Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Living

There’s a lot to be excited about in college, but at Fairfield we give you a whole new reason: proximity to the beach. The town of Fairfield’s coastal location means you can spend every morning before class running on the sand bar at low tide, or spend the evenings cook- ing out on your deck. Give back to the community by participating in a clean up day on the beach, or organize a quick study session with classmates in beach chairs. And do it all with time to spare for class.

And when you’re a senior, you may have the opportunity to live on the beach. Not near the beach, on it. Every year, around 400 seniors move into homes on the beach, close to campus. It’s just one of many unforgettable ways Fairfield turns an education into an experience, and an experience into an education. We encourage students to wait until they are released from campus by the Office of Residence Life until they sign a rental lease.

How to be a Good Neighbor

Eight Ways to be A Good Neighbor

  1. Introduce Yourself: Say hello, give neighbors your phone number and offer a welcoming gift (homemade cookies/flowers) 
  2. Consider your neighbors' lifestyles and recognize they will be different than yours.  For example, if they have young children, quiet evenings will be very important to them. 
  3. Be conscious of the proximity between your house and your neighbor’s house. Can they hear your conversation through your window?
  4. Be considerate when parking. Do not block your neighbor’s driveway or take their spot. Keep your guests’ cars only in your driveway.
  5. Alert your neighbor to parties. If you're planning a party, be sure to give your neighbors plenty of warning, letting them know when it's going to start and how long you expect it to last. Tell them to call you first if they are concerned with noise or your guests.
  6. Keep your yard clean. Pick up after yourself, guests, and pets. No one wants to live next to a messy neighbor. Put rubbish/garbage out on collection days.
  7.  Communicate with your neighbor. Touch base with your neighbors regularly and keep them in the loop. The more they know about you, the less likely they will have problems with your residence.
  8. Be nice! Offer neighbors help.  You can shovel their drive way, rake their leaves. It will only pay off in the long run!

Read the Office of the Dean of Students guidelines about Gatherings at the Beach (9/14)

Off-Campus Emergency Resources

Fairfield University utilizes an emergency notification system provided by Blackboard Connect, locally referred to as StagAlert, as one method to notify and relay information to students, faculty, and staff in the event of a significant emergency. Learn about StagAlert and how add your contact information.

Town of Fairfield Emergency Notification System

Sign up for Fairfield's new emergency notification system to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Visit the Town of Fairfield website for more information.

Off-Campus Crime Prevention Tips

  • Call 911 if you are in danger or if there is an emergency
  • Lock your doors, even if you are away for a short time
  • Be alert! Know your surroundings and be aware of who is in front of and behind you
  • Walk on highly travelled streets, and at night travel only in well-lit areas
  • Carry your keys in your hand to avoid fumbling with them
  • Keep personal property out of sight; avoid carrying purses whenever possible
  • Carry as little cash as possible
  • Report all suspicious activities and crimes
  • Don't leave drinks unattended or socialize with people you're not comfortable with
  • Be careful sharing personal information on the internet
  • Don’t take shortcuts through parking lots and woods if your are alone
  • Report suspicious behavior (i.e. someone looking into windows or parked cars; vehicles driving slowly and aimlessly around)
  • Don’t open your door to solicitors without properly issued licenses


Below is a listing of realtors in the Fairfield County area that may have periodic apartment availability.

William Raveis
2525 Post Road
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 255-6841

William Raveis
28 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-3264

Coldwell Banker
1700 Post Road #16
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 452-2211
(203) 254-7100

Century 21
2465 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-3353

SWCT Realty, LLC
P.O. Box 784
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 372-8185

Rental Websites
Below are websites that contain a variety of listings for housing availability in the Fairfield County area.

Newspaper Listings
Below are newspaper websites that contain a variety of listings for housing availability in the Fairfield County area.

Off-Campus Postings
The bulletin board located across from the ATM machine in the Barone Campus Center is available for landlords to post available rental units as well as postings by individuals in search of roommates.

Self-Storage Options

Property Listings
Below are listings arranged by distance from campus that may have availability at the point of search.

Within 5-15 miles of Fairfield University

Avalon Gates
100 Avalon Gates
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 372-1600

Fairfield Apartments
1062 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 333-4289

Sherwood Apartments
490 Sherwood Place
Stratford, CT
(203) 375-0653

111 Stratford
1867 Main Street
Stratford, CT
(855) 602-1196

Tricarico Student Rentals
466/468 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 231-4020

Within 15-30 miles of Fairfield University

Avalon Milford
1 Avalon Drive
Milford, CT 06460
(866) 372-8557

Avalon Orange
45 Prindle Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
(866) 372-8543

Avalon Haven
100 Avalon Haven Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
(866) 372-8541

Milford Beach Apartments
71 Joy Road #B
Milford, CT
(203) 876-7610

Flax Hill Apartments
204 Flax Hill Road
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 838-2728

Spinnaker Properties
60 Commerce Park
Milford, CT 06460
(866) 409-0344

Currently this web page is being maintained by the Office of Residence Life

Disclaimer: Fairfield University does not make any representation whatsoever regarding the housing or the agents listed on this site. The listings are to assist students in locating possible off-campus housing. Individuals are responsible for inspection of property and leasing terms, as Fairfield University has not conducted inspections of listings or landlords and is not endorsing any listings associated with this site. Fairfield University disclaims any responsibility for the condition of any premises, terms of any leases, treatment by landlord, or compliance with any local zoning ordinances, among other things.

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