Alumni & Family Weekend

October 20 – 22, 2023

Alumni & Family Weekend

This year’s annual Alumni & Family Weekend will take place October 20 – 22.

Please Note: The University telephone system continues to experience intermittent call service. ITS has been working diligently with Telecom and Network Engineers to resolve the issue. If you are unable to contact the University Department of Public Safety using the campus phone system, please instead dial 203.255.2400, or contact Public Safety via the LiveSafe App. In an emergency you may dial 911 directly.

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Alumni & Family Weekend is a Fairfield tradition that offers a variety of fun activities and special events for students, alumni, and families alike for one weekend every fall. Alumni will enjoy mini-reunions with friends and classmates, and get to see first-hand what’s new on campus. Parents and families will be on hand to see how their sons and daughters are doing after a couple of months away at college. Friends are sure to enjoy all Fairfield has to offer during this can’t-miss weekend.

Alumni & Family Weekend Guide

Alumni & Family Weekend Guide is now live on the Fairfield University App In an effort to go paperless, in place of a printed schedule, we have created the Fairfield University Application. The app is available for all smartphones including iPhone and Android devices for free. The Alumni & Family Weekend Guide will allow you to access the event schedule, ticket info, and university resources.

We ask that you take the time to download the app before arriving on campus for the weekend.

Instructions for Apple Devices
Instructions for Android Devices

Once you have completed this process you are free to explore the schedule and all other resources included in our AFW guide!

View Schedule

Ticket Information

Purchase tickets for StagFest, Brunch, Welcome Dinner, Glee Concert and more.
Purchase Tickets

Inclement Weather

The University continues to monitor the weather forecast for this weekend. Due to the predicted rain, StagFest has been relocated to the Barone Campus Center. The Lil’ Stags zone, wine and beer garden, photobooth, and live entertainment will be held throughout the Barone Campus Center. Food trucks will be located in the Traffic Circle. StagFest will offer both indoor and outdoor seating (under tents) available.

Traffic Update

Over Alumni & Family Weekend from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. I-95 NB at exit 17 will be closed and the traffic will be detoured. Expect travel delays. Learn More about the I-95 Norwalk Westport Project.

Learn More

Here you will find information about what hotels to stay in, FAQ's and more.

Hotel Rate Cut-Off Date Book Your Stay
Marriott Trumbull $349+ N/A Book Now at the Marriott Trumbull
HiHo Hotel (Fairfield) N/A N/A Book Now at the HiHo Hotel (Fairfield)
Hampton Inn (Shelton) $179 9/20/2023 Book Now at the Hampton Inn (Shelton)

Code: FFW

Hyatt House (Shelton) $199 – $209 9/21/2023 Book Now at the Hyatt House (Shelton)

One Night Only Oct 21-22
(Call 1-866-974-9288)

Marriott Residence Inn (Shelton) $199 9/20/2023 Book Now at the Marriott Residence Inn (Shelton)
Hilton Garden Inn (Shelton) $209 N/A Book Now at the Hilton Garden Inn (Shelton)
Hampton Inn (Stamford) $199 9/29/2023 Book Now at the Hampton Inn (Stamford)

Call the hotel direct at: 203-353-9855 and ask for the FAIRFIELD UNIV ALUMNI block or group code: FUA

Hilton Stamford Hotel $189 – $209 N/A Book Now at the Hilton Stamford Hotel

We hope to see you in the years to come! Mark your calendars today for:


October 18 - 20


October 24 - 26


October 23 - 25

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Contact Us

Alumni & Family Weekend
For more information about Alumni & Family Weekend, please email us at: