Learn more about the culture, activities, and support services available to Nazareth students. You'll find resources for support in all corners of campus, whether you need personal guidance, advice on choosing a major, or assistance finding a job.
The office of academic advisement maintains comprehensive information regarding Nazareth College Academic Policies and Procedures. This includes policies on academic integrity, attendance, dismissal, FERPA (Privacy Act), grade point average (GPA) calculations, grades, petition processes, probation,withdrawal, and more. The most up-to-date Academic Policies and Procedures can be found online as part of the Undergraduate Catalog.
All incoming students are assigned a faculty advisor within the major department (if declared) to help them plan their academic programs. Advisors may be changed when students declare or change their majors. Students are expected to make appointments for academic counseling with their advisors on a regular basis throughout the year in addition to course selection times. It is the student's responsibility to know, understand, and complete the requirements for his/her degree program. In addition to faculty advisors, the Academic Advisement Center (AAC) offers all students assistance relating to academic matters. AAC also coordinates a one-credit course, CDL101: Exploring Self, Majors, and Career.
Location: Smyth Hall, room 2
Contact: Linda Searing, director, 389-2874
The coordinator of first-year academic support services works closely with freshman and their advisors and faculty to facilitate students' adjustment to college life and academic standards.
Location: Smyth Hall, room 2
Contact: Mary Anne Parker-Hancock, 389-2872
Academic Policies and Procedures
All undergraduate academic policies and procedures are found in the Nazareth College Undergraduate Catalog. The catalog includes policies about academic integrity, grades, transcripts, registration, academic honors, academic probation, withdrawals, and more. For assistance in interpreting academic policies and procedures, contact the Academic Advisement Center.
For more than 40 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has inspired students, educators, visual and performing artists, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts. The Arts Center serves the campus community as well as the greater Rochester community.
Auditions, art classes, art exhibitions, music lessons, recitals, fundraisers, lectures, community theatre productions, camps, workshops and graduations are held at the Arts Center. The Arts Center includes the state-of-the-art Callahan Theater, the Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music, a rehearsal hall, a $1 million scene shop, a performance studio, two gallery spaces (the Arts Center Gallery and the Margaret Colacino Art Gallery), Peace Theater, Masters Family Community Theater, and the Lipson Patrons Lounge.
The Arts Center is home to the College’s academic departments of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts, which present exceptional theatre productions, musicals, opera, recitals, and art exhibitions each year. The Arts Center also serves as the home of Rochester Children’s Theatre and Bach Children’s Chorus, as well as the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and Garth Fagan Dance. The Arts Center’s annual Subscription Series presents exceptional performances in concert dance, authentic international entertainment, family programming, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public.
Full-time undergraduate students at Nazareth College with valid ID receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events. (Some restrictions apply for Garth Fagan Dance performances). Part-time undergraduate students at Nazareth College are eligible for one free ticket per semester. Now in its 3rd year, the Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival attracts approximately 6,000 participants each July.
The Department of Student Accounts is responsible for student billing. All full-time bills are due approximately two weeks before the start of each semester. Please contact student accounts for information describing TuitionPay or Tuition Management Systems, monthly installment plans that allow students to pay all or part of their bills over a 10-month period. Please refer to the Student Accounts' website for billing procedures and policies as well as additional payment options.
All financial obligations must be met before the registration, course selection, or housing selection are considered valid.
- John Garbe
Manager of student accounts, 389-2038
- Claire McCabe
Student accounts supervisor, 389-2042
- Lorraine Hoffman
Student accounts coordinator, 389-2034
- Valerie Levine
Graduate student accounts coordinator, 389-2043
- Liz O'Connor
Accounts receivable support specialist, 389-2031
- Ellen Schwartz
Accounts receivable support specialist, 389-2049
The Nazareth College Bookstore stocks all required and recommended textbooks for the current term.
For your convenience, customers can purchase textbooks for pick-up or delivery (or simply review textbook information by course) though the bookstore website. To help reduce the cost of educational materials, the bookstore stocks used books (save 25%), offers rentals (save over 50%), and promotes digital book options (save up to 60%). Visit the bookstore website for additional information about these money-saving programs. The bookstore also carries school supplies, art supplies, Nazareth College clothing and giftware, reference books, snacks, and a modest selection of health and beauty aids.
