There are two weeks of classes left and with that, finals, commencement and summer vacation are just around the corner. As the 2016-17 school year reaches its crescendo, events around campus are starting to drift into a lull as Fairfield prepares for its summer hibernation. Here’s what is happening around Stag Country in the third week of April.
Baseball vs. Fordham – Head to Alumni Diamond as the Stags take on Fordham at noon.
“From Strikeout to Recovery and Hope” with Darryl Strawberry – The former MLB all-star will take the stage of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. to discuss his story of substance abuse and his path to recovery. Strawberry’s presentation is free and open to the public.
Lacrosse vs. Iona – Starting at 3 p.m. at Rafferty Stadium, the women’s lacrosse team will take on Iona College in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference face-off.
Baseball vs. Sacred Heart – The Stags will take on cross-town rivals, the Sacred Heart Pioneers, at Alumni Diamond starting at 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Sacred Heart – The softball team will pick up where the baseball team left off, taking on Sacred Heart at the Alumni Softball Diamond starting at 3:30 p.m.
College Night at the Shops at Yale – From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Shops at Yale on Broadway in New Haven will host all college students from the New Haven area for a night of shopping and food. The free event will feature exclusive shopping discounts and free food from local vendors like Yorkside pizza and Ashley’s Ice Cream.
Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble Performance – The Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble will take the stage of the Gonzaga Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. for their annual spring concert. The band will be joined onstage by guest musician Kenny Berger, a lauded saxophonist on New York’s jazz scene. Tickets for the event are $5.
Jail N’ Bail – Starting at 9 a.m., you can send “warrants” out for your friends’ arrests in Fairfield’s annual Jail N’ Bail. Warrants cost $5 and all proceeds will go to benefit the Special Olympics of Conn.
Holi (A Celebration of Spring) – Similar to a Color Run, celebrate the arrival of spring by participating in Fairfield’s annual Holi event, which starts at 1 p.m. on the lawn of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Be sure to wear white!
The Jackie Boyz Live at Late Night at the Levee – Grammy-winning performers the Jackie Boyz will perform a free concert live in the Levee starting at 8:30 p.m. There will also be a Fairfield camouflage hat giveaway.
Fairfield Flicks Presents: “Patriots Day” – Watch the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing on the big screen in the Gonzaga Auditorium starting at 10 p.m.
Grit ‘n Wit – Starting at 11 a.m., students can participate in Fairfield’s annual Grit ‘n Wit challenge, a 1.5 mile team challenge that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.
March for Science (New Haven) – Stand up for your belief in science when Fairfield sends students and faculty to the New Haven Green to participate in a satellite march of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Busses will leave from Alumni Hall at 11:30 a.m. Students have to register for a seat on the bus with a $10 deposit, and food will be provided.
“Eugene Onegin” – Head to the Quick Center to catch showings of this Tchaikovsky classic as presented by The Metropolitan Opera. A live performance will be shown at 12:15 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-talk with Jeffrey Johnson. An encore will be shown at 6 p.m. Student tickets cost $5.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Towson – Starting at 1 p.m., the men’s lacrosse team will take on Towson University at Rafferty Stadium.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Canisius – The women’s lacrosse team will follow the men’s play, hosting Canisius at 3 p.m. at Rafferty Stadium.
Bensonian Invitational Concert – Starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Gonzaga Auditorium, the Bensonians will be hosting their first invitational concert, with special appearances by The Binghamton University Glee Club, P5 from Western Connecticut State University, Time Check from Marist College and Fairfield’s Sweet Harmony.
F@N Drive-In Movie Night – Fairfield at Night will be hosting an outdoor movie night in the Quad starting at 9 p.m.
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk – Starting at 10 a.m., students can participate in Fairfield’s first Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk around the Quad, co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Teams can be created for the walk, with all money going toward suicide awareness initiatives. If students raise $100 or more, they will receive a free T-shirt featuring the Out of the Darkness Walk logo.
Family Fun Series: “The Little Prince” – Watch as the timeless tale comes to life in a puppet show for the littlest Stags in your life. The performance begins at 3 p.m. in the Quick Center; student tickets are $5 and regular admission tickets are $20.
Opening Reception for Michael Gallagher: Sketching the Landscape – Following the April 21 opening of the “Michael Gallagher: Sketching the Landscape – A Plein Air Journal” exhibit at the Fairfield Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall will be hosting an opening reception from 4-5:30 p.m. to introduce guests to the work of Michael Gallagher, one of the most highly regarded painting conservators in the world. The reception is free and open to the public.