Commencement Media Advisory

Media Advisory

Image:Fairfield University entranceWhat: Fairfield University's 64th Commencement Exercises (tickets required)

When: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Undergraduate Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.

Graduate Ceremony: 3 p.m.

Where: Bellarmine Lawn, in back of Bellarmine Hall, on the Fairfield University campus.*

Media Credentials Are Required In Advance:

Contact: Mike Horyczun,, or call: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647. Parking for media is accessible via the "Jogues Hall" entrance gate, off Round Hill Road. Media will be allowed to unload equipment at front of Bellarmine Hall, but all media parking will be in the lower Canisius lot on the south end. Advance notice required.

Undergraduate Commencement Speaker:

Sharon M.K. Kugler, University Chaplain to Yale and the first woman, first layperson and first Roman Catholic to hold this position at Yale.

Graduate Commencement Speaker:

Mary Ann Christopher '79, MSN, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a nurse for more than three decades and a nationally recognized healthcare leader.

Honorary Degree recipients:

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University in New York City.

The Rev. John W. Padberg, S.J., Director of the Institute of Jesuit Sources

John S. Santa, former CEO at Santa Energy, now an independent director for four private corporations.

Live Video Stream: Fairfield University is posting a live video stream of both ceremonies. Visit
Live Audio: Fairfield University is broadcasting audio from the Undergraduate Ceremonies on radio station WVOF-FM 88.5 and online at

Social Media: Fairfield University is hosting a moderated social media feed of Twitter and Instagram where students, fans, and family can post photos with the hashtag - #StagGrad, available May 18 at

Closed-circuit large-screen viewing locations: on campus for both ceremonies: Quick Center - Kelley Theatre; Barone Campus Center - Oak Room, The Stag, The Mezzanine, Lower Level Lobby, Conference Room 200; Gonzaga Hall Auditorium.

Attention TV Editors:

B-Roll from Commencement Exercises will be available following each ceremony. Video files will be uploaded to address provided on the day of the Commencement.

*In case of severe weather, the ceremonies will be held in Alumni Hall. Please visit for any notice of change of venue on day of events. For a map of the University and directions, visit

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647,

Posted on May 15, 2014

Vol. 46, No. 298

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