Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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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
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Humanities for Life
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What To Do During Winter Break
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Four Tips To Make Sure Your Vote Counts In College
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Rochester’s College Town: Part One

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 “The 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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Humanities for Life

By: Bryce Davis, Humanities for Life Intern Hey, everyone! My name is Bryce Davis, and I’m a rising senior at the U of R originally from Wellsville, NY (about an hour and a half south of Rochester). At the University I’m double majoring in economics and music with a pop and jazz studies concentration. I’m[…]

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What To Do During Winter Break

Staying on campus during winter break? There’s still so much you can do! Winters at Rochester can be brutal. But that doesn’t mean your break has to be the same. If you find yourself in Rochester during a winter break, there are still lots of things that you can do! Catch up on studying. If[…]

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Four Tips To Make Sure Your Vote Counts In College

Happy election season! As a first-year in college, November likely marks the first time you are able to vote in a major election if you’re an American citizen. And if you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to exercise your civic duty and cast your ballot. But how exactly are you supposed to do that?[…]

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Rochester’s College Town: Part One

College Town is the University of Rochester’s and Medical Center’s hub for all things social, shopping, and dining. It is located at the intersection of Mount Hope and Elmwood Avenue. Students and University affiliates can take the College Town Express or the Blue Line shuttles to get directly to the heart of College Town or[…]

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