May 21, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Overview of People, Services, Campus


Nazareth College is led by President Daan Braveman, who was appointed the ninth president on July 1, 2005. President Braveman works closely with the College’s board of trustees, a governing body of alumni and benefactors, to manage the College, formulate and determine general policies, create and appoint committees, and develop an atmosphere in which learning can take place most effectively and dynamically.

Nazareth College comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health and Human Services, and School of Management. 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 vice president for academic affairs, department chairpersons, directors of individual graduate programs, members of the Registrar’s Office, and other members of departments having approved programs among the graduate offerings. 

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Arts Center and Otto Shults Community Center

For 50 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has inspired students, educators, 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. Numerous campus and community events occur in the many venues of the Arts Center, which includes the Callahan Theater, the Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music, the Arts Center Gallery, the Margaret Colacino Art Gallery, Peace Theater, Masters Family Community Theater, the Lipson Patrons Lounge, and the Palladoro Welcome Vista. In addition, the Arts Center is home to the College’s Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance Departments, which present exceptional theatre productions, musicals, opera, recitals, and art exhibitions each year.

The Arts Center’s annual Subscription Series presents exceptional performances by nationally acclaimed touring companies in music, dance, theater, family programming, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public. The Arts Center also serves as the performance home of Garth Fagan Dance and Rochester City Ballet.

Full-time graduate students at Nazareth College with valid ID receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events. Part-time graduate students at Nazareth College are eligible to receive one free ticket per semester.

The Shults Center is a gathering place for students, home of our fitness facilities, and has many Student Development offices. All students can use the pool, fitness center (free Personal Training is available), Bikes@Naz and racquetball courts with a valid ID. Hours are posted on the Shults Center website. The Shults Center also has a retail dining facility and is home to our 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).

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Athletics and Recreation

Nazareth’s 24 undergraduate intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.

Athletic facilities include the 2,200 seat Golden Flyers Stadium Complex, all-weather track and fitness center, over sized gym, racquetball courts, dance studio, swimming pool, playing fields, tennis courts, and cross-country course. For students who enjoy competition on different levels, there are many intramural teams, recreational facilities and a fitness center free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

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Campus Clinics

Students in the School of Health and Human Services gain experience in Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Brain Injury, Language Literacy, Auditory Processing, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Play Therapy Clinics. Interdisciplinary 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 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 Clinic provides evaluation and treatment services to a diverse group of clients with impairments in articulation/phonology, voice, fluency, language, and auditory processing. The Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic services for people with suspected hearing and auditory processing disorders. Graduate students interested in adult neurological disorders have opportunities to conduct evaluations, treatment, and research in the Neurogenic Communication and Cognition Clinic. They also provide inter-professional services with Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy students. The speech 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 and auditory processing testing. The clinics also provide a number of community outreach services in the areas of speech, language, and hearing for preschool programs, schools, and community centers in the Rochester area.

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, 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. It is an interdisciplinary clinic and dovetails with speech/language therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, and social work. The Art Therapy Clinic offers a confidential setting for the therapeutic use of art making and expression of feelings. Through the process of creating art and reflection of the art process, people can increase awareness of self and of others, cope with symptoms of stress and traumatic experiences, and make cognitive, behavioral, and emotional gains. The Art Therapy Clinic functions as a training site for graduate level art therapy interns under the supervision of licensed clinical art therapy faculty. 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: individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.

The Clinic also offers a Yoga Therapy clinic which is housed in the Creative Arts Therapy Department, which is an interdisciplinary initiative between Art Therapy and other HHS clinicians. The practice of yoga contributes to wellness and results in physiological, psychological and biological benefits when based on regular practice of traditional asana, pranayama and meditation. Yoga therapy is the appropriate application of these teachings and practices in a therapeutic context in order to support a consistent yoga practice that will increase self-awareness and engage the client’s energy in the direction of desired goals. Yoga also helps clients change their relationship to and identification with their condition. Yoga therapy can be modeled to fit any individual’s needs. It is especially helpful for individuals who have experienced: cancer, stroke, athletic injuries, fatigue, menopause, pregnancy, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, pain and stress.

