Parents/Guardians Checklist

Parents/Guardians Checklist

Parents/Guardians, your student has several action items to accomplish within their own online checklist system. The action items are also listed in the action item section of the First-Year Student Guide.

However, there are specific action items that they may need your help with and/or for you to complete on your own. Please note all of the following action items are part of their online First-Year Student Checklist. If you decide to complete an item below, please ensure that your student has not already done it.


Parent/Guardian Orientation Registration

Parents/Guardians:  Parents/Guardians may register here

Attendance is optional and highly encouraged. There is a $100 fee per parent/guardian. Don't forget to book a hotel for your overnight stay.


Parent/Guardian Information Form (Due as soon as possible)

Welcome to the Fairfield University family! 

How to complete:

Please fill out the Parent/Guardian Information Form to provide us with complete contact information for important updates and significant events at the university.  We will send you the University's weekly e-newsletter and communicate with you throughout your student’s time at Fairfield.  For any questions, please contact our Parents Program Office at parents@fairfield.edu


Accessibility: Complete a New Student Intake Form (optional)

(Due as soon as possible)

Fairfield University is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of its services, programs, and activities in an accessible setting. Furthermore, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Connecticut state laws, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students to reduce the impact of disabilities on academic functioning or upon other major life activities. A student with a disability or temporary impairment who wishes to be considered for reasonable academic or campus life accommodations at Fairfield University must identify them self to Accessibility in the Academic & Career Development Center. Detailed information regarding consideration for reasonable accommodations at Fairfield University can be obtained at fairfield.edu/accessibility or by contacting the Academic & Career Development Center at 203-254-4081 or acdc@fairfield.edu.

How to complete: Access the Student Intake form via fairfield.edu/accessibility/prospective-students-and-parents/. The form along with supporting documentation, must be e-mailed to acdc@fairfield.edu or sent to the: Academic & Career Development Center Fairfield University (Kelley Center West) 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT 06824-5195


Proxy Access for Financial Aid and Bursar Information (optional)  (June 1)

Students often rely on the support of parents and others to assist them with financing their education at Fairfield University.  In order to ensure that financial aid and billing information is discussed with approved persons per FERPA regulations, students will need to give permission to the Financial Aid and Bursar Offices to speak with designated persons.  This permission is granted through the Proxy Access process.    

How to complete:  Have your student complete this action item Via the First-Year Student Checklist


Immunization/Student Medical Report Form (Due June 4, 2018)

Students are required to submit a confidential health history and to document proof of immunizations which are required by Connecticut State law. Mandated immunization requirements are strictly enforced. Students may not move into a residence hall or begin classes until all immunization requirements are met.

The Student Health Center strongly recommends a pre-college physical exam. However, the Student Health Center requests that all students submit their health history and proof of immunizations (documented on the Student Medical Report Form) by June 6. Students may mail in their physical exam documentation at a later date if necessary.

How to complete:

  • Go to the website www.fairfield.edu/immunization
  • Carefully review the list of required immunizations (Connecticut requirements may be different than requirements in your home state)
  • Download and print the “Undergraduate Medical Report Form”
  • Students should complete the health history part and the tuberculosis screening questions (Part I)
  • Present this form to your physician. Ask your physician to document your immunization history on this form. Additionally, your physician needs to review your TB screening questions. Students at high risk for tuberculosis will need to be tested (as outlined in the form).
  • Upload, mail or fax your completed form to the Student Health Center by June 6
  • (Go to www.fairfield.edu/immunization for more information on returning your form).

Financing College Expenses:  Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment (Fall semester enrollment due August 1, 2018, optional)

For full-time undergraduate students, the University offers the option to pay for the semester on a monthly basis via a payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). This semester-based plan allows you to spread the semester balance due over a 5 month period.

For additional information, please visit the payment plans webpage.


Health Insurance Waiver (Due August 1, 2018)

Domestic (Non-International) Undergraduate Students: 

Fairfield University requires that all full-time domestic undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy.  Under Fairfield University's "hard waiver" program, full time undergraduate domestic students are automatically enrolled (and billed), each July, in its sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A charge for this policy appears on the domestic student's tuition bill. However, if the domestic student has access to comparable or better health insurance through other means (e.g. parents' coverage), and does not wish to be enrolled in the University sponsored plan, the domestic student must complete an on-line waiver to provide proof of coverage. Students completing the waiver to decline the university sponsored plan will receive a full credit on their tuition bill.         

How to complete:

Domestic Students Only:
The waiver will be made available online in early June.
To waive health insurance coverage for the 2017-18 academic year, with your health insurance card available: 

  • Have your student log onto my.fairfield.edu (student Net ID and password required)
  • Enter "health" in the search tool
  • Click on the "Student Health Insurance Waiver" icon
  • Complete the form
  • Be sure to click on the "submit" button on the bottom of the screen

International Students:
Fairfield University requires all full-time undergraduate and graduate international students to purchase the University sponsored health insurance policy. The University enrolls each international student in its sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A charge for this policy appears on the student's tuition bill.   International (VISA holding students) are enrolled on a mandatory basis and cannot waive coverage. 

To View the Policy Details:  go to www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield.   Information on the Fairfield University sponsored health insurance policy for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in May.  Domestic students coming from other geographic areas that carry HMO or network-based coverage are strongly encouraged to purchase the Fairfield University sponsored plan.         

Questions?  Contact Gallagher Student at (800) 397-2874 or visit their website at www.gallagherstudent.com/Fairfield.

Once your bill is available on the Bursar page (in early July), you will be able to verify that the waiver has been successful:

  • Log on to my.Fairfield.edu
  • Search “Bursar”
  • Select “Online Billing and Payment – Student”
  • Log in with your Net ID and password
  • Select “View Current Activity, Fall 2017”

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