Archive - August 2016

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Mistakes Every Freshman Makes
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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor
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Rochester’s 166th Class
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Wilson Day 2016: Plug into Rochester, Connect to Your Community
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Replacing Myself: One Student at a Time
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Packing List Essentials
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Summer Readin’

Mistakes Every Freshman Makes

First year anywhere is difficult. You have to adjust to a whole new environment, befriend a group of strangers, and leave your familiar routine behind. Sometimes the change can take a toll on you and become overwhelming, but the most important thing is to always remember the reason you’ve decided to make these changes. If you’re a[…]

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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor

“What is a Resident Advisor?” Many of my freshman residents asked me this question on move-in day. When I first encountered this question, I paused and thought about my role in my hall and my recent Resident Advisor training experience. A Resident Advisor (RA) is a student employee of the Office for Residential Life & Housing Services (Res[…]

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Rochester’s 166th Class

Rochester’s 166th Class moved in this week, bringing 1,335 freshmen and more than 100 transfer students to the sunny and significantly reconstructed River Campus. The Class is half men and half women. Fewer than half are White, non-Hispanic, making Rochester’s 5,300 undergraduates overall “minority-majority.” The oldest entering student is 38, and the youngest is 15.[…]

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Wilson Day 2016: Plug into Rochester, Connect to Your Community

My summer jobs It’s hard to believe how fast the past two-and-a-half months have passed, but somehow here we are with less than one month left before school begins again. I’ve spent this summer juggling two positions at the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (the University’s office dedicated to community engagement). The first—Rochester Urban Fellows Program[…]

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Replacing Myself: One Student at a Time

By Adam Konowe ’90 Although roughly 25 years have passed since I left the River Campus for graduate school and then a career (both here in the Washington, D.C. area), I can still remember what drew me back to the University of Rochester as an admissions volunteer. It was a simple mailed pamphlet; bereft of[…]

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Packing List Essentials

Get your college packing list ready! Here are a few things you might need to add: 1. Fans The good news is the dorms are very equipped for the cold. The bad news is, during the first few weeks of school, it is very warm indoors. The solution is to bring along a fan (or two or[…]

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Summer Readin’

Summer can be a busy time for college students. For some, summer means adjusting to their very first internship or taking part in amazing research. For others, summer means waiting tables to save some money, or maybe just relaxing by the pool until it’s time to go back to school. And as for my fellow book[…]

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