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Responding to the Needs of Students

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The mission of Fairfield University never wavers. Together, we have created a community that continuously strives to educate the whole person—men and women for others who will go out and transform our world for the better.

This was once again proven by the Fairfield community’s recent display of generosity in support of the Stags for Stags initiative, created to address the critical needs of our students at this unprecedented time.

Since March, more than 2,000 alumni, parents, and friends have made Stags for Stags gifts and that number of supporters continues to grow to truly impact these ongoing critical needs.

Stags for Stags support is currently working to ensure that all Fairfield students and faculty have the resources necessary to continue engaging in academic inquiry while overcoming any challenges that arise.

"Get a Mask, Give a Mask" Student Giveaway

Thank you to more than 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends who made a Stags for Stags gift to provide over 1,000 Fairfield students with a free mask! Check out these photos of students receiving their Fairfield face masks.

Critical Student Needs

The Need

Critical Student Financial Aid Fund & Multicultural Scholarship Fund

The Critical Student Financial Aid Fund provides resources that ensure the opportunity to experience a Fairfield education despite the significant financial burdens many members of our community face at this time. The Multicultural Scholarship Fund also amplifies access and inclusion of students of color thought immediate-use scholarship, diversifying the student body, and promoting the value we can realize when we teach, learn, and grow together.

Your Impact


students have already received support so they could begin or continue their Fairfield education this fall.

As more students and their families apply for crucial aid, continued support will impact even more lives and futures.


the average critical financial aid award your support provided to students in need

"Each day, I talk to families who have experienced the loss of a job or an event that pushes a Fairfield education out of reach. Additional funds for financial aid will help so many deserving and talented students overcome this obstacle."

- Corry D. Unis Vice President for Enrollment Management

The Need

Student Wellness & Resiliency Fund

The Student Wellness & Resiliency Fund enables the University to strengthen its unwavering commitment to the health of our campus community. The fund directly supports the response to students in crisis and increases capacity to care for students’ physical and mental health through outreach and counseling innovations.

Your Impact

Your support is helping Fairfield address the increases in student stress through expanded outreach and enhanced mental health counseling, psychological, and substance abuse services.

Continued support will ensure that the needs of every student are met as we advance through the 2021 academic year and beyond.

"We have to protect our community and amplify outreach and make sure students are caring for their minds, their bodies, and their souls."

- Karen Donoghue ’03 Vice President for Student Life

The Need

Academic Response & Preparedness

The Academic Response & Preparedness Fund helps to ensure students have access to online learning and technology that will complement their classroom education and new learning modalities.

Your Impact


students completed a summer school pilot for socially distanced learning with your support, helping Fairfield enhance in-person and remote learning experiences for the fall.


students also safely completed socially distanced summer classes to fulfill a Magis Core Curriculum requirement.

"Fairfield was well prepared for an unforeseen transition to online learning. However, the sudden implementation has amplified our awareness that students will benefit tremendously from new modalities and resources now and into the future."

- Christine Siegel, PhD Provost

The Need

Campus Spirituality & Student Guidance

The Campus Spirituality & Guidance Fund seeks to respond to students’ spiritual necessities and provide greater access and direction in daily lives to overcome fears and uncertainties.

Your Impact


students are anticipated to participate in a spiritual exercise this fall to strengthen their connections to God.

Your support will help provide the essential programming students need on their educational and spiritual journeys.

"It is essential that all students, especially first-year students unfamiliar with campus living and learning can seek the guidance, support, comfort, and sense of community through God that is a hallmark of the Fairfield experience."

- Rev. Gerry Blaszczak, S.J. Vice President for Mission and Ministry

You can ensure that Fairfield students can continue to access the best education possible, no matter what challenges arise, by making a Stags for Stags gift today.

Athletics Needs

Fairfield Athletics continue to adhere to Stags Compete, Stags Care, Stags Lead, and Stags Grow, in an overall effort to ensure that every student-athlete is “Built for Life.” The Fairfield community has embraced this mantra and continue to help us ensure that our student-athletes have a championship caliber experience on campus that aligns them for success upon graduation.

As we continue the planning process for our varsity programs to return to campus to compete at the highest level, support from alumni, parents, and friends is paramount to enhance the educational experience of our Stags student-athletes. Your support towards the operational needs of each program provides them with the requisite resources to compete for championships and supplement scholarship allocations that can be used to help our student-athletes get through these uncertain times.

Read about how record-setting support from our Stag community during the 2019-20 academic year has already helped our student-athletes persevere during these unprecedented times.

Please continue supporting our 450 student-athletes to ensure that they are at their best when they are able to return to competition.

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