Fairfield University Campus Resources
Located in Fairfield, Conn., a suburban community of 57,000, Fairfield University is one hour from New York City and five minutes from Long Island Sound. The 200-acre campus has 36 buildings comprising nearly 1.7 million square feet.
Almost half of the 36 buildings on campus have been renovated since 1990, including the Barone Campus Center, Bannow Science Center, and DiMenna-Nyselius Library.
In 2006, construction was completed on the Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Center, a new state-of-the-art administration building and welcome center. The structure, situated in the heart of the campus across from the John A. Barone Campus Center, houses key service offices including Career Planning, Registrar, Financial Assistance, Student Programs and Leadership Development, StagCard services, Student Support Services, Marketing, and Undergraduate and Graduate Admission.
The Rudolph Bannow Science Center includes five new introductory labs; a computer-based academic resource center; interdisciplinary labs for biochemistry and environmental studies use; new psychology offices and labs; and 10 research labs for faculty/student collaborative research.
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library houses 325,000 bound volumes, 1,800 journals and newspapers, access to 30,000 electronic journals, 14,000 audio-visual units, the equivalent of 104,000 volumes in microform, an online catalog and access to Web subscription databases, a 24-hour computer lab, a completely wireless audio-visual and multimedia viewing room, a cafe, and seating for 900.
The John A. Barone Campus Center (BCC) is the social focal point of the University community. In addition to the student-run offices of FUSA, The Mirror, and WVOF radio, BCC houses the offices the Dean of Students, Residence Life, and Student Diversity Programs, StagCard office, as well as the Stag Spirit Shop, mail room, and dining facilities.
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, now celebrating its 16th year, showcases performing and visual arts, including music, theater, dance, and children's programming for the University community and the public. It serves the greater Fairfield community and southeastern Connecticut, but first and foremost is a center for students, faculty, and staff.
The University's 52,000-square-foot Thomas J. Walsh Jr. Athletic Center provides centralized athletic facilities for Fairfield's student athletes, including a strength and conditioning center, locker rooms, a high-tech academic study center, a multimedia recruitment center, and administrative and coaching offices.
The University's Apartment Village offers on-campus independent-living facilities for nearly 200 Fairfield students. The buildings feature four-bedroom apartments, fully equipped kitchens, and one and one-half baths.
Fairfield University's Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola and Pedro J. Arrupe, S.J. Campus Ministry Center was opened in 1990 and has become the focal point for spiritual life on campus.
The Student Health Center located in Dolan Hall is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A registered nurse is on duty at all times, except for extended vacation periods when classes are not in session.
Alumni House provides 9,600 square feet of space for alumni and the University community to hold meetings and events. On the Alumni House grounds sits a permanent memorial honoring Fairfield University alumni who died on Sept. 11, 2001.