Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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Inside Dorm Life
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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)
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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus
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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means
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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee
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How to Succeed at Living in a Triple
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How to Ace Your First Year of College
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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central
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Advice from Peer Advisers

Inside Dorm Life

The idea of living with a bunch of new people and even a strange roommate or two can be pretty intimidating. And while it may be a drastic change from your life at home, life in a residence hall is still pretty awesome. PROS Community I never thought that, as an introvert, I’d enjoy living[…]

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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)

Hi, everyone! This month’s blog is pretty special to me because I’ve been working on it for a pretty long time (ever since I thought of the punny title). As I’ve finally declared my major (biomedical engineering), I wanted to share some tips/suggestions/wise words with you all about the process of deciding your major and officially[…]

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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews

When I interviewed for the University of Rochester, it was around this time of year, except I was in New York City. Because neither of my parents owns a car, I decided to schedule an off-campus interview with the University. Here are some tips and things you should expect when doing an off-campus interview. 1. Make sure[…]

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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means

Have you ever walked into a classroom and wondered, “When will I ever need to know this?” The notion in high school is that this will make you a more rounded student with critical thinking skills, community awareness, problem-solving, etc. But let’s be honest—do I really need to know that yellow symbolizes greed and luxury in The[…]

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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee

Genesee Hall is the latest addition to the first-year housing at the University of Rochester. It opened in Fall 2017 and is currently home to 200 students, including myself. Here is a list of the perks of living in Genesee Hall!   1. Spacious rooms   Genesee Hall is comprised of single, double, and a[…]

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How to Succeed at Living in a Triple

Just when you thought college couldn’t get scarier, you find out that you are living in a triple! Speaking from experience, I can tell you that living in a residence hall room with two friends can be a really TRIumphant experience. Most students believe that living in a triple comes with nothing but drawbacks, but[…]

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How to Ace Your First Year of College

  Hello, first-year students! You have made it through over half of your first semester at the University of Rochester, and got on the “college life” roller-coaster. By now, as first-year students, you’ve figured out the best way to spend your declining money, the shortest route to your classes using the tunnels, and the finest[…]

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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go abroad? Are you struggling with calculus and don’t know where to get help? Or are you finding it hard to adjust to college, or maybe even find a job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place![…]

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Advice from Peer Advisers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know Rochester has a great peer-to-peer advising program? Sometimes the best resource a student could ask for is another student! The College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) peer advisers are a friendly team of seniors who’ve overcome numerous challenges, faced countless decisions, and discovered so much about[…]

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