Student Activities & Leadership

Fall 2020 Student Activities, Events, & Opportunities for Connecting

Key things to do this fall semester

  • Download the Naz Mobile App for information on upcoming events
  • Keep your official Nazareth College ID with you at all times on campus, to swipe into events.

Key things to know

  • Expect to have lots of ways to connect, including in-person and virtual events. College-sponsored events and activities will accommodate remote participation when activity is otherwise happening face-to-face. (For virtual events, you’ll want an electronic device with Wi-Fi.)
  • Student Activities, the Undergraduate Association’s Campus Activities Board, and student clubs will be running strong. Activities will adapt as needed to align with state guidelines for maximum group sizes. Virtual components can expand access and audiences, such as to commuter students who may not be on campus for some events.
  • Nazareth’s safety protocols will follow Centers for Disease Control and state regulations. 
  • Club leaders, student government leaders, and others who organize events: You’ll have guidelines and tips for planning in-person events with social distancing and planning virtual events. 
  • Expect to sign up to attend activities.

What kind of events/activities will be offered?

Nazareth is committed to offering a robust schedule of events. Event organizers will adapt events to align with health and safety guidelines, such as:

  • Flyer Friday events — offering treats or Naz swag — may be spread across more locations, rather than centralized.
  • Events like painting classes or Pinterest craft nights or tie dying could happen in person — such as with painting stations spaced out and scheduled as multiple smaller sessions on different nights. Or a supply kit could be offered to participate remotely.
  • Some events could have in-person and virtual options.
  • Popular indoor events that typically draw more than 100 students — such as Grocery Bingo and Trivia Nights — will be adapted as needed to align with state guidelines for maximum group sizes. Some events could be held online, with grocery prizes or trivia e-card prizes delivered to winners.
  • Large events such as the Involvement Fair are being reimagined, such as to happen outside or in a larger space such as the Golisano Training Center.
  • Nazareth has had success offering virtual comedy, hypnotists, trivia nights, scavenger hunts, bingo, and live music to large audiences.

How do I participate in a virtual event?

Instructions on how to access and participate in virtual events will be found in the NazApp. Students will need access to an electronic device and wifi to participate in virtual events.

Will all events be virtual, or will there be a mixture of in-person and virtual events?

A mix. The delivery of each event will be determined by the College, based on Centers for Disease Control/state regulations.

Can non-Nazareth College students participate in events?

Events are limited to Nazareth College students only. You’ll use your official Nazareth College ID to participate in all in-person events and your Nazareth College login to participate in virtual events.

Will there be bus trips to concerts or venues in NYS like Student Activities has promoted in the past?

To maximize students’ safety, we will not be hosting off-campus trips or activities for the fall semester.

Will there be Family Weekend?

To keep students and their families safe, we are not hosting Family Weekend this year.

Outdoor Fun

Nazareth's expansive campus has beautiful outdoor locations for active fun, as well as for relaxing and recharging. There's plenty of room for physical distancing. You can borrow lawn games, hammocks, and even a Bluetooth-enabled sound system. We've got the equipment for outdoor basketball, sand volleyball, and tennis courts. Check out a bike and helmet for a ride on the nearby Erie Canal trail. And then chill in an Adirondack chair. See Outdoor Fun >