The Day's Activities

Attend presentations on admissions policy, academics and financial aid. Speak to Niagara University faculty and staff from various programs on campus. Tours of the campus are offered. You will have the freedom to make your own schedule to best suit your personal interests! Attend unique sessions throughout the day on the following topics:

Registration will take place in the new B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. Parking will be available in the Dwyer Arena parking lot across from this building.  

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Special Interest Sessions: Academics

  • Meet the Dean: Hospitality, Tourism and Sport Management

    Come learn more about Niagara University’s nationally ranked program.  From Sports Management, to Luxury Hospitality Operations – our students are not only learning from among the best in the field through superior work experiences/student excursions, but they are also being employed by the biggest names in the industry.  NU’s hotel management students have a near 100% placement rate for 8 years running.  Unique placement and customized work abroad/dual degree programs in Germany, Italy, and Peru also make our students stand outs in this exploding international economy.

    Presenter: Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean

  • Meet the Dean: Majors in Arts & Sciences

    The College of Arts & Sciences has a broad range of majors and minors ranging from Biochemistry to Theatre Studies.  Come and find out more about the wide range of majors and minors and how you can create your own unique program. Learn also about how students are working alongside faculty in cutting edge research, utilizing the latest technology and practices in their fields, putting their knowledge to use in the community, and continuing on into the workforce and graduate school at rates high above the national average.

    Presenter: Dr. Tim Ireland, Dean

  • Studies in the Natural Sciences

    It is an exciting time for the sciences at NU.  Attend two 15 minute sessions from our Biology and Biochemistry/Chemistry departments and learn about the great research being done by faculty and students in the sciences.  See the cutting edge equipment our students use, and learn about the new home of sciences at NU - the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences which recently opened this year!


  • Pre-Professional Programs in the Sciences

    Niagara University offers individualized advisement tracks for students interested in pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, and pre-pharmacy. Dr. Cliff will discuss these programs and their delivery, their successes and their requirements. In addition, unique 3+2 programs, and early admittance programs to same local college medical and dental programs will be discussed as well.

    Presenter: Dr. William Cliff, Associate Professor of Biology & Pre-health Programs Advisor

  • Academic Exploration Program: The solution for undeclared students

    The Academic Exploration Program (AEP) is a nationally recognized and award-winning program at Niagara University where first and second year students have an opportunity to discover academic majors and career options. In this program you’ll have personalized advisement and are guided to try courses in different majors that can fulfill graduation requirements. Come learn more about NU’s largest academic program with an average of 20% of the freshman class each year!

    Presenter: Stephanie Currie, Director

  • University Honors Program & Eagle Leadership

    This session will discuss the eligibility requirements for admittance into the University Honors Program.  It will then discuss the requirements for completion of the University Honors Program along with the benefits of graduating with University Honors.  In addition, we will discuss the unique offerings of NU's Eagle Leadership Program

    Presenter: Dr. Mark Barnwell and Mitch Allegre

  • Meet the Dean: Majors in Education

    This session, presented by the Dean of the College of Education, will provide an overview of the programs, requirements and innovative elements of the teacher education programs offered in the College of Education.   The session will highlight areas of certification, minors and study abroad programs in education, comprehensive field experiences (from the first semester), faculty involvement, accreditation and national prestige, and success of graduates.   Highlights of programs will focus on early childhood and childhood education, special education, middle level and secondary education, and teaching English to speakers of other languages; as well as cutting-edge facilities, teaching studio resources, and instructional technology.

    Presenter: Dr. Debra Colley, Dean

  • Majors in the Theatre Department

    In a unique and evolving art form, theatre artists, whether center stage or behind the scenes, face many arduous demands required to create inspiring theatre. The training offered here has prepared Niagara University graduates to successfully pursue careers from Broadway to Hollywood, regional theatre to international tours, and television to film. All programs offered by the Department of Theatre Studies culminate in a bachelor of fine arts degree (B.F.A.). Come join our session to learn more about our unique training programs, season productions, and more. Be on the watch for any pirating sword fighters on campus throughout the day!



  • Meet the Dean: Majors in Business

    Learn about the College of Business' offerings and the success of their students. NU's business degree offers unique paths in Supply Chain, Marketing, International Business, Human Resources, Economics and Finance. Our accounting programs enjoy some of the best placement rates at Niagara and our facilities and faculty are top notch, and we have accelerated programs designed to help students get their MBA as well. Niagara holds the prestigious AACSB accreditation for its College of Business.