The School of Education Clinic: The Marie Callahan Reading Center, located in Lourdes, is the setting in which elementary and secondary students from the community receive support in learning to read and write during each college term. Graduate students who hold one or more teacher certifications complete the requirements for their master’s degree and additional certification as a literacy specialist. They 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.

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Campus Safety

The Campus Safety Department is located in room 021 of the Otto A. Shults Center (lower level) and is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure academic environment, as well as providing students with the skills needed to preserve their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others.

Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Campus Safety Officers are registered security guards (New York State) and are trained in emergency response, crisis intervention, and emergency medical response (CPR/AED, first aid, oxygen delivery).

The Campus Safety Department provides active security to academic buildings, residence halls, and campus grounds. The department also provides incident investigation, fire safety and prevention, emergency response and notifications, coordination with outside agencies, educational and prevention programming, vehicle assistance, campus transportation (shuttle), hazardous waste coordination, and maintains the campus-wide lost and found.

Campus Safety provides several essential items to students. Campus Safety is where you obtain your official NazCard which is essential to access buildings, computer labs and dining facilities. Campus Safety also provides a unique key-chain style transmitter (Security Escort) that can immediately alert Campus Safety personnel that an emergency has occurred and assistance is needed. Finally, Campus Safety is where you sign-up for NazAlert. NazAlert is the emergency communication system used on campus which will provide emails, text messages, and voice messages when an urgent safety situation occurs on or near campus. It is strongly recommended that everyone sign up for all of these items. 

The Campus Safety Department is also responsible for enforcement of all campus parking rules and regulations. All students must register their vehicles with Campus Safety each year. Parking permit fees and instructions to purchase a parking permit are available on the Campus Safety web page.

Contact the Campus Safety Department at 585-389-2850 or visit our website at

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services, located in room 111 of the Golisano Academic Center, assists students and alumni with making career decisions, navigating the job search process, and planning for graduate study. Career Services relies on their website to provide students with up-to-date information regarding all programs and services, and students are encouraged to visit and bookmark the site for future use. Individual appointments focused on career choice, job search strategies, resume writing, and interviewing may be scheduled by calling 585-389-2878. The Office also provides drop-in hours every weekday from 1:00-4:30pm when classes are in session so individuals can meet with a counselor without making an appointment in advance.

  • Job Search - To assist with the job search, Career Services posts job vacancy notices on its Handshake website. Handshake is a service available only to accepted and currently enrolled students, as well as alumni of the College. Through Handshake students can learn of job vacancies, upload their resumes, apply on-line, and request interviews with businesses, school districts, and health care and social service organizations that visit the college to conduct individual interviews. 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 Services events are posted on Handshake.
  • Career Decision Making - Services designed to assist with career decision making include individual career counseling, use of the Focus computer guidance system, administration of the MBTI and Campbell Interests and Skills Survey, and other print and electronic resources.
  • Graduate School - Career Services helps with the graduate school admission process by linking students with practice graduate school admission tests and connecting students with online resources such as Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Schools and websites with detailed financial aid information.
  • Credential Services - Students and alumni may also establish a file of letters of recommendation for use by prospective employers/graduate schools in the Career Services Office.

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Center for International Education

The Center for International Education at Nazareth College is the cornerstone of the College’s commitment to international education. In planning and implementing the College’s international mandate to carry out its global goals and responsibilities, 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 College’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni pursue collaborative interests and projects with partner institutions around the world. Prospective students may call (585) 389-2371, e-mail, or click on the website:

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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. Center for Spirituality (CFS) chaplains and student leaders offer a variety of opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of individuals from a variety of faiths and beliefs. There are weekly opportunities for worship, meditation, yoga, and community building. Communities on campus include: ASH (Alternative Spiritual Humanists), Catholic Community, Hillel (for Jewish students), MSA (for Muslim Students), Nazareth Christian Fellowship, Protestant Community and Quaker Community. For students of all beliefs, CFS offers programs that foster spiritual development, such as retreats, educational experiences, interfaith dialogue, and one-on-one spiritual direction. CFS also offers a great variety of community service opportunities throughout the academic year, as well as Service Retreats during school breaks. 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 acros from Colie’s Cafe. An outdoor labyrinth and meditation garden are located on the grounds behind the chapel. For more information, please see the CFS website at

