Late Night Programming by Students for Students
Fairfield at Night is a late-night programming initiative implemented by a group of students who organize weekend events for residents on campus that are alcohol-free and fun. Fairfield at Night's events are free of charge and aim to engage students from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The events are fun, upbeat, diverse, and exciting, and give students the opportunity to meet new friends and hang with old ones.
The Fairfield at Night staff consists of approximately 15 event managers and 15-20 general staff members. Event managers plan and market late night-programming such as Fairfield Flicks and South Side Café. The general event staff work the weekend events. Their main job is to set up, work the event, and help clean up afterwards. Fairfield at Night managers meet weekly with Colleen Wilson and Reece Painter, program coordinators in Student Programs & Leadership Development. Colleen Wilson oversees the South Side Café and Reece Painter oversees Fairfield Flicks.
South Side Cafe is a very popular program that takes place in Faber Hall. The common space is converted into a café setting, providing an informal environment where students can socialize. It has Yogibo beanbag chairs and throw pillows. Students can order food and beverages, listen to music, and participate in many creative activities. “We have found that live music is what students have requested at South Side Café, so we made sure that we included that in our schedule,” said Wilson. Fairfield at Night has seen a surge in popularity, with the fall opening event bringing in 202 visitors!
Upcoming events at South Side Cafe
- October 18- Singer/Guitarist: Michael Drabik from Long Island
- November 8- Popular On-Campus Band: LionFish
- November 15- Musician: Jeff Leblanc
- December 6- Mobile Build-a-Bear: “Stuff-a-Stag”
Fairfield Flicks offers free, recently released movies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in Gonzaga Auditorium at 10 p.m. Snacks are also served.
Upcoming Fairfield Flicks
Friday, Oct. 10 Tammy
Friday, Oct. 17 Maleficent
Thursday, Oct. 23 Life of Pi (8pm)
Friday, Oct. 24 Frozen Sing-a-Long
Saturday, Oct. 25 Guardians of the Galaxy
Thursday, Oct. 30 Finding Nemo (8pm)
Friday, Oct. 31 The Purge: Anarchy
Saturday, Nov. 1 Rocky Horror Picture Show
To learn about becoming a Fairfield at Night event manager or a member of the general staff check out the online application process.
Facebook: Fairfield at Night