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Class of 1973, 50th Reunion registration is now open!
The 50th Reunion is a special moment in your Fairfield journey and we are excited to celebrate with you! We hope you will join us back home on campus for your "Reunion of a Lifetime!": June 9-11, 2023!
For questions regarding your Reunion, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 or email email@example.com. We can’t wait to welcome you back home to Fairfield in June!
99 Donors to Date
$49,583 to Date
A lot has happened since your time at Fairfield - and we want to hear about it!
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:
|Leo D. Mahoney Arena Tours
Take a tour of the new Leo D. Mahoney Arena, home to Fairfield University basketball and volleyball, as well as other exciting events! Two time slots will be offered.
|3:30 p.m., 4 p.m.||Leo D. Mahoney Arena|
|Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room keys, and schedules.
|4 – 10 p.m.||Aloysius P. Kelley Center|
|Class of 1973 Welcome Back Dinner
Kick off your 50th Reunion by getting reacquainted with your classmates at this casual buffet dinner!
Dress code: Casual
|6 p.m. - 10 p.m.||"The Diffley," Leo D. Mahoney Arena|
|Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules.
(Registration will close at 10:30 a.m. to shift to the Dolan School of Business ahead of the Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon. Housing keys will still be available for pickup in the Kelley Center until 6 p.m.)
|9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.||Aloysius P. Kelley Center|
|Reunion Weekend Fun Run
A Reunion tradition! Put on your running - or walking - shoes for the approximately 2.5 mile loop around campus.
|9:30 a.m.||Lessing Field (Rain or Shine)|
|Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
Celebrate the Class of 1973's official induction into the Golden Stags at this special ceremony with University President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD. Each attendee will have their photo taken with the President.
|11 a.m.||Dolan School of Business, Event Hall|
|Free Time at Fairfield
Enjoy your afternoon after your Induction Luncheon to explore your old stomping grounds! Visit a favorite — or new — building on campus, stop by the Fairfield Art Museum or the Walsh Art Gallery, or venture over to the Taste of Fairfield and join the other Reunion Weekend attendees!
|2 p.m.||Fairfield University Campus|
|Reunion Weekend Mass
Join us in prayer and reflection for a special Mass honoring all reunion-year alumni and remembering classmates who have passed on.
|5:30 p.m.||Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola|
|Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-In
Check in and pick up your name tags, dinner tickets, and housing keys (if applicable).
Due to limited seating, Saturday evening events require advance reservations. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission.
|6:30 – 8:30 p.m.||Bellarmine Hall|
|Reunion Dinner Dance
Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, then dance the night away! Your registration includes two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.
|6:30 p.m. – Midnight||Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)|
|Coffee, Check-out and Key Return
Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while saying goodbye to your friends and classmates. Return your keys to one of the housing desks located in the residence hall lobbies or at the Barone Campus Center Information Desk to receive a coupon toward our breakfast food trucks – see below. Or if you're in a hurry, take advantage of our express check-out! Key envelopes will be available in your rooms so that you can deposit keys in the Express Check-out boxes located in each housing facility. Please be considerate and return your keys to avoid lock change fees.
|8 a.m. – Noon||Barone Campus Center (BCC)|
|Breakfast Food Trucks
As you check out of your room, grab a bite to eat before getting on the road – we'll even give you a coupon to use toward your purchase if you hand in your room key to a staff member in the BCC or in your residence hall!
|9 a.m. – Noon||Barone Campus Center (BCC) Traffic Circle|
If you missed our Reunion Mass on Saturday, you'll have the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass with other members of the Fairfield community.
|11 a.m.||Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola|
If you wish to learn more about, and/or join the Committee, please email Carolyn Garibaldi, Senior Associate Director of Reunion Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here is a look at where your classmates have relocated to after graduation.
Beryl (Drouant) Neyrey
Susan (Mitchell) Harper
Carolyn (Murphy) Agoglia
Alicia (Velazquez) Blanchard
John Ferencz Jr.
Frank Gentilesco Jr.
Kathryn (Christiani) Gniadek
Maureen (Murphy) Keller
Joseph Marcino Jr.
Jo-Ann (Gardiner) Marron
J. Kevin McCormick
William Mraz Jr.
Patrick O'Leary Jr.
William Ryan Jr.
Mary (Donnarumma) Sharnick
Catherine (Lacobelle) Teitell
Susan (Arcari) Vaichus
W. Kevin Bennett
M. Gregory Bohnsack
Helen (McVann) Demos
Catherine (Buxton) Holmquist
Carol (Willinger) Huling
John Sullivan Jr.
Robert Yergeau Jr.
Alfred Fox JR.
Mary Jo (Toland) Fields
George Collins Jr.
