Orientation Recap

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Orientation Recap

Fairfield University hosted two June Orientation sessions for the Class of 2023, with over 2200 in attendance! We were so happy to meet the families and students of the Class of 2023, and are excited about welcoming you to the Fairfield family this fall.

Below you will find highlights from key sessions, including presentation PowerPoints and recordings. You can also find the electronic versions of the First-Year Student Guide, Student Orientation Booklet, and Parent/Guardian Guide on this page. If you have any questions about the information reviewed during June Orientation or in these materials, please don't hesitate to contact the presenters directly or reach out to the Office of Student Engagement at orientation@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4053.


University Welcome

Students and parent/guardians were welcomed to Fairfield University by President Mark R. Nemec, PhD and introduced to the New Student Leader Team.

The Fairfield Experience - PowerPoint | Video
Why is the “Fairfield Experience” unlike any other? During this session you 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.

Academic Planning Overview - Video
Charles F. Dolan School of Business PowerPoint | College of Arts & Sciences PowerPoint | Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies PowerPoint | School of Engineering PowerPoint
Families had the opportunity to learn about the academic components of Orientation and were 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.

Student Life Forum - Video
Karen Donoghue, vice president for Student Life, was joined by various Student Life administrators to answer families’ questions about resources and enrichment opportunities for students in this interactive session.

Financial Planning - PowerPoint | Video
From tuition payments to financial aid, this session informs students and parent/guardian attendees about how to finance and plan for their four years at Fairfield.



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