From cashing a check to grabbing a snack or hitting the library, this section of the Student Handbook is designed to help you move around campus a little easier.
“Things to Know” (A - Z)
Responsibility for class attendance and completion of assignments rests with the student. Students must communicate with instructors in the event of absence or missed coursework. Students who experience a serious illness or emergency that will result in four or more consecutive days of absence should contact the Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS), located in Donnelly 224 and at 845-575-3500, for assistance. CAAS will inform each instructor of the expected absence and of any extenuating circumstances. Students will be required to provide CAAS some form of documentation substantiating the absence upon their return. They must also contact the instructors to make arrangements to complete any missed work.
As stated in the College Catalog, each instructor maintains his/her own attendance policy which is typically stated in the course syllabus. Students are responsible for knowing and complying with these requirements.
Academic advisors are faculty or administrators assigned to students to discuss academic and career goals, schedules for the upcoming semester, and opportunities available to students in their major. Students may request to change their advisor at any time by completing a change of advisor form and submitting it online or to the Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS), located in Donnelly 224, 845-575- 3500.
Academic Learning Center
The Academic Learning Center (ALC), located in Library 331, offers the following services free of charge:
• Weekly review sessions for many courses (fall and spring semesters);
• Weekly drop-in sessions for select courses (fall and spring semesters);
• In-house proofreading, both day and evening hours (fall and spring semesters);
• Online proofreading is also available as a joinable site through iLearn (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters); and
• Private tutoring is available for a small fee.
*These services are offered based on the traditional undergraduate semester calendar.
The FOCUS Program is administered through the ALC. The FOCUS Program is open to all undeclared incoming freshmen. It assists students in making an informed decision concerning their major. http://www.marist.edu/academis/alc/focus.
You may find out about these services by going to the ALC, by calling Ext. 3300, by visiting their website at http://www.marist.edu/academics/alc/ or simply by checking campus bulletin boards. Information and requests for review sessions may be made through your instructors. The ALC staff trains and certifies all of its tutors.
Courses available through ALC include:
• Career Planning and Decision Making - (one credit)
• Critical Reading & Thinking - (one credit)
• Intermediate Writing for College - (three credits)
• Transfer Seminar (one credit)• Self Development (three credits)
• The College Experience (one credit)
A description of the above courses may be found in your catalog.
At the end of each semester, grades are reviewed to determine the academic standing of each Marist student. A student is considered to be in good academic standing if he or she is matriculated at Marist College, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher and a semester grade point average of 2.00 or higher, and is considered to be making satisfactory progress toward a degree. Students failing to meet these standards are subject to warning, academic probation, or academic dismissal. Contact the Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS), Donnelly 224, 845-575-3500 for further details.
Access to Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
4. The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by Marist College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
5. The right to obtain a copy of Marist College’s education records policy. Copies of this policy are available at the Registrar’s Office.
Marist will release at various times the following information unless requested in writing not to do so by the student: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student, grade level (including number of credits earned), and enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time). Students must notify the Registrar in writing should they not want information made available by filling out a form at the Office of the Registrar. For more information, visit the website at
Activities & Happenings
Interested in what’s happening on campus? To learn more about campus activities and meetings sponsored by clubs and campus offices visit our campus activities calendar at http://www.marist.edu/events/. Each semester, the College Activities Office, located in the Murray Student Center 373, publishes a semester calendar highlighting various campus events sponsored by academic and administrative offices, student government and clubs. In addition, the Office broadcasts to the College community through the campus television service (TV 31) listings of events. Any organization interested in having their program listed in these publications should contact the College Activities Office.
The institutional calendar may be accessed through the Marist web page by clicking on Events Calendar.
Marist students are responsible for providing a current local address to the College. Addresses can be updated in person at the Registrar’s office, by sending a letter, or by printing, completing and mailing the On-line Student Address Change Form at http://www.marist.edu/registrar/address.html.
Located at St. Ann’s, Ext. 2591, AROTC is a program of study that is independent of an undergraduate’s major at Marist. The program teaches cadets the leadership skills and knowledge they will need to be commissioned as officers in the Active Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. Tuition scholarships are available if the student meets the enrollment criteria.
See page 39 or Athletic Programs section
The Marist College Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Murray Student Center and is run by Barnes and Noble. Hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday with extended hours during the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters to facilitate the needs of students. The Bookstore is the only approved business entity to conduct textbook buyback on the college campus and no other business enterprise is allowed to operate at the College.
