As the leaves on the trees change and the weather becomes cooler, students, faculty, and staff are enjoying Nazareth’s beautiful campus. The breathtaking scenery is enough to make any first time visitor “fall” in love with Naz, and more than enough to make any Nazareth community member “fall” in love all over again.
There is an annual tradition at Nazareth that during Orientation Weekend, all incoming students spend their Saturday performing community service. Nazareth provides transportation and sends hundreds of students out into the community to plant flowers, prep elementary schools for their first day, sort recycled electronics, clean out cages at the zoo, and much, much more. Students get the opportunity to socialize with their new classmates while providing an essential service to the community and learning, hands-on, the importance of civic engagement.
On Thursday, August 25, new freshmen and transfer students moved into Nazareth, and so began orientation weekend 2011. From the orientation fair and Poken giveaway in the morning to Convocation, an ice cream social, and the class picture in the afternoon, the day was a fun-filled and informative introduction to Naz! Welcome, new students. We’re so glad that you’re our newest Golden Flyers!
The Rochester temperatures may not be screaming “spring,” but students at Nazareth are. Nazareth celebrated the end of the year with Spirit Week, Spring Fest, concerts, award ceremonies, and more. Take a look through this album to catch up on all the fun that the Nazareth community has been having, despite the uncooperative weather.
When classes have ended for the day and the weekend arrives, Naz students enjoy a very different part of campus life – student activities. Nazareth’s 50+ clubs plan a variety of activities to keep students busy and entertained when they’re done with (or avoiding) their homework. From roller skating to Talent Shows and Guitar Hero, a Naz student never has an excuse to say, “I’m bored.”
Nazareth has a wide variety of residence hall choices: bright modern to cozy traditional... single room, suite, or apartment living... even several first-year floors for freshmen.
Year-round, students at Nazareth are actively involved in a variety of endeavors that support an array of local, national, and international service organizations. During this season of giving, we highlight some of the many service-oriented events that Nazareth students have hosted and participated in over the past few months.
During the summer of 2010, more than 20 students, under the direction of assistant professor of history Nevan Fisher and associate professor of theater arts Yuanting Zhao, took an interdisciplinary journey to China. In preparation for the trip, each student took Dr. Fisher’s “China in the 20th Century” class or “Asian Civilizations II” class. Three freshmen completed a year of Chinese language classes which granted them the opportunity to take the trip, as well as a $1,000 scholarship (to put towards the trip) from Academic Affairs. Four Chinese schools, with which Nazareth has previously signed agreements, played host to the Naz group while abroad.
The Nazareth Theatre Arts Department students showcase their talents every year in a wide range of theatrical productions.
Paul Waida, tennis coach, crafts one-of-a-kind trophies.