Fall Welcome

This year’s annual Move-in Day and Fall Welcome will occur August 25-September 6. Specific details regarding each class year’s move-in can be found below.

Move-In Countdown

August 25 - September 6, 2021

Welcome

Stags, welcome back to Fairfield University! This year, you will be joining Fairfield’s largest first-year class in the University’s history. Reconnect with friends, explore your passions, and continue your journey in Stag Country.

 

Class of 2025 Fall Welcome Schedule Transfer Student Fall Welcome Schedule Class of 2024 Family Move-In Day Schedule New Student & Family Move-In Day Schedule


Students will receive an email from the Office of Residence Life by the first week in August with instructions on how to pick a move-in time for their specific move-in date. The links will also be posted on the Return to Campus Checklist once they are live.

Class of 2025 & Transfer Students

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Students will have the option to select from three arrival times:

  • 8-9:30 a.m. arrival with the welcome experience beginning at 10 a.m. at Bellarmine Lawn
  • 10-11:30 a.m. arrival with the welcome experience beginning at 12 p.m. at Bellarmine Lawn
  • 1-2:30 p.m. arrival with the welcome experience beginning at 3 p.m. at Bellarmine Lawn

Families will depart from campus after each welcome experience.

Class of 2024

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Students will have the option to select from three arrival times:

  • 9 – 10:30 a.m. arrival
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. arrival
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. arrival

Classes of 2023-2022

Monday, September 6, 2021

Students will have the option to select from three arrival times:

  • 9 – 10:30 a.m. arrival
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. arrival
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. arrival

Early Arrivals

  • International Students will move-in August 25-26
  • Athletics - Fall Sports will be arriving pre-move-in dates
  • Student Leaders: Only approved student groups supporting First-Year Move-in will move-in early.

What not to bring is equally as important as what to bring. Therefore, students, especially first-years, are strongly encouraged not to bring everything on move-in day that they think they might need during the course of the year.

Alumni & Family Weekend and scheduled holidays provide additional opportunities to bring back personal items.

What to Bring

Clothes
Health and Safety
Cleaning Supplies
Academic Prep
General Items
Room
Personal Care

What to Not Bring

Unpermitted Items
How do I pick my move-in time?
Who should I contact if I have questions regarding Residence Hall move-in?
Am I permitted guests to help me move-in?
Can families bring two cars when moving students in?
Which first-year residence halls have air conditioning?
When will students receive their mailbox/on-campus mailing address information?
How are the residence hall rooms configured?
How will the use of laundry bins and dollies work when moving in?
Can students raise or loft their beds?
How will students be engaged between the time they move in and the first day of classes?
What type of Roku device is needed for students to access TV?
Can we arrive early for our move-in shift?
Where can we find the recommended packing list?
When will students receive their room keys and StagCards?

Recorded Webinars

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Class of 2025 Move-In Logistics

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Class of 2024 Move-In Logistics

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Class of 2022 & 2023 Move-In Logistics

Covid-19 Procedures

As our community prepares to return to campus life, we will continue to update these FAQs, so please check back regularly for new and updated information.

Learn More

 

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Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement
Barone Campus Center Lower Level
(203) 254-4000, ext. 4053
engagement@fairfield.edu