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Reunion 2024

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Important Reunion Reminders

Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019:
Reserve your spot to come back home to ϲʹon June 7 - 9, 2024! Online registration is now closed. If you wish to register, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 203-254-4280 to register over the phone. 

Please see below for some important reminders: 

  • Friday Arrivals:
    • If you are staying in campus housing on Friday night, you must pick up your housing key in the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Housing key pickup will only be available until 10 p.m. so please be sure to get your key before going out for the evening.
    • For those attending an event off campus, if you are not staying on campus on Friday night, you do not need to come to campus before heading to your celebration, unless you would like your name tag. Check-in/packet pickup will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.
  • Saturday Arrivals:
    • Check-in will open at the Kelley Center beginning at 9 a.m. and will continue through 4 p.m. Check-in will close from 4 – 6 p.m. to relocate to our evening location; however, housing key pickup will remain open until 6 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., all guests can check in and pick up their housing keys at Bellarmine Hall until 9 p.m.

 **For security purposes, all alumni must pick up their own housing keys; keys will not be given to friends. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 203-254-4280 to make arrangements prior to your arrival.**

  • Weather: Rain locations will be provided when possible for select events, but otherwise everything takes place rain or shine. Umbrellas and raincoats/ponchos are encouraged in case of rain. Limited shade is available for outdoor daytime events, so consider bringing sunblock, a hat, and/or a wearable fan to make your day more comfortable in the event of warm weather.

  • Parking: Guests may park in any available lot as well as the parking garage on campus throughout the weekend, with the exception of the Rafferty Stadium lot, which will be closed all day Friday and Saturday, and the Bellarmine Hall upper lots on Saturday evening. Please take care to park only in valid parking spots. Note: There is no accessible parking at the Rafferty Stadium lot during the Taste of Fairfield; guests may be dropped off at the entrance to the lot as needed. If you need accessible parking for the Bellarmine Dinner Dance and have not already communicated this via your registration form, please notify the Alumni Relations team ASAP at 203-254-4280.

  • On-Site Purchases: Please note that cash is recommended for the purchase of additional meal tickets at the Taste of ϲʹand drink tickets at the Bellarmine Dinner Dance. Credit cards will be accepted, but cash will provide the fastest transaction for you.

For more information about what to bring, dress code, RecPlex hours, etc. visit our Reunion Weekend FAQ section below. To view the full schedule of events, visit the Reunion Weekend Schedule. For questions that were not answered on this website, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Class of 1974: For information about your 50th Reunion taking place that same weekend, visit your class webpage.

Schedule of Events

The schedule below is as of June 2024. Please note that all events, times, and locations are subject to change due to campus construction, evolving plans, or other extenuating circumstances. 

Friday, June 7
Event Time Location
Reunion Weekend Registration, Check-in, and Welcome Lounge
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room keys, and schedules. Enjoy some light snacks and reconnect with friends in our lounge area.
4 – 10 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley Center
Class of 1989 Cocktail Party
Class of 1989, get the Reunion Weekend festivities started early with a class cocktail party! This event is being generously underwritten by the Friends of Mike Andrews and in lieu of paying for a ticket, classmates are encouraged to make a donation to the Michael R. Andrews '89 Scholarship when registering for the weekend. Come raise a glass to Mike, to Fairfield, and to 35 years as alumni!
5 - 7 p.m. Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant, Fairfield
Reunion Kick-Off Celebration
The Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004, 2009, and 2014 are invited to kick off Reunion Weekend at a special celebration featuring alumni bands The Adults (Bill Conroy '91, Peter Grennan '89, Jim Sheridan '89, Paul Simonetta '89, Terry Sullivan '89, Gene Tiernan '89) and Johnny & The Favorites (Peter Bongiorno '90, Michael Fitzgerald '89, Mark Grieco '90, Jim Hannon '89, Kevin Kuryla '88, Brian Machler '87, Paul Simonetta '89). Reconnect with friends and classmates while listening to the bands' greatest hits of cover music! Tickets must be purchased directly from the . Use promo code "reunion" to save $5.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; First act goes on at 7:30 p.m. The Warehouse at ϲʹTheatre Company, Fairfield
Class of 1999 Kick-Off Party
Members of the Class of 1999 are invited to an exclusive celebration of their milestone 25th Reunion at The Grape, with classmates Peter O'Neill '99 and Anthony Pennino '99 reuniting with their band The Fat Cows to provide musical entertainment!
8 - 11 p.m. The Seagrape, Fairfield
Class of 2019 Kick-Off Party
Members of the Class of 2019 are invited to a class party to kick off their first official Reunion.
8 – 11 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Oak Room
Saturday, June 8
Event Time Location
The Walking Examen

