Schedule of Events

Alumni & Family Weekend 2014

(As of October 23, 2014)

Alumni & Family Weekend is a perfect time for parents, families and friends and current students to reunite, reminisce, and celebrate being a Stag!

We look forward to seeing you back on campus on October 24-26, 2014.

Please note all events, time and locations are subject to change - be sure to check back for updates!

Friday, October 24

1 p.m. - Field Hockey vs. Vermont
(University Field)

Come cheer on our Stags as they celebrate their Senior Day while taking on Vermont!

5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Early Bird Ticket Pick Up

(John A. Barone Campus Center Info Desk)

Pick up a complete schedule of the weekend's events as well as your Taste of Fairfield and Sunday brunch tickets! If you cannot make it, we will see you Saturday morning.

5 p.m. - Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. Fordham

(RecPlex Pool)

Join the swim team for their first home opener of the season!

5 p.m. - Christopher and His Kind Movie Showing

(70 McCormick First Floor Lounge*)

Come watch Christopher and His Kind as part of LGBTQ History Month! Dinner will be provided.

6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Reception for Nursing & Health Professions - Hosted by tomorrow's professionals in the Class of 2015
(Bannow Science Center, Atrium)

Join Nursing & Health Studies students, faculty, and staff for this special gathering, which features current research projects on display! There is no fee associated with this event.

7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Young Alumni Mug Night
(The Seagrape, Fairfield Beach Road)

Alumni are invited to this ever-popular event! Return to the Grape for a night of fun as you re-visit what it was like to be an upperclassman at Fairfield! $20 per person at the door. Registration is still open at: www.fairfield.edu/yamugnight

9 p.m. - Comforts of "Home" Bingo
(John A. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level) Sponsored by Fairfield @ Night

Come to one of Fairfield's most popular events ... BINGO! Try your luck at winning prizes to continue you or your student's transition in making Fairfield a "Home away from Home!" There is no fee associated with this event.

10 p.m. - Frozen: Sing-along
(Gonzaga Auditorium) Sponsored by Fairfield @ Night

Come share the night with Elsa and Olaf as you "Let It Go" during this free late-night movie sing-along! Popcorn and refreshments will be available! There is no fee associated with this event.

Saturday, October 25

8 a.m. – Noon- Friends of Fairfield Rugby Board Meeting

(BCC 200)

Invited guests only.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Registration & Ticket Pick Up & Continential Breakfast
(John A. Barone Campus Center, Info Desk)

Pick up a complete schedule of the weekend's events as well as your Taste of Fairfield and Sunday brunch tickets!

Continential Breakfast till 11:30 a.m. in John A. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level. 

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Men's Basketball Red and White Scrimmage
(Alumni Hall)

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Women’s Basketball Alumni Game

(Rafferty Court in Walsh Athletic Center)                             

Parents and fans are invited to attend!

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Mini Stags Field Hockey Clinic

(University Field)

9:30 a.m.-10: 30 a.m. - White Coat Ceremony
(Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola)

Sophomore Nursing Students only.

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. - Successfully Managing Your Career III
(Kelley Center Presentation Room) *FYE Credit

Find out how to get unstuck in your career, realize and package your skills and progess forward. A panel of leading alumni executives and experts will offer advice and tips on how to get ahead in today's job market.

 These Alumni Panelists include:

  • Edward P. Sprunk III ’87- Revlon, Vice President, Human Resources
  • Joseph J. Matthews ’88, P’16, CFA, CFP - Morgan Stanley, First Vice President, Branch Manager, Senior Investment Management Consultant
  • Lisa A Mainiero, PhD, P’18 -  Author, Lecturer, Professor of Management (Fairfield University, Charles F. Dolan School of Business)

 Moderated by:

  • Ally Majewski ’08, MBA ’12- Deloitte Services LP, Campus Recruiting Specialist and Career Development Co-Chair, Fairfield County Alumni Chapter

There is no fee associated with this event, registration is still available at: www.fairfield.edu/careerpanel

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - 7th Triannual Art History Alumni Forum
(Diffley Board Room, First Floor, Bellarmine Hall)

