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Academic Policies and Resources

All academic policies and information on academic resources is contained in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs which can be found online at catalog.fairfield.edu.

Academic and Career Development Center

Kelly Center, (203) 254-4081
website

The Academic and Career Development Center incorporates four complimentary and collaborative areas that serve Fairfield University students seeking academic and career exploration support.  Through comprehensive support services, programming and resources, the Academic and Career Development Center assists students in their journey of self-discovery and development. The four areas of concentration utilize an integrated approach which addresses the diverse developmental stages of a student’s academic career, and positions Fairfield University as a leader in providing tailored services supporting personal development, academic excellence, and career readiness. The distinctiveness of this holistic approach is grounded in our Catholic, Jesuit mission and supports a transformative learning experience.

Academic Support and Advisement

The Academic and Career Development Center provides individual and group services aimed at facilitating student transition and increasing student engagement and academic success. The Center supports a strong faculty advising model with supplemental resources aimed at elevating the importance of student mentoring and advising. Services are provided for first-year students transitioning to Fairfield University, undergraduate students who are undeclared, changing majors and/or schools and students seeking additional guidance as they develop their academic and professional goals. The Center supports and monitors students’ academic progress, offers tutorial programs and learning support resources, and coordinates with faculty advisors, deans’ offices, and campus resources to assist students in achieving academic success. Using a holistic advising model, the staff assist students meet their academic, personal, and professional goals through comprehensive and integrated academic support services and resources.

Accessibility

Fairfield University is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of its services, programs and activities in an accessible setting. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and applicable state law, the University provides reasonable accommodations to reduce the impact of disabilities on academic functioning or upon other major life activities. The Academic and Career Development Center is responsible for evaluating and coordinating appropriate academic and campus life accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities or temporary impairments seeking accommodations because of a disability or temporary impairment must contact the Academic and Career Development Center as early as possible in the semester to complete the registration process for accommodations. Once a student with a disability has registered and has been approved for accommodations, the student is responsible for providing his or her accommodation letter to each of his or her professors. Students with accommodations are encouraged to set up a meeting with their professors at the beginning of the semester to discuss how their accommodations will be implemented. If a student with a disability feels discriminated against on the basis of their disability or feels that they have been denied access or accommodations they are legally entitled to, they are encouraged to review the University’s disability grievance procedure located in the Students with Disabilities section of the Student Handbook. Students can also contact the Academic and Career Development Center to learn more about the disability grievance procedure.

Project Excel

Project Excel is a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program funded by the US Department of Education for first-generation college students, students whose families meet the federal guidelines for income, or individuals with disabilities. The programs’ overall objectives are to increase and support the retention of participants, ensure that participants are in good academic standing at the University and to have participants graduate in a timely way. Project Excel works to accomplish its objectives by providing an array of support services including academic advising and mentorship, academic tutoring, assistance with financial aid and scholarship searches, financial aid and economic literacy education, and graduate and professional school planning assistance.

Career, Leadership, and Professional Development

The Academic and Career Development Center serves undergraduate and graduate students while also working with individual schools, academic departments, and Alumni Relations to sponsor a number of career development and post-graduation programs and services.  Counselors provide individual counseling to all students whether they are considering the corporate job market, non-profit sector, graduate/professional school, or post-graduation service work. They assist students with résumé writing, cover letters, and interviewing skills. "Mock Interviews" with alumni, mentors, recruiters, and staff are available.  For those who are unsure of their career goals, career assessment activities are used to help students gain more information about themselves and explore various career options. Students are also encouraged to utilize the expertise of faculty.

In addition to web resources, a number of career panels throughout the year feature employers, alumni, and friends of the University who discuss career options with students. Some of these panels cover industries that do not recruit on campus. Several of the organizations that recruit at Fairfield University have information sessions that educate students about employment opportunities within the company.  Internships are available on the University's job and internship platform, Stags4Hire.  Stags4Hire offers opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni of the University.  Internships may be secured through Stags4Hire or independent networking and may be undertaken for credit, for pay, or for both credit and pay.  When pursuing an internship for academic credit, students must be in good academic standing and must meet all prerequisites prescribed by the major department (e.g. GPA, prior coursework). To register for an internship, a student must obtain prior approval from the faculty member who coordinates the internship program in his/her major department.

Numerous employers conduct initial interviews on campus for post-graduation employment. In addition, there are an increasing number of employers who visit campus to hire undergraduate sophomores and juniors for summer employment or internships. Interviewing begins in early October and continues through April. The scheduling and coordination of interviews is handled through Stags4Hire.

Career, Leadership and Professional Development sponsors numerous educational workshops and presentations for students to develop their personal leadership skills. Leadership Development Programs are designed to explore how different leadership theories and models can be applied to students' current roles, civic life, and their future careers. Students who enroll in these programs have an immediate, hands-on opportunity to put into practice the leadership concepts they learn. Students often practice these learned concepts through on-campus leadership roles that are available.

Advancement - Fairfield Fund and Special Gifts

Bellarmine Hall, ext. 4004
fairfield.edu/fairfieldfund
fairfield.edu/studentphilanthropy

The Office of University Advancement at Fairfield University seeks to involve students, alumni, friends, parents, corporations, foundations, and other benefactors and partners who want to provide opportunities for current students and believe in the importance of vibrant educational experiences grounded in the University's Jesuit values.

