentrentals.com

Within 15-30 miles of Fairfield University

Avalon Milford
1 Avalon Drive
Milford, CT 06460
(866) 372-8557
www.avaloncommunities.com

Avalon Orange
45 Prindle Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
(866) 372-8543
www.avaloncommunities.com

Avalon Haven
100 Avalon Haven Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
(866) 372-8541
www.avaloncommunities.com

Milford Beach Apartments
71 Joy Road #B
Milford, CT
(203) 876-7610

Flax Hill Apartments
204 Flax Hill Road
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 838-2728
www.gardenhomesmanagement.com/flax-hill-apartments.html

Spinnaker Properties
60 Commerce Park
Milford, CT 06460
(866) 409-0344
www.spinnakerapartments.com

Currently this web page is being maintained by the Office of Residence Life residencelife@fairfield.edu

Disclaimer: Fairfield University does not make any representation whatsoever regarding the housing or the agents listed on this site. The listings are to assist students in locating possible off-campus housing. Individuals are responsible for inspection of property and leasing terms, as Fairfield University has not conducted inspections of listings or landlords and is not endorsing any listings associated with this site. Fairfield University disclaims any responsibility for the condition of any premises, terms of any leases, treatment by landlord, or compliance with any local zoning ordinances, among other things.