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First-Year Students

New Students

As you prepare for your first semester at Naz, visit the Admitted Student website for more helpful resources!

Walk-In Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


Call: 585-389-2885

First Year Resources

The Center for Student Success works to provide targeted support to students who are new to Nazareth. Learn More


Other Helpful Resources

Calendar of Events

The CSS provides a central location for posting  major campus programs and events. We also provide information and directions to Rochester area events and locations when you are ready to venture off-campus. You can also check out the online version of the campus-wide Nazareth events calendar. Learn More 



The Nazareth Coaching Program is aimed at assisting students to accomplish their academic, social, and personal goals through regular one-on-one motivational meetings. The coach assists, guides, and works to provide students with the skills necessary to succeed and graduate from Nazareth College. For more information on obtaining a coach, please contact Marrlee Burgess at

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities are programs that facilitate a smooth transition to college by promoting faculty and student interaction. These programs also provide new students with a built-in network of peers with whom they can study and share ideas.  The First Year Experience program (FYE) is a popular option for many first-year students at Nazareth. Learn More

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation takes place several days before the start of classes. The orientation begins with a convocation ceremony that celebrates new students and emphasizes the significance of this new journey. Then, throughout the next few days, students are acclimated by meeting peers and resource people, engage in community service activities to foster bonding and to connect to the greater Rochester community, and attend educational activities with their orientation groups to acquire information on student life at Nazareth. After Orientation weekend, student orientation leaders continue to stay in contact informally with students in their groups to lend further support through this transitional period. Learn More


Summer Start

The Summer Start Program is an exciting program designed to offer incoming first year students a jump start on the college experience. Students will take 6 college credits while living in the Residence Hall and participate in structured activities designed to acclimate them to the campus and Rochester area. Learn More



If you have a problem or just need an ear, come to the CSS. We do more than listen: we also can provide valuable information and help you find answers to questions that you may have about Nazareth and beyond. We also have staff available by appointment should that be more convenient for you. Walk-In hours are determined on a semester-by-semester basis, and can be found on the right-hand side of this page.

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