Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester
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Transitioning Back to Virtual Classes
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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College
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Meet Zophia!
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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student
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Online Learning from the Other Side
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Back to School
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My Top Ten: A Look Back at My Time at Rochester
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2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition
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Short-Term Study Abroad: The Center for Education Abroad’s Hidden Gem

10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester

When I was comparing options for college a few years ago, I always wondered what made each school truly special—in other words, the things each school offered that I couldn’t find anywhere else. After 2.5 years as a Yellowjacket, I’ve discovered even more of those qualities here than I knew about when I applied. While[…]

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Transitioning Back to Virtual Classes

This semester has been unlike any other. You’re probably sick of hearing that, but the University of Rochester has adapted to the situations best it can. A sense of normalcy has been returned through a hybrid of in-person and online classes for most of the semester. Some students have elected to complete the semester fully[…]

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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College

  Okay, I’ll start off by saying that maybe as a French major I’m a little biased. But I wouldn’t be studying French here if I didn’t love it! Nearly three and a half years into my time in college, I just keep finding more reasons to be thankful for my major. Of course there[…]

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Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student

After leaving Rochester last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was already eagerly awaiting my return to campus in the fall. However, with all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, I ultimately chose to study remotely this semester. Although I miss seeing my classmates in person, I’m thankful to say my college experience has remained[…]

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Online Learning from the Other Side

At this point, most college students have had their fair share of online learning. The University of Rochester went fully online in March and currently has a combination of online and in-person classes. However, several students, myself included, have elected to take the fall semester completely online. We’re pretty familiar with the challenges that come[…]

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Back to School

  On August 21st I stepped foot on campus for the first time in over eight months. It was good to be back, but felt very different. Maybe it was because now I’m a senior and this is my last year in Rochester. It was likely more because of COVID-19, which has transformed student life.[…]

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My Top Ten: A Look Back at My Time at Rochester

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 As my time at the University of Rochester comes to a close, I’m feeling nostalgic, and I thought I would share 10 of my favorite things I’ve experienced while being a humanities student at the U of R. 1. 24 at Todd From my first days on campus, 24[…]

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2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition

by Isabella Barbagallo, Class of 2022, Individual Winner of  the 2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition  In January of 2018, I was a senior in high school preparing to attend the University of Rochester in the fall. I had been accepted to the school through Early Decision in December, and I was thrilled to call myself[…]

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Short-Term Study Abroad: The Center for Education Abroad’s Hidden Gem

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Studying abroad is a huge part of the Rochester experience for many students: being able to go abroad in all but two semesters, programs around the world taught by Rochester faculty or with partner institutions, and a strong base of alumni who have already gone abroad are huge factors[…]

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