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Fairfield, Connecticut

Campus Visit Opportunities

In the spirit of community that remains such a vital part of life at SHU, we believe that spending time on campus with our faculty, staff and current students is the best way to get a full understanding of all aspects of living and learning at SHU and look forward to seeing you soon!

Below is our complete list of spring visit opportunities for admitted students in addition to options for prospective freshmen (including current sophomores & juniors in high school), transfer and part-time students:

Campus Tours, Info Sessions & Interviews | Prospective Student Events and Visit Opportunities
On-Campus Admitted Student Events and Visit Opportunities | Admitted Student Regional Receptions | 
Transfer and Part-Time Visit Opportunities

Campus Tours, Information Sessions & Interviews

Spring Campus Tours, Information Sessions and Interviews

Now through Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Monday - Friday at 9:30AM, 12PM and 2PM (some exceptions apply)
    • "Twilight Tours" available at 4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 19, 2019 
    • Tours of the Center for Healthcare Education available Tuesdays and Thursdays after the 9:30AM and 12PM tours only.
    • Tours of SHU's West Campus available Wednesdays after the 9:30 AM and 12 PM tours only.
    • Interviews available by appointment after most weekday tours, based on staff availability.
  • Select Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30AM and 12PM
    • Tours of the Center for Healthcare Education and West Campus are not available on the weekend.
    • Interviews are not available on the weekend.

  • Customized tours and info sessions for students admitted to SHU for the fall 2019 semester 
    • Available select Mondays and Thursdays in March and April at 10AM

Spring Interview Only Option
Available for high school seniors who have already visited campus at least once to meet one-on-one with a SHU Admissions counselor.

  • Now - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (some exceptions apply)
    • Monday - Thursday at 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM or 4:30 PM
    • Fridays at 10:30 PM or 2:30 PM

  • Spring Break: Monday, March 4, 2019 - Friday, March 8, 2019
    • Monday - Friday at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM

Virtual Campus Tour and Interactive Campus Map
View our campus without ever leaving your home.

Prospective Student Events and Visit Opportunities

Welch Wednesdays
Attend a Welch Wednesday program to receive an in-depth look at the Welch College of Business, including the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Audition for a Performing Arts Program

All students interesting in participating in the Performing Arts at SHU must audition in order to be considered for a Performing Arts grant and to determine placement within each program. If you would like to complete your audition this spring, please use the link below to schedule your audition date.

Attend a Performing Arts Show

Options include performances by SHU instrumental, vocal and dance ensembles as well as theatre productions.

Spring Preview Day
For high school sophomores and juniors (and their parents), Spring Preview Day will provide insight into all aspects of living and learning at SHU and our personalized admissions process.

On-Campus Admitted Student Events and Visit Opportunities

Pioneer Hockey Night at Webster Bank Arena
Friday, February 22, 2019
A chance for admitted students interested in the Instrumental Ensembles program at Sacred Heart to come play with the pep band at a varsity hockey game.

Performing Arts Admitted Student Day
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Welch College of Business & School of Computer Science and Engineering Admitted Student Day
Saturday, March 16, 2019

College of Nursing Admitted Student Day
Saturday, March 23, 2019

College Health Professions Admitted Student Day
Sunday, March 24, 2019

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, Media and the Arts & Farrington College of Education Admitted Student Day
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Pioneer for a Day
Select Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this spring.
Get a first-hand experience of life on the SHU campus by shadowing a current SHU student as they attend class, dine on campus, and check out the residence halls.

Audition for a Performing Arts Program

All admitted students who have received or are interested in receiving a participatory Performing Arts Grant are required to audition for their program of interest. Auditions must be scheduled by April 1, 2019 and completed no later than April 15, 2019.

Attend a Performing Arts Show

Options include performances by SHU instrumental, vocal and dance ensembles as well as theatre productions.

Regional Receptions for Admitted Students

New England Admitted Student Reception
Monday, April 8, 2019

Westchester County, NY Admitted Student Reception
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Northern New Jersey Admitted Student Reception
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Connecticut Admitted Student Reception
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Monmouth County, NJ Admitted Student Reception
Monday, April 15, 2019

Long Island Admitted Student Reception
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hudson Valley, NY Admitted Student Reception
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Transfer and Part-Time Visit Opportunities

Transfer Campus Tours and Information Sessions

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Select Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2PM (some exceptions apply)
    • Interviews available by appointment after weekday tours only, based on staff availability

Transfer On-the-Spot Decision Days

Wednesday, March 6, 13 & 20

  • Appointments are available between 12 PM and 5 PM and take 30 minutes 
  • Meet one-on-one with a transfer admission counselor to have your application reviewed and receive an immediate admission decision.
  • For transfer applicants only

Transfer Open House

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Event begins at 10:30 AM
  • Explore campus, learn about our 80+ undergraduate degree programs and vast array of extracurricular activities and meet the people who will work with you throughout the transfer application and admission process at SHU.

Part-Time Interviews

Select weekdays beginning Monday, February 4, 2019 through Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Appointments available at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM and 5 PM

Where is Sacred Heart University?

Conveniently located in Fairfield, Connecticut, just 55 miles northeast of New York City, Sacred Heart University is situated in the center of corporate America and is easily accessible by automobile, bus, train and airplane. The hustle and bustle of big city life in NYC and Boston is not far from Fairfield – nor is the natural beauty of Connecticut's scenic coastline, providing a variety of experience few private liberal arts colleges can match.

Beyond the opportunities for learning and living on the Sacred Heart University campus, Fairfield County offers a remarkable variety of cultural and recreational activities—and if you're looking for employment, it's home to numerous Fortune 500 companies. From museums and historical sites, to shopping and theater, Fairfield County is a great place to call home.

Directions to our Fairfield, CT campus