Summer High School Students Residence & Student Life

High school students participating in the Fairfield University’s Pre-College Immersion, Summer Scholars, and BASE Camp programs will live in double rooms, share a common bathroom, and have access to lounges on every floor. Twenty-four hour support will be provided by live-in staff, resident assistants, and the Office of Public Safety.

Students can also take advantage of the many amenities offered on Fairfield University's beautiful 200-acre campus, which include a state-of-the-art library, high-tech computer and science labs, and the campus dining hall and Stag Snack Bar which offer a wide variety of menus items.

 Office of Residence Life will also schedule a variety of entertaining and fun events for students to enjoy, including but not limited to: 

  • Field trips to local beaches and the city
  • Karaoke socials
  • Dodge ball tournaments
  • Movie nights
  • Video game contests and more

Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

Students will engage in a series of co-curricular activities, including but not limited to:

  • "How to be academically successful in college" workshop
  • One-on-one academic advising
  • Library presentations
  • College search and application workshops

Frequently Asked Residency Questions

Q: Are there other options beyond the residence programs for high school students?

A: There is not a commuter option for Pre-College, BASE Camp, or the Summer Scholars Program. Students who apply to these programs must attend the full residence program. However, high school students can choose to take any summer course offered at Fairfield over the summer as a visiting student. Visit this page to learn more.

Q: Can my child come home over the weekend? 

A: If your child takes part in a residence program, he/she must remain on campus for the entire program. If students must go home for emergency reasons, students are required to contact their resident assistant and fill out the proper paperwork.

Q: Who is available to help my child outside of the classroom?

A: Resident assistants are college-aged students who will live with high school students during the duration of their program. They will host social programs for the residential students on a nightly basis and accompany them on all field trips. Resident assistants are available 24 hours a day if a question or concern arises.

Q: Where will my child eat?

A: Students will eat most meals in the Barone Campus Center main dining room. Some meals will be served within their residential hall or at an off-campus location.

Q: Are there campus amenities that my child can enjoy while on campus?

A: Students enrolled in our high school residence programs have access to the entire Fairfield campus during their program. This includes but is not limited to the University athletic fields, library, dining facility, and snack bar.

Q: What should my child pack? 

A: Please refer to our "what to bring" check list.

Q: Is there security on campus? 

A: Yes. The Department of Public Safety is staffed with 27 full-time members who patrol campus on bike, foot, and vehicle 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Q: What is a typical day like? 

A: Please view last year's schedule. Closer to arrival, participants will receive a finalized schedule.

Q: Can students bring their cars? 

A: Residential students are not permitted to bring cars to campus. Fairfield University will provide transportation for off-campus activities.

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