Class of 2025 & Transfer Student Fall Welcome

Move-in Fall Welcome will take place Saturday, September 4.
International Student Move-In will occur August 25 – 26.

Class of 2025

This year’s annual Move-In/Fall Welcome for first-year students will take place September 4.


This year’s annual Move-in Day and Fall Welcome for Class of 2025 and transfer students will occur on September 4. Specific details regarding the move-in process will be communicated later this summer.

Fall Welcome allows first-year students to reconnect with friends they made during Fairfield in Focus and June Orientation while continuing to expand relationships within the Fairfield community before classes begin. First-year students will attend important student engagement sessions during the week to prepare them academically and socially for the year to come. Get ready to meet your residence assistant, your roommate and floor-mates, participate in ice breakers with New Student Leaders, and attend a variety of insightful sessions and energizing events.

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

Health and Safety
Cleaning Supplies
Academic Prep
General Items
Personal Care

What to Not Bring

Unpermitted Items
Can families bring two cars when moving students in?
When moving in, can the two guests switch who stays at the car and who is in the building with the student?
Can students leave and then return to campus after moving in?
Can families remain on-campus after moving their students in?
Can families return to campus later after moving their students in to say final goodbyes or bring additional items?
Which first-year residence halls have air conditioning?
Do guests assisting with move-in need to download the LiveSafe app?
When will students receive their mailbox/on-campus mailing address information?
How are the residence hall rooms configured?
Will common kitchens and lounges in the residence halls be open for student use?
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?
What will students do for food after moving in?

Contact Us

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


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