Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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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
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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

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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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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