Opening & Closing Information

Opening & Closing Dates Information

EARLY ARRIVAL INFORMATION FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Students Eligible For Early Arrival Housing 

In an effort to organize requests submitted by students, the early arrival requests procedures have been developed to ensure that students, parents, and the University community are aware of the requirements for students with a need to arrive on campus prior to the opening date of the academic year.

Students who are granted early arrival status are:

  • Students who have a need to be on campus prior to Opening may include those participating in athletic training, arriving early due to long distance flights, involved in University-sponsored leadership activities, or working for certain University offices. However other students requesting to arrive early on campus should follow the same procedure below.
  • Early Arrival Request Forms must be submitted on or prior to August 28, 2017.
  • Students are required to pay $75.00 per night.
  • Requests received after the August 28th deadline will not be approved without an agreement to pay the late arrival request fee of $125.00 per night.  
  • Students who wish to gain approval except for athletes, student leaders, and approved clubs must pay before they arrive on campus by the student or department if the request is accepted and approved.

All fees should be paid online before any student can pick up their keys using  https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ However, written approval must be granted before any students arrive on campus.

Click here to complete request for all Housing Extension: https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/

Click here to submit housing extension payment: Submit Payment

 

FALL 2017 IMPORTANT CLOSING INFORMATION

Columbus Day/Fall Break

  • Housing at Fairfield University does not close for the Columbus Day/Fall Break.

Thanksgiving Closing

  • Residence Halls close for the Thanksgiving Break at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. All residents are required to leave their rooms/apartments/townhouses by Tuesday, November 22nd by 6pm. 
  • All halls will re-open on Sunday, November 27, 2017 at noon. 
  • No student without specific permission from the Office of Residence Life is approved to stay after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 or return before.
  • The Office of Residence Life Staff will be conducting Health and Safety Inspections after 6pm to ensure proper check-out. Failure to do so will incur an improper check-out charge.
  • Students aplying for a housing extension must complete the following https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ and pay a $75.00 fee per night.  All requests must be submitted by Friday, November 17, 2017. Any request made after November 18th, the fee for all late stays will be $125.00 per night.
  • Students with 6:00pm classes are allowed to stay until 10:00pm.

Winter Break Closing

  • Residence Halls close for the Winter Break at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. All residents are required to leave their rooms/apartments/townhouses 24 hours after their last final or by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, whichever comes first.
  • Students Studying Abroad for Spring 2018, changing their housing assignment, transferring or graduating seniors must check-out by 6pm on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
  • All residents moving or leaving the University are required to return their room key to the Office of Residence Life, BCC 096, or their building's staff office. Failure to do so will incur a lock change of $50.00 for traditional halls and $100 for townhouses. Improper check-out for all students is $50.00.
  • The Office of Residence Life Staff will be conducting Health and Safety Inspections after 6pm to ensure proper check-out. Failure to do so will incur an improper check-out charge.
  • Students aplying for housing extension must complete the following https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ and pay a $75.00 fee per night.  All requests must be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2017. Any request made after December 17, 2017, the fee for all late stays will be $125.00 per night.

  • Students with 6:00pm classes are allowed to stay until 10:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

 

SPRING 2018 IMPORTANT CLOSING INFORMATION

Spring Break Closing

  • Residence Halls close for the Spring Break at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018. All residents are required to leave their rooms/apartments/townhouses by Friday, March 9, 2018, by 6pm. 
  • All halls will re-open on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at noon. 
  • No student without specific permission from the Office of Residence Life is approved to stay after 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 or return before.
  • The Office of Residence Life Staff will be conducting Health and Safety Inspections after 6pm to ensure proper check-out. Failure to do so will incur an improper check-out charge.
  • Students aplying for a housing extension must complete the following https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ and pay at $75.00 fee per night.  All requests must be submitted by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Any request after March 7, 2017, the fee for all late stays will be $125.00 per night.
  • Students with 6:00pm classes are allowed to stay until 10:00pm.

Easter Break

  • Housing at Fairfield University does not close for the Easter Break. 

End of Year Closing

  • Residence Halls close for the summer at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018. All residents are required to check out 24 hours after their last final or by 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018, whichever comes first.
  • Graduating seniors must check-out by noon on Monday, May 20, 2018.
  • All residents, except those living in the Townhouses, are required to check out with a Residence Life staff member and should sign-up for their check-out time on the electronic sign-up sheet that will be sent to them by their Area Coordinator. Students are asked to sign-up early to secure their time slots and avoid waiting on move-out day.
  • All residents, except those living in the Townhouses, are required to check out with a Residence Life staff member. Failure to do so will incur an improper check-out charge.
  • Students aplying for housing extension must complete the following https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ and pay at $75.00 fee per night.  All requests must be submitted by May 8, 2018. Any request after May 8, 2018 the fee for all late stays will be $125.00 per night.
  • Students with 6:00pm classes are allowed to stay until 10:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Students Eligible for Housing Extensions after Residence Hall Closing

The Office of Residence Life housing extensions will be granted only to students who need temporary housing for University reasons or to those who need assistance with travel arrangements.

University-related reasons include:

  • Students with an academic reason to remain on campus after the closing date.
  • Students with athletic commitments.
  • Students with on-campus work responsibilities for certain departments.
  • International Students
  • Students who need assistance due to long distance ( this means student will need to travel via plane).

Students who formally request a housing extension by completing the online request form, may take advantage of this housing service.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR HOUSING EXTENSION:  

  • Go to the following link and log into My.fairfield and complete the form.
  • Payment: $75 per night. Any request after the deadline will incur an additonal $50.00 fee.
  • Students who complete this form will receive an email to pay once the request has been approved.
  • In the event a student submits a request beyond the published deadline date, the student will be responsible to pay an extra $50.00 to remain on-campus.
  • Students who are staying due to athletics commitment will not incur any charges.
  • Students who are staying late due to academic commitments may not incur any charges.

Closing Dates

  • Thanksgiving closing: Housing Extension forms should be completed no later than Friday, November 17, 2017. Exceptions made after Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. will be subject to a $50.00 late fee per night in addition to the $75.00 nightly fee.
  • Winter Break: Housing Extension forms for winter break should be completed no later than Friday, December 15, 2016 by 4:30pm. Exceptions made after Friday, December 15, 2017 will be subject to an additional $50.00  late fee per night in addition to the $75.00 nightly fee.
  • Spring Break: Housing Extension forms for Spring Break should be completed by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by 4:30pm. Housing Exceptions made after Wednesday, March 7, 2018 will be subject to an additional $50.00  late fee per night in addition to the $75.00 nightly fee 
  • End-of-Spring Semester Closing:  Housing Extension for end of year closing should be completed no later than Monday, May 8, 2018. Exceptions made after May 8, 2018 will be subjected to an additional $50.00  late fee per night in addition to the $75.00 nightly fee.
  • All students requesting housing extension must complete the following request using the following link https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/.
  • The Residence Halls will close at 10:00pm to accommodate all 6:00pm classes.

 

Early Arrival Payment Information

All fees should be paid online before any student can pick up their keys using https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ However, written approval must be granted before any students arrive on campus.

Click here to complete request for all Housing Extension: https://breakhousing.fairfield.edu/ 

Click here to submit housing extension payment: Submit Payment

 

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