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Summer Orientation

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What we do

Niagara University’s Summer Orientation program is designed to introduce new, first-year Niagara students to the academic and co-curricular services and programs vital to their successful transition to the Niagara community.

By showing our students many key services and opportunities available to them, we hope to enable students to make well-informed choices and decisions during their time at Niagara.

In collaboration with campus offices, summer orientation aims to provide a structured and holistic introduction to the collegiate environment for both families and students. Both students and family members are able to interact with other new students and their families along with Niagara faculty and staff.

Through programs offered, new students and their families will be informed about educational opportunities and responsibilities in and outside of the classroom and begin the smooth transition to life at Niagara even before classes begin in the fall semester.

SumO 2024 Dates

Registration for SumO begins on April 1st. To ensure your fall schedule and orientation materials will be ready for you at orientation, register before June 21st. 

  • Session 1: Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12
  • Session 2: Monday, July 15 – Tuesday, July 16
  • Session 3: Thursday, July 18


Gallagher Center, Lower Level
Suite 111


Mon. – Thu.
| 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Fri. | 9a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mon. – Thu.
| 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. | 8:30 a.m. – noon



Mary Matiash

Mary Matiash
Executive Assistant

William J.


Associate Director of Campus Activities

Phone: 716.286.8503

Mati M.


Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Belonging

Phone: 716.286.8504