The Art History Program invites Art History alumni and current Art History majors and minors to the 7th Triannual Art History Alumni Forum. This is a chance to meet some of our Art History alumni and to learn about career paths they've been pursuing across a wide spectrum of fields in and beyond the visual arts. There is no fee associated with this event.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Bellarmine Musuem of Art Exhibition - Rick Shaefer: Rendering Nature

(Bellarmine Hall, Ground Floor)

Rick Shaefer: Rendering Nature features the work of Connecticut-based artist Rick Shaefer, who is best known for his remarkable works in charcoal on vellum. Inspired directly by the textural richness of the natural world as well as the communicative power of "the line," Shaefer gravitates towards subjects that are as visually compelling as they are intellectually engaging. Massive oak trees felled by the forces of natures and magisterial creatures, including the American Bison and Indian Rhinoceros, reflect his profound interest in the capacity of bold mark-marking to evoke the visual patterns of our lived environment. They equally speak to his stated interest in the powerful intersection of the human and the natural worlds and the resulting dialogues - historical, mythological, and anthropomorphic - to which these collisions give rise. Shaefer's charcoal drawings will be complemented by more than a dozen of his cloud paintings, many of which have never been exhibited publicly before and several of which were painted specifically for the Bellarmine's main gallery.

11 a.m. - Women’s Basketball Open Practice

(Rafferty Court in Walsh Athletic Center)                             

Parents and fans are invited to attend!

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Rugby Homecoming Game & Cookout (Grauert Field)

Friends of Fairfield Rugby is inviting Rugger Alumni, FURFC players & coaches, parents, and all Rugger Huggers to come back to Grauert Field to celebrate their 51st year. Alumni matches begin at 11 a.m. There will be a cookout from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Contact Bob Ehlers, Robert.Ehlers@codyehlers.com, if you want to play an alumni match. Visit the FOFR website www.friendsoffairfieldrugby.org to support the FURFC.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Health Studies Panel- Growth in the Health Care Industry and The Affordable Care Act

(Gonzaga Auditorium) *FYE Credit

Join Lynn Babington, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, as she facilitates a discussion with prominent Fairfield Alumni from the Health Care Industry. These alumni include:

  • Patrick W. Kelley, MD, Dr PH. '76, P'12 - Director, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, U.S. National Academies
  • George Kemble, PhD., P'15 - Chief Scientific Officer, 3-V Biosciences
  • Mary Ann Christopher, MSN, RN, FAAN ’79 – President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Brian Monahan, MD, '82, P'14, P'18 - The Attending Physician, Congress of United States & United States Supreme Court
  • Edmund (Ted) J. Sybertz, PhD., '72 Former Senior VP & General Manager of Drug Discovery/Development, Genzyme Corporation and co-founder Lysosomal Therapeutics Inc.

There is no fee associated with this event.

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. - Intramural Student & Alumni Basketball Game
(Campion Court- Rain or Shine!)

Join fellow alumni and current students and families in some friendly competition!

Pre-registration preferred at www.imleagues.com

  • Sign in or create account with your Fairfield email
  • Once signed in, click the intramurals link at the top of the page
  • Click on "Student/Alumni game" underneath the "Basketball" title
  • Click "Register/Signup" and click "Signup" from the dropdown menu
  • Fill in the required corresponding information
  • Click "Create Team"

11:30 a.m. - Noon - Field Hockey Alumni Game

(University Field)

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Stag Stampede
(Begins at Stag Statue)

Stags Give Back and the Student Alumni Association invite parents, siblings, students, and alumni to take part in the first annual Stag Stampede fun walk/run. Dress in costume and join Fairfield Student Leaders for a two mile walk/run around campus. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and to the race winner! There is no fee to enter the race, but we ask that you bring two non-perishable food items to be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank.

Noon - Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Alumni Meet
(RecPlex Pool)

Get out of the sun and come watch past and current swimmers compete in their annual Stag Alumni Meet!

