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Our Campus

Our Campus (34 Photos)

Niagara University's 160-acre main campus runs along the top of picturesque Monteagle Ridge overlooking the Niagara River Gorge, just four miles north of the world-famous waterfalls.

Walk to Whirlpool 2014

Walk to Whirlpool 2014 (185 Photos)

The Walk to Whirlpool State Park is an annual tradition for Niagara University freshmen during their first official weekend on campus.

English Summer Camp 2014

English Summer Camp 2014 (74 Photos)

During the summer of 2014, 12 students and two chaperones from eastern Asia took part in a camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture. Participants included nine students from China, two from Vietnam and another from...

Girls STEM Camp

Girls STEM Camp (33 Photos)

Sponsored by National Grid, Niagara University’s four-day camp focuses on increasing participants’ knowledge of STEM occupations, while also stressing personal development, etiquette, leadership, and even self-defense.

Summer Academy Showcase 2014

Summer Academy Showcase 2014 (22 Photos)

Students participating in Niagara University's 2014 Summer Academy capped off the two-week program with a "student showcase" that highlighted the lessons, discussions, readings and research that took place during the academy. The program presents high school juniors and seniors, as well as...

Undergraduate Commencement 2014

Undergraduate Commencement 2014 (90 Photos)

ROTC Commissioning

ROTC Commissioning (69 Photos)

Thirteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 9, 2014, in NU’s Gallagher Center. Another two Niagara ROTC cadets will be commissioned this summer as part of the class of 2014.

Graduate Commencement 2014

Graduate Commencement 2014 (41 Photos)

NU in Vietnam

NU in Vietnam (56 Photos)

On April 8, 2014, Father James Maher, C.M., and a group of Niagara University administrators returned to Vietnam, where they represented the first American university invited to participate in a seminar with the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs.

Undergraduate Research Conference 2014

Undergraduate Research Conference 2014 (32 Photos)

Niagara University’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference took place Friday, April 11, 2014, with 125 students presenting their findings to the campus community. Morning panel discussions were held in St. Vincent’s Hall, while posters illustrating the students’ work filled the Castellani...

Presidential Inauguration of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

Presidential Inauguration of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. (6 Photos)

Niagara University formally inaugurated its 26th president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., during a ceremony held Friday, April 4, 2014. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community...

Hospitality and Tourism Career Fair

Hospitality and Tourism Career Fair (28 Photos)

Close to 50 employers attended the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s annual Career Fair at Niagara University on Feb. 19. Companies ranging from Darien Lake Theme Park and Resorts to the world-famous Waldorf=Astoria Hotels & Resorts and New York Athletic Club were on campus to...

Father Maher Visits Asia

Father Maher Visits Asia (42 Photos)

On Nov. 19, 2013, Father James J. Maher, C.M., and Dr. Hung Le commenced a 13-day trip to Asia to meet with religious and political leaders, and sign academic agreements with several universities in Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea. Father Maher checked in from time to time to update the Niagara...

President's Scholarship Dinner 2013

President's Scholarship Dinner 2013 (71 Photos)

Niagara University presented awards to the fourth-longest tenured president in the institution’s proud history and the second-largest hospital system in Western New York during its annual President’s Scholarship Dinner on Nov. 9, 2013, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center. More...

College of Hosp. & Tourism Mgmt. Convocation

College of Hosp. & Tourism Mgmt. Convocation (31 Photos)

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its 13th annual convocation Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in the university’s Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corporation, the convocation is the college’s showcase event, during which it annually honors...

Alumni Weekend 2013

Alumni Weekend 2013 (6 Photos)

Hundreds of Niagara University graduates descended onto Monteagle Ridge to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2013.

Science Center Grand Opening

Science Center Grand Opening (56 Photos)

The official grand opening of the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was held Wednesday, Oct. 9. The event served as an opportunity to thank Mr. Golisano for his incredible generosity to NU, and formally dedicate and bless the state-of-the-art, $33 million facility, which opened to...