The Senior Class Gift and Student Philanthropy Committee is a student-run giving program that works alongside the Office of University Advancement to build a culture of philanthropy at Fairfield University. This program allows students the opportunity to spread this important message and, as seniors, to continue the longstanding legacy of giving to the University by participating in their class gift.

Alumni Relations

Alumni House, ext. 4280
fairfield.edu/alumni

All Fairfield University undergraduate and graduate students automatically become members of the Alumni Association upon graduation, gaining instant access to all of our alumni resources and opportunities. Additionally, as an alumnus/na, Stags have the opportunity to join the Alumni Online Community. Within the Online Community, graduates gain access to an all-alumni directory, event registration, and the ability to share life updates through Class Notes. The Online Community also gives our graduates access to their own personal alumni profile where they can update their home and business information to ensure that they can keep in touch with Fairfield after graduation. Alumni and students also have access to a network of career services both during and after their time at Fairfield including a series of Alumni Career Webinars, the opportunity to participate in the Job Shadow Program, career coach resources, and more.
 
Our ten (10) Alumni Regional Chapters located across the country from Boston to California and in Puerto Rico, also offer a variety of programs and services to keep alumni involved long after graduation. Alumni events focused on and around such topics and initiatives as career development and networking, community service and spirituality, lifelong learning, admissions, and showing your Stag Pride, take place throughout the year. Current students are also invited and encouraged to join the Student Alumni Association (SAA). This group of undergraduate student leaders is a campus organization supported by the Office of Alumni Relations and is aimed at engaging students on campus with alumni through various networking and social opportunities throughout the year. SAA is also a great way to show school spirit, make new friends, build leadership skills, participate in community service activities, staff exclusive alumni events, and help strengthen the life-long bond between alumni and their alma mater. For more information, e-mail FairfieldSAA@gmail.com. Remember, "Once A Stag, Always A Stag!"

Arts and Culture
fairfield.edu/arts

Fairfield takes great pride in the arts and intellectual extra-curricular programming offered to students. On any given night, it is not unusual for there to be a Grammy Award-winning artist in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, a National Book Award recipient in the Barone Campus Center, or an exhibition opening at The Bellarmine Museum of Art, to name just a few.

Regina A. Quick Center
quickcenter.com

The Quick Center for the Arts is a multi-faceted facility that presents a wide variety of high quality performances, lectures, and exhibitions. Events include popular and classical music, dance, theatre, HD broadcasts including The Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre of London and world-renowned orchestras, as well as the Open VISIONS Forum lecture series and student productions.

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

The Walsh Gallery is housed in the Quick Center for the Arts and is the ideal venue for the presentation of temporary exhibitions, up to four of which are presented annually. Works in all media, traditional and experimental, feature prominently in the Walsh Gallery exhibition program. Visitor engagement and accessibility, and collaborative programming with the theater, dance and musical offerings of the adjacent Quick Center provide for a dynamic forum where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art and engage in inspired and innovative forms of learning and creativity.

The Bellarmine Museum of Art

The Bellarmine Museum of Art is home to a permanent collection that includes objects ranging from ancient Chinese funerary sculpture to Italian medieval, Renaissance and baroque paintings. The museum also holds a distinguished collection of historic plaster casts and enjoys a fruitful collections-sharing arrangement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  An important resource both on campus and in the community, the Bellarmine mounts up to four temporary exhibitions annually, all of which are enhanced by a broad array of complementary education and outreach programs.

Athletics

Thomas J. Walsh Athletic Center, ext. 2208
fairfieldstags.com

The University sponsors 20 varsity sports, all of which compete in the NCAA's Division I. The varsity program includes nine men's sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis) and 11 women's sports (basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball).

The Athletics Department's administrative offices are located in the Walsh Athletic Center. The Walsh Athletic Center contains many of the coaches' offices as well as the athletic administrative offices. Locker rooms, the equipment room, the varsity weight room, and a practice court for men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and indoor batting are also located in the Walsh Athletic Center. The Academic Center for varsity athletes is located on the second floor and contains study tables and computer terminals. The coaches' offices for volleyball, men's and women's rowing, and men's and women's swimming are located in Alumni Hall.

Outdoor varsity teams play their home contests on Rafferty Stadium (men’s and women’s lacrosse); Lessing Field or at Alumni Stadium (men's and women's soccer); Alumni Diamond (baseball); Alumni Softball Diamond; University Field (field hockey); and the Walsh Athletic Center Tennis Courts. Cross Country practices on campus and hosts the Fr. Leeber Invitational and the Fr. O'Neil Invitational each fall. Men's and women's swimming and diving compete in the pool located in the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex.

Alumni Hall, with a current seating capacity of 2,479, is the on-campus home for the women's volleyball and women's basketball teams. Men's basketball plays the majority of their games at the nearby Webster Bank Arena. This state-of-the-art facility has seating for 9,500 spectators for basketball. It offers Fairfield students, faculty, staff, alumni, local fans, and basketball fans across the state a tremendous venue for Division I college basketball. The Arena is located just north on Interstate 95 (less than 5 miles from campus). Students are offered free transportation to all games at the Arena.

Fairfield also has spirit groups which consist of the cheerleading squad, dance team, and mascot. These groups perform at all men's and women's home basketball games, as well as other athletic contests and University events.

For all home athletic contests on campus, full-time undergraduate students are admitted at no charge. For men's and women's basketball, Fairfield University offers tickets at no cost to full-time undergraduate students.

