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Student Life

  1. Student Veteran in the Veteran Center on Manhattan College campus

    Manhattan College Earns Gold Status As A Military Friendly School For 2024/2025

    Faculty Directors Cite Value of Community Present Throughout the School

  2. Model UN student participants at the 2024 Conference

    Manhattan College Model UN Delegation Awarded Distinguished Delegation Award

    Team Members Represented Dominican Republic at 2024 Conference.

  3. Eric Rivera

    Manhattan College Names New Director of Residence Life Eric Rivera

    Manhattan College welcomes Eric Rivera as the new Director of Residence Life, bringing a wealth of experience from his tenure at Sarah Lawrence College and Boston College. With a focus on student development and community building, Mr. Rivera is poised to enhance the residential experience for all students, fostering a vibrant living and learning environment.

  4. Pride Center

    Pride Center Set for Grand Opening on October 11

    The center will serve as a gathering place and supportive environment for the campus LGBTQ+ community.    

  5. Yankee Stadium

    Manhattan College to Celebrate Bronx Anniversary at Yankee Stadium

    The College will be acknowledged during a special pre-game ceremony.    

  6. Mock Trial Team

    New Mock Trial Team is on the Case at Manhattan College

    The team recently participated in its first national competition.    

  7. Manhattan College Campus

    Manhattan College Receives Truth Initiative Grant and Pledges to Go Tobacco and Vape-free

    Vaping continues to be a serious health threat as e-cigarette use remains at epidemic levels.  

  8. stained glass window showing holy nativity scene on Christmas

    Merry Christmas from Manhattan College

    From all of us at Manhattan College, we wish you a Merry Christmas, blessed New Year, and a happy and healthy holiday season. 

  9. Caroline King, Emilia O'Neill, and Calissa McNeely

    New Mentoring Program Created to Support School of Liberal Arts Students

    Mentors will help reassure and assist younger students acclimating to college life.

  10. Campus Beauty

    Manhattan College to Hold Open House on Sunday, October 30  

    Prospective students and families invited to visit campus and begin exploring their Jasper journey.

  11. Rendering photo of Student Veterans Center

    Brand New Student Veterans Center to Open on Campus

    A brand new Student Veterans Center will open on the Manhattan College campus in the fall of 2022.

  12. Portrait photo of Ronald Gray

    Ronald Gray Named Vice President for Student Life

    Gray brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education.

  13. Jessie Rising posing with a Jaspers-branded softball

    Jessie Rising ’22 Named Undergraduate Valedictorian

    A biology major and captain of the Jaspers’ softball team, Rising will be the student speaker at Undergraduate Commencement.

  14. Group helping move furniture into refugees' new home

    Students and Faculty Partner with Neighbors to Resettle Family of Afghan Refugees

    Students worked with a local coalition to welcome a family of seven to the U.S.

  15. Jasper contingent marching in St. Patrick's Day parade

    Pipes and Drums Band Returns to NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Band members also appeared on NBC’s TODAY on Thursday morning.

  16. Photos of Rebecca Kranich and Doriz Yari

    Two Manhattan College Students Set to Join Virtual Encounter with Pope Francis

    As part of the current synodal process, Pope Francis will talk with college students on Feb. 24. 

  17. chinatown in new york city

    LOVE in NYC: A New Type of Journey

    LOVE Immersion: Immigration and the Lower East Side will take place in February and teaches students about New York City history. 

  18. Tim Murphy assisting someone in his job with New Orleans Dept of Health

    Tim Murphy ’10 Brings Love of New Orleans to New Career in Public Health

    After falling in love with the Big Easy during college, Murphy is making an impact in his new home.

  19. Students on campus in 2019

    Four Students in Manhattan College Players Nominated for Irene Ryan Acting Award

    Students have been nominated for a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival award.

  20. Portrait photo of Ahmid Mohammed Murtada

    Ahmid Mohammed Murtada ’22 Earns Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

    Murtada will travel to Venice, Italy, in the spring.

