Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from other countries as well as new faculty join the Fairfield University family. Through the Adopt-a-Stag program, friends of the University help welcome these students and faculty ("Stags") into the Fairfield community.
Once a month, the sponsor and "Stag" participant get together for dinner, a movie, watching sports on TV - whatever works well for both parties and helps new international students or faculty get to know Fairfield.
Who can sponsor?
Greg Turner '05, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, with his sponsor family David, Kathleen '83, and John Griffin.
What are the benefits of being a sponsor?
What is expected of a sponsor?
Note: Sponsor families are not expected to support their Stag financially or to board them at their homes. For those interested, however, there may be opportunities to have your international student Stag stay with you during the holidays when the dorms are typically closed.
What activities can I do with my Stag?
There are lots of options; here are some examples:
What should we talk about?
Who can participate?
What is expected of a participant?
As a participant, what can you expect from the Adopt-a-Stag program?
To find out more, or to fill out an application to the Adopt-a-Stag program, please complete the below application and e-mail them directly to Dorothea Brennan M.A.'81, who will coordinate matches and answer any questions.
Applications will be matched by our Alumni Association and University administrators. While we cannot guarantee that there will be an appropriate match for everyone, we will do our best to include everyone who is interested. Thank you!