Frequently Asked Questions

  • linens for a standard twin mattress (extra-long fit as well) and a pillow
  • extra towels
  • a big fan 
  • an alarm clock 
  • personal toiletries
  • comfortable clothing/shoes 
  • paper and pencil
  • spending money for the campus bookstore
  • health forms
  • financial aid documents
  • student's vehicle registration information 
  • NU PurplePass username/password/student ID number (needed to register for fall classes)


  • No activities are planned for small children. 
  • RV hook-ups are not available. 
  • We do not make off-campus hotel reservations.

All freshmen will be accommodated for first year classes. Advisors will assist students in getting the schedule they need.

Staying in campus housing overnight is mandatory for students during Summer Orientation. Parents have the option of staying on Niagara’s campus (in one of our apartments) or at a local hotel.

Most of the meeting rooms are air-conditioned, as are the apartments, but the residence halls are not.

They can pre-register with Campus Safety on Day 1 during check-in from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Seton Hall but they will have to pick up their registration decal in the fall.

Yes. When filling out the online registration, please include the friend's name. Both students must request each other.

Yes, however, waiting until you arrive to change may cause a long delay in your class registration on day two of the program. It is strongly recommended that students change their majors before Summer Orientation by calling the Admissions Office at 716.286.8716 or via the New Student Portal on the Major Verification Form. If you request for a major change, this will be forwarded to the Admissions Office for approval. You will remain in your current major until notified. Not all major changes are approved. You must meet certain requirements before being approved for a major change.

Yes. There will be Summer Orientation staff members available at all times in Seton Hall.

Yes. Please call the Athletics Department at 716.286.8600 or stop in at the office located in the upper level of the Gallagher Center while you are here, and they will direct you to the right coach.

No. This causes much confusion. We will not be prepared for your arrival, and you will get frustrated when you are late for meetings. If you need to change sessions, please call 1.800.801.8097 or 716.286.8405 to find out what alternatives are available.

Yes. Students will have activities all evening and the parents program will end at 8 p.m.

During summer orientation, all university and residence hall policies apply.

Due to Niagara University’s proximity to Canada, you should be aware of existing and proposed federal regulations prior to travel to Canada. 

Students who wish to participate in events that are sometimes held in Canada should be sure to have appropriate documentation to travel to Canada and re-enter the U.S.

Niagara University students are NOT required to have a passport to attend Niagara University, unless they are international students. For all others, the decision whether to obtain a passport is up to the individual student.

For more information on the regulations known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, refer to the U.S. Department of State website at

Niagara University is unable to provide transportation service from/to the Buffalo/Niagara International Airport. Below are two options found online. Also, by searching "taxi fare from Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls, N.Y.many more links are provided. Please note: NU does not endorse one service over the other. If you have questions, please call 716.286.8405.

Aero Taxi, Shuttle, Limo & Tours

Call: 716-283-8294


Airport Taxi Service Niagara Falls Shuttle: This is an On Demand Service starting at 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Call: 716.633.TAXI or 800.551.9369