Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Overview of People, Services, Campus

 Entries appear in alphabetical order



Nazareth is led by President Elizabeth L. Paul, Ph.D. who took office July 1, 2020. President Paul works closely with the board of trustees, a governing body of alumni and benefactors, to manage, formulate and determine general policies, create and appoint committees, and develop an atmosphere in which learning can take place most effectively and dynamically.

With nearly 60 programs of study, Nazareth also contains the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education, the College of Interprofessional Health and Human Services, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Design.  Each of these academic sections is led by a dean. The administration of graduate programs is the responsibility of the deans working in cooperation with the provost, department chairpersons, directors of individual graduate programs, and other members of departments having approved programs among the graduate offerings. 

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The Office of Graduate Admissions, located in the Admissions Center, is the source for general information related to Graduate Admissions and the point of contact when requesting graduate program information, attending an on campus Graduate Program event, or visiting the University to learn about graduate program opportunities. Graduate program applications are completed online via the graduate admission website, and decisions about admittance to a graduate program are issued from this office.

Prospective students can contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by visiting http://grad.naz.edu, calling 585-389-2821, or e-mailing gradadmissions@naz.edu.

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Arts Center, Otto Shults Community Center and Golisano Training Center

The Arts Center serves the campus community as well as the greater Rochester community, and is home to Nazareth’s Art and Design Department, School of Music, and Theatre and Dance Department, which present art exhibitions, concerts, opera, recitals, theatre productions, musicals, and dance performances each year. Numerous events occur in the Arts Complex, which includes the Callahan Theater, Wilmot Recital Hall, Arts Center Gallery and Colacino Gallery, Studio Theater A48, Masters Family Community Theater, Peace Theater, and Beston Hall at the Glazer Music Performance Center. The Arts Center Complex also serves as the performance location for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday Matinee Series, The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester Concert Series, and performances by Rochester City Ballet. Nazareth students receive one free ticket per performance for most ticketed University arts events with valid ID at the Box Office.

The Shults Center is a hub for activities and a gathering place for students. It is home to many Student Experience offices, the Undergraduate Association, campus radio station, and a number of wellness programs including Bikes@Naz and fitness classes. Building hours are posted on the Shults Center website. The Shults Center also features a retail dining facility and the Campus Bookstore. If you are in need of an ATM (M&T Bank) there is one located on the ground floor (next to Campus Safety).

The Golisano Training Center is a state of the art facility for practices, competition, and health and wellness programs. Features include the personal training program and Intramurals and Recreation. The Training Center is comprised of a fitness center, 200 meter track, 4 multi-purpose courts, group fitness center room and a turf field. In addition, the Golisano Training Center features a retail dining location. Nazareth’s unique partnership between the Special Olympics and the Golisano Foundation make it the only facility of its kind in the country.

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Athletics and Recreation

Nazareth’s 27 undergraduate intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.

The 2,200 seat Golden Flyers Stadium Complex includes an all-weather track, playing field, and fitness center. The 108,000 square foot Golisano Training Center which opened Fall of 2019 includes an indoor 200 meter track, turf field, fitness center, group exercise room, and four multipurpose courts. The Shults Center is home to Kidera Gymnasium, Bikes@Naz, a 25 meter swimming pool, racquetball courts, and a group exercise room. These athletic and recreational facilities are free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students. For students who enjoy competition on different levels, there are many intramural leagues offered throughout the year such as soccer, volleyball, basketball and more! Nazareth also provides free group exercise classes such as Zumba, Yoga and FIT1.

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Campus Clinics

Students in the College of Interprofessional Health and Human Services gain experience in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language-Hearing and Cognitive Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Play Therapy Clinics. Interprofessional services provide unique opportunities for students to acquire knowledge about other professions and develop collaboration skills. In the clinics, students from the programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing, social work, art therapy, and music therapy deliver services under direct supervision of licensed faculty. 

The Nazareth Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics, located in the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute, serve as training programs for students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate and Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs. The Speech-Language Clinic provides evaluation and treatment services for a diverse group of early intervention, preschool and school-aged clients in the areas of articulation/phonology, voice, hearing, fluency, language, literacy, and social communication. The Hearing Clinic provides hearing screenings for children and adults on- and off-campus, and group and/or individualized aural rehabilitation for adults who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.  Graduate students interested in adult neurological disorders (including stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and others) have opportunities to conduct evaluations, treatment, and research in the Neurogenic Communication and Cognition Clinic (NC3). Lastly, the Stuttering Program is a unique clinical experience that offers graduate students who are enrolled in the Fluency Disorders course a guided, course-tied application of assessment and treatment approaches for individuals who stutter in group or individual therapy formats. This clinical program also features a summer camp experience that allows graduate students to engage in activities that further promote advocacy, awareness, and empowerment for individuals who stutter. All clinics collaboratively provide inter-professional clinical services with Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy students. The speech-language and hearing clinical facility has individual and group diagnostic/treatment rooms, and is equipped for direct and video observation for supervision and family training. There is a fully equipped audiology suite for hearing testing. The clinics also provide a number of community outreach services in the areas of speech, language, literacy, cognition and hearing in partnership with the community to meet the needs of individuals and families through preventative and intervention programming.