Beginning on the plaza of Egan Chapel, this mile-long prayer and meditation trail was designed to cultivate prayerful discernment and an awareness of God’s presence around us.

The Examen is a contemplative prayer practice made popular by St. Ignatius of Loyola that invites us to see God in our everyday lives. There are five steps to the Walking Examen identified by five large rocks with a plaque. Each step signifies the five movements of the Examen prayer: Thanksgiving, Illumination, Examination, Contrition, and Hope. View the Map.

At Your Leisure; Self-Guided

Various Locations

Continental Breakfast
Grab a cup of coffee and a light breakfast to kick off your day.
8 – 10:30 a.m.

Aloysius P. Kelley Center

Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules.
(Registration will close from 4 to 6:30 p.m. to shift to evening locations, though housing keys will still be available for pickup from 4 – 6 p.m.)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley Center
Fun Run
A Reunion tradition! Put on your running (or walking!) shoes for the approximately 2.5 mile loop around campus.
9:30 a.m. Lessing Field (Rain or Shine)
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Open House
Stop by and explore the library, including the new Alumni Collection, featuring nearly 80 alumni-authored publications.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. DiMenna-Nyselius Library
President's Circle and Bellarmine Society Champagne Toast (*By Invitation Only*)
President Mark R. Nemec, PhD, invites all members of The President's Circle and The Bellarmine Society for a special toast in honor of your reunion and your membership in these prestigious giving societies.
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Leo D. Mahoney Arena, The Diffley
Friends of Bill W. Meeting 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Room 200
ϲʹ Art Museum Open House
Explore , running through July 27
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ϲʹ Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Walsh Art Gallery Open House
Explore Peter Anton: Just Desserts, running through July 27
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walsh Gallery, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Leo D. Mahoney Arena Open House
Stop by Leo D. Mahoney Arena, home to Fairfield's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as other signature events! Check out the concourse, Hall of Fame plaques, and The Diffley, the exclusive club in the arena. Members of Fairfield's Athletics staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk about this exciting addition to Fairfield's campus.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Leo D. Mahoney Arena
"Taste of Fairfield" Food Fair
Try out sample menus from some of Connecticut's great restaurants and food trucks, while enjoying craft beer and entertainment from alumni band St. Hubbins!
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rafferty Stadium Parking Lot
Class of 1979 Cocktail Reception
The Class of 1979 and their guests are invited by the class committee to a special cocktail reception. Join them to toast your class and tip your glass to the friends you've lost. View classmate Mike Timoney's award-winning short film HOPE while sipping on cocktails from Vin O'Brien's Astraluna line of spirits.
5 - 6:30 p.m. Brennan Room, Alumni House
Reunion Weekend Mass
Join us in prayer and reflection for a special Mass honoring all reunion-year alumni and remembering classmates who have passed on. 
5:30 p.m. Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-In
Check in and pick up your name tags, dinner tickets, and housing keys.
Due to limited seating, Saturday evening events require advance reservations. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission. These events are for adults ONLY.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bellarmine Hall
Class of 1999 Champagne Toast and Class Photo
Celebrate your 25th Reunion milestone with a champagne toast and class photo.
6:30 p.m. Bellarmine Hall Side Terrace (Rain location: Bellarmine Hall)
Reunion Dinner Dance
Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, then dance the night away!
6:30 p.m. – Midnight Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)
Sunday, June 9
Event Time Location
Coffee, Check-out and Key Return
Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while saying goodbye to your friends and classmates. Return your keys to one of the housing desks located in the residence hall lobbies or on the Barone Campus Center Second Floor to receive a coupon toward our breakfast food trucks – see below. Or if you're in a hurry, take advantage of our express check-out! Key envelopes will be available in your rooms so that you can deposit keys in the Express Check-out boxes located in each housing facility. Please be considerate and return your keys to avoid lock change fees.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center
Breakfast Food Trucks
As you check out of your room, grab a bite to eat before getting on the road – we'll even give you a coupon to use toward your purchase if you hand in your room key to a staff member in the BCC or in your residence hall!
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center Traffic Circle
Sunday Mass
If you missed our Reunion Mass on Saturday, you'll have the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass with other members of the ϲʹcommunity.
11 a.m. Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Frequently Asked Questions