The bookstore is open extended hours at the beginning of each academic term. Please check the website
or call the store for current hours of operation.
Sell your used books to the Nazareth College Bookstore for cash! Get the best buyback prices at the end
of a term and during finals week.
The Nazareth College Bookstore is operated by Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc., and accepts B&N gift cards for all purchases.
Location: Shults Community Center, lower level
Campus Safety: Security Services
The Campus Safety Department helps to maintain a safe environment on campus, with programs and services including:
Emergency Response: To all incidents involving the health, safety, or well being of any member of the Nazareth community.
Patrols: Bicycle, foot, and vehicle patrols 24 hrs/day.
Escort Service: On-campus escorts provided 24 hrs/day to anyone, as requested.
Campus Shuttle Service: The campus safety department offers a complimentary shuttle service that is in operation during the academic year. Please refer to the campus safety department for shuttle stop locations and hours.
NazCard: The NazCard is your official Nazareth College identification card and identifies you as a member of the Nazareth College community. All new Nazareth students receive a photo ID. It does not need to be validated each semester; it is valid each semester you are enrolled. The NazCard should be carried with you at all times. ID replacements carry a $15 fee.
Educational and Prevention programming: Includes topics such as sexual assault/crime prevention, drug/alcohol awareness, environmental health, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and fire safety.
Security Escort: A small transmitter device that alerts campus safety of any emergency situation. These can be obtained at no charge from the campus safety office.
Medical Emergency Response: In case of a medical emergency, follow this procedure:
- Contact student health services in the Wellness Center at 389-2500.
- If you cannot reach student health services, call campus safety at 389-3333.
- If after proper consultation, outside medical assistance is required, Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance will be requested.
Fire Prevention: Fire drills are required by NYS law for all buildings on campus. Academic buildings will have drills conducted at least once per semester. Residential buildings must have drills conducted at least four times per year with one of them being held after dusk. Fire safety inspections will be conducted at least once per year in all residence halls. Items that violate campus policy will be removed and may be destroyed.
Motor Vehicle Assistance: Basic assistance available including jump-starts, retrieving keys/lock-out, and organizing off-site towing.
NazAlert: An emergency notification system that communicates important information in minutes via text messaging, cell phones, email, and other devices to students, faculty, and staff located on- and off- campus at any hour of the day or night.
Campus Safety works closely with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in criminal cases. Students, staff, and faculty should cooperate with campus safety and use common sense when making safety and security decisions. Students should always lock their rooms and travel in groups with walking on campus at night. Blue light emergency phones located throughout the campus are available for 24 hour assistance.
All members of the Nazareth community are asked to alert campus safety upon observing any suspicious people or activities. It is only with the cooperation of all members of the Nazareth community that the campus can remain as safe as possible.
Location: Shults Center, lower level room 21
- Main contact for non-emergency, 389-2850
- Emergency, 389-3333
- Bobby Maldonado, director, 389-2840
- James Leach, associate director, 389-2844
Campus Safety: Vehicle Registration and Parking
Vehicle Registration: All Nazareth College students are required to place a parking permit on any vehicle that will be parked on the campus. Students are asked to complete a parking permit application and sign a Title IV form. These applications are available at the campus safety office or may be downloaded from the campus safety website.
Parking permit fees are $75 per academic year, $40 per semester. Parking permit fees include NYS sales tax. These nonrefundable fees are charged to the student account. Additional vehicles may be registered at no charge; however, we reserve the right to verify ownership by reviewing a NYS registration. All license plate or vehicle changes must be reported. Students are allowed to have guests park on campus; however, all guests are asked to obtain a temporary parking pass for their vehicles. These can be obtained at the campus safety office free of charge. Guests will be instructed where to park their vehicles upon obtaining a pass.
Parking Regulations: Vehicles without parking permits will be ticketed as well as those parked in clearly prohibited ares such as visitor, service vehicle areas, reserved, handicap, fire lanes, and tow away zones. Additional information regarding parking policies can be obtained at the campus safety office or on the website.
