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Class Of 2023 Student Schedule

Schedules are subject to change and students and parents/guardians will receive updated schedules when they check-in for their Orientation session.

Day 1 (June 18th / June 24th )

Event Time Location
Arrival & Check-In (A-L):
Students with last names from A-L and their registered parent(s)/guardian(s)
7:30 - 8 a.m. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Arrival & Check-In (M-Z):
Students with last names from M-Z and their registered parent(s)/guardian(s)
8 - 8:45 a.m. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Unity in Community Breakfast
All first-generation, undocumented, DACA, multicultural students, and students of color and their parent/guardian(s) are invited to attend a breakfast during which University staff will provide an overview of the Orientation schedule and next steps in the on-boarding process.
8 - 9 a.m. Langguth Classroom
Breakfast 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Barone Campus Center, The Tully
University Welcome
Students and parent/guardians will be welcomed to Fairfield University by President Mark R. Nemec, PhD and introduced to the New Student Leader Team.
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
"The Fairfield Experience"
Why is the "Fairfield Experience" unlike any other? During this session you will learn about what it means to be Jesuit-educated and how all aspects of a student’s experience is centered around the holistic development of the mind, body, and soul, modeled after the Jesuit value of "cura personalis" - educating the whole person.
10 - 10:45 a.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House/Across Campus
Orientation Group Welcome and Group Pictures
Meet your New Student Leader (NSL) and experience group bonding activities. Please find your NSL and proceed to your gathering location.
11 - 11:30 a.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Lunch with Faculty/Academic Overview
In Orientation groups, students will spend time meeting a faculty member over lunch. This is the chance to ask ANY question about classroom life, faculty support, expectations of students, and anything else you would like to know. Students will learn the academic components of Orientation and become aware of academic expectations at Fairfield. Additionally, you will be introduced to the Magis Core Curriculum and examples of ways to integrate core courses into your program of study.
12 - 1 p.m. Gathering Location: See your NSL
Honors Lunch
Students admitted to the Honors Program will meet with faculty and fellow Honors Students over lunch. Please note that honors students will not meet for lunch with their Orientation group.
12 - 1 p.m. Center for Nursing and Health Studies, Room 224
Orientation Group Time
Join your New Student Leader for afternoon preparations and dialogue.
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Gathering Location: See your NSL
Orientation Groups 1-30: Financial Planning
From tuition payments to financial aid, this session will inform students and parent/guardian attendees about how to finance and plan for their four years at Fairfield. Orientation Groups 31-50: Step Up Stags
Fairfield University expects Stags to help each other as they maneuver through the challenges of college life. Learn about the importance of “Stepping Up” for each other.
2 - 2:45 p.m. Financial Planning- Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Step Up Stags- Gonzaga Auditorium
Academic Planning and Advising Sessions by Colleges and Schools
Join the deans and faculty from Fairfield’s undergraduate programs to discuss curriculum, program requirements, and academic advising. Faculty facilitators and academic administrators will assist you in beginning to build a fall course schedule in preparation for registration on Day 2 of Orientation.
3 - 4:45 p.m. College of Arts & Sciences – Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
Dolan School of Business – Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
School of Engineering – Gonzaga Auditorium
Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies – Center for Nursing and Health Studies, Rooms 103/104
Family Community Mass
Students and the families of the Class of 2023 are invited to join together as a community for a special Mass.
5 - 6 p.m. Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Self-Guided Reflective Walk
Students and their families are invited to experience a self-directed opportunity to reflect on the start of an important life journey. Participants will be, in St. Ignatius’ words, "contemplatives in action."
5 - 6 p.m. Across Campus
Orientation Groups Dinner/Group Time 6:10 – 7:15 p.m. Barone Campus Center, The Tully/Across Campus
Fairfield Vision & Orientation Troupe Performance
Students will join their New Student Leaders as they discuss the intersections between living and learning, diversity, and engagement as a Fairfield student.
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield Quest
Do you have what it takes? This is the late night event at Fairfield Orientation you do not want to miss. Fairfield swag will be given away!
8:45 - 9:30 p.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Evening Activities
Get to know some of the Class of 2023 while enjoying snacks and participating in low-key activities!
9:45 p.m. - 12 a.m. Quad/Barone Campus Center

Day 2 (June 19th / June 25th)

