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What is MVP?

Fairfield University’s Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) embraces diversity as a distinguishing hallmark of Jesuit education. As a result, the Office of Undergraduate Admission sponsors MVP to recruit a more diverse community of students including (and not limited to) students of color, students from under-represented backgrounds, and first generation students.

MVP connects prospective and admitted students to the diversity in Fairfield’s community through intentional visit opportunities and personal connections with current students of color and/or unique backgrounds, faculty, and administrators.

Understanding the importance of being a part of a community that welcomes and appreciates your unique background, it is our hope that after attending an event within the MVP, you will understand your value to our campus and be able to see yourself helping to create the culturally diverse community that we continue to build.

Ready to experience being our MVP? Contact us today and check out our program experiences below.

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Diversity by the Numbers

Embracing our truth, we recognize there is much work to do as we strive to increase our diversity, but our numbers don’t tell the whole story. We are excited about all of the active work that is happening on campus and beyond to make a difference and not just say, but show, that diversity is important. Keep reading to learn more about all of the programs and resources available in Stag Country.

12%

of Fairfield’s Class of 2024 are students of color

13%

of Fairfield’s student body are students of color

15%

of Fairfield’s Class of 2024 are first in their families to attend college/first-generation

16%

of Fairfield’s faculty are people of color

15+

Affinity groups actively celebrating cultures and identities

MVP Experiences

MVP hosts virtual and on-campus visit opportunities for students anywhere in their college search process.

Fall MVP Experiences

Multicultural Information Sessions

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Multicultural Information Sessions

Join Fairfield University staff and current students through a virtual experience and learn more about our diversity initiatives, how we welcome diversity on campus, and the support we provide our students from all different backgrounds. Students and guardians are welcome to participate.

Sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • September 23 | 4 p.m.
  • October 21 | 4 p.m.
  • November 18 | 4 p.m.
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MVP Virtual Student Panels

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MVP Virtual Student Panels

Get to know our students and the diverse perspectives of the Fairfield experience through this fun, informative, interactive series. Meet a diverse group of our current students, hear about their experiences, and ask the questions you really want to know about being a Stag.

Check out this MVP series on Instagram, @fairfieldadmission.

MVP’s Get Ready For College Series

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MVP’s Get Ready For College Series

This series of virtual college workshops is designed to help students understand Fairfield’s admission process and shed some light on the college process in general. Topics include:

  • Early Action Application Tips
  • When It Makes Sense to Be Test-Optional
  • Utilizing the “Additional Info” Section
  • How Can I Demonstrate Interest?
  • Navigating the Financial Aid Process
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Spring MVP Experiences

MVP Virtual Fly-In

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MVP Virtual Fly-In

Admitted students will be invited to join us for a virtual experience in learning what it means to be a Stag. Students and parents will have the opportunity to talk with, faculty, staff, and current students about all of the resources available at Fairfield. Check your email in the spring for a special invitation.

Get Ready For College Virtual Summer Series

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Get Ready For College Virtual Summer Series

Join the Office of Undergraduate Admission for a series of college workshops designed to help students understand and gain confidence in navigating the college process. Students will learn about the many facets of the application process, including essay and resume writing, interview prep, what to look for in a college, what it means to be “test-optional,” and more.

Campus Resources

Fairfield’s commitment to underrepresented populations is rooted in inclusive excellence and radical hospitality. As an institution that continues to strive at this excellence, we support our students by providing resources and opportunities for them to be successful and make Fairfield their home. Learn more about our University’s diverse student clubs and affinity groups, faculty and administrative organizations, and campus programs and services.

Diversity Resources

Student Organizations

Financial Aid

Meet Our MVP Team

One of MVP’s many goals is to make it easy for prospective students to connect with the diverse voices and experiences at Fairfield. If you have important questions or want to learn more about our campus culture, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our Office of Admission Diversity Team or one of the student members of our Diversity Recruitment Team.

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