Reunion 2016

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Get ready for your Reunion!

Mark your calendars for Reunion Weekend 2016 on June 10-12.
Come back to campus to reconnect with your classmates and Fairfield!

Classes celebrating a reunion in 2016 are the Golden Stags (classes of 1951 - 1965),
1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011! Regardless of class
 year, everyone is invited back to campus to celebrate Reunion. 

Reunion Registration

Registration* for on-campus housing and events will begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Noon ET.  Information about housing options will be posted soon.

Talk to your roommates and start making your travel plans!

*In order to register for Reunion, you'll need to be a registered user of the Online Community. Sign up or log in today and be sure we have your updated contact information on file so you don't miss any of the official Reunion Weekend information!  If you're not yet a member, you'll need your Fairfield ID to register. Simply e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations or call us at (203) 254-4280. 

Reunion Weekend 2016 Schedule

Reunion Weekend 2016

(as of January 2016)

Reunion Weekend is the perfect time to return to campus to reunite, reminisce, and celebrate your Fairfield years with your classmates.

We look forward to seeing you back on campus on June 10-12, 2016!

Please note all events, time and locations are subject to change - be sure to check back for updates!!

Friday, June 10

4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Barone Campus Center, Information Desk
Check in and pick up your nametags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules.

9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Class of 2011
The Levee, Fairfield University

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 2006
The Crafty Monk, Black Rock

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 2001
The Crafty Monk, Black Rock

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1996
Brennan's Shebeen, Black Rock
Owned by Mike Brennan '96

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1991
The Seagrape, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1986
Crave, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1981
Anna Liffey's, Fairfield

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1976
Old Post Tavern, Fairfield

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Class of 1971
SBC Brewery & Restaurant, Southport

Saturday, June 11

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Barone Campus Center, Information Desk
Check in and pick up your nametags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules. (Registration will close briefly from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. to shift to evening locations.)

10 a.m.  What's New at Fairfield
Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Center
Did you notice the new buildings on campus and ongoing construction?  Enjoy a cup of coffee, continental breakfast and learn more about "What's NEW at Fairfield" and what's to come.  Join Father Allen's walking tour of campus immediately following the conversation.

10 a.m. Fun Run (or Walk!) 
Lessing Field
A Reunion tradition! Put on your running shoes for the two-mile Fun Run (or walk) around campus.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Deans Mimosa Reception
Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Enjoy a mimosa and light reception while mingling and reconnecting with faculty and Deans.

10:30 a.m. Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Barone Campus Center 200

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Athletics Mimosa Reception and Open House 
Rafferty Stadium
Stop by Rafferty Stadium for a mimosa or Bloody Mary and your chance to chat with Varsity Coaches and Athletic Director Gene Doris.

11 a.m. Campus tour with Rev. Charles Allen, S.J., University Chaplain & Special Assistant to the President
Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Center
Father Allen will lead a leisurely and informative tour of campus - past, present, and future.  Visit the new Rafferty Stadium, learn about the RecPlex renovations and tour the new campus dorms.

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reunion "Taste of Fairfield" Food Fair
Barone Campus Center Green
Enjoy sample menus from some of Connecticut's great restaurants and food trucks! Your picnic registration includes two Taste of Fairfield tickets, unlimited refreshments, unlimited access to the Stags Beerfest and entertainment for the kids - complete with an ice cream truck owned by Patrick Cole '95! 

Noon - 3 p.m. Stags Beerfest
Barone Campus Center Green 
Stop by the Stag Beer Fest and pick up your souvenir beer mug. Enjoy varieties of beer craft and domestic beer including three alumni owned breweries including Black Hog Brewery owned by Mike Egmont ’95 and Tom Sobocinski ’14, Cisco Brewery, owned by Jason Harman ’96 and Yonkers Brewing Company, owned by Nick Califano ’06. 

Noon - 3 p.m. Kidzone 
Barone Campus Center Green
Drop in for children's activities. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Noon - 5 p.m. Bellarmine Museum Open House
Bellarmine Museum of Art
Tour the Bellarmine Museum of Art.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bellarmine Museum Family Day Activities
Bellarmine Museum of Art
Fun for the whole family!

5 p.m. Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
If you will be attending Reunion Weekend with your spouse, take time to reaffirm your love for one another during the Blessing of the Vows Ceremony with Alumni Chaplain, Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. All are invited to stay for the Reunion Weekend Mass immediately following.

5:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. will celebrate Reunion Weekend Mass and Alumni Chaplain, Rev. Charles Allen, S.J., will concelebrate, honoring all Reunion year alumni and remembering classmates that have passed on.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-In  
Bellarmine Hall
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, and housing keys.

Due to limited seating, Saturday evening events require advance reservations. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission. These events are adults ONLY.

6:30 p.m. Class of 1991 Champagne Toast and Class Photo
DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Stairs (Rain or Shine)
Celebrate your 25th Reunion milestone with a champagne toast and commemorative class photo.

6:30 p.m. Golden Stags Dinner (Classes of 1951 - 1965)
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
Join your classmates and fellow Golden Stags for dinner.

6:30 p.m. - Midnight Classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011: Reunion Dinner Dance
Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)
Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, then dance the night away! Modestly-priced cash bars and complimentary soft drinks will be available throughout the evening.

Sunday, June 12

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Continental Breakfast, Check-out and Key Return
Barone Campus Center, Lower Level
Relax and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and continental breakfast. Take advantage of our express check-out! Key envelopes will be available in your rooms so that you can deposit keys in the Express Check-out boxes located in each housing facility. You can also return your keys to one of the housing desks located in the residence hall lobbies or at the continental breakfast in the Barone Campus Center, Lower Level or Information Desk. Please be considerate and return your keys.

Check-out is 12 p.m. Noon!

9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Frequently Asked Questions

Event Specific Questions:

How long is the Fun Run and can all ages participate? 
The Annual Fun Run/Walk around campus has become a Reunion tradition! This 2+ mile course takes you around the campus to kick off our Reunion Weekend. Children are welcome to participate. Please note our Fun Run does take place rain or shine. 

I wish to attend Mass at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Reunion - what are the times?
A special Reunion Weekend Mass, celebrated by President Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola on Saturday afternoon. Additionally, regularly scheduled Sunday Mass will take place in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. 

Do I need to pick-up tickets prior to Friday night's receptions? 
No. Tickets are not required for Friday night receptions. Your name will be on a list at the door.

Can I reserve a table of my friends for the Saturday Night Dinner Parties?
There is no assigned or reserved seating for these events. Tables in the Tent on Bellarmine Lawn are in class sections and consist of 10 seats per table. The Dolan School of Business tables are by class year and consist of 8-10 seats per table.

What is the Reunion Weekend Dress Code?
Friday Night Reception: Casual (unless otherwise stated) These are adults only events.

Saturday Day Activities: Casual weather-related attire (please note, much of Saturday programming is held outside rain or shine). Families with children welcome.

Evening Cocktail Receptions & Dinner Dances: Springtime evening cocktail/"summer wedding" attire is recommended. For the ladies celebrating on Bellarmine Lawn, we also recommend a sweater or wrap and moderate heels or flats. These are adult only events.

Can my roommate pick-up my registration materials if arriving on campus before me?
For security purposes, and to ensure that you receive all of your materials, we require each alumnus to pick-up their own registration packet and room-keys upon arrival. If extenuating circumstances arise, you may call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 prior to your arrival to arrange a separate pick-up. 

Can I request a special meal at dinner (i.e, gluten free, vegetarian, etc.)?
Special accommodations can be made for dietary requirements, allergies, etc. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 and/or indicate your needs on your registration form. 

Campus Housing Questions:

On-campus housing capacity is limited by building by class and assigned on a first come first served basis.  Housing has been know to sell out, hotel accommodations can be found here.

How is campus housing assigned? 
On-campus housing is assigned on a class seniority basis. Due to ongoing housing renovations and campus construction housing is subject to change at any time. We will notify you if any changes do occur to housing after registration. Our anticipated style housing is as follows:

Golden Stags
Suite Style Residence Halls (Faber Hall, Kostka Hall, Claver Hall)

 

Classes of 1971-2001
Suite Style Residence Halls (Kostka Hall, Claver Hall)

 

Class of 2011 & 2006
Traditional Residence Halls (Regis Hall, Jogues Hall)



I'm not planning on attending the evening activities on campus, can I still stay overnight?
Housing is extremely limited and is only available for alumni and guests attending/pre-registered for the events on campus on Friday and Saturday evening. Room-only reservations will NOT be accepted.