Barone Campus Center

The John A. Barone Campus Center is the focal point of student life on campus. The first floor contains a large, open lounge equipped with wireless access to the campus network with the University radio station, WVOF-FM 88.5; the Offices of Student Diversity Programs; Student Involvement; the Office of Residence Life; the StagCard Office; the Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA); the Inter-Residential Housing Association (IRHA), and offices for student clubs and organizations.

Meeting rooms are located on the second floor, and a large multi-function room - the Oak Room - is located on the third floor. The Office of Conference & Event Management is on the second floor, and the Offices of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students are located on the fourth floor.

Additional services in the Barone Campus Center include the following:

ATM
An automated teller machine (ATM), operated by Bank of America, is located on the second floor near the Stag Spirit Shop. There are also two ATM machines owned by the Personal Care America Federal Credit Union; one in The Levee and one in the Gonzaga Auditorium Lobby.

Commuter Lounge
Located at one end of the large lounge on the first floor, this designated area offers commuting students a place to relax, socialize, or study during the day. Lockers are also available.

Dining
Several dining areas, including the Main Dining Room, Einstein Bros Bagels, and the Stag Snack Bar are on the third and fourth floors. For more information visit fairfielddiningservices.com.

Meal Plans
For information regarding the meal plan or changes to the meal plan, please contact the StagCard Office at ext. 4009, or visit fairfielddiningservices.com

Game Room
The game room, located on the lower level, has pool tables, a foosball table, ping pong table, and other assorted games. The games are free to use for registered students, faculty and staff.  Equipment may be signed out from the Information Desk during operational hours.

Information Desk
Ext. 4222

The Information Desk is staffed daily during academic sessions and provides information regarding scheduled events and services to visitors, students, faculty, and staff.

Mailroom
Ext. 2302

Applies to undergraduate students only

All full-time undergraduate students are assigned a campus mailbox located on the second floor. Graduate and part-time students are not eligible for campus mailboxes. The mailroom offers all students a full range of postal services (e.g., stamps, mailing packages). Mailing supplies such as envelopes and packing tape can be purchased in the Stag Spirit Shop.

Window Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Mail distributions by student clubs and organizations or other groups require the approval of the Office of Conference & Event Management.

The mailing address for full-time undergraduate students is:

Student Name
Box XXXX
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

(To expedite delivery, do not use "P.O. Box", use "Box")

StagCard Account Management Center (PHIL)

The StagCard Account Management Center (or PHIL, Payment Headquarters in Location) allows cardholders to check the balance of their StagCard accounts (StagBucks, Dining Dollars, Laundry and StagPrint) as well as make a deposit to their StagBucks account using cash or credit card (Master Card, Visa and American Express accepted). PHIL stations are located in the Barone Campus Center (next to the ATM) and in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library (in the Weil Café). Deposits can also be made online at www.stagcardonline.com.

Stag Spirit Shop

Barone Campus Center, 2nd floor
203-254-4000 ext. 4262

The Stag Spirit Shop, located on the second floor of the John A. Barone Campus Center and operated by the Follett Higher Education Group, sells a variety of convenience and stationery items, as well as Fairfield Stags clothing, apparel, and other novelty and gift items.

The Stag Spirit Shop and the Downtown Bookstore accept "Stags on the Run", cash, checks, credit cards, and StagBucks.

"Stags On The Run"
Barone Campus Center, 2nd floor

Stags On The Run, also located on the second floor of the Barone Campus Center, is accessible from the Stag Spirit Shop. Offerings include snacks, beverages, frozen foods, canned foods, fresh foods, grab-and-go items, toiletries and personal care items, laundry and cleaning supplies, and general grocery items.

Bookstore

Fairfield University Bookstore
1499 Post Road
203-255-7756
fairfield.edu/bookstore

The Fairfield University Bookstore, located at 1499 Post Road in the center of the town of Fairfield and operated by the Follett Higher Education Group, is the official University bookstore. Textbooks for all classes may be purchased in the bookstore or online with pickup available at the bookstore, on campus at the Stag Spirit Shop, or via mail. The bookstore offers academic texts, current best sellers, and children's books, as well as Fairfield Stags clothing and Starbucks coffee. The bookstore accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and StagBucks.

Bursar

McAuliffe Hall, Room 301
fairfield.edu/bursar

The Office of the University Bursar receives tuition and fee payments, administers all accounts receivable for the University, and is available to answer questions about student accounts and/or student billing.

Campus Ministry

Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, ext. 3405
Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Campus Ministry Center
fairfield.edu/campusministry

 Located on the first floor of the Egan Chapel, Campus Ministry strives to be a home for students of all faith traditions who are interested in exploring and enriching their spiritual lives. Rooted in the Catholic faith and steeped in the Jesuit tradition, Campus Ministry is committed to the development of the whole person, and believes that a healthy spiritual life is an essential element of the Fairfield University experience.

Campus Ministry offers a wide variety of popular retreat programs, including first-year Escape, Kairos, Senior, Lenten Busy-Person, and 10-week Directed Prayer; Musical, Eucharistic and Lector liturgical ministries; daily and weekly Masses, as well as other forms of prayer, including Eucharistic Adoration; and many social justice programs of service and advocacy, including Students for Social Justice and Students for Life.

 Campus Ministry is also home to many national and international volunteer programs which take place during the Christmas, spring, and summer breaks to places such as Los Angeles, Kentucky, New Mexico, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. In addition to a Jesuit priest and three Catholic lay ministers, the Campus Ministry team includes a Catholic Permanent Deacon, a Protestant chaplain, and a Muslim chaplain. Campus Ministry co-sponsors a monthly Shabbat service as well as a weekly Muslim Juma service, along with interfaith Examen and prayer services throughout the year. All students are invited to participate in every program offered by Campus Ministry. In addition, the team also offers opportunities for individual conversations, pastoral counseling, and spiritual direction.

