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Academic and Student Services

The College of Saint Rose provides academic and student-centered services to support and enhance students’ experiences during their stay on the campus. Services are provided through the day and evening on weekdays to accommodate the busy schedules of all students.

Academic Opportunity Experience (AOE) Services

The AOE Program is designed to admit students to the College who demonstrate a high potential for success, yet are inadmissible under the College’s general admission criteria. Students who are accepted to the College through Academic Opportunity Experience receive the following supportive services:

     First-Year Launch

Entering AOE students are required to take part in a First-Year Launch during the summer prior to the start of fall semester classes. This experience is designed to orient students to campus life, initiate opportunities for academic skills-building through course work, and acquaint students with other support services including tutoring and counseling.

     Tutorial Services:

Tutoring is provided on a one-to-one or group basis, depending on the needs of individual students and as available. The cost is covered by AOE and continues throughout the students’ undergraduate experience.

     Academic Counseling Services:

Academic support counseling is provided on a biweekly basis. Students are assigned to a counselor during the Launch and they meet 1:1 for the entire first year of the program. Referrals are made for personal, career, and financial counseling to the appropriate campus offices.


Programs and Workshops:

Educational and Social programming is sponsored by AOE on a variety of topics to engage the cohort throughout the semester. Students admitted to the program are required to attend one AOE-sponsored workshop or program per semester during their first-year.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) partners with students and faculty to enhance student academic skills outside of the classroom and provide equal access to information presented in the classroom.  Our focus is to support students in becoming independent learners and to assist in the achievement of individual learning goals. We are committed to working with students to promote their academic success and ultimate goal of graduation.

Alumni Association

The College of Saint Rose Alumni Association welcomes all alumni as lifetime members upon graduation. Founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1949, the Association boasts more than 47,000 members to date. Under the leadership of an elected board, the Alumni Association provides alumni with opportunities for connecting with current students, networking with leaders in their professional fields, and participating in career and personal enrichment activities.

Alumni enjoy a wide variety of exciting activities, both in-person and virtual, through the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association, including: class reunions, constituency reunions (gatherings of former teammates, club members, etc.), get-togethers for recent alumni, student/alumni networking programs, regional sporting events, and a variety of other events hosted on the Saint Rose campus and around the country. Together with the Office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association Board represents the interests of the alumni body to the College, including recommending to the College's Board of Trustees an Alumni Association representative, and develops initiatives designed to promote alumni engagement with their alma mater. The Office of Alumni Relations is located at 1000 Madison Avenue. The Alumni Relations team can be reached at (518) 454-5196 or via e-mail at For more information on alumni benefits and programs, visit

Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs has several functions: (1) to support international students with services and activities, (2) to promote and facilitate study abroad at The College of Saint Rose (3) to support recruitment of international students to programs of study at The College of Saint Rose, and (4) to manage the English as a Second Language offerings of the College.



Please see the Admissions section of this catalog for full details on admission standards and application processes for international students.


The Center for International Programs also facilitates the acculturation of international students to life at The College of Saint Rose by helping students navigate cultural, educational, and personal adjustments. More specifically, the Office assists students with maintaining good governmental status, coordinates activities and programs for students, oversees orientation, and assists students with various student services.


Students who are interested in studying abroad can choose from a variety of experiences: Faculty Led Programs, Semester/Year Long Study, and Summer Sessions. More information can be found here.


The Center for International Programs also manages the College’s English as a Second Language program.  This program is designed primarily for admitted applicants who have not yet met the English proficiency requirements for enrolling in degree programs, however those seeking only to improve their English are also welcome.

Courses in the ESL Program can be found with the undergraduate course listings online. Typically, ESL courses are offered in Fall and Spring semesters. Summer ESL courses are also available.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services are available for students who may, at one time or another, experience difficult periods in their lives. Counseling is a process of exploring oneself and one’s experiences with trained professionals in a safe, private and confidential manner. A wide range of personal, family, relationship, or academic issues can be explored with the assistance of counselors at the Counseling Center.

Center services include: individual and couples counseling; support groups; consultations; educational workshops on a variety of wellness/prevention topics; and confidential referrals to other sources for help. Counseling services are free and open to all current students of the College. The Counseling Center is located at 1006 Madison Avenue and is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Dining Services

The College has several dining options including the Dining Hall, the Camelot Room, Starbucks, and cafes. For more information please visit:


Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center

The Joy S. Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center offers a wide array of services including psychoeducational consultations, speech-language evaluations and treatment, and literacy tutoring. The Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is located in the Joy S. Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center and provides a full range of diagnostic and therapy services for clients of all ages with all forms of communication problems. Additionally, the Center offers consultative support for children with autism spectrum disorders as well as a social and adaptive behavioral tutorial program.

Events and Athletics Center

The Events and Athletics Center is home to the Main Dining Hall, the Camelot Room, Starbucks, the Main Lounge, Athletics Offices, Locker Rooms, the Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium, the Fitness Center, the Pool, Student Development Offices, Student Association, the Campus Store, the Mailroom & Copy Center.


First-Year Experience Office

Designed to meet the needs of incoming students in a manner that best prepares them for success through interesting coursework, innovative campus programs, pathway experiences, and mentoring connections. When you take full advantage of your Saint Rose First-Year Experience, you will:

     Gain confidence and competence as a college-level student;

     Make positive connections with faculty, administrators, staff and peers;

     Engage in behaviors and make decisions that promote personal health and well-being;

     Develop an awareness of the impact of your personal choices; and

     Develop a connection to The College of Saint Rose and an understanding of your place in its vibrant community.

Health Services

Health Services provides nursing coverage and various clinical services five days a week during the academic year to full-time and part-time students registered for six or more credits.

A nurse practitioner is on campus to see and treat students during the week. Walk-in clinic hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. There is no additional charge for services provided in the Health Service, but students assume financial responsibility for all outside medical services such as visits to specialists, prescription drugs, ambulance transportation, emergency room visits and laboratory work sent off campus.

Complete health records should be on file in Health Services by September 16 for the fall semester and by February 6 for the spring semester. Immunization records are kept for a period of seven years. A copy of a student’s health records will be released by Health Services only upon written request from the student. Records are released in person, through the US Postal Service, or by fax. We are unable to email medical records. Please allow 3 business days to process a request for immunization records.

New York State Law requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 registering for six or more credits to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.

Required Immunizations Consist of:

Measles (Rubeola)

  • The student must submit proof of two doses of live measles vaccine given after 1967: The first dose given no more than 4 days prior to the student’s first birthday and the second at least 28 days after the first dose; or
  • The student must submit serological proof of immunity to measles. This means a lab report from an approved medical laboratory confirming immunity; or
  • The student must submit a statement from the diagnosing physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner that the student has had measles disease.


  • The student must submit proof of one dose of live mumps vaccine given after 1968 and no more than 4 days prior to the student’s first birthday; or
  • The student must submit serological proof of immunity to mumps. This means a lab report from an approved medical laboratory confirming immunity; or
  • The student must submit a statement from the diagnosing physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner that the student has had mumps disease.

Rubella (German Measles)

  • The student must submit proof of one dose of live rubella vaccine given after 1968 and no more than 4 days prior to the student’s first birthday; or
  • The student must submit serological proof of immunity to rubella. This means a lab report from an approved medical laboratory confirming immunity (since rubella rashes resemble rashes of other diseases, it is impossible to diagnose reliably on clinical grounds alone. Serological evidence is the only permissible alternative to immunization).

The law allows certain exemptions for compliance and will waive, either permanently or temporarily, immunization requirement for students with special circumstances. These may include pregnancy, certain allergies and specific religious beliefs. Clarification of possible waivers or answers to other immunization or health questions can be obtained by calling Health Services at (518) 454-5244.


The meningitis vaccine is not required, however, all students registering for six or more credits, regardless of their date of birth, must submit one of the following:

  • Certificate of immunization for meningococcal meningitis disease within the previous five years; or
  • An acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian if under 18.

New York State law requires documentation of the immunizations described above. A student’s continued ability to register and attend classes rests on providing the required documents.

Health Evaluation and Tuberculosis Screening

Health Evaluation and TB screening/PPD are required for all international students, students living on campus, and student athletes.

  • The health evaluation must have been completed within one year of arrival on campus.
  • If a PPD is necessary, it must have been done within one year of arrival on campus.