Everett W. Ockerman Lecture and Award Presentation

Everett W. Ockerman Lecture and Award Presentation (42 Photos)

On Sept. 29, the College of Business Administration held its annual Everett W. Ockerman Lecture and Award Presentation at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The Ockerman Awards acknowledges all graduating students who have demonstrated academic excellence by possessing an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher....

Vincentian Heritage Convocation

Vincentian Heritage Convocation (18 Photos)

During this year’s convocation, the university’s Caritas Medal was awarded to Dr. Judith A. (Skurski) Willard, ’70, M.A.’72, while the Rev. John S. Sledziona, C.M., received an honorary degree. Niagara’s Vincentian Mission Award was presented to Craig J., Ph.D., and Lisa Rivera, ’95,...

College of Business Retreat

College of Business Retreat (70 Photos)

For the 17th consecutive year, freshmen enrolled in Niagara University’s College of Business Administration participated in a day-long retreat designed to build camaraderie and introduce the new students to the dynamic global world of business. This year’s event took place Saturday, Sept. 14,...

Meet the Accountants Night 2013

Meet the Accountants Night 2013 (21 Photos)

Co-sponsored by the College of Business Administration and Office of Career Services, this annual event provided a networking opportunity for accounting and finance students to meet with representatives from accounting firms, banks, finance companies. The impressive list of attending employers...

New Student Convocation 2013

New Student Convocation 2013 (44 Photos)

The New Student Convocation is the official welcoming ceremony of new students to the university community by the president, administration, faculty and staff.

Sustainable Sandals Project

Sustainable Sandals Project (12 Photos)

As part of its weeklong community advisor training, Niagara University’s Office of Residence Life organized, sanitized and packaged gently-used sandals, which will soon be distributed to needy individuals across the globe. The service initiative was undertaken on day two of CA training, as NU...

Appreciation Reception for Father Levesque

Appreciation Reception for Father Levesque (15 Photos)

Members of the Niagara University and local communities came together to wish Father Levesque well as he concludes his term as NU president on Thursday (Aug. 1, 2013), at which time he'll take over as interim president at St. John's University.

ReNU Niagara Open House

ReNU Niagara Open House (30 Photos)

ReNU Niagara held a dedication and open house at its new location in the historic Park Place neighborhood, adjacent to downtown Niagara Falls. During the event, it was also announced that Niagara University’s Institute for Civic Engagement will be renamed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.,...

ROTC Commissioning

ROTC Commissioning (93 Photos)

Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10, 2013, in NU’s Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the...

Undergraduate Commencement

Undergraduate Commencement (116 Photos)

Senior Class Celebration

Senior Class Celebration (57 Photos)

Graduate Commencement

Graduate Commencement (47 Photos)

NCLEA Graduation

NCLEA Graduation (25 Photos)

Twelve brave men and one brave woman accepted diplomas Wednesday evening at Niagara University. They are the 55th graduating class of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, Niagara County’s only approved training program for law enforcement officers. Read more at...

Kappa Gamma Pi Induction

Kappa Gamma Pi Induction (20 Photos)

Twenty-eight Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held May 3, 2013, in St. Vincent’s Hall. The Rev. John Gouldrick, C.M., associate vice president for mission and director of the Vincentian...

33rd Annual Day of Recognition

33rd Annual Day of Recognition (31 Photos)

Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Day of Recognition for the 33rd time on Friday, April 26. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the Day of Recognition, which was also the last that the Rev. Joseph...

 23rd Annual Business Appreciation Banquet

23rd Annual Business Appreciation Banquet (32 Photos)

Niagara University’s College of Business Administration presented awards to five business leaders, alumni and students during its 23rd Annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 25 at the at the Buffalo Marriott. Awards were presented to the Maid of the Mist (and the...

"Shave to Save" (54 Photos)

An initiative conceived and organized by Vince Schiano, '13, "Shave to Save" raised more than $7,200 in support of young cancer patients. For details, please visit http://news.niagara.edu/shave-to-save-raises-7200-to-support-young-cancer-patients.

Father Levesque - Through the Years

Father Levesque - Through the Years (26 Photos)

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., announced that he will resign from his position as president of Niagara University at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year. Since becoming the 25th president of NU in January 2000, Father Levesque has overseen a continuous process of transformation that...

