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Save the Date for Reunion 2021!

Classes of 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016:
Mark your calendars for June 11 - 13, 2021

We're planning a weekend to remember, with Friday night kick-off receptions, the Taste of Fairfield food fair, a Dinner Dance on Bellarmine Lawn, and so much more! Registration will open in March, but save the date now and stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

Reunion Weekend 2021 Schedule

The tentative schedule below is as of Summer 2020. Please note that all events, times, and locations are subject to change due to evolving plans, campus construction, or other extenuating circumstances, particularly those surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Friday, June 11

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

8 - 11 p.m. Reunion Kick-Off Reception
The Levee 
The Classes of 1986, 1991, 2001, 2006, and 2011 are invited to kick off Reunion Weekend.

8 - 11 p.m. 40th and 45th Reunion Reception
Alumni House, Brennan Room 
The Classes of 1976 and 1981 are invited to kick off Reunion at Alumni House.

8 - 11 p.m. Class of 1996 Reception
The Seagrape
Members of the Class of 1996 are invited to a special private celebration of their milestone 25th Reunion.

8 - 11 p.m. Class of 2016 Reception
Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
Members of the Class of 2016 are invited to a private reception in the Oak Room.

Saturday, June 12

8 - 10 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast
Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, fruit, and pastries while reconnecting with classmates before the day's activities.

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, room assignments, and schedules. (Registration will close from 4 to 6:30 p.m. to shift to evening locations, though housing keys will still be available for pickup from 4 - 6 p.m.)

9:30 a.m. Fun Run 
Lessing Field (Rain or Shine)
A Reunion tradition! Put on your running shoes for the approximately three-mile Fun Run around campus. 

10:15 a.m. New Facilities Tour 
Departure location TBD
Enjoy an informative walking tour of some of the newest additions to our ever-expanding campus. 

10:15 a.m. President's Circle and Bellarmine Society Champagne Toast  *By Invitation Only*
Bellarmine Hall, Office of the President
President Mark R. Nemec, PhD, invites all members of the President's Circle and the Bellarmine Society for a special toast in honor of your Reunion and your membership in these prestigious giving societies.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet the Faces of Fairfield 
Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room
Enjoy a mimosa while meeting and reconnecting with administrators, coaches, deans, and faculty, including University President Mark R. Nemec, PhD.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friends of Bill W Meeting (tentative)
Barone Campus Center, Room 200

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. "Taste of Fairfield" Food Fair
Location TBD
Enjoy sample menus from some of Connecticut's great restaurants and food trucks! Registration for the Taste of Fairfield includes three food vouchers to be used at any of the vendors, as well as complimentary soda and water. You will have the option to add on a Drink Package ticket and enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft and domestic beer, hard cider, and wine.

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!

1 - 4 p.m. Fairfield University Art Museum Family Day Activities
Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall
Drop in and enjoy craft activities - fun for the whole family!

5 p.m. Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
If you will be attending Reunion Weekend with your spouse, take time to reaffirm your love for one another during the Blessing of the Vows Ceremony. All are invited to stay for the Reunion Weekend Mass immediately following.

5:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Join us for a special Mass honoring all Reunion-year alumni and remembering classmates that have passed on.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-In  
Bellarmine Hall
Check in and pick up your name tags, dinner tickets, and housing keys.

6:30 p.m. Class of 1996 Champagne Toast and Class Photo
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Stairs (Rain location is inside the library)
Celebrate your 25th Reunion milestone with a champagne toast and commemorative class photo.

6:30 p.m. - Midnight Reunion Dinner Dance 
Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)
Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, then dance the night away! Your registration includes two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase - CASH ONLY. The Dinner Dance requires advance reservations and may sell out. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission. These events are for adults ONLY.

Sunday, June 13

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 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. Please be considerate and return your keys.

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 BCC Info Desk or in your residence hall!

11 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 other members of the Fairfield community.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Reunion Weekend Information:

Registration: How-to, Deadlines, & Costs

Registration for Reunion Weekend is through the Fairfield University Alumni Online Community and will open in March 2021. Become a member by visiting www.fairfield.edu/alumnicommunity. You'll need your Unique ID number to complete the process. You can find it on your Reunion invitation and eblasts or by e-mailing communityhelp@fairfield.edu

Walk-in registrations cannot be guaranteed. Please note that on-campus housing and the Saturday evening dinner dance may sell out. Plan to register in advance to avoid missing out! 

Registration deadlines and pricing will be available as we get closer to registration opening. 

Confirmation and Tickets

No tickets will be mailed. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through e-mail. Tickets and registration packets must be picked up on campus Friday and/or Saturday of Reunion under the name of the alumnus/na who registered. Registration Desk hours are listed on the schedule above.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued only for cancellations made by 5 p.m. EST on June 3, 2021. After this date we will have given counts and guarantees to our vendors and we cannot accommodate refunds.