  21. Safe Halloween photo

    Kappa Delta Pi Gains Notice for Virtual Halloween Program

    The Education and Health honor society is recognized for its efforts in the community.

  22. Collection of voting pins

    Manhattan College Community Recognized for Getting out the Vote

    Washington Monthly includes Manhattan on its list of colleges that do the most to turn students into active citizens.

  23. close up of many pumpkins in a field

    Upcoming Halloween Events Near Campus

    Discover the best Halloween events near Manhattan College for students on a budget.

  24. Collage of Students

    Internships Help Manhattan College Students Find Desirable Career Paths

    Manhattan College students share their summer internship experiences.

  25. Kennedy Center logo

    Manhattan College Players Earn Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award

    The Players performed The Laramie Project, which chronicled the life and death of Matthew Shepard.

  26. baseball game in gaelic park

    Campus Activities for Students Thrive Despite Pandemic

    Student Life departments have hosted exciting events in unorthodox ways.

  27. woman with arms folded

    5 Stretches for Stress Relief from a Physical Therapy Alumna

    A former student in the School of Education & Health shares wellness advice and reveals which Manhattan College experience inspired her physical therapy career.

  28. Matt Padre holding his baseball bat

    Matt Padre Selected as Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

    Padre, an accounting major, is on track to graduate in May of 2021 and carries a 3.94 grade point average.

  29. Student meeting mentor

    A Career Mentor Program Builds Personal Connections, Too

    A remote environment is allowing Manhattan College students and alumni to connect in unexpected ways.

  30. van cortlandt park on a sunny fall day with leaves on trees turning orange

    Top 6 Places to Study and Relax on Campus

    Visit these scenic outdoor locations near Manhattan College for an escape from city living and breath of fresh air.

  31. Portrait photo of Eunice Nazar

    Eunice Nazar ’22 Named One of 212 Newman Civic Fellows Nationwide

    Nazar has interned at Mekong NYC in support of the Bronx community.

  32. Luke Hanson holding a lacrosse stick

    Luke Hanson Selected as One of 20 Nationwide Nominees for Senior CLASS Award

    The men's lacrosse standout and current graduate student has earned a 4.0 GPA in three semesters.

  33. Shayla Gramajo wearing mask

    Shayla Gramajo '22 Advocates for Students and Patients During the Pandemic

    A biology major and chemistry minor, Gramajo is gaining first-hand healthcare experience.

  34. Courtney Warley taking a jump shot in basketball game

    Courtney Warley ’21 Named One of 30 Nationwide Nominees for Senior CLASS Award

    A double major in finance and management, Warley is one of the top players on the women’s basketball team.

  35. Campus quadrangle

    Top 40 Under 40: Matt Sweeney ’21 to Earn Irish Echo Award for Community Leadership

    The Manhattan College senior has spearheaded a number of initiatives on and around campus.

  36. Misty copeland

    Misty Copeland to Begin Spring Lecture Series on February 1

    The famous dancer is joined at the College virtually this spring by an Olympic gold medalist and well-known model turned activist.

  37. Aerial photo of campus

    Manhattan College to Commemorate Black History Month

    Eight events are scheduled to take place during February.

  38. Students on campus in 2019

    Manhattan College Players Earn Recognition for Virtual Performance of The Laramie Project

    The production was chosen as one of the top 10 plays in the region.

  39. De La Salle statue on campus

    Lasallian Higher Education Network Focuses on Advocacy and Social Justice

    The group is providing leadership opportunities for young people engaged in justice work across the region.

  40. students wearing masks sitting at table at the campus club fair on a sunny day

    New Clubs on Campus

    In the fall of 2020, three student organizations received official club status from Student Engagement.

  41. Student veterans talking in 2018

    Manhattan College to Take Part in Veterans Day Events

    Stephen Kaplan, Ph.D., was honored by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and BronxNet will air a panel on Veterans Day.

