Reunion 2015 - Frequently Asked Questions

General Reunion Weekend Questions:

Registration: How-to, Deadlines, & Costs
Registration for Reunion Weekend 2015 will take place from March 9-May 22 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

The deadline for all reservations is May 22, 2015. 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 2015 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 22, 2015. 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.

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.


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:

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:

Golfen Stags & Class of 1970 & 1975 Suite Style Housing
Classes of 1980-2005 Suite Style Housing
Class of 2010 Traditional Freshman Housing

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. 42 Bellarmine Road 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 Gonzaga Halls accommodates 2 roommates per room with a shared bathroom on each floor for men and women. 

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

Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Black Rock Inn
100 Kings Highway Cutoff
Fairfield, CT
(203) 659-2200
$99 - $119 per night
www.blackrockinn.com
Reference: Fairfield University Reunion Weekend
2.37 miles from campus

 

The Trumbull Marriott
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 378-1400
$109 per night
10 rooms
www.marriotttrumbull.com
Reference: Fairfield University 2015 Reunion Weekend
If booking online use group code: RUFRUFA
10.65 miles from campus

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford
6905 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 377-3322
Starting at $99 per night
10 rooms
www.stratford.homewoodsuites.com
Reference: Fairfield University Reunion Weekend
If booking online use group code: FUR
13.32 miles from campus

If you would like to see additional area hotel options, please visit www.fairfield.edu/hotels.


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