June 2013 Orientation Recap
June 2013 Orientation
The Orientation program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to get acquainted with Fairfield University. First-year students attending Orientation will:
- Register for courses
- Create an academic plan for their first year
- Develop a community with the other first-year students who will be in your First Year Experience program seminar group
- Gain a head start on a successful, enjoyable college experience, and will make your transition in September much easier
- Bond with your New Student Leader - who serves the role of mentor, advisor, acquaintance, facilitator, and resource for incoming students
- Meet faculty and staff members and learn more about the expectations of the faculty-student relationship
- Stay overnight in the residence halls
- Have fun!
First-year students should carefully review the First-Year Student Guide prior to Orientation.
Students may choose to attend one of two Orientation sessions. The first session will take place June 18-19, 2013 and the second session will take place June 24-25.
After May 1, students can complete Student Registration via their online First-Year Checklist. An Orientation fee that appears on the fall semester tuition bill covers the student cost for Orientation in June and Fall Welcome in September.
After May 1, parents/guardians can register via the online Parent/Guardian Registration, available after May 1. An Orientation fee of $80 per parent/guardian is charged at the time of registration.
All students, including commuter students, attending Orientation will stay overnight in the residence halls. Meals will be provided throughout the duration of the program.
Parents/Guardians have the option of commuting from home for the two-day session or making reservations to stay at a local hotel. The University has arranged with these hotels to hold a block of rooms at a discounted rate.
- Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes
- Toiletries (including a towel)
- Pillow, sheets and blanket, or sleeping bag
- Small fan
- First-Year Student Guide
For more information or assistance:
Student Programs & Leadership Development (203) 254-4053
Office of the Dean of Students (203) 254-4211