Student Engagement

Student Engagement

 In our Jesuit tradition, Student Engagement seeks to promote the development of the whole person. We empower students to work together to build community, lead ethically, and value differences in one another. Our collaborative efforts connect students to curricular and co-curricular experiences that encourage civic responsibility, personal growth, and lifelong learning. 

The Office of Student Engagement is located in the Barone Campus Center Lower Level. If you have any questions, please contact us at 203.254.4053.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Alumni & Family Weekend | Clubs and Organizations | Fairfield University Student Association | Fairfield @ Night | First Year Experience | Graduate Student Life

  International Student Life |  June Orientation | Lucy Katz Dialogue & Resolution | Leadership Development  

Senior Checklist | Senior WeekStudent Achievement Awards | Student Positions

 Transfer Students | OrgSync | Life@Fairfield | Midnight Breakfast

 

Profiles

Meet the staff at the Office of Student Engagement.

Fairfield at Night

Our mission at Fairfield @ Night is to provide a variety of consistent, student generated, late-night social activities for all students. Fairfield @ Night's events are free of charge and aim to engage students from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Our events are fun, upbeat, diverse, and exciting and give students the opportunity to meet new friends and hang with old ones!

New Students

Fairfield University's Office of Student Engagement introduces both first-year and transfer undergraduate students to the developmental resources, unique opportunities, and engaging experiences afforded them while attending Fairfield University. Through a comprehensive and collaborative effort, we welcome you to a community of active and service-oriented learners who are eager to assist you in the understanding and appreciation of the unique experience Fairfield University offers as a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition.

Senior Checklist

The Senior Checklist includes a list of action items related to graduation in May 2018!

You will see the item's start date and end date, location, cost, description and level of requirement. While many are mandatory for all May graduates other items are only recommended for your success!

Financial Assistance

The Student Life Financial Assistance Program is an initiative within the Division of Student Affairs that assists any students who may not have the financial means to attend or participate in University sponsored events, programs, or opportunities. All submitted applications are reviewed by a professional staff member of the University’s Program Review Committee, and are then sent to the department which organizes the opportunity that the student is looking to participate in. Please note that this is a confidential process, and that the decision determined by the respective office/department is final.

Senior Week

Senior Week is a weeklong program in May that culminates the Fairfield experience for the Class of 2019. The week allows the graduating classes a final opportunity to strengthen friendships, reflect on their years at Fairfield and celebrate their accomplishments with faculty, staff and their families prior to graduation. The year's Senior Week will consist of nine (9) different events, taking place both on and off campus!

Siblings Weekend

Every spring semester, siblings of Fairfield University students are invited to spend time experiencing the fun and excitement of life as a college student. Weekend activities have included movie and game nights, meals in the Tully Dining Commons, tie-dye social, off campus trips to a local trampoline park, and more!

Student Positions

The Office of Student Engagement is home to many selected Leadership Positions.

Lucy Katz Dialogue & Resolution Program

Lucy Katz, J.D., former professor of business law and former holder of The Robert C. Wright Professorship in Business Law, Ethics and Dispute Resolution along with Dr. Thomas Pellegrino created the student peer mediation program five years ago. The program provides mediation training and certification for students who go on to serve their peers and the University. Over the years, dozens of students have been trained and served in this important and unique role.

Fairfield University Student Association

As the representative association of the undergraduate student body, the Fairfield University Student Association is charged with the following roles: to represent and advocate student issues, needs and concerns; to promote a diverse array of social, educational and cultural programs and initiatives; to be a valuable partner in the administrative processes of the school; to aid development of student clubs and organizations; and to govern ourselves in a manner that is both respectful of individual rights and consistent with the needs of the University and the larger community. FUSA.’s goal is to remain an association that is accessible and transparent to all students and consistent with Jesuit values.

Babysitting

Searching for a Academic Year Babysitter?

You've come to the right place! Each year the Fairfield University student body is invited to sign up for FUSA's Babysitting List. There are currently 315 students on the list, all of which have self-added themselves as they are interested in securing a babysitting job for this upcoming year. The excel document can be sorted by the following information:

  • Gender
  • Class Year
  • Major
  • Access to a car
  • Years of babysitting experience
  • Experience with different age groups
  • Semester’s available (Fall 2018, December 2018/January 2019 Break, Spring 2019, Summer 2019)
  • Time frames available (Weekend days before 5 pm, Weekend nights after 5 pm, Weekdays before 5 pm, Weeknights after 5 pm)
  • Special Education Experience
  • Anecdote about each sitter
  • CPR certified
  • Lifeguard certified
  • Home state

The students know that interested families will reach out to them (by phone or email), if the information they have provided fit your needs. Please remember that none of these students have been vetted by FUSA or have gone through a background check. Thus, it would be your choice to ask them for references, etc.

The list provides job opportunities for many Fairfield students throughout the year and fills a need for families in our community. Our list is sold for $15 to parents and guardians in the local Fairfield community and then emailed upon purchase. Money raised from this goes towards the FUSA Scholarship Fund that is committed to helping deserving students with the affordability of college!

Midnight Breakfast

Midnight Breakfast is a tradition that all students, from first-years to seniors, eagerly await every fall semester. It serves as both a highlight of the holiday celebrations and marks the beginning of finals week. Students enjoy being served a delicious late-night breakfast buffet by their favorite faculty and staff members, all while singing along to classic holiday tunes.

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