June 2014 Orientation
The Orientation program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to get acquainted with Fairfield University. First-year students attending Orientation will:
- Register for courses
- Create an academic plan for their first year
- Develop a community with the other first-year students who will be in your First Year Experience program seminar group
- Gain a head start on a successful, enjoyable college experience, and will make your transition in September much easier
- Bond with your New Student Leader - who serves the role of mentor, advisor, acquaintance, facilitator, and resource for incoming students
- Meet faculty and staff members and learn more about the expectations of the faculty-student relationship
- Stay overnight in the residence halls
- Have fun!
First-year students should carefully review the First-Year Student Guide prior to Orientation.
Printable (PDF) Version of the First Year Guide
The Class of 2018 Orientation Parent/Guardian Guide is now available!
Students may choose to attend one of two Orientation sessions. The first session will take place June 18-19, 2014 and the second session will take place June 23-24, 2014.
Students: Students can complete Student Registration via their online First-Year Checklist. An Orientation fee that appears on the fall semester tuition bill covers the student cost for Orientation in June and Fall Welcome in September.
Parents/Guardians: Parents/guardians can register via the online Parent/Guardian Registration found on the Parents/Guardians Checklist page or their student may register them via the Online First-Year Student Checklist. An Orientation fee of $85 per parent/guardian is charged at the time of registration.
Parents/Guardians have the option of commuting from home for the two-day session or making reservations to stay at a local hotel. The University has arranged with these hotels to hold a block of rooms at a discounted rate.
What to Bring
- Immunization Form
- Casual comfortable clothes and shoes (very important - lots of walking)
- Rain jacket & umbrella (just in case)
- Toiletries including a towel
- Pillow, sheets & blanket, or sleeping bag
- Small fan (there is no AC in housing)
- First-Year Guidebook
- License, passport or other state issued photo-id for your Stag Card picture to be taken
- Know your NetID login information, including password (very important!)
- Ensure you have a green check mark next to your Academic Interest Questionnaire in your on-line checklist
For more information or assistance:
Student Programs & Leadership Development (203) 254-4053
Office of the Dean of Students (203) 254-4211