  42. woman with face mask holding hand sanitizer bottle

    One Manhattan Ambassadors Encourage Healthy Habits on Campus

    During their service hours, student and employee volunteers deliver face masks, hand sanitizer and reminders on the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  43. woman wearing mask with eyes closed while sitting in cross legged position outside

    Pandemic-Friendly Activities On Campus

    Here are five things students can do on campus to enjoy time with each other while also prioritizing being outdoors and safely socially distanced.

  44. WRCM radio board

    On-Campus Radio Station WRCM Returns to Manhattan College

    WRCM is giving Manhattan College students the opportunity to broadcast to a large audience.

  45. van cortlandt park on a sunny fall day with leaves on trees turning orange

    Top 6 Outdoor Spaces Near Campus

    Visit these scenic outdoor locations near Manhattan College for an escape from city living and breath of fresh air.

  46. female student hanging fairy lights along dorm room wall

    Back to School Essentials for 2020

    Top picks for the dorm room, plus studying essentials and more from students at Manhattan College.

  47. Counseling Center door open showing the inside.

    8 Tips and Resources for Mental Health

    Remote and on-campus options for student support, including helpful advice for mental health from Manhattan’s counseling and therapy expert.

  48. campus quadrangle with green trees above walkway

    Virtual Programs Continue this Summer at the College

    The College is hosting virtual events and programs throughout the summer for incoming and current students, and alumni of all class years.

  49. woman filling out paperwork while sitting at table with another person

    Micro-Internships Help Students Gain Career Experience Remotely

    The Center for Career Development has launched a program to connect students with project-based work opportunities during the summer.

  50. Manhattan College singers performing virtually from home in split screen.

    Performing Arts Students Create Music Videos From Home

    Manhattan College Singers, Players and Jazz Band deliver end-of-semester performances virtually in new YouTube video series.

  51. leon wu wearing military uniform

    ESports Popularity Soars During Remote Learning Period

    The College’s eSports program has gained 65 members since its launch in January.

  52. members of student newspaper the quad holding up newspapers

    The Quadrangle keeps students informed during COVID-19

    The student-run campus newspaper delivers news online and on social media during the pandemic.

  53. Isabel Quinones in the library

    Graduating senior Isabel Quinones '20 (B.S./M.S.Ed.) shares a love letter to Manhattan College

    The childhood/special education major reflects on her time at Manhattan, showing gratitude for all that has been and looking forward to the future.

  54. Shirell Gross portrait photo

    Shirell A. Gross to Address Students During Black History Month

    A former Fortune 500 executive, Gross will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

  55. Two students dressed for success analyzing a folder of employers at the Manhattan College STEM Career fair in Kelly Commons.

    5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job or Internship

    From the office of Career Pathways, here's how to prepare for upcoming Manhattan College career fairs.

  56. Crowd at 2019 De La Salle dinner

    Jaspers Baseball Returning to Van Cortlandt Park in 2020

    Manhattan’s baseball team will once again play steps away from campus.

  57. Manhattan College marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade

    Manhattan College Receives St. Patrick’s Day Parade Awards

    The Pipes and Drums band and Gaelic Society were honored by the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation.

  58. Students holding signs supporting issues in Washington, D.C.

    Students Join Lasallian Peers at Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

    The group worked with other Lasallian students and organizers to advocate for social justice in the Catholic faith tradition.

  59. EVAC art gallery at O'Malley Library

    Veterans Success Programs Expand at Manhattan College

    A look back at the illustrious history of military and veteran success at Manhattan College.

  60. EVAC art gallery at O'Malley Library

    Manhattan College to Present Veterans Gallery at Flatiron Building

    Manhattan College partnered with the EVAC Project (Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration) to bring the portraits of veterans from multiple generations and all branches of service to the Flatiron Building for public viewing.

  61. ESPN mobile production unit outside Draddy Gymnasium

    Tips for Perfecting Your Manhattan College Application

    From the office of Admissions and Financial Aid, here’s advice on how to submit an application to Manhattan College that stands out.

  62. Samson Usilo walking across stage at graduation

    Manhattan Tops Among MAAC Schools in NCAA GSR Report

    Twelve Jasper athletics teams posted perfect scores in the Graduation Success Rate, measured by the NCAA.