The Physical Therapy facilities are designed to support clinical practice with peers, as well as with community members in our on-site clinics. In the physical therapy clinics and wellness programs, students have the opportunity to provide a wide range of services to community members. Under the supervision of faculty and community therapists, students examine, evaluate, treat, and educate patients and their families to develop improved functional mobility. Several other community-based clinics, including Hickock Brain Injury Center and Centro de’Oro, allow physical therapy students the opportunity to provide services to under-served clients in the community, while fulfilling course requirements. The clinical skills laboratory, used in the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular courses, is located in the lower level of the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute. This area has treatment tables, therapeutic modalities and streaming media equipment. The clinics and laboratory space provide students the ability to integrate knowledge into practice.

Research Laboratory with Motion Analysis System: On the main floor of the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute (YWRI),  there is dedicated research space. This space includes an 11-camera, three-dimensional motion analysis system, a private treatment area, and an area for data processing and analysis. Through the use of specialized cameras, pressure sensitive force plates, and sensors to measure muscle activity, faculty and students can assess individuals engaged in any type of movement activity for clinical research purposes. This information can be used to enhance teaching and to advance faculty and student scholarship.

The Art Therapy Clinic is housed in the Creative Arts Therapy Department of the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute. Art therapy is a mental health profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. This interdisciplinary clinic also dovetails with speech/language therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, and social work depending on the needs of the client, group, or family. The Art Therapy Clinic offers a confidential setting for the therapeutic use of art making and expression of feelings. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change. The Art Therapy Clinic functions as a training site for graduate level art therapy interns under the supervision of Board Certified, Registered Art Therapists licensed by the New York State Office of the Professions. All individuals are assessed in order to proceed in a therapeutic manner most beneficial to the individual. The Art Therapy Clinic serves people of all ages and people can be self-referred, referred by other YWRI clinics, friends, family members, or community providers including case managers or primary care physicians.

The Lipson Music Therapy Clinic is housed in the Creative Arts Therapy Department of the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute. Music therapy uses music in the context of a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, communication, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of people of all ages. Music therapists are credentialed professionals trained in music, therapeutic principles and methods, exceptionality, rehabilitation, and psychology. They are skilled in various musical genres and techniques and are qualified in assessment, research, and treatment. Many add a master’s degree in mental health practice such as the one offered at Nazareth. Music therapy is provided on its own or in co-treatment with physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, and/or art therapy, depending on client needs and scheduling availability. The Lipson Music Therapy Clinic serves clients of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses, including developmental challenges, childhood communication delays, adult speech-language recovery, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, other physical impairments, and mental health needs. Music therapy services are provided by students in the undergraduate and graduate music therapy programs, supervised by faculty who are professional music therapists credentialed by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (MT-BCs) and licensed by the New York State Office of the Professions as Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs). Any co-treatment is supervised by authorized faculty in both disciplines. Clients can refer themselves to the clinic and are also referred for music therapy services from multiple sources including other Nazareth clinics and clients, family members, case managers, physicians, social workers, community music therapists, and community allied health therapists. Clients are assessed to determine eligibility for admission and to identify strengths, needs, and treatment options.

The School of Education: The Marie Callahan Reading Clinic, located in Lourdes, is designed to provide one-on-one support in learning to read to elementary and secondary students from the community. Graduate students who are pursuing a master’s degree and additional certification as a literacy specialist serve as the clinicians and provide support typically during the Spring and Summer terms. The graduate students gain the ability to put professional knowledge into practice as part of their course requirements and fieldwork experiences. A primary responsibility of the graduate student is to assess the individual whom they teach to determine strengths as well as needs, design an instructional program to overcome or compensate for those needs, and provide one-to-one instruction. The Marie Callahan Reading Clinic is designed to provide a productive working environment for the graduate student and the child receiving reading support. In addition to the individual literacy workstations there are also communal spaces for small group reading, discussions and presentations.

Nazareth University Play Therapy for Children and Families serves ages 3 to 10 years old. Play therapy is appropriate for children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including anger management, grief and loss, divorce and family dissolution, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, crisis and trauma, anxiety, and depression. The clinic offers 50-minute individual weekly sessions during Nazareth’s fall and spring semesters. A child typically attends 12 to 20 sessions.

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Campus Safety

Campus Safety is located in room 021 of the Otto A. Shults Center (lower level) and is responsible for providing and promoting a safe, secure and healthful environment for all to live, learn, teach and work.  Areas of responsibility include:  

  • Emergency Readiness and Response
  • Fire Safety/Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) 
  • Crime Prevention Education and Outreach
  • Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control 
  • Campus-wide Patrol and Security   
  • Special Event Management
  • ID Card Access and Issuance

Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, year round, including evenings, weekends, holidays and occasions when the University is officially closed.  

