Archive - November 2017

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What It’s Really Like to Join a Sorority
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Forever GI Bill: Changes to Veteran Education Benefits
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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!
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Rochester Public Market
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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central
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Advice from Peer Advisers
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Make Yourself At Home
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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students

What It’s Really Like to Join a Sorority

With over thirty fraternities and sororities on campus and a quarter of students joining them, Greek life at the University of Rochester is definitely present and growing. Fraternities and sororities may sound familiar to most American students, but for those who come from a different cultural background, it may be their first time hearing about Greek[…]

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Forever GI Bill: Changes to Veteran Education Benefits

It’s been an exciting year! The Veterans and Military Services Office learned about changes to veteran educational benefits after attending the National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators’ (NAVPA) annual conference. Besides learning about educational updates on the Forever GI Bill, we attended Campus Leadership tracks that provided useful information on what other institutions are doing[…]

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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The Meliora Humanities Seminars (Meliora Seminars for short) are an exciting new program at Rochester. Capped at fifteen students and exclusively for first-years, these courses are unlike any other. They are all interdisciplinary, integrate community-engaged and community-aware aspects, and provide a close-knit classroom atmosphere in which students make discoveries[…]

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Rochester Public Market

On Saturdays in the early fall and late spring, students can take a shuttle ride from Rochester’s campus to the Rochester Public Market. Last Saturday I took advantage of this to get some fruit to keep in my residence hall. At 8:30 am, I got on the shuttle with one of my friends and after half an hour I[…]

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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go abroad? Are you struggling with calculus and don’t know where to get help? Or are you finding it hard to adjust to college, or maybe even find a job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place![…]

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Advice from Peer Advisers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know Rochester has a great peer-to-peer advising program? Sometimes the best resource a student could ask for is another student! The College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) peer advisers are a friendly team of seniors who’ve overcome numerous challenges, faced countless decisions, and discovered so much about[…]

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Make Yourself At Home

Fall in Rochester is a season of dramatic change. The leaves are starting to turn from green to red, the air itself is getting cooler in anticipation of the winter to come, and first-year students like me are starting to really warm up to their new home. Let me tell you a secret. Before arriving[…]

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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students

The University of Rochester defines a first-generation student as a college-bound individual whose parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Are you a first-generation student headed to college? You may feel alone, but know that you have tons of resources and support at the University of Rochester. In addition to that, here are three tips[…]

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