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50th Reunion: A Reunion Of A Lifetime!

It was the Reunion of a Lifetime! 

On May 17-19, 2019, the Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th Reunion with 51 classmates returning home to campus for a weekend of Stag Pride! We can't wait to see you back on campus soon! Congratulations! View photos and video from your weekend below! 

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50th Reunion Fairfield Journeys

It's not too late to consider writing a short narrative of your “journey” since graduation. These will live here on your Class's personal webpage for you to continue to reflect upon. Even if you did not attend your Reunion, we encourage you to submit an entry. Previous 50th Reunion classes have found these memories to be inspiring, and have appreciated the chance to reconnect with classmates and hear about their lives after graduation. 

Your story can highlight a wide range of things – from your professional career to your family, hobbies and personal life. You may submit your entry in the following ways:

  • Online by filling out our online form at
  • E-mail it to (Be sure to include the following: Your "Post-Grad" Journey, Your Favorite Fairfield Memory, and any Legacy Family Ties you have to Fairfield)

Read what some of your classmates have already shared! Additional journeys will be added as they are submitted!

Missing Classmates

Contact information for the following members of the Class of 1969 is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail

Marcelino Goenaga
John L. Sullivan 

As of June 1, 2019. 

Deceased Classmates

As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1969, we remember in a special way the members of our class who have gone before us...

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 Barrett
Paul Basirico
Gerald Blouin
Louis Campbell
Stephen Carre
Thomas Celello
Francis Closter III
Michael Collins
Richard Cunningham
Robert Cunningham
James Cunningham
John Curtin Jr. 
Enrico D'Amore
Anthony Daur
William Dolan
William Donovan
Charles Fairfax
James Flanagan 
Michael Gartland
Stephen Hackett 
Fred Heissenbuttel
Antonio Hernandez

John Hudson
Michael Jacobs
Bruce Jeannont
Ronald Kozak
John Lebedevitch
William Lucas
James Lysaght
Michael Maloney 
Martin McPike
Paul Mikan
L.K. Mineo
Francis Moore
Peter Murtagh
Mark Patten III
Joseph Preg
Laurence Prud'homme
James Reme
Bruce Rosenzweig
Arthur Sardaro
Robert Stuart
Daniel Turner
Edward Williams
David Zola
Jack Zorski

Last updated June, 2019.  

Weekend Schedule

May 17-19, 2019

Here's a look back at your 50th Reunion Celebration!

Friday, May 17

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.
Welcome Luncheon with President Mark R. Nemec, Ph.D.
Location: Alumni House
Join us for your official welcome back home to Fairfield at a special lunch hosted by University President Mark R. Nemec, Ph.D. After lunch, President Nemec will give an update on the University.

2 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.

5 p.m.
Check in for Friday Night Arrivals

Location: Faber Hall

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Class of 1969 Casual Welcome Dinner

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

Saturday, May 18

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.
Bus & Walking Tour of Campus (Rain or Shine)
Join us for a guided tour of Fairfield University. Our tour will make stops at some of the the newly constructed and renovated Fairfield University buildings. 
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 with President Mark Nemec. Lunch will follow.

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 2019 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 1969 Cocktail Reception and Dinner 

Location: Dolan School of Business Lobby and Dining Room
Celebrate and toast to 50 years with your classmates. A DJ will play some of your favorite hits for your listening and dancing pleasure

Sunday, May 19

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.
69th Commencement Ceremonies

Location: Bellarmine Lawn*
March in the Academic Procession as Fairfield celebrates its 69th Commencement and the 50th anniversary of your graduation. Class of 1969 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.

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