Author - Patrick O'Neill

1
A Trip on the “Bee” Train
2
Walking Backward in Cardigans
3
A (Brief-ish) Introduction
4
ROC to SEA to JFK
5
Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

A Trip on the “Bee” Train

Dateline: Saturday, May 4, 10:40 p.m. at JFK Airport, New York City: “Now boarding rows 15 and higher…” Thus began the beginning of the end of another spring travel season. For me, it’s that time of the year immediately after many weeks of meeting (or seeing again) hundreds of high school seniors on campus who[…]

Read More

Walking Backward in Cardigans

Every Thursday morning from January through March, at the far-too-early-for-many-college-students hour of 7:00 a.m. (a two full hours before the earliest classes even start), a group of UR students can be seen streaming across campus from their various residence halls toward the Interfaith Chapel—where they then begin the long march down several flights of stairs[…]

Read More

A (Brief-ish) Introduction

I am a senior admissions counselor for the University of Rochester. I currently recruit students in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and New York City. So if you see a slightly shaggy-haired guy at a college fair behind a Rochester banner in one of those parts of the country . . . that would (probably) be[…]

Read More

ROC to SEA to JFK

A lot has happened in Admissions and on campus since my last post. We’ve enrolled the Class of 2015, we’ve seen the Class of 2011 graduate, and we’ve seen the beginning of construction for the new home of the Warner School of Education and Human Development. Of slightly less importance, I’ve also gotten a lot of[…]

Read More

Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

Full disclosure: I love mascots. I still remember having my Buffalo Bills plush buffalo and a Baltimore Orioles stuffed animal in my room and prominently displayed when I was growing up. For those who are wondering what a Rochester-born kid would be doing with an Orioles mascot, the Rochester Red Wings were the Orioles farm[…]

Read More