Upcoming Events

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Nazareth Alumni Book Club

January 6 - March 10

Our 2023 reading period kicks off with Horse by Geraldine Brooks. Join the Book Club! >>

The Violin Sonatas: Beethoven's Podcast from the 18th Century

Friday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

Wilmot Recital Hall

From galant to gargantuan, The Beethoven Violin Sonatas weave shard-like thoughts, elegant ideas, and fully developed tomes into musical discourse. It’s all here: chit-chat, banter, and colloquy for your listening pleasureLivestream:

Wilmot Brass Quintet

Sunday, February 5th at 3 p.m.

Beston Hall, GMPC

The School of Music brass faculty present some of the standard cornerstones of the brass quintet repertoire in concert at Beston. Music by Gabrieli, Colchester Fantasy by Eric Ewazen, and Quintet No. 1 by Victor Ewald. Livestream:

Commission on Racial and Structural Equity: Report Implementation Progress and Prospects

February 6, 7:00 p.m.

Forum, Otto A. Shutls Center

The Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) was appointed in August 2020 by the Mayor and County Executive. The charge of the commission was to review local city and county laws, policies, and ordinances to identify areas of structural inequity and recommend ways to change those laws to achieve fair application for all citizens. Speakers will include: 

  • William A. Johnson Jr (former mayor of Rochester)
  • Erika Rossenberg (CGR President and CEO)
  • Corinda Crossdale (Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services)
  • Liliana M. Ruiz (Director of Special Projects & Education Initiatives)
  • Moderator: Arline L. Santiago (Executive VP of the ESL)

Battle of the Beaks

February 11, 5pm - 9pm

Robert A. Kidera Gymnasium, Otto A. Shults Community Center

Cheer on your Golden Flyers as they take on rivals St. John Fisher in our annual tradition to support Golisano Children's Hospital. The women's team take the floor at 5pm, followed by the men at 7pm. 

Tickets $5 per person, admission at the door

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Shannon Lecture Series: Songs, Faith, and Freedom

February 12, 3 p.m.

Forum, Otto A. Shults Center

Featuring a lecture by Dr. Kim Harris

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"Incredibly Italian" Valentine's Day Cooking Class

Tuesday, February 14th 6 p.m.

Location: Casa Italiana

"Incredibly Italian!" Cooking Class with Dr. Bob Calcagno. Register here!


  • Ricotta and sage meatballs
  • Pasta e fagioli
  • Italian bread
  • Macedonia (Fruit salad)
  • Flourless chocolate cake 

CostCasa Italiana Members: $45; Non-members: $50



Bridging the Black/ Jewish Divide: A Dialogue 

February 16, 7 p.m.

Forum, Otto A. Shults center

At a time when white supremacy is on the rise, hate speech has become normalized, and hate crimes against Blacks and Jews have reached an all-time high, we will examine the complex history of these two groups in the United States and explore current day issues that serve as roadblocks to deep, trusting relationships. Professors Berlinblau and Johnson, authors of Blacks and Jews in America: An Invitation to Dialogue, will unpack the myths, misconceptions, and shared history of these two minority groups and model effective dialogue that creates a foundation for understanding and allyship. $10 Admission. Free to Naz students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Co-sponsored by the Konar Center for Tolerance & Jewish Studies, the Monroe County Bar Association and the Levine Center to End Hate.  Registration Required

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BIPOC Affinity Gathering

February 18

Duda Family Concourse, Glazer Music Performance Center

Join us for our bi-annual gathering celebrating community and connection.


Burma Summit II: Multifaith Victims, Resistance, and Actions for Today

March 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Forum, Otto A. Shults

This 2-day international Summit brings together Burmese genocide Survivors, activists, and leaders of different religions and ethnicities to discuss human rights in the contexts of Religious Freedom, Gendered Violence, and Land Rights. The Summit is unprecedented in the United States; the first Burma Summit was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in October 2022. The event is co-sponsored by the Congress of Nations and States, an independent, permanent, international forum dedicated to increasing equality between Indigenous and Ethnic Peoples, nations, and States. This is a dialogue-based event and audience discussion is encouraged. This event is free, but Registration is Required.

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Job and Internship Fair

March 22, 2 - 5 p.m.

Golisano Training Center

Looking for your next internship or job? Learn about opportunities with top employers hiring Nazareth College students and alumni! Opportunities are located in Rochester and beyond. Alumni are encouraged to contact the Center for Life's Work to reserve a spot as a recruiter for your business or organization.

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Shannon Lecture Series: The Birthing of Hope in a Darkening Time: Reimagining Together What is Possible

April 16, 3 p.m.

Forum, Otto A. Shults Center

Featuring a lecture by Dr. Christopher Pramuk

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Naz Giving Day

April 19, all day

Naz Giving Day highlights our collective power as a community, and your support on April 19 proved that Nazareth alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends are a force for good. Mark your calendar for 2023's day of giving! 

Interested in being an ambassador? Sign up >>


Creative Activity and Research Showcase (CARS)

April 25

Join us for the annual showcase of student research and talent. Presentations and performances will take place throughout the day in various locations across campus. 

Learn more about CARS >>

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Alumni Awards Ceremony

May 11, 5:30 pm

Duda Family Concourse, Glazer Music Performance Center

For over 30 years, Nazareth College has been recognizing the outstanding achievements of its graduates. Our annual gathering celebrates their accomplishments.

Nominate an outstanding alum >>


Go Light Your World Candlelight Ceremony

May 12, 8:30 pm

Garen Peace Garden & Fountain

All members of the Undergraduate and Graduate Class of 2023, along with their families and friends, are invited to join us for a candlelight ceremony to acknowledge and give thanks for the people who have made their journey to commencement possible. This induction ceremony will consist of readings, music, and student speakers. All are welcome to join us for this ceremony of gratitude!



May 12 & 13

Golisano Training Center

Celebrating the newest members of the Nazareth alumni family!


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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51+ Club & Founders Legacy Society Luncheon

June 9, 10 am

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 Launge

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
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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