Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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Are you Undecided or Multi-Decided?
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An Exploration of First-Year Resources
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Beginning of the Year Advice!
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Life as an International Student
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What are EcoReps?
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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke
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What To Do After You’re Admitted
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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Are you Undecided or Multi-Decided?

College… That magical place where you find out more about yourself, start exploring new horizons and learn to enjoy the little moments in life. Moments like your first and last game for varsity, your first and last garbage plate, and your first but not last steps into using science, knowledge, and passion to make this[…]

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An Exploration of First-Year Resources

I hope everyone is having a terrific start to their school year! Whether you’re in high school or college, the academic year has just begun! At Rochester, there are a lot of resources offered to students of all years. However, there are even more resources for the first-year students to get better acclimated to the[…]

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Beginning of the Year Advice!

Welcome, Class of 2022! Super excited you’re here. I definitely remember my first-year experience. As you get into the swing of things, I thought I would provide some advice on what to expect during the beginning of your first year. 1. You will be asked a ton of questions As you meet new teachers and[…]

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Life as an International Student

Whenever I tell people that I’m an international student, it’s always followed by an influx of questions! Where are you from? What’s it like being an international student? Do you like it here? Do you miss your family? Is it hard? Have you ever felt like an outsider?  I always take the questions in stride,[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke

Just when you thought you were finally done with stressing out about money, after all of the financial aid calculators, coin counting, and interest calculating, I’m here to tell you that it is not over once you’re in college (and it probably never will be). College and financial stability have a hard time co-existing in the lives[…]

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What To Do After You’re Admitted

If you are reading this and you have just been accepted to the University of Rochester, major CONGRATULATIONS! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck as they accept their different decisions, but of course, I am definitely going to nudge you into going to Rochester. Although I could tell you everything great about Rochester,[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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