Campus Safety Officers are (New York State) registered security guards and are trained in emergency response, crisis intervention, incident investigation, and emergency medical response (CPR/AED, first aid, Narcan and oxygen delivery).

Specializations and services provided by Campus Safety include comprehensive trauma informed investigations, patrol and security of residential and academic facilities and grounds, crime and fire safety prevention programming and initiatives, emergency response communication/notifications, and coordination with outside (police, fire and medical) entities as needed. Other services include vehicle assistance, hazardous waste coordination, and the University’s repository for lost and found.

Campus Safety is the place to go for the following:

  • NazCard: Your official identification card.  Your NazCard is necessary for access to buildings, computer labs and dining facilities. Carry your card with you at all times and immediately report lost or stolen cards.  
  • Safe@Naz: Your personal safety mobile phone-based app designed specifically for Nazareth University. Safe@Naz is designed to provide immediate connection to resources in an emergency, become the primary communication tool with Campus Safety, and provide quick and easy access to safety resources (on and off campus). Download the free app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  • Parking Permit:  All vehicles, at all times, require a parking permit to park on campus.   Visit the Campus Safety website to register your vehicle (via the online portal) and find out more about parking fees, parking policy, where to park, and more.  
  • NazAlert (Emergency Notification):  NazAlert is the mass emergency notification system of Nazareth University and is used to simultaneously notify you of an emergency on campus, the nature of the situation, and precautionary actions to take.  NazAlert is an opt-out system. Your Nazareth email address and primary cell phone number on file have been automatically added to the system. Be sure to verify/update your cell phone number as part of your campus record. Go to mynaznetss.naz.edu and login using your MyNaz credentials. Click on your username in the upper right hand corner then choose User Profile. In the Phone Numbers section, click on the pencil icon next to the cell phone number you wish to edit. Update your cell phone number using these steps anytime it changes while you are attending Nazareth.  
  • Be Ready!  Be Safe!  Download the University’s Emergency Readiness & Response Guide AND Quick Reaction Guide from the Campus Safety Website at www2.naz.edu.
  • See Something, Say Something: Immediately report dangerous conditions, safety hazards/risks and unusual or suspicious persons/behavior, vehicles, activity, or packages.  Contact Campus Safety at (585) 389-2850.  Off Campus call 911. Add the Campus Safety number to your phone contacts now!    

Contact Campus Safety at (585) 389-2850 or visit our website at https://www2.naz.edu/campus-safety/

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], otherwise known as the “Clery Act”, Nazareth University Campus Safety is responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing an annual report by October 1 of each year for the purpose of disclosing and disseminating crime and fire statistics and certain safety, security and emergency specific information.  This information is made public by way of the University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, available from the Campus Safety website. Hard copies are available on request by contacting Campus Safety. 

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Career Coaching

Career Coaching, part of the Center for Life’s Work, is located on the first floor hallway of the Golisano Academic Center, and assists students and alumni with navigating career decisions, finding experiences to test interests and build skills, the process of searching for jobs and internships, and planning for graduate study. Nazareth uses the online platform, Handshake, to connect students with opportunities. Individual appointments focused on any aspect of career decision making, internships, the SPARK grant program, job search strategies, resume writing, and interviewing may be scheduled with a career coach through Handshake or by calling 585-389-2878.

  • Job and Internhship Search - To assist with the job and internship search, the Center for Life’s Work uses the online platform, Handshake.  Handshake is a service available only to accepted and currently enrolled students, as well as alumni of the University. Through Handshake students can learn of job and internship vacancies, upload their resumes, apply on-line, and request interviews with businesses, school districts, and health care and social service organizations. In addition, annual job fairs such as Teacher Recruitment Day and the Spring Job and Internship Fair are planned to assist Nazareth graduates with finding employment.  These and other career events are posted on Handshake. The Center for Life’s Work provides additional resources including Career Shift and Big Interview to help students broaden their job searches and improve their interview skills. Assistance with resumes is provided by career coaches specializing in our different degree programs. Use your Handshake account to determine your coach and schedule an appointment for resume help.
  • On-Campus employment oppurtunities (including both work-study and regular student employment) can also be found via Handshake and through attending the annual On-Campus & Part-Time Job Fair the day before fall semester commences. 
  • Career Navigation - Services designed to assist with career decision making include individual career coaching, use of the Awato computer guidance system, and other online resources including the Candid Careers website.
  • Graduate School - Career coaching helps with the graduate school admission process by assisting with applications and connecting students with online resources.

