Daemen College is located on a 46.5 acre campus in Amherst, N.Y. The suburban location provides Daemen students ready access to the vibrant Buffalo-Niagara region, while enjoying the charm of a beautiful and welcoming campus. Daemen is easily accessible by major rail, plane, and motor routes servicing Buffalo. The college is less than 5 minutes from Exit 50 of the New York State Thruway. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport, serviced by most major airlines, is a 15-minute drive from Daemen’s campus.
For directions and a campus map, visit daemen.edu/directions.
Buildings and Facilities
- Academic and Wellness Center (AWC), located across from Daemen’s Main Street campus, houses the fitness center and recreation space, as well as state-of-the-art classrooms for physical therapy, athletic training, and health promotion.
- Alumni House is the home for institutional advancement/alumni and publication offices.
- Athletics Complex houses the Lumsden Gymnasium as well as the college’s intercollegiate athletic offices and athletic training room.
- Business Building includes faculty offices, classrooms, a computer lab, a student lounge, as well as the Office of Information Technology.
- Campus Apartments, housing approximately 384 students, is a complex of seven two-story apartment-style buildings, typically providing housing for upperclassmen students. Each apartment has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and kitchen. Laundry facilities are available on each floor.
- Canavan Hall is a five-story, suite-style residence hall, housing approximately 260 students, primarily used as first-year and new student housing. Two bedrooms share one bathroom. Lounges and laundry facilities are available on each floor.
- Charles J. Wick Campus Center houses student life offices including Campus Safety, CHIP Center (Counseling, Health, Insurance, Prevention), Conference Services, the 24/7 Information Desk, and the executive boardroom, a dedicated esports center, lounges, the main dining room seating 650, the Wildcat Den (multi-media dining location), and a social room/auditorium seating 500.
- Patricia E. Curtis Hall houses physician assistants, psychological sciences, and social work faculty offices.
- Duns Scotus Hall houses administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art studios, lounges, the bookstore, print shop, mailroom, the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Student-Athlete Academic Center.
- Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual & Performing Arts features the Tower Gallery, graphic design production area, computer labs, faculty offices, the Sister Jeanne File Resource room, the animation center, and studios for illustration, figure drawing, and painting. The building was designed with green technology and uses geothermal heating to contain energy costs.
- Honors House, located near the college’s Getzville Road entrance, serves as a study space for Honors Program students and provides office space for the marketing team.
- MusicalFare Theatre houses the theater and offices of MusicalFare Theatre as well as campus event space.
- Research and Information Commons (RIC) was built with innovative green technology and are LEED Gold-certified. The RIC houses a comprehensive library, academic support services, disability services, Graduate Studies Technology Center, the Professional Educator Resource Center, Smart Squad, 78 WEST cafe, small-group study rooms, a seminar and screening room with surround sound and 3D projection capabilities, and many state-of-the-art amenities to enhance the study experience.
- Rosary Hall is the original college administrative and classroom building, which was restored and houses the executive dining room and the division of enrollment management and admissions.
- Schenck Hall houses laboratory facilities, classrooms, and a 300-seat lecture hall.
- The Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education & After-School Programs includes a conference room, observation room, and four state-of-the-art classrooms.
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The Buffalo Area: An Ideal Location
KEY TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport
- Amtrak Terminal
- New Era Stadium (NFL)
- KeyBank Center (NHL)
- Naval Park and Canalside
- Bus Terminal
- Erie Basin Marina
- Buffalo and Erie County Library
- Buffalo Convention Center
- Theater District
- Fort Erie
- Peace Bridge to Canada
- Kleinhans Music Hall
- Allentown/Delaware Historic Area
- Coca-Cola Field (Baseball)
- Museum of Science
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Buffalo History Museum
- Buffalo Zoo
- Whole Foods
- Walden Galleria
APPROXIMATE MILEAGE FROM GREATER BUFFALO TO THE FOLLOWING:
Albany, NY 301 miles
Allentown, PA 334 miles
Atlantic City, NJ 443 miles
Baltimore, MD 368 miles
Binghamton, NY 211 miles
Boston, MA 471 miles
Burlington, VT 465 miles
Charleston, WV 446 miles
Chicago, IL 545 miles
Cincinnati, OH 440 miles
Cleveland, OH 191 miles
Detroit, MI 270 miles
Elmira, NY 148 miles
Erie, PA 96 miles
Harrisburg, PA 296 miles
Hartford, CT 407 miles
Indianapolis, IN 525 miles
Lake Placid, NY 395 miles
Long Island, NY 419 miles
Manchester, NH 457 miles
Montreal, Quebec 394 miles
New York City, NY 371 miles
Philadelphia, PA 388 miles
Pittsburgh, PA 219 miles
Portland, ME 548 miles
Poughkeepsie, NY 359 miles
Providence, RI 475 miles
Richmond, VA 511 miles
Rochester, NY 75 miles
Scranton, PA 266 miles
Springfield, MA 384 miles
Syracuse, NY 156 miles
Toronto, Ontario 100 miles
Utica, NY 199 miles
Washington, DC 405 miles
Wilmington, DE 418 miles
History and Identity
Daemen College is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York. Its attractive suburban location offers convenient access to the cultural amenities of metropolitan Buffalo and the scenic outdoor recreation areas of Western New York, the Niagara Frontier, and the Great Lakes. In addition, the college is near Canada, with cosmopolitan Toronto in easy driving distance.
The college was established in 1947 as Rosary Hill College by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, whose foundress was Magdalene Daemen, a Dutch woman dedicated to working with the poor. Her faith and courage have inspired many to give themselves to the service of others. The college has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1956. Institutional accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2016. Originally a liberal arts college for women, the college became co-educational in 1971, extending its commitment to academic excellence to the education of both men and women. In 1976, the college became independent and nonsectarian, changing its name to Daemen College. In 1992, New York State amended the college’s charter, authorizing the award of graduate-level degrees as well as baccalaureate degrees. In 2018, Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education elevated Daemen College to their top tier classification – doctoral.
Committed to an academic atmosphere that leads to open inquiry and debate, Daemen has achieved a creative balance between programs providing career preparation and education in the liberal arts. Courses in both majors and the competency-based core curriculum encourage students to expand their horizons beyond the classroom through internships, service-learning, clinical and field experiences, collaborative research with faculty, and study abroad. The core curriculum is designed to develop students’ skills and competencies in seven areas that will benefit them personally and professionally throughout their lives.
The mission of Daemen College is to prepare creative, ethically-minded leaders for a diverse and interconnected world by integrating the intellectual strengths acquired through the liberal arts with the preparation necessary for professional excellence to make meaningful contributions to society.
Daemen College seeks to become an institution of national distinction through recognized excellence in academics, co-curricular experiences, athletics, inclusion, and community service in an educational environment where all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners are able to learn, grow and use their skills to create a better world.
Mission Statement of the Graduate Program
Grounded in Daemen College’s mission to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world, the college’s graduate program enables the development of the expertise required for leadership in the student’s chosen profession and in the community. The graduate program emphasizes a dynamic teaching and learning environment, research, and civic responsibility, preparing graduates capable of contributing at an advanced level to the health and well-being of both their local and global communities.