Services and Facilities
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Fisher Dining Services offers several options for dining on campus. All venues accept board meal plans, Cardinal Cash, and major credit cards. Current hours of operation, menus, monthly newsletters, and calendars are posted on the dining services website.
The main dining location on campus is Ward-Haffey Dining Hall. It is open seven days a week and offers dine-in “all-you-care-to-eat” meals as well as Ozzi takeout meals.
Located in the Golisano Gateway, Cyber Café offers Starbucks coffees, fresh baked pastries, hot breakfast sandwiches, Grab & Go salads and sandwiches, soups, snacks, and desserts. Cyber Café is open five days a week.
Fisher Dining offers two meal exchange locations for student board meals. The Fisher Sub Shoppe in Murphy residential hall, offers subs made to order along with sides and beverages. A bagel bar is offered for breakfast including bagel sandwiches, beverages and sides. Breakfast and Lunch are available 5 days a week and dinner Monday – Thursday. In addition, lunch is available Saturday and Sunday. Located in the Michaelhouse, The SONO Grill features our Latin American cuisine, simple, fresh and made to your specifications. SONO is opened five days a week for lunch.
The Pioch Commons Café offers a convenient Grab & Go location featuring Finger Lakes Coffees, and favorites from Cyber Cafe. Open five days a week.
The OIT Service Desk, located in the basement of Kearney Hall, is the primary contact for all support issues and service requests. In addition to walk up assistance, the Service Desk provides 24/7 phone support for issues such as password resets and account access. Current hours are posted on the OIT website.
The iCardinal Office, located on the main level of Lavery Library, provides support for all iPad related issues. From connecting your iPad to Wi-Fi to broken screens, the iCardinal office provides iPad specific assistance. Current hours are posted on the OIT website.
Computer labs across campus offer access to a variety of software, including productivity and academic applications, and a variety of hardware, including PCs, Macs, printers and scanners. The Kearney Academic Computing Lab is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via card-swipe access when the University is open.
The Gaming Lab in Michaelhouse has gaming PCs as well as PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles, with a variety of titles available to play. Hours are posted in the lab, and access is available to all students via card-swipe.
The Charles J. Lavery Library meets the information needs of 21st-Century students. A blend of traditional and electronic resources covering a broad range of subjects is available to the Fisher community. The library’s print collection is complemented by an extensive offering of online scholarly resources available at Lavery Library. Information resources include over 385,000 volumes and access to approximately 60,000 print and electronic periodicals.
The library provides a variety of study venues. Individual and group study areas, a computer lab, and a floor designated for quiet study make the library a popular spot on campus for research, meetings, and instruction.
Professional librarians welcome students to the Research Help Desk during day and evening hours, answering questions via phone, email, and videoconferencing. Our librarians are information specialists committed to the academic success of all students. Their schedule is supplemented by a 24/7 Chat-with-a-Librarian service, so students can get assistance with their research whenever they need it.
The Learning Commons supports student learning, research, and use of technology. Students are able to conduct research and produce projects in one location, steps away from a Help Desk staffed by technology students and Librarians. In the Learning Commons, students have access to PC workstations, Macintosh multimedia workstations, and group workstations. Throughout the library there are additional PC workstations as well as Wi-Fi. Students may also borrow laptops at the Checkout Desk for short-term use in the library.
K-12 Resource Center
Geared toward educators and pre-service educators at all levels, the K-12 Resource Center occupies 1,250 square feet on the Lower Level of Lavery Library. The Center simulates the typical K-12 school library, and offers a range of fiction, non-fiction, school textbooks, and lesson-planning resources all aligned with NYS standards. Ample work space, combined with ready access to materials and the professional assistance of the education librarian, provides an ideal environment for project and lesson development.
Librarians welcome opportunities for instructing groups or individuals and offer current instruction in the use of all types of information sources. Classes in information literacy are taught in all subject areas using hands-on techniques and active learning.
Lavery Library Interlibrary Loan is a free service provided to the Fisher community. The library is a member of the Rochester Regional Library Council, which represents a collection of more than 3,400,000 titles. We are also a member of the IDS Project, which represents the collections of over 110 academic libraries. Lavery Library works within these two associations to swiftly provide quality resources not owned by this library. Lavery Library’s Interlibrary Loan service also extends beyond the region to obtain resources from national and international libraries.
Nursing Experiential Learning Resources
The Nursing Experiential Learning Resources at the University include the Nursing Learning Resource Center, two Health Assessment Labs, two Simulation Centers, and a Virtual Reality Simulation program. The Nursing Experiential Learning Resources at the Wegmans School of Nursing provides students with experiential learning opportunities to develop technical, assessment, and critical thinking skills that prepare them for the competencies required to provide advanced practice nursing care in clinical practice sites.
The Nursing Skills Lab is a skills laboratory equipped with healthcare related equipment, a 3-D printer, supplies and computers for electronic documentation, Medium fidelity simulation mannequins for practice of technical skills in a simulated hospital or long term care setting.
There are two health assessment labs utilized by the graduate students. The Health Assessment Labs include examination tables, computers for electronic documentation, GYN high-fidelity pelvic trainer, skill trainers for suturing, supplies, and diagnostic equipment found in the ambulatory/primary care settings.
The Wegmans School of Nursing is also home to the Glover-Crask Simulation Center, a 10,400-square foot space that mirrors a hospital unit. Center features include individual simulation rooms, community space used for home care simulations, and a control room for faculty simulation facilitation, debriefing rooms, classrooms, and faculty offices. The Glover-Crask Simulation Center provides students with access to a high-fidelity electronic health record to teach and reinforce electronic documentation, order entry, and EHR processes. The Inter-Professional Education Simulation Center housed in the School of Pharmacy, is home to the nursing primary care simulation center. This 4,000 square foot space mirrors a primary care office. Center features individual primary care simulation rooms, articulating high-fidelity mannequins, primary care task trainers, access to a primary care EHR, debriefing rooms, and facilitating rooms. It is also the home of the graduate nursing virtual reality simulation program. This program utilizes oculus quest technology to provide off-site virtual reality primary care simulation to online pathway graduate students.
Student Accessibility Services
St. John Fisher University is committed to assisting students with documented disabilities who are otherwise qualified for admission to the University, in compliance with Section 504 of the 1973 Federal Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, as amended). Students with documented disabilities (physical, learning, and/or psychological) who may need academic accommodations are advised to refer to the Student Accessibility Services website. For additional information, students may call or make an appointment with the coordinator of student accessibility services in the Student Accessibility Services Office, Kearney 300, (585) 385-5252.
The Veterans Affairs Certifying Official, located in the Registrar’s Office, Kearney 201, provides students with information and assistance relating to veterans’ benefits and concerns. The certifying official may be contacted by phone at (585) 385-8031 or by email : firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional resources for veterans, military students or their families please Student Financial Services web page. For more information on Veteran Education benefit eligibility, visit the VA online at: benefits.va.gov/gibill/ or call 1 (800) 442-4551.
The Writing Center assist students with writing tasks from all disciplines and during all stages of the writing process. Individualized service and extensive writer participation enable students to become more skillful writers. Resources include a library of style manuals, handbooks, dictionaries, workbooks, and user-friendly handouts. Computers and print outs are also available for student use during regular operating hours.