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International Students move-in on August 30th with their Orientation starting August 31st. For more information visit International Arrival Information.

Welcome

Class of 2021 Family Move-in Day Schedule

Sunday, September 3, 2017

EVENT
TIME
LOCATION
EVENT:
Mailroom Pick-ups
Students received their mailbox combination via their student Gmail account over the summer
TIME:
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Second Floor
EVENT:
New Student Information Fair

StagCard Pictures & Pick-up
9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Barone Campus Center Lower Level

Payment Questions
10 a.m. – noon, Kelley Center, Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kelley Center, Financial Aid Office

Information Technology Services
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barone Campus Center Lower Level

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barone Campus Center Lower Level

Health Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barone Campus Center Lower Level

Student Banking
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barone Campus Center Lower Level

Counseling & Psychological Services
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Barone Campus Center Lower Level
TIME:
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LOCATION:
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EVENT:
Bookstore Pick-ups
Students who ordered books through the bookstore and selected to pick up their books on campus may do so during this time. Please note that there may be a wait time for book pick-up. Books can be picked up at any time during the Fall Welcome.
TIME:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Stag Spirit Shop
EVENT:
President’s Welcome
Rain Location: Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
TIME:
2 - 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
Rafferty Stadium
EVENT:
Class of 2021 Family Meeting
For families that were unable to attend June Orientation, this session will help you prepare to send your student off to Fairfield! Various Student and Academic Affairs administrators, and representatives from Residence Life, will answer questions in this interactive session.
TIME:
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Rm. 200
EVENT:
Transfer Student/Family Campus Partners Meet & Greet
Students and families will meet with key representatives to learn more about opportunities and resources.
TIME:
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Alumni House
EVENT:
Residence Life Family Meeting
Family members are invited to meet professional staff who will be living with students in the residence halls.

Campion Hall...Barone Campus Center, Green Tent
Gonzaga Hall...Kelley Center Presentation Room
Jogues Hall.......Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Regis Hall..........Gonzaga Auditorium
TIME:
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
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EVENT:
Mass & Reflective Walk (Self-guided)
TIME:
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
EVENT:
Families Depart
TIME:
5:15 p.m.
LOCATION:
 

Fall Welcome Student Schedule

Sunday, September 3, 2017

EVENT
TIME
LOCATION
EVENT:
Mailroom Pick-ups
Students received their mailbox combination via their student Gmail account over the summer.
TIME:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Second Floor
EVENT:
StagCard Pictures & Pick-up
TIME:
9:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center Lower Level
EVENT:
Bookstore Pick-ups
Students who ordered books through the bookstore and selected to pick up their books on campus may do so during this time. Please note that there may be a wait time for book pick-up. Books can be picked up at any time during the Fall Welcome.
TIME:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Stag Spirit Shop
EVENT:
Payment and Financial Information
TIME:
10:00 a.m. – Noon
LOCATION:
Financial Aid Office, Kelley Center
EVENT:
Lunch/Snacks
Dining Services will provide complimentary hot dogs and drinks for new students and their families next to the Barone Campus Center. Einstein Bros. Bagels and the Stag Snack Bar will also be open for more options.
TIME:
11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center
EVENT:
President’s Welcome
Rain Location: Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
TIME:
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
Rafferty Stadium
EVENT:
FYE Student Group Meetings
Please see your Fall Welcome Book Label (upper right-hand corner) for your official FYE Group Number.
TIME:
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Rafferty Stadium/See your NSL
EVENT:
Transfer Student/Family Campus Partners Meet & Greet
Students and families will meet with key representatives to learn more about opportunities and resources.
TIME:
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Alumni House
EVENT:
Mass & Reflective Walk (Self-guided)
TIME:
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
EVENT:
Families Depart
TIME:
5:15 p.m.
LOCATION:
 
EVENT:
Meet with Resident Assistant (RA) and Commuter Associate (CA) for Evening Events
Residents: Meet your RA on your Residence Hall floor
Commuter Students: Meet your Commuter Peer Assistant (CPA) in the Barone Campus Center, Lower Level.
TIME:
5:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
 
EVENT:
Dinner or Fairfield Troupe Performance
TIME:
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
 
EVENT:
Residence Halls Community Meetings

Campion Hall....Barone Campus Center, Green Tent
Gonzaga Hall....Kelley Center Presentation Room
Jogues Hall........Gonzaga Auditorium
Regis Hall...........Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
TIME:
7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
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EVENT:
Commuter Social
Gather and meet other commuters and learn more about the Commuter Student Association.
TIME:
7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center Commuter Lounge
EVENT:
DJ Spin's Musical Roulette Dance Party
Sponsored by F@N