Michael D'Andrea Jr.
John Monahan Jr.
Edawrd Paradise Jr.
John Timbone Jr.
John Mekrut Jr.
Raymond Garassino Jr.
Suzanne (Distefano) Waite
Thomas Sowinski Sr.
Deborah (Murphy) Bisbe
Marianne (Kelly) Martens
Ross O'Hanlon Jr.
L. Paul Starkey
Cynthia (Farhart) Kahn
Rudolph Pino Jr.
Gloria (Bivona) Sciavolino
E. David Barth
John O'Rourke Jr.
Daniel Sullivan Jr.
William Fagan Jr.
John Fitzpatrick Jr.
P. Stephen O'Brien
Joyce (Lasini) Galiette
Steve Papadopoulos Jr.
Susan (Teer) Howarth
Christine (Callinan) Powers
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Last updated June, 2022.
Contact information (mailing address, phone number, and/or email address) for the following members of the Class of 1973 is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail email@example.com.
Henry S. Guterres
Jo Anne Kosak
Last updated: March, 2023
As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1973, 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.
Suzanne L. Barry
William K. Bradshaw
Richard G. Brady
Patricia D. Brennan
William H. Carey III
Wayne M. Clinch
Joseph G. Collins
Daniel F. Condon
William C. Danton
Peter L. DeMizio
Michael F. Farrell
Robert E. Fisher Jr.
Jeffrey A. Fortier
Gregory A. Foster
Paul L. Gallois
Joseph G. Goodhouse Jr.
Janet M. Hoffman
Patrick M. Hogan
Diane (DeCicco) Hoke
Donald J. Innes Jr.
Richard B. Kaminski
Russell T. Keenan
Edmund P. Kenar
John D. Klein
Philip J. Lalka
Cynthia (Close) Larkin
Allan J. Lauderowicz
Kathleen F. Lenihan
Stephen M. Lennox
Mark R. Lombardi
Carl M. Maffeo
James W. Maher
Daniel J. Mahoney
Kevin M. Manley
Christopher M. McCaffrey
Peter S. McClellan
James J. McDonnell III
Michael C. Metrione
Gerard G. Michaud
Timothy F. Monahan
Gerald J. Murphy
James B. Nolan Jr.
Thomas J. O'Malley
James G. O'Shaughnessy
Edward J. Palma
Kenneth G. Phelan
Glenn L. Phillips
Christine (Callinan) Powers
James G. Prochaska
Joseph A. Raskys
John J. Raymond
Thomas W. Ryan
Anthony S. Salerno
David J. Skeffington
Bruce A. Solnik
Drake H. Sparkman III
Russell M. Spencer
Peter P. Trozzo Jr.
Reverend William F. Verrilli
Mark C. Vuono
Donald K. Warfel
Charles F. Wilson Jr.
Joseph S. Wixted III
Last updated: June, 2023
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Registration is now open through the online community. Please plan to register as early as possible, as on-campus housing and the Saturday evening dinner dance may sell out and walk-in/day-of registrations cannot be guaranteed. The deadline for housing registration will be 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 1 and the deadline for online registration for all remaining events will be Noon EDT on Wednesday, June 7.
Reunion 2023 pricing is outlined below, with early bird prices available for select events through 5 p.m. EDT on March 15. Please note that there is a $10 registration fee, which is charged per overall registration, not for each person included on the registration. This helps to offset other expenses for Reunion Weekend not covered by the ticket prices below. Every effort has been made to keep ticket prices as affordable as possible, while still providing the type of memorable Reunion Weekend for which Fairfield is known!
Friday Night Welcome Dinner: $50 per person (includes open bar, full buffet dinner and dessert)
"Golden Stags" Induction Luncheon & Ceremony: $35 per person (includes 3-course plated meal and champagne toast)
Bellarmine Dinner Dance: $75-100 based on date. See below chart.
|Register by 5 p.m. EDT on 3/15||Register by 5 p.m. EDT on 6/1||Register after 5 p.m. EDT on 6/1|
Suite-Style Dorms: One Night: $65; Two Nights: $80 (prices are per person, per night)
The deadline to register for housing is 5 p.m. EDT on 6/1. Should a limited number of rooms come available after that point, rush charges will be incurred.
Log-in is required to register. If you’ve previously registered for an event through our site, so you’ll use the username and password you created. If you require a password reset link, you can request to have one sent to you off of the login page.
If you have not yet created a username and password, you will follow the first time login process and when prompted, enter your Unique ID# (located in the footer of your 50th Reunion email invitation).
If you need further assistance, please email our online community resource account - firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 203-254-4280.
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. If you have questions regarding your registration, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 203-254-4280.
A $5 gift to Fairfield is included in your Reunion Weekend registration! If you wish to increase your gift, you can do so atthe time of regsitration. If you have already made your gift in this fiscal year (July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023), your gift will count towards your class's goal/your Reunion gift.
Additionally, many alumni celebrating their 50th have commemorated this milestone by considering gifts through their estate plan, whether through retirement assets, real estate and other non-cash assets, gifts that pay you income, and more. To find out more, please contact Emma Penick, MBA, AEP®, CAP®, Senior Director of Planned Giving at email@example.com or by calling 203-254-4020.
The list of registered guests can be viewed on the online registration site. It updates in real-time, so check back often for the most up-to-date list of classmates registered to attend.
Refunds will be issued only for cancellations made by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 1, 2023. After this date we will have given counts and guarantees to our vendors and we cannot accommodate refunds.
Modifications to your Reunion registration can be made by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.
Please note: if you make additional purchases to your Reunion Weekend registration, you will be charged at the current rate.
A limited amount of on-campus housing is available on campus for 50th Reunion attendees. Housing will be in suite-style accommodations. Please indicate your desired roommate on your registration form. Please be sure to buy a housing package for both you and your guest.
There is a place on your registration form to indicate two additional roommates (suitemates) if desired. Please note: we can only guarantee your direct roommate.
Rooms are only available for alumni and guests participating in the Friday and/or Saturday Reunion activities. Room-only reservations will not be accepted for either day. Anyone staying on campus on Friday night needs to purchase a ticket for either a Friday Welcome Dinner or the Golden Stags Induction Luncheon. Anyone staying on campus on Saturday night needs to purchase a ticket to the Saturday evening dinner dance. If you submit a housing registration without the accompanying tickets, you will be contacted to either purchase tickets or cancel your housing reservation.Please note: Due to ongoing campus construction projects, the dorms/buildings used for Reunion housing accommodations can be changed at any time. We will do our best to notify you of such changes prior to your arrival.
Yes! A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels:
Trumbull Marriott Shelton (180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT)
Rate: $145 per night for a king or double bed room.
Room rate is available Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 11. Rate expires May 19, 2023 or when full. Space is limited.
To book, please visit the Trumbull Marriott Shelton online.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford (6905 Main Street, Stratford, CT)
Rate: $169-189 per night for a queen studio suite or king 1-bedroom suite
Room rate is available Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 11. Rate expires May 9, 2023 or when full.
Space is limited.
Too book, please visit the Homewood Suites online.
We are happy to modify all activities during Reunion Weekend to the best of our ability 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 with someone directly. You may also contact Colleen McGinn, Director of Alumni Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress code for the Friday evening welcome dinner 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 Reunion Mass and the Saturday evening Dinner Dance is as follows:
Springtime evening cocktail/"summer wedding" attire is recommended. As it can get cool at night, we recommend a jacket, sweater, or wrap and moderate heels or flats that are easy to walk in on grass.
The RecPlex will have limited hours of operation during the summer. Exact hours will be shared closer to Reunion Weekend.
Alumni who wish to use the RecPlex facilities during business hours on Reunion Weekend will need to check in at the front desk and sign a waiver. You may download and print it in advance via the link below, or copies will be available on site. If you wish to shower in the facility, please bring your own towels, toiletries, and shower shoes.
Fairfield University strongly encourages all members of the campus community to be vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. For the latest information regarding Fairfield's COVID-19 policies and response, visit fairfield.edu/healthyu.
Children and grandchildren are welcome at the Taste of Fairfield and other daytime activities on Saturday. Please be sure to include children’s names in your registration. Children are not permitted at the Friday night receptions or Saturday evening dinner dance. Due to limited space, we are unable to provide overnight on-campus accommodations for children.
Smoking and Drug Policy
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.
On-Campus Payment Methods
Walk-in registrations for event tickets and housing (when available) may be paid for via cash or credit card. Drink tickets for the Friday night reception at the DSB, as well as for the Bellarmine Dinner Dance on Saturday, are CASH ONLY. Cash is also recommended for the purchase of additional food vouchers at the Taste of Fairfield, as credit card purchases will need to be processed inside the Kelley Center at the registration desk. There is a Bank of America ATM located on the Second Floor of the Barone Campus Center as well as in the Dolan School of Business near Starbucks for your convenience.
Dietary requirements, food allergies, and/or accessible parking or housing for the physically challenged can be arranged with advance notice. Please call us with any special needs at (203) 254-4280.
Feel free to contact us at any time!
The Office of Alumni Relations: (203) 254-4280
Fax: (203) 254-4104
Director, Alumni Engagement
Phone: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2417