General Reunion Weekend Information

Registration is now open through the . Login is required, using either the username and password you previously created or, for first-time registrants, using your ϲʹID number to claim your profile and create a username and password. Your ID number can be located at the bottom of your reunion invitation emails, or you may contact the Office of Alumni Relations for assistance at 203-254-4280.

Reunion 2024 pricing is tiered for some events, with all pricing deadlines outlined in the chart below. Some other deadlines to keep in mind:

  • Housing Reservations: 5 p.m. EDT on May 30
  • Refunds: 5 p.m. EDT on May 30
  • Print Materials (name tags, etc.): 5 p.m. EDT on June 4
  • Online Registration: 12 p.m. EDT on June 5 (though some events may sell out before this date)

A $10 fee per registration will be charged to help offset costs not covered by event tickets. All ticket and housing prices are per person. More information about what is included with the various tickets below can be found on the registration page. Please note that every effort has been made to keep ticket prices as affordable as possible, while still providing the type of memorable Reunion Weekend for which ϲʹis known!

Event Register by 11:59 p.m. EDT on 3/20 Register by 5 p.m. EDT on 5/30 Register after 5 p.m. EDT on 5/30
1999 & 2019 Receptions $30 $30 $30
Friday FTC Celebration $20 $20 $20
Taste of Fairfield $15 $20 $20
TOF + Drink Package $35 $40 $45
Dinner Dance $80 $90 $100
Housing No early bird deadline for housing — pricing will stay the same from March 4 – May 30. One Night Two Nights The deadline to register for housing is 5 p.m. EDT on 5/30. Should a limited number of rooms come available after that point, rush charges will be incurred.
Traditional Dorms $65 $80
Suite-Style Dorms $70 $85

No tickets are mailed. You will receive a confirmation of your registration at the email address you provide on the registration form. For security purposes, and to ensure that you receive all of your materials, we require each alumnus/na 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 special pickup. Registration Desk hours are listed on the schedule above.

Refunds will be issued only for cancellations made by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 30, 2024. After this date we will have given counts and guarantees to our vendors and we cannot accommodate refunds.

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 Taste of ϲʹand other daytime activities on Saturday. Please be sure to include children’s names in your registration. Children are not permitted at the Friday night receptions or Saturday evening dinner dance. Due to limited space, we are unable to provide overnight on-campus accommodations for children.

Smoking and Drug Policy

As of January 1, 2018, ϲʹ is designated as a smoke-free, tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco and tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco or snuff, and electronic cigarettes on campus is prohibited. In addition, all illegal substances are prohibited on campus. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be dealt with appropriately by the Department of Public Safety and the ϲʹPolice Department.

On-Campus Payment Methods

Walk-in registrations for event tickets (if capacity remains) may be paid for via cash or credit card. Cash and credit cards will also be accepted for the purchase of additional food vouchers at the Taste of ϲʹas well as drink tickets at the Bellarmine Dinner Dance, but cash is recommended in order to provide the fastest transaction for you. There is a Bank of America ATM located on the Second Floor of the Barone Campus Center for your convenience. 

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

The approximately 2.5-mile Fun Run around campus has become a Reunion tradition! Children are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. Please note our Fun Run does take place rain or shine.

to view the anticipated route, which will start at the fan entrance to Lessing Field, loop around campus, and finish back at Lessing Field. 