Medical History

All students are required to complete and return the Report of Medical History. Health forms must be submitted to the Health Services office in accordance with the following timelines:
  • New York State Residents by September 16th for the fall semester and February 6th for the spring semester.
  • International and Out–of-State Students by October 1st for the fall semester and February 21st for the spring semester.


Students who fail to submit the necessary forms in accordance with the timelines above will be assessed a nonrefundable $100.00 late fee. If students are not in compliance within 30 days from the start of the semester for New York State Residents and 45 days for International and Out-Of-State Students they will be subject to immediate exclusion from their courses and removal from residence halls, when applicable.


Students will be considered “in process” and will be allowed to attend classes if he/she has presented a Certificate of Immunization that shows the student is in the process of completing the immunization requirements of PHL Section 2165.  To be in process the student must have received at least one dose of the MMR vaccine and have an appointment to return to a health practitioner for the second dose within ninety (90) days. A student will also be considered “in process” if they have had blood titers drawn and are awaiting results to prove immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.


A student can be considered “in process” of complying with PHL Section 2167 regarding meningococcal disease through a thirty (30) day grace period.  If the student is not in process and/or goes beyond the 30 day grace period, he/she will be subject to exclusion from classes. 


Students who provide proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within ten years from the date of application to an institution shall qualify as in process, enabling a student to attend the institution pending actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services by the end of that semester. To enroll in future semesters, the student must supply the immunization records from the armed services.


Students who fail to comply with the timelines in this Policy will be excluded from attending classes and residing in their residence hall, when applicable, until such time as all immunization records are complete in Health Services.  Faculty will be notified that the student is not permitted to attend class, complete coursework, or submit assignments until the student is in full compliance with this Policy.  Once in full compliance, the student will be required to pay a $100 fee to be permitted to return to class and their residence hall, when applicable, and then the faculty member will be notified accordingly.


Correspondence related to insufficient records will be communicated via Saint Rose student email accounts and phone numbers provided by the student in the Banner system. Health forms are available on the Saint Rose website at Call (518) 454-5244 with any specific health concerns or questions.

Health Insurance

The College of Saint Rose recognizes the importance of available, affordable health care. The College of Saint Rose is pleased to offer all Undergraduate and Graduate Students a voluntary comprehensive form of accident and sickness insurance. Please visit and click on The College of Saint Rose icon for more information.


Residence halls offer a variety of living styles for full-time students, including historic houses, two traditional corridor-style residence halls, and a suite-style residence hall, in addition to on-campus apartments. Full-time first-year students are required to live on campus for their first two academic years unless an exemption condition is met. When a student enters residence, he/she is housed according to where vacancies exist. After the first year, students can choose a room through the room selection process, which is based on a lottery system.  The housing contract is binding for one academic year.

Most residence halls have at least one peer Resident Assistant who lives there to help promote a positive atmosphere and assist the students in any way he/she can. All resident students are required to be on one of several meal plans offered by the College. On-campus residents living in apartments may choose to be on the apartment meal plan.

Off-campus housing, consisting of privately-owned and operated apartments and furnished rooms, is also available in the vicinity of the College campus.

ID Cards

Identification cards will be issued to new students by the Golden Knights ID Card Office, which is located in the Safety & Security Headquarters at 340 Western Avenue. The initial identification card is free of charge. Any and all other replacements (lost, stolen, or damaged) incur a replacement cost of $50.00 which is charged to the student's account. To replace an ID card, the cardholder must appear in person to the Golden Knights ID Card Office.

ID cards should be carried at all times and must be produced upon request from staff or faculty. Students will need their ID cards in order to gain access into campus buildings at all times. Students forfeit their ID card upon withdrawal from the College. Cards must be turned in to Security. 

Library Resources

Office of Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising is a central source of academic information at The College of Saint Rose. It is located in room 337, St. Joseph Hall (3rd floor).  Here, students receive advice on choosing a major, minor, or concentration, as well as information on College policies and procedures in general. Students wishing to change their major should also contact the Office of Academic Advising.

