Reunion 2023

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Save the Date!

Classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018 -
save the date for your upcoming Reunion: June 9 - 11, 2023!

More information will be shared in the coming months, and registration will open in Spring 2023 - stay tuned!

Class of 1973, for more infomation about your 50th Reunion, visit your class page at fairfield.edu/classof1973.

Tentative Reunion 2023 Schedule

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and all events, times, and locations are subject to change due to campus construction, evolving guidelines, or other extenuating circumstances. 

Friday, June 9
Event Time Location
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
Reunion Kick-Off Reception
The Classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 2003, 2008, and 2013 are invited to kick off Reunion Weekend with a casual reception.
8 – 11 p.m. Dolan School of Business, Event Hall
Class of 1998 Reception
Members of the Class of 1998 are invited to a special private celebration of their milestone 25th Reunion.
8 – 11 p.m. The Seagrape, Fairfield
Class of 2018 Reception
Members of the Class of 2018 are invited to a class party to kick off their first official Reunion.
8 – 11 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
Saturday, June 10
Event Time Location
Continental Breakfast
Grab a cup of coffee and a light breakfast to kick off your day.
8 – 10:30 a.m.

Aloysius P. Kelley Center

Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, 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 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley Center
Fun Run
A Reunion tradition! Put on your running shoes for the approximately 2.5 mile Fun Run around campus.
9:30 a.m. Lessing Field (Rain or Shine)
President's Circle and Bellarmine Society Champagne Toast (*By Invitation Only*)
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.
10:15 a.m. Location TBD
Friends of Bill W. Meeting 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Room 200
Fairfield University Art Museum Open House
Explore the current exhibition, and families - drop-in arts and crafts activities for kids will be offered during this time as well!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Walsh Art Gallery Open House
Explore the current exhibition!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walsh Gallery, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
"Taste of Fairfield" Food Fair
Try out sample menus from some of Connecticut's great restaurants and food trucks, while enjoying craft beer and entertainment from alumni band St. Hubbins!
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rafferty Stadium Parking Lot
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.
Due to limited seating, Saturday evening events require advance reservations. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission. These events are for adults ONLY.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bellarmine Hall
Class of 1998 Champagne Toast and Class Photo
Celebrate your 25th Reunion milestone with a champagne toast and commemorative class photo.
6:30 p.m. DiMenna-Nyselius Library Front Stairs (Rain location: Library Lobby)
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.
CASH ONLY.
6:30 p.m. – Midnight Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)
Sunday, June 11
Event Time Location
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. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center
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. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center Traffic Circle
Sunday Mass
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 Loyola

Frequently Asked Questions

General Reunion Weekend Information

Registration will open in March 2023 through the online community. Once registration opens, 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 online registration will be Noon EDT on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

Pricing will be shared on this website and on the registration site once registration opens. 

No tickets are mailed. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through e-mail. 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. Registration Desk hours are listed on the schedule above.

Refunds will be issued only for cancellations made by 5 p.m. EST 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.

COVID-19

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

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 Dunkin' for your convenience. 

Special Needs

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.

Event-Specific Questions

The approximately 2.5-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.

Click to view the anticipated route, which will start at the fan entrance to Lessing Field, loop around campus, and finish back at Lessing Field. 

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.

Download A Copy of the Waiver

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

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

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. 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.

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

On-campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited by building by class. Please note that due to deadlines for ordering linens and supplies, housing reservations will not be accepted after Thursday, June 1 at 5 p.m. EDT, or whenever we reach capacity, whichever comes first. In the event we are able to open up a limited number of rooms after this date, rush charges will be incurred.

Please note, for those staying Friday night only, you must check out of your room/return your key to the Housing Desk in the Kelley Center by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. 

Due to ongoing housing renovations and campus construction, housing is subject to change at any time, but our anticipated housing options are as follows:

Class of 1978
Suite-style housing in Langguth Hall, the newest residence hall in the Quad. Suites consist of two bedrooms with two twin beds per room, and a shared bathroom in the suite. This residence hall is air conditioned.

Class of 1983 and 1988
Suite-style housing in Langguth, Kostka, or Claver Hall. Suites consist of two bedrooms with two twin beds per room, and a shared bathroom in the suite. This residence hall is air conditioned. Residence hall assignment will depend on overall registration numbers and capacity in each.

Classes of 1993 and 1998
Suite-style housing in Kostka Hall or Claver Hall. Suites consist of two bedrooms with two twin beds per room, and a shared bathroom in between the two bedrooms. These residence halls are air conditioned.

Classes of 2003, 2008, and 2013
Traditional Quad residential housing in Campion or McCormick Hall. These rooms have two twin beds per room with communal bathrooms on each floor. These residence halls are air conditioned.

Class of 2018
Traditional Quad residential housing in Jogues or McCormick. These rooms have two twin beds per room with communal bathrooms on each floor. These residence halls are air conditioned. 

Housing is extremely limited and is only available for alumni and guests registered for official Reunion Weekend events. In order to stay in campus housing on Friday night, tickets for either a Friday night reception or the Taste of Fairfield on Saturday must be purchased, and to stay on Saturday night, a ticket to the Dinner Dance must be purchased. Room-only reservations, without the corresponding event tickets, will be cancelled.

Friday housing key pick-up will be in the Aloysius P. Kelley Center from 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday housing key pick-up will be in the Kelley Center from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and in Bellarmine Hall from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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.

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 pillows and blankets, and extra towels. Fans are also recommended, particularly for those staying in a residence hall that is not air conditioned.

A room block with a special group rate is available at the following location:

Trumbull Marriott Shelton
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT
(203) 378-1400
Rate is $145 per night, plus tax. Room block with the Fairfield Reunion rate is available until Friday, May 19, or until the block fills up, whichever comes first. Click HERE to book online.

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

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