About Our Office
The Office of Conference & Event Management is dedicated to supporting the Fairfield University community by facilitating effective and efficient year-round use of University resources and by providing comprehensive event management services.
The Office of Conference & Event Management is located in the Barone Campus Center, room 212. If visiting from off campus, visitor parking is available in the Kelley Center parking lot.
Fairfield University’s park-like setting and unique location, easily accessible from New York City and Boston, and close to both I-95 and public transportation, make the campus an ideal place to host your corporate meeting, conference, or seminar. From wedding receptions to corporate conferences, the University offers a wide range of venues, including elegant reception halls, classrooms with flexible set-ups, meeting spaces for 12 to 300 participants, athletic fields, outdoor spaces, auditoriums, computer labs, and dining facilities. From the elegance of Bellarmine Hall to the welcoming practicality of the meeting rooms in the Barone Campus Center, there is sure to be a venue to match your needs.
Catering for on-campus events is provided by Fairfield University’s in-house catering, Ten73 Catering
Students, faculty, staff, departments, or other University-sponsored groups and organizations can reserve space on campus for meetings and events. External groups may also rent and utilize space on campus throughout the year depending on availability.
The primary purpose of venue usage at Fairfield University is to serve the University's academic and operational events. Venues are inclusive of but not limited to: classrooms, meeting rooms, auditoriums, outdoor areas, banquet facilities, residence halls, and common spaces.
The Office of Conference and Event Management is responsible for the master scheduling of University facilities for all University-sponsored and external events and meetings.
The Office of Conference and Event Management hires a number of student staff members throughout the summer and academic year.
The Levee is Fairfield University’s very own on-campus sports bar, located directly across from the main entrance to the Aloysius P. Kelley Center. Built in an L-shape, The Levee provides various seating for about 100-120 people, with booths and low/high bar tables. Along with eight different selections of draft beer, The Levee also serves pizza, calzones, grinders and more. The restaurant provides a great environment for events such as concerts, dances, DJs, and comedy shows, and can be equipped for a variety of celebrations or gatherings.
New Guidelines for Events with Alcohol Served
In an effort to comply with state and federal regulations and effectively manage events, Fairfield University has obtained a catering liquor permit from the state of Connecticut. As permit managers, the Office of Conference & Event Management is responsible for facilitating all events in which alcohol is either served or sold.
As a service to university departments moving forward, the CEM office will facilitate university sponsored events where alcohol is served. Event coordinators for departments hosting events with alcohol are asked to contact the CEM office two weeks prior to the event to review program needs. Once event detail needs are confirmed, the CEM coordinator will place all orders for alcohol and coordinate additional service needs with the university catering department.
During the summer, many of Fairfield University's residence halls and apartment complexes are available for summer student housing as well as for overnight camps and conferences. Please contact the Office of Conference and Event Management at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3288 to discuss the types of overnight accommodations available for your summer program.
Fairfield University hosts a wide variety of camps and conferences over the summer for guests of all ages. These include academic enrichment initiatives, theatre and arts programs, and sports camps. For more information about the selection of programs currently available, please visit our summer programs page.
If you are interested in hosting your conference or event at Fairfield University during summer 2015, please fill out the online Camp and Conference Needs Form.
The Office of Conference and Events Management assists in coordinating transportation for university sponsored trips. A fleet of 11 University vans and two sedans are available for use by the Fairfield University community, as well as several bus options.
The Office of Conference & Event Management is centrally located in Room 212 of the John A. Barone Campus Center and can be contacted at (203) 254-4202.
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