50th Reunion

50th Reunion: A Reunion of a Lifetime!

Class of 1968, your 50th Reunion is finally here! Registration is now open for your 50th Reunion Weekend, May 18-20, 2018! Make plans now to come home to Fairfield and celebrate your "Reunion of a Lifetime!" 

Register online via the button below. Print invitations are forthcoming. Scroll down for a schedule of events, a list of Frequently Asked Questions and photos from last year's celebration to get an idea of what is planned for your big weekend! 

For questions regarding your 50th Reunion Weekend, please contact Colleen McGinn, Director of Alumni Engagement at (203) 254-4280 or cmcginn@fairfield.edu

 

 

Class of 1968: 50th Reunion Weekend Schedule

May 18 - 20, 2018

Please note that all times, locations, and events are subject to change. Please check back for continuous updates on the weekend's festivities.

Friday, May 18

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check in for Friday Arrivals

Location: Alumni House
Check in will close briefly at 4 p.m., it will reopen at 5 p.m. in the Lobby of Faber Hall.

12 p.m.
Lunch

Location: Alumni House
Be sure to stop back at Alumni House for lunch upon your return to campus and kick-start your weekend! 

1:30 p.m.
Fairfield University "Today & Tomorrow" 

Location: Alumni House
Hear from some of Fairfield University's administrators as they lead an interactive conversation on Fairfield's proud past and amazing future. Speakers include Dr. Tom Pellegrino '90, Special Assistant to the President; Dr. Christine Siegel, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; David Frassinelli MA'92, Vice President for Facilities Management; and Paul Schlickmann, Director of Athletics. 

3:30 p.m. 
"The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age"
Join us for a private guided tour of this landmark international loan exhibition at Fairfield University Art Museum. 

5 p.m.
Check in for Friday Night Arrivals

Location: Faber Hall

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Class of 1968 Casual Welcome Back Buffet

Location: Faber Hall
Get re-acquainted with your classmates at the welcome back buffet dinner. 

Saturday, May 19

8 a.m.
Breakfast and Check-In for Saturday Arrivals

Location: Faber Hall
Join your classmates for an informal breakfast and reconnect with each other. A complimentary buffet breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  For those staying on campus coffee will be available at 7 a.m.

9 a.m.
Guided Campus Tour
Join Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. for a guided tour of Fairfield University. Our tour will make stops at the newly renovated Fairfield University RecPlex, the new Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies, and the brand new Tully Dining Room in the renovated Barone Campus Center. 
Location: Departs from Faber Hall

11:30 a.m. 
Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
Location: Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Celebrate your official induction into the Golden Stags at this special ceremony. Lunch will follow.

1:30 p.m.
Free Time: Exploring Fairfield

Locations: Campus-wide
Visit the Campus Center and stock up on your Stag gear at the Spirit Shop; tour the Walsh Art Gallery at the Quick Center for the Arts or the Fairfield University Museum at Bellarmine Hall; visit the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola; or enjoy some quiet time catching up with your classmates. If you would like to change for the evening events a hospitality suite will be available. 

3 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass Preparation

Location: Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Undergraduate academic regalia will be provided for your participation in Baccalaureate Mass. Alumni with graduate/advanced degrees are welcome to bring their own regalia.

4 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass

Location: Alumni Hall
Join in congratulating the Class of 2018 in this long-time tradition by participating in the Mass procession. Reserved seating will be provided for you and your guest.

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1968 Cocktail Reception and Dinner Dance

Location: Dolan School of Business Lobby and Dining Room
Celebrate, and reminisce over cocktails and dinner. Evening attire: sport jacket (no tie required).

Sunday, May 20

7:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast & Preparation for Commencement

Location: Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet and one more class photo as you don your caps and gowns and prepare for Commencement.