Parking Violations: Payment for parking tickets is due within 10 business days. To pay a parking fine, stop by the campus safety parking office or mail the payment. Information is located on the bottom of the ticket. Frequent and excessive violators are subject to billing, towing, and/or a loss of campus parking privileges. Students receiving numerous tickets should contact the parking office. Fees for unpaid tickets can be attached to student bills.
Parking Appeals: When appealing a parking ticket that is believed to be issued in error, please provide your name, phone number, license plate number and brief explanation about the situation to the parking and transportation coordinator. For your convenience this can be done in one of several ways:
- Online: email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: send information to Nazareth College Campus Safety Department, 4245 East Ave, Rochester NY 14618 (attn: parking office)
- Phone: 585-389-5133
- By appointment: at the parking office (Shults basement/next to lacrosse office)
Location: Shults Center, lower level room 21
- Main contact for non-emergency, 389-2850
- Bobby Maldonado, director, 389-2840
- James Leach, associate director, 389-2844
The Office of Career Services offers assistance to students and alumni in choosing a major or a career, and in conducting job, graduate school, and internship searches. Through individual appointments and frequently offered workshops, career services provides information about how to gain admission to a graduate school, write a resume, prepare for an interview, and search for a job. Career services also plans special programs during each semester featuring experts from outside the College on a wide range of topics such as “What Can I Do With a Major in Sociology,” “Careers in Marketing and Communications,” “Accounting Career Night,” and more.
Career services uses both on-line and print resources to help students research career options. These resources include Going Global, a source for information about jobs in different countries as well as different cities in the United States.
Organizations seeking to employ students for fulltime, part-time, work study, and summer jobs as well as internships and graduate assistantships contact career services each year. Career services advertises these opportunities to students through its NazLink online job posting system. Students can set up an account on NazLink, upload their resume, review job notices, and receive automatic email notification when new jobs are posted by visiting: www.myinterfase.com/naz/student.
Career services also coordinates student participation in large-scale recruiting fairs such as Teacher Recruitment Day and the Rochester Area Career Expo. Information about all such upcoming events is available on the NazLink system.
Students and alumni may establish a credential file in Career Services that includes recommendation letters for use by prospective employers or graduate schools. Registration materials for the credential file service are available in the career services office as well as on the career services website.
Location: Shults Center, main floor
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Extended Hours: When fall and spring classes are in session, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until 7 p.m.
- Michael Kahl, director, 389-2890
- Amy Bauer, assistant director, 389-2891
- Danielle Pearles, career counselor, 389-2892
- Linda Crandall, secretary, 389-2301
Center for Civic Engagement
The Center for Civic Engagement includes the Center for Service Learning, the department of community service, and the Professional Internship Program. Nazareth is one of the few schools in the nation to have an on-campus Center for Civic Engagement. The center supports the development and coordination of the rich, diverse, and varied curricular and co-curricular partnerships that actively engage students within local, regional, and global communities. Through their involvement, students develop the understanding, commitment, and confidence to lead fully informed and actively engaged lives.
Civic engagement can be defined as individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. It is a form of experiential learning, a hallmark of a Nazareth education. Civic engagement is pervasive across the college and includes service learning, internships, practicum, clinical experiences, student teaching, study abroad, research, service and leadership experiences, etc.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Nazareth College leads and advocates for the civic mission of higher education and Nazareth College.
Location: Golisano Academic Center, room 111
Contact: Nuala Boyle, director, 389-2670
Center for Spirituality
Nazareth College has long recognized the importance of spiritual growth in the development of the whole person. The Nazareth community is committed to fostering an environment in which individuals are encouraged to explore their own spirituality, dialogue with others, and engage the world around them. In keeping with the mission of the College, the Center for Spirituality serves the Nazareth community by:
- Encouraging reflection on personal beliefs, values, purpose, and spiritual identity
- Offering meditation/workshop services and educational opportunities from a variety of religious traditions
- Facilitating dialogue among people from diverse faiths and perspectives
- Empowering work for social justice and encouraging generous service in our local, regional, national, and global communities
- Providing a welcoming and hospitable presence by being available for pastoral counseling and maintaining spaces for personal reflection and communal gatherings
- Fostering a sense of community by organizing campus-wide celebrations, memorials, and gatherings in response to current events.
