Apr 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Overview of People, Services, Campus

 Entries appear in alphabetical order



Nazareth College is led by President Elizabeth L. Paul, Ph.D. who took office July 1, 2020. President Paul 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 Business and Leadership. 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 and associate vice president for academic affairs, 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 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 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 the College’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 also serves as the performance home of Garth Fagan Dance and Rochester City Ballet, as well as the host of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday Series. Nazareth graduate students receive one free ticket per performance for most ticketed 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, fitness classes, and Intramurals & Recreation. 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 School of Health and Human Services gain experience in Physical Therapy, Speech-Language and Cognitive Therapy, 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-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, social communication and auditory processing. 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, TBI, Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia and others) have opportunities to conduct evaluations, treatment, and research in the Neurogenic Communication and Cognition Clinic. 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 preventive 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. 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 Creative Art Therapists who are 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 School of Education Clinic: The Marie Callahan Reading Center, 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 Center 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.

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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, Traffic and Transportation (Shuttle Operations) 
  • 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 college 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, campus transportation (shuttle), hazardous waste coordination, and the college’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.  
  • Security Escort Alarm:  A (cost free) key-chain device that once activated (for assistance or in an emergency) allows Campus Safety officers to locate and assist you quickly, anywhere on campus.
  • 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 College 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 college’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 College 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 college’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 Services

The Office of Career Services, part of the Center for Life’s Work, located in room 104 of the Golisano Academic Center, assists students and alumni with making career decisions, navigating the job search process, and planning for graduate study. This is accomplished through the college’s Handshake job and internship posting platform.  Career Services also relies on their website to provide students with up-to-date information regarding all programs and services, and students are encouraged to visit www.naz.edu/career-services and bookmark the site for future use. Individual appointments focused on career choice, 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 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 Services 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.
  • Career Decision Making - Services designed to assist with career decision making include individual career coaching, use of the Awato computer guidance system, and other print and electronic resources including the Candid Careers website.
  • Graduate School - Career Services helps with the graduate school admission process by 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, 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) includes the Career Services office, the Academic Internship Program, and the Center for Civic Engagement. Through its staff of career coaches, the Center partners with students to pursue 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. The Center engages regularly with faculty and staff to develop collaborative projects and events that assist students with their overall career development. It also offers workshops and classroom presentations on 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 College 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 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 www.naz.edu/its.

Students coming to campus with their own computers may view important support information at www.naz.edu/its 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 college, 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 also serves as the performance home of Garth Fagan Dance and Rochester City Ballet, as well as the host of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday Series. Nazareth graduate students receive one free ticket per performance for most ticketed 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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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 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 or other regional locations of natural beauty. Held on Nazareth’s vibrant campus, SAFE programs are offered annually in the Summer B semester.

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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 Olympians in the region.

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. Seventy-six 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

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 the crowd favorite, NazBowls. 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 food allergens or gluten intolerance, Simple Servings and My Zone provide safe and appetizing food choices. For more information on dietary needs, please email Nick Moore at nmoore11@naz.edu.

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. Create your own sandwich, wrap, or salad at the Deli or choose one of the signature items or daily specials. Simply to Go options are always available, including freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, sushi, and snacks. A variety of soups, convenience items, and hot 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. Hishoo Sushi also prepares fresh sushi on-site.

Café Sorelle, located in the Golisano Academic Center, features Italian and Mexican cuisine. Stop by Tres Habaneros which offers made-to-order burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and bowls with a variety of fresh vegetables and toppings or visit The Pizza Spot for fresh baked personal pizzas, calzones, and breadsticks. You can also find Simply to Go options, including freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, and snacks. A variety of soups, convenience items, and hot beverages are also available.

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. This requires receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine, or proof of immunity, and documentation on meningococcal disease.   

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 college, the military, or your high school. 
  2. Access the Nazareth Student Health Portal (patientnaz.medicatconnect.com). This can be accessed 48 hours after your deposit is paid to Nazareth College. Log in using your MyNaz username and password. 
  3. Manually enter your immunization dates, health history, and health insurance information into the portal, and a signed meningitis vaccine waiver (if you have not received the meningitis vaccine within the last five years). Please note: you will also need to upload a copy of your official immunization record directly into the portal. Instructions are located in the portal. 

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 strep, mono &  pregnancy
  • Free over-the-counter cold, pain meds
  • TB tests $10 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

Health Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
Limited hours during the summer.

Counseling Services:

  • Counseling Services offers 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, building healthy relationships, LGBTQ+ support, and time management)
  • Limited short-term individual counseling as appropriate and determined during intake visit
  • Psycho-pharmacological evaluation and medication management (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
  • Outreach and consultation
  • Psycho educational programing
  • Staff: We are staffed by four licensed Mental Health Therapists, a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and a licensed Mental Health Outreach Coordinator. 
  • Walk-in appointments for initial evaluation are available Monday through Friday during the academic year.    

Counseling Hours:         

Monday through Friday: 9am - 4pm
Limited hours during the summer.

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

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/.

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.

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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 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 college 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 College identification card for members of the Nazareth College 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 College, 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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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. The Registrar’s Office manages all requests to send transcripts. Please see Transcripts on the Registrar’s website for information on ordering transcripts.

Transcript Notations
New York State 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 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 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.  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 2020, 387 full-time and 257 part-time students were enrolled in graduate degree programs at Nazareth College. Nazareth graduate students are as diverse as the programs offered. Our students include adult learners as well as recent graduates and come from 20 states. We also have 25  international graduate students. Minority enrollment for graduate students in fall 2020 was 16.3 percent.

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The Surrounding Area

Nazareth has a charming 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, inclusion, and belonging issues.

Nazareth College 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. The campus is seven miles from Rochester, New York state’s third-largest city, known for its colleges and universities (more than 10 in Monroe County alone), important inventions, and innovations in consumer products. Rochester is rich in culture and entertainment, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 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: naz.edu/campus-life

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. 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. Our region has women’s history, outlet shopping, NASCAR races, Victorian gardens, farmer’s markets, and more. 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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