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Reunion 2024

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Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019
Mark your calendars for June 7 - 9, 2024 and come back home to Fairfield! 

Registration will open in March and more information will be shared in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have any questions about Reunion Weekend that are not answered in the FAQ section below, please contact reunions@fairfield.edu


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 tentative as of January 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 and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room keys, and schedules.
4 – 10 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley Center
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 reunion concert featuring alumni bands The Shelter Pets (Peter Bongiorno '90, Ben de la Cruz '89, Dennis O'Brien '88, Bill Van Wart '89), The Adults (Bill Conroy '91, Peter Grennan '89, Jim Sheridan '89, Paul Simonetta '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!
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)
Friends of Bill W. Meeting 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Barone Campus Center, Room 200
ϲʹ Art Museum Open House

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ϲʹ Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Walsh Art Gallery Open House

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! 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
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! Your registration includes two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.
CASH ONLY.
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 will open in the spring 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. 

Reunion 2024 pricing will be shared as we get closer to registration. Every effort will be made to keep ticket prices as affordable as possible, while still providing the type of memorable Reunion Weekend for which ϲʹis known!

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.

COVID-19

ϲʹ strongly encourages all members of the campus community to be vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. For the latest information regarding Fairfield's COVID-19 policies and response, visit fairfield.edu/healthyu.

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 and housing (when available) may be paid for via cash or credit card. Drink tickets for the Bellarmine Dinner Dance on Saturday, are CASH ONLY. Cash is also recommended for the purchase of additional food vouchers at the Taste of Fairfield, but credit cards may be accepted as well. There is a Bank of America ATM located on the Second Floor of the Barone Campus Center as well as in the Dolan School of Business 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. Specific hours for Reunion Weekend will be shared as the weekend gets closer.

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, much of Saturday's programming is held outside rain or shine).

Saturday Evening Dinner Dance: Springtime evening cocktail/"summer wedding" attire is recommended. As it can get cool at night, we recommend a jacket, sweater, or wrap and moderate heels or flats that are easy to walk in on grass.

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 menus indicate items that are vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. 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. 

Due to ongoing housing renovations and pending campus construction, specific residence hall availability is still being determined and is subject to change. Registrants will be assigned to one of two different housing styles, depending on their class year. More information will be shared as the weekend gets closer.

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 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. Spots in rooms cannot be held 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 linens, a towel, a blanket, and a pillow will be provided. You may want to bring along hangers, extra pillows and blankets, and extra towels. If you are staying in suite-style housing, the in-suite bathrooms do not have soap dispensers, so coordinating with your roommate(s) to bring handsoap is recommended.

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
Patrick Mayernik
John McCallen
Richard McGannon
Linda Meeker
Michael Neville
Kenneth Ollwerther
Carolyn Gatto O'Neall
Diane Pelullo
Arminda Pinguelo
David Pruner
Anthony Pucillo
Jacquelyn Rigney
Andrew Sakson
Thomas Simalchik
Michael Slater
James Smith
Margaret Wynne Strachan
Paul Tavino
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
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
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

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