June Orientation

June Orientation

Missed Orientation? Next Steps:

Step 1: Academic Career and Development Center (ACDC) will be contacting students via their Fairfield University student email account once their schedule has been created no later than mid-August. Please ensure the Academic Interest Questionnaire has been completed, the language placement test has been taken via the First-Year Student Checklist, and all high school math information has been submitted to Academic & Career Development Center.

Step 2: Review Orientation Recap webpage for guidebook, videos, and PPT of June Orientation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Academic Career and Development Center (ACDC) by email at acdc@fairfield.edu or by phone at 203-254-4000 ext. 2222

Office of Student Engagement can be reached by email at orientation@fairfield.edu or by phone at (203) 254-4053


About Orientation 2018 - Class of 2022

Orientation Dates | Registration | Accommodations | What to Bring | Schedules | Arrival/Departure | Contact Us | FAQs | Meet The Team |First-Year Student Checklist  | Parent/Guardian Checklist  | First-Year Guide | International Student and Scholars Guide| Move-In Day/Fall Welcome

The Orientation program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to get acquainted with Fairfield University. First-year students attending Orientation will:

  • Register for courses
  • Create an academic plan for their first year
  • Develop a community with the other first-year students who will be in your First Year Experience program seminar group
  • Gain a head start on a successful, enjoyable college experience, and will make your transition in September much easier
  • Bond with your New Student Leader - who serves the role of mentor, advisor, acquaintance, facilitator, and resource for incoming students
  • Meet faculty and staff members and learn more about the expectations of the faculty-student relationship. Stay overnight in the residence halls
  • Have fun!

First-year students should carefully review the First-Year Student Guide‌ before Orientation.

Orientation Dates
Students may choose to attend one of two Orientation sessions. The first session will take place June 25-26, 2018 and the second session will take place June 28-29, 2018.

Students: Students can complete Student Registration via their online First-Year Checklist. An Orientation fee that appears on the fall semester tuition bill covers the student cost for Orientation in June and Fall Welcome in September.

Parents/Guardians:  Parents/Guardians may register here.

An Orientation fee of $100 per parent/guardian is charged at the time of registration. The fee covers meals, administrative costs, and materials.

All students, including commuter students, attending Orientation will stay overnight in the residence halls. Meals will be provided throughout the program.

Parents/Guardians have the option of commuting from home for the two-day session or making reservations to stay at a local hotel. The University has arranged with these hotels to hold a block of rooms at a discounted rate.

What to Bring

  1. Reminder:  Be sure to send in your Student Medical Report/Immunization Report as directed (due June 6th).  If you have not sent in this documentation, please bring it to Orientation and give it directly to the Student Health Center staff.
  2. Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes (very important - lots of walking)
  3. Rain jacket & umbrella (just in case)
  4. Toiletries including a towel
  5. Pillow, sheets & blanket, or sleeping bag
  6. Small fan (there is no AC in housing)
  7. First-Year Guidebook
  8. License, passport or other state-issued photo-id for your Stag Card picture to be taken
  9. Know your NetID login information, including password (very important!)
  10. Ensure you have a green checkmark next to your Academic Interest Questionnaire in your on-line checklist



Class of 2022 Schedules

Student Orientation Schedule

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Orientation Schedule

Check-In will begin at 7:30 a.m. and ends by 9 a.m.. You will receive a precise check-in time based on the letter of your last name in June. We recommend that students arrive early. Anticipate 15-20 minutes for the check-in process. The program will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m

The student program concludes around 3 p.m. on the second day of Orientation. Students should not plan to leave earlier unless arrangements have been made with the Orientation office.

Contact Us

For more information or assistance:

Office of Student Engagement (203) 254-4053
Office of the Dean of Students (203) 254-4211

The Office of the Dean of Students hosts webinars throughout the year for first-year parents and guardians. 
Please see the list of dates and topics.

If you are interested in viewing the Parent/Guardian Pre-Orientation Webinar, it can be accessed through this link.

Math Placement

In general, it is recommended that the student enroll in the highest numbered mathematics course for which his or her high school preparation allows. As a requirement of the core curriculum every student must complete two semesters of mathematics and at least one semester must be a calculus course.

Language Placement

Browse a list of frequently asked questions regarding Modern Languages and Literatures placement policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Orientation logistics and Academic Planning Questions

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