Noon-2:30 p.m. - Women's Lacrosse Varsity vs. Alumni Game
(University Field)

Reception to follow at Old Post Tavern, Post Road, Fairfield.

Noon – 3 p.m. - Equestrian Team Pony Ride Fundraiser

(Traffic Circle)

Join the Fairfield University Equestrian Team for fun pony rides on our favorite horse Hope! Donations to ride or pet the horse will be accepted and all donations go towards helping the team continue to succeed at both the local and national level. Everything their team accomplishes is made possible by the constant support they receive from the generous Fairfield community!

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. - Mu Chi Induction
(Dolan School of Business Dining Room)

The Fairfield University Chapter of Mu Chi will celebrate the induction of senior Nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and/or exceptional achievement in nursing. All nursing alumni, parents, families, and students are welcome to attend the ceremony.

1 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Rider
(Alumni Hall)

2 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs. Niagara
(Lessing Field)

Come cheer on our Stags as they take on Niagara! Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. Students are FREE with StagCard! Tickets can be purchased at the field's box office. 

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Health Studies Career Discussion with Fairfield Faculty
(Oak Room) *FYE Credit

Students, faculty and alumni are invited to open discussions with Fairfield faculty & Health Profession guests. There is no fee associated with this event.

3 p.m. - Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

(University Field)

Come cheer on lacrosse alumni as they step back on the field!

3 p.m.-4 p.m. - Student Leadership Reception
(Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, Presentation Room and Lobby)

Join current and former student leaders of FUSA, Fairfield at Night, Residence Life, Alumni & Family Weekend, Service Trips, Retreats, Senior Week, Student Alumni Association, Stags Give Back, Peer Conduct Board, COSO, Service Learning and more for a special reception as they reflect on their experiences and network with one another. Refreshments will be served. There is no fee associated with this event, pre-registration is preferred at alumnifamweekend@fairfield.edu

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Mass Celebration
(RecPlex Field House)

Join the Fairfield University community as we celebrate a special Alumni & Family Weekend liturgy. The University Glee Club will also be performing. University President Jeffrey P. Von Arx, S.J. will be presiding and the homily will be given by Reverend Charles H. Allen, S.J., University Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President.

Taste of Fairfield

(John A. Barone Campus Center Green)

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Purchase food vouchers to enjoy sample menus from some of Connecticut's restaurants and food trucks!

Vendors include:

  • Taco Loco
  • Ruff's Wood Fire Pizza
  • Flipside Burger & Bar
  • The Cheese Truck
  • Uncle Willie's BBQ
  • Super Duper Weenie
  • Sugar Bakery
  • Milford's Soft Serve

Entertainment:

Music provided Fairfield's student band titled, The LionFish Band comprised of: 

DJ Horstmann '16

Robby Schwartz '16

Seamus Barrett '16

John Domenico '16

Chris Finelli '15

Beer Garden:

Admission includes three drink tickets and a souvenir cup!

Lil' Stag Zone:

Drop in for kid's crafts, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, a moon bounce and pictures with Lucas the Stag! Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

*Each food voucher allows you to sample featured items from one food truck or restaurant. Additional food vouchers will be available for purchase at the event.

* Current Fairfield students and children under the age of 12 must purchase separate food vouchers to participate in the Taste of Fairfield.

*Must be 21 to participate in Beer Garden. One beer garden package per person. If you are purchasing an additional package for someone else, they also must be 21 and present to pick up at the event. Tickets are contingent on proof of legal drinking age which will be checked at the event. No refunds available.

 

5:30 p.m. - Legacy Family Reception
(Brennan Room, Alumni House)

The Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association invite Fairfield University Legacy families for a special reception. Over 300 of our undergraduate students have parents who also graduated from Fairfield University, as well as a significant number who have grandparents and siblings who are Stags. Come to meet and mingle with Fairfield alumni and current students who have family ties to Fairfield University and celebrate being a part of this great Stag family!

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Christopher B. Love Dinner & Reception
(Dolan School of Business Dining Room)

Invitation Only.

6 p.m. - Enjoy dinner on your own in beautiful Fairfield!

