Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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Make Yourself At Home
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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students
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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life
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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester
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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour
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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load
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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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8 Things I’ve Learned in My First Month at Rochester
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18 Years in the Making
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High School vs. College

Make Yourself At Home

Fall in Rochester is a season of dramatic change. The leaves are starting to turn from green to red, the air itself is getting cooler in anticipation of the winter to come, and first-year students like me are starting to really warm up to their new home. Let me tell you a secret. Before arriving[…]

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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students

The University of Rochester defines a first-generation student as a college-bound individual whose parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Are you a first-generation student headed to college? You may feel alone, but know that you have tons of resources and support at the University of Rochester. In addition to that, here are three tips[…]

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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life

If you’re an international student, coming to study in the United States can sometimes feel like you’ve just been transported onto the set of a movie. The picturesque and idyllic campus here at the University of Rochester only propagates this, and so sometimes international students can feel out of place. A course called CAS 170 was[…]

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My Journey To Arriving At Rochester

Hello! My name is Sammy Cheng, and this is my first official blog post. I have moved into the beautiful residence hall known as Susan B. Anthony Halls. My career at the University of Rochester has just begun, but memories have already been made. In the first week at Orientation, a variety of informational sessions[…]

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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour

With the season of college apps quickly approaching, now is the best time to visit schools and see the future for yourself. Most schools offer campus tour registration online, and tours are usually done in small groups led by actual students. Aside from seeing how big the school is or how pretty the campus might be,[…]

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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load

Choosing which classes I’d take my first semester in college was kinda scary, but I’m super happy with how my selection turned out. Here’s my course load: 1. PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits) 2. BCS 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science (4 credits) 3. CAS 303: EcoReps: Introduction to Leadership and Sustainability (2 credits) 4. DAN[…]

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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting a high school senior named Emma on campus. She spent a Wednesday night and Thursday morning with me to get a feel for college life at the University of Rochester. We tried our best to check out the details of our campus while also experiencing a “normal”[…]

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8 Things I’ve Learned in My First Month at Rochester

Going to college can be a pretty unnerving experience because of all the uncertainty that accompanies it. I remember having trouble sleeping the night before I left home because I didn’t know what to expect at Rochester. Since then, I like to think I’ve gotten wiser. I thought I’d impart some of that knowledge to anybody[…]

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18 Years in the Making

by Celia Konowe, Class of 2021 At age five, I sat in my first lecture hall, in awe of the built-in desks, endless rows of seats, and rotating chalkboards that seemed nothing short of magic. To my right was one of my closest family friends who, like me, was visiting campus for the first time, and[…]

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High School vs. College

Looking back on high school, I’m amazed that I had seven classes a day and had homework in all of them due the next day. High school seems so different compared to college now, but there are still many common qualities that makes transitioning from high school to college easier. 1. College may give you[…]

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