The RecPlex has limited hours of operation during the summer:
Friday, June 7: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 9: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Alumni who wish to use the RecPlex facilities during business hours on Reunion Weekend will need to check in at the front desk and sign a waiver. You may download and print it in advance via the link below, or copies will be available on site. If you wish to shower in the facility, please bring your own towels, toiletries, and shower shoes.

Download A Copy of the Waiver

A special Reunion Weekend Mass will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. In addition, the weekly Sunday Mass will take place in the Chapel at 11 a.m.

There is no assigned seating for this event. Tables in the tent on Bellarmine Lawn are in sections by class and consist of 10 seats per table.

Friday Night and Saturday Daytime Activities: Casual, weather-appropriate attire. Please note that while rain locations will be provided when possible for certain events, most activities take place rain or shine. We encourage you to bring umbrellas and raincoats/ponchos in case of rain. Limited shade is available for outdoor daytime events, so consider bringing sunblock, a hat, and/or a wearable fan to make your day more comfortable in the event of warm weather.

Saturday Evening Dinner Dance: Springtime evening cocktail/"summer wedding" attire, with flat shoes or moderate heels that are easy to walk in on grass. As it can get cool at night, we recommend a jacket, sweater, or wrap for your comfort. While the dinner takes place under a tent with sidewalls, we encourage you to bring umbrellas and raincoats/ponchos in case of rain showers while walking to/from Bellarmine Lawn and to/from the restrooms, which are located outside the tent.

At the Taste of Fairfield, we recommend that you speak with the vendors directly for information regarding their offerings. The dinner on Bellarmine Lawn is served buffet-style and great care has been taken to offer options that cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. If you have more specific food allergies or dietary concerns, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 for more information and/or indicate your needs on your registration form.

Housing Questions

On-campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited by building by class. The locations and housing types listed below are subject to change at any time depending on housing renovations, campus construction, and volume of alumni/guests requesting housing for the weekend.

Class of 1979: Suite-style housing, with 2 two-person bedrooms and a shared bathroom, likely in Langguth, Kostka, or Claver. All buildings are air-conditioned.

Classes of 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999: Suite-style housing, with 2 two-person bedrooms and a shared bathroom, likely in Kostka or Claver. Both buildings are air-conditioned.

Classes of 2004, 2009, and 2014: Traditional residence hall housing (two people per room with communal bathrooms), likely in Campion or McCormick. All buildings are air-conditioned.

Class of 2019: Traditional residence hall housing (two people per room with communal bathrooms), likely in Regis with overflow in Campion. All buildings are air-conditioned.

Housing is extremely limited and is only available for alumni and guests registered for official Reunion Weekend events. In order to stay in campus housing on Friday night, tickets for either a Friday night reception (including the FTC celebration) or the Taste of ϲʹon Saturday must be purchased, and to stay on Saturday night, a ticket to the Dinner Dance must be purchased. Room-only reservations, without the corresponding event tickets, will be cancelled.

Friday housing key pick-up will be in the Aloysius P. Kelley Center from 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday housing key pick-up will be in the Kelley Center from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and in Bellarmine Hall from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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.

We recommend that you coordinate with your requested roommate and try to register around the same time. Spots in rooms cannot be held indefinitely for roommates who have not yet registered. Please note that this also applies to those staying in suite-style rooms (two rooms with a shared bathroom); we cannot hold a side of a suite or guarantee that your requested suitemates will be placed on the other side of your suite if they register at a much later date.

When packing to stay on campus, please remember that campus housing contains only the basics. Lightweight sheets, a towel, a blanket, and a pillow will be provided. You may want to bring along hangers, extra pillows and blankets, and extra towels, and you are responsible for bringing your own toiletries.

Please note that rooms do contain mini-fridges and microwaves for your convenience.

Yes! We have reserved a block with a discounted group rate at the following location:

Trumbull Marriott Shelton
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT

Rates range from $149 (one King bed) to $169 (two Double beds), plus tax, per night. These discounted rates are available until May 17, 2024 or until the block is full, whichever comes first. 

For a full list of area hotels, visit fairfield.edu/hotels.