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Center for International Education

The CIE defines, develops, and supports internationally focused academic and development activities, study abroad programs, and cultural events. The CIE also serves as an informational clearinghouse and support center for prospective international students and scholars. It offers services for undergraduate and graduate students as well as visiting scholars from abroad. Additionally, the CIE provides a forum through which Nazareth University’s students, faculty, and staff pursue collaborative interests and projects with partner institutions around the world. Prospective students may call (585) 389-2371, e-mail global@naz.edu, or click on the website: https://www2.naz.edu/international-education

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Center for Life’s Work

The Center for Life’s Work (CFLW), created in August 2016, includes career coaching, the Academic Internship Program, and the Weider Community Engagement Office. Through its staff of career coaches, the Center partners with students to create and start a path from college to careers and lives of meaning by encouraging and offering high impact experiential learning opportunities, connections to employers and alumni, personalized career preparation, and supportive coaching. Highlights of CFLW’s initiatives include the SPARK grant program, the Professional Internship Program and community-based service opportunities (Partners programs and Alternative Breaks). The Center engages regularly with faculty and staff to develop collaborative projects and events that assist students with discerning their interests, skills, and values. It also offers credit bearing classes on career decision making and modern job search strategies. Employer and community partners post job and internship opportunities through Nazareth’s Handshake website (an online database) in addition to arranging for campus visits and participating in recruiting events and job fairs. Students and prospective students may call (585) 389-2878, e-mail cflw@naz.edu, or click on the website: https://www2.naz.edu/center-lifes-work for more information.

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Center for Spirituality

The Center for Spirituality is committed to fostering an environment where students, staff, and faculty can find grounding and perspective by providing spaces and opportunities to discover a deeper sense of self and purpose. Contemplative practice and discernment skills allow individuals to navigate the challenges of today’s world from a place of self-awareness, empathy, and reflective action. CFS sponsors on-campus religious services, retreats, and numerous opportunities for dialogue and reflection. 

Nazareth’s chaplains offices are confidential, safe, and judgment-free spaces. CFS chaplains serve all members of the Nazareth community regardless of religious affiliation or spiritual practice. A CFS chaplain can help you to feel more peaceful and relaxed during times of high stress or uncertainty and help you feel more connected with yourself and your community. CFS communities include ASH (Alternative Spiritual Humanists) Catholic Community, Hillel (Jewish Community), Interfaith Leadership Cohort, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Nazareth Christian Fellowship, Zen. Center for Spirituality Offices, Community Room, Linehan Chapel, and Universal Meditation Room are located on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. A Muslim-Jewish Prayer Space is located in the George Hall across from Colie’s Cafe. An outdoor labyrinth and meditation garden are located on the grounds behind the chapel. Please feel free to contact any of the chaplains listed if we ever can be of service. All are welcome! For more information, please see the CFS website at http://www.naz.edu/center-for-spirituality

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Community and Belonging Division

Developing students who respect all forms of diversity, practice inclusivity, and advocate for social justice. Nazareth University is dedicated to inclusion, the active pursuit of conscious and sustained practices and processes that value and respect differences. This commitment to diversity and inclusion informs our curriculum, teaching, learning, scholarship, creative activities, co-curricular activities, residential life, community involvement, and support of these endeavors by the Nazareth Community.

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Computing Resources and Network Access

Nazareth University meets the instructional needs of the campus community by offering a broad range of information technology resources. These include several computer labs (PC and Macintosh), over 150 computing applications and high-speed internet access including a campus-wide wireless network.

Nazareth offers a number of computer labs for student use. Some labs are designed around specific academic disciplines (i.e. Art, Physical Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy). There are also three labs (Smyth 142, Kearney Lab, CTC Lab) with 24-hour availability. Computer labs and most “smart” classrooms are equipped with a full array of audio-visual equipment for instructional use. Additional computer lab and smartroom information can be found on the Information Technology Services website at www.naz.edu/its.

Students coming to campus with their own computers may view important support information at www.naz.edu/its, under the section on Resources for Students. They may also visit the Technology and Media Services Desk (TMSD) located in the lower level of the Lorette Wilmot Library or call 389-2111. Laptop computers and other mobile devices can access the Nazareth wireless network in all campus buildings and residence halls. Residence hall rooms also feature wired network jacks with full internet access.

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Cultural and Social Events

Nazareth’s reputation in the arts and its excellent facilities provide students with opportunities to participate in an exceptional number of cultural experiences.

The Art and Design Department’s Arts Center Gallery and Margaret Colacino Gallery host art exhibitions aimed at engaging audiences with contemporary art, including work by Nazareth faculty and students.

The School of Music’s major music ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, and Treble Choir are open to all qualified students on campus. These groups play an important part in the musical life of the University, presenting concerts and participating in major campus events. Membership is by audition each semester, and rehearsals are held twice a week. Smaller vocal and instrumental ensembles are open to students who qualify. Student, faculty, and guest recitals also are held regularly throughout the year. Admission to School of Music events is free.

The Arts Center Complex also serves as the performance location for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday Matinee Series, The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester Concert Series, and performances by Rochester City Ballet. Nazareth graduate students receive one free ticket per performance for most ticketed University arts events with valid ID at the Box Office.

