For more information about student life at St. John Fisher College, visit the College’s Student Life website.
On the intercollegiate level, men compete in twelve varsity sports: basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, football, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, rowing, lacrosse, and volleyball. Women compete in twelve varsity sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, golf, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, field hockey, rowing, and lacrosse. Cheerleading is also considered a varsity sport and open to men and women.
Participation in intramural athletics is open to current students not competing in the same sports at the varsity or junior varsity level. Intramural competition is available each semester.
The Athletic Center houses a 30,000-square-foot open-span, multipurpose field house which hosts all the indoor intramural leagues, student recreational activities, and varsity team practices throughout the school year. The center also houses a two-tier fitness room and a weight room, A 19,000-square-foot addition to the Athletic Center houses varsity locker rooms, a training room, and fitness facilities. An all-weather, lighted, artificial-turf stadium allows for all-season and night-time play for intercollegiate contests, practices, and intramural activities.
The Polisseni Track and Field Complex features a grandstand that seats over 1,000 fans, team locker rooms, public restrooms, and a press box. The lighted complex has an eight-lane, 400-meter competition track, which surrounds a natural grass multipurpose playing field.
On the south campus is Dugan Yard, one of the finest collegiate baseball facilities in New York State; a softball field; track and field throws space; and two grass fields, providing opportunities for intramural leagues, recreation, and practices.
Clubs and Organizations
Fisher is proud of its more than 70 student organizations. Each semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Campus Life hold an Involvement Fest with dozens of informational tables and enthusiastic student groups ready to recruit new members. Students will find many opportunities to pursue their interests, and new organizations form as students have the desire to create them. Membership and participation in all student organizations are open to all full time undergraduate students.
In addition to Involvement Fest, students can connect with clubs and organizations on campus by visiting FisherSync, our club management system. Current Fisher students can log on to FisherSync to learn about campus resources, see calendar of events, and meet club officers.
Fisher Dining Services offers several options for dining on campus. All venues accept board meal plans, Cardinal Cash, cash, and major credit cards. Current hours of operation, menus, monthly newsletters, and calendars are posted on the dining services website.
The two main dining locations on campus are Ward-Haffey Dining Hall and Murphy Dining Hall. Ward-Haffey Dining Hall is open seven days a week and offers dine-in “all-you-care-to-eat” meals. Murphy Dining Hall is open five days a week and offers dine-in “all-you-care-to-eat” breakfast and dinner.
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.
Located in Michaelhouse, Cardinal Café offers a variety of Grab & Go foods with healthy eating in mind, paninis, smoothies, and fresh baked goods to compliment Starbucks Coffees. Cardinal Café is open for late night seven days a week.
The Fishbowl, located in Michaelhouse, offers the perfect place to hang out with friends and enjoy a burger, fries, milkshake, or sandwich. Fishbowl is open 7 days a week.
The Pioch Commons Café offers a convenient Grab & Go location featuring Finger Lakes Coffees, and favorites from Cyber and Cardinal Cafés. Open five days a week.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) offers a variety of services designed to support the student experience. SGA provides students with a means for expressing their views; co-sponsors programs to improve the cultural, social, and physical welfare of students; and provides a form of government for the supervision of student activities. All registered undergraduate students of the College are members of the Student Government Association.
Officers who are elected annually in the spring by students carry out the executive and administrative functions of the SGA. The director of campus life is the official College advisor to the Student Government Association.