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New students should continue to visit this portal this summer to complete checklist items needed before the start of the fall semester.

Recent Announcements

Dear Members of the Emmanuel College Community,

When St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1804, she placed education at the center of her congregation’sglobal apostolic mission. She believed passionately that education has the power to liberate minds, open doors of opportunity, and prepare young people to serve as agents of progress, justice and peace. For these reasons, she said, education is nothing less than “the greatest work on earth.”

Over my more than four decades as president of Emmanuel College, I have experienced an ever-renewing appreciation for St. Julie’s words. To see the faces of our students when they arrive, and then follow them as they develop into people of commitment, conscience and compassion – that is a joy that moves me in my inmost heart.

It is the privilege of my life to collaborate with countless faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, peers and friends to advance the vibrancy of Emmanuel’s Catholic educational mission. Our successes are evident on campus in the form of new state-of-the-art buildings, a faculty that has grown in number and distinction, innovative academic programs, expanded student-faculty research opportunities, and a remarkably welcoming and spirited community. 

Yet our most vital impact can be seen in the lives of our graduates, women and men who here forged pathways to futures once limited to their dreams. Today they are providing ethical and effective leadership in organizations and communities throughout the country.

Now, as we emerge from the pandemic, I believe it is time for new leadership to build on the momentum of these past decades, and to move Emmanuel forward in its second century. Consequently, after prayerful reflection, and with the blessing of the Board of Trustees, I have made the decision to conclude my presidency in a year’s time. 

As members of the Board confer on next steps, I remain focused on our key priorities in the year ahead. A critical imperative is to continue providing a superb liberal arts and sciences educational experience while sustaining tuition affordability. To maintain this balance – more challenging than ever in the time of COVID – we will keep working to evolve our academic offerings to match the demands of the career marketplace, while maximizing contributions to our second century fundraising campaign.

Further, we will communicate the value and distinctiveness of an Emmanuel education to ever-widening circles of prospective students and their families. I myself look forward to proclaiming the great story of Emmanuel College this year and after I leave office – indeed for all my days.

When I was inaugurated President of Emmanuel in 1979, I did not know where that path would lead. I did know that, as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, I was part of a larger mission to make known God’s goodness and to educate young people for life. That dual commitment captured my whole being then, and it continues today. I am so grateful to be doing what I love, and I know that, now as ever, the future is in our name – Emmanuel, our God with us.

Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN

Join the Office of International Programs for the Fall 2021 Study Abroad Fair!

Students can register in advance of the fair by clicking here.

There will be two events (one in person and one virtual). At each event, students will meet staff from the Office of International Programs and study abroad programs. Information will be available on faculty-led travel courses, Emmanuel in Leeds, and exchange programs. Students will also receive resources for planning a study abroad experience including information on financing, course approvals, program selection, and more!

Tuesday, October 5th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Quad (JYC in the event of inclement weather): Join us anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to visit program representatives and learn more about study abroad!

Wednesday, October 6th from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom -The first half hour of this event will provide an overview of study abroad and introduction of the programs in attendance. The second half hour will be breakout rooms where students can ask questions and learn more about each program. Students can join anytime between 6 and 7 p.m., but we would encourage students to join at 6pm for the presentation.

Different programs will be represented at each event but both events will include information on travel courses, Emmanuel in Leeds, and exchanges. Both events will also provide several resources for students in preparing to study abroad!

Email with any questions!

More information about the events can be found at the following links:
In-person event on October 5th
Virtual event on October 6th

Swing by the flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, October 7th in the Jean Yawkey Center. The clinic will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to all Emmanuel students and faculty. 
Please note:
  • Please bring your insurance card
  • No appointment necessary
  • Free of charge
All vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Coverified Scheduling on the smartphone app is available again per Coverified Support. Scheduling appointments for testing is now available. 

As a reminder, the Emmanuel IT department, or any professional organization, would never ask for your username, password, or personal information via email.  If you are ever concerned about the legitimacy of an email, please don’t hesitate to contact the Helpdesk for a second opinion.

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Click here to find important information sent to all Arts and Sciences students regarding the Fall 2021 semester.

Please join us for the celebration of Mass each Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the College Chapel. Mass will be held in person according to safety guidelines, as well as live streamed via Zoom. Mass will also be celebrated at 12:05 p.m. in the College Chapel each Wednesday throughout the semester in person.

Throughout the semester, several events will be held to familiarize students with the variety of resources available to enhance academic success. The Academic Resource Center has produced a Fall 2021 Checklist to guide students on how to organize and thrive during the semester, along with a Semester-at-a-Glance time management tool. Additionally, through the Learning Commons Toolbox, students can attend tutorials and trainings on technology, study strategies, effective writing, time management and more. A full schedule is available here.

The College is excited to announce both changes in roles within Student Affairs, as well as new members of the team who will work closely with residents and commuters.

  • Dr. Jennifer Forry, Dean of Students/Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Susan Benzie, Associate Dean of Students
  • *Marc Taney, Director of Student Involvement and Commuter Engagement
  • Liam Rice, Associate Director of the Jean Yawkey Center and Student Involvement
  • *Luci Delgado, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Diana Estime, Director of Residence Life
  • Stephanie Parent, Associate Director of Residence Life
  • *Katie Drewry, Assistant Director of Residence Life (St. Ann Hall)
  • Tell White, Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Dan Campagna, Senior Assistant Director of Athletics, Sports Information Director & NCAA Compliance Administrator
  • *David Rixham, Assistant Sports Information Director/Athletics Department Coordinator
  • Olivia Berry, Assistant Director of Athletics/Senior Women's Administrator
  • *Amanda Snow, Assistant Director of Counseling
  • *Courtney Nugent, Counselor/Wellness Coordinator
  • *Sarah Schermerhorn, Counselor
  • Colleen Williams, Senior Clinician
  • *Devon Kilburn, Wellness Center Office Manager

*new staff members 

Not long ago, all new first-time freshmen received an email requesting participation in a survey of new Emmanuel students. The intent of the survey is to collect information from students that will allow them to get the most out of their time at Emmanuel and to gather insights into what students think about their upcoming experiences at the College. The survey is available at: Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement.

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