Take part in a dance party where YOU get to be the DJ! Step onto the stage & spin the wheel to select what genre of music will play next & then see the song come alive on the video screens. Free LED Bracelets for the first 100 people. You definitely don’t want to miss this!
TIME:
9:00 p.m. - Midnight
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
EVENT:
Quad Fest
Sponsored by F@N

(Rain Location: Barone Campus, Center, Info Desk)

Stop by the Quad for late night popcorn, cotton candy, sno-cones, music, fire-pits & s'mores!
TIME:
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
LOCATION:
Quad

Monday, September 4, 2017

EVENT
TIME
LOCATION
EVENT:
Breakfast or Step Up Stags 2

Groups 1-26:
Breakfast, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Barone Campus Center, Green Tent
Step Up Stags 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Quick Center

Groups 27-50:
Step Up Stags 2, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Quick Center
Breakfast, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Barone Campus Center, Green Tent
TIME:
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LOCATION:
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EVENT:
Transfer Students Off-Campus Excursion
Transfer Students must eat between 9-9:45 a.m. in order to attend the day’s activity.
TIME:
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center Traffic Circle
EVENT:
“Once a Stag, Always a Stag”
Rain Location: Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
TIME:
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
LOCATION:
Rafferty Stadium
EVENT:
Class of 2021 Picture
Rain Location: Alumni Hall
TIME:
11:30 a.m.
LOCATION:
Rafferty Stadium
EVENT:
Lunch
Hungry? Go grab some lunch in the Tent. Don't forget to bring your Stag Card!
TIME:
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Green Tent
EVENT:
Campus Tours
Still unsure about where some things are? Don’t fret—we have you covered with our trained Tour Ambassadors.
TIME:
12:45 - 4:00 p.m
LOCATION:
Stag Statue
EVENT:
Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Whole Foods & Home Depot Shuttle
Forget that much needed item for your new room? Hop on this shuttle and all those needs will be fulfilled.
TIME:
12:45-3:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Shuttle departs from BCC Traffic Circle every 45 minutes.
EVENT:
Fairfield Town Stroll
Get to know the downtown area by hitching a ride into town on the Fairfield University Stag Bus! This shuttle stops near the Fairfield train station, University Bookstore, Public Library, Fairfield Centre Shopping District, Stop & Shop, CVS and Marshall’s.
TIME:
12:45 - 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Shuttle departs from the BCC Traffic Circle every 45 minutes.
EVENT:
Town of Fairfield Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
Sponosored by the Fairfield University Bookstore, this Scavenger Hunt will immerse you in the many things that downtown Fairfield has to offer. Participate in teams or individually for the chance to win a special prize for your FYE group! While you’re there, grab a snow cone from Edison’s Famous Ice Truck outside the Bookstore. Scavenger Hunt begins at 2:00 p.m.

The first 100 students to sign up can participate in the Scavenger Hunt. The shuttle will depart at 1:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. and will pick students up from the bookstore at 3:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.
TIME:
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
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EVENT:
Play the “Game” of LIFE: Library Edition
Come get to know the DiMenna-Nyselius Library and its services by playing our take on the board game, LIFE. This “game” takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Start at the circulation desk (on the left when you walk into the building). Play anytime between noon on Monday, September 4 and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. (during library open hours). The first 300 players will receive a Fairfield-branded coffee mug. Everyone will be entered into a raffle to win prizes!
TIME:
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
DiMenna-Nyselius Library
EVENT:
RecPlex Activities
Need to sweat off some stress? Come to the Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex! There will be volleyball, KanJam, Spikeball, and open play basketball set up in the Fieldhouse. There will also be a 2.1k run on the elevated track at 2:10 p.m. in honor of the class of 2021 and 3 on 3 basketball tournaments starting at 3 p.m.!
TIME:
12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex
EVENT:
Long Way Home Social
Well you’re certainly not in Kansas anymore! Fairfield opens its arms to students from all across the world. If you RSVP’d to the event, please come join us!
TIME:
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Rm. 200
EVENT:
Commuter Student Community Dinner
Enjoy dinner together with the Commuter family!
TIME:
4:45 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center Commuter Lounge
EVENT:
Dinner with your Residence Hall Neighbors
Break bread with your neighbors! Meet your RA on your floor to walk over together to the Barone Campus Center, Green Tent.
TIME:
5:15 p.m.
LOCATION:
Barone Campus Center, Green Tent
EVENT:
Night Time Community Gatherings
All Residence Halls will be hosting a Community Social. Commuter students are welcome and encouraged to come by any of the Residence Halls and join us. Ask your RA/CPA for more information!
TIME:
8:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Residence Halls

Traffic

Enter through the Main Gate only

  • Campion Hall and Jogues Hall keep FORWARD
  • Gonzaga Hall and Regis Hall are to make an immediate left and follow the loop around campus
  • Transfer Students are to make an immediate left and then a right into the BCC parking lot. Please check in at the Office of Residence Life - BCC 096 to pick up your key.

