Student Center

About the Student Center

The student center at Niagara is called Gallagher Center. This building was built in 1950 and was named after John J. "Taps" Gallagher who guided the men's basketball team for 31 seasons, beginning in 1931.

Upper Level

The upper level of the Gallagher Center is the home of the Niagara's Purple Eagles men's and women's basketball teams and the Athletics Offices.

Lower Level

The lower level of Gallagher Center is the pulse of student life at Niagara. The student center offers a relaxing atmosphere for students to eat, meet with classmates, study or relax.

The offices of Campus Activities & MISA (Multicultural & International Student Affairs) is the pulse of the student body and is located adjacent to the dining area.

Dining Area

The food court-style snack bar, also located in the Gallagher Center, offers a wide variety of  foods including Western New York classics such as pizza, wings and beef on weck, a deli, a grill,  and a convenience store. A Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is also available and quite popular. This is great for our commuter students and a great complement to our resident student meal plan.

Students wishing to study in the student center may use the Gallagher Conference Room, which offers a meeting space for students, faculty,and staff. The room can accommodate up to 20 people and may be reserved by students, clubs and organizations, or by Niagara University staff by calling the Campus Activities Office at 716.286.8510.

Multipurpose Room (MPR)

The Multi-purpose Room, or MPR as it is commonly referred to, is another dynamic meeting space for all members of the Niagara University community. It can accommodate up to 130 seated people and is ideal for student programs, fairs,  lectures, large meetings and pre- and post-basketball game activities. The MPR is also the primary home for our "Late Nite Niagara" programming series, held every Friday night during the academic year. This room should also be reserved by contacting the Office of Campus Activities.

Student Clubs & Organizations Office

The Student Clubs & Organizations Office serves as a home base for many of Niagara's student clubs and organizations. There is a 12-person board room for club meetings, computer lab, cabinets for club use, and a lounge area. This office is also the official home for the Niagara University Student Government Association (NUSGA), the student newspaper, The Niagara Index, and the student yearbook, The Niagaran.  

Gaming & Vending Area

The Gallagher Center features an open gaming area with pool  tables, foosball and vending machines to satisfy your quick fix for a snack or beverage. There are also televisions located throughout the lower level available to use and enjoy.

University Offices

Several university offices are located in the Gallagher Center for the students' convenience including Campus Ministry, Student Affairs, Student Outreach & Support,  Study Abroad  and Student Veterans Services.