Resource Guide

Welcome Part-Time Students

Fairfield University’s part-time students have busy lives. Some are working either part or full-time, others are raising a family — and many are doing both. Still, they make time to advance their education at Fairfield University through degree programs, professional development courses or personal enrichment classes.

To help our students during their program of study at Fairfield, we’ve created this resource guide. It outlines easy steps to enroll and register at Fairfield, and lists the offices and services available on campus that will be of assistance to our students.

We also encourage students to take advantage of my.Fairfield, the University student and staff portal. Through my.Fairfield, students have access to vital University information, including course schedules, class locations, grades, transcripts, and account status.

We know that you had many choices in selecting an institution for your higher education needs and are delighted that you chose Fairfield University. We will strive to make your experience both academically enriching and personally rewarding.

 

Getting Started

Step #1: Academic Advising

Meet with your school’s associate dean or assigned program advisor to determine your courses. Review the course descriptions and course schedules to determine the classes you want to take and the academic term you would like to enroll. Once you have established your student ID and met with your academic advisor, you will have access to Degree Works from the my.Fairfield student portal. Degree Works is a web-based tool for students and their advisors to monitor their academic progress toward degree completion. Degree Works also allows students and their faculty advisors to plan future academic coursework by viewing remaining courses, grades and other useful information.

Step #2: Student Account ID Number

To receive your official Fairfield University student account ID number, complete and submit the online First Time User form. Within a couple of hours, you will receive an email prompting you to claim your Net ID at fairfield.edu/netid. 

Step #3: Net ID Access for my.fairfield.edu

Every enrolled student at Fairfield has access to the my.Fairfield portal. Through my.Fairfield, students can view official University notifications, course schedules, transcripts, and a personal online calendar. Students will only be able to access grades online through my.Fairfield.

  • To access the my.Fairfield portal and other online resources, you will need to use your NetID, the unique username and password assigned by Information Technology Services (ITS).
  • To claim your NetID, go to fairfield.edu/netid. Read the Acceptable Use Policy, enter contact information and Fairfield ID, answer the challenge questions, then select a password.
  • Your new NetID will appear at the top of the page; make note of it. Your NetID will give you access to my.Fairfield.
  • To access my.Fairfield, visit my.fairfield.edu
  • For assistance, visit ITS at my.fairfield.edu/web/helpdesk (no NetID required) or call the ITS Help Desk at (203) 254-4069, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-noon.

Step #4: Register and Pay for Classes

Visit my.Fairfield.edu.

This is the online student portal where you can register and pay for classes. It is also where you can view official University notifications, course schedules, transcripts and access to your grades. Once you click the STUDENT tab, there is a REGISTER NOW button on the left side. At the end of registration you will be asked to select your payment option. For all future course registrations at Fairfield, you will go directly to my.Fairfield. edu to register for classes so please remember your username and password.

 

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Step #5: StagCard

The StagCard is a student’s key to many opportunities at Fairfield. It serves as a library card, it may act as a debit card, and of course, it’s a student ID, which qualifies students for discounts at the bookstore and other venues. It should be carried at all times while on campus. For more information on the StagCard’s functions, please visit fairfield.edu/stagcard. You must be registered for classes to obtain your StagCard. Furthermore, bring photo identification, a driver’s license or passport, and proof of enrollment to the StagCard office, and be prepared to have a photo taken.


Replacement cost is $25.
The StagCard office also takes passport pictures for $15.

Location: Barone Campus Center, Lower Level (Campus Map #13)
Phone: (203) 254-4009
E-mail: StagCard@fairfield.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Step #6: Vehicle Registration

All vehicles on campus must display a valid University parking permit sticker, which is free to all part-time students. To obtain a sticker, students must bring their state vehicle registration, and their valid StagCard (student ID) to the parking office in the Department of Public Safety to pick up a parking sticker.  Cars without stickers will be ticketed.

Location: Loyola Hall, Room 2 (Campus Map #2)
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2745
E-mail: mademasi@fairfield.edu
Website: fairfield.edu/parking
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

Campus Resources

ATM (Campus Map #13)

An ATM machine operated by Bank of America is located in the Barone Campus Center on the second level near the Stag Spirit Shop. The University does not have a check-cashing facility.

 

Bookstore

Fairfield University’s bookstore is located at 1499 Post Road in the center of Fairfield. Textbooks can be purchased there or online at fairfield.edu/ bookstore. The bookstore sells stationery, clothing, and other novelty and gift items. Read ahead for information about the Stag Spirit Shop located on campus.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Bursar (Campus Map #21)

The Office of the Bursar handles questions regarding student billing and payment. The office accepts checks, cash, credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express), and online payments at fairfield.edu/bursar.