Campus Crime Statistics
The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Marist College’s annual campus crime information can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/security/search.asp, or at http://www.marist.edu/security/student.html or by calling the Office of Safety and Security at 845-471-1822 or Ext. 2282.
Marist Dining Services is committed to providing multiple dining opportunities offering diverse menus that feature traditional favorites, ethnic dishes and international cuisines, with an emphasis on obtaining local and regional products. Through sustainable practices and educational programs, we provide opportunities for social interaction and awareness for a healthy and productive lifestyle. Marist Dining Services offers a variety of dining plans which offer flexibility and value.
Students residing in college housing are assigned a resident dining plan prior to their arrival on campus. Students have the option to change their dining plan selection within certain parameters according to their assigned location determined by the College. Dining Plan changes must be made at the Office of Housing and Residential Life by the second Friday of the semester. Should a student withdraw from resident housing, the cost of his or her dining plan will be refunded accordingly.
Thrifty Cash – Is the debit portion of your dining plan that can be used in any dining service location. Account balances transfer from the fall to the spring semester only, provided that the student remains on a dining plan. If the dining plan is dropped, the balance does not carry over.
Students may add funds to their Thrifty Cash account at the Office of Student Financial Services located in Donnelly Hall, 200.
The Dining Hall, located in the Murray Student Center, is open for traditional resident dining service. Each meal is an “all you can eat” format and the dining room is open for continuous service daily. The Dining Hall is open to all students holding a valid Marist ID and who have arranged to participate in any of the dining plans offered.
The Cabaret, also in the Murray Student Center, offers a full line of beverages, deli, salad & soup bar, snacks, vegan and vegetarian offerings as well as the grill station.
Valley Café, located in the Cabaret, offers lunch every Tuesday, prepared with local and regional foods from the Hudson Valley and the tri-state area. Students enrolled in a dining plan can use their plan for admission to the Café.
Donnelly and Dyson Cafés, offer full line of beverages, snacks and deli.
Hancock Brew, located in the Hancock Center, offers hot and cold specialty Starbucks beverages and a variety of pastries.
Marketplace, located in Upper West Cedar Townhouse, Building V, features a grille station, hot and cold beverages, deli, salads, snacks and convenience items.
Library Brew, offers Starbucks beverages and a variety of snacks.
Commuter and off-campus students may also enroll in any dining plan.
More information about dining services is available at
*Thrifty Cash, cash, Marist Money or credit card is accepted at the campus dining hall and all coffee shops and cafés.
Hours of Operations
Monday through Thursday............................................................ 7:15 AM to 9:15 PM
Friday.................................................................................................. 7:15 AM to 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday...................................................................... 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Monday through Friday................................................................. 8:30 AM to 1:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday......................................................................... 1:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Monday through Thursday............................................................ 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday.................................................................................................. 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday through Thursday............................................................ 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday.................................................................................................. 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday through Thursday............................................................ 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday.................................................................................................. 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday through Thursday............................................................ 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday & Saturday............................................................................ 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday............................................................................................... 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM
(*hours at this location subject to change)
Monday through Thursday........................................................ 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday............................................................................................... 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday................................................................................................ 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Marist College Campus Ministry draws its strength and direction from God, the religious traditions of our community and the heritage of the college founders, the Marist Brothers.
We provide opportunities to meet the spiritual and religious needs of our student community in responding to God’s presence in their lives.
We promote the integration of the whole person, body, mind and spirit, the affirmation of the value of each person and the sacredness of all creation. We do so by building and nourishing an interfaith community of celebration, service and education.
Small groups include Campus Christian Fellowship (Evangelical), Catholic Student Association, Marist Hillel, Muslim Student Faith Group, Orthodox Christian Group, and Quest (Main Line Christian).
Campus Ministry is responsible for the approval and sponsorship of any Religious/Spiritual student group, event or practice.
Offices are located in Byrne House, Ext. 2275.
Marist College Safety and Security officers are available to “jump start” automobiles and assist in car lockouts. Call Ext. 2282.
Center for Advising and Academic Services
The Center for Advising and Academic Services (CAAS) monitors students’ academic progress throughout their academic career and offers the support and referrals necessary for success.
CAAS enjoys helping students with academic issues as they work toward realizing their educational goals. Students can stop by the CAAS office, located in Donnelly 224 for the following reasons:
• Academic Advising Planner (AAP) questions;
• Consultation on major/minor declaration;
• Dean’s List questions;
• Questions on academic policies;
• Report absence of four or more days;
• Report academic difficulty;
• Request advisor change;
• Request credit overage;
• Request registration change after deadline; and
• Withdraw/leave of absence from the College.