Reunion Class Gift

Reunion Class Gifts honor your time at Fairfield, fostering resilient leaders, creative visionaries, empathetic caregivers, dedicated philanthropists, and inspiring educators. All gifts and pledges from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 will be counted in the Reunion Class Gift totals and will make a difference for today's ϲʹstudents. Thank you for your support!

Missing Classmates

The alumni listed below have no valid email address or mailing address in our database. If you see someone you know on this list, please have them contact us at reunions@fairfield.edu with their updated unformation so they don't miss out on any communications about Reunion 2024!

Susan Paruch '79
Nancy Cole '84
Jayne Epifanio '84
Christopher Chauvin '89
Gudrun Neunteufel '89
Vivian Lundbye Charles '89
Evangelia Koskerides '89
Kimie Fujimi '94
Youngshin Kim '99
Brenden McDonough '04
Floris-Jan Floris '14

In Memoriam

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. 
Claudia Pinto Aloise
James Anderson
Thomas Andrejko
Catherine Byrne Andreycak
Renate Bennett
David Bergin
E. Robert Bertolli
Joanne Carriera
Patrick Carter
John Cassidy
James Clyman
Joanne Colagrossi
Christopher Dann
Mari Martinez Dekatow
Joseph Ferencek
Paul Ferzola
David Figueroa
Thomas Fitzpatrick
Susan Seaman Goldhammer
Edmund Grasso
Anita DeJulio Hampel
Robert Heller
James Janiec
Linda Schneeloch Jones
Daniel Kearns
John Kilcullen
Edward Lenihan
Douglas Liphardt
Frederic Mascolo
Patrick Mayernik
John McCallen
Richard McGannon
Linda Meeker
Michael Neville
Kenneth Ollwerther
Carolyn Gatto O'Neall
Diane Pelullo
Anna DiMarco Pettinicchi
Arminda Pinguelo
David Pruner
Anthony Pucillo
Jacquelyn Rigney
Andrew Sakson
Thomas Simalchik
Michael Slater
Peter Sloat
James Smith
Margaret Wynne Strachan
Paul Tavino
Teresa Todaro
Pablo Torres
Paola Lisi Walker
Christine Wolfe
Susan Josephs Agresta
Melissa Long Beiermeister
August Bellome
David Burke
Mary Burke
Lauren Lam Craver
Christopher Eaton
Brian Goldfuss
Raymond Gosselin
Joseph Graziano
Vasilios Kalaizes
John Magaldi
Maureen Cahill Munzner
Benjamin Podurgiel
George Richardson
Sylvia Siegel
Edward Solosky
Stephen Sullivan
Robert Sullivan
Michael Williams
Michael Andrews
Mary Elizabeth Velz Bardo
Edmund Burke
Angelo Caparelli
Theresa Castlevetro DeFilio
John Eustace
Anne Garrity
Heather Hulford
Julius Kalman
Robert Keough
Maria Orabona Lapreay
Matthew Martin
Joseph Mokos
Patrick O'Neill
Matthew Pellegrini
Michael Porazinski
Daniel Radford
Wesley Roussel
Lynn Palmieri Santaniello
Mary Swiger
Susan Williams
Stephen Burke
Seth Daley
Donald Decker
Scott DeFilio
Elizabeth Wong Devlin
Ellen Connolly Douglas
Edward Emler
Igor Grasich
Corrado Inzucchi
Sandra Weydt Kellogg
Kristin Krieger
John Lovelett
Eric Manahan
Maureen Leary Minnick
Brian Sullivan
Kevin Sutton
Aaron Thomas
Rebecca Timlin-Scalera
Barron Toth
Barbara Sabanosh Ahern
Timothy Albert
Jason Boutin
Erin Collins-Realmuto
Joseph Crudo
Edward Guidi
Gonzalo Guizan
Henry Holowinko
Patrick Mathews
Brian Murphy
Paul Reilly
Erin Sawyer Spear
Elizabeth Webber
Jillian Brown-Kelly
Luca Iacusso
Francis Marx
Michael Patella
Michael Wray
Meghan Doyle
Gary Heussler
Michael Malinowski
Ryan McCrossan
Michael Reilly
Patrick Sullivan
Bianca Colon-Hernandez
Peter Leary

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