Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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5 Studying Tips for Finals
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Working On Campus: The Hows, Whats, and Whys
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My 14 Tips for Your First Year
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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy
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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?

5 Studying Tips for Finals

Hi everyone! It’s December, and we all know what that means… FINALS! If you’re like me, and get super stressed during exam times, don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you study and succeed this exam season: 1. Take breaks  This might seem unusual, but one of the most helpful things during finals week[…]

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Working On Campus: The Hows, Whats, and Whys

If you’ve ever been to campus and met any of the current students, you know that we all have a problem (a good one, but a problem nonetheless): we do too much. Most students on campus manage classes, research, clubs, leadership roles, and campus jobs all at the same time (which I find amazing)! And[…]

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My 14 Tips for Your First Year

After completing an eventful first year here at the University of Rochester, I have picked up on some tips around campus. I have also realized what has benefitted me the most throughout my year and even what I should have done. Therefore, I have a total of 14 tips for you to, hopefully, make your[…]

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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy

College is literally a big move for a lot of people. Whether you are moving into an urban or suburban community, out-of-state or upstate, or to a completely different country, college causes big changes in students living situation. If you are a high school senior looking for a place to call home next fall, you[…]

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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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