General Information About Daemen

The Campus

Daemen College is located on a 46.5 acre campus in Amherst, New York. The suburban location enables students of the college to have ready access to metropolitan Buffalo while enjoying the charm of a beautifully landscaped campus. Daemen is easily accessible by major rail, plane, and motor routes servicing Buffalo. The college is less than five 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 the campus.

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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, and 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, 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, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 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 Assistant, 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, mail room, the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans, 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 in a home near the college’s Getzville Road entrance, serves as a study and communal space specifically for Honors Program students.
  • 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 is 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 now houses the Executive Dining Room  and the division of Enrollment Management & 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

  1. Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  2. Amtrak Terminal
  3. New Era Field (NFL)
  4. KeyBank Center (NHL)
  5. Naval Park and Canalside
  6. Bus Terminal
  7. Erie Basin Marina
  8. Buffalo and Erie County Library
  9. Buffalo Convention Center
  10. Theater District
  11. Fort Erie
  12. Peace Bridge to Canada
  13. Kleinhans Music Hall
  14. Allentown/Delaware Historic Area
  15. Coca-Cola Field (Baseball)
  16. Museum of Science
  17. Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  18. Buffalo History Museum
  19. Buffalo Zoo
  20. Whole Foods
  21. 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, nonsectarian, 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.

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. Programs in the major 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.

Mission Statement

The mission of Daemen College is to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world. Founded on the principle that education should elevate human dignity and foster civic responsibility and compassion, the College seeks to integrate the intellectual qualities acquired through study of the liberal arts with the education necessary for professional accomplishment. This integration which recognizes equal value in liberal studies and professional programs aims at preparing graduates who are dedicated to the health and well-being of both their local and global communities.

With a Daemen education, students will acquire the skill to solve problems creatively and think critically. They will be comfortable with diversity and will recognize the importance of a global perspective. They will be able to work with others and be invigorated by environments that present challenges and demand innovation. Daemen students are expected to be active participants in their own education and informed citizens who understand that learning is a life-long journey.

At the heart of Daemen’s integrated learning experience is the relationship that can develop between the College’s faculty and its students. Daemen prides itself on maintaining a student-centered atmosphere and a close professional and collaborative association among all members of the College community. Assisted by a supportive faculty, Daemen students are encouraged to pursue goals beyond their initial expectations, to respond to academic challenges, and to develop habits of mind that enrich their lives and their community.

Learning Outcome Goals

Daemen College graduates students who:

  1. Are informed citizens, prepared to play productive roles in local and global communities both as effective participants and leaders.
  2. Are prepared to work collaboratively as well as independently in the pursuit of knowledge and problem resolution.
  3. Engage in higher order thinking.
  4. Make reasoned ethical choices and consider connections between values and behavior.
  5. Can effectively access, evaluate, and apply relevant and valid information using a variety of information resources.
  6. Have writing and speaking skills necessary for effective communication.
  7. Are well prepared to pursue meaningful career opportunities or advanced study.