Events and activities in the Casa Italiana, Casa Hispana, and La Maison Francaise help explore and celebrate the cultures of other countries.

Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Education

The Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Education develops as well as facilitates ongoing educational programs, workshops, trainings and initiatives (curricular and co-curricular) that engage students, faculty, and staff within and across difference. Additionally, the office provides outreach, advice, and resources to campus leaders on diversity and inclusion practices to assist faculty, staff and students in creating and sustaining an inclusive campus community.

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Electronic Communication Policy

All faculty, staff and students are provided a Nazareth University email account (@naz.edu), which is one of the University’s official methods of communicating important and time-sensitive information. All are expected to check the mail sent to this account on a frequent and consistent basis, and to respond to official communications from the Nazareth University Community in a timely manner. All are responsible for monitoring this account and for the consequences of missing important and time-sensitive messages.

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Nazareth’s 150-acre, wooded campus includes more than 20 buildings, from neo-Gothic to contemporary in style. Most buildings are connected by a series of tunnels, so students can traverse much of the campus comfortably during inclement weather.

Instructional Facilities: Many campus locations are smart rooms, equipped with the latest in learning and teaching technologies. Amid growing demands for allied health professionals, Nazareth’s York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute opened in 2015. The building’s design promotes interdisciplinary work among nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, art and music therapy, and social work. The proximity and new meeting spaces facilitate student-faculty research to improve health outcomes and clinical practice.

Nazareth opened the Integrated Center for Math and Science in Peckham Hall in 2012. Peckham Hall is a 74,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building that houses state-of-the-art labs and classrooms and incorporates environmentally responsible and resource-efficient technologies to support and encourage cross-disciplinary science and math education, student-faculty collaborative research, and student-focused learning.

The acoustically excellent Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center opened in 2018, providing a 550-seat performance hall and education center for our growing ensembles and music degree programs.

Golisano Training Center, opened in 2019, provides an innovative and inclusive model for fitness and wellness for students, faculty, staff, and Special Olympics athletes in the region.

Nazareth’s dynamic learning environment is responsive to the needs of the rapidly changing global workforce. Nazareth will continue to innovate its curriculum and improve its facilities to address these ever-evolving needs.

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Students and faculty members connect in and out of the classroom. Program directors, advisors, and professors value intellectual interactions with graduate students enrolled in their programs. Seventy-one percent of full-time faculty possess the highest degree in her/his field. The adjunct faculty who teach in Nazareth’s programs are respected professionals in their fields who bring valuable information and insights from the profession into the classroom. While Nazareth faculty are active educators, administrators, executives, therapists, health care professionals, published writers and researchers, accomplished artists, and recognized scholars in their fields, their first priority when at Nazareth University is teaching students and helping them achieve their goals.

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FlyerSuccess Communication Tool

FlyerSuccess is a communication tool used to inform students of specific concerns and successes in their courses and other activities on campus. The goal of FlyerSuccess is to celebrate students’ accomplishments, provide guidance, and connect students to available campus support resources. 

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Food Services

Naz Dining is proud to be the dining services provider on campus, offering convenient and affordable dining options, ranging from popular all-you-care-to-eat dining commons to various retail locations.

Lourdes & Kearney Dining Commons features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy any appetite in an all-you-care-to-eat facility. Our cornerstone stations include Sakura Asian-themed cuisine and Bella Trattoria - fresh made-to-order pasta. Also our fresh Berry and Smoothie Bar, locally sourced Farm-to-Table station and Flyer Favorites bar that features popular entrees. Fresh From the Fields Salad Bar offers fresh produce along with vegan and vegetarian protein options. Mindful, Sodexo’s health and wellness platform offers a selection of items throughout the dining hall that meet stringent nutritional requirements. For those with food allergens or gluten intolerance, Simple Servings and My Zone provide safe and appetizing food choices. For more information on dietary needs, please email Dale.Larkin@Sodexo.com.

The Cabaret is located in the Shults Center and includes a variety of options. The Grill features made-to-order grilled specialties like burgers, chicken wings, cheesesteaks, and chicken sandwiches. Also featured at the Cabaret are personal pizzas and quesadillas. Simply to Go options are always available, including freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and snacks. A variety of convenience items and beverages are also available.

The Roost, just steps away from the Cabaret, features salads and wraps made from the freshest ingredients, juices, and fruit smoothies. Create your own sandwich or wrap at the Deli or choose one of the signature items or daily specials.  

Millie’s Café can be found in the Wilmot Library brewing Starbucks coffee and beverages, plus a variety of baked goods and snacks.

For more information on menus, dining locations, and hours of operation, visit www.NazDining.com. You can also find details on dining events and promotions, meal plans, catering, and the Gifts from Home program. Follow NazDining on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates on all of the above information and more.

