Fairfield University

Welcome to Fairfield University

The Modern Jesuit Catholic University


Stags Come Home

Fall reopening information and our Covid-19 response.

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Why Fairfield?

We are a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions, with more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe enrolled in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. Fairfield is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

Fairfield University prepares students for success. With an emphasis on innovative, experiential learning and a focus on developing the whole person, we produce graduates who are future ready.

Undergraduate Studies

At Fairfield University, we encourage you to let curiosity get the best of you — to let your mind wander, and then follow it.

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Graduate Studies

Get the tools you need to succeed — whether it’s career advancement, personal enrichment or gaining greater proficiency in your field.

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Summer & Continuing Studies

Explore part-time, flexible options for bachelor’s degrees, credit courses and certificates to achieve many personal and professional goals.

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What's Going On @ Fairfield

Fairfield University ESports Gaming Lab

Hindsight/2020: Lecture Series to Reflect on Unprecedented Year

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Fairfield Athletics Unveils One Team, One Family Initiative

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Readers Shared a Love of Literature in Fairfield's Virtual Summer Reading Challenge

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Quick Center Launches Multidisciplinary Virtual Season for Fall 2020

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Fairfield Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Women

Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the University will be celebrating coeducation and commemorating all the women who have made their mark on the Fairfield community over the past 50 years.

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On the Front Lines

Fairfield alumni in nursing and health professions are at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. A handful of them, including DNP candidates and graduates of the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies share their personal accounts of what it's like to serve others on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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