Where can I get my keys?: 
If you are staying on campus Friday night, you will need to check-in on campus prior to the close of Registration to pick-up your room key(s). Registration will re-open on Saturday morning for all staying on campus that evening. 

Can I pick my roommate(s)?
Yes. You may indicate your roommate request(s) on your registration form. Each roommate must request the other to be placed together. For parties whose roommate requests exceed the accommodations of their rooms (i.e., 3 requests for 2-bed room), we will do our best to house you near each other but this is not a guarantee. Many alumni attend reunion without a spouse or a guest. Please plan ahead to find a roommate or if necessary, one will be assigned to you. Spots in rooms cannot be held for roommates who have not yet registered. 

What should I bring with me to stay on campus?
When packing to stay on campus, please remember that campus housing contains only the basics. Linens, towels, blankets, and pillows will be provided. You may want to bring along alarm clocks, hangers, extra blankets, and extra towels. 

What types of housing is there? Are there private rooms, joint bathrooms, etc.?
Housing accommodations vary on the building. Faber Hall houses 2 roommates per room with a private bathroom. Kostka and Claver Halls are suite-style living with two, 2-person rooms joined by a semi-private bathroom. Regis and Jogues Halls accommodates 2 roommates per room with a shared bathroom on each floor for men and women. For detailed information on Reunion Residence Halls click here and select the appropriate residence hall name. 

Are there blocks of rooms reserved if I wish to stay at a local hotel?
Yes. Please see below!

Host Hotel

The Fairfield Circle Inn
417 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
(203) 255-0491
$109 per night
fairfieldcircleinn.com
Reference: Alumni2016
1.3 miles from campus

Hotel Hi-Ho
4180 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
(475) 888-9100
$109 per night
Hotelhiho.com
Reference: Alumni2016
3.7 miles from campus

Click here for additional area hotel options.

General Reunion Weekend Questions:

Registration: How-to, Deadlines, & Costs
Registration for Reunion Weekend 2016 will open in March through the Fairfield University Alumni Online Community. Become a member by visiting www.fairfield.edu/alumnicommunity. You'll need your Unique ID number to complete the process. You can find it on the mailing label on your Reunion invitation or by e-mailing communityhelp@fairfield.edu

Walk-in registrations can be accommodated on a first-come/first-served basis. Please note that on-campus housing, Friday class receptions and Saturday evening dinner dances have been known to sell-out. Please plan to register in advance.

May 18 is the deadline for exclusive Reunion Weekend 2016 T-Shirts! T-shirts will not be available for purchase at Reunion, so be sure to purchase one when you register for the weekend.

Costs of Reunion activities are still being determined and will be posted once finalized. Reunion Weekend is not a fundraiser for the University. We do make an effort to contain costs as much as possible to accommodate all budgets without compromising the activities that we offer. 

Confirmation and Tickets
No tickets are mailed. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through e-mail. Tickets and registration packets must be picked up on campus Friday and/or Saturday of Reunion under the name of the alum who registered. Registration Desk hours are listed on the Reunion Weekend Schedule and your invitation. 

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made for cancellations made by noon on May 26, 2016. We cannot accommodate refunds after this date.

Order Modifications
Modifications to your Reunion Registration can be made by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.

Children
Children and grandchildren are welcome at the picnic and daytime activities. Please be sure to include children’s names in your registration. Children are not permitted at the Friday class receptions and Saturday evening dinner parties. Due to limited space, we regret that we are unable to provide overnight on-campus accommodations for children.

On-campus Ammenitites
Due to renovations of the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex, all facilities including locker rooms and the pool are unavailable.

Smoking and Drug Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and under the tents. Illegal substances are prohibited on campus. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be dealt appropriately with by the Department of Public Safety and the Fairfield Police Department.

Special Needs
Dietary requirements, food allergies, and/or accessible parking or housing for the physically challenged can be arranged with advance notice. Please call us with any special needs at (203) 254-4280.

For additional questions/concerns, please contact

Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: (203) 254-4280
Web: www.fairfield.edu/alumni
E-mail: alumni@fairfield.edu
Fax: (203) 254-4104.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maria Bolis, Director of Reunions
Phone: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2614
E-mail: mbolis@fairfield.edu 

2016 Reunion Committees

Get Involved!

If you're an undergraduate class ending in a "1" or a "6", you'll be celebrating your Reunion next spring! Consider being a part of your Reunion Class Committee to ensure you have a great turnout and participation in a class gift.  Committee members communicate directly with classmates to help us keep our information current and to encourage class gift support and attendance at Reunion.