Event Time Location
Room Key & Swipe Card Check-out
Return your key and swipe card to the key table on the ground floor of your residence hall or the Barone Campus Center Information Desk. All keys and swipe cards must be received before you leave campus today.
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residence Hall check-out table or Barone Campus Center Information Desk
Student Athlete Breakfast- Invite Only
Recruited student athletes and their parents/guardians will meet with the Athletics administrative staff to learn more about what it means to be a Division I athlete at Fairfield.
8 - 9 a.m. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, Presentation Room
Orientation Groups Breakfast/Group Time 8 - 9 a.m. Barone Campus Center, The Tully/Across Campus
Orientation Groups 1-30: Step Up Stags
Fairfield University expects Stags to help each other as they maneuver through the challenges of college life. Learn about the importance of “Stepping Up” for each other. Orientation Groups 31-50: Financial Planning
From tuition payments to financial aid, this session will inform students and parent/guardian attendees about how to finance and plan for their four years at Fairfield.
9:15 - 10 a.m. Step Up Stags- Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Financial Planning- Gonzaga Auditorium
University Welcome
Students and parent/guardians will be welcomed to Fairfield University by President Mark R. Nemec, PhD and introduced to the New Student Leader Team.
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Academic Registration
Students, now that you have discussed what courses to take, you will register for your fall semester classes. Faculty, staff, and students are available to help you through the process. Please note that you must come with your Orientation group during the time block that you are assigned. All students must also bring their academic planning sheet from Day 1 and their charged laptop/tablet to assist with the registration process. When not registering, they may attend sessions with their parent/guardians, visit the Information Fair in the Rec Plex Field House, or meet with their NSL. Remember to stop by the closing area outside of the Oak Room before leaving campus!
10:15 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Dogwood and Oak Rooms
Lunch and Free Time
When not in Steps 1-3 of the registration process, get your StagCard photo taken, visit a residence hall show room, explore Fairfield offerings at Infopalooza, or visit town. If students and parent/guardians are hungry, use the Lunch on the Town voucher or grab a hot dog at the Infopalooza.
11 a.m - 2 p.m. Across Campus/In Town
Infopalooza
This is an opportunity to find out more about life at Fairfield University, find a local bank, inquire about academics, and answer specific questions that you haven’t yet asked. Representatives from the Study Abroad Office, Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and many other University departments will be there to connect.
12 - 1 p.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Residence Hall Show Rooms
See a typical Residence Hall room. Residence Life staff will be present to answer questions.
12 - 1 p.m. Residence Halls
Lunch on the Town
Feel free to use the Lunch on the Town voucher, which is located in your packet. New Student Leaders will be available to answer any questions.
  In Town

Class Of 2023 Parent/Guardian Schedule

Schedules are subject to change and students and parents/guardians will receive updated schedules when they check-in for their Orientation session.

Day 1 (June 18th / June 24th )

Event Time Location
Arrival & Check-In (A-L):
Students with last names from A-L and their registered parent(s)/guardian(s)
7:30 - 8 a.m. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Arrival & Check-In (M-Z):
Students with last names from M-Z and their registered parent(s)/guardian(s)
8 - 8:45 a.m. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Unity in Community Breakfast
All first-generation, undocumented, DACA, multicultural students, and students of color and their parent/guardian attendees are invited to attend a breakfast during which University staff will provide an overview of the Orientation schedule and next steps in the on-boarding process.
8 - 9 a.m. Langguth Classroom
Breakfast 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Barone Campus Center, The Tully
Parent/Guardian Hospitality Lounge
Parents and Guardians are welcome to enjoy the hospitality lounge when their schedule permits; come here to relax, enjoy some refreshments, check your email, recharge your devices, and socialize with campus partners and other parents/guardians.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
University Welcome
Students and parent/guardians will be welcomed to Fairfield University by President Mark R. Nemec, PhD and introduced to the New Student Leader Team.
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Academic Planning Overview
Families have the opportunity to learn about the academic components of Orientation and will be introduced to the academic expectations at Fairfield University. Topics of discussion include academic advising and planning, academic support services, and resources and first-year transition and support.
10 - 10:45 a.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Academic Planning by Colleges and Schools
Families will join the deans from Fairfield’s undergraduate programs to learn about curriculum requirements and policies relating to their student’s academic interests. How families can serve as partners in their student’s education while empowering them to make their own decisions will also be discussed.
11 - 11:45 a.m. College of Arts & Sciences – Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Dolan School of Business – Gonzaga Auditorium
School of Engineering – Barone Campus Center, Dogwoods Room
Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies – Center for Nursing and Health Studies, Rooms 103/10
Lunch 12 - 1 p.m. Barone Campus Center, The Tully
"The Fairfield Experience"
Why is the "Fairfield Experience" unlike any other? During this session you will learn about what it means to be Jesuit-educated and how all aspects of a student’s experience is centered around the holistic development of the mind, body, and soul, modeled after the Jesuit value of "cura personalis" - educating the whole person.
1 - 1:45 p.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Students and their parent/guardian attendees will attend these sessions together. Parents/guardians should see their name bagdes for their student's orientation group number.
Orientation Groups 1-30: Financial Planning
From tuition payments to financial aid, this session will inform students and parent/guardian attendees about how to finance and plan for their four years at Fairfield. Orientation Groups 31-50: Step Up Stags
Fairfield University expects Stags to help each other as they maneuver through the challenges of college life. Learn about the importance of "Stepping Up" for each other.
2 - 2:45 p.m. Financial Planning- Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Step Up Stags- Gonzaga Auditorium
Break
Coffee/tea and light snacks are provided. Campus offices will be open until 4:30 p.m.
3 - 3:45 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level and Parent/Guardian Hospitality Lounge
Student Life Forum
Karen Donoghue, vice president for Student Life, will be joined by various Student Life administrators to answer families’ questions about resources and enrichment opportunities for students in this interactive session.
4 - 4:45 p.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Fairfield Community Gathering
Relax and unwind after a busy day with the Fairfield University community. Meet our President, Jesuits, faculty, administrators, and staff from various areas of the University, as well as other parents/guardians of the Class of 2023, including alumni, all while enjoying some delicious appetizers, cold beverages, and coffee!
Representatives from Residence Life, Academic Support and Retention, Information Technology Services, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Admissions, and many other departments are ready to greet you and answer any questions. In addition, campus representatives who directly support first-generation college students, multicultural students, students of color, international students, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities, will be in attendance.
6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center

