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Campus Life


Academic Advisement

Students are assigned a faculty member who serves as an academic advisor to assist them in developing an academic plan and in managing the demands of classroom and clinical activities.

Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is located on the 3rd floor of the college. The CAS has an open door policy which allows students to enter the center and speak directly with the Assistant Dean for Students at their convenience. All students are welcome in the CAS to obtain resources to enhance their learning plans to succeed in the vigorous nursing program. Students receiving academic accommodations test in the CAS. This is also the location of the Student Life Office.
Center for Academic Success services include:

  • Strategies for test taking, study skills, stress reduction, and time management
  • Resources to facilitate class preparation, note taking, and test preparation
  • Individual meetings for students who wish to talk with the Assistant Dean for Students to discuss a concern related to their learning or other aspects of their college experience

Computer Lab

Students may access computers on campus.

Crouse Hospital Cafeteria
Location: Basement level, Memorial Unit
The hospital cafeteria is open daily and offers a wide selection including hot food, sandwiches, a salad bar, snacks, desserts, and beverages. Students receive a 25% discount when they present their student ID card at the register. Student ID cards can be preloaded with monies for the purchase of food in the hospital cafeteria. Students can contact the Nutritional Services Department to register.

The College of Nursing offers locker space.

Off Campus Meal Plan

Students have the opportunity to sign up for and use the Off Campus Meal Plan (OCMP). This meal plan allows students the ability to eat at a diverse number of restaurants very close to the college of nursing.


Student parking is arranged through the Crouse Hospital parking garage staff on a semester basis. Parking options vary based on staff and student populations and the garage staff works diligently to provide the best option for students based on their schedules and availability. Discounted parking is available for those students able to car pool.

Centro, the public transportation provider in our area, maintains regular and convenient bus service to and from the Hill area. Buses drop off and pick up at the corner of Irving and Waverly avenues, in front of the Marley Education Center. They also have a number of Park-N-Ride locations across Onondaga County. Schedules are available in the Irving lobby of the hospital.

Crouse Hospital Library & Learning Commons
The library is located on the 4th floor of the Marley Education Center. It is an information center designed to meet the clinical, educational and research needs of nursing students. The collection includes over 5,000 books, journals and videos related to nursing and medicine, including 24-hour access to online databases and texts. Library services include:

  • reference
  • interlibrary loan
  • library instruction
  • online learning modules

Crouse Hospital Nurses Alumni Association
The Alumni Association promotes professional achievement, fellowship and ongoing advancement of the common interests of the hospital and the college. One way this is accomplished is through the provision of scholarship funds. The organization also grants each graduate of the college a one year paid membership. Informational newsletters are sent out twice a year. Membership for all graduates is automatic and active involvement is encouraged.

Skilled professional counselors from Crouse Hospital’s HelpPeopleSM program are available to all students at no charge. HelpPeopleSM provides professional, confidential assistance to students for personal problems that may affect academic performance such as stress, marital and family difficulties, financial problems, eating disorders, alcohol and substance misuse/abuse, sexual harassment or assault and assists students in identifying troubling issues and problems while providing access to resources that can help resolve the problems

Student Outreach
This program offers assistance to students who desire discussion or connection with another person in the event the student needs to discuss something or is feeling frustrated. Student Outreach Advocates are faculty members who students can contact and meet with for an opportunity to be heard.

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
NSNA is the official national organization for nursing students. The college provides the opportunity for students to establish an active local NSNA chapter to promote and support professionalism through various programs and educational opportunities. On the state and national levels, members work within the larger nursing community to increase awareness of professional issues.

The Pomeroy College Student Nurses Association (PCSNA) consists of student representatives from each semester who meet monthly, to promote benefits of NSNA membership, and conduct fund raising for student events.

Residence Hall

Co-ed accommodations are available. Residence staff oversees the residence hall and maintains the communication link with college staff. Crouse Hospital security officers are on premises; the residence entrance is always locked and the off-hours entrance to the building is locked and constantly monitored by a video camera.

Male students interested in housing may also search for other area options by accessing the following websites:

SUNY Medical Upstate University Library

Located in Weiskotten Hall. Extends privileges to Pomeroy CON students. Offers extended evening hours.

Student Lounge
The lounge is located on the 3rd floor at the college. Vending machines and tables for dining, as well as a sink, refrigerator and microwaves are available for use by students. The vending machines accept both cash and credit card payment. Couches, chairs, a television and piano are also located within the lounge.


Tobacco-Free Campus

Smoking and the use of any tobacco products or electronic cigarettes is prohibited in or on any part of the hospital campus including any and all remote sites within the designated boundary lines, hospital vehicles, and other hospital owned, leased or any office or program operated off site by Crouse Hospital. Smoking is prohibited within 100 feet of the hospital property.


Individuals covered by this policy include, but are not limited to, employees, patients, visitors, volunteers, physicians, residents, medical staff, contractors and vendors.


Drug Free Community

As an institution of higher education receiving federal funds, Pomeroy College of Nursing is required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 (the "Act") as amended by the Drug-Free Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (the "1989 Amendments") and in compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 to adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.