As parents, it is important for you to be aware of issues your student may face while in college. All parents, especially first-year parents, are invited to participate in monthly webinars on topics of interest. All you need is access to a computer with audio.
First-Year Parent/Guardian Webinar Series 2019-20
All webinars are at 12 p.m. EST for one hour. All webinars are hosted on Wednesdays except the Pre-Orientation webinar.
Welcome, Class of 2023! This webinar will provide families with important information about the upcoming Orientation sessions on June 18-19 and June 24-25. Our presenters will answer all of your pre-arrival questions about both the student and the parent/guardian Orientation schedules while highlighting Orientation logistics, the course registration process for first-year students, and ways to make the transition to college life successful for both you and your student.
Welcome Home! Arriving on Campus
Hosted by The Office of Student Engagement & Office of Residence Life
Welcome, Class of 2023! This webinar provides families with important information for a successful arrival process. Our presenters will answer all of your questions while highlighting Move-In Day logistics, what to bring, what not to bring, and our Welcome Week festivities.
Hosted by Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Health Center, and Department of Public Safety
For many students, college is a place for self-discovery, but every campus culture is different. In this webinar, you’ll learn about trends on the Fairfield campus as they relate to alcohol and drugs, as well as how the University proactively supports its students in creating healthy habits and lifestyle choices through alternative programming and student engagement.
Missing Home, Transition, and Fitting In
Hosted by Office of Student Engagement, Office of Resident Life, and Counseling & Psychological Services
The transition to college if often a normal and significant one, but at Fairfield University, our students have a great support network to rely on. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about how to handle homesickness, and strategies for success so that students may grow and thrive.
Academic Advising and Six-Week Check-In
Hosted by Office of the Dean and the Provost's Office
What are students facing at this major checkpoint in their first semester? Find out! In this webinar, you’ll learn about the first-year student experience, how students can get involved on campus, as well as the resources that are offered to our students such as the academic advising process, workshops, tutoring, and more!
Global Engagement Opportunities
Hosted by Office of Study Abroad, Center for Faith & Public Life, and Campus Ministry
To get the most out of life at Fairfield University, sometimes you need to get away from it! During this presentation, we will discuss a variety of topics including why students choose to study abroad, immersion trips, the different types of programs available, how to get started, the application process, and many other resources.
Maximizing the "Fairfield Experience"
Hosted by Office of Student Engagement and Office of Residence Life
Housing Lottery Overview
Hosted by Office of Residence Life
In this webinar, you’ll learn all about the housing process (eligibility, application information, guidelines, and accommodations) here at Fairfield University, as well as important deadlines and dates for the on- and off-campus housing lotteries, and about Commuter student engagement.
Hosted by Office of Financial Aid
Currently, 85% of our undergraduate students finance their education through a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study, graduate assistantships, and loans. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the comprehensive list of financial aid options available to you and your student, as well as important upcoming deadlines to be aware of.
College to Career
Hosted by the Career Center
How early is too early to start looking and applying for internships and jobs? What should your student wear to an interview? It’s never too early for students to begin making connections with professionals in their industry. In this webinar, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks when it comes to internships, interviews, job shadows, and more!
The Future of Fairfield
Hosted by Facilities Management and Academic Affairs
What is Fairfield expected to look like in the next five years? The next ten years? What new buildings will be coming to campus? What changes are being made? In this webinar, you’ll learn the answers to these, and other questions relating to the campus community.
One way we help our students—your children—make the safest, healthiest decisions possible is through our partnership with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, financial literacy, digital citizenship, etc. in high schools and higher education institutions across the country.
Each year over half a million students complete AlcoholEdu for College, EverFi’s online, non-opinionated, science-based alcohol abuse prevention course. This 2-3 hour program uses the latest prevention techniques and research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body.
As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, Fairfield University expects each member of the first-year class to complete this course and pass the course exam. Whether your student drinks or not, AlcoholEdu will empower them to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help them better cope with the drinking behavior of their peers.
While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents are the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. EverFi offers additional content that is designed to support your conversations about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your son or daughter must make in college surrounding alcohol use.
We also encourage you to read this Parent Alcohol Handbook, which offers many insights on how to talk to your student about alcohol use and abuse.
For more information, visit the EverFi site, which includes:
We take the issue of sexual violence and sexual harassment seriously and strive to provide a safe environment where your student can live and work free from exploitation and discrimination based on gender.
We are confident that these resources will help ensure your child’s success at Fairfield and in the future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Will Johnson, Dean of Students, at 203-254-4211.