Summer Session 2017

Summer at Fairfield

Summers at Fairfield University are anything but quiet. During the summer we open our campus to students of all ages for our summer courses and programs. Whether you're a high school student looking to earn college credit or an adult interested in expanding your knowledge, we offer dozens of summer classes, programs, camps, conferences and courses for credit. 

If you are interested in hosting a camp, conference, or event at Fairfield University, please visit the Office of Conference and Event Management to learn more about the many options and amenities available on campus.‌ 

Courses for Credit

Summer 2017 Courses:  


Please register online for 2017 Summer Credit Courses.  


Summer 2017 Dates:


One-Week Undergraduate Courses
Wednesday, May 24 through Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (no classes on Memorial Day, May 29)

Session I:

Four and Five-Week Undergraduate Courses
Monday, June 5 through Friday, July 7, 2017 (no classes on Independence Day, July 4)

Session II:

Four and Five-Week Undergraduate Courses
Monday, July 10 through Friday, August 11, 2017


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 through Saturday, July 8, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Psychology online courses from Tuesday, May 30, 2017 through Saturday, July 15, 2017



Summer Sciences at Fairfield

Whether you are pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-allied health, Fairfield University has the prerequisite science courses to get you qualified for a successful application to professional schools in the Health Sciences.


For information on courses, registration, pre-work or syllabi, please contact Sandy Richardson at (203) 254-4000 Ext. 2911 or

Tuition is $725 per credit. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are three credits or $2,175 per course. There is also a $35 registration fee. The maximum number of credits that a student may register for is 12.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are granted ONLY if a student withdraws from a course 7 days or more prior to the first scheduled class. There are no refunds after the second scheduled class on campus or after the second day of the online term. Click here for refund policy.

Please note that courses, dates, times, and faculty are subject to change. Please check with the Registrar's Office to ensure accurate information.

Graduate Summer Courses and Programs

Currently enrolled graduate students

Currently enrolled graduate students should visit for their list of graduate program summer course offerings. Registration for summer 2016 begins on April 4 (for GSEAP non-matriculated students, summer registration starts April 15. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. for all online, in person, and telephone registrations).


Graduate Information Sessions

Attend a Grad Information Session on campus this summer and learn more about Fairfield's graduate programs and how they can advance your career and inspire your life!


Summer Writers Conference

Inspire The Writer Within and attend the Summer Writers Conference. Learn from award-winning faculty on the scenic and inspirational Enders Island off Mystic, CT - July 15-19, 2016.

Living on Campus

  • Internship Housing - Fairfield University is an ideal place for undergraduate and graduate students to live while interning or working during the summer. The campus is within one mile of I-95 and the Fairfield Metro-North station, making it an easy commute to many locations like Norwalk, Stamford, and New Haven.
  • Fairfield University Student Summer Housing -Summer housing is available to Fairfield University students taking classes, holding internships, or working in the area. 

Personal & Professional Programs

High School Students

Qualified visiting high school students are welcome to take courses for credit at Fairfield during any semester.


  • Summer Scholars - A two-week summer program for motivated high school students seeking a college academic, residential, and enrichment experience. 
  • College Credit Courses - Current and eligible rising high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to explore taking some credit courses this summer through Fairfield University (not a residential program). 
  • BASE Camp - Free for 10th & 11th grade Bridgeport high school young women interested in science - come and experience the thrill of hands-on learning and discovery through scientific research. This two-week, overnight camp is free of charge to students. All meals and lodging on campus are included. Space is limited to 30 students.
  • Upward Bound - Fairfield University's Upward Bound is a federally funded program for college-bound high school students. Through comprehensive, holistic, co-curricular and academic programs, the Upward Bound provides low-income, potential first-generation college students with the tools necessary to access postsecondary education as full participants. We support students as they push beyond barriers to college access by engaging them in tutoring, mentoring, academic instruction, academic counseling, standardized testing classes, life skills workshops, cultural events, college visits, assistance with the college admissions and financial aid processes, financial literacy, career exploration, leadership development, and a summer residential program. All activities and services are provided at no cost to the students and their families.
  • Academic Immersion - The Academic Immersion Program is designed to assist students with the transition to college, with a particular emphasis on the academic adjustments a student must continually make between high school and his or her first two years in college. The Academic Immersion program has two components. The first is a four-week summer program during which selected students complete two core course - one visual and performaing arts and a natural science, earning six credits during the summer. This program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Diversity Programs and Project Excel.

Youth Programs

The Arts

  • Missoula Children's Theatre- This renowned young people's summer theatre program offers six sessions and five productions from which to choose. The preeminent professional children's theatre company is a non-profit organization from Missoula, Montana, that tours the country and serves 300 communities every year.

    The Quick Center for the Arts is offering three exciting camps for Summer 2017 — Hip Hop, Graffiti and Fashion.


  • Emagination Computer Camps - For 30 years Emagination has been the perfect summer camp for kids around the world who love technology.
  • Connecticut Writing Project – Summer Writing Labs - For over 30 years, Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) Fairfield, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, has been a leader in writing instruction in Southern Connecticut. Young Adult Literacy Labs are designed for students in grades 3-12 to partake in one and two-week writing summer workshops that are academically-enriching, creativity-enhancing, confidence-boosting, student-centered and stress-free. Days are packed with writing, wordplay, collaborative projects, presentations by professional writers and more. Sessions include poetry, college essay, novel and advocacy writing as well as new Labs in digital journalism and sports writing. All students have the opportunity to become published writers by submitting their work to be included in POW The Anthology printed each year. CWP-Fairfield also hosts a widely recognized, two-week scholarship writing lab for relocated and refugee youth, Ubuntu Academy.
  • National Computer Camps - America's original computer camp since 1977. Campers ages 7-18 may sign up for one or more one week sessions of residential and day programs. Each week beginner to advanced levels are offered. An optional sports program is available. A weekly morning only program is offered for 7-8 year olds. The camp is directed by Michael Zabinski, Ph.D., Professor, Fairfield University.
  • Summer Institute for the Gifted - SIG Day programs are 3-week academic summer camps for gifted and talented students ages 4-12. The program combines captivating courses with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. View the Summer Institute for the Gifted flyer.
  • Worldview Academy Leadership Camps - At Worldview Academy Leadership Camps, students ages 13 to 18 are challenged to think hard about their faith. They are treated like real people who wrestle with real issues—and who need answers that match the real world. Each camp features 20+ hours of lively classroom sessions and discussions, which guide students to better understand servant leadership, apologetics/evangelism, and comparative worldviews.


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