Upcoming Events


Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue's 7th International Conference: Inclusion or Exclusion: The Self and the Other

May 22-24

The conference is open to scholars in religious studies, theology, and social sciences from the US and abroad as presenters or participants. 

Proposals accepted through December 31 >>

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Nazareth Alumni Book Club

May 26 - July 28

Our next reading period kicks off with The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston. Join the Book Club!>>

Overview: Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God - but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, best-selling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the 21st century.

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Celebration: Official Change to Nazareth University

May 31, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Smyth Lawn

Come celebrate Nazareth's first day as Nazareth University!

The Smyth lawn (main entrance to campus) will be buzzing with food, lawn games, popcorn, cotton candy, a photo booth, and an appearance by Swoop, plus a brief ceremony and remarks to officially commemorate this important milestone in Nazareth's history.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus neighbors are all invited to gather for this fun and historic event. The more the merrier!

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51+ Club & Founders Legacy Society Luncheon

June 9, 10 a.m.

Forum, Otto A. Shults Community Center

Join us for our special annual event celebrating members of Nazareth graduates past their 50th reunion and Founders Legacy Society members. 



Check back for new events as the academic semester begins!

Spring 2023 Enrichment Italian Language Courses

We're happy to announce the spring offerings of our Italian Language & Culture/Literature courses at Casa Italiana! There is still time to sign up!

Dates: Week of January 30th - Week of April 24 (12 weeks total). No classes will be held during the week of Easter.

Cost: Casa Members: $300; Non-Members: $375; Naz Faculty and Staff: $300.

Registration: Please register/pay using this link: Casa Italiana Language Courses - Spring '23 - Registration (

For course description, course materials, and other details, please visit our website.

Italian Conversation Table

Thursdays, 5 p.m.

Casa Italiana

The Italian Conversation Table is an informal conversation group led by Daniel Speciale and other members of Casa Italiana. Its goal is to provide attendees with an opportunity to speak Italian in a casual setting. For more information please contact Daniel Speciale (

"La Scuola Italiana" Italian Classes for Children

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Casa Italiana LeChase Lounge

La Scuola Italiana offers age-appropriate activities and curriculum for children of all ages. The classes are for beginners to advanced beginners and use authentic materials in the target language. This engaging program focuses on Italian language, music, and games. La Scuola Italiana will also include hands-on learning activities, watching video clips, role playing, and projects. Starting Saturday, January 28th through Saturday, April 29th (No class will be held on Saturday, March 18th and the week of Easter).


Non-Members: $250/per child

Members: $200/per child

Nazareth College Faculty/Staff: $200 per child

Register for "La Scuola Italiana" using the link below:

Additionally, we ask that parents fill out the attached forms for their child(ren) and email them back to us at or bring them in person to Casa Italiana.

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Night Flyers Campus Community Band

Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Nazareth's NEW Night Flyers Campus Community Band is open to Rochester area community members with proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as well as to students and employees. This non-auditioned concert band meets on campus and gives one performance a semester. If interested, contact Steven Zugelder.

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Unified Hiking Club

A Unified Hiking Club has connected Naz students with Special Olympic athletes for hikes at a local park, to everyone's benefit. If you are a Naz student, alum, faculty, or staff member, or a person with disabilities in the community who's intersted in joining the hikes, contact Dr. Jim Black.

Past Events

A Movement, Not a Moment: Nazareth College's Commitment to Social Justice
Start Building Your Financial Knowledge Today!
The Afterlife & Life of Joan of Arc: Reflections on a Work in Progress
Creative & Productive Journaling
Jazz Notes: A Personal & Historical Perspective
Reclaiming PRIDE: Understanding Persistence, Resilience, Identity, Determination, & Empowerment for LGBTQIA+ Individuals
Leaving the Nest and Building Your Own: Getting Your Post College Life Off to a Strong Start
Unfolding History: Paper Cranes & Symbolism in East Asia Post WWII
Bias in AI: Can Computers Be Racist? Spoiler Alert: Yes!
Cooking Internationally: Ravioli Al Limone
Presidential Impeachment: What Does This Mean?
The 2020 Election: Understanding This Unique Moment in History