Academic Advisors
In their first year at the College of Saint Rose, all incoming, matriculated students have two advisors—a General Advisor (in the Office of Academic Advising), and a Faculty Advisor (in their major). General Advisors help students transition to the College, making sure they know how to access campus resources, read degree requirements, prepare for course registration, and, in general, get connected on campus. Though Faculty Advisors provide assistance in many of these same areas, their primary focus is on course-selection in, and questions about, their advisees’ major. In addition, Faculty Advisors act as important resources as students prepare for internships, graduate school, research opportunities, and/or their first professional position. Finally, Faculty Advisors distribute Alternate PINs, allowing students to register for classes.

Field Placement and Advising Office
Students majoring in programs in the School of Education who need assistance beyond that provided by their Faculty Advisors should go to the Field Placement and Advisement Office, located in Room 144 of the Lally School of Education. These programs include Childhood Education/Special Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood Education/Childhood Education, and Inclusive Early Childhood Education. (Please note that students studying Adolescence Education programs will not proceed through this office, but rather through the Office of Academic Advising).

Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services assists students and alumni throughout the career development process. Our staff provides advisement, resources and programs on major and career exploration, part-time jobs and internships, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking and job search strategies, graduate school and post-graduation employment. Services and resources include individual appointments, a career management system, employer recruitment, job and internship postings, networking opportunities and programs, print and online career resources, as well as a variety of career-related programs and events.

We strongly encourage all students to login to HireStRose, our online career management system, to access:

  • Jobs and Internships: full-time, part-time, on-campus, off-campus, internships, volunteer, caregiving, tutoring, Saint Rose work-study, and graduate assistantship positions
  • Events: Past events include Career Carnival, Career Development Month, Career Roundtables, Education Expo, Etiquette Dinner, Graduate School Workshops, LinkedIn Headshots, Resume Review Week, plus more. Always check HireStrose for upcoming events!
  • Recruiting: employers interested in connecting with Saint Rose students and alumni via Information Sessions, Resume Collections, and Interviewing Opportunities
  • Resource Library: Career Center Handbook, Business Review Portal, eBook Collection, Vault, What Can I Do With This Major, plus more
  • Outcomes: employment, internship, and continuing education information for Saint Rose alumni
It is never too early or too late to explore career interests and options, gain experience through employment and/or internship opportunities, develop a network or begin the job search. Students should stop by the Office of Career Services, (Saint Joseph Hall, Third Floor), call (518) 454-5141, or refer to the Career Center’s website at http://https//

Office of Intercultural Leadership

The Office of Intercultural Leadership is committed to partnering with the College community to ensure it offers curricular and co-curricular activities to enhance the campus community’s understanding, engagement and capacity for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The Office is responsible for co-creating the environment to support the enhancement of the student experience for student populations that have experienced systemic marginalization. Promoting a campus-wide understanding of cultural diversity and inclusivity is an important role for the office. With a focus on inclusion, the Office of Intercultural leadership is committed to providing campus-wide leadership that fosters integrity, interdependence, and mutual respect to enhance the College’s culture and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Office of Spiritual Life

The Office of Spiritual Life promotes the Mission of the College and consists of the offices of Spiritual Life and Community Service. The Spiritual Life and Community Service Offices are located in the Interfaith Sanctuary and promote the personal and spiritual growth of the campus community. The Office of Spiritual Life celebrates its roots in the Roman Catholic tradition and honors the multi-faith and multi-belief community that makes up The College of Saint Rose. Interfaith and ecumenical programs of prayer, liturgy and celebration invite the growth, engagement and connection of people of different faiths and beliefs that may not include faith. Yearly retreats, volunteer opportunities, workshops and individual counseling and direction are offered to students who wish to develop their spiritual lives. The Office of Community Service encourages and supports involvement in community outreach and service programs at the local, national and global levels. A large network of local agencies provides students with opportunities for service. People of all spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions as well as those who don’t identify with faith, are welcome to make our community at the College rich in spiritual insight, exploration and experience. Regardless of where one’s beliefs lie, all are encouraged to work for justice and peace.