The Center for Spirituality (CFS) staff and student leaders collaborate with members of the Nazareth community to provide ministry for individuals from a variety of faiths and beliefs. Weekly opportunities for worship and meditation include: Catholic Mass, Protestant Worship, Zen meditation, and student-led bible study groups (Nazareth Christian Fellowship). CFS groups also support students, faculty, and staff who are Jewish (Hillel), Muslim (MSA), Orthodox Christian (OCF), as well as atheist, agnostic, and secular humanist (AASH). In addition, the CFS staff assists students from any tradition in making local connections with places of worship.
Opportunities for worship and meditation:
- Catholic Mass: Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Linehan Chapel
- Protestant worship: Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m. in the Linehan Chapel
- Zen meditation: Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Linehan Chapel
- Jewish gatherings: Organized by Hillel for High Holy Days and other special events
- Muslim gatherings: Organized by MSA (Muslim Student Association) for Ramadan and other special occasions.
The center offers programs related to spirituality and religion such as retreats, lectures, music and dance ensembles, yoga, spiritual direction, and small group discussions. CFS also offers a great variety of community service opportunities throughout the academic year, as well as alternative "Breaks for Service" during school breaks.
Center for Spirituality offices, community room, Linehan Chapel, and Meditation Room are located on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. A Universal Prayer Room is located in the Shults Community Center.
Please check the CFS webpage for more information and schedule changes.
- Ruth Santiago, secretary, 389-2303
- Lynne Boucher, director, 389-2305
- Jamie Fazio, Catholic chaplain, 389-2308
- Alison Schmied, Protestant chaplain, 389-2306
Center for Student Success
Focusing on the academic, personal and social aspects of life at Naz, The Center for Student Success provides resources and services to promote undergraduate student success. Within the Center, the Office for First Year Resources is located to provide targeted support to first year students and their parents. Students are welcome to drop by the Center for any number of reasons, including:
- information on learning support services
- advice on and connection to student involvement opportunities
- drop-in tutoring
- connection to personal support services
- problem-solving or general concerns
To check out the CSS walk-in hours, tutoring schedule, or to ask a question via the CSS live chat line, please visit the Center for Student Success website.
Location: Smyth Hall, Room 21
Contact: Marrlee Burgess, Director, 389-2884 or 389-2885
The department of community service provides opportunities for involvement, leadership, service, and civic engagement in partnerships with local and international schools and organizations. The programs advance student learning by increasing the understanding of social problems, strengthening social responsibility, and heightening an understanding of human diversity while responding to the needs of our community.
Home to the Partners for Learning, Partners for Serving, Homework Help, and International Service Exchange Leeds England Program (among others), students can explore community service opportunities both locally and abroad. The department is part of the Center for Civic Engagement.
Location: Golisano Academic Center, room 155
- Adam Lewandowski, director, 389-2307
- Julie Lloyd, program specialist, 389-2304
Counseling services offers crisis intervention as well as individual, couples, and group counseling to current Nazareth students. Students come to counseling services for a variety of reasons, such as difficulty adjusting to college, self-exploration, depression, anxiety, family issues, relationship issues, trauma, sexual orientation concerns, eating and body image concerns, grief, and thoughts of suicide to name a few. Counseling provided by counseling services adheres to confidentiality regulations.
Counseling services is staffed by a clinical psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker, and a substance abuse counselor/prevention specialist. Counseling services also works in conjunction with an on-campus psychiatrist when indicated.
All students are eligible for an initial consultation with a counseling services therapist, and based upon that conversation, the clinician and student will work together to find a course of action that best suits the student's needs. There are a variety of options, including but not limited to: time-limited individual counseling with a counseling services therapist, joining a themed group (examples include a stress management or an educational coping skills group), or participating in a group that focuses on students' experiences relating to others. Counseling services also offers a variety of educational workshops, lectures, programs, and mental health awareness events to the campus community at large.