Undergraduate Research Conference 2013

Undergraduate Research Conference 2013 (7 Photos)

Hospitality and Tourism Career Fair

Hospitality and Tourism Career Fair (22 Photos)

A record number of companies, 51, attended the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's annual Career Fair, which was held Feb. 20, 2013. The event was co-hosted by NU's Office of Career Services. Companies ranging from luxury hotels (Waldorf=Astoria Hotels &...

BPS Commencement

BPS Commencement (17 Photos)

Niagara University awarded degrees to 200 graduates during its fifth commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York. Stuart Auty, the founding president of the Canadian Safe School Network, a nonprofit organization mandated to help make Canadian...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (31 Photos)

Niagara University presented a full slate of service and awareness activities beginning Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

President’s Scholarship Dinner

President’s Scholarship Dinner (61 Photos)

More than 400 Niagara alumni, students, colleagues and friends were present for the ninth annual President’s Scholarship Dinner, where it was announced that the university had surpassed the $1 million mark in net revenue raised for student scholarships since the event was instituted in 2004. ...

College of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt Convocation

College of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt Convocation (24 Photos)

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its 12th annual convocation Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in the university’s Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corporation, the convocation is the college’s showcase event, during which it annually honors...

Kiernan Center Renovations

Kiernan Center Renovations (17 Photos)

The Kiernan Center was renovated during the summer of 2012 to signifcantly enhance the experience of university community members who utilize the on-campus recreation complex. Improvements included the construction of two new locker rooms and new restrooms in the Scaffidi Gymnasium, and the...

Nursing Awards 2012

Nursing Awards 2012 (17 Photos)

Alumni Weekend 2012

Alumni Weekend 2012 (112 Photos)

Niagarans from across the globe were welcomed back to Monteagle Ridge for Alumni Weekend 2012, held Oct. 5-7.

Vincentian Heritage Week  2012

Vincentian Heritage Week 2012 (120 Photos)

Niagara University's annual celebration of St. Vincent de Paul's legacy of education and service, took place Sept. 24-28, 2012. The entire Niagara University community – students, faculty, staff and administration – participate in a well-rounded slate Founder’s Week events,...

Meet the Accounting and Finance Professionals

Meet the Accounting and Finance Professionals (18 Photos)

Dozens of accounting and finance firms attend this annual event, which affords Niagara students the opportunity to shake hands with prospective employers.

9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial (20 Photos)

The Niagara University community held a memorial in remembrance of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The NUSGA-sponsored ceremony took place at the flagpole in front of St. Vincent's Hall.

Walk to Whirlpool State Park

Walk to Whirlpool State Park (115 Photos)

A Niagara tradition, new students trek together from campus to Whirlpool State Park, welcomed along the way by numerous staff members and students. When they arrive at the park, students enjoy a Chiavetta’s barbecue picnic, games, music and awesome views of the Niagara Gorge!

Fall Orientation 2012

Fall Orientation 2012 (169 Photos)

The newest members of the Niagara University community prepare for life on Monteagle Ridge!

Day of Service 2012

Day of Service 2012 (34 Photos)

More than 120 Niagara University employees tackled community service projects at 22 locations throughout Western New York on June 7, 2012, as part of the university’s annual Day of Service.

Undergraduate Commencement 2012

Undergraduate Commencement 2012 (83 Photos)

For the first time in several years, all Niagara University students were able to conclude their undergraduate careers at the same place they started them: Monteagle Ridge. Since moving graduation off-campus in 1976 in favor of more spacious locales like the former Niagara Falls Convention Center...

Graduate Commencement 2012

Graduate Commencement 2012 (29 Photos)

The keynote speaker was Lloyd Robertson, the retired chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson. Mike Holmes, the host of Holmes Inspection and Holmes on Homes on HGTV, joined Robertson in receiving an honorary degree during graduate commencement.

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduation 2012

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduation 2012 (28 Photos)

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy held its 53rd graduation ceremony – its second on the campus of Niagara University – May 8, 2012, in NU’s Castellani Art Museum.