Day 2 (June 19th / June 25th)

Event Time Location
Parent/Guardian Hospitality Lounge
Parents and Guardians are welcome to enjoy the hospitality lounge when their schedule permits; come here to relax, enjoy some refreshments, check your email, recharge your devices, and socialize with campus partners and other parents/guardians.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
Room Key & Swipe Card Check-out
Please double-check with your student that they returned their key and swipe card to the key table on the ground floor of your student’s residence hall or the Barone Campus Center Information Desk. All keys and swipe cards must be received before you leave campus today.
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residence Hall check-out table or Barone Campus Center Information Desk
Student Athlete Breakfast- Invite Only
Recruited student athletes and their parents/guardians will meet with the Athletics administrative staff to learn more about what it means to be a Division I athlete at Fairfield.
8 - 9 a.m. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, Presentation Room
Parent/Guardian Breakfast
Parent/Guardian(s) are welcome to grab breakfast during this time and proceed to the 9:15 a.m. sessions.
8 - 9 a.m. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Students and their parent/guardian attendees will attend these sessions together. Parents/guardians should see their name bagdes for their student's orientation group number.
Orientation Groups 1-30: Step Up Stags
Fairfield University expects Stags to help each other as they maneuver through the challenges of college life. Learn about the importance of “Stepping Up” for each other. Orientation Groups 31-50: Financial Planning
From tuition payments to financial aid, this session will inform students and parent/guardian attendees about how to finance and plan for their four years at Fairfield.
9:15 - 10 a.m. Step Up Stags- Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Financial Planning- Gonzaga Auditorium
Parent/Guardian Small Group Chat Time
Families can meet with Fairfield professional staff members and New Student Leaders. This is an opportunity to ask any follow-up questions.
10:15 -11 a.m. See personal name badge for assigned small group chat room
Tips for a Smooth and Healthy Transition
The transition from high school to college isn’t always the easiest—for students and their families alike! Join Dr. Susan Birge, associate vice president for Student Life, and Pejay Lucky, associate director of Residence Life, for a discussion on how parents/guardians can be supportive partners as their students take the wheel as the drivers on their Fairfield journey.
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Infopalooza
This is an opportunity to find out more about life at Fairfield University, find a local bank, inquire about academics, and answer specific questions that you haven’t yet asked. Representatives from the Study Abroad Office, Residence Life, Campus Ministry, and many other University departments will be there to connect.
12 - 1 p.m. Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex, Field House
Residence Hall Show Rooms
See a typical Residence Hall room. Residence Life staff will be present to answer questions.
12 - 1 p.m. Residence Halls
Lunch on the Town
Feel free to use the Lunch on the Town voucher, which is located in your packet. New Student Leaders will be available to answer any questions.
  In Town

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