Conference & Event Management

Barone Campus Center, ext. 2377
fairfield.edu/cem

Conference & Event Management is responsible for centralizing reservations across campus and facilitating a wide variety of events for both internal and external groups. From small meetings to large-scale events, the staff books spaces, arranges work orders and rentals, facilitates catering and media services, and ensures that visitors to campus have a successful experience.

The office publishes the Campus Weekly flyer advertising the main events for the week; maintains the Events Calendar on the University website; manages the digital displays in the Barone Campus Center; coordinates broadcast e-mail communications for students, faculty, and staff; and manages all transportation requests for the University.

Counseling & Psychological Services

John C. Dolan Hall, ext. 2146
fairfield.edu/cps

Counseling & Psychological Services provides psychological counseling to help facilitate personal, social, and emotional growth of the University's undergraduate students. Licensed mental health providers, including psychiatrists, assist students in negotiating the challenges associated with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse (including a Collegiate Recovery Program and Recovery House), sexual assault, family problems, relationship difficulties, and personal development. In times of emergency, immediate services are available. Individual and group sessions are provided, as well as consultation, referral, and presentations upon request. Clinical services are offered in a safe, caring environment, and are private and confidential.

Utilization of Counseling & Psychological Services is limited to full-time undergraduate students. However, the office will provide one consultation to graduate students, after which outside referrals can be made.

Dining Services

Barone Campus Center, ext. 4055
Dolan School of Business (Catering), ext. 3233
fairfielddiningservices.com

Dining Services at the University are managed by Sodexo, Inc. Dining facilities include the Main Dining Room, the Stag Snack Bar (with multiple options), and Einstein Bros Bagels in the Barone Campus Center, Starbucks WPB in the Library Café, and the Dolan School of Business Café. Catering services are also available for meetings and events. Undergraduate students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan, and optional plans are available for purchase each semester for non-resident students.

Graduate students are not eligible for a meal plan, but may purchase meals on a per-visit basis.

Early Learning Center

203-254-4028
fairfield.edu/elc

The Center provides an early care and education program based on accepted and researched theories of child development; individualized programs designed to meet the needs of each child; a curriculum that is child-oriented and emergent by the children; and teaching staff who have specialized educational training in child development and developmentally appropriate practice with young children, including health, safety, and nutritional guidelines.

The Center is open all year from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for children age 6 weeks to 5 years. Children may be enrolled on a fulltime basis depending upon space availability. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.

Employment Opportunities

All students granted federal work-study through the Office of Financial Aid are responsible for securing a job with an on- or off-campus office or department. Students without federal work-study eligibility (non work-study) may also find jobs on campus. All students (federal and non work-study) should act early so as not to miss opportunities and check back regularly throughout the year to inquire if openings exist. International and undocumented students are not eligible for federal work study. Some of the offices on campus that employ both federal and non work-study students include, but are not limited to, the following:

Federal Work-Study Offices

Athletics
Barone Campus Center
Library
Quick Center for the Arts
RecPlex

Non Work-Study Offices

Bookstore
Career Planning Center
Computer Labs (ITS)
Dining Services (Sodexo)
The Levee
Library
Peer Tutors
RecPlex

Facilities Management

John C. Dolan Hall, ext. 2331
fairfield.edu/facilitiesmanagement

The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for maintenance, grounds, custodial services, building and event set-ups, fire safety and environmental health, campus planning and design, construction projects, and energy. The main offices are located in John C. Dolan Hall, with additional offices in the Central Utilities Facility (CUF) and the maintenance barn.

All students are asked to bring any situation requiring maintenance or repair, especially a situation where safety is a concern, to the attention of the Office of Facilities Management. For situations that represent a true emergency or require maintenance outside of normal business hours, students should report the situation immediately to Public Safety, Loyola Hall, ext. 4090.

Resident students should follow the procedures outlined in the "Residential Guidelines" section of this Handbook for reporting maintenance needs in the student residences.

Financial Aid

Kelley Center, ext. 4125
fairfield.edu/finaid

The Office of Financial Aid administers all institutional and outside financial assistance programs for the University. Full-time undergraduate students may be eligible for institutional, federal, and state financial aid. Graduate students may apply for nearly 50 on-campus graduate assistantship positions. Federal and private loan programs are available to all students to finance their education.

Federal work-study jobs are coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid. Please note that the notification, review, and acceptance of financial aid awards are managed in my.Fairfield.edu and that almost all correspondence to students about financial aid is sent to students' University Gmail accounts.

Additional information about financial aid policies can be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Graduate Student Life

Barone Campus Center 094, ext. 2340
fairfield.edu/gradstudentlife

Fairfield University has a population of over 1,000 graduate students in 41 graduate programs. Each student works tirelessly to complete their graduate degree, or certificate, or by just continuing their education. We in Graduate Student Life recognize the unique experiences and needs of graduate students and we work to support them in whatever way we can. We offer resources for finding housing, connecting with fellow students, professional development events, and other important tools for graduate students to get ahead or simply maintain a social lifestyle while working through a rigorous program.

As a member of the graduate community, graduate students are automatically considered a member of the Graduate Student Assembly or GSA. The GSA is a group of proactive and engaged graduate students looking to support, advocate for, and advance the graduate student population at Fairfield University. The GSA will meet regularly during the school year to discuss challenges, resources, and issues pertaining to graduate students at Fairfield.

