Nazareth College recently celebrated the arrival of its largest incoming class to date with the annual orientation Day of Service.

Students made a difference by partnering with the Red Cross to distribute and install smoke detectors and by participating in community cleanups with Habitat for Humanity among other service day contributions.

Over 600 students, including first year, transfer and international students, and orientation leaders, faculty and staff traveled to one of 31 service sites within the community.

Partnering community service sites included American Red Cross; Cameron Community Ministries; Camp Good Days; Child Care Council; Clara Barton School No. 2; CP Rochester; Discovery Charter School; EquiCenter; Faith Child Care Nursery School; Flower City Habitat for Humanity; Flower City School No. 54; Foodlink Inc.; Friendly Home; Friends & Foundation of Rochester Public Library; Genesee County Museum; Girl Scouts of Western New York; Heritage Christian Services; Hickok Center for Brain Injury; Hillhaven Nursing Home; Hillside Family of Agencies; Imagine It LLC; Kodak School No. 41; Lakeshore Elementary; Lewis Street YMCA; Mount Hope Cemetery; Never Say Never; Seneca Park Zoo; Sisters of St. Joseph; St. John's Home; the Jewish Home and Town of Penfield Community Victory Garden.