Campus Learning Spaces

The 36 buildings on the 160-acre campus provide a pleasant contrast between the stately ivy-covered structures and those of more contemporary design.

There are five residence halls, a group of six two-story houses, and an apartment complex for men and women. These facilities can accommodate over 1,500 students in single, double and triple rooms.

Classrooms, as well as laboratories for the behavioral and natural sciences, nursing, and communication studies are located in Glynn Hall, DePaul Hall, Bisgrove Hall, Dunleavy Hall, the Academic Complex, and the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. Acting studios, dance studios, and studios for the applied arts are located in Clet Hall, the Kiernan Center, and in the Castellani Art Museum. These dedicated spaces provide a resource for students to engage in experimentation, practice, and research based on the practical application of theoretical concepts learned in the classroom.

The university also maintains a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, including tennis and basketball courts and fields for baseball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, and softball. Niagara also offers an active intramural sports schedule and 17 competitive club sports programs.

Gallagher Center

The hub of campus activity is the Gallagher Center, where students can gather in a relaxed atmosphere. Many key student affairs and resource offices are found in the facility. Located in the lower level are a food court and coffee bar with adjacent vending machines, game room, lounge and multifunction areas, group study rooms, computer kiosks, an ATM, and student organization offices. The upper level houses the university’s main gymnasium.

Kiernan Recreation Center

A 43,000 square-foot fitness and recreational facility, the Kiernan Center offers a six-lane swimming and diving pool, racquetball court, four basketball courts, multipurpose area, two fitness/cardiovascular areas with a large variety of cardio equipment and fitness apparatus, weight room, saunas and dance/aerobic area. The facilities are scheduled with priority use for NU student recreation.

Dwyer Arena

Niagara University’s Dwyer Arena is home to the men’s and women’s varsity hockey teams, club hockey team, and intramural broomball teams. Consisting of two full-sized (National Hockey League) rinks, the complex can accommodate some 1,800 spectators in the main arena (expandable to 3,600) and 200 in the auxiliary rink. There are 10 locker rooms within the complex.

Niagara University Esports Lounge "The Nest"

Niagara University Esports serves as an opportunity for students to engage in electronic sports, also known as Esports on a national level and in competition with other universities from around the country. Niagara Esports assists students by allowing them to network with people and become friends with other NU students who have similar interests as them. Niagara University serves as a resource for students to venture into the rapidly growing field of Esports. This will allow students to learn valuable life, technical, team, and communication skills. 

Niagara Frontier

In addition to the numerous scenic attractions associated with Niagara Falls, other important educational and cultural resources in the area include:

  • Artpark, Niagara’s premier performing and visual arts center;
  • the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, which houses more than 75 artists and arts groups;
  • Old Fort Niagara, a registered National Historic Landmark that features the oldest buildings on the Great Lakes;
  • the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a dynamic modern and contemporary art institution; and
  • the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.