- 4,991 Students
- Private Institution Type
Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947.
Fairfield University's strategic vision stresses the importance of "integration" as a way of approaching education. Collaboratively, the University's focus is on producing graduates whose lives reflect personal integration, competence in multicultural understanding, and a commitment to professional responsibility.
To aid this vision, Fairfield's interdisciplinary area of focus is designed to tap into our faculty's collective knowledge base, our arts and minds programming, and the curiosities of both our undergraduate and graduate students to explore a particular theme or idea.
The Academic Division houses educational and cultural components of the University, including the four schools and the college, the University Registrar, Disability Services, Office of Academic and Career Development, the Study Abroad Program, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Trio Program, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Fairfield University Art Museum, several Academic Centers, including the Center for Academic Excellence. The division embodies the educational mission of the University through a commitment to intellectual excellence, Ignatian pedagogical principles and a Jesuit commitment to social justice.
Fairfield University’s first Campus Sustainability Plan is the collaborative work of faculty, students and staff. The plan provides guidance and clarity of focus for the myriad of sustainability initiatives and activities that are currently underway, or have been planned for the future of our campus environment.
Librarian Partners are information experts who collaborate with faculty in their assigned academic departments to advance their scholarship and teaching. Examples may include:
Fairfield's Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC), comprised of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, is charged with helping set the University's goals and evaluating its progress with regards to sustainability. Born out of the Climate Commitment, the CSC meets monthly to discuss University projects and policies related to sustainability. In addition, the CSC helps to facilitate and communicate individual efforts to all for interdepartmental collaboration.
Fairfield Fit is available to supplement your weekly routine with exciting fitness classes (ie. Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Cross Fit). Classes are offered in one of our five exercise rooms, all within the confines of our new facility. A designated spin room with 20 Matrix bikes and a resistance band training room is also available. The weekly class schedule provides upwards of 50 fitness/exercise classes. These classes are available throughout the day and early evening hours.