International Student Life

The international student community here at Fairfield University is growing and International Student Life provides important support to any students from outside of the United States. This includes processing student visa paperwork, introducing students to the Fairfield University community through International Student Orientation, advising on student issues, providing cultural adjustment programming, and helping to facilitate better cultural awareness at Fairfield University.

The goal of International Student Life is to help create a more international community by connecting domestic students and international students through several opportunities. You do not need to be studying on a student visa to be supported by our office. We hope to connect with any student who considers themselves international or would simply like to be more connected to the international community.

We are located in BCC 096. Contact extension 4110 or email international@fairfield.edu for more information.

Health Center

John C. Dolan Hall, ext. 2241
fairfield.edu/healthcenter

Applies to undergraduate students only.

The Student Health Center promotes healthy living and lifestyle choices, and provides medical care for common health problems. Health care is provided by our physician and a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Nurse Practitioners are "Advance Practice Registered Nurses" licensed to manage common illnesses and prescribe medication. The Student Health Center is open seven days per week when classes are in session. Hours are posted on the Student Health Center website. All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to use the Student Health Center.

The Student Health Center staff evaluates and treats ill and injured students. The Student Health Center also offers a Women's Health Clinic, an Allergy Injection Clinic, and certain immunizations. The staff coordinates laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, and referrals to medical specialists as clinically indicated. Students with medical emergencies are transported via ambulance to an area hospital. St. Vincent's Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital both serve Fairfield University students.

Health education outreach events and literature are also offered. The Student Health Center is available to provide graduate and part-time students with recommendations for local healthcare providers. 

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Thomas F. Dolan Commons
Help Desk, ext. 4069
fairfield.edu/its; itshelpdesk@fairfield.edu

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Department offers networking, wireless and computer technology resources for the entire Fairfield University community.

Our goal is to maximize the use of technological innovations in not only the learning environment but in all our business processes as well. ITS is responsible for managing the Banner platform, which securely houses all information on each individual student academic record. Additionally, ITS manages my.Fairfield, a web-based portal from which most all university online resources can be accessed. The portal provides single sign on capability so each student will need to log in only once from my.Fairfield to access course registration, review filing requirements, accept financial aid awards, participate in the housing processes, view/print academic schedules and grades, complete surveys, access student Gmail accounts, and access OrgSync and other student-related functions.

NetID – Your Passport to Fairfield Online
A Fairfield University NetID is a username/password combination providing access to on/offline resources (e.g. my.Fairfield, Email, Desktop Computers). Your NetID is obtained by going through the claim process that can be found here. You will need to Claim your NetID in order to access Fairfield online resources.

Academic Support
ITS maintains approximately 90 general-use classrooms across campus, as well as specialized instructional spaces and a number of public-use computer labs. The public labs, including a 24/7 Mac and Windows facility in the library, are accessible to students with a valid Stag Card. Our goal is to consistently furnish cutting-edge technology to support a collaborative teaching and learning environment, and to provide as much compatibility as possible across all platforms and devices that students might own.

Faculty Staff and Student Networks
ITS is responsible for the maintenance and upgrades of both the student and Faculty and staff networks on campus. 

The ITS4U Help Desk provides free technology support for issues like wireless connectivity, warranty-covered hardware replacements (HP and Apple), malware prevention/cleanup, and limited software/hardware support for student-owned computers. 
Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library, room 215 (Main Floor)

Phone: 203-254-4000 ext. 4069
E-mail:itshelpdesk@fairfield.edu
Wiki: wiki.fairfield.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.  Summer Hours: Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; Sunday 4:00PM - 8:00PM (Academic Year Only)

The Levee

fairfield.edu/levee

The Levee is Fairfield University's only on-campus pub and Pizza Restaurant. The Levee is an all age program venue and hosts a wide variety of late-night programs ranging from live music and trivia nights, to fundraisers and improv shows. The Levee is the only place on campus with HDTV in surround sound, and offers a pool table and WiFi throughout.

Library

DiMenna-Nyselius Library, ext. 4044
fairfield.edu/library

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is the intellectual heart of Fairfield's campus and its signature academic building, combining the best of the traditional academic library with the latest access to print, new media, and electronic resources. More than half the book collection is available 24/7 as e-books; 99% of the journals are e-journals and are also accessible 24/7.

Carrels, leisure seating, and research tables provide study space for up to 900 individual students, while groups meet in team rooms or study areas, or convene for conversation in the 24-hour café. Other resources include a 24-hour computer lab, a second computer lab, multimedia work stations, numerous electronic databases, an electronic classroom, a 90-seat multimedia auditorium, scanners, copiers, printers, and audiovisual equipment. The IT Help Desk and the Writing Center are located in the library. The library maintains a comprehensive and detailed website.

Media Center and Campus Television

Xavier Hall – Ground Floor
fairfield.edu/mc

The Media Center serves as a resource center for students, faculty, and staff.  Services include video development and production, motion graphic design, photography, A/V systems design,  event and presentation support,  live streaming, event broadcasts and more…

The Center has two high definition television studios, a mobile production truck, video editing rooms, screening spaces, audio recording facilities,  and computers labs offering the latest digital equipment and software for teaching and production of digital media. The Media Center offers free workshops and training to faculty, staff, and students in media design, technology, and software.

The Media Center also supports cable television services throughout campus.

