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NewClapWhen President John J. Hurley announced that he was lowering the college’s tuition by 23 percent, the crowd packed into Science Hall, erupted into cheers and applause! More than 400 members of the campus community turned out to hear the good news Monday at 4 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. In a bold move, President Hurley unveiled Excellence Within Reach, a new plan to reduce tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 annually to $27,000, beginning with the fall 2018 semester. The initiative is designed to make the college‚Äôs transformative Catholic, Jesuit education more accessible to all.

Relive the moment below.


The audience had the opportunity to preview the Excellence Within Reach video during the event.

The excitement continued during a news conference yesterday, Tuesday, October 3, attended by all local media outlets.

WGRZ- Channel 2

WIVB – Channel 4

WKBW – Channel 7

Spectrum News

WBFO 88.7 FM


The Buffalo News

Business First

WSYR Channel 9 (Syracuse)

The social media buzz from students, alumni and friends of the college has been overwhelming. Check out our Twitter here.

Learn more about Excellence Within Reach here.

Submitted by: College Communications