  1. Arrive at the unloading zone for your residence hall
  2. You will be given an "Arrival Time" card where you will provide your room number and cell number
  3. Time limit to unload car is 20 minutes
  4. Student checks in at arrival table to pick keys and welcome packet
  5. One person must remain with car at all times
  6. After unloading, please move car to any lot designated for move-in day parking (you will receive a map upon entering campus)
  7. Pick up your StagCard at the BCC Lower Level and enjoy the festivities below

Arrival Times

To ensure a smooth check-in please adhere to arrival times:

8 - 11:45 a.m. Transfer Student Move-In
8 - 8:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 4th floor room
9 - 9:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 3rd floor room
10 - 10:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 2nd floor room
11 - 11:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 1st floor room and ground floor

Campus Map

Find out where everything is on campus, including parking location and traffic patterns.

What To Bring

What not to bring is equally as important as what to bring. Therefore, students, especially first-year students, 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.

Students should bring things that will help make the residence halls feel like home, but they shouldn't bring too much! On move-in day there will be many people to help students. To help make this process run smoothly, students must label everything with first and last name, building name, and room number (will be sent to students later in the summer).

Clothes

Students should pack clothes, and in addition to everyday-wear, should bring:

  • One or two dressy outfits and shoes for more formal affairs
  • Work-out clothes and shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Light Jacket
  • Rainwear
  • Winter coat and accessories

Room

Students should consult with their roommate(s). Rooms will not accommodate multiple TVs, stereos, or other large items. The following is a list of suggested, not required, items.

  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Pillow
  • Bed linens for an extra long twin bed
  • Clothes hangers
  • Drinking glass/mug, a few dishes/bowls, and utensils
  • Poster putty
  • Plastic containers with lids for storage (stackable containers are good)
  • Headphones (so music does not bother others)
  • UL-approved power strip
  • Desk lamp or bed lamp
  • Small TV (12'-18') and VCR/DVD player
  • Stereo or speakers for computer
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Paper towels, tissues, and cleaning supplies
  • Sewing kit, scissors, safety pins
  • Message board

Personal Care

Students will be sharing bathrooms and laundry facilities with other students.

  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Soap and/or body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Small bucket for carrying shower items
  • Facial tissues
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwashing detergent

Medicine

  • Acne cream
  • Antacid
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Bandages
  • Cold medicine
  • Contact lens solution
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cough drops
  • Eye drops
  • Health insurance card
  • Pain reliever (ibuprofin, acetaminophen)
  • Prescription medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Vitamins
  • Non-mercury thermometer

For School

  • Binders, folders, paper, pens, pencils
  • Dictionary, thesaurus
  • Backpack/bookbag
  • Calculator
  • Personal planner

Technology

  • Ethernet (Internet) cable: The campus has wireless access, however, a wired connection always provides a better/truer connection and will work if wireless ever goes out.
  • Computer (laptop, with lock, recommended)
  • Storage device (CD/RW or memory stick)

 

Good Things to Have

Students should think about daily activities and hobbies and pack items such as the following:

  • Access to money (i.e., bank account, bank card, credit card, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Key ring
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Sports/recreation equipment (also available for check-out at the RecPlex)
  • Snacks for your room

 

What Not to Bring - The Following Items Are Not Allowed in First-Year Residences

Students will be sharing bathrooms and laundry facilities with other students.

  • Halogen bulbs and/or lamps
  • Hotplates
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Electric frying pans
  • "George Foreman" or similar-type grills
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators (only the University- issued micro-fridge is permitted)
  • Air conditioners
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Candles
  • Pets (other than fish in a container of 10 gallons or less)
  • Waterbeds
  • Routers, Switches, and Wireless Printers: The entire campus has wireless access. Wi-Fi enabled printers will not work wirelessly on campus, but will still work when attached via a USB cable.

 

Please label your moving boxes, containers, and large bulky items with your name, building, and room number (will be sent to students later in the summer).

Contact Us

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