  63. ESPN mobile production unit outside Draddy Gymnasium

    Manhattan College to Broadcast All 27 Home Basketball Games on ESPN Streaming Services

    Students in the College’s sports media production concentration will be part of the game-day crew.

  64. woman with halloween makeup stands with boy in white outfit on stoop in halloween costumes

    A College Student’s Guide to NYC in the Fall

    Five ways to celebrate autumn in the city.

  65. Men's soccer players sitting at lockers in Gaelic Park Athletic Center

    Gaelic Park Athletic Center Gives Student-Athletes New Space

    The facility, which includes locker rooms, office space and a training room, is home to Manhattan's Jasper teams competing at Gaelic Park.

  66. woman with hijab holding ice cream next to woman with black shirt in front of glass door

    Fair Trade Month at Manhattan College

    From October 9-30, the College will host events celebrating fair trade on campus.

  67. Manhattan College campus in the spring of 2019

    Princeton Review Includes Manhattan College Among Its 385 Best Colleges

    Students say Manhattan College's New York City location can’t be beat.

  68. AFROTC change of command in Leo Hall

    Lieutenant Colonel Paula Kelly to Lead Air Force ROTC Detachment

    Kelly oversees all operations and policy for the detachment hosted at Manhattan College.

  69. Students inside Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center

    #300LaSalle: The Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center

    Throughout the year, the Manhattan College community will reflect on the meaning of the Lasallian tradition.

  70. Emma Kaishian receives the Gunn Medal from President Brennan O'Donnell

    Emma Kaishian ’19 Awarded Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Alumni Medal

    The Gunn Medal is one of the College’s highest undergraduate honors.

  71. Autumn Herndon facing camera

    Autumn Herndon ’19 Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Panama

    The international studies major will travel to Panama this summer.

  72. Sherry Swartwout with son

    #300LaSalle: Mechanical Engineer, Student Veteran Sherry Swartwout ’19

    Throughout the year, the Manhattan College community will reflect on the meaning of the Lasallian tradition.

  73. Students coming and going near O'Malley Library

    Story to Tell Series Brings Together Different Perspectives in One Night

    Eleven individuals will share their stories in an intimate setting on Thursday, April 25.

  74. Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaboration logo

    Art Exhibit at Manhattan College Showcases Veterans’ Experiences

    The exhibition will open on Wednesday, April 10 and is open to the public through mid-June.

  75. Rabea Ali in front of John Baptist de La Salle statue

    Rabea Ali '20 Named Newman Civic Fellow

    Ali is one of 262 students nationwide to receive this award.

  76. students standing behind flint sign in grass

    Standing Together with Flint

    A winter break volunteer experience in Michigan helped business student and graduating senior Olivia Gartland understand the reality of the Flint water crisis.

  77. Brother Jack Curran with students in Kelly Commons

    Manhattan College a Tight-Knit On-Campus Faith Community

    Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., is spotlighting on-campus faith communities in a new book.

  78. students posing together in group

    10 Things to Love About Jasper Life

    Being a Manhattan College student comes with a lot of perks.

  79. An image of train show at New York Botanical Garden

    Holiday Festivities in New York City for Students on a Budget

    The city comes alive each season with fun and affordable ways to enjoy the holidays.

  80. 300 years of the Lasallian Mission

    Celebrating 300 Years of the Lasallian Mission

    The Manhattan College community dedicates a community artwork to commemorate the life and legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle for the Tercentenary.

  81. Matthew Billings prior to New York City marathon

    Graduate Student Completes NYC Marathon in Ongoing Service Effort

    Matthew Billings carries on the Lasallian mission through running.

  82. Student at club fair

    The Top 5 Things All Manhattan College Students Should Know

    From Yelping the greatest slice of New York City pizza near campus to balancing your academic and extracurricular interests.

  83. 2018 W.I.S.E. Participant Mikeisha Kelly at work for Rubenstein Public Relations in New York City

    NYC Summer Internship Program Prepares Students for Career Success

    In its inaugural year, the W.I.S.E. (Women Inspiring Successful Enterprise) professional development summer internship program was a resounding success.

