2018 Experience

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Congratulations again on your admission to the University of Rochester! The 2018 Experience is an exclusive event for all admitted students, including transfers. Whether you can’t wait to enroll or you’re still deciding, come be a Rochester student for a day and see what the next stage of your life could be like.

The 2018 Experience will take place on:

  • Friday, March 28
  • Friday, April 4
  • Saturday, April 12
  • Monday, April 14
  • Friday, April 18
  • Monday, April 21

Register now!

What to Expect

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When you arrive, you’ll receive a complete schedule of the day’s events, including detailed descriptions of events, room locations, and times. There will be more things going on than you could possibly attend in one day! But just like with the Rochester Curriculum, what you do is up to you. Pick and choose from the offerings and make it your day. After all, it is your 2018 Experience.

In addition to these offerings, we will also provide you with a list of classes you can sit in on and with information about open offices around campus.

Parking & Directions

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Due to the large volume of visitors for the 2018 Experience, we will be parking just off the River Campus in our East River Road parking lot for all weekday events. A shuttle service will operate throughout the day to bring families to and from the River Campus. Please plan to arrive 20–30 minutes before the program begins to ensure adequate time. Directions to our East River Road parking lot will be provided in your event registration confirmation.

Visitors planning to attend our Saturday, April 12th program may park directly on campus. Directions to on-campus parking will be provided in your event registration confirmation.

Weekday Schedule

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Below is a tentative schedule of the weekday 2018 Experience programs to give you a sense of the activities in store for you. Please note that event times and types are subject to change.

TimeEvent Type
8:00 am–8:45 am Registration
Check in and receive a schedule of everything going on today.
Peruse the offerings over a light continental breakfast.
8:45 am–9:30 am Welcome to the University of Rochester
Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost for Enrollment Initiatives,
will welcome you to campus and get your day started. 
9:45 am10:45 amCampus Tour
If you haven’t yet taken a tour of campus, now’s your chance. 
Take a student-led walking tour of campus.
City Bus Tour
See a slice of what the City of Rochester has to offer. 
Space is limited; students will be given priority seating.
10:45 am11:45 amAcademics at UR
The Rochester Curriculum allows you to personalize your education to you
and your interests. Come learn about how it works and other opportunities to enrich
your academic experience, including academic support services and Study Abroad.
11:00 am2:00 pmResidence Hall Tours
Want to know what your residence hall room will look like next year?
Tours will leave on a continual basis from the lobby of
Susan B. Anthony Hall between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
11:30 am2:00 pmLunch
You’ll be eating lots of meals on campus over the next four years.
Come check out the food!
12:00 pm12:30 pm  Pre-Med & Pre-Health Professions Advising Session
The College Center for Academic Support will discussion advising and academic support
for students thinking about going on to medical school or entering the health professions.

Engineering and Applied Sciences Information & Advising Session
Staff from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will discuss advising
and opportunities within the Hajim School.

1:00 pm1:45 pmStudent Social
Get to know other students in the Class of 2018 in a casual, relaxed environment.
Current students will be available to talk about their experience as well.
Parent Session
Parents, here’s your chance to ask current students all about their experience at UR.
City Bus Tour
See a slice of what the City of Rochester has to offer.
Space is limited; students will be given priority seating.
2:00 pm2:45 pmLife at Rochester
There’s more to UR than just class. Come learn about ways to enhance your
UR experience through engagement outside the classroom.
Looking Ahead
Already thinking about the next step?
Come learn about opportunities for UR alumni, including support from
the Career and Internship Center, Alumni Relations and more.
3:00 pm4:00 pmDean’s Reception
Come mingle with the Class of 2018, current students, faculty and staff over refreshments
before you hit the road. A great chance to make some connections
and get your last minute questions answered.

Saturday Schedule

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Below is a tentative schedule of the Saturday 2018 Experience program to give you a sense of the activities in store for you. Please note that event times and types are subject to change.

We understand that it is difficult for some of our prospective students and families to visit on a weekday, and we therefore offer a Saturday program. Please note, however, that our offerings are much more limited on Saturday as there are no classes in session and all campus offices are closed.

In addition to the 2018 Experience, we will offer a special program on this day geared to younger siblings or relatives who want to learn more about Rochester. Please visit the Pre-College Experience for more information.

 

TimeEvent Type
9:00 am9:45 amRegistration
Check in and receive a schedule of everything going on today.
Peruse the offerings over a light continental breakfast.
10:00 am10:45 amWelcome to the University of Rochester
Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost for Enrollment Initiatives,
will welcome you to campus and get your day started.
10:45 am12:00 pmAcademic and Student Services Fair
Visit with academic departments and student service offices and learn more about UR.
11:30 am12:30 pmCampus Tour
If you haven’t yet taken a tour of campus, now’s your chance.
Take a student-led walking tour of campus.
11:00 am2:00 pmResidence Hall Tours
Want to know what your residence hall room will look like next year?
Tours will leave on a continual basis from the lobby of Susan B. Anthony Hall between 11:00a and 2:00pm.
11:30 am2:00 pmLunch
You’ll be eating lots of meals on campus over the next four years. Come check out the food!
1:00 pm2:00 pmCampus Tour
If you haven’t yet taken a tour of campus, now’s your chance.
Take a student-led walking tour of campus.
City Bus Tour
See a slice of what the City of Rochester has to offer.
Space is limited; students will be given priority seating.
2:00 pm3:00 pmStudent Social
Get to know other students in the Class of 2018 in a casual, relaxed environment.
Current students will be available to talk about their experience as well.
Parent Session
Parents, here’s your chance to ask current students all about their experience at UR.
City Bus Tour
See a slice of what the City of Rochester has to offer.
Space is limited; students will be given priority seating.
3:00 pm4:00 pmDean’s Reception
Come mingle with the Class of 2018, current students, faculty and staff over refreshments before you hit the road.
A great chance to make some connections and get your last minute questions answered.

Special Event Days

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Friday, March 28 program
Want to know more about diversity at UR? Then attend our March 28th program as it coincides with the University’s annual Diversity Conference. This year’s conference, “Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress”  includes a keynote address by Lee Bollinger and many other interesting workshops and poster sessions that are open to all.

 

Saturday, April 12 program 
Is your little brother or sister tagging along for the visit? Well they can learn about the college experience as well. Send them over to the Pre-College Experience (for students in grades 7–11) from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall on River Campus.

This is a great opportunity for younger siblings or family members to get questions answered by the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Office of Pre-College Programs! Our exciting event will include opportunities to:

  • Learn more about the college admissions process, financial aid, the college essay, and more
  • Hear current college students’ stories
  • Participate in mini workshops offered by Rochester Scholars
  • Explore summer programs available throughout the University community

More information about the program will be available at event day registration.

 

Friday, April 18 program
Want to know more about the current research that Rochester students are involved in? Then attend our April 18th program as it coincides with the University’s annual Undergraduate Research Exposition. The Exposition will include a symposium with twelve oral research presentations, reflecting the most accomplished undergraduate research and a Poster Presentation Fair.

Open Class Lists

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As a Rochester student, you are going to attend many classes. Now’s your chance to preview some of those classes and see what the academic atmosphere is like at Rochester. Our faculty have graciously opened some of their classes for you to sit in on. Please reference the following links for a list of open classes offered on each event date. Family members are welcome to join as well, though some classes may have limited seating.

Open Class List: Friday, March 28
Open Class List: Friday April 4
Open Class List: Monday, April 14
Open Class List: Friday, April 18
Open Class List: Monday, April 21