Center for Career Services
The Center for Career Services (CCS), located in Library 332, Ext. 3547, offers a variety of programs and information to assist students with career related activities including setting career goals, obtaining internships, creating competitive resumes and cover letters and applying for full-time jobs or graduate school. By following their four-year planner with their advisors, students are encouraged to become involved with CCS early in their college experience to plan effectively and make informed decisions. Career assistance services are available to matriculated students and alumni. Two Career and Internship Fairs are conducted at Marist each year. In addition, top tier businesses and organizations visit the campus each year to participate in workshops, host information sessions and conduct on-campus recruiting. Please note that professional attire is required for recruiting events including Career Fairs. Marist also partners with other regional colleges for an annual Teacher Recruitment Day in the spring and a Federal/Government Jobs Program. Workshops are held throughout the academic year on various topics including networking, interviewing and resume preparation. Walk-in hours are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Services are available both in person, via telephone and on-line to assure all students have access to CCS offerings. Students will utilize FoxQuest, the CCS recruiting database, to schedule appointments, submit resumes for review, learn of special programs, on-campus interviewing, search postings of internships and full-time job opportunities and to access additional job search tools. Students interested in graduate school are encouraged to meet with the Graduate School Advisor in the CCS. The advisor will guide students through the components of the graduate school process including decision-making, identifying programs, taking admissions examinations, writing personal statements and completing the application process. For complete information about the Center for Career Services, visit the CCS web site at http://www.marist.edu/careerservices/. Students are also encouraged to follow CCS on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram for up-to-date information on events and programming.
There are four non-bank affiliated ATM cash machines located on campus: one in Donnelly Hall, Marketplace, McCann Center, and the other in the Murray Student Center across from College Activities.
The Business Office provides a check cashing service during the Fall and Spring semesters every Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM), at the cashier window located in Donnelly Hall, Room 210. All checks must be made payable to “Marist College Cash” and NO checks will be cashed without a Marist Student ID Card - no other ID will be accepted. The check cashing limit on personal checks is $100.00 per student per check cashing day. Third party checks are only cashed if they are from the immediate family of the student or staff. Checks written from one student to another cannot be accepted.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
A student’s class standing is determined by the number of credits earned as follows:
Freshman 0 - 29 Credits
Sophomore 30 - 59 Credits
Junior 60 - 89 Credits
Senior 90 or more Credits
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Students can find a complete listing of all chartered clubs and organizations on campus by visiting www.marist.edu/studentlife/clubs.html on the Marist web site.
In addition, students are invited to attend an Activities Fair held every September and January, where all campus clubs and organizations are represented.
The Marist College ring is considered a symbol of academic achievement; therefore, certain academic requirements must be met before a student can order one. A student is eligible to order a ring at the end of the sophomore year provided he or she has completed 45 credits and is registered as a full-time student. Transfers who have completed 60 credits at another institution are eligible to order a ring. However, before they can receive their rings, they must have completed one semester and must be in good standing at Marist. For further information, contact the Office of Student Affairs, Rotunda 388, Ext. 2517.
The Commuter Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of the Murray Student Center. The Lounge offers an opportunity for commuters to relax, watch television, socialize and work in small groups on academic projects. In addition, there is a small refrigerator, microwave, telephone and comfortable seating for the convenience of all commuters.
The Associate Director of First Year Programs & Leadership Development’s office is located in the Commuter Lounge.
Registered Marist students have access to several computer labs on campus. Detailed information about software and hardware available in each lab, as well as the lab location and hours can be obtained by visiting the Marist web site at
The Counseling Center is located in the Health and Wellness Center, Murray Student Center Third Floor 352, Ext. 3314. Services offered by professional staff include confidential individual counseling and group counseling for personal or emotional problems, referrals, and workshops. Find out more by visiting the web site at http://www.marist.edu/counsel/index.html.
The Marist College’s Dean’s List published on-line, records the names of all full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the previous semester. In order to qualify for this special distinction, students must earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.600, having completed a minimum of 12 academic credits graded on the A-F scale. In addition, students who earn grades of “I,” “D,” “F” or “WF” are not named to the list. Any student who meets these criteria will have a Dean’s List notation permanently recorded on official College transcripts and receive a Dean’s List Certificate.
EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM (ELP)
The Emerging Leaders Program is a popular non-credit certificate program, which provides students with varied and unique opportunities to define, discover and develop their leadership style. Students receive a certificate for each workshop they complete. Those who complete five or more workshops during the academic year receive a Leadership Certificate. At the end of senior year, participants receive a Leadership Transcript outlining all of the workshops completed during their time at Marist. Program participants also have an opportunity to earn lifelong membership into the Marist Chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Each semester students can review the final exam schedule by visiting the Marist web site at http://www.marist.edu/registrar/finals.html.
FIRE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
All buildings are equipped with fire alarm systems. For your safety, whenever the fire alarm sounds, evacuate the building immediately. Fire alarm pull stations are located near the exits. Never use the elevators during a fire alarm. Treat all alarms as the real thing - assume nothing!
FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (FYP & LD)
The Office of FYP & LD is dedicated to assisting first-year students in their transition to Marist by addressing the social, cognitive and emotional challenges they encounter. New students are guided in their intellectual and personal development through campus wide projects such as Orientation and Welcome Week, as well as through a variety of academic and social programs involving small group and one-on-one interactions. FYP & LD works with all class years by offering opportunities for leadership development to all interested undergraduate students by providing skills and experiences essential for lifelong leadership engagement. Mentor relationships are continued with students in subsequent years as they endeavor to succeed academically, become influential leaders, and develop into well-balanced citizens of the Marist and World community. “The End Depends Upon the Beginning.”
Marist Health Services provides care to registered full-time undergraduate students while classes are in session.
The Health Services office is located in the Marist College Wellness Center on the third floor of the Murray Student Center, Room 352. It is staffed by a medical director, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and reception staff. The hours of Health Services are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Students are seen on an appointment basis and are encouraged to call 845-575-3270 for appointments. Emergencies and non-appointments are triaged promptly and seen in order of severity.
There is no charge for Health Services visits, with the exception of allergy immunotherapy administration. Please see https://www.marist.edu/healthservices/pdfs/allergy.pdf for information about allergy shots.
There is no charge for onsite lab tests (e.g. rapid strep tests), but outside tests are billed to the student’s insurance, as is any outside provider visit or evaluation. There is no dental care on campus.
Resident students requiring after-hours care are encouraged to notify the RA, RD or Marist College Safety and Security: extension 5555, 2282 or 845-471-1822. No overnight care is available on campus.
Health Services provides evaluation and treatment of illness and minor injury as well contraception services, STI testing, and health education. Nutrition consultation is available on referral by Health Services staff. Influenza vaccine is available in advance of flu season at several “flu clinics” held on campus, as well as at Rite Aid Pharmacy. There is a modest fee for flu shots, which may be covered by insurance.
Marist College requires all full-time undergraduate students to have health insurance. Full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the Marist College Accident and Sickness Plan administered by the Allen J. Flood Companies. Students who have comparable or better coverage and do not wish to enroll in the Plan must complete an online waiver annually to provide proof of coverage. Information is available at https://www.marist.edu/healthservices/insuranceinfo.html.
Marist Health Services often receives inquiries about class attendance issues. The Wellness Center does not provide excuse notes. Please see the “Excuse Policy” located at https://www.marist.edu/healthservices/pdfs/excusepolicy.pdf
The Help Desk is a resource for you to use when you have a problem with computers or telephones at Marist. The Help Desk is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to help students with Marist accounts, networks and systems. It is the focal point for all questions or issues with Marist’s Information Technology Department. You can drop by the Help Desk in Donnelly Hall or call Ext. HELP (4357).
housing & residential life
The Office of Housing & Residential Life is located in Rotunda 387, Ext. 3307. The residential life program at Marist is based upon the philosophy of providing students with a safe, healthy and attractive living environment that supports and supplements the educational mission of the College. Students in residence must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 academic credits for the semester in which they are housed. All residence areas are staffed by professional Residential Directors and undergraduate Resident Assistants. The Office of Housing & Residential Life is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and during the summer from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. In case of an emergency, professional staff is on duty 365 days per year and can be contacted through the Office of Safety and Security at (845) 471-1822, ext. 2282.
As a Marist College student, you are required to possess a valid Marist identification card. Your Marist ID card is the property of Marist College and must be surrendered to any College official upon request.
Student identification cards are made in the Marist Card Services Office, located in Donnelly 241. There is no charge for your first ID.
Your Marist ID Card is non-transferable. It:
• is your personal College identification card;
• is your College library card;
• grants you admission to College activities and events;
• grants you check cashing privileges at Marist College;
• enables access to Marist Money services;
• is your Dining Service card; and
• secures residence hall access.