Reunion Committee Opportunities

Bringing lots of classmates back to campus would not be possible without our dedicated Reunion Class Committees, a group of volunteers from each reunion class who encourage attendance at Reunion Weekend and Reunion Class Gift participation. Fairfield's staff members work closely with each committee to help alumni reconnect with each other and with Fairfield, and to help each committee reach its Reunion Class Gift goals.

  • Encourage classmates to come back for Reunion and participate in your class gift.
  • Assist with marketing and planning of your Friday Night Class Reception.
  • Help locate lost alumni and share address changes or e-mail addresses with your class manager as you learn of them.
  • Endorse letters, postcards, and emails to classmates encouraging Reunion attendance and class gift participation.
  • Personalize communication to classmates as much as possible.
  • Select classmates whom you would be willing to contact to encourage attendance and class gift participation.
  • Assist with class Facebook group, including the posting of photos of Fairfield days on the Reunion Facebook Page.
  • Contribute to the Annual Fund to the extent you are able.

To speak to your Reunion Committee Manager about this exciting opportunity, please call Patricia Perazzini 203-254-4000 x 2174 or email pperazzini@fairfield.edu.

Reunion-Year Missing Classmates

"Missing" Classmates

Contact information for the following Reunion Weekend alumni is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail alumni@fairfield.edu.

1971
John Campbell
Walter Cedar
James Condren
Mark English
David Johnson
Thomas Jones
Bruce Klastow
Timothy Maloney
George Mathias
William McCann
John Mirisola
Vincent Rohan

1976
Carolyn Chamberlain
Joanne D'Agostino
Glenwrick Elliott
Jane (Welsh) Glandor
Candice Hobe
Judith Misenti
Chai Pang
David Prout
Ingrid Reichenback
Herbert Rhaburn
Susan Strom
Bernadette (Wolfe) West
James Williams

1981
Maria (Balzano) Barnes
Kevin Barrasso
Lori (Dight) Blackmore
James Boak
Catherine Cech
Dolores Clark
Richard Cronau
Edward Ettorre
Mary Ann Flynn
Glen Hacker
Susan Hill
Richard Kramer
Marybeth Maffeo
Luthelia Moore
Larry Pfau
Kathleen (Stamas) Pratt
Anne Sloat
Joanne Thornton
Stephen Watson

1986
Catherine (Henwood) Eklund
Michael Heslin
Robert Leonard
Tereza Lima
Nancy (Hopping) Maier
Maria Marseglia
David Smith
Janice (Maves) Wright
Theodore Ximba

1991
Margaret (Smith) Benaka
Deborah (Pallas) Bernard
Kathleen Choi
Alan Couture
Pia (Vivona) Dobos
Timothy Gunning
Caroline James
Kim (Cremona) Kronen
Nancy MacDonald
Terrence O'Grady
Laura Pendergrass
Peter Petruzzi
Adriana Radwanski
Christine Rees
Charles Sahm
Stephanie Thornton
Gordon Treanor
Laura Williams

1996
Michelle (Vodrazka) Arseneau
Nicole Arzillo
Cathleen (O'Connor) Bauer
Marc Burillo
Daniel Cook
Christine Deangelis
Alyson Fins
Joseph Franger
Jeffrey Gagnon
Lisamarie Grasso
Laura Hastings
Gregory Hayes
Junghyun Huh
Michele Kozloski
Suzanne Louise
Daniel Martin
Andrea Michaud
Maria (Erzen) Oliveira
Armand Piscopo
Janet (Biondi) Sweeney
Chang-Kun Yoo

2001
Alexandra Arana
Michael Braiewa
Angie DeBerry
Toru Endo
Matthew Fratturelli
Frank Hemmock
Jacob Inthapannha
Renee Jacques
Peter Jakubowski
Michael Kalansky
Adriane Kilar
Matthew Krupa
Andrew Manning
Maria Mirtsopoulos
John Murphy
Brent Nowicki
Marina Obarrio
Nicholas Ouimet
Alfonso Pineres
Felipe Polanco
Jennifer Roselle-Guevara
Aimee Stewart