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Computing Resources and Network Access

Nazareth College 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

Students coming to campus with their own computers may view important support information at 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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Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers short term solution focused counseling in a safe, confidential atmosphere for all registered students. Services include:

  • Intake and evaluation
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychopharmacological evaluation and medication management (after referral from a counselor)
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Referral to off-campus clinicians for specialized and/or intensive treatment
  • Outreach and consultation to the college community
  • Psycho-educational programming

Substance Abuse services include education, prevention, and confidential, non-judgmental brief interventions for both individual students and student groups.

We are staffed by three licensed clinical social workers and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Hours are 9:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday during the academic year.

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about our services, please call (585)389-2500.

In case of an after-hours on-campus emergency please contact Campus Safety at 585-389-2850,  and they will contact the on-call clinician as necessary. For an off-campus emergency call Life Line at (585)275-5151 or 911.

For more information, please go to the Counseling Services website:


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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 Arts Center Gallery and the art department’s Margaret Colacino Gallery host art exhibitions aimed at engaging audiences with contemporary art, including work by Nazareth faculty and students. The Arts Center’s Subscription Series presents exceptional performances in dance, theater, music, family programming, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public. Full-time graduate students at Nazareth College with valid ID receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events. Part-time graduate students are eligible for one free ticket per semester.

The Theatre and Dance Department stages at least four major productions each year. Student directed one-act plays and student produced productions are also produced throughout the year. Often the productions integrate students from various departments throughout campus.

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English Language Institute

The mission of the English Language Institute (ELI) at Nazareth College is to provide a high quality English language acquisition experience and a smooth transition to U.S. culture for international students, professionals, and other non-native speakers. We prepare our students with the academic language skills and cultural and communicative competencies needed to successfully reach their goals, whether it is admission into an academic graduate or undergraduate program at Nazareth College or another U.S. institution, or improved written and verbal communication for business, professional or personal objectives.

The ELI offers a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners:

FAST: For Academic Study Track is for international students who seek an American university degree but who first need improved English skills to meet Nazareth’s admissions requirements. This year-round program offers full-time studies in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students in the advanced level of FAST (Level 4) may be eligible for our Pivot Program, through which they can take academic courses concurrently with their English language studies. Successful completion of FAST serves as a pathway to admission into Nazareth academic studies. The curriculum includes academic writing, speaking, reading and grammar at four levels, and includes a rotating roster of electives to meet the specific needs of students to prepare for academic success in their major.

ILEAP: Intensive Language Experience in America Program is for non-degree seeking students who want an intensive English language experience that improves English proficiency while enhancing understanding of American culture. The ILEAP program follows the format of FAST, but is not intended for students planning to pursue an academic program at Nazareth College.

SAFE: Study Abroad for English is open to university or high school students from Nazareth’s partner institutions as well as unaffiliated individuals who are interested in an intensive language and cultural experience. This short-term program (typically 3-5 weeks) brings students together from around the world, offering an integrated curriculum to develop English language proficiency, life-long friendships, and a global perspective. In addition to classroom and lab instruction, students visit local cultural and historical attractions, participate in sporting events, and travel to Niagara Falls, New York City, Boston, or other major cities. Held on Nazareth’s vibrant campus, SAFE programs are offered annually in the Summer B semester. In special circumstances, they may also be arranged during spring or fall semesters, according to the needs of our international partners.

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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: Since fall 2009, Nazareth has invested more than $70 million in campus improvements such as new construction, building renovations, and improved technology. Many campus locations are smartrooms, equipped with the latest in learning and teaching technologies. Amid growing demands for allied health professionals, Nazareth’s Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute, opened in 2015, doubled the clinic and collaboration space for health and human services and brought those fields under one roof. The building’s design promotes interdisciplinary work among nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, art and music therapy, speech and hearing services, 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.

