Celebrate First Fairfield Friday, Sept. 6

Celebrate First Fairfield Friday, Sept. 6

On Friday, September 6, join us for First Fairfield Friday!

This event kicks off the annual  Fairfield Friday tradition. Celebrate the start of the year through a series of events including a community barbecue, student activities fair, athletic games, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, and more! This Friday — and every Friday — show your Stag spirit by wearing red or your favorite Fairfield gear!


Faculty & Staff Welcome Back Coffee

Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: New Dolan School Event Hall

Additional Details:

All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Fredrickson Family Innovation Research Lab Dedication

Time: 9 a.m.
Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library Lobby

Additional Details:

Join us for the dedication of the College of Arts and Sciences' new Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab in honor of Fairfield University alumni and donors Scott and Susan Fredrickson ’82.

Open House Tours

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
2 – 4 p.m.

  • Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Lobby
  • Fredrickson Family Innovation Research Lab, DiMenna-Nyselius Library Lobby
  • Cybersecurity Lab, Bannow Science Center, RM 131
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Canisius Hall, RM 100

Additional Details:

10 a.m. – Noon

  • Charles F. Dolan School of Business
  • Fredrickson Family Innovation Research Lab
  • Cybersecurity Lab, Bannow Science Center

2 – 4 p.m.
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Canisius Hall, RM 100

Visit any location to get a passport. After getting stamped at each location, head to the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions Dean’s Office in Canisius Hall and redeem your passport for a Fairfield t-shirt.

Social Media Vending Machine

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Barone Campus Center, Tully Information Desk

Additional Details:

Come experience our #StagsUp social media vending machine powered by Instagram and Twitter posts. Share your fall welcome experiences and win gift boxes filled with Fairfield swag and gift certificates from local businesses.

President’s Opening Address

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room

Additional Details:

All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Faculty Engagement Forum and Showcase

Time: 1:15 – 3 p.m.
Location: Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

Additional Details:

Faculty can explore the various ways to engage further in the academic community at Fairfield. Learn about academic programming, new initiatives and how to get involved!

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Additional Details:

The University community is invited to the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This Mass traditionally marks the beginning of the academic year in Catholic universities around the world — a time to celebrate and join spiritually with millions in colleges and universities worldwide.

Field Hockey vs. UVM

Time: 4 p.m.
Location: University Field

Additional Details:

Cheer on the Stags as they take on Vermont in their 2019 home opener at University Field!

Student Activities Fair

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Stag Statue and Traffic Circle (Rain Location: RecPlex Field House)

Additional Details:

Learn more about and join one or more of Fairfield University’s clubs and organizations. More than 100 student clubs and organizations will be participating in the fair!

Nadeen Manuel Comedy Hypnosis Show

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

Additional Details:

For almost two decades, award-winning hypnotist Nadeen Manuel has studied the art and science of hypnosis and body language. Her seminars combine humor, storytelling, fun demonstrations, and live transformations.

Fairfield Flicks: Rocketman

Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Gonzaga Auditorium

Additional Details:

Join us for a late-night screening of Rocketman.

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