Alumni Events & Calendar

Prep hosts a number of exciting alumni events throughout the year, including receptions, meet-and-greets, alumni games and, of course, the annual Reunion each summer.

Be sure to check back here for the latest alumni updates and news. Be sure to update us with your latest information in our News & Notes section.

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The Fairfield Prep Community is invited to an upcoming even to bid farewell Alumni Hall — the home court for the Prep Jesuits Basketball Team and the longest standing building on the Fairfield University campus.

There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception, hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Remarks will be given by Fairfield University President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD, and by Rev. Charles H. Allen, S.J., Fairfield U. chaplain and special assistant to the President, who will also lead a special prayer.

The upcoming "Last Call" event will provide guests an opportunity to spend time in the building and share stories about their own experiences in Alumni Hall, before construction begins for the planned new Arena & Convocation Center.

The cost to attend the "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception is $25 per person, with a portion going to support the planned Arena & Convocation Center. There will be food, drinks, and music. Attendees are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing red or Prep gear to the event.

For more information about "Last Call at Alumni Hall" or to R.S.V.P., please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh, program manager Athletics Development, at 203-254-4000 ext. 2392 or rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, two dozen former Fairfield Prep basketball players were welcomed back to Alumni Hall for the Jesuits final regular season home game in the facility.

The alumni in attendance came from classes as recent as 2015 and as far back as 1945. During half time, Principal Dr. Tommy de Quesada greeted each alumnus on the George Bisacca Court, accompanied by cheers from the students, parents, family and friends gathered in the stands.

Later this year, Fairfield University will begin taking down Alumni Hall, one of the longest standing buildings on the Fairfield U. campus. In its place, Fairfield U. will construct the new Arena & Convocation Center, an 85,000-square foot multi-use structure for basketball games, volleyball games, university events, and concerts.

There is one final event to celebrate Alumni Hall before it is taken down. There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh at rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

View a gallery of the evening by clicking the below image.

Athletic Hall of Famer Emil Garofalo '45 and Fairfield Prep Basketball Coach Mike Papale.


The Basketball Alumni

Thank you to these former basketball players for coming out to the final game.

Mike Bartlett '95               
Mike Brennan '97             
Rob Bier '11
Vincent Cotto '10
Tim Foley '81  
Ryan Foley '15
Emil Garofalo '45 (Inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame 2019)
Tom Guarcello '74
Stephen Gulish '10
Wally Halas '69 (Part of 1969 State Championship team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame)
Paul Halas '74 (Inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame 2017)
Peter Harding '87
Rich Kelly '16
Sean Kilbride '87            
Tom Leverty '86               
Bob Lyons '73               
Brandon Massaro '09
Brian McGillicuddy '81
Michael Myers Keitt  '07               
Jack O'Connell '51
Tom O'Donnell '72               
John Phelan '84               
Mark Valentine '66
Jake Van Sant '09
Pat Walsh '73       

Alumni Hall Event on March 7        

There is one final event to celebrate Alumni Hall before it is taken down. There will be a "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. Please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh at rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

Registration is now open for Reunion 2020!

This year, our alumni from classes ending in 0s and 5s are welcome back for an exciting weekend of activities from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 30. It's an exciting time to get together with friends and former classmates, and a chance to see how far Prep has come these past decades.

The weekend includes the annual Golf Outing, 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame, and a reunion party under a big tent in the Quad of Fairfield Prep.

We have a few extra events for the Class of 1970, which celebrates its 50th Reunion in 2020.

We have two registration pages. The first is the General Reunion registration, for the Classes ending in 0's and 5's (1980, 2005, etc.). The second is exclusively for for the Class of 1970.

General Reunion Registration

Class of 1970 Registration

If you have any questions be sure to reach out to Director of Alumni relations Kathy Norell at knorell@fairfieldprep.org.

The Fairfield Prep Community is invited to attend two upcoming events as we bid farewell to Alumni Hall — the home court for the Prep Jesuits Basketball Team and the longest standing building on the Fairfield University campus.

The Jesuits will play their last home game against East Haven on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. During half time Prep will recognize the basketball alumni who have competed over the years at Alumni Hall. (Any basketball alumni who are interested in attending the Feb. 20 game should email Alumni Director Kathy Norell at knorell@fairfieldprep.org).

The second event is the "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception, hosted by Fairfield University in conjunction with Fairfield Prep, on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Remarks will be given by Fairfield University President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD, and by Rev. Charles H. Allen, S.J., Fairfield U. chaplain and special assistant to the President, who will also lead a special prayer.

The upcoming "Last Call" event will provide guests an opportunity to spend time in the building and share stories about their own experiences in Alumni Hall, before construction begins for the planned new Arena & Convocation Center.

The cost to attend the "Last Call at Alumni Hall" farewell reception is $25 per person, with a portion going to support the planned Arena & Convocation Center. There will be food, drinks, and music – and each guest will receive a vintage Fairfield U. shirt. Attendees are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing red or Prep gear to the event.

For more information about "Last Call at Alumni Hall" or to R.S.V.P., please visit the online registration page or contact Rachel Kavanagh, program manager Athletics Development, at 203-254-4000 ext. 2392 or rkavanagh@fairfield.edu.

FAIRFIELD, CT — Fairfield College Preparatory School has received a generous $2.5 million gift toward a new STEM center. The gift from alumnus Dr. James Barrett, Prep Class of 1960, and his wife April, will support a major science and technology renovation. The fourth floor of Prep’s Xavier Hall will be named the Dr. M. James ’60 & April P. Barrett Science Center.

“Fairfield Prep provided an exceptional foundation for my early education. My wife, April, and myself are delighted to give back to a community that we strongly believe in,” said Dr. Barrett.

The new Barrett Science Center will contain state-of-the-art science suites which combine classroom teaching with laboratory experiments in the subjects of biology and chemistry. The corridors will be active places for continued learning with common/breakout areas for collaboration.

“The impact of this project positions Fairfield Prep to build science suites that will allow our students with ready access to materials, space, and opportunities to learn through hands-on experience and discovery. We are incredibly grateful for the Barrett’s support,” stated Prep President Rev. Thomas Simisky, S.J.

This most recent gift comes on the heels of a $2.5 million gift from Chris ’73 and Elaine McLeod to launch Prep’s new, state of the art Innovation Center on the ground floor of Xavier Hall. This will be a place to encourage, facilitate, inspire and support hands-on interactive and collaborative learning. The McLeod Innovation Center will include a robotics center and makerspace, as well as serve Prep’s new Entrepreneurship Institute.

Robert Cottle, Prep’s Vice President for Advancement, recognizes the generosity of alumni: “All great schools thrive thanks to support from people like the Barretts and McLeods. Prep’s alumni are a dedicated and philanthropic group, which is a reflection of the outstanding work we do every day. This investment in Prep’s future advances our mission for generations to come.”

Both the Science and Innovation Centers are slated for completion in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 respectively.

View concept photos of the Barrett Science Center

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