Post Orientation

‌Fairfield University hosted two Orientation sessions in June, with over 900 families in attendance!
We were so happy to meet the families and students of the Class of 2019, and are excited about welcoming you to the Fairfield family this fall.

Check out some photos from June Orientation 2015!

Parent Schedule

Student Schedule

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Student Life Forum

How can families best prepare to send their student off to Fairfield? Dr. Thomas Pellegrino, Vice President for Student Affairs, was joined by various Student Affairs administrators to answer families’ questions.

The Fairfield Experience (Parents)

Learn what it means to live and learn in an academic community as faculty, staff, and students discuss the Core Curriculum--our institutional commitment to educating the whole person--and the difference a Jesuit education can make in the life of the mind.

The Fairfield Experience (Students)

Hear what it means to live and learn in an academic community as faculty, staff, and students discuss the Core Curriculum, our institutional commitment to educating the whole person, and the difference a Jesuit education can make in the life of the mind.

Academic Planning Overview

Families had the opportunity to learn about the academic components of Orientation and were introduced to academic expectations. Topics of discussion included academic advising and planning, academic support services and resources, and first-year transition and support.

Fairfield Vision & Orientation Troupe Performance!

New Student Leaders and representatives from campus discussed the intersections between living and learning, diversity, and engagement as a Fairfield student.

Campus Culture

Fairfield University is a community committed to helping students become extraordinary, but we need your help. Karen Donoghue, Dean of Students, and William Johnson, Associate Dean of Students, began the dialogue that will continue long after you've arrived at Fairfield.

Step Up Stags (Parents)

The University expects Stags to help each other as they maneuver through the challenges of college life. Learn about the importance of "Stepping Up" for each other.

Fairfield University is a community committed to helping your student become extraordinary, but we need your help. Karen Donoghue, Dean of Students, and William Johnson, Associate Dean of Students will begin a dialogue that they hope will continue long after Orientation has ended.

Step Up Stags (Students)

Fairfield University expects Stags to help each other as they maneuver through the challenges of college life. Karen Donoghue, Dean of Students, and William Johnson, Associate Dean of Students, will introduce you to the importance of "Stepping Up" for each other.

Fairfield University is a community committed to helping your student become extraordinary, but we need your help. Karen Donoghue, Dean of Students, and William Johnson, Associate Dean of Students will begin a dialogue that they hope will continue long after Orientation has ended.

Financial Planning (Parents)

From tuition payments and financial aid, to meal plans and purchasing books and computers, this session highlighted how to finance and plan for four years at Fairfield.