Counseling services is open during business hours and some evenings during the fall and spring semesters. To ask questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 585-389-2881. In the event of an after-hours emergency, call campus safety at 389-2850 and they will contact the on-call clinician as necessary.
Learn more at naz.edu/counseling-services.
Location: Carroll Hall, room 101
- Malika Kapadia, director, 389-2887
- Megan Papponetti, assistant director, 389-2887
- Casey Cline, substance abuse counselor, 389-2887
Early Learning Center
The Patricia Carter Early Learning Center (PCELC) of Nazareth College provides care for children 2 years and 10 months through 5 years of age. The center is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and operates 49 weeks per year.
The program focuses on learning themes that are presented through art, literature, music, games, large- and fine-motor experiences and field trips. Children are encouraged to develop independence, self-confidence, creativity, self-esteem, and socialization skills. Three teaching professionals, assisted by Nazareth student workers, create and guide the activities.
Location: Founders Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Mimi Berry, director, 389-2505
Many full-time and part-time Nazareth students are eligible to apply for financial aid programs. The process may at times be confusing, and students with questions should contact the financial aid office so that their needs may be addressed.
It is important that students keep informed about due dates for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and be aware of the many aid sources that exist. This wide range of sources include Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct PLUS loans, the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), and Nazareth College grants and scholarships.
Location: Smyth Hall, room 43
- Samantha Veeder, director, 389-2310
- Sandra Killeen, sr. assistant director, 389-2316
- Janice Scheutzow, associate director, 389-2313
- Jeannette Lippa, financial aid coordinator, 389-2312
- Melissa Mitchell, loan counselor, 389-2315
- Laura Formella, assistant director, 389-2310
- Cindy Davis, financial aid coordinator, 389-2310
Food and Dining Services
Chartwells Dining Services is the leader in food-service management and support services. By combining fresh ideas with the industry's greatest talent, Chartwells continues to set the standards for food and service excellence. The corporate office is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and covers a range of schools across the country.
Chartwells Dining Services is responsible for the operation of the resident dining halls, the Cabaret, Roost, Cafe Sorelle, Millie's, and Colie's Cafe as well as on- and off-campus catering. The management team is proud to be part of the staff at Nazareth College.
Dining services questions? Visit the dining services website at dineoncampus.com/naz.
Resident Students: Residents living on campus, excluding students living in Breen, Lyons, and Portka apartments, are required to choose a resident dining meal plan. Most meal plans also come with dining dollars that can be used in the retail locations and/or the dining halls. Dining dollars carry over from fall to spring semester; however, they must be redeemed by the end of the academic school year or they are forfeited.
Commuters, Grad Students, and Students Living in Breen, Lyons, or Portka: Commuter, graduate, and those students living in the Breen, Lyons, and Portka apartments have the option of choosing from any of the resident dining meal plans offered as well as an additional five-meal plan option or the new Build Your Own Plan (BYOP) option on a voluntary basis.
Any student can add dining dollars to their Nazareth ID card throughout the semester. This program offers the ease of not having to carry cash. Under this program a student's Nazareth ID is used as a debit card: each time food is purchased, money is automatically deducted from the student's account. This program is also tax-exempt, which means by putting money on your card you do not have to pay tax at the register, saving you money all semester long.
Menus: Chartwells strives to provide our customers with a high-quality experience every day. They welcome student requests and always do our best to accommodate them. Menus are planned with attention to variety, nutritional value, and local preferences. If you have special dietary requirements they can help you get what you need. Contact any manager.
Retail Operations: The Cabaret, the Roost, Cafe Sorelle, Millie's, and Colie's Cafe are retail facilities dedicated to servicing the campus community. Food can be purchased in these facilities using dining dollars, cash, or credit.
Hours of Operation:
- Cabaret: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Roost: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Colie's Cafe: Monday-Sunday: 4 p.m. - midnight
- Millie's: Monday-Friday: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Cafe Sorelle: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Resident Dining Halls: Resident dining halls are located in Lourdes and Kearney residence halls. Resident meal plans are honored in these two facilities. If you have a guest visiting, the Freedom Naz meal plan comes with 5 guest passes per semester or you can pay for their meal with your dining dollars. Your Nazareth ID is also your meal card. Notify campus safety if you lose or misplace your card. They will put a stop to the lost plan to prevent anyone from using it.
