Inspired by the immersive campus experience, students will create community at Nazareth and beyond.


  • To foster a vibrant campus community by developing physical and virtual campus spaces that encourage interconnectedness among students, faculty, and staff
  • To build Nazareth identity and pride through signature traditions
  • To build a comprehensive, holistic, and equitable culture of well-being at Nazareth that make it a vibrant, fulfilling, and desirable place to study and work
  • To become a regional benchmark for innovative, desirable, and flexible residential experiences that embody our Nazareth values and goals
Students gather by candlelight outside after Convocation 2021

First Night Candlelight tradition

This newer ceremony after new-student Convocation marks students' first night as a Golden Flyer. Gathering by the fountain, students reflect on their role in living out the legacy of Nazareth's founders on our campus and throughout the world.

Orientation photos


What’s happening?

  • Nazareth is designing a vibrant and engaging new student center, which will be a destination for connection, engagement, and collaboration by students, faculty, staff, community partners and others.
  • Residential Life changemaker curriculum
Physical therapy students work with Special Olympics athletes at Golisano Training Center on campus

Collaborative spaces

Nazareth's Golisano Training Center (GTC) on campus enables a unique partnership with Special Olympics.

Occupational therapy and physical therapy students worked with Special Olympics athletes on fitness screenings and wellness stations, a win-win experience, during a fall 2021 bocce competition at GTC.

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President Paul in a hardhat hits a bulls eye on library wall with a sledgehammer

Renovation begins

Nazareth began construction on a major library renovation that was co-designed by students to enhance their overall campus experience. President Beth Paul ceremonially started the renovation work at the Lorette Wilmot Library on May 5, 2023, with a ceremonial first swing of a purple and gold sledgehammer.

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Students use treadmills and weight machines at Golisano Training Center (GTC)

Promoting wellness on campus

Fitness facilities on campus — such as the fitness center in Golisano Training Center, shown — are open to students, faculty, and staff. GTC also includes a turf field, track, group exercise room, multipurpose courts (for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and more), and equipment available for loan.

music therapy in the York Institute

Interprofessional Education

Signature experiences — such as in York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute on campus as well as in the wider community and globally — cohesively integrate community, classroom, and co-curricular learning.