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Saint John Fisher College

As an independent institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education, St. John Fisher College emphasizes the liberal arts, offering programs in traditional academic disciplines as well as more directly career-oriented fields.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Medicine & Health (4)
Journalism & Media (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

  • The seeds of what would become St. John Fisher College started growing in the hearts and minds of two great men.
  • Fundraising for the new college began in 1947, as did the search for a site on which to build it.  In 1951, the young men in the Pioneer Class of 1955 began attending classes.

Education

  • The College is composed of five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education; the Wegmans School of Nursing; and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Each school is accredited by regional, national, and/or international accrediting bodies. 
  • Fisher offers undergraduate majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing, as well as several pre-professional programs. The College also offers a variety of master's and doctoral programs; a fully online program and several online courses are part of the curriculum mix as well.

Research

  • The Center for Student Research & Creative Work supports students and mentors across the disciplines as they engage in the processes of creative inquiry, dissemination of their work, and self-development.
  • The Center serves both students and mentors in a variety of ways that will support their scholarly endeavors. Summer research, travel support, presentation opportunities, and mentor development are some examples.

Career

The Center for Career and Academic Planning offers an integrated approach to student success at St. John Fisher College. Our advisors will help you to excel academically, explore careers and industries, develop professional skills and experiences, and finish your degree on time.

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Services

Student services

Student Government Association (SGA) represents and advocates for the needs of students in all aspects of life at Fisher. If you are looking for leadership opportunities, SGA might be for you!

Housing services

  • Dorsey Hall
  • Founders Hall
  • Haffey Hall
  • Keough Hall
  • Michaelhouse Hall
  • Murphy Hall
  • Murray Hall
  • Upper Quad Hall
  • Ward Hall

Library services

The Charles J. Lavery Library meets the information needs of 21st century students.

Lavery Library holds a number of valuable and historically important materials. These include materials related to:

  • Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and former slave
  • Susan B. Anthony, suffragette
  • Rochester's history of radio broadcasting
  • Theodore Cazeau, Civil War veteran

ICT services

Internet is included with housing. Students have the option to connect their devices using a wired ethernet connection or wirelessly using the residence hall Wi-Fi. Students who wish to connect using a wired connection are responsible for providing their own ethernet cable.

Medical services

The Health and Wellness Center provides compassionate, high-quality medical and mental health services and wellness education to students. In promoting wellness, we also serve as a health and medical resource for the campus community.

Student Life

Campus life

Fisher is located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for 27 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community.

Sports facilities

  • Dugan Yard
  • Growney Stadium
  • Manning & Napier Varsity Gym
  • Mendon Racquet and Pool Club
  • Polisseni T&F Complex
  • Softball Complex
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletics Center
  • Fornuto Film & Video Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Team Locker Rooms
  • Midtown Athletic Club

Student clubs

  • Alpha Mu Gamma, Eta Chi Chapter (Foreign Language)
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Mu Chapter
  • Beta Beta Beta (Biology)
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma, Gamma Tau Chapter
  • Lambda Pi Eta, Psi Upsilon Chapter (Communication)
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Pi Delta Phi, Eta Nu Chapter (French)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Sigma Chapter (Nursing)

Accreditation

St. John Fisher College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

East Rochester, New York, United States

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