    Presenter: Dr. Shawn Daly, Dean of Business

Special Interest Sessions: Student Services

  • Get Connected to Academic Support & Disability Services

    Niagara University’s Office of Academic Support (OAS) is the place where learners meet.  At OAS, we provide a wide range of programs and services to support student academic success.  This presentation will review the many services OAS provides, including tutoring, our Writing Center, and support for students with disabilities.

    Presenters: Diane Stoelting, Director of the Office of Academic Support 


  • Financing Your Education at Niagara University

    Find out how affordable Niagara University can be. We offer a wide range of merit-based and need-based scholarships and grants, as well as work-study opportunities and low interest student loans. This session will focus on the sources and types of financial aid, the federal financial aid application process, and a financial aid timeline to follow so you don’t miss important dates.

    Presenter: Katie Kocsis, Director of Financial Aid

  • Career Services

    Niagara University’s Office of Career Services is committed to preparing Niagara’s graduates to make a difference in the world.  While we can’t guarantee anyone a job, we will do all that we can to provide you with the tools you need to compete. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers seek students who can communicate effectively, work as a member of a team, are unafraid of challenges and willing to go the extra mile.   These are the core values of the Office of Career Services, and we continually seek new and innovative ways to prepare you for the job market.  As a result, in recent years despite a challenging economy, our graduates have enjoyed an employment rate far above the national average. Students who take advantage of our services and resources succeed.

    Presenter: Robert Swanson, Director of Career Services

  • Transferring to Niagara University

    This session will explain the process of transferring into Niagara University. We will also discuss credit placement, articulation agreements, dual admission programs and transfer scholarships. If you are planning to attend a community college or another school prior to entering NU, this is the breakout session for you.

    Presenter: Dina Martin, Assistant Director of Admissions

  • Admissions 101 & President's Welcome

    Applying to college can be a confusing process, but it doesn't have to be.  Come meet our President and listen to his vision of Niagara, followed by our Director explaining the specifics on how to apply to Niagara University.  We will discuss various types of applications from the Common Application to the standard pen and paper versions.  The admissions time-table, requirements, events, and what to expect along the way will all be discussed as well.  Time will be made available for questions and answers.

    Presenter: Mark Wojnowski, Director of Admissions & Rev. James Maher, President

Special Interest Sessions: Campus Life

  • Study Abroad

    Learn about Niagara University’s short-term and semester long study abroad programs for every major. Discover how to plan to take advantage of the opportunities offered in over 90 programs in more than 30 countries. Become more marketable upon graduation by experiencing another culture and taking the risk to reach out to diverse groups in a program linked to your discipline. Have one of the most amazing experiences in your life!


  • Kiernan Recreation Center Services: Club Sports, Intramurals, Fitness & Wellness

    The Kiernan Recreation Center is Niagara University's all-in-one recreation complex. The Kiernan Center offers more than 50 intramural, recreational & health/wellness programs for the Niagara University community. In addition, the Kiernan Center is the home to the Club Sports Program at Niagara University.  Club Sports are a recreational program for university students designed to offer an alternative to intramural sports and intercollegiate athletics.

  • A Student's Perspective

    Join a panel of current NU students as they share their own college experiences and answer questions from the audience from their own unique perspective.


  • Residence Life: Building Communities in your Home Away from Home

    Tour, talk and ask all the questions you like as you see a residence hall and hear about what life on campus is about. You will learn about the different types of halls and rooms on campus, amenities available and the programs offered that help students adjust to college and have fun at the same time. Living in residence – there is no better way to connect to the NU campus!


Unique Opportunities

  • Academic Table Talk

    Meet members of the academic faculty from Noon to 3:30 as representatives from all NU departments will make themselves available to answer your questions in the Main Gallery of the Castellani Art Museum.  This is a great way to get more focused questions answered regarding particular majors, programs and academic opportunities at NU.  The Academic Exploration Program and the University Honors Program will also be available to talk about their unique offerings.

  • Campus Life Table Talk

    There is more to Niagara than just our great Academics!  Join us in the Lower Level of the Gallagher Center where faculty, staff and student representatives will be available to answer your questions in a variety of differing areas.  Academic support and disability services, student government and clubs, athletics, food service, residence life, financial aid, study abroad, veterans affairs and more are just a sampling of the resources available.

* Session titles are subject to change.