Archive - 2017

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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
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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life
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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester
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Dance Culture at Rochester
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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour
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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load
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Life in Anderson Tower
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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks

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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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life

If you’re an international student, coming to study in the United States can sometimes feel like you’ve just been transported onto the set of a movie. The picturesque and idyllic campus here at the University of Rochester only propagates this, and so sometimes international students can feel out of place. A course called CAS 170 was[…]

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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester

Hello! My name is Sammy Cheng, and this is my first official blog post. I have moved into the beautiful residence hall known as Susan B. Anthony Halls. My career at the University of Rochester has just begun, but memories have already been made. In the first week at Orientation, a variety of informational sessions[…]

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Dance Culture at Rochester

by Sarah Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know there are about eighteen student dance groups on campus? And each one is unique and powerful in their own way! Together, they create a strong creative community of individuals who just love to move and dance together. There are always dance-related events and performances going on[…]

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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour

With the season of college apps quickly approaching, now is the best time to visit schools and see the future for yourself. Most schools offer campus tour registration online, and tours are usually done in small groups led by actual students. Aside from seeing how big the school is or how pretty the campus might be,[…]

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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load

Choosing which classes I’d take my first semester in college was kinda scary, but I’m super happy with how my selection turned out. Here’s my course load: 1. PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits) 2. BCS 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science (4 credits) 3. CAS 303: EcoReps: Introduction to Leadership and Sustainability (2 credits) 4. DAN[…]

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Life in Anderson Tower

Hello, everyone! Now that we’re well into the fall semester, I think this is a great time to introduce you all to my new home for this semester, Anderson Tower! Located “behind” the baseball field and Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls, Anderson is one of three towers that make up Jackson Court. My three favourite[…]

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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The humanities imbued the fifth annual MEL Talks at Meliora Weekend this year. The MEL Talks are a series of research presentations by Rochester alumni and faculty, which showcase Rochester’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create—and of course, to make the world ever better. This was[…]

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