Location: McAuliffe Hall, Rooms 301 and 303
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 4102 or ext. 2410
E-mail: bursar@fairfield.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

 

Campus Ministry (Campus Map #5)

The Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Campus Ministry Center offers ecumenical and inter-faith activities, mission trips, retreat programs, counseling and spiritual direction, and an opportunity to become involved with community service projects.

Location: Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, lower level
Mass Schedule: (203) 254-4000, ext. 4050
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 3405
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

 

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Academic & Career Development Center (Campus Map #1)

The Academic & Career Planning Center offers career information, job listings, counseling services and specific data on the current job market along with academic support, tutoring and accessibility support.

Location: The Kelley Center
Phone: (203) 254-4081
E-mail: CPC@fairfield.edu
Website: fairfield.edu/cpc
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

 

Academic Course Catalogs and The Student Handbook 

Important online resources for Fairfield University's current academic and student policies and procedures.

 

Fairfield University’s academic, admission, and other important policies and procedures, including transfer credits, academic, voluntary and medical withdrawals, tuition and fees, grading, refunds, graduation requirements, as well as academic and core requirements for your program of study are included in the undergraduate Academic Course Catalog and can be found online at fairfield.edu/catalogs.  

The Student Handbook contains the university's Code of Conduct and other policies that also apply to part-time students and that information can be found online at fairfield.edu/studenthandbook.

It is the responsibility of and important for all new part-time students to review these two publications and become familiar with the policies and procedures that may be helpful to them during their coursework at Fairfield University.

 

Dining on Campus

Fairfield Dining Services offers a variety of options so you can dine when you want, where you want! Visit fairfield.sodexomyway.com for details about our dining locations.

Students may open a “StagBucks” debit account through their StagCard, which can be used to conveniently buy food from campus dining locations and vending machines. For more information on StagBucks, visit fairfield.edu/stagcard.

 

Barone Campus Center Dining (Campus Map #13)

The Barone Campus Center has a variety of food outlets for any craving.

  • Barone Dining Hall, fourth floor (Undergraduate student dining)
  • Stag Snack Bar, third floor
  • Einstein Bros Bagels, third floor
  • Original Burger Company, third floor
  • Rob & Iggy's Pizza, third floor

Additional Dining Locations

  • Library Café, first floor (Campus Map #10) (featuring Starbucks We Proudly Serve)
  • Dolan School of Business Café (Campus Map #8)
  • The Levee Pizza Kitchen (Campus Map #23)

 

Fairfield University Art Museum

Fairfield University Art Museum is comprised of the Bellarmine Hall Galleries and the Walsh Gallery. The museum’s mission is to foster appreciation of and critical engagement with original works of art on the Fairfield University campus and in the surrounding region. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and events at fairfield.edu/museum.


Bellarmine Hall Galleries (Campus Map #6)
Location: Bellarmine Hall, lower level
Phone: 203-254-4000, ext. 4046
Email: museum@fairfield.edu
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walsh Gallery (Campus Map #9)
Location: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Phone: 203-254-4000, ext. 4046
Email: museum@fairfield.edu
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Financial Aid (Campus Map #1)

The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping students find the options that best suit each of their needs to help finance a Fairfield education.

Location: The Kelley Center
Phone: (203) 254-4125
E-mail: finaid@fairfield.edu
Website: fairfield.edu/finaid
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon

 

Housing: Office of Residence Life (Campus Map #13)

The Office of Residence Life offers part-time students several housing options including off-campus houses near the University, and townhouses and apartment complexes on campus. All University residences are fully furnished and have wireless capability. Each housing option offers a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and laundry facility. To apply for graduate student housing, students can download and complete the Graduate Student Housing Application at fairfield.edu/gradstudenthousing.

Location: Barone Campus Center, Lower Level, room 96
Phone: (203) 254-4151
E-mail: residencelife@fairfield.edu

 

Inclement Weather

Fairfield University utilizes an emergency alert system called StagAlert. Students should register their preferred mobile or other phone online through my.Fairfield.edu to be notified of class cancellations or delays and other events or circumstances requiring their immediate attention. Students are able to designate one mobile phone number for the receipt of StagAlert voice calls and/or text messages. Any StagAlert e-mail messages will automatically be sent to the preferred e-mail address on record (e.g., University-issued accounts). More information can be found at fairfield.edu/stagalert.

 

Information Technology Services (ITS) (Campus Map #10)

ITS runs the course management service and student e-mail. Computing issues should be reported to the ITS Help Desk.

Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Main Floor
Phone: (203) 254-4069
E-mail: ITS@fairfield.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (unless otherwise posted)

 

Computer Labs

For access to a computer lab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, bring your StagCard to Room 250 at the Library.

  • Bannow Science Center, (Windows) Room 163 (Engineering and Sciences only), (Campus Map #11)
  • Barone Campus Center, (Mac)
  • Einstein Bros Bagels, (Campus Map #13)
  • DiMenna-Nyselius Library, (Windows and Mac) Rooms 115 and 250, (Campus Map #10)
  • Dolan School of Business, (Windows) Rooms 1100 and 1101, (Campus Map #8)
  • Donnarumma Hall, (Windows and Mac) Room 149, (Campus Map #4)

 

DiMenna-Nyselius Library (Campus Map #10)

This state-of-the-art library has a variety of study spaces, research tables, a 90-seat auditorium, connections for personal laptops, and computer labs. In addition to an extensive collection, the library also provides 24/7 online reference assistance and off-campus access to numerous subscription databases, e-journals, and e-books. For summer hours, holiday closings, and schedule changes, visit fairfield.edu/library. StagCards are required for borrowing privileges and to enter into computer labs.

Phone: (203) 254-4044
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to midnight Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight

 

Public Safety (Campus Map #2)

Officers conduct around-the-clock patrols on foot, on bicycles, and in patrol cars. The officers enforce traffic regulations and handle emergencies on campus. Blue lights identify the locations of emergency phones that connect to Public Safety. Fairfield University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This report contains a summary of Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety policies and procedures along with crime statistics as required. A copy can be obtained at the office, by phone, or may be viewed electronically at fairfield.edu/clery. The University is in compliance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act (PL 103-542).

Location: Loyola Hall, room 2
Phone: (203) 254-4090 or dial ext. 4090 from any University phone
Website: fairfield.edu/publicsafety
Hours: 24 hours a day, year-round

 

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (Campus Map #9)

Students have a wide array of opportunities to enjoy the arts and enrich their lives through performance arts, art exhibits, art collections, scholarly and popular culture lectures, and musical and theatrical performances. Students with a valid StagCard may receive discount ticket prices. For a complete listing of programs, visit quickcenter.com.

Quick Box Office

Phone: (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at (877) 278-7396
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1.5 hours prior to performances

 

Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreational Complex (Campus Map #15)

The newly renovated Recreational Complex known as the RecPlex features new, state-of-the-art equipment for cardio and strengthening. There is a new two-level field house with an elevated indoor track and multi-use athletic courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball. The complex includes a 25-meter swimming pool, whirlpool and renovated locker rooms. A wide variety of health and wellness classes are offered to all students each semester with schedules found at Fairfied.fit. Enrolled part-time students may purchase an annual membership for $50.Guest passes can be purchased by members for $10 with a valid Fairfield University I.D.

Phone: (203) 254-4141
E-mail: recreation@fairfield.edu
Website: fairfield.edu/recplex
RecPlex Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

Stags Athletics

All students are welcome to attend any of the Stags athletic events for the 20 varsity programs. Simply show your StagCard at most events for complimentary admission. Basketball and lacrosse full or partial season tickets will be discounted for part-time students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at (203) 254-4136 or e-mailing hsmaldone@fairfield.edu. For a complete list of schedules and the most up to date athletics news, visit fairfieldstags.com.

 

Stag Spirit Shop (Campus Map #13)

The Stag Spirit Shop carries supplies, stationery, University apparel, and books for leisure reading. Students can order or rent textbooks online at fairfield.edu/bookstore.

Location: Barone Campus Center, second floor
Phone: (203) 254-4262
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

 

Student Record Name Change Request

For returning part-time students who have an existing student record with Fairfield University and would like to update their last name to reflect their current status, please bring a copy of a legal document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or other legal name change paperwork, to the Registrar's Office. With this verification, the office will be able to update your student records with your new name.

 

Town Shuttle

The town shuttle runs 7 days a week every 45 minutes beginning at 11:15 a.m. into the center of the town of Fairfield during the academic year starting at the John A. Barone Campus Center. The shuttle travels to the Fairfield train station (with MetroNorth trains to New York City, Stamford, and New Haven) and various locations in the town center shopping district. The schedule is available at fairfield.edu/transportation.

 

WVOF: Fairfield University Radio

Fairfield University Radio, WVOF 88.5 FM and online at wvof.org, has a partnership with CT Public Radio – WNPR to offer a great blend of public radio and college programming. WNPR programming can be found on 88.5 FM on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends from 5 a.m. to noon.

 

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