Class of 2020
Undergraduates

Putting the safety and welfare of Fairfield’s students, families, faculty, and staff above all else, representatives from every area of the University have been hard at work over the past year exploring every possible scenario for our Commencement Ceremonies.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding two in-person Academic Ceremonies for graduates and two guests on Saturday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Bellarmine Lawn

In addition, we will also hold a special celebratory event for members of the Class of 2020 during the University’s Fall Alumni & Family Weekend. Check your email over the summer for more information.

In-Person Academic Ceremony on Bellarmine Lawn:

Saturday, 5/22: 9:30 a.m.

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

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Saturday, 5/22: 2:00 p.m.

  • Charles F. Dolan School of Business
  • School of Engineering

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Academic Ceremony Questions

Important Ticketing Notes
When and where should I arrive?
Where will we gather?
What should I bring?
What should my guests bring?
What is the plan for the Undergraduate Class of 2020 Commencement?
What am I required to wear for the in-person Academic Celebration?
How do I Order My Cap & Gown?
How Do I Claim My Two Tickets to the Academic Ceremony?
Can I attend a different in-person Academic Ceremony than the one I am assigned?
Will the In-Person Academic Ceremony be live-streamed?
Will my picture be take at my Academic Ceremony?
How long will the ceremony last?
What entrance should I be using to get onto campus?
Will I have to show anything upon entering?
What time will seating open for each ceremony?
Will guests be sitting with their graduate at the ceremony?


Testing Questions

Will my guests or I be required to be tested prior to arriving on campus for the In-Person Academic Ceremony?


General Questions

Will there be a special Mass celebrated for my class?
If I decide not to attend the In-Person Academic Ceremony, can I receive a refund for my Commencement fee?
Will there be housing provided on campus for those attending the In-Person Academic Ceremony?
When should I expect to receive my Class of 2020 Yearbook?
I didn’t originally purchase a Class of 2020 Yearbook, can I still place an order?
Is there anything else I should be aware of?
What if my Commencement question was not addressed on this FAQ page?

Throwback Photos

2016 Orientation image

2016 Orientation

2016 Orientation image

Alumni & Family Weekend 2016


Videos

Move-In Day Video

Class of 2020 Move-In Day Video

Class of 2020 Fall Academic Convocation

Class of 2020 Fall Academic Convocation

Congrats You’re In 2020

Congrats You’re In 2020


Class of 2020 Facebook Group

The official Fairfield University Class of 2020 Facebook Group.

View Facebook Group

Image of Class of 2020 Infographic

Get Connected

Be sure to update your contact information, including your preferred email and mailing address:

  1. Go to www.fairfield.edu/alumnicommunity
  2. Click “Register Now” under First Time Visitor.
  3. Search by your first and last name.
  4. Select your name and enter your student ID number when prompted.
  5. Follow the prompts to set up your username and password.

 

Celebrate Your Graduate

 

Download Lawn Sign

Download the Class of 2020 lawn sign by clicking on the image below.

Class of 2020 Lawn Sign