Senior Week 2016

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Senior Week is a week-long program that offers the graduating class opportunities to strengthen friendships, reflect on their years together at Fairfield, and to celebrate their accomplishments as they prepare for the future. The year's Senior Week will consist of eight (8) different events that happen both on and off campus. These 2016 events will be taking place from Sunday May 15th - Saturday May 21st with Commencement being on the morning of Sunday, May 22nd at 9:30 am. 

Senior Week 2016 Schedule: 

*Check back for schedule updates*

Mass for Class of 2016

Come together to worship and receive a special blessing as you get ready to start a new chapter of your life.  All members of the class of 2016 are welcome. Fr. Mark Scalese, S.J. will be presider.

Date: Sunday, May 15

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius

Dress: Snappy Casual


Senior Soirée

Spend time with invited Fairfield faculty, staff and administration to share the impact they have made on your Fairfield career. Gather round as the Class of 2016 Manor Yearbook is dedicated to an influential Fairfield community member!

Date: Monday, May 16

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Barone Campus Center Oak Room & Patio

Includes: Light hors d’oeuvres, three (3) drink tickets, and unlimited soft drinks.

Dress: Snappy Casual

To see pictures from 2015's Senior Soiree: Click Here


Service Day

This day of service gives you an opportunity to be “men and women for others.” Food trucks will meet you at the off-campus site for a fantastic lunch.

Date: Tuesday, May 17

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Buses depart 10:30 a.m. from Traffic Circle)

Location:  TBD

Includes: Transportation, lunch and a free T-Shirt!

Dress: Relaxed, closed toe shoes

*In order to participate in this event, students must take transportation provided.

To see pictures from 2015's Senior Service: Click Here


Stag Night

Share in one last mug night with your fellow classmates while dancing to the music of a live band and relaxing by the warmth of a fire pit!

Date: Tuesday, May 18

Time: 9 p.m.  – 1 a.m.

Location: Barone Campus Center Oak Room and Patio

Includes: Light hors d’oeuvres, live band entertainment, fire pits, three (3) drink vouchers and unlimited soft drinks.

Dress: Snappy Casual

To see pictures from 2015's Stag Night: Click Here         


Commencement Ball

Travel off-campus and for a great buffet dinner, dancing and entertainment with your classmates at a beautiful venue!

Date: Wednesday, May 18

Time: 7 p.m. – 12 midnight (Buses depart at 6:30 p.m. from Traffic Circle and Veteran’s Park)

Location: Undisclosed

Includes: Transportation, buffet dinner, dancing, DJ Oracle and open bar.

Dress: Semi-formal

*In order to participate in this event, students must take transportation provided.

*Note: One guest per person is allowed, but this event may sell out.  

To see pictures from 2015's Commencement Ball: Click Here


Adventure Park

The Adventure Park’s 11 “treetop trails” consist of about 180 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form “crossings” of different kinds including the ever-popular zip lines. As the sun sets the park will be lit with LED lighting creating a magical feel as you soar through the sky! Not interested in zip lining? No problem, come watch your friends and hang out by the DJ and eat some s’mores by the fire-pit!

Date: Thursday, May 19

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm (Buses depart at 4:30 pm from Traffic Circle)

Location: Bridgeport, CT

Includes: Access to ziplining Courses, Food Truck Meal Voucher, DJ Entertainment, Fire-pit & S’mores

Dress: Casual

*In order to participate in this event, students must take transportation provided.


Senior Picnic

Travel off-campus for a relaxing day filled with food, drink & recreational activities like canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, mini-golf, egg-toss and pie-eating contests.       

Date: Friday, May 20

Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Buses departs Traffic Circle & Veteran’s Park at noon, Rain or Shine)

Location: Undisclosed

Includes: Transportation, unlimited food, drinks & recreational activities

Dress: Relaxed (Bring bathing suit if desired)

*In order to participate in this event, students must take transportation provided.

To see picture's from 2015's Senior Picnic: Click Here


Family Dance:

Reminisce with invited family and friends as you travel through all floors of the campus center and create lasting memories during your last night on campus!

Date: Saturday, May 21

Time: 8 p.m. - 12 midnight

Location: Barone Campus Center

Includes: Four levels of live band entertainment, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer and soft drinks.

Dress: Snappy Casual

To see picture's from 2015's Family Dance: Click Here

Senior Week Ticket Pricing:

Senior Week Ticket prices will be released by the beginning of March. 

Tickets will go on sale on Monday March 21st

Other Important Events:  

Visit Senior Resources page for a the full list of senior class events, deadlines, and useful information about transitioning from college after graduation.


Wednesday, May 18       10 a.m. - 11 a.m.              Commencement Guidelines, Regina A. Quick Kelley Theatre

Wednesday, May 18       11 a.m. – 6 p.m.               Cap & Gown Pick Up, LLBCC

Thursday, May 19           9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                Cap & Gown Pick Up, Spirit Shop

Friday, May 20                9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                Cap & Gown Pick Up, Spirit Shop


Saturday, May 21            

1 p.m.                   School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony                    Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

2 p.m.                   School of Nursing Pinning Reception                     BCC Green

2 p.m.                   College of Arts & Sciences Reception                     Quad in front of 70 McCormick Road

2 p.m.                   Charles F. Dolan School of Business Reception      Quick Center

2 p.m.                   School of Engineering Reception                           Alumni House

4 p.m.                   Baccalaureate Mass                                              Alumni Hall                        


Sunday, May 22                               

9:30 a.m.              Class of 2016 University Commencement             Bellarmine Lawn

Save the Date - Senior Week 2017:

Class of 2017, save the date for Senior Week 2017 which will be Monday, May 14- Saturday May 20th. 

Tentative Senior Week Schedule 2017–

Sunday, May 14, 2017            7 p.m.  - 8 p.m.                Mass for Class of 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017            3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.      Senior Soirée

Tuesday, May 16, 2017           11 a.m. - 3 p.m.               Senior Service Day     

Tuesday, May 16, 2017           9 p.m. - 1 a.m.                 Stag Night                              

Wednesday, May 17, 2017      7 p.m.   - 11 p.m.             Commencement Ball             

Thursday, May 18, 2017         5 p.m.  - 10 p.m.               Adventure Park

Friday, May 19, 2017             1 p.m. - 6 p.m.                   Senior Picnic

Saturday, May 20, 2017         8 p.m.  - 12 a.m.                Family Dance  

Senior Week Contact:

Contact Colleen Wilson, Assistant Director of Student Programs in the Office of Student Engagment at (203) 254-4000 ext 2081 or with any questions.

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