2006
Collin Cavanaugh
Matthew Conway
Katherine D'Emic
Brian Douglas
Dominique Frio
Katie Giusti
Jenna Gratton
Sean Greaney
Lindsey Lewis Kosinski
Kathleen Lange
Katherine McCall
Thomas Meehan
Frank Panella
Veronica Tarasco
Steven Tyburski
Daniel Williamson

2011
Kevin Ashe
Daniel Basone
Brianna Camera
Danielle DeLucia
Warren Edney
Jean-Guillaume Fauchet
Shane Finnegan
Stephen Golmont
Douglas Kuring
Adam LaVorgna
Shawne Lomauro
Allison McManus
Keryn Mello
Jennifer Merinder
John Nolan
Elena Paglieri
Joanna Patalano
Ellyse Quitadamo
Connor Ryan
Lauren Spatz
Anne-Marie Van der Herten

Reunion-Year Deceased Classmates

Deceased Classmates*

Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May these and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

1971
J. Barletta
John Brennan
David Caisse
David Closter
Eugene Critelli
Paul Cunningham
Richard Deffley
Stephen Forgiel
Joseph Gurciullo
Joseph Hunt
Sebastian Interlandi
Robert Johnson
Robert Keane
Robert Langdon
Peter Lennon
John Lynch
Theodore Lyons
William Lyons
Peter Macary
Phyllis (Smith) Machell
John Manning
Peter Martin
Charles McAuley
Kevin McAuliffe
Douglas Menagh
Stephen Misikonis
Edward Parniawski
John Peckos
Vincent Ray
Jeffrey Reinen
Jeffery Reinhard
John Renehan
Alan Ronnerman
James Schieferstein
Peter Schuessler
John Stadler
Gerald Tuite
James  Turner
Daniel Ullmann
Robert Vogel

1976
Kevin Adams
Katherine (Devery) Albert
Scott Bein
Diane Blanton
Fred Bouchard
Sueanne (DeRosa) Braceland
Marcella (Gereg) Brayton
Denis Carey
Barbara DeGroot
Pasquale DeMatteo
Mary DeVito
Joseph Emerson
Dennis Ferdon
James Frulla
Michael Frymus
Deborah (Becker) Haley
James Hannon
Patricia (Opper) Hannon
Stephen Hedgpeth
Thomas Hennessy
Thomas Kleinbard
Joan Kruschka
Charles Kuchar
Margaret Macary
Lisa (Visconti) Mahaney
Kathleen (Hanlon) McBain
Gail McBride
Charles McCullough
AnneMarie McEvoy
Anthony McGovern
Susan (Cartiglia) Milositz
Mark Mockalis
Joan (Garofan) Newman
Brian Pedersen
Mark Phillips
Stephen Russo
Louise (Citrone) Scharf
Richard Schmitz
James Shea
Lynn (Riley) Stanton
Robert Tyrell
James Weber

1981
Jennifer (Dean) Burke
Stephen Caron
Kathleen (Sheridan) Casey
Laura (Christen) Christen-Neufeld
Janis (Glica) Chuba
William Clutter
Frank Dominguez
Michael Donnelly
John Fitzpatrick
James Grifferty
Dianne (Roberts) Harding
Gayle (Grogan) Kirby
Brenda (Lockett) Knight
Richard Magro
Mark Nethercote
William Nyhan
Margaret Palladino
David Palmgren
Michael Pintek
John Ponte
Peter Romanowski
Regina (Rocco) Sudell
Cynthia (Doran) Whitney

1986
Avis (Gilbert) Bailey
Lori Cordato
Timothy Daley
Darlene (Hooke) Ferreira
Jeniann (DiPaola) Fisher
H. Joseph Heller
Lynn (Boland) Lillquist
Michael Lunden
Ann-Marie Lynch
Christopher Messina
Leonard Rosati
Paul VonBurg
Mark Wierzbicki

1991
Bozena (Kirejczyk) Abissi
Joseph Chiechi
Amy (Villoresi) Cooney
Denise Dougiello
Steven Hagis

1996
Yesheswini Anandan
Carol Brown
Eileen Blenn Fernous
Karen (McKnight) Guerrero
Benjamin Haymes
Mary (Olson) Kelly
Benjamin Ramos
James Reilly
Richard Slenker

2001
Troy Beaudoin
Michelle Belle-Isle
Kimberly Hart
Richard Kaczynski
William O'Brien
John Ur

2006
Michael Cholakian
Rae Stack

*As of February 2016

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