Come back to campus for Alumni & Family Weekend October 24-26

Join us this weekend for a Fairfield tradition!

The weekend is filled with something for everyone from happy hour at the Seagrape to Career Panels to the Taste of Fairfield Restaurant and Food Truck Fair!

Online Registration is now closed. Tickets are available day-of on a first come first served basis.

For more information call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280


Highlights of the 2014 Alumni & Family Weekend included:

  • A sampling of local restaurants, Beer Garden (new this year!) and Lil' Stags Zone at the 7th annual Taste of Fairfield event
  • Stag Stampede (Fun Run) through campus (Please bring two non-perishable food items to be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank)
  • Fairfield at Night's extremely popular late-night Bingo event
  • Young Alumni Event at the Grape
  • Reception for Nursing & Health Professionals hosted by tomorrow's professionals in the Class of 2015
  • Health Studies Panel: Growth in the Health Center Industry and The Affordable Care Act
  • 7th Biannual Art History Alumni Forum
  • Health Studies Career Discussion with Fairfield Faculty
  • Alumni Career Panel
  • Comedian Hypnotist Jim Spinnato -
  • Ghost Hunter John Zaffis from SyFy's Hit Show Haunted Collector-
  • A traditional Sunday brunch on campus
  • Athletic events including Field Hockey and Men’s Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming & Diving, and Volleyball
  • Student Leadership Reception for current and former student leaders
  • Alumni & Family Weekend Mass celebration
  • The always popular Glee Club Concert- 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins (etc.) invited to come?

A: Yes, anyone can come for the weekend. All events are free to guests except for the Taste of Fairfield, Beer Garden, Sunday brunch and the Men's Soccer game. Vouchers will need to be purchased for these events.

Q: What does each Taste of Fairfield food voucher purchase?

A: Each food voucher allows you to sample featured items from one food truck or restaurant. Additional food vouchers will be available for $3 at the event.

Q: What does the Beer Garden package include?

A: Each Beer Garden package includes 3 drink tickets and a souvenir cup. Please note; you must be 21 to participate. One Beer Garden package per person. If you are purchasing another package for someone else, they must also be 21 and present to pick it up at the event. Tickets are contingent on proof of legal drinking age which will be checked at the event. No refunds available.

Q: Do I have to pay for my Fairfield student to attend the events?

A: All events are free to current students with their StagCard, except for the food vouchers to the Taste of Fairfield event. Current Fairfield students must purchase separate food vouchers to participate in the Taste of Fairfield. These can be bought online or during the event.

Q: What does a Sunday brunch voucher include?

A: This voucher allows family members, friends, and alumni to experience a traditional all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch with current students in the John A. Barone Campus Center. Additional brunch vouchers will be available for purchase outside of Einstein Bros Bagels during brunch hours.

Q: Do I have to pay for my Fairfield student to attend Sunday brunch?

A: No, your student can swipe into brunch with their StagCard. Current students that do not have a meal plan will need to purchase a brunch voucher. 

Q. Do I need to pay for my child that is 12 years of age or younger?

A: Children are able to attend all events for free, except for the Taste of Fairfield event and Sunday brunch. Vouchers will need to be purchased for your child to eat at these events.

Q: What does 'pre-registration preferred' mean on the Alumni & Family Weekend schedule?

A: We ask that you pre-register for the events you foresee yourself attending during the weekend. These events will be listed on the registration page at a fee of $0.00. Please add them to your cart, which indicates to us that you are planning on attending that event.

Q. Do you have discounts for lodging during this weekend?

A: Yes, we have locked-in rates at local hotels in the area. See below for details. 

If you have any questions, please call Colleen Wilson, Program Coordinator, Student Programs & Leadership Development at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2081 for assistance or or



The Inn at Fairfield Beach  1160 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT

Minutes from Fairfield University and steps away from the beach and downtown. You can't find a better spot to call your home away from home! University Families receive 10% off best available rate!

Call (203) 255-6808
Complimentary coffee, tea, internet access
Beach access with beach chairs and towels

Hilton Garden Inn Shelton  25 Old Stratford Road, Shelton, CT

Easy 15-minute drive to Fairfield University. Special rate includes full, hot breakfast buffet with cook-to-order items. On-site restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. Indoor heated pool and hot tub. Complimentary WiFi and parking.

Call (203) 447-1000 by Sept 30
2 Double Beds or King ($114)
Mention "FUW" or Fairfield University Alumni & Family Weekend

Hilton Homewood Suites  Stratford, CT

Number 1 with Trip Advisor! Awarded Highest Ranking in Customer Satisfaction by JD Power & Associates for the 11th time! Zagat recognition for best value chain!

Call (203) 377-3322
Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom Suite & 2 Bedroom Suites
Mention Fairfield University Rate