Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources
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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College
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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!
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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource
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HEAL at Rochester
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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student
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Getting Ready to Study Abroad
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Preparing for Next Semester: Classes
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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!
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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies

Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources

The University of Rochester offers a myriad of academic resources to help you with your course work. Being aware of these resources and taking advantage of them to the fullest can help you complete your classes with flying colors! The first person you seek for answers to your questions is your Teacher Assistant (TA). The[…]

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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College

University of Rochester. Prestigious. Heavily STEM focused, with huge draws for students in engineering, business, or pre-med. But fear not. This is not a rant about humanities vs. STEM, or the benefits of cons of any major over another. This is about something all students can benefit from—art. Not just art in the sense of[…]

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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!

For many students, choosing a major is a tough decision. Sometimes it’s the easiest choice in the world, but other times it can be difficult to pick just one thing to study. In my case, it was the latter. I eventually decided to study mathematics, but I still had a passion for biology. It seemed[…]

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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource

What is Rare Books? If you haven’t spent much time exploring the vast expanses of Rush Rhees Library, you might not ever encountered it. It’s a small library, tucked away on the second floor. But if you walk into the Great Hall, take a left, then a right, and walk to the end of the[…]

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HEAL at Rochester

Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) is one of the University of Rochester’s combined degree programs. It’s a five-year BA/BS + master’s program for students interested in epidemiology and public health. Here we speak with three HEAL students about their experiences. Can you start off by introducing yourself? What interested you in being a HEAL[…]

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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student

As a high schooler, one of my biggest questions about colleges I was interested in was what my day-to-day life would look like as a student there. Now that I’m a college sophomore, I’m happy to help answer that question for anyone standing in those shoes! Every student has their own unique ambitions, so my[…]

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Getting Ready to Study Abroad

Did you know that about 25% of Rochester undergraduates study abroad? Next semester, I’m studying abroad in Copenhagen, which I am extraordinarily excited for. Deciding where to study abroad, applying, and preparing to leave has been nearly a year in the making. Here are some things I’ve been working on to get ready to spend[…]

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Preparing for Next Semester: Classes

The process of selecting classes is sometimes a no-brainer, sometimes stressful, and always exciting because of all the new things you’ll get to learn and subjects you’ll get to explore. As a first year, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been so long since I picked my very first college classes here. Although this[…]

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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!

At the University of Rochester, Wilson Commons is one of the main sites of the student union; a place to meet up with friends, catch a meal, and relax. Food Wilson Commons is home to The Common Market, Rocky’s Sub Shop & Lounge, and The Pit. The Common Market has a vast selection of candy[…]

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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies

If you are interested in and/or care about the environment, the University of Rochester has options for you! I’m going to be focusing on environmental health, environmental humanities, environmental science, and environmental studies in this post because distinguishing between them can be challenging at first. How do you choose which one is right for you?[…]

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