RidgeFest 2012

RidgeFest 2012 (55 Photos)

Students, faculty and staff participated in a wide variety of programming that included TKE’s Crush Cancer, a dodgeball tournament, ice cream social, powder puff football game, carnival, fireworks, Dancing with the NU Stars, To Write Love on Her Arms speaker Denny Kolsch, and much more.

Student Culture Expo

Student Culture Expo (14 Photos)

The Castellani Art Museum, usually host to artworks by some of the most acclaimed artists to ever live, transformed into a location for current Niagara University students to put their pieces on display.The event was the brainchild of CAM intern Laura Brownlie.

President's Dinner 2011

President's Dinner 2011 (46 Photos)

Four distinguished members - Pamela Jacobs-Vogt and Peter Vogt, Robert Gioia and Dr. Robert Bull Jr. - of the Western New York community were honored during Niagara University’s 2011 President’s Dinner, which was held Friday, Nov. 11, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.

Dining For Success

Dining For Success (10 Photos)

Niagara University's Office of Career Services sponsors an event every semester that provides NU students with a hands-on seminar on business dining etiquette.

Walk to Whirlpool State Park

Walk to Whirlpool State Park (49 Photos)

A longtime Niagara University tradition was reinstated in the fall of 2011, when hundreds of freshmen took a stroll to Whirlpool State Park. The event, which includes a picnic in the park, is a way for new students to get to know one another just as their collegiate careers are beginning.

New Student Orientation 2011

New Student Orientation 2011 (84 Photos)

New students are welcomed to Niagara University with an orientation session that provides a "crash course" (the fun kind) in what it means to be an NU student.

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduation (38 Photos)

Seventeen brave men and women received diplomas during the NCLEA’s 52nd graduation ceremony, held August 1, 2011, on the campus of Niagara University, where the academy began conducting classes this February.

Day of Service 2011

Day of Service 2011 (33 Photos)

More than 100 Niagara University employees tackled community service projects throughout Western New York on June 9, 2011, as part of NU's annual Day of Service.

Undergraduate Commencement 2011

Undergraduate Commencement 2011 (36 Photos)

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson addressed Niagara University students during undergraduate commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena.

Graduate Commencement 2011

Graduate Commencement 2011 (21 Photos)

Best-selling author Richard Florida addressed Niagara University students during graduate commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at NU's Gallagher Center.

President's Dinner 2010

President's Dinner 2010 (36 Photos)

A jubilant, record-setting crowd converged upon the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Nov.13, 2010, to attend Niagara University's annual President's Dinner.

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Convocation

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Convocation (25 Photos)

John Furlong, chief executive officer of the organizing committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, appeared before a standing room-only crowd in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on Oct.28, 2010, to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vincentian Heritage Convocation

Vincentian Heritage Convocation (25 Photos)

Six Niagara University alumni were recognized on Sept. 30, 2010, as part of a convocation celebrating Vincentian Heritage Week. Honorees recognized included Paul M.McManus, '65; Robert, ’65, ’90 (Hon.) & Concetta, ’65, Dwyer; the Rev. Vincent J. O’Malley, C.M., M.S., ’80; and Vincent...

Day of Service 2010

Day of Service 2010 (9 Photos)

On Sept.25, 2010, hundreds of Niagara University students, along with university faculty and staff and local community-based organizations participated in what might have been the largest single service project in the history of Niagara University.

Undergraduate Commencement 2010

Undergraduate Commencement 2010 (19 Photos)

Niagara University held its undergraduate commencement exercises on May 23, 2010.

Graduate Commencement 2010

Graduate Commencement 2010 (11 Photos)

On May 22, 2010, Niagara University held its commencement ceremony for the graduate class of 2010.Bob Woodruff of ABC News offered the commencement address.

Standards for Santa Week 2010

Standards for Santa Week 2010 (44 Photos)

Standards for Santa Week, an annual program initiated in 2005 by Niagara University's College of Education, brings together dozens of education majors and more than 300 local schoolchildren each year to participate in a smorgasbord of holiday-themed activities based upon New York State Learning...