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Getting Started at Nazareth

Welcome to Nazareth College!

Once you have received your admission packet and before your arrive to campus, please follow the steps below:
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1.) Pay the SEVIS Fee at the Student and Exchange Visitor Program website. Click here for instructions. 

2.) Apply for a U.S. Student Visa. Click here for some useful tips.

3.) If you would like to apply to live on campus, complete the application here. For more information on housing options, please see below.

4.) Complete your Health and Immunization Form by clicking here. For more information about our Wellness Center, please see below.

5.) You must have Health Insurance for the duration of your stay in the United States. Click here for more information about minimum coverage and links to a few service providers.

6.) Orientation is mandatory! When making travel arrangements, plan accordingly.

7.) Complete the Arrival Form (sent electronically through our office) once you confirm your travel arrangements.  Be sure to check the Academic Calendar  before booking your flights.

8.) Ensure that you are able to access your NazNet account and Nazareth e-mail account.  For more information, click here.

Before arriving to campus, please see the useful information below:

Useful Information


Students may elect to live on-campus or off-campus.


Students will stay in one of our many Residence Halls. For more information about housing, please go to the Residential Life website. For students staying on-campus, meals plans are available only during the fall and spring semesters. For more information on meal plans, visit the DineOnCampus website.

On-campus housing is currently not available for families.


Off-campus housing is found all around the Rochester-area. If you decide to live off campus, there are locations within walking distance from campus:

Pittsford Garden Apartments

Pittsford Manor

Pittsford Village Estates

Please note: More locations will be added at a later time.

Meal Plans

All students living on-campus during the fall and spring semesters must have a meal plan. For more information about our Dining Services, please click here.

Students who live off-campus may purchase food on-campus without a meal plan; however, they may put money on their Naz ID card for convenience. Please go to the Dining Services website for more details.

Paying Your Bill

You must be prepared to pay your bill by the first day of classes. Payment may be made in NazNet or at Student Accounts. Once you are logged into NazNet, click on the Students option to access the Current Student Menu; then click on Make a Payment under the Financial Information section and follow the directions. If you are trying to access general information about your account, click on Account Summary under the Financial Information section.

Click here for wire transfer information.

Student Wellness Center

Our Student Wellness Center is located next to Peckham Hall, off of North Camps Drive. The Student Wellness Center provides individual support for physical and psychological needs through Health Services and Counseling Services.

Important Websites

Study in the States: Provides great information for students before, during, and after their studies! Many of the other websites listed below are found on this website too!

U.S. Department of State: The Department of State issues visas through U.S. consulates and embassies, many of which offer student-specific information on their websites. DoS can help you through many steps of the process of studying in the United States, including finding the right school or program, getting a visa, or becoming an exchange visitor.

Travel.State.Gov: At you can find information about getting a visa.

EducationUSA: EducationUSA can help you with information on the process of selecting a school and a course of study in the United States. With over 400 advising centers in 170 countries, EducationUSA represents the largest group of advisers committed to promoting accredited United States higher education institutions to over 14 million students and parents with whom they have contact each year.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: The United States Customs and Border Protection is one of the Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

International students will interact directly with CBP Officials at the Port of Entry (POE) when entering and exiting the United States.

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