Student Engagement

Student Engagement

In our Jesuit tradition, Student Engagement seeks to underscore the development of the whole person, and particularly assist students in their transition and exploration at Fairfield University. Student Engagement empowers students to work together to build community, lead ethically, and value differences. Through interdivisional collaborations, especially between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, Student Engagement connects students to curricular and co-curricular experiences that empower civic responsibility and personal growth.

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

Fall 2017 Student Leadership Conference | 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 Life Financial Assistance

Student Positions | Transfer Students | OrgSync | Student411

 

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 week-long program that offers the graduating class opportunities to strengthen friendships, reflect on their years together at Fairfield, and to celebrate their accomplishments as they prepare for the future. The year's Senior Week will consist of eight (8) different events that happen both on and off campus!

Learn more →

Siblings Weekend

Every spring semester, siblings of Fairfield University students are invited to campus for a fun weekend of activities and to get to know what life on campus is like for their older brother or sister.

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

Each year the undergraduate student body is invited to sign up for FUSA's Babysitting List. The list is comprised of student names, contact information, years of experience, availability (depending on semester & breaks), access to transportation, age preferences, special education experience and a short anecdote from each student. Our list is sold for $15 to parents and guardians in the local Fairfield community and emailed upon purchase.

The list provides job opportunities for many Fairfield students throughout the year and fills a need for families in our community. Money raised from this goes towards the FUSA Scholarship Fund that is committed to helping deserving students with the affordability of college! We have been very pleased with the success of this program and are excited be able to continue the tradition again this year!

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