News Archive

Archive — 2023, May

Nazareth officially becomes Nazareth University, June 1

After operating as a college for 99 years, Nazareth University celebrated both its official transition to university status and its new name in a historic celebration on campus May 31. The event also marked the unveiling of Nazareth University’s new visual identity, including an updated logo that celebrates its rich history while repositioning the Nazareth brand to reflect the institution’s new name. The transition to Nazareth University — which legally takes effect at midnight on June 1, 2023 — ushers in another century of Nazareth educating true changemakers who positively impact the world through their life's work. 

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Nazareth named a teach-out institution for students at soon-to-close Medaille University

Nazareth has been named a teach-out partner for Medaille University, as students at the Buffalo-based private institution — which announced that it will permanently close on August 31, 2023 — begin the process of selecting a new school to attend. Under the teach-out agreement between Nazareth and Medaille, signed on May 17, students at Medaille have the opportunity to complete their fields of study at Nazareth with no transfer, admission, or application fees and at a cost of attendance — including room and board — equal to or less than what those students currently pay at Medaille. 


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Birds of a Feather Drive Together: Naz & Fisher mascots tee-off for a good cause at Oak Hill Country Club

Traditionally “battling beaks” as sports rivals, Nazareth’s Swoop the Golden Flyer and St. John Fisher University’s mascot Cardinal instead teamed up for the “Birds of a Feather Drive Together” event just days before the PGA Championship brings thousands of golf spectators to Oak Hill.

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Nazareth celebrates 96th Commencement on May 12 and 13 on campus at the Golisano Training Center

Nazareth College celebrates the Class of 2023 at its 96th Commencement ceremonies in the Golisano Training Center on campus. The graduate ceremonies are Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m., and the undergraduate ceremonies are Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. Each of the ceremonies will be livestreamed; see Commencement 2023.

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Major summer renovation on library to enhance student experience

Nazareth began construction on a major library renovation that was co-designed by students to enhance their overall campus experience. President Beth Paul ceremonially started the renovation work at the Lorette Wilmot Library on Friday, May 5, with a ceremonial first swing of a purple and gold sledgehammer.

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