Please Note: The Class of 2020 will have its own special and distinct Commencement celebration in 2021.
We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to envision the details of the Class of 2020’s Commencement. We have diligently examined the State of Connecticut’s reopening guidelines, developed University-specific reopening plans, and evaluated what each would mean in order to achieve a Commencement weekend for our Class of 2020 graduates.
While we do not know for certain what the future will bring, we regret to announce that we have decided to postpone our 2020 Commencement exercises until the spring of 2021, with an exact date yet to be determined.
Fairfield University will continue to re-evaluate plans to hold an in-person Commencement when it is safe to do, in accordance with the State of Connecticut’s guidelines. Be on the lookout for email from us in early 2021 for updates. Please be sure we have your current contact information.
To update your contact information:
If you received your cap and gown, please hold onto for when you are able to return for your special day.
If you ordered your gown but did not receive your regalia, Herff Jones emailed you to collect your mailing address in order to re-direct your shipment home, free of charge. Herff Jones plans to offer free shipping for home delivery through the fall.
If you cannot locate the email requesting your mailing address, search your inbox and spam for an email from: email@example.com and go to www.herffjones.com/homedelivery for more information. You will need your confirmation number handy. If you need help locating your confirmation number, please email Herff Jones representative Jeff Quirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herff Jones has also recently reached out to those who have not converted their orders for home shipment, requesting to ship to the billing address provided at the time of ordering or to provide an updated address.
While we very much hope that you will join us on your re-scheduled Commencement Day, we understand that you may not be able to.
If you wish to order your cap and gown now, please do so by visiting https://hjgradwalk.com/fairfield/ before September 1 to purchase your regalia.
As a re-scheduled date is determined, any graduate who has not yet placed a cap and gown order will be prompted to do so.
The 2020 Fairfield Manor Yearbook is the only permanent historical record of the 2019-2020 academic year at Fairfield University. This award-winning book includes thousands of photos as well as comprehensive sections on academia, residential and student life.
If you had your senior picture taken in the Fall 2019 semester, a 2020 Manor Yearbook is included in the cost of the $99, $109, and $119 senior portrait packages. You will receive the 2020 Manor Yearbook in late January 2021.
If you did NOT have your senior pictures taken in the Fall 2019 semester but would still like a copy of the yearbook, please make a check in the amount of $107.50 payable to Fairfield University and mail to:
Box A, Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
For questions, please contact Jim Fitzpatrick, Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services, at email@example.com.
To ensure you receive all Commencement communications, please update your contact information, including your preferred email and mailing address:
In addition, updates will continue to be available on the commencement website.
Fairfield University is committed to having an in-person Commencement ceremony along with many of the additional events and receptions typically Commencement weekend. Our hope is that many of you will make the in-person ceremony. While we realize this may not be feasible for some portion of our graduates, graduation fees are always collected from all graduates, regardless of their participation in the ceremony and other Commencement events. The fee also covers the processing and mailing of diplomas. Therefore, graduation fees are not refundable.
If you have any Commencement-related questions that were not addressed on this FAQ page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.