Category - Pre-College Programs

University of Rochester

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Pre-College Programs: The Best Summer of My Life
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Meet Our 2015 Pre-College Counselors
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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed
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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic
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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience
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Around the World in Two Hours Flat
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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding
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Meet Our 2014 Pre-College Counseling Staff
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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!
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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus

Pre-College Programs: The Best Summer of My Life

Like one of my favorite celebrities Zooey Deschanel from 500 Days of Summer once said, “Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” I couldn’t agree more. Yes, summer is the season full of laughter, sunshine, and love. However, over my past nineteen summers, summer 2014 is the best of my life so far, because I[…]

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Meet Our 2015 Pre-College Counselors

Written by Stanley Martin, Graduate Head Counselor, Pre-College Programs Hello families, my name is Stanley Martin and I’m currently a mental health counseling graduate student at University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. I am the Graduate Head Counselor for Pre-College Programs 2015 and I’m elated about the opportunity! In just a few weeks, we[…]

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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed

By Mark Wiest, Pre-College instructor for Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed Lady Helen is tucked away at her winter moorage where she is protected by the wind and ice coming in with this latest storm. Soon enough, the ice will melt, the sun will come out, and we will be working hard[…]

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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic

By Dr. Michael Jarvis, Pre-College instructor for “Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic“ Indiana Jones? Lara Croft? Amateurs! Come learn how historical archaeology is really done through participation in a two-week excavation on Smiths Island, Bermuda. Our sites date to the very dawn of English colonization (1610s) and are almost as old[…]

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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience

While the Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Rochester is busy finalizing logistics and exciting new offering for next summer, we wanted to share the experience of one student who was nominated and invited to participate as a Pre-College Summer Fellow. Genna H., Charlotte Latin School Check out the video Genna made as[…]

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Around the World in Two Hours Flat

Written by Sophie Zhang, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor During this summer's Pre-College sessions, our very own counselors held the first of three "Around the World" programs. Our Pre-College Counselors (PCC) come from, and have studied in, many countries across the world; therefore, we decided that we could use this summer to[…]

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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding

Written by Joseph Orman, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor and Pre-College Programs alumnus As a Pre-College alumn, if there was one word I would use to describe the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this year, it would definitely be “different.” From new courses offered, to new activities, to new staff and students,[…]

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Meet Our 2014 Pre-College Counseling Staff

Written by Ellie Law, Graduate Head Counselor, Pre-College Programs In just over a month, Pre-College Programs 2014 will be underway! As Graduate Head Counselor for this summer, I am looking forward to meeting all of the summer students and introducing them to our 15 amazing Pre-College Counselors. The counselors this summer are a fantastic reflection of[…]

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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!

Today's guest blog post is by Jaclyn Capita, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. She attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs four years in a row, participating in the Rochester Scholars (2010, 2011, 2012) and Mini Med School (2013). I have been participating in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs since I was a freshman and I have[…]

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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus

At Rochester, we're continuing our efforts to appeal to the IB community and to communicate what a good match we think we are for students who complete the IB Diploma Program. We're continuing to learn how best to work with students, parents, guidance counselors, teachers, and IB coordinators to understand as much as we can[…]

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