My.Fairfield Portal

my.Fairfield.edu

My.Fairfield is a web portal, customized to the individual user for accessing personal, academic, financial, employment, and alumni records stored in University database systems. In addition, my.Fairfield is the official online account issued to and required for use by all Fairfield students (undergraduate, graduate, and part-time).

Students must use my.Fairfield to perform the following functions: register for courses, review filing requirements and accept financial aid awards by established deadlines, participate in the housing lottery and selection processes, view and print academic schedules, view final grades at the conclusion of each semester, and complete voluntary or mandatory surveys (e.g., satisfaction surveys, assessment outcomes, post-graduation intentions, etc.).

Payroll Office

McAuliffe Hall, ext. 2548

This office provides assistance with W-4 forms, payroll checks, and direct deposits.

Public Safety

Loyola Hall, ext. 4090
fairfield.edu/publicsafety

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Department of Public Safety is authorized to prevent, investigate, and report any violations of state or federal law and/or Fairfield University policies and regulations on campus. Students can report any potential criminal act or emergency to any officer or representative of the department.

Public Safety officers patrol the campus in cars, on foot, and on bicycles. Officers are trained as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and Public Safety is the first responder for medical emergencies on campus.

StagAlert is Fairfield University's emergency notification system and will be used to call student cell phones and/or send text messages in the event of an emergency or class cancellation. To add a cell number, students should log in to my.fairfield.edu, click on the Student pull-down menu, from Quick Links (on the left) select Personal Information (the fifth link from the bottom).

Public Safety officers perform a number of other services on campus, including an escort service, money escorts, and coordinating security needs for campus events. The department also sponsors personal safety and defense workshops for members of the University community, and students can also participate in a ride-along program.

Quick Center for the Arts

Box Office  203-254-4010
quickcenter.com

Want to experience incredible performances and hear from some of the leading voices in global issues for less than the price of a movie ticket? Join us at the Quick Center where Fairfield University students enjoy tickets for just $5. As a space that allows you to experience the highest caliber of artistic and intellectual quality without the hassle of leaving campus, we invite you to unplug from the world and settle in for one amazing performance after another in our theatres.

The Quick Center consists of the 740-seat Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Theatre, the smaller Lawrence A. Wien Experimental Theatre (more commonly known as the "Black Box"), and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery.

Student Ticket Discount Policy: All Fairfield University students with a valid Stag ID are entitled to purchase one ticket for just $5 to any Quick Center performance, Open VISIONS Forum lecture, and HD broadcasts of NT Live or The Met: Live in HD. Some events may have limited quantity at this rate so we encourage students to buy early. Some restrictions may apply.

Recreation

Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex, ext. 4140
fairfield.edu/athletics

The Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex (RecPlex) is used primarily for general recreation, physical conditioning, intramural sports programs, and Sport Club practices/games.  The Department of Recreation coordinates fitness class programs, intramurals, as well as, special events, and recreational day trips. Fitness classes are oriented to all levels of experience, with opportunities for students to lead classes as certified instructors. Also included is oversight of Sport Clubs and aquatics programs.

The new facility is home to 5 exercise/multi-use rooms. Two of these rooms are equipped with full wall mirrors and a multi-level dance bar. Two levels of the building address both cardio training and strength/conditioning opportunities, with state of the art equipment. The renovated Birkenstock Field House wing provides 3 full sized basketball courts, outfitted to host volleyball, as well as, tennis. Above the courts is an elevated walk/run indoor track. The 25-meter swimming pool is home to our Division 1 varsity swim and dive teams, and ongoing use by local high school teams. The department continues to develop other aquatic programs.

Recreation is a student-centric department with part-time student employment opportunities available, from intramural workers/supervisors to facility supervisors, from fitness class instructors to lifeguards. Membership for full-time, undergraduate students is included with tuition and fees. Graduate and part-time students can purchase a RecPlex membership on an ongoing basis. Members must present a valid Stagcard for entry. Equipment, including towels and locks, is available from the equipment room on a sign-out basis.

Registrar

Kelley Center, ext. 4288
registrar@fairfield.edu

The Office of the University Registrar handles all matters relating to registrations, records, and scheduling for the University's five colleges and schools. Undergraduate students register in November for the spring semester, and in April for the fall semester. Graduate and part-time students register according to timelines established for each program or school. Detailed announcements concerning procedures and dates, are publicized prior to registration through my.Fairfield.edu announcements and Gmail.

The Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs contain information and procedures for auditing, course changes, change of major, selection of a major, summer study, study abroad, and special academic programs.

Residence Life and Commuters

Barone Campus Center, ext. 4215
fairfield.edu/reslife

The Office of Residence Life oversees the residence halls, townhouse blocks, the apartments, and commuters. Student life on campus is an integral part of the Fairfield undergraduate's four-year experience. The Residence Life staff works with students to create a sense of community and an active, engaged atmosphere on campus and in the residence halls. There are programs and activities sponsored by the Residential Life staff that is specific to each community including our commuters.

In addition, the Residence Life staff members collaborate with other RAs, offices, and individual faculty and academic departments to provide a diverse array of programs designed to enrich students' lives and help them be more fully engaged in the life of the University.

This office administers the housing lottery and selection processes, in addition to providing other unique optional living and learning experiences such as the Sophomore Residential Colleges, Build-a-House programs for juniors and seniors, and a Recovery Program for students in recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependence.