A new music hall, to open in 2018, will provide a 550-seat performance hall and eucation center for our growing ensembles and music degree programs.

Nazareth College’s dynamic learning environment is responsive to the needs of the rapidly changing global workforce. The College 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. Eighty-two 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 College is teaching students and helping them achieve their goals.

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Food Services

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

Lourdes and Kearney features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy any appetite in an all-you-care-to-eat facility. Stations such as Chef’s Table, Daily Dish, Fired Up and Ignite offer endless choices. Fresh from the Fields and Basil offer 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 allergens or gluten intolerance, Simple Servings provides safe and appetizing food choices.

The Cabaret is located in the Shults Center and includes a variety of options. The Grille @ Naz features made-to-order grilled specialties like burgers, cheesesteaks, and chicken sandwiches plus grab and go specials for those in a hurry. Create your own sandwich at Sammie’s Deli or choose one of the signature sandwiches or daily specials. Simply to Go options are always available, including freshly prepared soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks, plus a variety of hot beverages and convenience items.

The Roost, just steps away from the Cabaret, is home to Natural, featuring salads made from the freshest ingredients, wraps, juices and fruit smoothies. AFC Sushi prepares sushi on-site, plus hot Asian bowls like Sesame Chicken with fried rice or Vegetable lo mein.

Café Sorelle, located in the Golisano Academic Center, features Wholly Habaneros, offering made-to-order burritos, tacos, quesadillas and bowls with a variety of fresh vegetables and toppings. Or visit Slice of Life for fresh baked pizzas, calzones, hot subs and Italian specials. Plus, you’ll find a variety of Simply to Go sandwiches, soups, salads and snacks plus hot beverage choices.

Millie’s 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 There you’ll also find details on dining events and promotions, meal plans, catering, and ordering gifts from home. Follow NazDining on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest udpates.

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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 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 fulltime and partime registered undergraduate and graduate students. Care is provided by Family Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurse, and a Health Educator.  Hours are 9:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday during the academic year, with limited hours during the summer.

Services include:

  • Assess and treat routine illnesses
  • Prescriptions
  • First aid
  • Laceration repair
  • Rapid tests for strep, mono &  pregnancy
  • Free over-the-counter cold, pain meds
  • TB tests $10 by appointment 
  • Contraceptive prescriptions/options counseling
  • Physical Exams
  • 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
  • Referrals off campus as necessary

Please refer to our web site for detailed and up-to-date information about our services:

NEW STUDENTS: Follow the four steps below to complete your Required Health Information which is due before you start classes!

  1. Get a copy of your immunizations from your doctor’s office, previously attended college, the military or your high school. Within 2-3 business days after submitting your deposit, go to step 2.
  2. Go to your Naz Student Health Portal (https:/patient-naz/ to input your immunizations and insurance information and complete your health history. Follow all directions carefully.
  3. Then mail, scan and email ( or fax (585)389-2503 the hard copy of your immunizations to us for verification.
  4. You are not fully cleared until ALL of the above is met.

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Housing Resources

On-Campus Housing: There is limited on-campus housing available to graduate students. On-campus housing includes free laundry facilities, all utilities, cable, internet, and local phone service. For more information regarding on-campus housing, contact the Office of Residential Life: (585) 389-2480.

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,, 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,

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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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Lorette Wilmot Library

The staff of the Lorette Wilmot Library assists and instructs students in the effective use of information systems and resources. The wireless facility, open 105 hours a week during the regular terms, provides a variety of individual and group accommodations for research and study.

The print collection includes more than 250,000 volumes along with over 500 journal and magazine subscriptions. Additionally, over 40,000 full-text electronic journals and 100,000 e-books are available through the library’s web site, along with databases and selected reference works for each discipline and program. 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.