  84. Alannah Boyle receiving Gunn Alumni Medal

    Gunn Medal Goes to Alannah Boyle ’18 for Her On-Campus Leadership, Service

    The Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Alumni Medal is known as Manhattan College’s most prestigious undergraduate award.

  85. Photo of Ryan Quattromani, Micaela Bishop and Jean Rincon

    City Council Recognizes Students for Efforts in Neighborhood Relations

    Micaela Bishop ’18 and Ryan Quattromani ’18 have worked closely with the surrounding community.

  86. An image of a group of students posing together on campus.

    College Volunteers Lead City-Wide Outreach During Mission Month

    Students and faculty spent the month of April volunteering in New York City. In doing so, they carried out the Manhattan College mission, which inspires us to lead and serve our community.

  87. An image of waffles and other food items at Corner Cafe, a restaurant in Riverdale.

    Riverdale’s Best Coffee for College Students on a Budget

    Delicious and affordable coffee does exist in our Bronx neighborhood, and here’s where to find it.

  88. New York City during day time

    Top Five Spring Activities for College Students in New York City

    After winter has gone, students have lots of things to do in New York City each spring.

  89. Students holding Pipes and Drums banner.

    Manhattan College Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2018

    A lively contingent of Manhattan College alumni, faculty and friends marched along Fifth Avenue on Saturday, March 17, in the 257th annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  90. Student on LOVE trip with infant

    Top Five Alternative Spring Break Plans for Manhattan College Students

    While some students hit the beaches for a week in March, others travel to offbeat locations.

  91. Crowd laughing at Scatterbomb performance.

    Laughing Their Way to the Top: College Students Find Confidence in Comedy

    Students involved in the extracurricular improvisational comedy troupe Scatterbomb develop the social prowess to excel both personally and professionally.

  92. Photo of food at January 2018 event

    Student Life Groups Use Social Media Sharing to Combat Food Waste

    Student Life departments take to Twitter, Instagram to alert students of available food.

  93. Ignatian Family Teach-In

    Students Advocate on Capitol Hill for Social Justice Reforms

    The group came together with other young people to address timely issues in the context of Catholic faith tradition.

  94. Community cleanup day

    Students Launch Community Cleanup Day in Riverdale

    Nearly 100 Manhattan College students canvassed Riverdale on Nov. 5 to clean up adjacent streets.

  95. Chris Hayes

    Chris Hayes Visits Campus on November 8

    The Emmy-winning MSNBC host is the second speaker in the College's Annual Student Engagement Lecture Series.

  96. Rome, Italy

    New Semester-Long Study Abroad Program Offered in Rome

    The new program will bring together students from six Lasallian colleges and universities.

  97. Fuerza Latina

    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to Speak at Latino Heritage Month Kickoff

    The event will serve as the start of a monthlong celebration.

  98. Ndaba Mandela, Chris Hayes

    Manhattan College Welcomes Ndaba Mandela, Chris Hayes to Campus This Fall

    Mandela and Hayes will kick off the annual Student Engagement Lecture Series.

  99. Nicholas Jurek and family

    Student Veteran Nicholas Jurek Honored at Yankee Stadium

    The Manhattan College student and former Marine was the Veteran of the Game on Aug. 1.

  100. Veterans in caps and gowns

    Student Veterans Build Community Centered Around Success at Manhattan College

    A homegrown Veterans Success Program has provided a way for student veterans to acclimate to college life and find their place among peers.

  101. Students at the top of Rockefeller Center

    Top 5 Reasons to Join Arches

    The Arches program is the premiere living-learning community for first-year students at Manhattan College. Here’s why you should join.

  102. compost crew works in the lee hall garden

    Growing Community Shrinks Campus Footprint

    With support of college and greater NYC community, Therese Kelly ’17 launched a closed-loop organic waste recycling program on campus.