On-campus housing for graduate students is only available on an extremely limited basis. It is recommended that graduate students pursue rentals and use fairfield.edu/graduatestudenthousing to begin their search for housing in the area.

Shuttle

fairfield.edu/shuttle

Fairfield University provides a daily off-campus shuttle service that departs from the Barone Campus Center. Seven days a week, the shuttle service goes to numerous locations along the Post Road as well as to the Fairfield train station (MetroNorth direct; Amtrak connection at Bridgeport and Stamford) and the Fairfield University Bookstore. In addition, on Saturdays the shuttle runs service to the Trumbull Shopping Mall. The shuttles are handicapped accessible. Schedules for the campus shuttle are posted in the Barone Campus Center as well as on the University website.

Sport Clubs and Intramurals

RecPlex, ext. 4140

The Sport Clubs program strives to provide leadership and competitive athletic opportunities for students. These programs provide an excellent avenue for students to enhance their knowledge and skills in a specific sport through social, cognitive, and physical experiences. Team commitments, while competing regionally or nationally, are less demanding than varsity sports' competition. Practices are often only held once or twice each week. Currently, there are 21 active sport clubs, including men's and women's rugby, men's ice hockey, equestrian, men's and women's volleyball, skiing and snowboarding, men's and women's soccer, baseball, running, sailing, martial arts, men's and women's lacrosse, field hockey, co-ed tennis, and ultimate frisbee.

Intramural sports are an integral part of student life at Fairfield University. The program is administered by student supervisors and officiated by student employees. Intramural events include individual and team sport competition, with full-season schedules as well as tournament-style championships. Separate divisions include men, women, and co-ed participation. Programs typically offered include flag football, outdoor soccer, volleyball, basketball, indoor floor hockey, indoor soccer, softball, racquetball, pool/billiards, ping pong, tennis, disc golf and dodgeball.

StagCard

Barone Campus Center, Room 110, ext. 4009
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.)
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tues.)
stagcard@fairfield.edu
fairfield.edu/stagcard
stagcardonline.com

The StagCard is the official identification card for Fairfield University students and employees. It also serves as a debit card, access card to buildings and facilities, laundry card, library card, meal plan card, and printing card. The online card office (stagcardonline.com) allows all StagCard holders to check their balances, verify their transactions, deactivate a card if it is lost or stolen, and add to their StagBucks account by credit card. (In addition, parents, spouses, or others can add cash value to their students' or others' card accounts.)

StagCard Accounts

The StagBucks debit account is an optional, prepaid cash value account. Funds deposited into this account can be used to make purchases at the University bookstore, dining locations throughout campus, vending machines, for University activities, and off-campus locations where merchants accept StagBucks. For a complete listing of all locations accepting StagBucks, visit fairfield.edu/stagcard.

The Dining Dollars account is a declining-balance account that is included as part of a meal plan. Only those individuals who purchase a meal plan that includes Dining Dollars will have this account. Unlike StagBucks, Dining Dollars can only be used at dining locations on campus that are managed by Sodexo Dining Services on behalf of the University. These locations include the Barone Campus Center Main Dining Room, the Stag Snack Bar, Starbucks WPB at the Library Café, the Dolan School of Business Café, and Einstein Bros Bagels. (Please note that if an individual has both Dining Dollars and StagBucks available, the Dining Dollars account will always be charged first.)

The Laundry account is a pre-assigned allotment of wash or dry cycles provided to all students living on campus. Each resident student is provided $80 in laundry value per semester for the washers and dryers in the student residences. These cycles are not transferable to the following semester or academic year. (Please note that in the rare case where a student has used his or her full allotment of laundry cycles, StagBucks can be used to pay for extra laundry cycles.)

StagPrint/WEPA

StagPrint is the name of the University's free-print allotment account. All full-time undergraduate students receive $25 in StagPrint value per semester, with graduate and part-time students receiving $5 per registered course.

Fairfield University uses WEPA (www.wepanow.com) to manage its public-access printers. WEPA, which is an acronym for Wireless Everywhere, Print Anywhere, allows users to send their print jobs to the cloud, and then release them at their convenience from one of ten kiosks around campus, and from any WEPA kiosk nationwide.

WEPA kiosks are located throughout campus, including the Bannow Science Center, the Barone Campus Center, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Dolan School of Business, and the Walsh Athletic Center.

For more information on how to access the WEPA system, please visit fairfield.edu/stagprint.

Adding StagBucks

There are two PHIL Stations on campus where individuals can add StagBucks to their accounts. These stations are located in the Barone Campus Center and the DiMenna-Nyselius Library and accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. The StagCard Office accepts cash, checks, and MasterCard, Visa and American Express. The Online Card Office (stagcardonline.com) accepts MasterCard and Visa and allows parents, spouses, or others to add StagBucks to accounts.

StagsTV
Xavier Hall – Ground Floor
stagstv.com

StagsTV is Fairfield's high definition student-run television station, operating 24/7 on campus and the web. StagsTV strives to produce content that both inspires and challenges, and is entertaining and informative as well. The channel is a creative laboratory to learn while still having fun in the process. Under the guidance of the station manager and with support from the Media Center, students from a variety of majors and experience levels learn together how to create compelling television. A steering committee of student leaders oversee the day-to-day operations, including producing, marketing, programming and community relations.