The Technology and Media Service Desk provides assistance with IT problems and loans cameras and digital voice recorders for students to use to create multimedia presentations. A media editing lab and poster printing service are also available. The media collection consists of DVDs and CDs on a wide variety of topics. There are color and black & white self-help copiers available on both the main and lower levels.

Our online catalog enables students to identify materials of interest in our local collections, while ILLiad (an online interlibrary loan system) facilitates requesting articles and books from other libraries. Students may borrow materials directly from many Rochester area libraries through the ACCESS program available at the Circulation Desk. The library also offers reference assistance as well as in-class, small group, and individual instruction in the use of information systems and resources.

Further information regarding the Lorette Wilmot Library and its services may be obtained through their web site:

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

  • Dining Dollars (Deposit funds at 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 College, Accounts Payable Office, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. To make a NazBucks deposit in person, bring deposits to the NazCard Office located in the Campus Safety Office in the Shults Center during extended business hours 8:30am to 10:30pm, Monday - Friday. 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 is personalized web technology available for students, faculty, and staff. It is a student’s on-line link to secure information regarding his/her class schedule, grades, financial package, and more. The NazNet system provides a student with up-to-date information faster than traditional mailings.

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Office of Graduate Admissions

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 College to learn about graduate program opportunities. Graduate program applications are completed online from 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, calling 585-389-2821, or e-mailing

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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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The Office of the Registrar is located in room 1 on the lower level of Smyth Hall. This office maintains all official student records and verifies completed degree requirements.

In an effort to provide secure and improved services to students and alumni, Nazareth College has authorized eCredentials to provide transcript ordering 24/7 via the Web. You can order transcripts using any major credit card. Current students can request unofficial copies of their transcript at no charge by visiting the Registrar’s Office in Smyth 1.

Current Students and Alumni with NazNet access: follow these steps to order a transcript:

  • Log into NazNet
  • Click on the Transcript Request link

Alumni and Former Students who DO NOT have NazNet access: follow these steps to order a transcript:


  • Per transcript costs are listed on the Registar’s website.
  • Additional mailing options (postal mail or express mail) are available for an additional cost.

Upon graduation, students receive a complimentary, final student copy of their permanent record.

Specific FERPA regulations (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) are published on the Registrar’s website:

Transcript Notations
New York law requires the College 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 Vice President for Student Development. Students seeking removal of the notation should contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Development 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 College vacates a finding of responsibility for any reason, any such transcript notation shall be removed.

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Student Accessibility Services

Nazareth College 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. Our 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 to schedule an appointment. 

For additional information please consult the  Student Accessibility Services website at


In fall 2016, 363 full-time and 361 part-time students were enrolled in graduate degree programs at Nazareth College. Nazareth graduate students are as diverse as the programs offered. They range in age up to 61 and come from 19 states. We also have 21 international graduate students. Minority enrollment for graduate students in fall 2016 was 15 percent.

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The Surrounding Area

Nazareth has a cozy setting with culture, 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. Students get free tickets to world-class theatre, music, dance, and international entertainment at the Nazareth College Arts Center. Cross-cultural events on campus include gourmet cooking classes and Italian meals at Casa Italiana, frequent foreign films, Black History Month celebrations, foreign language conversation clubs, talks by visiting overseas scholars, and facilitated discussions on diversity and inclusion issues.

Nazareth College is in the charming 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. The campus is seven miles from Rochester, New York state’s third-largest city, known for its colleges and universities (10 in Monroe County alone), important inventions, and innovations in consumer products. Rochester is rich in culture and entertainment, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the internationally renowned George Eastman House/International Museum of Film and Photography and Strong National Museum of Play. The city is about one hour’s drive from Syracuse and Buffalo. Ski and snowboarding resorts are also within an hour’s drive. For more:

Professional sports teams represent Rochester in baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. Numerous parks, including public beaches on Lake Ontario, dot the city and surrounding towns. 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. Our region has women’s history, outlet shopping, NASCAR races, Victorian gardens, farmer’s markets, and more. Learn more about the area at

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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 To make an appointment, please visit our website or stop by. We are located in Golisano 61B.

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