Important Information Regarding Student Handbook, Safety, Parking, and More

Important Information Regarding Student Handbook, Safety, Parking, and More

Welcome back! As you prepare for what we hope will be a productive and rewarding semester, we want to provide you with updates pertaining to the student experience.  

Student Handbook

The 2019-20 Student Handbook is available online. It took effect September 1, 2019, and will remain in effect until further notice. The Handbook applies to all students of Fairfield University and information contained therein is intended to serve and be useful for all students. The Handbook is only available online at

Questions or comments are always welcome and can be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students at (203) 254-4211 or Additional information about policies and procedures can be found in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Student Safety

We encourage students to report any suspicious behavior to the Department of Public Safety at (203) 254-4090. It is good practice to keep your room, apartment, and house doors locked to protect you and your valuables.

When using private vehicles (such as cabs, Lyft, or Uber), please take precautionary measures. Check the license plate, driver information, and the make and model before entering any vehicle. Share your location and route with a friend or family member. Please visit for further information.

Additionally, we advise all students to provide or update their missing person information via my.Fairfield. One or more individuals may be listed. This information, separate from your emergency contact information, will be used strictly in the event that a student goes missing.

Bystander Intervention/Medical Amnesty

If a student seeks assistance from a University employee or designee because of personal safety concerns or concerns for another student, those students generally will not be held accountable under the Student Conduct Code. The fear of, or concern about, the potential student conduct process should not deter students from seeking appropriate medical or personal assistance. To encourage individuals or groups to come forward with reports about physical violence and sexual misconduct, students will not be sanctioned for revealing a violation in good faith, such as underage drinking, in the process of reporting an incident.

Survivor Resources

Fairfield University is committed to providing a learning environment free of sexual misconduct including unwanted touching, sexual intercourse, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking. If you or your friend is a victim of sexual misconduct, you are not alone. There are many confidential and non-confidential resources available to you.

Please visit for a complete list of resources and reporting options. Please contact the director of Title IX and equity compliance for additional information.

Megan D. Monahan, JD
Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance

Phone: 203-254-4357

Beach Parties

The beach area known as Lantern Point is a private residential area. The Fairfield Police Department will continue to enforce a zero tolerance policy against public gatherings on the Point. Students who are arrested will not only have to address any charges pending against them through the courts, but will also have to meet with the Office of the Dean of Students to address the matter as a violation of the Student Conduct Code. Our goal is to not have students arrested; therefore, our message is fairly simple: If you live on campus, don’t go to the beach uninvited.  


All students are required to park in designated parking areas. Failure to following parking rules will result in tickets, vehicle immobilization, and/or towing. For more information regarding parking on campus, visit the parking office web page at

Fairfield does not have the ability to accommodate first-year students and sophomores with vehicles. Violations of this policy will be documented and referred to our office, in addition to any ticket or towing charges assessed to the offender.

Questions or Concerns

Students are welcome to stop by our office in Barone Campus Center 408 to speak with a member of our staff at any time. Please call the Office of the Dean of Students at (203) 254-4211 for details.

Thank you for your attention to these important updates. We wish you all a safe and successful start to the semester.

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