Prior to Fairfield, Nemec was the Dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies at the University of Chicago.. was installed as the school's 7th president in 1979.  And in 2008, Fairfield for Peace NOW created "Hope Trail", a pathway of flags around campus symbolizing the cost in life and casualties from the Iraq War, and A Cry For Peace, a play written and performed with Theatre Fairfield demonstrating the toll of the Iraq War on the families of soldiers back in the United States.. The campus is home to Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield Prep), which is a 900-student all-male preparatory high school that has been aligned with the college since its founding in 1942. Two of the on-campus cases were found through surveillance testing. The student population is represented by students from 32 states and 55 foreign countries. The State of Connecticut accredited the College of Arts and Sciences and the university held its first summer session of undergraduate courses in 1949.  Former Red Ruggers Paul Sheehy '81 competed for the USA Eagles at the 1991 Rugby World Cup and Will Brazier '05 competed for the United States national rugby league team at the 2004 Liberty Bell Cup. As of the Fall of 2010, the school moved to a "Test Optional" admissions policy, but recommends scheduling an interview for students who do not submit standardized test scores. Fairfield's 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus consists of 35 buildings anchored by the three manor homes of the original estates: Bellarmine Hall (1921), formerly the Lashar's 'Hearthstone Hall', renamed to honor Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J; McAuliffe Hall (1896), originally O.G. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. University officials previously reported seven cases, all among students. The legislative branch consists of the Student Senate, comprising 20 elected representatives (5 from each undergraduate class year). “While the universities are providing separate isolation and quarantine facilities, many students are electing to return home,” she said in her newsletter to residents Friday. , As of 2017[update], the university had about 4,100 full-time undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students (full-time and part-time). The association is organized into four branches – legislative, programming, marketing and council of student officers. Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic reported three new cases among off-campus students Friday, up from six reported days before. , The center is home to the Open VISIONS Forum, which under the direction of Dr. Philip Eliasoph brings speakers to campus to participate in dialogue about topical issues.. With the exception of not clicking with a teacher every now and again, I've had a great experience in the classroom.  The Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Project, recognized as a model program by the Corporation for National and Community Service, involves about 175 Fairfield student-volunteers a year in providing individual tutoring to preschool children at the Action for Bridgeport Community Development's Early Learning/Head Start Program. Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education. , The Men's Hockey Club (formerly an NCAA level Division I program of the now-defunct MAAC) competed in the 2007 MCHC Championship game and the 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACHA National Tournaments. Since 1993, 65 Fairfield students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships. Its main gallery, The Frank and Clara Meditz Gallery, is named in honor of the parents of the lead donor to the project, University Trustee John Meditz '70. The executive branch is headed by the popularly elected President of FUSA, who serves as the official spokesperson for undergraduate students in addition to administering the student association on a daily basis. The university offers 43 majors and 19 minors for undergraduate students, as well as 41 different graduate programs.  The association exists to represent student issues and concerns to the faculty and administration and to sponsor a multitude of student programs and activities. I just finished my freshman year at Fairfield and I couldn't have made a better decision in coming here. I'm a nursing major and the program has exceeded my expectations already. The school updates its COVID-19 database twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. The team has been ranked nationally over the years, and earned berths to the 2003 and 2005 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournaments. STAGS UP!! The other 18 were reported to the school from off-campus testing sites. I recommend living in a LLC. In 2012 Fairfield goalkeeper, Michael O'Keeffe, was called up to play with the New Zealand National Team's Olympic squad. It is a party school but you can easily focus on academics and find people with the same values.