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A Glowing Report

Have you heard? Fisher was named among the best national universities for 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about Fisher's national rankings.

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Courage Bowl XVIII

To Fisher students, the Annual Courage Bowl is more than just a game. It is also a chance to create good days and very special times for our youngest fans. Join us on Saturday, September 30. Learn more and purchase tickets.

An aerial photo of the St. John Fisher College campus circa 1960
Celebrating 75 Years

From a parcel of farmland known as the "College on the Hill" to a robust University, we are proud of our transformation. “Fisher Then and Now: 75 Years of Transformation” opens this weekend at the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery. Catch a preview of the exhibit.

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This Fall... the perfect time to see how impactful you can be at Fisher. Join us for an upcoming Fall Open House on October 14 or November 18. Register today!

  1. 620

    As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary, Fisher is proud to welcome nearly 620 incoming students to the University this fall. Learn more#WelcomeWeekend2023

  2. This year's incoming class is nearly six times the size of Fisher's Pioneer class which started in September 1951, as announced in this advertisement at the time.

  3. 87

    Of this year’s entering class, 87% of students will reside on campus. Learn moreLearn more about Move-In Day 2023.

  4. Student Orientation is always an important component of Welcome Weekend. This yearbook photo shows students from the graduating class of 1975 during their Orientation.

  5. 15

    First-year students are taking flight as Cardinals from 15 states. Learn moreView the Guide to Orientation.

  6. As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we remember when classes first started with scaffolding still in place as shown in this newspaper clipping from 1951. Fr. O’Meara, the dean of students at the time, said, “We’re past the crucial stage, at least we don’t get wet when it rains.”

 All of the hands-on experience I gained at Fisher helped me land an amazing job. The faculty are amazing people who love what they do and work hard to help students become successful graduates. ”

Diana Delrio
  • Diana Delrio '22
  • Supervised Release Coordinator at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

 Fisher has put me in front of a lot of important people in my field. The connections I made through Fisher are the reasons why I do what I do. They built confidence in me and gave me opportunities to showcase my work. ”

Josh Ramos

 As a first-generation college student, the values I learned in my time at Fisher have been instrumental in developing me as a person and professional. ”

Anthony DiPerna
  • Anthony DiPerna '16
  • Assistant District Attorney, Monroe County

 My Fisher education has been one of the best experiences of my life and has prepared me for so much. I have gotten many offers and compliments before people even meet me when they find out that I am a Fisher grad. ”

Shalonda Lester
  • Shalonda Lester '13
  • R.N., Emergency Department, Highland Hospital

 I truly believe I attained a strong sense of goodness, discipline, and knowledge in my three years at Fisher, and I left with a well-rounded education and a drive to change the world and promote social and environmental justice. ”

Erin Turpin
  • Erin Turpin '20
  • Rochester Youth Year AmeriCorps VISTA

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