  103. Tags on a map

    Mapping Memories: The Class of 2017 Looks Back on Defining Moments

    As their time at the College comes to an end, the Class of 2017 plots points on a map of the world — from Riverdale to Reykjavik — to share with us where their favorite Jasper moment took place.

  104. Kelly Commons

    Manhattan College to Hold Inaugural Women’s Lasallian Conference

    The conversation on Friday, April 7 will center on sexual assault prevention and incorporating mission-based ideals and values.

  105. St. Patrick's Day parade

    Manhattan College Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2017

    Manhattan College was well represented during the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade, beginning with an appearance on NBC's TODAY.

  106. Students in a NYC courtroom

    Leadership Intensive Focuses on Civic Engagement in New York City

    In its first year at Manhattan College, LeadWeek 2017 exposed students to how the city works and the people impacted by public policy.

  107. student creates clothing line with sewing machine

    Entrepreneurial Students Dream Big by Starting Small

    With New York City’s startup culture as a backdrop, Jaspers form a hub of creativity and innovation right here, on campus.

  108. O'Malley Library

    Manhattan College Develops Intensive English Language Program

    The program helps introduce foreign-language speakers to campus life in the United States.

  109. Veterans Day parade

    Manhattan College​ Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools List

    The College continues to be recognized as a top college for veteran students.

  110. Student-athletes at breast cancer walk

    Manhattan College Teams Leading the Way in Community Service

    The Jaspers’ Athletics department is among nation’s best.

  111. Will Reeve, Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Jason Collins

    Will Reeve, Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller and Jason Collins Kick Off Annual Lecture Series

    The fifth annual Student Engagement Lecture Series begins on Thursday, Sept. 8.

  112. Manhattan College students

    Manhattan College Featured in the Princeton Review Book, The Best 381 Colleges –2017 Edition

    Manhattan is also recognized as one of top colleges in the Northeast.

  113. Natalie Heinitz Gunn Medal

    Natalie Heinitz ’16 Receives Joseph J. Gunn ’30 Alumni Medal

    A communication and government double major, Heinitz is recognized for her leadership and service to the College community.

  114. Ali Isabella '19

    Freshman Singer-Songwriter Poised to Break into Global Pop Music Scene

    A budding pop star on two continents, Ali Isabella ’19 is studying the business of music at Manhattan College.

  115. Hayden Greene

    Hayden Greene Joins College Staff as Director of Multicultural Affairs

    Greene has 20 years of higher education experience in various student-centered roles.

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    Manhattan Students Bond Over Similar Interests in New Residence Life Communities

    New Common Interest Communities bring together like-minded residents.

  117. Top 10 places to get food

    Top 10 Places To Eat In and Around Riverdale

    With more than 24,000 restaurants, delis and eateries in New York City to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Luckily, the Riverdale area houses many top-rated restaurants heralding a wide range of cuisines and dining experiences.

  118. lasallian leaders in camden

    Russian Muslims Share Their Experiences with MC Students and Faculty

    In an effort to combat anti-Islamic propaganda, the College welcomed a Russian delegation working to advance the rights of Muslims in Russia. Students, faculty and administration joined them for a campus tour and roundtable discussion in O'Malley Library.

  119. lasallian leaders in camden

    Lasallian Leaders Camden Retreat Sparks Hope with Simple Acts

    Manhattan College’s Lasallian Leaders who were in town as part of a three-day service retreat with De Sales Service Works this fall. By cleaning streets and renovating parks, 16 students worked to instill hope in a community where potable drinking water is scarce.

  120. Highline, NYC

    Top 10 Things To Do in NYC on a Student Budget

    One of the best things about Manhattan College is being in New York City! Living in the city that never sleeps means that Jaspers are never at a loss for things to do or see. Here are some of the top NYC experiences that a Manhattan College student can have, without breaking the bank.

  121. Campus Flowers

    Students Build Gardens Across Campus to Provide Food for Dining Halls

    Gardens on the rooftop of the parking garage and next to the residence halls produce food for campus cafeterias and provide hands on learning experiences for students.