Order Modifications

Modifications to your Reunion Registration can be made by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.

Reunion Weekend Policies

Children

Children and grandchildren are welcome at the Taste of Fairfield and daytime activities. 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 receptions at the Levee and Alumni House, as well 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 at the Information Desk. There is a Bank of America ATM located on the Second Floor of the Barone Campus Center for your convenience. 

Special Needs

Dietary requirements, food allergies, and/or accessible parking or housing for the physically challenged can be arranged for with advance notice. Please call us with any special needs at (203) 254-4280.

Event Specific Questions:

How long is the Fun Run and can all ages participate? 

The approximately three mile Fun Run around campus has become a Reunion tradition! Children are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. Please note our Fun Run does take place rain or shine. 

Will the RecPlex be open for use during the weekend? 

The RecPlex hours will be made available as we get closer to Reunion Weekend. Please note that all who wish to work out will need to print, fill out and sign a waiver. Want to simply take a walk through the facility? Then there's no need for the waiver; simply stop by during business hours. If you wish to shower in the facility between events, you may do so during the hours listed above. Please bring your own towels, toiletries, and shower shoes.

I wish to attend Mass at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Reunion - what are the times?

A special Reunion Weekend Mass will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. In addition, Sunday Mass will take place in the Chapel at 11 a.m. 

Can I reserve a table of my friends for the Saturday Night Dinner Dance?

There is no assigned or reserved seating for this event. Tables in the tent on Bellarmine Lawn are in sections by class and consist of 10 seats per table. 

What is the Reunion Weekend Dress Code?

Saturday Daytime Activities: Casual weather-appropriate attire (please note, much of Saturday's programming is held outside rain or shine). 

Evening Dinner Dance: Springtime evening cocktail/"summer wedding" attire is recommended. For the ladies celebrating on Bellarmine Lawn, we also recommend a sweater or wrap and moderate heels or flats.

Can my roommate pick up my registration materials if arriving on campus before me?

For security purposes, and to ensure that you receive all of your materials, we require each alumnus/na to pick up their own registration packet and room keys upon arrival. If extenuating circumstances arise, you may call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 prior to your arrival to arrange a special pickup. 

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

At the Taste of Fairfield, we recommend that you speak with the vendors directly for information regarding their offerings. The dinner on Bellarmine Lawn is served buffet-style and menus indicate items that are vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 for more information and/or indicate your needs on your registration form. 

Housing Questions:

How is campus housing assigned? 

On-campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited by building by class. Due to a large aniticpated turnout, housing may sell out. Due to ongoing housing renovations and campus construction, housing locations are subject to change at any time. Anticipated housing locations will be shared as we get closer to registration opening. 

If I'm not planning on attending the evening activities on campus, can I still stay overnight?

Housing is extremely limited and is only available for alumni and guests registered for specific events as follows: To stay on Friday night, you MUST be registered for either a Friday night reception or the Taste of Fairfield. To stay on Saturday night, you MUST be registered for the Bellarmine Dinner Dance. Room-only reservations will NOT be accepted; no exceptions. Checkout time for Friday-night-only room reservations is 4 p.m. on Saturday. Checkout time on Sunday is 12 p.m.

Where can I get my keys?:

Friday housing key pick-up will be near the Barone Campus Center Info Desk from 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday housing key pick-up will be in the Barone Campus Center from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and in Bellarmine Hall from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Can I pick my roommate(s)?

Yes. You may indicate your roommate request(s) on your registration form. Each roommate must request the other to be placed together. For parties whose roommate requests exceed the accommodations of their rooms (i.e., 3 requests for 2-bed room), we will do our best to house you near each other but this is not a guarantee. Many alumni attend Reunion without a spouse or a guest. Please plan ahead to find a roommate or if necessary, one will be assigned to you. Spots in rooms cannot be held for roommates who have not yet registered. Please note that this also applies to those staying in suite-style rooms (two rooms with a shared bathroom); we cannot hold a side of a suite or guarantee that your requested suitemates will be placed on the other side of your suite if they register at a much later date.

What should I bring with me to stay on campus?

When packing to stay on campus, please remember that campus housing contains only the basics. Lightweight linens, towels, blankets, and pillows will be provided. You may want to bring along hangers, extra blankets, and extra towels. Fans are also recommended, particularly for those staying in a residence hall that is not air conditioned.

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

We are currently working to secure room blocks at area hotels and will share the information in the coming months.

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

For additional questions/concerns, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: (203) 254-4280
Web: www.fairfield.edu/alumni
E-mail: alumni@fairfield.edu
Fax: (203) 254-4104.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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