Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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Summer Before College
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Summer Chronicles: The Initial Nostalgia of Powerful Friendships
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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)
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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art
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A Semester in Door Tags, Part 2
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50 Things I Learned in College
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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs
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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman
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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour
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Why I’m Staying in Rochester After I Graduate

Summer Before College

The summer before college begins was probably one of the most emotionally contradicting times in my life. I was excited for a new experience to begin, but I was also nervous about the change. It was the first summer in my life when I did not have any assignments to worry about, but I still[…]

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Summer Chronicles: The Initial Nostalgia of Powerful Friendships

Well, there you have it: another ending is upon us. Whether it’s the end of a turbulent freshman year or walking to the end of the platform and collecting a diploma, the academic year has ended. That’s it. Bye. Or so you think. For some reason a rush of emotions begins to swell and suddenly[…]

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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)

The summer is fast approaching, and you know what that means? It’s time to make plans to spend these 105 days productively! Whether you’re staying on campus, going back home, or traveling to a whole new destination, here are some things you can do to make this summer count!    1. Get a job or an[…]

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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art

by Valev Laube, Class of 2018 I am an Estonian-born graphic designer, digital artist, and musician. I’m an alumnus of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy, and a current student of the University of Rochester. My works have been exhibited in the United States and Canada. My most recent projects include a music video for the Estonian-Finnish indie-pop[…]

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A Semester in Door Tags, Part 2

Read Part 1! Spring semester has come to an end, and as I am preparing to move out of my freshman dorm, I can’t help but to mull over my first year here at the University of Rochester. Spring semester, briefly described, was a whirlwind; I honestly feel that it was only yesterday that I moved[…]

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50 Things I Learned in College

In October 2013, I wrote my first blog post for the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions. I’d been a Rochester student for just over a month and was still acclimating to campus, establishing friendships, deciding what to major in, and finding out what it meant to be a Rochester student. Since then, I have[…]

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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs

For the first two years of college at Rochester, you are required to stay on campus. As a freshman, this is either in one of the four buildings on the Freshman Quad (the Quad), or one of the four wings of Susan B. Anthony Halls (Sue B.). So, to help you get acquainted with your[…]

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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman

As a rising senior, the Residential Life website suggests that all doors are wide open: I may live in the fancy new apartment complex that is Brooks Crossing, or the much-praised Riverview Apartments on the other side of the Genesee River. Thus, on Monday morning, when the housing lottery opens to seniors, I will select[…]

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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour

by Joshua McGough Hello all! My name is Josh and I’m a Rochester native. My majors are in biochemistry and chemistry and my minors are in music and social psychology. I’m a community assistant for the National Residence Hall Honorary Meliora Chapter and the general manager for the Midnight Ramblers all-male a cappella group on[…]

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Why I’m Staying in Rochester After I Graduate

Even before people start asking the question, you dread it. “What are you doing after you graduate?” It might seem like an innocent enough inquiry for those parents and professors who secured employment long ago or even those younger siblings and underclassmen that still have years to go before they leave the safety net of[…]

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