The College has various parking lots located within and around the campus. Vehicles must be registered with the College, and a hang-tag permit must be displayed on the vehicle to park in College-owned and leased lots. The permit cost is $105.00 for resident students and $55.00 for commuter students. Permits are issued each academic year from the Office of Safety and Security headquarters at 340 Western Avenue or online at: There is a one (1) permit limit per individual. A copy of the Parking Regulations and Information is issued when the hang tag permit is issued. Vehicles without hang tag permits or parked in unauthorized areas will be ticketed and may be immobilized or towed at the owner’s expense. First-Year students are not allowed to have vehicles on campus. The College assumes no responsibility or liability for vehicles or their contents parked in College-owned or leased parking lots.

The College reserves the right to change established fees and services, and to determine the effective date of such changes without prior notice.

Student Clubs and Organizations

The College of Saint Rose recognizes the importance of co-curricular activities. Participation in a club or organization affords students the opportunity to develop important leadership and interpersonal skills. It also provides some significant “hands-on” experience to complement students’ academic records. There a variety of clubs and organizations for students to participate in and there are always options for students to create their own club or organization. Students can learn more about the clubs that are available by calling (518) 454-5170 or by emailing There is also an Activities Fair held early in the Fall semester where representatives from various clubs will be present. More information can be found here:

Student Solution Center

The Student Solution Center on the third and fourth floors of Saint Joseph Hall should be the first stop for students with registration, billing and payments, or financial aid questions. The staff in this area has been educated to answer most questions students may have about these and many other issues. The telephone number is: (518) 458-5464.


Student Support and Development

The Office of Student Development is responsible for the overall administration and management of the College’s community standards process for cases of non-academic student misconduct. The Office of Student Development works to ensure just and prompt resolution of allegations of misconduct.

In addition to resolving allegations of misconduct, the Office of Student Development reviews, revises and interprets campus policies and procedures. The Office works closely with other College departments to prevent misconduct and create an environment that fosters integrity while promoting an ethic of care and concern.

To view the College’s Community Standards, Policies, and Procedures:

Technology Resources

The College of Saint Rose offers a variety of computer lab resources for student use. Some of the labs are dedicated as open labs, and several of them are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There are also several specialized computer labs including Education, Mathematics, Music, Graphic Design, Public Communications, and Physics. Additionally, there are nineteen classroom computer labs and most other classrooms are smart classrooms which feature an instructor’s computer workstation with multimedia capabilities and video projection equipment. Computer labs offer a variety of current software including Microsoft Office Pro, SPSS, Maple, and curriculum-specific programs. Most computer labs on campus have laser printers or multi-function devices for student use. Students get a quota of free prints each semester with additional prints costing a fee. The Neil Hellman Library has numerous computers located throughout the building for student use.

The College has implemented a wireless network that provides access throughout the campus. Students who need to access the wireless network with their own notebook computers, smart phones or other devices have to register their device on the network. Students who need assistance with this should bring their equipment to the Help Desk in Saint Joseph Hall for configuration. The Neil Hellman Library has wireless notebook computers that students can sign out for use in the library.

All computers on campus are connected to the campus network and have full access to the Internet. The College also supports the Canvas learning management system which allows students to have access to course-related materials accessible from any web browser on or off campus. All students are given an account that gives them access to computers, e-mail and the Canvas system. Students must abide by the College’s Acceptable Use Policy and Copyright Policy when using any technology resources.

Computer lab locations, technology policies and additional information related to technology resources can be found at the Information Technology Services website,

All students are provided with a Saint Rose account that includes e-mail, productivity tools and online file storage. Students can continue to use their email account after they graduate.

Veteran and Veteran Family Students

The Bursar’s Office manages the financial aspects of Veteran Educational Benefits, while the Registrar’s Office provides the VA with enrollment certifications. Questions about eligibility and tuition/housing coverage should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs at: or call 1-888-442-4551.

Once you receive your eligibility from the VA, please contact the Registrar’s Office Veteran School Certifying Official at 518-458-5464 or in order to initiate the use of your veteran educational benefits at The College of Saint Rose.

Veteran and veteran family students at The College of Saint Rose have ongoing responsibilities to Veterans Affairs (VA), and the School Certifying Official (SCO) at Saint Rose. These groups closely monitor enrollment status and academic progress. It is the responsibility of the student using veteran educational benefits to follow the policies and guidelines outlined by the VA and The College of Saint Rose.

Section 103 - VA Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students will be required to produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class.