We were pleased to welcome the Class of 2019 and their families to campus for Orientation in two sessions this June.
View some of the presentations on our Post-Orientation page.
The Office of the Dean of Students hosts webinars throughout the year for first-year parents and guardians.
Please see the list of dates and topics.
About Orientation 2015
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.
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 are to register here. You will receive an email order confirmation upon completion.
An Orientation fee of $100 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.
Reminder: Be sure to send in your Student Medical Report/Immunization Report as directed (due June 2nd). If you have not sent in this documentation, please bring it to Orientation and give it directly to the Student Health Center staff.
- 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