A lost or stolen Marist ID Card should be reported immediately to the Office of Safety and Security. Once the card is reported lost, the account is frozen and protected. The next business day, during office hours, the card holder should have a new ID card processed at the Marist Card Services Office for a fee of $15.00. Once a new card is issued, the lost card cannot be used and is considered no longer valid.
It is the responsibility of international students to keep their passports, visas and other documents in good order and up-to-date, and report any change of address. Information concerning immigration matters, together with the common forms and certificate blanks, is available in the Registrar’s Office, Donnelly 203, Ext. 3250. http://www.marist.edu/registrar/international.html
Intersession Registration at Marist
Summer session registration is processed through the School of Professional Programs and the Registrar’s Office. You may take up to a total of nine (9) credits for all summer sessions. For further information visit their web site at
Winter classes are also processed through the School of Professional Programs and the Registrar’s Office. You may take up to 3 credits during intersession. For further information visit their web site at http://www.marist.edu/winter.
The 83,000 square foot James A. Cannavino Library houses in excess of 200,000 volumes of printed books and periodicals, over 5,000 audiovisual materials, and provides access to more than 30,000 periodicals and texts online.
Students are encouraged to utilize the Library’s extensive computerized holding and federated searching tools. The Library provides access to a large number of electronic indexes and full-text periodicals from its web page at
http://www.marist.edu/library and http://library.marist.edu. These indexes and periodicals are available from student rooms and computer labs - any PC connected to the campus network. Students may also access indexes and periodicals from home computers through the “Off Campus Access” link found on the Library’s home page. Thirty-five laptops are available for in-Library use to assist students in research.
Reference librarians and support staff are available to assist students with their information needs for course work, research or recreational purposes. Assistance is available at the Library’s Reference Desk, by phone at Ext. 3292, and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library hours will be posted at the Library entrance, in the residence halls, and in all buildings on campus as well as on the library home page at:
Changes in hours for holidays and vacation will also be posted on the Library home page and in campus buildings.
Lost and Found
Anyone finding an article that has been lost should promptly bring it to the Office of Safety and Security located in Donnelly 201, Ext. 2282.
The Office of Safety and Security provides, free of charge, the use of electrical engravers and property identification stickers.
Marist INTERNATIONAL Program
For nearly 50 years the Marist International Program (MIP) has offered students the opportunity to enhance their studies through engagement with international issues and diverse cultures around the world. MIP offers a variety of study abroad experiences that support a broad range of educational objectives, with program offerings at dozens of sites on six continents. We offer semester, full academic year, and short-term study abroad programs, enabling Marist students of any major to study abroad and graduate according to their planned schedule. Participation in a study and/or internship abroad broadens horizons and helps to prepare students for a life and career in an increasingly global society.
For information on study abroad, and/or cross-cultural opportunities on campus, call Ext. 3330, or visit the web site at http://www.marist.edu/international/. MIP is located in Hancock Center, Room 2007.
Marist Money is a convenient, prepaid money management account which allows you to enjoy campus-wide purchasing power. The advantage to Marist Money is you never need to carry cash, as your student ID card also serves as your Marist Money Card.
Funds from your Marist Money account can be used for purchases in the college bookstore, post office, the digital publication center (copies, faxes), campus coffee shops, the Cabaret, main dining hall, computer store, college activities (video rentals, ticket sales, trips), selected campus vending machines, the music department (band fees), and selected off-campus merchants.
Your funds are placed in an account that only your activated Marist College I.D. card can access. Each time you insert your card into a reader, your account balance is decreased by the amount of that sale. The system then informs you of your account balance. Note: Marist Money is not a debit card. No cash withdrawals are available from the Marist Money account. Marist Money cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards or gift certificates. The Marist Money Office is located in Donnelly 241, Ext. 3550; Email: email@example.com. For more information and an updated listing of services that accept Marist Money, visit the web site at http://www.marist.edu/maristmoney.
The Math Lab is located in the Hancock Center, Room 3021 and is staffed by students only who are available to help fellow students with any math questions, problems, or concepts. Hours of operation are 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Medical Excuse Policy
Responsibility for class attendance and completion of assignments rests primarily with the student. Students must communicate with instructors in the event of absence or missed coursework. Students who experience a serious illness or emergency that will result in four or more consecutive days of absence should contact the Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS), located in Donnelly 224 and at 845-575-3500.