Hours of Operation:
- Kearney: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Lourdes: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Catering: Whether planning a simple breakfast or an upscale executive luncheon, you will find all of our most popular menu selections online. We can also custom design a menu for any special occasion. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet any need with style and creativity, assuring the success of your event. Visit the catering website at naz.caterrax.com or call 389-5161 for more information.
- Director of dining services, 389-2521
- Resident dining director, 389-2077
- Catering director, 389-5161
- Retail director, 389-2520
- Marketing director, 389-2476
- Executive chef, 389-5101
- Controller, 389-2527
- Administrative assistant, 389-5109
Nazareth College offers graduate programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Physical Therapy. Also awarded is the Master of Social Work degree through a program jointly offered by Nazareth College and the State University College at Brockport.
Programs offered within the Master of Science Degree are accounting, creative arts therapy (with specializations in art therapy and music therapy), management, human resource management, and speech-language pathology. Programs available within the Master of Science in Education degree are art education, business and marketing education, educational technology specialist (computer education), inclusive education programs (early childhood, childhood, adolescence), literacy education, music education, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The Master of Arts degree offers programs in American studies and liberal studies.
Nazareth College students who are within nine semester hours or less of completing the undergraduate degree and meet the academic requirements for entrance into a graduate program may register for a course(s) in the graduate program. Students will be allowed to register for no more than a total of 12 credit hours when combining undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g. six credits of undergraduate and six credits of graduate). In some programs students may get special permission to register for nine hours of graduate work if they are within three credits of completing the undergraduate degree or for three hours of graduate work if they are within nine hours of completing the undergraduate degree. Approvals must be obtained in the following order:
- Chairperson of the undergraduate major department(s)
- Program director or chairperson of the graduate program director
- Dean of the School in which the graduate program resides
- Assistant vice president of academic affairs
- Director of graduate student services (who provides copies of petition to the office of financial aid and student accounts)
All approvals on the petition form are required prior to registration.
Seniors in their final semester taking a combination of undergraduate and graduate course work that totals 12 credits will be billed at the full-time undergraduate tuition rate and continue to be eligible for all financial aid they would receive had they enrolled in all undergraduate credits with the following exceptions: Federal Pell Grants and Federal TEACH Grants are pro-rated to reflect undergraduate credits only. Contact the financial aid office for advisement on other concerns or implications of revised aid for students whose total registration is below 12 credits or who are combining undergraduate and graduate course work in the same semester.
For registration questions, contact graduate student services at 389-2819. For financial aid questions, call 389-2310.
The student health services staff provides primary health care and health education services tailored to the unique needs of college students. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner and a registered nurse in collaboration with additional health care providers who are on site several times a week. Women's health services are available by appointment. There is no fee for undergraduates to see a provider. Students are responsible for off-site lab fees and for all costs incurred for medical care received in the community.
Student health services does not provide medical excuses for missed classes, exams, or assignments since medical conditions are confidential and frequently not verifiable.
For more information visit naz.edu/health-services.
Required Immunizations: New York State Public Health Law 2165 mandates that all students taking six credit hours or more must demonstrate immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella through documentation of two doses of measles vaccine (the first on or after the first birthday) and one dose each of mumps and rubella. Laboratory proof of immunity from these diseases is also acceptable. Persons born before 1/1/57 are exempt.
NYS Public Health Law 2167 requires post-secondary institutions to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to students.
Location: Student Wellness Center (formerly the Psychology building)
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year. Limited summer hours.
After-hours care options: Campus safety at (585)389-2850. After hours nurse advice line and urgent care options are on our website.
- Donna Willome ANP, BC, director
- Emily Dimon MA, health educator
- Sandy Masterton, secretary
Information Technology Services
Information technology services (ITS) at Nazareth College offers students a variety of services. Macintosh and PC workstations are available in several labs throughout campus. Software is loaded on networks for maximum efficiency and sharing of information. In addition, software is available at the technology and media service desk in the Lorette Wilmot Library.
