Move-in and Fall Welcome

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Fall Welcome, which occurs August 31- September 1, 2014, allows first-year students to reconnect with each other and the Fairfield community before classes begin.

First-year students move in on Sunday, August 31 and attend important sessions during the week to prepare them academically and socially for the year to come. Commuter students will begin attending Fall Welcome sessions starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 31.

Highlights of Fall Welcome include interacting with Resident Assistants, New Student Leaders, and Community Associates and attending a variety of sessions and events.

Move-in Information

Welcome to the important logistics related to move-in. Please ensure you review all materials, specifically traffic patterns and arrival times.

Traffic
Please enter the campus from the main entrance off North Benson Road.

Upon entering campus:

  • Transfer Students make an immediate left and then a right into the BCC parking lot. Please check-in at the Office of Residence Life - BCC 096 to pick up your key.
  • Gonzaga Hall and Regis Hall make an immediate LEFT to bypass traffic on campus
  • Campion Hall and Jogues Hall keep FORWARD
  1. Arrive at the unloading zone for your residence hall
  2. You will be given an "Arrival Time" card where you will provide your room number and cell number
  3. Time limit to unload car is 20 minutes
  4. Student checks in at arrival table to pick keys and welcome packet
  5. One person must remain with car at all times
  6. After unloading, please move car to any lot designated for move-in day parking (you will receive a map upon entering campus)
  7. Pick up your StagCard at the BCC Lower Level and enjoy the festivities below

Arrival Times
To ensure a smooth check-in please adhere to arrival times:

8-11:45 a.m. Transfer Student Move-In
8-8:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 4th floor room
9-9:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 3rd floor room
10-10:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 2nd floor room
11-11:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 1st floor room and ground floor

What to Bring
Must-read for new students and parents

Campus Map
Find out where everything is on campus, including parking location and traffic patterns.

Fall Welcome Schedule

Note: This is a tentative schedule and subject to change

Day 1 (Sunday, August 31)

updated 02/18/2014

8 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Arrival Times

To ensure a smooth check-in please adhere to arrival times:

8-11:45 a.m. Transfer Student Move-In
8-8:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 4th floor room
9-9:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 3rd floor room
10-10:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 2nd floor room
11-11:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 1st floor room and ground floor

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Stag Card Picture and Pick Up (Barone Campus Center Lower Level)

10 a.m - 12 p.m. Payment Questions (The Bursar will be available to answer any questions. Financial Aid Office, Kelley Center)

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Information Center Fair (Informational Technology Services, Health Center, Personal Care Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and Counseling & Psychological Services will be present - Barone Campus Center, Lower Level)

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Commuter Student Orientation (Barone Campus Center, Mezzanine)

2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
President's Welcome (Oak Room Patio)

2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
FYE Groups Meeting and Transfer Student Group Meeting (Oak Room Patio)

2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
New Student Family Meeting - for families of students who missed June Orientation (Alumni House)

2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
Residence Life Family Meetings (Campion Hall - BCC - Main Dining Room, Gonzaga Hall - Kelley Center, Jogues Hall - BCC - Oak Room, Regis Hall - Gonzaga Auditorium)

4 p.m.
Family Community Mass

Families of the Class of 2018 are invited to join together as a community at a special Mass.

Reflective Walk
Students and families are invited to experience this self-directed opportunity to reflect on the start of an important life journey. Participants will be, in St. Ignatius' words, "contemplatives in action."

4:50 p.m.
Goodbye to Family Members

"Where we love is home, Home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You are on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the (person) who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Evening Activity and Dinner in FYE Groups and Transfer Student Groups

6:45 p.m.-9:25 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings, Commuter Social, and Fairfield Vision & Orientation Troupe Performance

10 p.m. Onwards
Late Night Optional Events

Day 2 (Monday, September 1)

Transfer Students depart campus for day-long excursion

8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Transfer Student Breakfast
(Barone Campus Center - Main Dining Room)

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Transfer Students Trip - Depart campus for day-long excursion

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
FYE Group Meeting and Breakfast
(Barone Campus Center - Main Dining Room)

10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Spirit, Tradition, and You!
(Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre)

12 p.m.
Class of 2018 Picture! (Alumni Hall)

12:45 p.m. Onwards
Fairfield Stags Day - Optional Events

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Transfer Students Campus Partners Dinner (Bellarmine Hall - Diffley Room)

5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Class of 2017 Dinner with your Resident Assistant!
(See your RA!)

Day 3 (Tuesday, September 2)

Classes Begin!

Class of 2018

4:45 p.m.
Pre-Convocation Gathering

5:15 p.m.
Class of 2018 Convocation
Bellarmine Lawn

Convocation will be followed by a community cookout (open to all) on the Oak Room Patio.