Arrival &
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Sunday, September 1, 2019


Undergraduate International Students move-in on Thursday, August 29 with their Orientation starting Friday, August 30. For more information visit International Arrival Information.

This year’s annual Move-in Day and Fall Welcome will occur Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2. 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 move in on Sunday, September 1 and 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 floormates, participate in ice breakers with New Student Leaders, and attend a variety of insightful sessions and energizing events.


Arrival & Traffic Information

Class of 2023 Only: If you are moving into a residence hall, please print your residence hall name and place on your car’s dashboard upon entry into campus.


Arrival Times

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

  • 7:30 - 11:15 a.m. Transfer Student Move-In
  • 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Students assigned to a 4th floor room
  • 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Students assigned to a 3rd floor room
  • 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Students assigned to a 2nd floor room
  • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Students assigned to a 1st floor room and ground floor

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, ID, 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. If you did not receive your StagCard when you checked in at your residence hall, head to the BCC to pick it up
  8. Grab food in the Quad and enjoy the various activities outlined in the Fall Welcome schedule (outlined in welcome packet)

What To Bring to Campus

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.


In addition to what you normally would wear every day, here are a few clothing items to bring:

  • One or two dressy outfits and shoes for more formal affairs
  • Work-out clothes and shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Light jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Winter coat and accessories (for the cold winter months)


Students should consult with their roommate(s) about who is bringing what. 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 for hanging up decorations
  • Plastic containers with tight lids for storing snacks, detergent, etc. under beds or on top of wardrobe/closet (stackable containers are also good)
  • Headphones (so your music does not bother others)
  • UL-approved power strip
  • Desk lamp or bed lamp
  • Small TV and Roku device (Philo Edu replaces legacy coax cable connections)
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Paper towels, tissues, and a few cleaning supplies
  • Sewing kit, scissors, safety pins
  • Message board for your door

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 things
  • Facial tissues
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Band-Aids


For School

Good Things to Have

Think about your daily activities and hobbies and bring what you need.

  • 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 permitted in the residence halls and several are not permitted in the townhouses or apartments. Unapproved items will be confiscated and result in a discussion with Residence Life staff. Repeat offenses will result in referral for student conduct review and action. Questions about specific items should be directed to the Office of Residence Life. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.

  • 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 no more than 10 gallons)
  • Water beds
  • Smoke machines or fog machine
  • 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.

Contact Us

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