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General Information
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield , Connecticut 06824-5195

Disability Resource Office

Academic and Career Development Center
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 6824
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About Fairfield University

Fairfield University, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a prestigious and highly regarded private university. With its rich history and commitment to academic excellence, Fairfield University stands out as a top institution for students seeking a well-rounded education.

Established in 1942, Fairfield University is a not-for-profit institution that has made significant contributions to the field of education over the years. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, providing students with ample opportunities to pursue their passions and interests.

One of the key aspects that sets Fairfield University apart is its emphasis on Jesuit values and traditions. The university’s educational philosophy is rooted in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. These values, which include intellectual curiosity, social justice, and service to others, permeate every aspect of campus life and foster a vibrant and inclusive community.

Fairfield University prides itself on offering a supportive and nurturing environment for students. The faculty are not only experts in their respective fields but are also dedicated mentors who actively engage with students both inside and outside the classroom. The university’s small student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students receive individualized attention and guidance, allowing for a personalized and transformative educational experience.

The campus itself is nestled in the scenic town of Fairfield, providing students with a picturesque setting in which to pursue their studies. Fairfield, Connecticut, is a charming coastal community located on the shores of the Long Island Sound. The town boasts vibrant local culture, with a bustling downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural amenities.

In addition to its natural beauty, Fairfield offers numerous recreational opportunities for students. From hiking and biking trails to beautiful beaches, there are plenty of options for students to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. The proximity to major cities such as New York City and Boston also provides students with access to a wealth of cultural, professional, and internship opportunities.

Fairfield University is committed to preparing students for successful careers and lives of meaning and purpose. Through its robust internship and career services programs, students have the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop professional skills that will benefit them in their chosen fields. The university also offers a range of extracurricular activities and student organizations, allowing students to pursue their passions and develop leadership skills outside of the classroom.

In summary, Fairfield University is a notable institution known for its academic excellence, commitment to Jesuit values, and supportive community. With a picturesque campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, students have access to a vibrant local culture and various recreational opportunities. Whether students are seeking a well-rounded education, personal growth, or career preparation, Fairfield University offers a transformative and enriching experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations