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Welcome to the Family


on your family member’s acceptance
to SUNY Niagara!

We understand the important role that families play in the success of our students, so as they become members of our community, so do you. SUNY Niagara welcomes you and appreciates the value you bring to our campus!

To ensure the success and safety of our students, we enjoy working with families to make sure that the needs of every student are met. Please use this page to familiarize yourself with everything that SUNY Niagara has to offer!

Below are links to help answer some of the many questions you may experience as a family member. We hope you will find this useful during your family member’s time here at SUNY Niagara!

Students in courtyard

FAQ and Important Information

Welcome to SUNY Niagara

Can you tell me more about SUNY Niagara?

Explore our downtown Niagara Falls site offering programs in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, Brewery Operations, Distillery Operations, Hospitality, Winery Operations and more!

Can we tour the SUNY Niagara Sanborn campus?NFCI?

How do we get to the SUNY Niagara Sanborn campus?How do we get to NFCI?

Is there a campus shuttle between NFCI and SUNY Niagara?
Our shuttle service also offers shopping options

Where can General Student Consumer Information for SUNY Niagara be found?

How do I find the SUNY Niagara application?
Navigate the acceptance process from application, entrance requirements, and acceptance

Is there an SUNY Niagara Events Calendar?
Look for ways your family member can get involved in the fun and excitement that SUNY Niagara has to offer

How do I contact a SUNY Niagara faculty or staff member?

What on campus dining options exist?

What options are offered for on campus computer access?

How will SUNY Niagara communicate with my family member?


Confidentiality of Student Records/Privacy Rights (FERPA):
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.Please see the for more information.

Title IX:
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in all educational programs and activities

Student Code of Conduct

Academic and Finances

Search course descriptions and look at the wide variety of programs offered

Tell me all about academic support services

How does a student learn more about Financial Aid?

What scholarships are available?

Tell me more about the Excelsior Scholarship

How much is tuition?Are there additional fees?

Is there a payment plan available?

How can the IRS form 1098-T be accessed?

What is the refund schedule if a student needs to withdraw from a course?

How can a student change their major?

Are Advanced Placement classes accepted?

Can a student take college courses while still enrolled in high school?

How does a student obtain an enrollment or degree verification?

How does a new student get registered for their first semester?

How does a current student get advised and registered?

How can I access my family member’s grades and academic records?
Discover how a student can authorize you to access their student record

Are there reading, writing, or math placement tests?
Learn how we assess skills in reading, writing, and math for placement into appropriate coursework at SUNY Niagara

How do you order a transcript?

How does a student transfer credits to SUNY Niagara?
Clickto view the Course Equivalency Guide

How does a student track progress toward graduation?
Degree Works will track progress towards graduation.

If a student is almost ready to graduate – what do they need to do?
Understand the graduation application process

Tell me about the SUNY Niagara Commencement Ceremony

What if a student needs to withdraw from SUNY Niagara?

Student Services

How does a student find out about employment opportunities?

What is the First Year Experience (FYE) Program?

Is support available for single parents?

Where can a student find Childcare at SUNY Niagara?
Learn about our child-care facility and early-childhood education program for children ages 18 months to 4 years old

Where can a student with a disability go for support and accommodations?

What if a student wants to transfer after SUNY Niagara?
Find out more about transfer options and dual admission agreements with other colleges

Does SUNY Niagara offer an Educational Opportunity Program/EOP?

Shop our online bookstore or visit one of our two locations, NFCI and the SUNY Niagara Sanborn campus

Where can more information be found about on-campus housing?
Explore our student housing village that offers on-site housing for students

Is tutoring available?

View services, search databases, and more!

Where can a student find help with academic counseling?

What support is available for Veterans/Military students?

How can a student participate in fun activities or clubs?
Search for out of the classroom learning experiences that enhance Student Success Center in the areas of leadership and service

See what online services we offer through Banner web

What if a student needs medical services?

Do you offer personal counseling?
Find out how our Wellness Center supports physical, intellectual, social, and emotional well-being

TEXT STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained Crisis Text Line counselor for help/support in dealing with mental illness related to our current climate.

Other FAQs

If you didn’t get your question or concern addressed, please feel free to contact us at 716-614-6222. We will be sure you get an answer! We appreciate that you chose SUNY Niagara, “the Smart Place to Start”! Welcome to the family!