The Coordinators and the Associate Director in the Office of First Year Programs and Leadership Development (FYP&LD) serve as Mentors to traditional-aged undergraduate students entering Marist. Mentors are experienced professionals dedicated to providing each student with a successful start to his/her college career. Mentors live in the residence areas and are assigned to work with new freshmen and transfer students and those whose grades are below the College’s academic standards. The Associate Director mentors Commuter students. The staff provides academic assistance by helping students with time management skills, pre-registration questions, and any other issues that impact academic performance. In addition to coordinating Orientation and Welcome Week, FYP Coordinators enhance the Marist experience by offering a wide variety of programs such as the Faculty Supper Series, Red Fox Rumbles, Emerging Leaders Workshops, and other opportunities for student growth, development and enjoyment. They also work closely with Resident Directors and other Student Affairs staff to help build a solid sense of community.
All resident students have mailboxes located at the Post Office on the second floor of the Murray Student Center. Letter mail is delivered to the student’s mailbox and an email is sent to students notifying them of a package received. The Post Office is fully functional and offers a wide variety of postal services for mailing letters and shipping packages.
Post Office Service Window Hours:
Monday - Thursday................................................................... 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday............................................................................................ 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday....................................................................................... 9:00 AM to 12 noon
Student Mailbox Area Hours:
Monday - Friday......................................................................... 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Saturday....................................................................................... 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday........................................................................................... 12 noon to 5:00 PM
Recreation & Fitness Center
The James J. McCann Recreation Center houses the McCann Arena, the Fitness Center and the McCann Natatorium at Marist. All students are urged to participate in as many of its activities as they wish. Intercollegiate athletics, physical education and recreational activities are housed in this area. Special events to which the outside public is invited are held in the Center throughout the year.
ReCYCLING and sustainable CAMPUS initiatives
The College’s strategic plan calls for the implementation of environmentally sustainable practices to raise awareness, to use as a teaching tool and to establish lifelong behaviors supporting the environment. Marist College strives to promote sustainability across all areas of the College - through education in the classroom, in operations and procedures, communication and through student development opportunities.
For more information about Marist College recycling and sustainable campus initiatives, visit the College’s website at www.marist.edu/studentlife/sustainability/.
The Registrar’s Office maintains and stores the academic record of each Marist student. The office is located in Donnelly 203, Ext. 3250. Services provided by the Registrar’s Office include:
• Enrollment Verifications
• Transcript of Records
• Transfer Credit Evaluations
• Degree Audits
• Graduation Requirements
• Freshman Schedules
• Processes name and address changes
They also process changes of declarations of majors, minors or certificates; maintain the semester’s course listings; provide Academic Calendars and Final Exam Schedules; and maintain the semester’s classroom assignments.
No solicitation of any nature will be permitted on campus unless prior permission has been obtained from the appropriate office:
The College Activities Office will process all requests from students and student clubs or organizations.
The Academic Vice President’s Office will process requests which come from academic departments or divisions of the College or from faculty committees.
The Business Office of the College will process requests received from off-campus organizations or salespeople.
Requests should be made in writing including desirable initiation and termination times and dates. The approving office will indicate in writing the specific location(s) where solicitation may take place.
Solicitation door-to-door in residence halls or office-to-office in campus facilities is rarely, if ever, permitted. Specific guidelines for student solicitation may be obtained from the Activities Office located in the Murray Student Center 373.
Accommodations and Accessibility
Marist College, along with all institutions of Higher Education, is required by law to provide equal access to qualified individuals with disabilities. Marist College is committed to providing individuals with disabilities equal access in regard to admission, access to services, academic courses, treatment or other activities. In accordance with the provision of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 197 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, the College strives in its policies and practices to provide full access to individuals with disabilities in all aspects of college life.
The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. The types of accommodations provided vary depending on the nature of the disability and may include textbooks in alternate formats, readers, note-takers, testing modifications such as extended time and a quiet location as well as the use of technological aids and equipment.
Students seeking additional information on procedures for determining and implementing accommodations should contact the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility, Donnelly 226, Ext. 3274, or visit them on the web at: https://www.marist.edu/accommodations-accessibility.
SECTION 504 or ADA Grievance Procedure
If any student believes that his or her rights under 504 or the ADA have been violated, he or she may bring forward a complaint. Issues that can be the subject of a complaint in accordance with this policy include, but are not limited to, a denial of a requested accommodation, the inadequacy of an accommodation, the inaccessibility of a program or activity due to disability, or discrimination or harassment based on disability.
