Welcome to the Class of 2018!

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Rochester! The entire University is excited to welcome you.

To understand what’s unique about the University of Rochester, a campus visit is essential. Talk to students and faculty, sit in on classes, look around, and see if it clicks. To schedule a visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (585) 275-3221 or toll free at (888) 822-2256, or go to our ‘Visit‘ page.

This site is just for new students like you. Start building your college experience early…

As always, just email us if you have any questions about making your transition to Rochester.

Pay your deposit!

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Upcoming Events

The 2018 Experience

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

May 1
$800 enrollment deposit is due for Early Notification and Regular Decision students

Enrolling Student Book arrives on your doorstep, containing your housing and dining contracts and other important forms to return, as well as details on Orientation, financing, IT, and much more.

Need to talk to someone about an upcoming deadline? email us

Four Years

The Next Four Years

Explore. Discover. Create.

At Rochester, we believe you learn what you love, and that only you should control your education. That’s what freedom means to us. It’s your education. What does it mean to you? Check out the video below to see what academic freedom means to current students:

Wondering what your course of study might look like at Rochester? You can discuss academic options in depth by contacting your academic advisor; he or she will be able to talk to you about all the exciting opportunities you can take advantage of.



Looking for choice?
We’ve got it. Lots of it. And we have all the stuff you’re used to in your own town. A handful of malls, grocery stores, and hundreds of restaurants. We’re also no stranger to recognizable names like Hollister, Best Buy, Target, H&M, and Starbucks.

But what makes Rochester unique? 
Amongst those household names above, Rochester’s marketplace offers smaller, eclectic entities that define the commerce and culture of the city—shops like The Record Archive (indie/punk/metal/hip-hop/pop on CD and vinyl, and tons of used CDs and DVDs), Parkleigh (an outrageous amount of unique gifts from local and international artists), Nick Tahou Hots (home of the original Garbage Plate; you have to see it to understand it), and Video Barn (an overwhelming selection of indie, foreign, horror, anime, arthouse, and more—right near campus!).

Like music?
Rochester’s music scene is highlighted by countless hardcore, hip-hop, metal, and jazz acts. With venues (from basements to arenas) all over the city bringing in area and national artists, there’s never a shortage of live shows. One recent show brought Gym Class Heroes and Cute Is What We Aim For to the Water Street Music Hall.

How about film?
This town is the birthplace of film. And rightfully so, filmmakers from every part of the globe come here for visiting-director series and film festivals. With unique and celebrated events ranging from the High Falls Film Festival(showcasing the work of established and emerging female filmmakers) to the ImageOut Festival (bringing films from gay and lesbian directors), Rochester never lets film lovers down. Thanks to The Little Theatre, just a short distance from campus, you won’t miss the best of today’s world and independent cinema. The Cinema Theater offers the only double-feature in town, at super-cheap prices.

As you can see, there’s always plenty to do in Rochester. And we’re just scratching the surface!

Contact Us

Contact Us

Orientation is your chance to explore campus and make new connections.
(585) 275-4414
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With its convenience to classrooms, dining halls, and student life, on-campus living is a popular choice—most students remain on campus all four years.
(585) 275-3166
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Information Technology
E-mail, voicemail, wireless, filesharing…it’s all here. If you have questions about setting up any tech services, ITS is your way in.
(585) 275-2000
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Financial Aid
Have questions about financing your education at Rochester? Connect with Financial Aid and get answers to all your questions.
(585) 275-3226

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Study groups, skills counseling, and disability support.
(585) 275-9049
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Campus Visits
You’ve visited us online. Now that you’re in, it’s time to see it firsthand. Most current students count their visits as the deciding factor in enrolling at Rochester.
(585) 275-3221
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