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All You Need to Know

FAQs

WHERE ARE THE INDOOR & OUTDOOR LOCATIONS FOR GRADUATION?

View our Commencement Campus Map

Outdoor Location

The 69th Commencement ceremony is scheduled to be held on Bellarmine Lawn. Commencement, if at all possible will be held outdoors, even in drizzle or rain, so please come prepared with appropriate rain gear. We ask attendees to please refrain from using umbrellas during the ceremony so as to not block the view of others.

Indoor Location

In the case of severe and dangerous weather, officials may choose to move the ceremony indoors to Alumni Hall. View the campus map here. Each degree candidate is given a maximum of five (5) tickets for the outdoor Commencement exercises, which can also be used for the indoor ceremony if needed.

Changes to ceremony location:

Any delays or cancellations will be communicated via the website at fairfield.edu and the University’s Stag Alert system. Information will also be placed on www.fairfield.edu/commencement.

HOW MAY TICKETS BE PROCURED?

Each student may claim up to five tickets for families and friends to use for the ceremony. All five tickets will be valid for the indoor ceremony in the event of severe and dangerous weather. Students may pick up their tickets on Tuesday, May 14 or Thursday, May 16 in the Egan School of Nursing, Room 103 & 104. Additional dates will be announced soon.

Students are required to bring their Stag Card for pick up, and are also reminded to safeguard their tickets. Lost tickets will not be replaced. For students not in the immediate area who wish to have their tickets mailed, e-mail your request and details to the Registrar's Office at registrar@fairfield.edu.

WHERE DO I LEARN THE PROPER INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY?

You will be required to attend the Commencement Guidelines Meeting on May 14 & May 16 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Egan School of Nursing Room 103 & Room 104. This is a non-ticketed event that reviews all aspects of the upcoming ceremony and weekend activities. More information will be announced soon.

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY ACADEMIC ATTIRE?

Academic attire that Graduate degree candidates ordered online will be distributed by the Fairfield University Stag Spirit Shop, 2nd floor of Barone Campus Center. Pickup dates will be announced soon.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR GUESTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES?

Fairfield University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. There will be several indoor locations with live video streaming of Commencement ceremonies located around campus available for guests with physical disabilities or who would prefer indoor seating. All indoor viewing locations will provide light refreshments, air conditioning, and are handicapped accessible. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (203) 254-4090 or in Loyola Hall, Ground Floor, Room 2, by May 1, 2019.

HOW MAY I OBTAIN A COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S 69th COMMENCEMENT?

Commencement programs will be distributed by student ushers at the entrance to Bellarmine Terrace, at all indoor viewing locations, or, in the event of severe and dangerous weather, at the entrance to Alumni Hall.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL THE CEREMONY TAKE?

The ceremony usually runs two hours.

WILL THERE BE PRINTED ANNOUNCEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATES TO SEND TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS?

IS THERE SPACE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR A PRIVATE RECEPTION DURING COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND?

No. The Town of Fairfield and the surrounding areas are filled with wonderful restaurants and event spaces that may accommodate your party. Click here to learn more.

WHAT ABOUT HOTEL RESERVATIONS?

There is a wide selection of hotels a short distance from campus. It is strongly recommended that you make reservations as soon as possible to ensure space for your out of town guests. Click here for more information.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Accessibility
Department of Public Safety - 203-254-4090

Bursar
(203) 254-4000 ext. 4102

Campus Ministry
203-254-4102

Caps & Gowns
Bookstore – 203-254-4262 / Registrar - (203) 254-4288

Diplomas
Registrar - (203) 254-4288

Emergency
Department of Public Safety - 203-254-4090
Fairfield Police Department - (203) 254-4800
Fairfield Fire Department - (203) 254-4700

Fairfield University Alumni Relations
203-254-4280

Financial Aid
203-254-4125

Health Center
203-254-4000 ext. 2241

Media Relations
203-254-4000 ext. 2118 / 203-254-4000 ext. 2726

Parking
Department of Public Safety – 203-254-4090

Student Accounts
203-254-4000 ext. 2165

Student Engagement
203-254-4000 ext. 2081

University Registrar
203-254-4288

Dean's Offices
College of Arts and Sciences: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2227
Charles F. Dolan School of Business: (203) 254-4070, ext. 3244
School of Engineering: (203) 254-4147
Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2701