January 2023 Orientation

Move in

Spring move-in » 

Orientation January 13, 2023

  • Check in at Shults Center Room 100.
  • All sessions, including lunch, will be held in Medaille Formal Dining Room.
  • Select Map (at the top of every Naz webpage) if you ever need help finding your way.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Have questions? Contact Nicole Juersivich, njuersi9@naz.edu, 585-389-2665.

8:30- 8:55 am

Check in
Welcome to Nazareth College! Please come to Shults Center Room 100 to grab your welcome swag, and some breakfast treats before making your way to the Medaille Formal Lounge.

9:00 - 9:25 am

Welcome to Nazareth College and Introductions

Kim Harvey, Associate Vice President for Student & Campus Life/Dean of Students, on behalf of the College, enthusiastically welcomes you to the Golden Flyer family.

9:30-9:55 am

Building a Culture of Safety and Respect at Naz

Staff from Residential Life and the Community Standards Office, Campus Safety, will address policies, procedures, and standards to cultivate an ethical and safe environment for all.

Ray Cruz, Director of Campus Safety
VIcky Gebel, Director of Residential Life and Community Standards
10:00-10:25 am

Creating a Sense of Belonging at Nazareth: How to Build Community

Join Ethan Banister, Assistant Director for Diverse Student Support Services in Culture, Community and Belonging, for a conversation around what belonging means at Nazareth and how we each have a role and responsibility in creating an equity minded campus community.

10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45- 11:45 am

StepUp Nazareth!

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and didn’t know what to do? You are not alone! Students will learn tips and tricks to navigate any situation by using bystander intervention techniques.

Nicole Posluzny, Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Leadership
Heather Sourwine, Title IX Coordinator
 11:50- 12:15 pm

Well-Being @ Naz

Susan Quinn and Kathryn DeVinney,  Director and Assistant Director  of Health and Counseling will share resources available to you and how they can be helpful during your time on campus

12:15- 1:15 pm


Megan Menzs, NazDining Marketing Supervisor, stops by during lunch to discuss all things NazDining!

1:15- 1:40 pm

Academics @ Naz

Learn more about the Core Curriculum and the importance of connecting and communicating with your advisor(s) regularly. They are here to guide and support you through your academic experience.

Kelly Hutchinson-Anderson, Director of the Core Curriculum

1:45- 2:10 pm

Strategies for Academic Success

Staff from the Academic Resource Center will share tools and tips to help new students get off to a strong start academically. 

Andy Morris, Associate Vice President for Retention & Student Success 
Linda Searing, Director of Academic Advisement 
Erika Hess, Director of Student Accessibility Services 
Amy Fisher, Director of the Office of Student Success
2:15-2:55 pm

Tunnel Tour Scavenger Hunt & Snack Break 

Work with friends to climb the leaderboard in this digitally enhanced scavenger hunt that combines trivia, GPS check-ins, photo and video challenges, and QR codes to orient you with Nazareth campus locations and resources.  Take the tunnels to these destinations and grab snacks along the way!

3:00-3:25 pm

Incoming Student Panel

Transfer and First Year students share their experiences as incoming Nazareth students.

3:30-4:00 pm
Center for Life’s Work
Meet some of the coaches and CFLW team and learn more about  services and opportunities they offer.
Emily Carpenter, Center for Life's Work Executive Director
4:00 - 4:30pm
Q & A Session
Get all your outstanding questions answered before the start of the semester.