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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 203-254-4000 ext. 2222
Office of Student Engagement can be reached by email at email@example.com 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:
First-year students should carefully review the First-Year Student Guide before Orientation.
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.
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.
Class of 2022 Schedules
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
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.
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.
Browse a list of frequently asked questions regarding Modern Languages and Literatures placement policy.
Orientation logistics and Academic Planning Questions