Prospective Student-Athletes
Thank you for your interest in Fairfield University athletics. On this page you will find some general information regarding NCAA recruiting rules, as well as links to questionnaires for each of the Stags’ 20 varsity sports. 
To submit a prospective student-athlete (PSA) questionnaire to a member of the Fairfield coaching staff, please CLICK HERE. If you would like to send information to multiple coaches, you must fill out a form for EACH program that you wish to contact. 
The NCAA provides several publications that are designed to assist a PSA in their recruiting process; including the College Bound Student-Athlete Guide and the Guide to International Standards for Athletics Eligibility
In addition, here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding NCAA recruiting rules. Should you have general questions regarding recruiting at Fairfield University, please contact Assistant Director of Athletics/ Compliance and Recruiting Coordinator Joseph Klauder (email). If you have any additional questions regarding NCAA recruiting rules, please visit their recruiting website.
When is the first opportunity a coach may communicate with a prospective student-athlete?
General Correspondence (including emails, postcards, etc.)
In sports other than men’s basketball, a NCAA member institution may not provide recruiting materials to a prospective student-athlete (including general correspondence related to athletics) until September 1 at the beginning of the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school.
In men’s basketball, an institution may not provide recruiting materials to a prospective student-athlete (including general correspondence related to athletics) until June 15 at the conclusion of the prospective student-athlete’s sophomore year in high school.
If a prospective student-athlete emails a coach, the coach may not be able to respond. Please note the general correspondence restrictions above.
Telephone Calls
In sports other than football and basketball, telephone calls to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardian(s)] may not be made before July 1 following the completion of the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school (subject to the exceptions below); thereafter, staff members shall not make such telephone calls more than once per week.
In men’s basketball, an institution is permitted to make one telephone call per month to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete's parents or legal guardian(s)] on or after June 15 of the prospective student-athlete’s sophomore year in high school through July 31 of the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school. An institution is permitted to make two telephone calls per week to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardian(s)] beginning August 1 prior to the prospective student-athlete’s senior year in high school. Once the prospective student-athlete has begun classes for the 12th grade, a coach is permitted to make one telephone call per week.
In women’s basketball, one telephone call to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardian(s)] may be made during each of the months of April and May of the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school. One call may be made on or after June 1 through June 20 and one call may be made be made on or after June 21 through June 30 of the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school. In addition, only three telephone calls to a prospective student-athlete [or the prospective student-athlete's parents or legal guardian(s)] may be made during the month of July following the prospective student-athlete’s junior year in high school, with no more than one telephone call per week; thereafter, staff members shall not make such telephone calls more than once per week.
When may a prospective student-athlete or their parent call a coach? 
A prospective student-athlete or their parent may call and talk to coach at any time. If a prospective student-athlete leaves a message with a coach, the coach may not be able to return the call. Please note the telephone call restrictions above.
Campus Visits
Fairfield strongly encourages prospective student-athletes to visit our campus, tour the facilities, and meet our coaching staff. NCAA regulations allow you to visit Fairfield University at your own expense (also known as an unofficial visit) at ANY time during high school or afterwards. There are no limits on the number of unofficial visits you may take. We suggest that you call ahead and schedule an appointment with a coach to ensure getting to meet a member of that coaching staff.
An official visit is one that is paid for in part, or in full, by Fairfield. Under NCAA regulations you are allowed to take a maximum of five official visits during your senior year in high school. The Fairfield coaching staff will arrange official visits in accordance with NCAA regulations.