Fairfield University Golden Stags

What is a Golden Stag?

Once graduates of Fairfield University celebrate their milestone 50th Reunion, they become members of the prestigious group known as Golden Stags. This group is the cornerstone of our alumni family and we are proud to recognize and celebrate their importance to the Fairfield community. Currently, the Golden Stags are made up of alumni from the classes of 1951 through 1967.

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars

This exhibition, on loan from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection, is running through December 14 in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries of the Fairfield University Art Museum.

mizusashi is a utensil used in the Japanese tea ceremony, a tradition with medieval origins that is still widely practiced today. In a tea gathering, a host prepares bowls of tea by whisking together powdered green tea and hot water drawn from a kettle. The mizusashi, typically an earthenware or stoneware jar, holds the water used to replenish the kettle and rinse the bowls. The first utensil to enter the room and the last to leave, the mizusashi is a locational and aesthetic anchor for the gathering and can take a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and appearances. This selection of 20th- and 21st-century mizusashi highlights two important trends-the perpetuation of longstanding tea traditions alongside the artistry and technical excellence that define modern Japanese ceramics.

For more information about the musuem, visit fairfield.edu/museum

Annual Golden Stags Reunion

We are pleased to continue the tradition of inviting all Golden Stags to participate in Reunion Weekend. Join all Reunion-year alumni for a weekend full of activities, and then celebrate with your fellow Golden Stags at a private dinner with President Mark R. Nemec, PhD, on Saturday night. See below for the full schedule and a FAQ section. All times and locations are subject to change.

Schedule of Events 

Friday, June 8, 2018

4 – 10 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Barone Campus Center, Information Desk
Check in and pick up your nametags, tickets, and housing keys.

8 – 11 p.m. Reunion Kick-Off Reception
The Levee
Join the classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1998, 2003, and 2008 to kick off Reunion Weekend at the newly renovated on-campus bar!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Barone Campus Center, Information Desk
Check in and pick up your nametags, tickets, and housing keys. (Registration will reopen in the Dolan School of Business for the Golden Stags dinner at 6:30 p.m.)

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet the Faces of Fairfield
Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
Meet and reconnect with Fairfield’s administrators, deans, and faculty.

11 a.m. Campus Tour with Rev. Charles Allen, S.J.
Departs from the Barone Campus Center Traffic Circle
Father Allen, University Chaplain and Special Assistant to the President, will lead a walking tour of the newest additions to our campus, including the Tully Dining Commons, Recreational Complex, and Center for Nursing and Health Studies.

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Taste of Fairfield Food Fair 
Barone Campus Center Green
Enjoy sample menus from some of Connecticut’s great restaurants and food trucks.

12 – 4 p.m. Fairfield University Art Museum Open House
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall
Explore the latest exhibition!

12 – 4 p.m. Walsh Art Gallery Open House
Walsh Gallery, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Explore the latest exhibition!

5 p.m. Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
If you will be attending Reunion with your spouse, take time to reaffirm your love for one another during the Blessing of the Vows Ceremony with Rev. Charles Allen, S.J.

5:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. will celebrate Mass honoring all Reunion-year alumni and remembering classmates that have passed on.

6:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Check-in
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Check in and pick up your name tags, dinner tickets, and housing keys.

6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Golden Stags Dinner
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Enjoy a gourmet dinner exclusively for our Golden Stags.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Coffee, Check-out, and Key Return
Barone Campus Center
Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while saying goodbye to your friends and classmates. Return your keys to the Barone Campus Center Information Desk (or the housing desk located in Faber Hall) to receive a coupon toward our breakfast food trucks – see below.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breakfast Food Trucks
Barone Campus Center Traffic Circle
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 at the Barone Campus Center Info Desk or in Faber Hall.

9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
If you missed our Reunion Mass on Saturday, you’ll have the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass with members of the Fairfield community.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the weekend cost?

See the pricing below for all ticketed events and housing costs. All costs are per person. Any events not listed below are complimentary, with the exception of the breakfast food trucks on Sunday, which can be paid for directly to the vendor with cash or credit card.

Friday Night Kick-Off Reception - $25
Taste of Fairfield - $8
Taste of Fairfield + Drink Package - $20
Dinner - $60
Housing One Night: Faber Hall - $40
Housing Two Nights: Faber Hall - $80

What is included in the Friday Night Kick-Off Reception ticket?

Your ticket to the reception includes appetizers, soft drinks, and two drink tickets to be used for beer and wine.

What is included in the Taste of Fairfield ticket?

Your Taste of Fairfield registration package includes unlimited water and soft drinks, along with three meal tickets to be used in exchange for one menu item each from any of our food vendors. If you add on the Drink Package option, you will also be able to enjoy unlimited craft and domestic beer, hard cider, and wine for the duration of the event.

How do I register for the weekend?

Registration will open in late March. You will be able to register online, via the registration form you will receive in the mail, or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.

What is the Reunion dress code?

Friday night and Saturday daytime activities: casual, weather-appropriate attire
Golden Stags dinner: evening cocktail attire is recommended

Can I request a special meal at dinner (i.e. gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.)?

We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. Please indicate your dietary restrictions on your registration form, or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.

Where is the on-campus housing located, and what is included in the room?

All Golden Stags will be housed in Faber Hall, the former Jesuit residence located on the south side of campus near the pond. The rooms in Faber consist of two single beds and a private bathroom. Basic linens, towels, blankets, and pillows will be provided, but you may want to bring along extra blankets or towels depending on your preference.

Are there blocks of rooms reserved if I wish to stay at a local hotel?

Room blocks have been secured at The Circle Hotel and the Hotel Hi-Ho in Fairfield (both recently renovated) for Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at a special group rate of $149 per night. Reservations can be made by calling each hotel directly (The Circle at 203-255-0491 and Hotel Hi-Ho at 203-256-5264) and mentioning ‘Fairfield University Reunion Weekend’ to receive the discount. Reservations will be accepted at this rate until April 9, 2018, or when the room blocks are full, whichever comes first.

Contact Us

Office of Alumni Relations

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (203) 254-4280
Fax: (203) 254-4104
E-mail: alumni@fairfield.edu

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