Alumni, Community and Student Engagement Initiatives

Homecoming & Family Weekend

 Come Celebrate

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2009

This October, discover (or rediscover) your Fairfield ‘home.’ Whether you are a recent graduate, a not-so-recent graduate, or a future graduate, there’s something exciting planned for everyone at Homecoming & Family Weekend. If you have any questions, please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3288 or visit


Schedule of Events – Please be Sure to Attend MFT Sponsored Events

(Schedule as of Wednesday, October 8)

12:00 pm -12:45 pm

Exploring Fairfield: Session 1
Various Locations

Explore and get re-acquainted with campus by attending one of the Exploring Fairfield sessions.


Domestic Violence: Warning signs, Understanding the Cycle of Violence, and Available Resources: A panel of Marriage and Family Therapists working in local community agencies will discuss the impact of domestic violence on families and children as well as provide information on local resources. Students and professionals will also have an opportunity to ask questions on best practices for working with this population.


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm


What’s New in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department?: Marriage and Family Therapy faculty members and graduate assistants will discuss the newest additions to the program, including new faculty members, new courses, upcoming workshops in our workshop series, our Urban Grant Initiative, and the new MFT blog. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.


2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Professional Development in MFT: “10 Things You Can Do to Prepare Yourself for Life After Graduation”: The transition from MFT student to “Jane Smith M.A.” working at an agency is often a difficult one. Listen to former students discuss how they navigated through the transition so that you can set realistic expectations around pre-licensure employment, working in agencies, taking the licensing exam, and other important information for new graduates.



Go the the Homecoming Family weekend page to get a full schedule of events

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