Eileen Stack
President's Office


Kathleen Christy
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Franciscan Hall


Western New York's most picturesque college campus in the Southtowns!

The facts say we're a four-year, liberal arts college in the Catholic, Franciscan tradition located in suburban Hamburg, NY, just outside of Buffalo.

But what makes us different is our size and style. With about 800 students, we're the right-sized environment for anyone looking to advance his or her career.

The feel at Hilbert is warm, friendly, and supportive. We want you to discover your unique interests and talents. Our caring faculty, staff and coaches will give you the individual attention you need to develop your talents and skills at your own pace.

Located 10 minutes from the bustle and nightlife of Buffalo, Hilbert's campus has new, apartment-style student residences, and modern academic, administrative and athletic facilities.


Hilbert's Mission

Hilbert College is an independent institution of higher learning that embraces its Catholic Franciscan heritage and values. Students from diverse backgrounds are educated in liberal arts and professional programs to become informed citizens committed to serving and strengthening their communities.

Hilbert's Vision

Hilbert College strives to be faithful to the deep and diverse historical foundations on which it rests. From the founding congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, we embrace the traditions of St. Francis: respect, service, hope, vision, joy, integrity, compassion, and peace. From the noble legacies of the liberal arts academy, we honor intellectual inquiry, freedom of thought, breadth of knowledge, and lifelong learning. And from our own history, we continue to reach out to students from all backgrounds. We are committed to providing them skills and resources to achieve success in a wide range of careers, recognizing that in today’s world, that entails equipping students to respond to a rapidly changing global environment.

The faculty and staff of Hilbert College are dedicated to providing students with individual attention and support while also allowing them to grow and explore new challenges. We celebrate the richness that comes from a diverse campus of individuals from many faiths and cultures. We emphasize the importance of service to our community, and we endeavor to be a voice for social justice in the world.


Hilbert College is located approximately 10 miles south of Buffalo on South Park Avenue (NY Route 62) in suburban Hamburg, NY. The most convenient way to reach South Park Avenue and the campus is via the New York State Thruway. 

Directions via NYS Thruway (I-90): 

  • Take exit 56 for Mile Strip Rd/RT-179 toward Blasdell
  • Turn right at Milestrip Rd/RT-179 W
  • Turn left at S Park Ave/US-62. Go approx. 2.25 miles, Hilbert will be on your left.

Campus Map (PDF)