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University of Rochester

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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition
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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!
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Apple Picking Around Rochester
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Summer Highlights: Part Two
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Westside Farmers Market
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Service at the University of Rochester
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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach
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Out and About in Rochester
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The Rochester Promise
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Summer Highlights: Part One

Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition

Living on campus is a large part of the college fantasy that high school students imagine and parents fear. For students who decide to dorm, living on campus is typically the first time that they have been away from home long-term. At the University of Rochester, students are required to live on campus for their[…]

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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!

One of the most well known facts about Rochester is that we get an insane amount of snow. There are definitely horror stories like how we got over 24 inches of snow in one weekend or how one of the highways was completely shut down because of dangerous road conditions. However, the snowfalls are definitely[…]

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Apple Picking Around Rochester

With New York being the second highest producer of apples in the US, it seems like a no-brainer to go apple picking when you’re here. Luckily, there are several places you can enjoy this very autumnal activity not far from Rochester. Wickham Farms Last year I went apple picking here with the Quidditch team. They[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part Two

Read Part One! It’s been around three months since the end of summer, so it’s the perfect time to look back on my experience! Just to recap quickly, I spent my summer traveling back to India, conducting research in Dr. Buckley’s lab, watching cricket, volunteering at the hospital, and ultimately, hanging out with friends. I[…]

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Westside Farmers Market

Just across the bridge from campus and a few minutes down Genesee Street lies the Westside Farmers Market. The market runs on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 pm from mid-June to early October. It offers fresh local produce, prepared food, live music, bike repairs, and more. Luckily for UR students, it is easily within walking[…]

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Service at the University of Rochester

Civic engagement is a huge part of the campus culture and identity at the University of Rochester. A common misconception about Rochester students is that we stay isolated and focused on our studies or research efforts, but undergraduates alone spend over 50,000 hours every year participating, directing, and organizing civic engagement in the Rochester area.[…]

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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach

By Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 β€œThe case for the humanities is not hard to make, though it can be difficult–to such an extent have we been marginalized, so long have we acceded to that marginalization–not to sound either defensive or naive. The humanities, done right, are the crucible in which our evolving notions of[…]

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Out and About in Rochester

While there are plenty of things to keep you busy, there are also many things to do in the city. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Rochester! Go to the Strong Museum of Play The Strong Museum of Play is an interactive museum that highlights all things play and brings out[…]

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The Rochester Promise

by Kyle Insixiengmay, Class of 2022 Hi! My name is Kyle and I’m a sophomore at the University of Rochester. I’m a recipient of the Rochester Promise Scholarship, which grants free tuition to eligible graduates of the Rochester City School District (RCSD). Currently, my plan is to be a brain and cognitive science major with[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part One

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your summer, wherever you are. Whether you’re staying on campus or traveling to a new city, doing research or working at a company, or maybe just chilling at home, the summer is always a good time! In today’s blog, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to since I[…]

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