Summer Scholars Program - 2012 Information

schols_st_dining_hallMove In Day is Sunday, July 7 from 4-6 p.m. Please go to 70 McCormick Road, where all Summer Scholars will live for the duration of the program. It is #35 on the campus map. Upon arrival you will receive a StagCard ID, which you can use to gain access to your dorm room, the Rec Plex, and the library. If your child needs transportation to and from the airport, please follow this link to arrange for service through Fairfield University.

Don't forget to check out our list of things to pack!

Classes: You have already received your Fairfield Student ID#, Course Syllabus and assigned Pre-Work from Dr. Perkus via email. Please read all course materials carefully in order to identify what work you need to complete prior to arriving on campus. You should also proceed to purchase books and course materials immediately.

In several of the courses, the pre-course work can only be completed though a course management system (either Blackboard or Mentor). To access your online coursework you will need to convert your Student ID# into a NetID and password. To create your NetID please follow these directions. One you have your NetID, please access everything your will need, including student email, access to Blackboard and Mentor, through the University Portal:

If you do not have your student ID and/or course syllabus/prework, please contact Sandy Richardson at (203) 254-4000 x2911 and make sure to reference the Summer Scholars program. Or e-mail us at To purchase books and materials please visit: Or visit our store in downtown Fairfield at 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn. 06824.

Activities: Check out the updated list of Schedule of Events and Activities. The Academic co-curricular activities are required for all Summer Scholars residents while many of the Residence Life events are optional. You will be able to sign up for the activities that you wish to participate in. Please note that open times have been scheduled so that you have plenty of time to study and prepare for your class.


Your academic advisor is Dawn DeBiase, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Dawn DeBiase received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in 1991. She earned a Masters in Clinical Social Work at Boston College in 1996, and she was a practicing social worker in the Boston area for several years prior to her arrival at Fairfield University in 2004 as Assistant Dean of Freshmen. In 2008, she joined the College of Arts and Sciences as Assistant Dean. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member in Fairfield University's graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an avid Patriots fan, and she looks forward to supporting her team on the road to winning their 4th Superbowl in February, 2014!


Your Residence Life contact is Kate Bouzan, Area Coordinator of Residence Life
Kate Bouzan received her B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University in 2010 and M.S. in College Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida in May 2013. She has been a member of the Office of Residence Life at Fairfield first as a student Resident Assistant, then as a Summer Intern last summer and in January began her fulltime role as Area Coordinator. Outside of the academic setting, Kate loves to Zumba and relaxes with a good book or movie.


Kristen Kobylenski, Assistant Director of Exploratory Academic Advising
Kristen Kobylenski received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Joseph College, West Hartford Connecticut, in 2009. She earned her Masters of Science in Counselor of Education with a focus on Student Development in Higher Education at Central Connecticut State University in 2011. Before joining the Fairfield University family she worked as the Assistant Director of Student Life at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. In September of 2012 she joined the Fairfield University family where she advises and assists students who have an undecided major and are in transition. She lives by two mottos: “Everything Happens for a Reason” and “Dance like Nobody’s Watching.” She looks forward to meeting you all this summer.