Keys to Student Success

First Year Experience

Adjusting to life as a college student can be an exciting, but sometimes overwhelming task. At Daemen we care deeply about the experiences our first year students have and we work hard to foster positive learning and living situations and to provide critical support for our new students.


Life as a College Student

Like many colleges we offer a wide range of services and opportunities for our first year students through Residence and Student Life. Becoming involved in positive activities on campus is crucial for personal wellness and growth. But, at Daemen we also take special care to address the transitions that take place for first year students in the classroom.

That’s why all first-year students take an Interdisciplinary Studies class – a theme-based multidisciplinary course generally taken during the first semester of the freshman year. It is designed to challenge students intellectually, build an appreciation for the core curriculum, initiate acquisition of essential competencies, introduce institutional and academic support services, and foster a sense of community throughout the campus. The course alternates between lecture and small-group discussion sections. A different theme, used to organize the content, is selected each year.

Unique Services

First-year students are also encouraged to participate in programs and events designed to aid them in their transition from high school to college, including the Peer Mentor Program, in which first-year students are paired with upper-level students who are available to provide advice on both academic and extracurricular concerns. A variety of workshops are also available throughout the year to assist students in such areas as study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, and clarifying academic and career goals.

Academic Support


At Daemen, we understand that good advising can mean everything! All students are assigned advisors who are available during registration periods and throughout the academic year to assist students within specific academic divisions. Plus, our trained Academic Support Services provide guidance on academic, personal, and social matters. They monitor our students’ academic progress, assist with their personal needs, maintain close contact with the faculty, and provide special counseling to students on academic probation.

Internship & Career Placement Services

Building a quality resume while in college can be a just the ticket you need to land a great job when you graduate. Our Career Development Center provides a wide variety of services specially geared to the vocational and self-development needs of the Daemen College community and they work hard to find quality internship and job placements for our students. Whether you need assistance figuring out what kind of career you’d best be suited for, or where to find the perfect internship, our Career Services staff will help you along the way.

The Learning Center

Get tips about how to study effectively and get the most out of your college career and learn how to be the best student you can be! The Learning Center at Daemen College is a quiet and peaceful environment that provides a variety of resources and tutoring for students in all majors. ALL students are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of the Center's free services.

Academic Coaching

We know everyone has the potential to be an outstanding student, and we want to help our students achieve their fullest potential in the classroom! That’s why Daemen offers a variety of academic coaching services including individual coaching, group sessions, and supplemental instruction for all of our students. Coaches are available for almost every course on campus and they offer outstanding assistance in writing, study techniques, learning styles, and learning strategies. Workshops in study skills, time management and test-taking are also presented during the semester. Plus OWL, our On-line Writing Lab provides students the opportunity to submit their writing electronically and receive feedback anytime and anywhere.

Enrichment Studies

Need a little refresher in reading, math or writing? Enrichment courses and/or academic coaching in reading, writing and mathematics are offered so that students can develop the literacy and numeric skills required by the academic community. A Reading and Writing Lab located in The Learning Center has a variety of materials available for students to practice specific reading and writing skills.

Special Needs

Personalized learning strategies and supplemental services are arranged for all Daemen students with special needs through our Learning Center Coordinator.

Financial Aid

A private education is within your reach!

Daemen College is committed to ensuring that all students will receive sufficient financial assistance.  Today, more than 96% of full-time undergraduate student population at Daemen receives financial assistance.

World of Opportunity Wizard

Wow! Did you know that Daemen has been recognized by the President of the United States?

Daemen College has been named to the 2008 Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction – recognized as a national leader for its service learning programs.

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David was an international student from Caracas, Venezuela. He majored in International Business and had an internship at Liberty Pumps, which eventually turned into a job.