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Graduate Advisement and Course Selection Program

Incoming graduate students receive instructions regarding this mandatory advisement program following their acceptance notification. This program takes place the term prior to the beginning of graduate course work. In addition to program advisement and course selection, the program includes information on other enrollment requirements (e.g., immunization, ID cards, financial aid) as well as an overview of campus-wide student services. Students are registered into their first term coursework following this program.

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Health and Counseling Services

  • Health and Counseling Services is located between Peckham Hall and the Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute. Phone (585) 389-2500 or Fax (585) 389-2503.
  • Our staff provides primary health care and counseling services for all full-time and part-time registered undergraduate and graduate students.


New York State requires college students to demonstrate immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, and to receive information on (or the vaccine for) meningococcal meningitis within the last five years prior to enrollment. This requires receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine, or proof of immunity, documentation on meningococcal disease or a signed waiver for the meningitis vaccine.

While not required for the 2023-2024 academic year, and to support promotion of the health and safety of our campus community, the University strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19, including remaining up to date with booster vaccines when eligible.

All required documentation should be provided by July 31, 2022. All new students must complete the following steps to be eligible to start classes and/or move onto campus (commuter students must comply as well):

  1. Obtain a paper copy of your immunization record from your doctor’s office, previously attended colleges, the military, or your high school.
  2. Access the Nazareth Student Health Portal (patient-naz.medicatconnect.com). This can be accessed 48 hours after your deposit is paid to Nazareth University. Log in using your MyNaz username and password.
  3. Manually enter:
  • immunization dates (including COVID-19 vaccination/boosters)
  • health insurance information
  • health history (include all medications, illness/conditions, surgeries, and hospital visits.
  1. Please include the date(s) of your meningitis vaccine(s), or sign the meningitis vaccine waiver available on the health portal.
  2. Upload a copy of your official immunization record directly into the portal as well. Instructions are provided in the portal. Save a copy of your immunization record as you may need this information in the future.
  3. You are not fully compliant until all of the above is completed

Health Fee
Students who have not submitted their information by the Fall/Spring semester deadlines will incur a non-refundable fee of $100 which will be charged to their student account, and they will be unable to register for classes in subsequent semesters. 

Health Services

​Primary care is provided by Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and Registered Nurses (RN). Services include:

  • Assess and treat routine illnesses
  • Prescriptions
  • First aid
  • Laceration repair
  • Rapid tests for COVID-19, strep, mono &  pregnancy
  • Free over-the-counter cold, pain meds
  • TB tests $20 by appointment 
  • Contraceptive prescriptions/options counseling
  • Allergy injections: full-time students by appointment only
  • Routine vaccines
  • Suture removal
  • Crutch loan
  • DMV eye exams
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing by appointment
  • Women’s health care by appointment
  • Free condoms
  • Health education materials
  • Specialist referrals off campus as necessary
  • Prescription delivery from Wegman’s Pharmacy
  • Reseasonably priced anti-biotics ny prescription only


Monday through Friday during the academic year and can be made by phone to 585-389-2500 or on the Student Health Portal http://patient-naz.medicatconnect.com.

Health Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm (closed 12pm-1pm)
  • Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (closed 12pm-1pm)
  • Closed during University breaks and on major holidays
  • Limited hours in the summer

Counseling Services
Counseling Services is provided by Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Therapists offer short-term, solution focused, on-campus mental health treatment including the following services at no charge:

  • Intake and evaluation
  • Skill-building workshops for anxiety/depression
  • Theme-based groups (Stress Management/Mindfulness, Persons of Color Support, LGBTQ+ Support, Autism Spectrum Social Support, and Grief Support)
  • Limited short-term individual counseling as appropriate and determined during intake visit
  • Psycho-pharmacological evaluation and medication management by a Nurse Practitioner (after referral from a counselor)
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Referral to off-campus clinicians for specialized and/or long term/intensive treatment
  • Substance abuse services including education, prevention, and brief interventions for students


Walk-in appointments for initial evaluation are available Monday through Friday during the academic year and can be made by phone to 585-389-2500 or on the Student Health Portal http://patient-naz.medicatconnect.com.

Counseling Hours   

  • Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm (closed 12pm-1pm)
  • Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (closed 12pm-1pm)
  • Closed during University breaks and on major holidays
  • Limited hours during the summer

Wellness Outreach and Prevention

  • Wellness Outreach and Prevention services offers a variety of fun and exciting outreach educational programs, presentations, and services addressing relevant health topics. Topics include use of alcohol and other drugs, physical fitness, nutrition, sleep hygiene, stress management, healthy relationships, sexual health, mindfulness, suicide prevention, positive body image, self care, and many others.  
  • Other Programs:
    • Anxiety Toolbox Workshop
    • Student Health Advisory Committee
    • Big Flyer/Little Flyer new student engagement mentorship program
    • Wellness Wednesdays
    • Therapeutic Thursdays
  • Outreach requests can be made by faculty, staff, and organized student groups. We have a robust offering of comprehensive programs and presentations, and will work with you to customize the program/presentation to meet your needs. Email your request to John Rigney jrigney7@naz.edu.
  • A variety of wellness outreach and health promotion programs are routinely offered on-campus throughout the year. We invite you to connect with us, join in the fun, and take proactive steps to live a happy and healthy life.

