Campus Life

Housing and Dining

Campus Housing

Learning to live on your own is one of the important and fun aspects of college life. When you live on campus, you become part of a community. Benefits of on-campus living include:

  • Easy access to the library, dining halls, classes, computer labs, and other amenities
  • Free laundry in the residence halls
  • Permission to have cars on campus, and well-lighted parking lots near the residence halls
  • Our own Rochester Regional Transit Service bus stop connecting Nazareth to the city of Rochester

Just like our students, all of our buildings have different personalities. We have contemporary, corridor-style halls, older halls designed to reflect the tradition of Nazareth, apartments, suites, and even a converted mansion. Many residence halls are connected to academic buildings by a series of tunnels, so you can wear shorts and flip-flops to class, even in the winter months.

You can also choose special-interest options such as the French House, Community Service Floor, First-Year Experience, Global Commons and Build Your Own Community.

Learn more about our residence halls »

Campus Dining

What to Eat

Here's some food for thought: happy bellies = happy students. That's why Nazareth offers a wide variety of menus and flexibility for different schedules. Gourmet pizza, toasted subs, and delectable vegetarian cuisine are just a taste of what we're serving.

We welcome student requests and do our best to accommodate students with special dietary requirements. Check out our daily menu and special events »

We're friendly to your stomach, and to the earth! The dining halls minimize Nazareth's impact on the environment by implementing sustainable practices such as local purchasing, buying Fair Trade coffee and cage-free eggs, and using biodegradable paper products. Read more »

Where to Eat

  • Visit Lourdes and Kearney dining halls for traditional, all-you-can-eat service.
  • Stop by the Cabaret (Shults Center) for hot food, sandwiches, and quick snacks.
  • Hit the Roost (Shults Center) for made-to-order gourmet salads with a variety of vegetables, fruit, and protein toppings. You can also create delicious and healthy flat-bread sandwiches or pick healthy and hearty homemade soups.
  • Grab a steaming cup of coffee or tea to satisfy your sweet tooth at Cafe Sorelle (Golisano Academic Center).
  • Get a light pick-me-up from Millie's while studying late at the Wilmot Library.
  • Enjoy a giant cookie or a latte, live bands and acts, karaoke, or an informal study group meeting at Colie's Cafe in George Residence Hall.

Meal Plans

All resident students not living in the apartments must choose a meal plan. Each meal plan offers options to satisfy dietary requirements, personal tastes, and individual schedules. Each meal plan also comes with Dining Dollars that can be used in our retail locations or in the dining halls. Learn more »