8:30 a.m.
Transportation to Commencement

9:30 a.m.
68th Commencement Ceremonies

Location: Bellarmine Lawn*
March in the Academic Procession as Fairfield celebrates its 68th Commencement and the 50th anniversary of your graduation. Class of 1968 participants will receive special recognition. There will be reserved seating for your guest.

Farewell Lunch
Location: Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Immediately following the Commencement Ceremonies, you and your guest will be transported back to the School of Business where you can grab a boxed lunch for the road or sit and enjoy your lunch with your classmates.

*Details regarding Commencement in the event of inclement weather will be discussed when you arrive on campus.

Missing Classmates

Contact information for the following members of the Class of 1968 is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail alumni@fairfield.edu.

John A. Barone
Jose R. Chiari
Thomas E. Donovan
Robert P. Heine

As of January 2018. 

Deceased Classmates

Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May these and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

James Baldwin
Norman Balthasar
Paul Bather
Gary Bennett
Edward Brady
Francis Chiarillo
William Condron
Gerald Cosker
Albert Cryan
Laurence Czajkowski
Robert Danilowicz
Anthony DeMarco
Donato Doria 
David Elwell
Peter Ferber
Bruce Fink
Henry Frieary
David Gascoigne
John Karwan

Paul Kemezis
Simeon Lee
Richard Marfurt
Maurice McElroy
Edward McKenna
Charles McManus
Michael Mullin
Denis Neenan
Robert Neumann
James Nicksa
John Novak
Robert Ritz
George Sinclair
E. Stevens
Frederick Volk
Charles Yung
James Zaino

Last updated March 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date of 50th Reunion?

50th Reunion Weekend 2018 is scheduled for Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 2018.

How do I register for Reunion Weekend?

Formal invitations will be sent in early 2018 to your preferred address and via email! Simply fill out the enclosed RSVP card and send it back to us at your earliest convenience. You may also register online when regisration opens. To update your contact information so you don't miss your invitation, you can contact us directly at alumni@fairfield.edu or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280. 

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 via the registration button above. 

What activities will be available for my classmates and me?

A snapshot of the schedule of events includes:

Friday: Lunch, "Fairfield Today & Tomorrow" panel with University administration, Welcome Back Dinner

Saturday: Breakfast, Guided Campus Tour, Golden Stags Induction Ceremony and luncheon, Baccalaureate Mass, Cocktail Reception and Dinner Dance

Sunday: Buffet breakfast and the 68th Commencement Ceremonies

View the full schedule of events

What is the price of 50th Reunion?

As we are in the preliminary stages of planning your weekend, final costs are not yet available. The total cost of the weekend (including events and/or on-campus housing accommodations) will be made available prior to registration. 

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 private bathroom) in Faber Hall. Costs of our on-campus housing will be made available prior to registration. 

Are there special Reunion Weekend rates and/or rooms reserved at local hotels?

Yes. A special 50th Reunion rate and room block has been secured at the newly renovated Fairfield Circle Inn (417 Post Road, Fairfield). Cost is $199 per night (Friday - Saturday). Please note that rooms booked at this rate are non-refundable/cancelable. Space in this block is limited. Any reservations must be booked by April 18, 2018 pending availability. Please call the hotel directly at (203) 255-0491 to inquire further. Note: Your Reunion coincides with Commencement weekend for not only Fairfield, but many local colleges and universities, so please be sure to book your room in advance.

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. 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 Colleen McGinn, Director of Alumni Engagement at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2417 or cmcginn@fairfield.edu

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. In the past, attendees have preferred to wear a suit jacket to the Golden Stags Induction Ceremony and Luncheon on Saturday however this is not required. 

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 1967 are available by clicking here. You can also watch a video recap of last year's Reunion 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!

The Office of Alumni Relations: (203) 254-4280
Email: alumni@fairfield.edu
Fax: (203) 254-4104
Website: www.fairfield.edu/50threunion

Colleen McGinn 
Director, Alumni Engagement
Email: cmcginn@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2417

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