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Welcome, Class Of 2024!

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend Fairfield University! You will be receiving your First Year Student Guide, which includes information about how to get acclimated to the Fairfield University community and college life, in the mail towards the beginning of May. At that time you will also receive instructions on how to claim your NetID, access and complete your First-Year Checklist, and register for June Orientation (all new students are expected to attend one two-day session, parent/guardian registration is optional but highly encouraged).

In the meantime, please make sure you keep these dates open for June Orientation :
Session A- Wednesday, June 17, 2020- Thursday, June 18, 2020
Session B- Monday, June 22, 2020- Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Curious about what you can expect from your June Orientation experience? Feel free to check out last year's information below! Updates for the Class of 2024 will be shared closer to the beginning of May 2020. Questions? The Office of Student Engagement can be reached by email at orientation@fairfield.edu or by phone at (203) 254-4053. We look forward to welcoming you to the herd soon!

Class of 2024 Orientation

June Orientation is a unique opportunity for first-year students to get acquainted with Fairfield University. First-year students attending June 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 their First Year Experience seminar group
  • Gain a head start on a successful, enjoyable college experience, making their transition in September much easier
  • Bond with their 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 June Orientation.

Orientation Dates

Attending Orientation is essential for all new students. Domestic students may choose to attend one of two overnight June Orientation sessions. Session A will take place June 17-18, 2020 and Session B will take place June 22-23, 2020. Sessions A and B are identical, so students should register for the session that works best for their schedules. All international students must attend International or Global Student Orientation. During this time, students will review immigration benefits and responsibilities, meet their student ambassadors, and participate in sessions relating to adjustment and life at Fairfield. For more details about International Student Orientation, visit our International Admitted Student page


Students: Students should complete the Student Orientation Registration form via their online First-Year Student Checklist by May 27, 2020. Even if a student is unable to attend June Orientation, they must still complete the registration process, stating the reason for not attending. An orientation fee, that covers the student cost for June Orientation and Fall Welcome in September, will appear on the fall semester tuition bill.

Parents/Guardians: Attending June Orientation is optional but highly encouraged for Parents/Guardians of new students. The online registration system is closed at this time but parents/guardians are able to register on-site at the General Assistance table during check-in. 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 June 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. Immunization Form
  2. Laptop or tablet and charger for course registration. This is very important to bring, as other devices will not work. If you are unable to do so, please email orientation@fairfield.edu by May 27.
  3. Casual comfortable clothes and shoes (you will be doing a lot of walking)
  4. Rain jacket & umbrella (just in case)
  5. Toiletries including a towel
  6. Pillow, sheets & blanket, or sleeping bag
  7. Small fan (there is no air conditioning in housing)
  8. First-Year Student Guidebook
  9. License, passport, or other state issued photo-id for your Stag Card picture to be taken
  10. Know your NetID login information, including password (very important!)


The Class of 2024 June Orientation schedules will be posted soon. Schedules are subject to change and students and parents/guardians will receive updated schedules when they check-in for their Orientation session.


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 June Orientation. Students should not plan to leave earlier unless arrangements have been made with the Orientation Team.

Math Placement

In general, it is recommended that students enroll in the highest numbered mathematics course for which their 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 Fairfield's language placement and study policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

For more information or assistance:

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

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