Medical Excuse Policy

Health and Counseling Services does not provide medical excuses for missed classes, exams, or assignments for brief illness/injury as medical conditions are confidential and occasionally unverifiable. This policy is based on limited resources, which are better dedicated to providing patient care, the inability to make valid determinations about illnesses or injuries students may have effectively managed themselves, and a commitment to student privacy.  We suggest students engage in dialogue with faculty members regarding their circumstances for missed classes or assignments. 

If an illness or injury is expected to last longer than three days, and the student has been seen by a provider in Health and Counseling, the provider will notify the Office for Student Success so that instructors are notified that the student may be absent from class due to a medical condition. Both the student’s instructors and the student will receive a Flyer Success Alert.

This policy is consistent with recommendations from the American College Health Association and is similar to other colleges and universities.  It is respectful of students and their responsibilities, promotes trust among students and faculty and allows students more time to devote to their studies.

Please refer to our website for detailed and up-to-date information about our services: https://www2.naz.edu/health-and-counseling/

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Housing Resources

After undergraduate student housing selection is complete, there may be limited space available for graduate students to live on campus. If you are interested in living on campus, please reach out to Residential Life directly.

Off-Campus Housing: There are several private, off-campus housing complexes that are convenient to the Nazareth campus. We do not endorse a particular property or owner. Please visit the Graduate Students website, https://www2.naz.edu/graduate-students/housing/, for a list of these complexes and the corresponding contact information. Students may also utilize Rochester Craigslist as a reference for finding local housing listings, rochester.craigslist.org/.

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Language Houses

Three foreign language houses, La Maison Française, Casa Hispana and Casa Italiana, as well as the German Cultural Center, and the Chinese Cultural Center provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the cultures of other countries. Faculty, students, and community supporters of the language houses often organize parties, dinners, film nights and poetry readings throughout the semester for all students - all activities center around the food, music, culture and language of the country the language house represents. La Maison Française is a residence hall for undergraduate students of French; Casa Hispana, Casa Italiana, the German Cultural Center, and the Chinese Cultural Center provide classroom and/or faculty office space.

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LifePrep@Naz is an innovative program designed to provide students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a college experience that strengthens their life skills, self-sufficiency, and independence. Through campus employment, Nazareth undergrad students serve as mentors to the LifePrep students, providing consistent peer-to-peer interaction throughout the entire program day. Graduate students may have on-campus clinical placements as part of the following programs: art therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, and speech pathology. LifePrep expands the definition of diversity on a college campus to include ability and is yet another way Nazareth lives out its commitment to inclusivity.

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Lorette Wilmot Library

The staff of the Lorette Wilmot Library assists and instructs students in the effective discovery, evaluation, and use of information resources. The Library is open 104 hours a week during the regular term, and provides a variety of individual and group spaces for research and study.

The library supports the univeristy curriculum by providing resources both digitally and in print. Students have access to books, e-books, journals, digital media, and a wide variety of subject-specific databases. There are several special collections, including the Rare Book Room and a room dedicated to works by and about Thomas Merton.

Primo, the library discovery system, enables students to identify materials of interest in our local collections.  Students also have access to ILLiad (an interlibrary loan system), which facilitates requesting articles and books from other libraries. The library offers research assistance as well as in-class, small group, and individual instruction.

The Library is home to the Makerspace, a place for the Nazareth community to socialize, inspire, create and learn by doing. The space offers a wide assortment of materials and tools from knitting to virtual reality. The Makerspace Specialist and student workers are available to help guide projects and troubleshoot roadblocks.

On the lower level of the Library, the Technology and Media Service Desk provides assistance with IT problems and loans equipment for students to use to create multimedia presentations. A media editing lab and poster printing service are also available.

Further information regarding the Lorette Wilmot Library and its services may be obtained through their web site: www.naz.edu/library.

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The NazCard is the official Nazareth University identification card for members of the Nazareth University community. The NazCard has the following uses on campus:

  • Dining Dollars (Deposit funds at nazdining.sodexomyway.com or any Sodexo dining location)
  • Debit Card
  • Access to Residence Halls
  • Access to Recreation Center
  • Access to Computer Labs
  • Discounts on tickets at the Arts Center
  • Library Card
  • Copy Card

The NazCard can be used as a debit card - NazBucks - at the Bookstore and library copiers.

Opening a NazBucks account or making a deposit to an existing account may be done by mail. Send a check or money order to: Nazareth University, Accounts Payable Office, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Checks or money orders only, no cash please. Cash deposits are accepted at the Accounts Payable Office located in Smyth Hall, room 42, during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. Once a NazBucks account has been opened, additional dollars can also be added at the Library.

