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The Niagara University community is
invited to come together for 

A Mass of Remembrance to
Celebrate the Life of
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Tuesday, June 25, at noon in the
Alumni Chapel in St. Vincent’s Hall

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., former president of Niagara University, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2024 at St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Philadelphia at the age of 85. Father Levesque served as the 25th president of Niagara University, and when he retired from that role in 2013, the university’s Board of Trustees voted to confer on him the title of president emeritus. Immediately following his presidency at Niagara, Father served as the interim president at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y.

“Father Levesque leaves a tremendous legacy, which impacted everyone who had the chance to meet him,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. “He will be forever remembered for his faith-filled legacy of pastoral care, his leadership of the Province and Niagara University, and his never-ending commitment to service of the poor and the oppressed. Father Levesque was a shining example of what a Vincentian priest should strive to be, and he will be greatly missed.” 

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What makes Niagara University so special? In addition to our strong Vincentian culture and close-knit student body, the education you receive here will you allow you to hit the ground running after you graduate!


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The power of Niagara is the embodiment of our strong values, exceptional student body, and world-class faculty. It’s driven by our mission, and carried out every day by the passionate people who walk our campus.


Niagara empowers students with the confidence and skills to excel as professionals and as people, both on and off campus.


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Our Catholic and Vincentian heritage has carried us for over 160 years, inspiring us to offer each student individualized guidance and support.

Upcoming Events

Whether you’re an incoming undergrad or graduate student, we offer a number of events designed to answer your questions and inspire you to get excited about your future as a Purple Eagle!

M.S. in Information Security & Digital Forensics Virtual information Session

June 26, 2024 | 5 p.m.

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Open House BBQ and Ice Cream Social

July 31, 2024 | 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Summer open house

August 17, 2024 | 10 a.m.

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News from The Ridge

Niagara University’s Master’s Degree Program in Information Security and Digital Forensics Receives National Security Agency Validation

June 17, 2024

Niagara University’s Master of Science in Information Security and Digital Forensics program has been validated by the United States’ National Security Agency, recognizing it as a top advanced degree program that will contribute to the greater national mission of preparing a qualified and robust cybersecurity workforce. 

Niagara University Awarded $100,000 National Science Foundation Award

June 6, 2024

Niagara University professors Dr. Maritza Branker, associate professor of mathematics, and Dr. Caitlin Riegel, assistant professor of education, have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program to expand STEM education pathways for secondary teachers in high-need school districts.

$130 Million Raised

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We are thrilled to announced the successful completion of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in our 166-year history. “Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University,” has raised more than $130 million dollars, exceeding its goal of $125 million.

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NU is the "Best Value" in NYS

Niagara University demonstrates its strength in U.S. News College Rankings.

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Kiernan Center

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In Their Words

I decided to enroll at Niagara University because it gave me a sense of community when I stepped foot onto campus. I knew I would thrive with the small class sizes and endless opportunities that would be provided to me. What I didn’t know is how much of an impact these opportunities would have on me, as well as my future.

Sarah Bauch, ’21

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