Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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Two Roads
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Dean Burdick’s Welcome to the Class of 2014
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Knowing Your Biology (Even When It’s Not Your Major)
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What Do You Do When You Get Rejected From Your Dream School?
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Unique Perspectives
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 1

Two Roads

It’s strange to think back to a year ago, when, around this time, I was struggling to make a college decision—and struggling is probably an under exaggeration. Much like Christine’s post, I didn’t get into my dream school (Elite U, as she so aptly puts it) and I was having trouble figuring out where I[…]

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Dean Burdick’s Welcome to the Class of 2014

By Jonathan Burdick Welcome again to the University of Rochester Class of 2014! I’m looking forward to meeting you on campus this summer and fall. As enrolling students, you will receive important information within the next few weeks about housing and dining, orientation, health care and many other facts and figures from the campus offices[…]

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Knowing Your Biology (Even When It’s Not Your Major)

By Melika Imagine this: You enter the doors of your high school, (La Guardia Arts aka the “FAME” school), greeted by the members of the Lucky Chops Brass Band, a group of students known to parade the halls during holiday season blowing on their instruments and intruding into classrooms with their performances. This mini concert[…]

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What Do You Do When You Get Rejected From Your Dream School?

By Christine When I was considering what to write about for this blog post, I thought about what time of year this is from a high school senior’s perspective. And I remembered where I was at this time last year – waiting to hear from all the colleges I applied to. If you are the[…]

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Unique Perspectives

There are some really unique opportunities at Rochester that allow our students to get the most out of their education.  The open curriculum and the courses available are not the only avenues for success.  Students at Rochester participate in research alongside world renowned professors and lead studies of their own.  Opportunities like the Portable Research[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 1

Born and raised in Boulder, CO, Carlin moved to Rochester, NY, after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. This blog post is part of a continuing series[…]

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