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NazNet Self-Service

NazNet Self-Service is personalized web technology available for students, faculty, and staff. It is a student’s on-line link to secure information regarding Student Planning (registration, class schedule, grades and progress toward degree completion), Student Finance, and selection of personal identity information (chosen first name, gender identity, and pronouns).

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Program Advisement

Advisement, prior to first term registration, is mandatory for all graduate students for purposes of program planning. The Directors of the graduate programs serve as official advisors together with faculty in their respective areas. Not all graduate programs require advisement meetings each semester in advance of registration, so students should consult with their advisor to determine program-specific guidelines.

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Registration and Records

The Office of Registration and Records is located in room 1 on the lower level of Smyth Hall. This office maintains all official student records, coordinates the course schedule for registration, produces the final exam schedule, handles all corrections to student data, verifies enrollment and degrees, processes transcript requests, and prepares diplomas. Please see Transcripts on the Registration and Records website for information on ordering transcripts.

The office staff is committed to providing quality service, maintaining the integrity of academic student records, and protecting students’ right to privacy.

Transcript Notations
New York State law requires the University to make specific notations on the transcripts of Respondents found responsible for the following conduct prohibited by this Policy: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. 

  • Students suspended after a finding of responsibility will receive the following notation on their transcript: “suspended after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.”  Such notations will remain for at least one year after the conclusion of the suspension, at which point a suspended student can seek removal of the notation by appealing to the Associate Vice President for Students and Campus Life/Dean of Students. Students seeking removal of the notation should contact the Office of the Dean of Students for appeal procedures.
  • Students expelled after a finding of responsibility will receive the following notation on their transcript: “expelled after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.”  Such notation shall not be eligible for removal.
  • Students who withdraw pending resolution of alleged violations of this Policy will receive the following notation on their transcript: “withdrew with conduct charges pending.”  Such notation shall not be eligible for removal unless the charges are later resolved.
  • If the University vacates a finding of responsibility for any reason, any such transcript notation shall be removed.

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Student Accessibility Services

Nazareth University is committed to providing support services and assistance for students with disabilities. Student Accessibility Services, in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides reasonable accommodations, classroom modifications and appropriate services to all students with documented disabilities.  The office advocates, counsels, and connects students with campus and community resources.

Students who would like to receive reasonable accommodations or discuss disability-related matters are encouraged to contact the Director at (585) 389-2498 or by email at ehess6@naz.edu to schedule an appointment.

For additional information please consult the Student Accessibility Services website.

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In fall 2022, 346 full-time and 189 part-time students were enrolled in graduate degree programs at Nazareth University. Nazareth graduate students are as diverse as the programs offered. Our students include adult learners as well as recent graduates and come from 12 states. We also have 7 international graduate students. Minority enrollment for graduate students in fall 2022 was 16 percent.

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The Surrounding Area

Nazareth is situated on more than 150 acres of expansive lawns, shady woodland groves, and landscaped gardens. Climate-controlled tunnels make it easy to get around in inclement weather. The campus is in the historic town of Pittsford, a short walk from specialty shops and restaurants in the village center as well as bike trails and boat rides along the Erie Canal.

Nazareth is seven miles from Rochester, New York - our home for powerful partnerships, impact learning experiences, and everyday fun. A hub for health care and business enterprises; a passionate network of non-profit organizations; a vibrant arts, music, and cultural scene; and a rich history of impacting the world - Rochester has it all. Add numerous seasonal festivals, world class sports events, diverse museums and cultural venues, and it is no surprise that Rochester has recently been named on Insider’s list of the best places to travel in the U.S. The city is about one hour’s drive from Syracuse and Buffalo with ski and snowboarding resorts also within an hour’s drive. For more: naz.edu/campus-life.

Professional sports teams represent Rochester in baseball, basketball, hockey, and lacrosse. Numerous parks, including public beaches on Lake Ontario, dot the city and surrounding towns. Extensive boating, hiking, and campgrounds are a half-hour drive away in the Finger Lakes and there are multiple ski areas nearby. Major airlines, bus lines, and Amtrak serve the Rochester area. Learn more about the area at www.visitrochester.com.

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Writing Center

In keeping with larger institutional values, The Charles Mills Writing Center is committed to fostering student success, creating a positive and supportive learning environment, and helping students establish a life informed by intellectual pursuits. Through one on one tutoring, we encourage the growth of writers by providing our guidance, resources and time. We believe writing is a powerful tool for exploring and developing ideas and we endeavor to provide support through respectful and collaborative exchanges.

The Writing Center is available to all members of Nazareth’s academic community (including faculty and staff). These one-on-one sessions can last up to 45 minutes and are free. Hours of operation, online tutorials, faculty resources and other information can be found on our web page www.naz.edu/writing-center. To make an appointment, please visit our website or stop by. We are located in the Lorette Wilmot Library, room 129.

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