Student Diversity Programs and Multicultural Affairs

Barone Campus Center, ext. 2806
fairfield.edu/diversityprograms

The Office of Student Diversity Programs and Multicultural Affairs serves the University community by providing support and activities for students that enhance their overall experience and knowledge in respect to the rich diversity and culture that exists at Fairfield and in our global society. The Office is committed to honoring and celebrating all cultures and backgrounds represented at Fairfield University, and its programs are designed to educate participants in a fun and exciting way. The office highlights nationally celebrated heritage months as well as nationally respected dates honoring underrepresented populations. All students are encouraged to participate in and to help plan these events.

Resources available through the Office of Student Diversity Programs and Multicultural Affairs include Academic Immersion, a supplemental academic and personal support program; Safe Space, a program supporting LGBTQ students and their allies; and the Cura Personalis Mentoring Program, which provides mentorship opportunities for first-year students of color and/or first generation college students.

In addition, there are several affinity groups that receive some level of support from the Office of Student Diversity Programs and Multicultural Affairs - Umoja, the African-American and Caribbean student association; SALSA, the Spanish-American Latino Student Association; ASA, the Asian Student Association; Alliance, a student organization for LGBTQ students and their straight allies; Kadima and the Muslim Student Association, which support the cultural and spiritual lives of Jewish and Muslim students, respectively. All of these groups work with various offices across campus to promote the development of a multicultural college environment conducive to learning for all students and to the development of a strong sense of unity and shared purpose within the entire Fairfield University community. They are all also part of an umbrella organization, Fairfield United, that strives to increase communication and collaboration amongst cultural and/or identity-based student organizations and other student organizations at Fairfield University.

Student Engagement

BCC 096, ext. 4053
fairfield.edu/engagement

In our Jesuit tradition, Student Engagement seeks to underscore the development of the whole person and particularly assist students in their transition and exploration at Fairfield University.  Student Engagement empowers students to work together to build community, lead ethically, and value differences.  Through interdivisional collaborations, especially between academic affairs and student affairs, Student Engagement connects students to curricular and co-curricular experiences that empower civic responsibility and personal growth.

  • Student Programs: The department oversees student programs such as Alpha Sigma Nu, Alumni & Family Weekend, Midnight Breakfast, Senior Week, Senior Salute, Senior Achievement Awards, Fall Welcome, and Fairfield @ Night (F@N). F@N provides fun, upbeat, safe, healthy, diverse, and engaging late night activities for all students.
  • Student Involvement/Leadership: At the beginning of the fall semester, the office works with the Council of Student Organizations (COSO) to sponsor a comprehensive activities fair which showcases various clubs, organizations, and service opportunities and allows students to sign up for activities or club memberships.
  • The Office advises the Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA), which includes the executive, senate, COSO, and programming branches. FUSA serves as the primary voice for student advocacy and campus-wide student programming.
  • New Student Programs: New Student Programs coordinates the Orientation programs for first-year and transfer undergraduate students and the First Year Experience (FYE) program. Incoming first-year students become acquainted with the University through both Orientation and FYE, which serve as introductions to academic and co-curricular life at Fairfield.
  • The Lucy Katz Dialogue & Resolution Program: Student Engagement collaborates with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Residence Life to implement the Stag Explorers Program, an opportunity for first-year students to meet with upper-class students to discuss their transition, and the Peer Mediation Program which provides mediation services for a variety of different conflicts (e.g., roommate, group, club and organization, and team issues).

Graduate students looking to get involved should visit Grad Student Life for more information.

Study Abroad

David J. Dolan House, ext. 4332
fairfield.edu/sa
fairfield.edu/studyabroad

Applies to undergraduate students only.

The Office of Study Abroad is a resource for all students considering study abroad. Study abroad options at Fairfield include semester, academic year, summer, and intersession programs. Typically students go abroad for a semester or an academic year, but short-term programs are also an option to students at every level from freshmen to senior.

Fairfield University offers over 100 study abroad program options in 30 countries on five continents. Fairfield students in every major can have an international experience and financial aid can be used to make a semester or year abroad feasible in most cases. Students can make the most of their time abroad by linking major, language study, and destination to have an unforgettable experience. Study Abroad works closely with the academic deans, chairs, and faculty advisors to ensure that every course taken abroad is matched to students’ programs of study.

Early planning is essential to ensure availability of programs that are consistent with major(s) and minor(s). Students wanting to go abroad must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 at the time of application, though some programs may have a higher GPA requirement. For complete information on application deadlines and requirements for semester and year-long and short term study abroad during the 2016-17 academic year visit the Study Abroad website at www.fairfield.edu/studyabroad or visit the Office of Study Abroad in Dolan House, 2nd floor.

Graduating seniors often say that their biggest regret was not studying abroad. The key is planning ahead. It is never too early to start planning to study abroad and we strongly encourage freshmen to meet with a study abroad advisor in the fall to begin planning for their study abroad experience.

Telephone Service

Thomas F. Dolan Commons, ext. 4049

All students are encouraged to bring a personal cell phone to campus, as the University does not provide phone service in residence hall rooms. Emergency phones are available at various locations within the residence halls, but these only connect the user to Public Safety.

The Writing Center

DiMenna-Nyselius Library, lower level
fairfield.edu/writingcenter

The Writing Center offers writing assistance and resources to all students. Tutors work with students on any writing project and at any stage of a project’s development. Visit the website for more information or to schedule an appointment.

WVOF
wvof.org

WVOF is Fairfield University's student-run radio station located in the Barone Campus Center and broadcasts at 88.5FM and on two web streams which are available online and on the WVOF iPhone App. From free-form music programming to talk to sports broadcasting there is always an opportunity available for students to learn about broadcasting and have fun doing it.