Fairfield Volunteer Recruiters (FaVoR) is a group of Fairfield alumni, parents, and friends who volunteer their time at Admission events across the country. As the University continues to attract outstanding students from across the country, time limitations and travel conflicts do not always allow the Admission staff to reach all of these potential students.
FaVoR volunteers help by providing a personal perspective on the University and demonstrating the value of a Fairfield education. (See below for specific volunteer opportunities.) From interviews to regional receptions, the FaVoR program offers numerous ways to get involved and share your knowledge and experience with a prospective student in your community. Better yet, the program helps to keep you connected with your alma mater! Whatever activity you choose, training materials will be provided by the Office of Admission.
To become part of the FaVoR program, please complete the registration form and we will contact you. If you have questions, or would like further information regarding this program, contact:
Lauren Lipyanka '10
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Each year many high schools host college nights. Representatives from different colleges staff tables that are placed in a public area, usually a gymnasium or cafeteria. College representatives talk informally to circulating students and their parents while distributing materials and collecting the names of interested prospective students. Fairfield University is invited to hundreds of these programs annually. With the limited number of Admission staff available to attend each program, volunteering to represent Fairfield University at a college night is a significant way to help.
Although Fairfield University does not require admission interviews, many students like to meet with an admission representative on a one-to-one basis. Occasionally, a prospective student will request an interview with one of our alumni. When the student lives far from campus, or is unable to come to campus for an interview, we arrange an off-campus interview with an alumnus/ae. If you agree to interview a prospective student in your area, the Office of Admission will send you instructions for your evaluation. These interviews take place at a mutually convenient location, such as an office or school location.
For students who have expressed interest in Fairfield, off-campus receptions are held in various locations - typically Boston, Hartford, Long Island, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. These programs are usually held in a hotel or other large facility in the early fall or spring. An Admission officer gives a formal presentation. Current students, as well as FaVoR members (alumni and current parents), are asked to share commentary. These receptions provide students with a complete picture of Fairfield. Students are then encouraged to visit campus.
At many of the on-campus Admission events, special receptions are held for the children, grandchildren, and/or siblings of current Fairfield students or alumni. A breakfast or afternoon reception is held, and we ask FaVoR members and current parents to join us in greeting our guests. The receptions make a prospective student's visit to campus much more personal and memorable.
Admitted Student Receptions
Select students who have been admitted through either Early Action or Regular Decision programs may be invited to an Admitted Student reception. Receptions are held in the home of alumni. A member of the Admission staff, some current students, and local alumni attend the reception to speak with students who are considering Fairfield University.