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Student Affairs

What We Do

The Office of Student Affairs fosters students' development through empowering, challenging, and supporting students to achieve their goals.

(315) 792-3100
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103 Ralph F. Strebel Student Center

When you choose to study at Utica College, you enter a world of interesting people, engaging ideas, and stimulating activities -- a place where there are many things to experience and many people to share your experiences with.


Here are some resources that will help you get the most out of your time at UC:

Student Living and College Engagement (SLCE)

Strebel Student Center, 2nd Floor | 315.792.3285 | Marissa Finch, Interim Director of Student Living | Lauryn Moore, Interim Director of College Engagement

Student Living and College Engagement is dedicated to serving the living, learning and entertainment needs of residential and commuter students at Utica College. (Formerly Student Activities and Residence Life.)

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Strebel Student Center, 1st Floor | 315.792.3363 | Carl Lohmann, Director

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards support the mission of the college and takes an educational and progressive approach to maintain a safe community conducive to student success.

Student Wellness Center

Strebel Student Center, 2nd Floor | 315.792.3094 | Terri Sherman, Director of Student Health

The Counseling Center offers can assist current students with a wide variety of mental health and wellness concerns through individual, confidential appointments and campus programming; and the Student Health Center provides short term medical care for registered students.

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More about Student Affairs

Utica College is a place where people come to receive a first-rate education. But they typically come away with a great deal more than that. Each person who studies here builds his or her own personal scrapbook of memorable UC experiences, milestones, and friendships that last a lifetime. That is why so many continue their association with the College long after graduation day.

Making the most of the college experience involves becoming actively involved both inside and outside the classroom. In fact, studies show that college students spend more than 75% of their time outside of class, which means that the majority of your time in college might involve such things as getting involved in a student organization or club, becoming a student-athlete or campus leader, completing an internship, attending a concert, lecture, exhibit, or play, studying abroad, volunteering, working, or just hanging out with friends.

"Each person who studies here builds his or her own personal scrapbook of memorable UC experiences, milestones, and friendships that last a lifetime."

The Division of Student Affairs provides a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance the ability of students to make the most of their college experience. The Student Affairs staff seeks to provide a living and learning environment that inspires personal and professional growth, promotes social awareness, and challenges students while supporting them in achieving their full potential as individuals, members of the UC family, and citizens of a global community.

Whether you are a new student adjusting to the college environment, a sophomore looking to get more involved on campus, a junior seeking to explore what you can do after graduation, or a senior in the midst of a job search or applying to graduate school, the Student Affairs staff is here to assist and support you.

Should you have any questions or concerns about student life at Utica College, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the Office of Student Affairs, on the ground floor of the Strebel Student Center. Your success is very important to us!


Scott Nonemaker, M.S.
Interim Dean of Students

Our mission is to foster students' development through empowering, challenging, and supporting students to achieve their goals. As Student Affairs professionals at Utica College, we believe that our students should and will develop the following core competencies throughout their time at Utica College, and that we are responsible for providing opportunities for students to learn and grow in these areas:

  • Effective Interpersonal Skills
  • Engaged Learners
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Self Awareness
  • Career Competency
  • Humanitarianism
  • College Spirit

Our Mission:

To address food insecurity challenges experienced by Utica College students in need by providing them with easily accessible and local nutritional resources, free of charge, and in doing so, promoting their overall well-being and pursuit for academic excellence.


Tangerine Grove Food Pantry
Tangerine Grove food pantry at Utica College

Utica College's Tangerine Grove food pantry provides necessities to students and staff in need regardless of age, culture, race, religion, or gender identification.

Tangerine Grove

"Seeds of Hope" Food Pantry

1605 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501

Utica College recently established a partnership with the First Presbyterian Church “Seeds of Hope” food pantry to assist students in accessing food and other personal items who may otherwise experience difficulties in obtaining such products. Students in need are able to access the food pantry free of charge and confidentially.

The pantry hours are Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you need to access the food pantry, please contact the Dean of Students to receive authorization.

Hope House

130 Eagle St, Utica, NY 13501

Utica College has also developed a partnership with the Hope House, a local community soup kitchen. The goal of the Hope House partnership is to have a place where students in need can receive full meals.

The Hope House kitchen is serving during the following hours:

Mon – Fri (except Wed)
Breakfast: 10 - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4 to 5 p.m.
Breakfast: 10 - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) at Utica College

Utica College is a member of the Food Recovery Network. The chapter is run by students in the Nutrition program and collects leftover food from the dining hall and delivers it to UC’s partner agencies - the Hope House and the Rescue Mission. As of March 2019, more than 1100 pounds of food have been donated.

For more information on the Food Recovery program, contact Erin Kelly at ekkelly@utica.edu.

Learn More / Pitch In

For more information on the programs, or how to donate/volunteer, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Staff Award Winners for 2020

The Dean of Students and Campus Life, announces annual awards given to Student Affairs staff at the
end of the semester virtual gathering.


The Esprit De Corps Award - Awarded to Lauryn Moore

This award recognizes a staff member who emulates the "common spirit existing in
the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for
the honor of the group" or someone who goes above and beyond the normal
expectations to serve the Student Affairs and College Missions.

The Student Centeredness Award - Awarded to Matt Vincent

This award recognizes the staff member who keeps the interests of students
paramount in their work and demonstrates a focused commitment to helping
students achieve their goals.

The Faculty / Student Affairs Partner Award - Awarded to John Lawless

This award will recognize a faculty member who has been a great partner in a
specific student affairs/academic affairs program, especially high impact

The Most Effort or Creativity to Engage Students during the Pandemic Pause - Awarded to Halina Lotyczewski, Sarah Garramone, Victoria Pardee, Jennifer Rubino, and Jessica Skeldon

This award recognizes a staff member that continues to engage our students
virtually by either exceptional creativity or concentrated effort.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

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