Niagara University and Medaille University have entered a “teach out” agreement to provide students from Medaille an opportunity to continue their academic studies at NU. Medaille, which announced that it is closing as of Aug. 31, 2023, sent a letter to all of its students on behalf of Niagara University on May 15.

“We are deeply disheartened to learn of the closing of Medaille University. This is very sad news for our Western New York community, and it is truly heartbreaking for Medaille’s students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. “Understanding the sudden challenge faced by these students, Niagara’s partnership with Medaille will allow its undergraduate and graduate students to stay on track with their academic trajectory, graduate from Niagara University, and begin their career as they had planned.”           

The “teach out” agreement was developed to align the academic programs of Medaille and Niagara. Medaille students in good academic standing will have their academic credits automatically accepted at Niagara University. Additionally, Niagara will honor the financial aid package for each Medaille student who enrolls at Niagara University.

Niagara is also working collaboratively with the leadership at Medaille to support the living-learning expectations of every student, with regards to housing, student life, athletics, and any other part of their overall academic experience. 

Information is available for all Medaille students at

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