Students seeking additional information on Section 504 or ADA grievance procedures should contact the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility, Donnelly 226, Ext. 3274, or visit them on the web at: http://www.marist.edu/specserv/.
Student audits can be an invaluable tool in helping students determine and maintain satisfactory progress toward fulfilling degree requirements. These audits list requirements that have been fulfilled and those remaining to be fulfilled, and they are updated monthly. Students can access their audits through Self Service Banner (Degree Works).
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is located in Rotunda 389, Ext. 3514. OSC informs students of the rights and responsibilities as members of the Marist community; involves students, faculty and staff in administering the conduct process; and assists all members of the campus community to live and learn in an environment that is orderly, peaceful, and supportive of individual growth and development. Services provided by the OSC include, but are not limited to:
• Publishing the Code of Student Conduct to help members of the community understand behavioral expectations, rights and responsibilities.
• Reviewing all Incident Reports to determine where disciplinary cases will be handled.
• Providing assistance to victims of conduct violations.
• Conducting Conferences and Hearings.
• Acting as advocates for students educating them on their rights.
• Selecting and training Faculty, Staff and Student hearing panel members.
Student financial services
The Marist Office of Student Financial Services, located in Donnelly 200, Ext. 3230, is committed to providing affordability options and managing the equitable distribution of student aid funds. The office coordinates student employment both on and off campus and is responsible for student billing. They are dedicated to promoting accessibility through personalized service and integrity.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA), located on the Third Floor of the Murray Student Center 3123, Ext. 2206, is the institutional body charged addressing student governance issues at Marist College in the hope of preserving and strengthening a positive relationship among all groups and members within the college community. This mission is fulfilled through a clear articulation and advocacy of student concerns, issues and hopes. SGA meetings are open to all students and meetings are held every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the SGA Office. For more information visit the SGA website at
In line with this mission, the responsibilities of Student Government include the following:
1. Representing the Student Body through decision making that affects the entire Marist College Community or any one student group or organization.
2. Communicating and synthesizing information and concerns among the students, Administration and Faculty.
3. Chartering clubs and organizations and overseeing their performance thus ensuring their mission is fulfilled with the best interest of the students in mind.
4. Appointing students to positions on the Executive Board, Judicial Board and other campus-wide committees, while additionally holding elections to fill representative positions.
5. Appointing, guiding and directing the Financial Board, which in turn appropriates funds from the Student Activity Fee to clubs and organizations.
SGA consists of three branches of government: the Executive Branch, Judicial Branch and the Legislative Branch.
Executive Branch is presided over by the Student Body President and serves as an advisory part of the SGA. The Student Body President, upon approval of the Senate, appoints all of these positions. The members consist of: the Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Programming, Vice President of Club Affairs, Vice President for Student Life, Vice President of Athletic Affairs, Director of Public Relations, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Elections Commissioner, Parliamentarian, and Executive Secretary.
Student Body President acts as a student who represents the interests and opinions of the student body when dealing with issues, concerns and matters directly affecting Marist students. He/she likewise presents the views of the administration, faculty and staff to the entire student body while striving to create a strong communication network between all. The Student Body President strives to make the Marist Community a place where all people work and live with respect for each other. The Student Body President chairs all Executive Board meetings, as well as acts as a representative on the Board of Trustees and the Senate.
Executive Vice President is an appointed position charged with fulfilling the duties and obligations of the President in the event that position is vacated.
Student Academic Council (SAC) is presided over by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides leadership in pursuit of the academic objectives of the student body. SAC works to establish firm lines of communication and a positive working relationship among students and both academic schools and faculty members, and explores avenues of curricular growth and development. SAC also assists in the promotion of academically-related student programs and proposals.
Student Life Association (SLA) is presided over by the Vice President for Student Life and consists of resident and commuter representatives, as well as the president of each Residence Hall Council (RHC). This association works to promote activities that provide unity among commuter and resident students, and facilitate all matters pertaining to the well-being and interests of all students.
Athletic Affairs Council (AAC) is presided over by the Vice President for Athletic Affairs and provides leadership in the pursuit of the athletic activities for the student body. The AAC acts as a liaison between Marist College Athletics and the SGA and provides student oversight of the Intramural and Club Sports Program.
Student Programming Council (SPC) serves as the entertainment and programming arm under SGA. The purpose of SPC is to provide quality entertainment and educational programs to all students, administration, faculty, and staff. Programming consists of lectures, performing arts, comedy, concerts, music, novelty acts, and trips. The Vice President of Student Programming appoints a Vice President, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, Campus Concerns Officer, and two Publicity Officers who help direct general board members.
