Residence Life at Fairfield University
Fairfield University is a residential campus with approximately 2,600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus in residence halls, townhouses, and apartment complexes. Graduate student housing is also offered in independent off-campus houses, an apartment style residence hall (47 Mahan Road) and a suite-style residence hall (Kostka Hall).
Consistent with its Jesuit mission, Fairfield University seeks to educate the whole person, and a great deal of learning takes place outside of the traditional classroom. Student life at Fairfield is defined by a mixture and balance of academic rigor, coeducational and extra-curricular pursuits, and service to others.
As a residential campus, life in the halls, townhouses, and apartments can and should be an integral part of the Fairfield undergraduate's four-year experience. Programs and activities specific to a hall or residential area are sponsored by our resident assistants and Area Coordinators. Residence Life staff members sponsor programs on their own but also partner with other Resident Assistants or offices such as the Recreation Department, Athletic Department, Student Programs & Leadership Development, Student Involvement, Campus Ministry, and individual faculty or academic departments, to provide a diverse array of activities designed to enrich students' lives and help them be more fully engaged in the life of the University.
The residential experience is an integral part of the Fairfield undergraduate experience. Living in residence teaches and fosters a sense of shared and collective responsibility - responsibility to one's self, roommate(s), floor mates, and the campus community. Residential living at Fairfield University is is an experience, where learning is continuous.
The residential experience will challenge students to welcome, embrace, and develop relationships with students who are different from themselves. Numerous educational, social, cultural, service, and spiritual programs and activities are sponsored in the residence halls (and townhouse and apartment complex areas) to provide opportunities for personal growth, development, and fun.
Winter Break Closing
All University residences will officially close and be locked on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. for Winter Break. All residences will reopen for the spring 2014 semester on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. No student without specific permission can stay past 6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013. If you have a 3 p.m. exam on Friday, December 20, 2013, please contact your Area Coordinator for further instructions to extend your stay.
Interested in Becoming an RA? Applications Now Available!
The RA Application is now available. For more information on the position and how to apply please visit the Residence Life Staff Selection page.
Housing Lottery Information
Housing Lottery Information for the 2014-15 Academic Year is now available. View the Housing Lottery Booklet for access to pertinent Housing Lottery information.
Living on Campus
View the Living on Campus brochure or visit our Housing Options page to learn more about Fairfield's residential options. Please visit our Resources for more information about Off-Campus and Housing Lottery Information for the 2014-15 Academic Year and Guest Policy Registration. For information on Summer Housing see our Summer Housing page. Please visit our Graduate Student Housing page for more information about Graduate student housing options.
Read the Student Handbook. Take a moment to read the Residence Hall & Meal Plan Agreement to make sure you know all of the policies.
Office of Residence Life
Barone Campus Center, first level, room 96
Main Number: (203) 254-4215
Fax: (203) 254-4151