Message from the Office of Academic Engagement

Dear Faculty and Students: Yohuru Williams

Fairfield University's Academic Advising Program, coordinated through the Office of Academic Engagement (OAE), offers support to advisors and advisees in all areas of academic planning. Students work closely with advisors at each stage of the decision-making process regarding their academic career - from course selection and major options to co-curricular involvement and high-impact educational practices, such as study abroad, capstones, and internships.

At Fairfield, students repeatedly cite the close relationships they have with our faculty members to be among the most significant highlights of their Fairfield experience. The academic advising relationship is one of the ways we ensure individualized attention to our students' academic success. Faculty promote a holistic approach to academic advising, characterized by students' active engagement and deliberate decision-making regarding their current and future plans.

This website is designed to help both advisors and students navigate through the advising process. If you would like additional information not found on our web pages, please feel free to contact me at I will be happy to hear from you!

Dr. Yohura Williams
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs