Move-in and Fall Welcome

 
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Fall Welcome, which occurs August 31-September 1, 2014, allows first-year students to reconnect with each other and the Fairfield community before classes begin.

First-year students move in on Sunday, August 31 and attend important sessions during the week to prepare them academically and socially for the year to come. Commuter students will begin attending Fall Welcome sessions starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 31 in the Kelley Center Presentation Room.

Highlights of Fall Welcome include interacting with Resident Assistants, New Student Leaders, and Community Associates and attending a variety of sessions and events.

Move-in Information

See the Move-in Day Schedule

See the Fall Welcome Schedule

Welcome to the important logistics related to move-in. Please ensure you review all materials, specifically traffic patterns and arrival times.

Traffic
There is currently construction on campus, please read the traffic patterns for your arrival instructions: 

The following students are to enter through our Barlow Gate (GPS Address: 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT 06824)

  • Gonzaga Hall and Regis Hall keep moving Forward
  • Transfer Students are to make an immediate right and then a left into the BCC parking lot. Please check in at the Office of Residence Life - BCC 096 to pick up your key.

The following students are to enter through the Main Gate:

  • Campion Hall and Jogues Hall keep FORWARD
  1. Arrive at the unloading zone for your residence hall
  2. You will be given an "Arrival Time" card where you will provide your room number and cell number
  3. Time limit to unload car is 20 minutes
  4. Student checks in at arrival table to pick keys and welcome packet
  5. One person must remain with car at all times
  6. After unloading, please move car to any lot designated for move-in day parking (you will receive a map upon entering campus)
  7. Pick up your StagCard at the BCC Lower Level and enjoy the festivities below

Arrival Times
To ensure a smooth check-in please adhere to arrival times:

8-11:45 a.m. Transfer Student Move-In
8-8:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 4th floor room
9-9:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 3rd floor room
10-10:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 2nd floor room
11-11:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 1st floor room and ground floor

What to Bring
Must-read for new students and parents

Campus Map
Find out where everything is on campus, including parking location and traffic patterns.

Fall Welcome Schedule

See the Move-in Day Schedule

See the Fall Welcome Schedule

Note: This is a tentative schedule and subject to change

Day 1 (Sunday, August 31)

updated 08/11/2014

8 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Arrival Times

To ensure a smooth check-in please adhere to arrival times:

8-11:45 a.m. Transfer Student Move-In
8-8:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 4th floor room
9-9:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 3rd floor room
10-10:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 2nd floor room
11-11:45 a.m. Students assigned to a 1st floor room and ground floor

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Stag Card Picture and Pick Up (Barone Campus Center Lower Level)

10 a.m - 12 p.m. Payment Questions (The Bursar will be available to answer any questions. Financial Aid Office, Kelley Center)

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Information Center Fair (Informational Technology Services, Health Center, Personal Care Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and Counseling & Psychological Services will be present - Barone Campus Center, Lower Level)

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Commuter Student Orientation (Kelley Center Presentation Room)

2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
President's Welcome (Oak Room Patio)

2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
FYE Groups Meeting and Transfer Student Group Meeting (Oak Room Patio)

2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
New Student Family Meeting - for families of students who missed June Orientation and our Transfer Student Families (Alumni House)

2:45 and 3:45 p.m.
Residence Life Family Meetings (Campion Hall - BCC - Main Dining Room, Gonzaga Hall - Kelley Center, Jogues Hall - BCC - Oak Room, Regis Hall - Gonzaga Auditorium)

4 p.m.
Family Community Mass

Families of the Class of 2018 are invited to join together as a community at a special Mass.

Reflective Walk
Students and families are invited to experience this self-directed opportunity to reflect on the start of an important life journey. Participants will be, in St. Ignatius' words, "contemplatives in action."

4:50 p.m.
Goodbye to Family Members

"Where we love is home, Home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You are on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the (person) who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

5:05 p.m.- 7:20 p.m.
Evening Activity and Dinner in FYE Groups

5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Transfer Students Dinner with Campus Partners

7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings, Commuter Social, and Fairfield Vision & Orientation Troupe Performance

6:45 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Transfer Students Campus Tour & Wrap Up

10 p.m. - Onwards
Late Night Optional Events

Day 2 (Monday, September 1)

Transfer Students depart campus for day-long excursion

8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Transfer Student Breakfast
(Barone Campus Center - Main Dining Room)

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Transfer Students Trip -
Depart campus for day-long excursion

8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Once a Stag, Always a Stag and Breakfast
(Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre and Barone Campus Center - Main Dining Room)

10:30a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Step Up Stag 2
(Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre and Gonzaga Auditorium)

12 p.m.
Class of 2018 Picture! (Alumni Hall)

12:45 p.m. Onwards
Fairfield Stags Day - Optional Events

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Onwards
Transfer Students Wrap Up

 

 

Day 3 (Tuesday, September 2)

Classes Begin!

Class of 2018

4:30 p.m.
Pre-Convocation Gathering

5 p.m.
Class of 2018 Convocation
Bellarmine Lawn

Convocation will be followed by a community cookout (open to all) on the Oak Room Patio.