Council of Clubs is presided over by the Vice President for Club Affairs and consists of all chartered clubs and organizations at the College. The Council is divided into six categories, with each area representing a particular type of interest. These councils consist of Co-curricular, Greek, Honorary, Production, Social/Service and Sports.
Elections Commissioner is an appointed position charged with adhering to the SGA Constitution and by-laws in order to facilitate free and fair elections.
Financial Board is presided over by the Chief Finance Officer (CF0), and has the fiduciary responsibility of overseeing the allocation of Student Activity Fee monies to chartered clubs and organizations. The full Financial Board is comprised of the CFO, Assistant CFO, four appointed students and an administrator appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Financial Board is responsible for funding all clubs and organizations sanctioned by SGA.
Public Relations Board is presided over by the Director of Public Relations and provides an open channel of communication between SGA and the Marist Community. Public Relations are responsible for providing pertinent information to students through on-campus media and advertising SGA events.
Judicial Branch is presided over by the Chief Justice and has jurisdiction over election validity, club sanction appeals, parking ticket appeals, governing document interpretations, and removal of student officers. The role of the Judicial Branch is to maintain equity and equality within SGA and review the decisions made by the Executive and Legislative Branches.
Legislative Branch, also known as the Senate, is presided over by the Speaker of the Senate and is the voting arm of SGA responsible for passing legislation, approving appointments to other SGA positions, and providing oversight of the Executive Branch. The Senate is composed of the presidents of the Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classes, five resident senators, and two commuter senators. Legislative Branch members are encouraged to chair and sit on committees that address campus issues that affect students.
Taxicabs that operate in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie must be licensed and have a current license sticker for the current year attached to the rear bumper of the cab. Most cabs are licensed in both the City and the Town. The license requirement is determined where the taxicab picks up fares, not where fares are dropped off.
If you call a cab from Marist College to another location, the taxicab must be licensed in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
If you call a cab to pick you up at a location in the City of Poughkeepsie, the taxicab must be licensed in the City.
If you are dropped off in the City of Poughkeepsie, you have the right to receive a receipt for your fare upon request.
Taxicabs are forbidden to solicit passengers. Town of Poughkeepsie taxi drivers must stay with their vehicles at all times. The City of Poughkeepsie taxi drivers are not allowed to solicit passengers from outside the vehicle.
A City of Poughkeepsie taxicab shall not carry any other person then the first person employing the cab unless the first person consents to the acceptance of an additional passenger. The Town of Poughkeepsie does not have any similar provision or regulation for taxicabs.
Marist College has designated the Donnelly Parking Lot for taxicab companies to pick up and drop off students between 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM. This will give Security the opportunity to monitor the cabs and prevent unwanted noise (beeping) in the residence areas. You have the option to request a member of the SNAP escort service to walk you back to your residence by calling (845) 575-3000, Ext. 7627.
Please Note: Marist Security has no authority to monitor taxi licenses or take action against owners/operators in regard to violations of City or Town Laws; however, we will assist you in filing a complaint with the appropriate municipal agency. For more information about taxi service rules and regulations, visit
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the College’s Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of this College, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX. Generally speaking, the College considers non-consensual sexual intercourse in addition to any act of sexual misconduct or other gender-based offenses, including intimate partner or relationship (dating and/or domestic) violence, non-consensual sexual contact and stalking is a violation of policy. The Title IX coordinator is the designated college official to respond to reports and complaints that involve possible sex discrimination to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns, assess effects on the campus climate, and coordinate the College’s compliance with Title IX and federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination. Our Title IX Coordinator is Christina Daniele, Donnelly 120, 845-575-3000, Ext. 3349.
ZIP CAR PROGRAM
No need to have a car while you are at Marist! Marist College is a participant in the nationwide Zip Car Program. Grab a car to run errands for a few hours, the whole day or for a weekend getaway. Low hourly and daily rates with gas and insurance included. Mobile apps available. Zip Cars are located on campus, available 24/7, adjacent to the McCann Recreation Center. International student applications welcomed. To learn more or register, visit http://www.zipcar.com/marist.
The Writing Center, located in Dyson 127 offers one-on-one tutoring, free of charge, to the Marist Community. It is staffed by faculty and its mission is “to help all members of the Marist College community to become more versatile, more successful, and more self-sufficient writers.” The Writing Center can be reached on Ext. 2735.