Shadow a Stag Program

The Shadow a Stag Program is designed to give you, the student, an opportunity to experience academic and student life at Fairfield University. While on campus, you will be paired with a current student who will take you to class, introduce you to members of the Fairfield community, show you his or her favorite on-campus locations, answer your questions and eat lunch with you in the Barone Dining Hall. By the end of the day, we hope that you will have a better understanding of what it means to be a student at Fairfield.

Students are invited to come to campus during the following date ranges (please follow the below link to the "Shadow a Stag Program Request Form" and allow us at least 2 weeks advance notice):

Fall 2015

Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 9
Thursday, October 15 through Friday, November 20

We do not offer visits on Wednesdays.

Those interested in the opportunity to observe a class in the School of Nursing should select either a Monday or Thursday.

Please bear in mind that not all classes will be available to observe due to quizzes, tests, presentations, number of seats available, and other limits that are set by the faculty. For this reason, we kindly ask for at least 2 weeks advance notice for all requests in order to communicate with our student hosts and faculty.

You have the option of choosing whether to shadow a current student in the morning or afternoon. The morning session runs from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The afternoon session runs from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. We will do our best to pair you with a student based on your academic interest.

Please fill out the Shadow a Stag Program Request Form

A confirmation will be sent prior to your scheduled visit. We understand that weather or other last minute emergencies may require you to cancel your Shadow a Stag visit. If this is the case, please notify us by e-mail as soon as possible. When rescheduling your visit, please resubmit the Shadow a Stag Program Request Form on our website. We will do our best, but cannot guarantee visits that are rescheduled on short notice.

If you have any questions at all regarding the Shadow a Stag Program please contact Paul Hovey.

If you would like to participate in a campus tour, information session, and/or interview while visiting Fairfield, please register at