Dante Watkins

Conyers, Georgia

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What was your favorite University of Rochester tradition?

I really likedĀ Meliora Weekend because it is a time when parents, alumni, and VIPs got to come back to Rochester. There was always a wide variety of things to do such as attending concerts, symposia, and sports events. We had Sanjay Gupta, Colin Powell, and Anderson Cooper come to speak.

What was your favorite U of R memory?

Freshman Orientation. I got to meet my roommates and some other cool guys on the hall and a lot of other interesting freshmen in Sue B. who didn’t know what to expect, just like me. It was the beginning of many new friendships.

What was your favorite thing about the city of Rochester?

Wegmans. I loved this grocery store because it had EVERYTHING I could possibly want, not to mention it was near the movie theater, the mall, and a whole bunch of other stores. I went there almost every weekend. The bus was the most convenient means of transportation.

Why did you choose the University of Rochester?

When I applied to this school, I was pretty unsure as to where I wanted to go. However, after I came to visit when they invited the admitted freshmen for a weekend, I was amazed at how welcoming the students and professors were. The Tropicana celebration was also a plus.

What unique opportunities have you taken advantage of at U of R?

I worked to create a roundtable discussion with the French department on Haiti. I also had the opportunity to do some undergraduate research, to study abroad, and to apply for the Take Five program.