See back of brochure for local restaurants and weekend discounts!

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Recharge & Refuel before Jim Spinnato

(Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Lobby)

Enjoy some desserts and refreshments prior to the show!

8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Comedian Hypnotist Jim Spinnato  - SOLD OUT!

(Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts) - Sponsored by Fairfield @ Night. *FYE Credit

Come be thoroughly entertained by one of the funniest and most requested Comedy Stage Hypnotists, regularly featured at Foxwoods Casino! Jim's amazing combination of comedy, hypnosis and audience participation will keep you laughing on the edge of your seat! There is no fee associated with this event.

10 p.m. - Ghost Hunter John Zaffis
(John A. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level) - Sponsored by FUSA

Star of SyFy's Hit Show "Haunted Collector," John Zaffis will have you on the edge of your seat before bringing you on a ghost tour to some of the allegedly haunted areas on campus! There is no fee associated with this event.

10 p.m. - Guardians of the Galaxy
(Gonzaga Auditorium) - Sponsored by Fairfield @ Night

Come experience this comic book space adventure movie from Marvel Studios! Watch as a group of interstellar outlaw's team up to save a galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power! Late night refreshments will be available! There is no fee associated with this event.

Sunday, October 26 

11 a.m.- Noon- Mass Celebration
(Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola)

Celebrate this special Sunday Mass in the Egan Chapel. Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. will be presiding.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Sunday Brunch
(John A. Barone Campus Center, Main Dining Room)

*Tickets Needed -These can be bought in the Barone Campus Center outside of Einstein Bagel's Sunday morning. 

Join our current students for a traditional Fairfield University Sunday brunch.

12:30 p.m. - Glee Club Concert- SOLD OUT!
(Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts)

Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell will direct the Glee Club as they kick off their 68th Season of Music.

There is no fee associated with this event.

1 p.m. - Volleyball vs. St. Peter's
(Alumni Hall)

3 p.m. - Alpha Sigma Nu Induction Ceremony & Reception
(Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts)

The Fairfield University Chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu will celebrate the induction of seniors and graduate students who have been chosen for their excellent academic record, service to others, and commitment to Jesuit ideals. All alumni, parents, families, and students are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Important Notes

All events are open to alumni, parents, students, and families unless noted as invitation only. All events are free of charge with the exception of the Taste of Fairfield (including the Beer Garden) and Sunday's brunch.

*FYE Credit is for credit for first-year students that attend these events

If you pre-registered your tickets can be picked up at the John A. Barone Campus Center Info Desk on Friday, October 24, from, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. or on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration Information

1 Taste of Fairfield Food Voucher - $3

** Food vouchers will be available for purchase at the Taste of Fairfield event.

**Current Fairfield students and children under the age of 12 must purchase separate food vouchers to participate in the Taste of Fairfield. All other events are free for Fairfield students.

Beer Garden Package (includes 3 drink tickets & souvenir cup) - $15

** Beer Garden Packages will be available for purchase at the Taste of Fairfield event. Must be 21 to participate. One Beer Garden package per person. If you are purchasing a package for someone else, they must also be 21 and present to pick up at at the event. Tickets are contingent on proof of legal drinking age which will be checked at the event. No refunds available. 

Family Member Sunday Brunch Voucher - $12 Tickets will be available in the Barone Campus Center, outside of Einstein Bagels on Sunday morning. 

Child Sunday Brunch Voucher (12 years and younger) - $8 Tickets will be available in the Barone Campus Center, outside of Einstein Bagels on Sunday morning. 

Can't wait to see you back on campus! Go Stags!

 

Online registration is closed. Please come to the Information Desk in the Barone Campus center upon arrival to sign up for any events.

Please note that Saturday night's Hypnotist and Sunday afternoon's Glee Club Concert are both sold out!

Please call Colleen at 203-254-4000 ext 2081 with any questions. Or email alumnifamweekend@fairfield.edu

Registration for these two events can be found at:

Career Panel: www.fairfield.edu/careerpanel

Young Alumni Mug Night: www.fairfield.edu/yamugnight