Graduate Student Housing
Fairfield University is offering housing for full-time graduate students in several locations for the 2013-14 academic year. Graduate student housing options include independent off-campus houses, an apartment style residence hall (47 Mahan Rd.), and a suite-style residence hall (Kostka Hall).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you offer on-campus graduate housing?
A: Fairfield University offers housing to graduate students both on and off campus. On-campus housing is offered in Kostka Hall, which is suite-style housing where two bedrooms share a common bathroom and in 47 Mahan Rd. which is an apartment-style residence hall where each student has their own bedroom and shares a common laundry room, 1.5 baths, dining room, and living room. Off-campus housing will be provided in select off-campus houses adjoining and owned by the university.
Q: Do you offer family and partner housing options?
A: At this time, the University does not offer family or partner housing. We only have single spaces available.
Q: Who can apply for housing?
A: All Fairfield University full-time and part-time graduate students are eligible to apply for graduate student housing. The Office of Residence Life gives priority graduate student housing on a first-come first-served basis.
Q: How do you apply for housing?
A: Please submit the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit it in person to the Office of Residence Life, BCC 96. Graduate Student Housing Application. If you are applying for only summer housing please complete the following online form: Summer Housing 2013.
Q: When can graduate students move in?
A: For the 2013-14 academic year, the lease with the University starts on September 2. However, accommodations can be made for those that need to arrive earlier. A nightly fee will be charged for additional nights in housing. For students starting in May, we will be able to provide temporary housing for the summer and then students can move into a permanent location in August.
Q: What amenities are included in graduate student housing?
A: Graduate students living in Kostka Hall will live in a suite with two bedrooms sharing a common bathroom. These suites do not contain a kitchen or common space; Kostka Hall has a communal kitchen as well as various lounges and study spaces. Laundry facilities are located on the ground floor of Kostka Hall and require use of a StagCard for payment.
Graduate students living in one of the houses adjoining campus or the apartment-style residence hall (47 Mahan Rd.), will have access to a full kitchen as well as laundry facilities in the house.
Q: Am I required to have a meal plan if I live in graduate housing?
A: Graduate students living in Kostka Hall will be required to have a meal plan. Students living off campus in a University-owned house or in an on-campus apartment or townhouse will not be required to purchase a meal plan but may choose to do so by contacting the the Stag Card Office.
Q: What are the housing and University policies for graduate students living on-campus?
A: All graduate students are required to abide by University polices and procedures as well as the Residential Guidelines. Information regarding University and Residence Life polices can be found in the Student Handbook.
Q: How many people will I live with in graduate housing?
A: Graduate students living in Kostka Hall will share a suite with one other graduate student. The number of housemates in the off-campus houses and on-campus apartments will vary based on the room selection and option of a shared or single room.
Q: Can I request a roommate?
A: Graduate students may indicate a roommate preference but the Office of Residence Life makes no guarantees for preferential roommate selection due to limitations in space and availability.