50th Reunion - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date of 50th Reunion?
50th Reunion Weekend 2016 is scheduled for Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2016.

How do I register for Reunion Weekend?
Formal invitations including a reply card will be mailed after the new year.

Will I get a receipt and when will I receive my tickets?
No tickets will be distributed prior to Reunion Weekend. You will pick up all your event materials upon arrival on campus on Friday or Saturday. All alumni who submit an online registration or provide an e-mail address on their reply card will receive a confirmation of their registration. 

How do I find out who's coming?
The list of registered guests can be viewed on the online registration page once registration is live. The Class Programming Committee made phone calls throughout the Fall.  They collected names of classmates who indicate they are planning on attending Reunion.  This list will be posted on the 50th Reunion website.

What activities will be available for my classmates and me?

A snapshot of the schedule of events includes:

Friday: Tour of campus, "Welcome Back" barbecue

Saturday: Breakfast, Morning Programs, Lunch with Father von Arx, Baccalaureate Mass, Cocktail Reception and Dinner Dance

Sunday: buffet breakfast and the 66th Commencement Ceremonies

You can view a full schedule of events online

What is the price of 50th Reunion?
If you partake in all Reunion Weekend festivities (Friday reception, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday breakfast), the total cost of the weekend will not exceed $100 per person. All additional Reunion Weekend activities (tours, presentations, etc.) are complimentary. In addition, if you are a staying overnight on campus you will be charged a housing fee.

What are the on-campus accommodations and what is the price to stay overnight?
We are able to accommodate guests on campus in suite style housing (one or two guests per room, extra-long twin bed(s), and a shared bathroom) at a rate of $100 per room includes housing for both Friday and Saturday evening.  (Please note: there is no per night fee, it is one fee for the duration of your visit, single or double occupancy)

Are there special Reunion Weekend rates and/or rooms reserved at local hotels?
Yes. We have a block of rooms reserved at our host hotel, The Fairfield Circle Inn. This is Commencement weekend for many local colleges and universities, so please be sure to book your room in advance.

The Fairfield Circle Inn
417 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
$119 per night
15 rooms
Reference: Reunion50
1.25 miles from campus

A list of additional local hotels is available online

Will we be able to bring a spouse/guest to our activities?
You are certainly able and encouraged to bring a spouse/guest to Reunion. Your guest prices will be the same as the 50th Reunion weekend price and will allow them access to all of the weekend's events with you. During Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, your guest will have special reserved seating near you. For those participating in Commencement, your guest will receive reserved seating at the ceremony. Please note: due to high security and limited space, we are able to accommodate one guest only per person at Commencement.

Is 50th Reunion Weekend accessible to those with special needs and/or dietary restrictions?
All activities during Reunion Weekend (including Commencement) can be modified to accommodate anyone with physical and/or dietary special needs. Please inform the Alumni Relations staff of any special needs prior to your arrival by indicating them on your registration form online or on your reply card in the designated area. To speak to someone directly regarding your needs, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 or Maria Bolis, Director of Reunions at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2614 anytime Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Is there parking on campus?
For those staying on campus, convenient parking near the campus housing will be provided. For guests driving to campus, parking will be made available to you when you arrive on campus for Registration. From that point forward, you will be transported to all 50th Reunion activities via campus transportation. Handicap accessible parking is available. Please make a notation of your need for such parking in your Reunion reservation. 

What is the dress code for Reunion?
Dress code for the day time activities and Friday evening reception is casual

Dress code for Baccalaureate Mass and the Saturday evening Dinner Dance is as follows:
Men: slacks, shirt and jacket (no tie required)
Women: dress, skirt or dress pants and blouse

Dress code for Commencement: casual, you will be wearing a gown over your outfit so be sure to dress comfortable and for the weather

Throughout the entire weekend please be sure to dress in layers and/or for all weather, as all of our activities take place rain or shine.

There will be a secure room in the official 50th Reunion Dorm building if you are not staying on campus and wish to bring a change of clothes and private facilities for you to change in for evening activities.

Can I view photos from last year's Reunion?
Sure! Photo galleries from 50th Reunion: Class of 1965 are available by clicking here.
Take a look at all the fun you’ll be having in May.

What if I have additional questions?
Feel free to contact us at any time!
Maria Bolis, Director of Reunion: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2614
The Office of Alumni Relations: (203) 254-4280
Email: alumni@fairfield.edu
Fax: (203) 254-4104
Website: www.fairfield.edu/50threunion
For Online Community Help: (203) 254-4280 or communityhelp@fairfield.edu