Center for Civic Engagement

College Connection and Night@Naz

College Connection

Each Wednesday between 3:30-5:15 p.m. during the fall and spring college terms, Rochester City School District high school students in the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program come to the Nazareth campus for tutoring and to experience college life. If you are interested in being a tutor/mentor, please contact Julie Lloyd (listed on this page).


"Night at Naz” is a two-day overnight program for high school students from Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. High school students experience college life by attending classes taught by college professors; working with a group of peers and chaperones; and by exploring a future in which college and career dreams become reality. 

This year's theme is exploring college and careers. Students will participate in  activities and lectures that prepare them to explore professions and college majors that support those professions. Students will learn what to do now to prepare for life after high school. A personal statement workshop will lead participants through the process of creating the essay commonly needed for college applications, scholarship applications, and job applications. Students will learning new ways to tell their story, so they can enhance their applications and impress evaluators.

College Connection and Night@Naz

    Nazareth faculty, staff, and students provide homework help to Rochester students.
    A high school student works on her college Common App essay with Professor Ron Netsky.