High speed network connections are available for resident students in their rooms and for nonresidents at various locations around campus. Internet resources are available from most lab locations through Nazareth's network. Wireless covers the library, Arts Center, Golisano Academic Center, Carroll Hall, Medaille Hall, Psychology Building, Shults Center, Smyth Hall, and the cafe area of George Hall. Other areas (including most residence halls) will be added during the summer of 2011; check the ITS website for current locations.
Printing is available in both the library and computer labs. Lab assistants at the technology and media service desk are available to assist students with questions or problems about the computer labs or their network connection in the residence halls.
Location: Technology and media service desk, Lorette Wilmot Library, lower level
Contact: Greg Dec, technology and media service desk manager, 389-2086
Lorette Wilmot Library
The staff of the Lorette Wilmot Library welcomes the opportunity to assist and instruct students in the effective use of a variety of information systems and resources. The facility is open more than 100 hours per week for research and study during regular terms and offers a variety of study spaces including study carrels, group study rooms (some with LCD screens to practice presentations), lounge furniture, and a coffee shop during the day and early evening hours. There is a 24 hour study atrium at the entrance; use your Naz ID to swipe in after hours.
The library print collection includes more than 250,000 volumes along with more than 1,100 journal and magazine subscriptions. Additionally, more than 25,000 journals and 70,000 books are available electronically in full text through the library's website, along with databases and selected reference works for each discipline and program. The browsing lounge has a collection of leisure reading and videos for checkout.
The facility has wireless access and also houses 25 computer workstations throughout the building that access the library's databases, the internet, and MS Office products.
Hours during the academic year are shown. Changes in hours (during summer, holidays, exam periods, and semester breaks) are posted on the library's web page.
Our online catalog enables students to identify materials of interest in the local collections. ILLiad, the online interlibray loan system, facilitates requesting articles and books from other libraries.
There are several special collections, including the Rare Book Room, a room dedicated to works by and about Thomas Merton, and the Children's Literature Room.
Media Resources: The media resources department is located on the lower level and provides production services including color copying and printing, poster printing, and lamination. It also includes a media editing lab, small group study rooms, and several multimedia classrooms. Group and one-on-one training is available for this area. Self-help color and black and white copy machines are located on the library's main and lower levels. All production and duplication services are subject to copyright regulations.
Technology and Media Service Desk: The technology and media service desk provides help for faculty and staff computers and manages the computer labs on campus. They also deliver media equipment for classroom use and events.
- Main circulation desk, 389-2129
- Reference desk, 389-2137
- Technology and media service desk, 389-2111
- Media production desk, 389-2146
- Interlibrary loan and serial service desk, 389-3321
- Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - midnight
- Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. - midnight
Reference Desk Hours:
A reference librarian is available for walk-in consultations during the hours shown below.
- Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m
- Friday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Further information including detailed student handbooks regarding the library and its services may be obtained at naz.edu/library.
Marketing and Communications
The mission of the marketing and communications department is to build the visibility of the College among prospective students and parents, donors, and numerous other key constituents. The department is responsible for publications, web content, public relations, and advertising. Students, faculty, and staff are requested to call Julie Long and Alicia Nestle-the media relations team- when they are asked to make a public appearance, do an interview with reporters, or participate in a broadcast in which they will be identified with the College.
Location: Golisano Academic Center, first floor
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Kate Philbin
- Brian Abbamonte
Print and web production designer, 389-2462
- Julie Long
Assistant director-public relations, 389-2456
- Alicia Nestle
Assistant director-new media, 389-2457
- Robyn Rime
Assistant director-publications, 389-5098
- Alex Shukoff
- Sofia Tokar
Assistant editor, 389-2450
- Elizabeth Zapata
Assistant director-web communications, 389-2461
Nazareth College recognizes the importance of providing education for a racially and ethnically diverse population, and for preparing students for a diverse world. Through the office of multicultural affairs, a focused, coordinated, proactive College-wide effort is provided by:
- Assisting the recruitment and retention of minority faculty, staff, and students
- Developing a retention program for minority students
- Assisting in providing professional development opportunities for faculty, administration, staff
- Creating opportunities for acknowledging and celebrating diversity
The office sponsors cultural programs and participates in campus and community functions including Constitution Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Coming Out Day, Urban Education Institute, Disability Awareness Month, Annual Nursing Summit, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black History Month and the Health Care Summit.
