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Class of 1970 Reunion: November 6, 2021

We cannot believe that over a year has gone by since we were supposed to gather together to celebrate the Class of 1970's 50th Reunion. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to finalize plans for your rescheduled gathering. 

We are thrilled to be able to finally announce the date for your long-awaited Reunion! We hope you will make plans to join your classmates in person, back on campus at Fairfield University on Saturday, November 6, 2021.* 

While your Reunion will be a little different from what you originally anticipated, know that we are so exited to celebrate with you and mark this milestone in your Fairfield journey! Scroll through to read our FAQs. Check back often for information regarding a tentative schedule, registration and continued updates! 


Please note:
 Fairfield University continues to work with state and local officials to monitor the ever-changing guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the health and safety of our community, the University reserves the right, at any time, to implement new guidelines for University-sponsored events and to postpone and/or cancel events if current conditions dictate that such action is needed. 

50th Reunion Schedule

Below is our anticipated schedule for your 50th Reunion celebration. Please note, details and/or locations are subject to change at any time. You will be notified ahead of your celebration if adjustments are made to our event schedule. 

Registration Opens
9:30 a.m.
Location: Charles F. Dolan School of Business
If you are joining us for the Campus Tour and/or Golden Stags Luncheon check-in will take place at the Dolan School of Business. Please note: If you are arriving for Mass and/or the Dinner Dance, registration will close briefly at 4:30 p.m. and move to the Barone Campus Center where it will reopen at 5 p.m. 

10 a.m. 
Location: Charles F. Dolan School of Business
Join us for a guided tour of Fairfield University. Our tour will make stops at several of our new campus buildings. Tour is rain or shine. Please plan accordingly. 

Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
12 noon
Location: Charles F. Dolan School of Business
Celebrate the Class of 1970's long-awaited induction into the Golden Stags at this special luncheon ceremony with University President Mark R. Nemec, PhD. Each attendee will have their photo taken with the President. 

Free Time at Fairfield
2 p.m. 
Spend your afternoon getting reacquainted with classmates - and your alma mater! Stop by the Stag Spirit Shop, visit the Fairfield University Art Museum, or the Walsh Art Gallery. 

Please Note: If you wish to freshen up/change before Mass and/or dinner, please take this opportunity to return to your hotel.  

Reunion Mass
4:30 p.m. 
Location: Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Join us for a special Reunion Mass which will include recognition of your deceased classmates. The Golden Stags who are also celebrating a milestone Reunion on campus will join us at Mass. 

Class of 1970 Cocktail Reception & Dinner
5:30 p.m. 
Location: Barone Campus Center, Oak 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. 

50th Reunion Fairfield Journeys

We are still looking for members of the Class of 1970 to share their journeys of their life after Fairfield!

Please consider writing a short narrative of your “journey” since graduation. A collection of these reflections will be compiled and live on your Class's personal webpage after you become "Golden Stags." Even if you cannot 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. We need as many entries as possible to make this project a success, and will continue to remind you to participate!

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 www.fairfield.edu/50thmemory
• E-mail it to reunions@fairfield.edu (Be sure to include the following: Your "Post-Grad" Journey, Your Favorite Fairfield Memory, and any Legacy Family Ties you have to Fairfield)
• Mail your submission (with the above questions/answers) to Fairfield University,
Attn: Colleen McGinn, 1073 No. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
• Call Colleen at (203) 254-4280 with any questions.

Click below to read journeys submitted by your classmates:

Visit the Class of 1969's webpage to view more journey examples.

Missing Classmates

Contact information for the following members of the Class of 1970 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.

James Bertera
Kevin Cook
Geoffrey Jones
John Magno
Donald McInerney
J. David O'Connor
Ozzie Pisarri 
John Ward

As of June, 2021.

Deceased Classmates

As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1970, 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.

