Daemen Hosts Medaille Visit Day

By | June 7, 2023

Daemen University hosted Medaille Visit Day on Wednesday, May 31, for students affected by the closing of Medaille University

More than 40 students and their families attended the event and had the opportunity to tour campus, meet with representatives from financial aid, the registrar’s office, and student life, and have lunch with faculty from their major.

“One of the things we strive for is that our events reflect the student experience at Daemen, and I think the Medaille Visit Day was a great example of that,” said Julie Zulewski, the dean of enrollment management. “I think the thing that I was most proud of is seeing how all of our faculty came out to have lunch with the Medaille students. Our faculty could choose to teach anywhere, but they choose to teach at Daemen because they want close, personal relationships with their students and I think the time the spent listening to students at our Medaille event is a reflection of that.”

Last month, Daemen reached a teach-out agreement with Medaille after the institution announced it would cease operations. As part of the agreement, Daemen will work to exceed all institutional financial aid a student is currently receiving. It also includes the following guarantees for incoming, transfer, and graduate students:

  • It will never cost a student more to earn a degree at Daemen than they paid at Medaille
  • Daemen will transfer as many credits as possible to help a student graduate on time 
  • The university will provide preferential housing, allowing students to room with their choice of other Medaille students. 

Since then, the Office of Admissions has received about 200 inquiries or applications from Medaille undergraduate, graduate, transfer, and international students. Fourteen of those students have made deposits to attend Daemen in the fall.