Location: Smyth Hall, room 123
- Gaynelle Wethers, director, 389-2008
- Fran Gonzales, secretary, 389-2073
The Registrar and Graduate Student Services Office is responsible for maintaining student records and can provide assistance with questions related to registration, grading, graduation and transcripts. In an effort to provide secure and improved services to students and alumni, Nazareth College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering 24/7 via the web. You can order transcripts using any major credit card. Your card will be charged after your order has been completed. There is a $7.50 fee per mailing address.
Note: Currently enrolled students can request an unofficial transcript at no charge; these requests must be made in person (Smyth 1).
Current students can access the Clearinghouse through their NazNet account:
- Log into your NazNet account
- Click on the "transcript request" link under the "National Student Clearinghouse" heading section
- Click on the "National Student Clearinghouse Self-Service" link
- The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session.
Location: Smyth Hall, room1
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
SART: Sexual Assault Response Team
Phone: 585-258-0880, answering service available 24 hours a day .
This is a team of trained faculty and staff volunteers who can assist you if you have been sexually assaulted or raped by an acquaintance or stranger. The volunteer gives emotional support and guidance in making informed decisions about medical care, counseling and reporting the incident.
You may also reach the following team members on campus during the work week:
- Emily Dimon, 389-2507
- Lynn Duggan, 389-2536
- Sandra Killeen, 389-2316
- Beth LaJoie, 389-2789
Other campus resources:
- Counseling services, 389-2887
- Health services, 389-2500
- Center for spirituality, 389-2303
- Campus safety, 389-2850
Off campus: Rape crisis, 585-546-2595
Services for Students with Disabilities
The office for students with disabilities recommends academic modifications for students who have documented disabilities and connects students with the many support services available on campus and in the local community. Students seeking these services should contact the director. A handbook for students with disabilities describes the resources on campus and is available from the office or online at naz.edu/student-disabilities.
Location: Golisano Academic Center, room 61
- Stephanie Smyth, director, 389-2498
- Lisa Thomas, testing center coordinator, 389-2875
The Otto A. Shults Community Center houses a gymnasium, fitness center, swimming pool, racquetball courts, student union, conference rooms, bookstore, mail room, information desk, commuter lounge, aerobics room, sauna, Bikes@Naz, and a snack bar that opens daily and in the evening when classes are in session. The Shults Center also contains the offices of student activities, student development, career services, athletics, student diversity resource center, campus safety, dining services and the Undergraduate Association (UA).
Information Desk: 389-2322
- Sunday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - midnight
- Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
- TBA, director, 389-2320
- Brian McGahan, assistant director-operations, 389-2324
- Rachel Cordy, assistant director-activities, 389-2331
Bulletin Board: Bulletin boards are for student use, such as for the sale of books and other personal items or the posting of special events. Off-campus organizations must leave notices at the Information Desk for approval by the Shults Center director. If approved, a desk attendant will post on appropriate boards.
Meeting Rooms: Those in the Shults Center must be reserved in advance through the Information Desk. All facility needs should be included on the room reservation form. Food service for meetings should be arranged through the Chartwells staff.
Lockers: Provided for commuters, they can be bought at the Information Desk. A $4 rental fee is charged for each semester.
Mailboxes: Students are responsible for checking their mailboxes each day. Direct communications from faculty, administration, and student government are placed in the mailboxes. Resident student mailboxes are located in the lower level of the Shults Center and managed by the office of residential life; full-time commuter mail folders are located in the commuter lounge. Students who have been assigned mailbox numbers are requested to notify correspondents accordingly. Address mail to:
- (Your name) / (mailbox #)
PO Box 18900
Rochester, NY 14618-0900
Stamps may be purchased at the Shults Center.