William Allison
Robert Allison 
William Banyar
Gary Blow
Robert Carpenter
Russell Chapman
Derry Chuga
Raymond Connor
Charles Coviello
David DiLeo
Robert Dohn
Dennis Donovan
Thomas Dooney
Gerard DuBois
Myles Edwards
Robert Faley
Scott Fay
John Florio
William Fox
Charles Frystack
Wayne Gibbons
James Giuliano
Mark Gombar
John Grillo
Louis Haddad
G. Simon Harak
Philip Hogan
Paul Hogan
Philip Iacozza

John Ingress
Gregory Kelly
C. Michael Kenefick
Theodore Keyloun
Paul Lysaght
Robert MacDonald 
Thomas Mannion
George Marr
Thomas Martocci
Andrew Mattison
Thomas Miller
John Moriarty
Thomas Mullaney
John Noce
Kevin O'Connell
Matthew Parzych
Zenon Podubynskyj
Richard Primps
Thomas Ravener
Steven Ryan
Joseph Satriano
Richard Schonbeck
John Sheeran
John Shuk
Joseph Sindt
James Skonieczny
James Small
Gregory Smith
Joseph Umile
William Walsh

Last updated August, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated August 23, 2021: In accordance with Town of Fairfield recommendations, all visitors, employees, and students are currently required to wear a mask inside University facilities. Fairfield University continues to work with state and local officials to monitor the ever-changing guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the health and safety of our community, the University reserves the right, at any time, to implement new guidelines for University-sponsored events and to postpone and/or cancel events if current conditions dictate that such action is needed. Please refer to our COVID-19 resource page for the latest campus policies and FAQs.

Formal invitations will be sent to your preferred address and/or email address.  When it opens, registration will take place online or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations. 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. 

Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon: $30 per person
Class of 1970 Cocktail Reception & Dinner Dance: $70 per person

No tickets will be mailed. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through email (if provided during registration) and will check-in upon arrival at the event. 

Yes! Spouses/guests are welcome to any of the weekend activities. Please note, however, that 50th Reunion is an adults-only event.

As 50th Reunion is taking place during the academic year, on-campus housing accommodations will not be available. Group rates have been arranged with several area hotels:

Bridgeport Holiday Inn
1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
$122 per night (plus tax) for king or double room. Rates are available Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6. Rates expire on October 31, 2021 or when block is full. To book, please visit: 50th Reunion 1970 or call (203) 333-1234 and reference 50th Reunion and your Reunion's block of dates (November 5-7, 2021).

Trumbull Marriott
180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611
$109 per night (plus tax) for king or double room. Rates are available Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6. Rates expire on October 15, 2021 or when block is full. To book, please visit: 50th Reunion 1970 call (203) 378-1400 and reference 50th Reunion and your Reunion's block of dates (November 5-7, 2021).

For a full list of additional area hotels, please visit fairfield.edu/hotels

Dress code for the daytime activities casual. In the past, some classmates have preferred to wear a suit jacket to the Golden Stags Induction Luncheon as each will have their photo taken with the President. This is not required. 

Dress code for Dinner is as follows: Men - slacks, shirt and jacket (tie not required); Women - dress, skirt/dress pants and blouse.

Typically, attendees wish to change prior to Mass/the Class Dinner Dance. There will be time to return to your hotel before Mass/Dinner to do so and/or hospitality suites will be available.  

We will, to the best of our ability, work to modify activities happening during your Reunion to accommodate anyone with physical and/or dietary special needs with advanced notice. Please inform the Alumni Relations staff of any special needs prior to your arrival by indicating them on your registration form online or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 to speak to someone directly regarding your needs. You may also contact or Colleen McGinn, Director of Alumni Engagement at cmcginn@fairfield.edu

A list of registered guests can be viewed on the online registration siteor by clicking here: Attendee List

As 50th Reunion is taking place during the academic year, certain lots will be designated for student parking and thus not available. Upon arrival, please follow Reunion signage for guidance to the nearest lot.

Accessible parking is available on campus/can be arranged with advanced notice. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 to ensure your needs can be met prior to arrival.

The refund deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021. After this date, we will have given counts and guarantees to our vendors and we cannot accommodate refunds. If your plans change, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 as soon as possible so we may process your refund. 

As of January 1, 2018, Fairfield University is designated as a smoke-free, tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco and tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco or snuff, and electronic cigarettes on campus is prohibited. In addition, all illegal substances are prohibited on campus. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be dealt with appropriately by the Department of Public Safety and the Fairfield Police Department. 

Sure! Photo galleries from 50th Reunion: Class of 1969 are available on Flickr. You can also watch a video recap of last year's Reunion on Vimeo. Take a look at all the fun you’ll be having in May. Want to revisit some of Fairfield's history before you return to campus? View our online University Archives & Special Collections through the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

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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