Two memorials marking the tragic events of 9/11 are located on campus.
A small Memorial Garden and plaque outside the Nold Hall athletic complex honors the memory of 26 former lacrosse players from across the region who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack; many of those worked in the financial field and had offices in the World Trade Towers or were New York City firefighters or policemen responding to the scene. The memorial consists of a 3x5 granite stone flanked by two black granite towers inscribed with the names of the victims.
The second memorial celebrates the efforts of 9/11 rescue workers. The Rescue Dog sculpture outside Horton Hall was donated by Theresa Patnode Santmann, an alumna and member of the Farmingdale College Foundation. The eight-foot piece was created by well-known artist Liza Todd-Tivey. The sculpture depicts a rescue dog moving down an eight-foot I-beam toward a firefighter's helmet at the base. The accompanying garden was designed by Horticulture Professor Paul Fogelberg.