Class of 2024 FYE Event Submission Process

Dear Campus Partners,

We are excited to welcome submissions for FYE events for the Class of 2024.

For those that don’t know, all first year students are enrolled in FYE and as part of their passing requirements they must attend 5 events that fall into our three categories: Connect, Inspire, and Thrive. All events should ensure that the number of people in that space does not exceed the Latest Guidance on Social Gatherings from the State of Connecticut or the individual Social Distancing Capacity for that space as determined by the University (whichever is the lowest of the two numbers). Additionally, all events need to be available virtually. Everyone at the event must abide by all University COVID-19 guidelines, such as practicing social distancing and wearing a face covering at all times.

First-Year Students are required to attend a number of different kinds of campus events to encourage engagement in their first semester. You may choose for your event to be considered as one of the following:

 A Connect event will push students to interact with each other in an informal and casual social activity, allowing them to step out of their comfort zones and meet other Fairfield students.

An Inspire event will push students to engage in higher learning beyond the classroom, thus motivating them to expand their mind for the greater good.

Thrive event is intended to reach a critical mass of the first year class, and therefore should be an event that touches on a key part of the university’s mission and the mission of the First Year Experience. Thrive events should use storytelling or engaging narratives to broaden students’ understanding of key topics including but not limited to Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, social justice and responsibility, college transition and culture shock, curricular and co-curricular planning, identity development, health and wellness, civic engagement, and global perspectives etc.

Event recommendations/requirements to keep in mind:

  •        Any event that you wish to have in person must follow the State of Connecticut guidelines and must also        accommodate students virtually.
  •        Please utilize the RSVP feature on Life@Fairfield to ensure that we are capping our in-person events with the appropriate capacity.

The preferred deadline for FYE Event submissions is August 31st but we will accept them on a rolling basis if you contact us.

Please submit your FYE event here. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at with any questions.


The FYE Team

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