StagFest, Food Trucks, and Fun! AFW, Oct. 21-23

StagFest, Food Trucks, and Fun! AFW, Oct. 21-23

RECONNECT. ENJOY. NETWORK. Register today for Alumni & Family Weekend (AFW).

In a few short weeks, Stag Country will be a little fuller than usual — that’s because family, friends, and alumni of Fairfield University will be on hand to help celebrate Alumni & Family Weekend 2022

The annual October tradition will offer a weekend full of fun activities and special events for students, alumni, and families. It all kicks off on Friday, Oct. 21, with a Fairfield Friday Dinner in the Tully and Young Alumni Mug Night at the Seagrape. While a young alumni mug night and a movie screening round out Friday’s fun, Saturday’s schedule presents a day-long series of events that alumni, families, and students won’t want to miss.

Beginning with a Fairfield Breakfast in the Tully Dining Commons, Saturday will feature a President’s Welcome Address & Campus Update, in which guests will learn about updates on campus facilities, athletics, mission and ministry, student life, academics, and more. At 10 a.m., the Fairfield community will celebrate our sophomore nursing students as they are formally inducted into the start of their clinical experience during the official Clinical Initiation Ceremony in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Class of 2025 nursing students are invited to bring two guests and tickets need to be reserved through the Quick Center box office.

The weekend really amps up at on Saturday with the Friends of Fairfield Rugby Homecoming RugbyFest. This year’s RugbyFest kicks off with a welcome gathering at 9 a.m. followed by a series of games at 11 a.m. at Grauert Field. At noon, our annual StagFest kicks off on Bellarmine Lawn, featuring food trucks such as The Cheese Truck LLC, Colony Grill Pizza, Fiesta Taco Truck, Fire Engine Pizza Co., Flaco’s Tacos, Flipside Burger, Garden Catering, Pizza Pie Wagon, Rita’s Pitas Gyro Grill, Stags Hospitality, Super Duper Weenie, Uncle G’s Comfort Food, Wing it On!, Alene’s Ice Cream, Donut Crazy, Micalizzi’s, and PopCentric. A social media photobooth, a Stags Pep Rally, and live band entertainment will also be on tap for StagFest.

The weekend will also feature the official ribbon cutting of the new state-of-the-art School of Engineering Innovation Annex on October 22 at 11:30 a.m.

On Sunday, cap off the weekend with a special breakfast in the Tully, Mass in the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, athletic games, and a Glee Club concert to launch its 76th season of music.

Throughout the weekend, alumni will enjoy mini-reunions with friends and classmates, and they'll get to see first-hand what’s new on campus. Parents and families will be on hand to see how their sons and daughters are doing after a couple of months away at college. Friends are sure to enjoy all Fairfield has to offer during this can’t-miss weekend.

Don’t delay! For ticket information and a complete schedule of this year’s AFW events, please visit and our ticketing website.

Alumni & Family Weekend

Date: October 21-23, 2022

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