Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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Life in Anderson Tower
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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks
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Make Every Day “Day 1″
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My Evening Downtown
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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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Rochester Made Me a Leader
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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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Classes You’re Probably Taking as a Senior, Like It or Not
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High School vs. College

Life in Anderson Tower

Hello, everyone! Now that we’re well into the fall semester, I think this is a great time to introduce you all to my new home for this semester, Anderson Tower! Located “behind” the baseball field and Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls, Anderson is one of three towers that make up Jackson Court. My three favourite[…]

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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 The humanities imbued the fifth annual MEL Talks at Meliora Weekend this year. The MEL Talks are a series of research presentations by Rochester alumni and faculty, which showcase Rochester’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create—and of course, to make the world ever better. This was my first[…]

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Make Every Day “Day 1″

Never in my life did I expect to be seated in a coffee shop in downtown Rochester. To be exact, I am doing my MATLAB (matrix laboratory) homework for my audio and music engineering class while waiting to go to my piano class at the Eastman School of Music. Busy busy busy, buzz, buzz, buzz, Meliora,[…]

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My Evening Downtown

Rochester Fringe Festival Last month, my friends and I attended an event hosted by the Rochester Fringe Festival. The festival is one of the most highly attended fringe festivals in the United States, garnering more than 63,000 attendees. The festival lasts for a little more than a week, with dozens of performances held on a daily basis. We[…]

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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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Rochester Made Me a Leader

by Suman Kumar, Class of 2019 I am a junior studying mechanical engineering, but I have always had interests in the fields of development and international relations. Many people don’t see the connection between engineering and international relations. At the University of Rochester, students are encouraged to think about the overlap between fields that seem[…]

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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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Classes You’re Probably Taking as a Senior, Like It or Not

Are you a first year who has just figured out what classes you’re taking and you think you’re ready to imagine what senior year is like? Or are you a senior who’s curious to find people going through the same class struggles? You have found the right article! Below I will describe some of the classes[…]

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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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