Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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 UR Welcomes PLAN to Campus
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How Your Education Prepares You for the Real World
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4 Things to Look Forward to
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Beginning of the Year Advice!
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What are University of Rochester Students Up To?
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The Human Side of Medicine: Policy, Philosophy, and More!
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What is Dandelion Day?
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TEDx 2018 is Making Waves!
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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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What are EcoReps?

 UR Welcomes PLAN to Campus

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the University of Rochester is a new Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) member school! This connects anybody with a University of Rochester email address, both students and faculty, with resources to support efforts to reduce waste on campus. Watch a brief video outlining what it means to be a[…]

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How Your Education Prepares You for the Real World

The one thing that constantly amazes me about students here at the University of Rochester is how multi-faceted they all are. Every single person you meet here has a wide variety of interests, ranging from academics to athletics, clubs and organizations to campus jobs, etc. Even more, most people end up pursuing interests very different[…]

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4 Things to Look Forward to

There are lots of things that are great about being home, but there are also tons of things to enjoy at Rochester. Below are a list of things (in no particular order) to keep both new and returning students going as the new academic year begins. 1. Free food Who doesn’t love free food? One[…]

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Beginning of the Year Advice!

Welcome, Class of 2022! Super excited you’re here. I definitely remember my first-year experience. As you get into the swing of things, I thought I would provide some advice on what to expect during the beginning of your first year. 1. You will be asked a ton of questions As you meet new teachers and[…]

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What are University of Rochester Students Up To?

I surveyed ten undergraduates to get an inside look at the summer jobs, internships, and travels of the typical University of Rochester student. “I worked at the SummerWrite program at Writers & Books right here in Rochester! Each week I assisted teachers in the classroom, and each teacher taught uniquely different classes. One week was[…]

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The Human Side of Medicine: Policy, Philosophy, and More!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow With our distinguished University of Rochester Medical Center right next door, it is easy to get excited about the cutting-edge research in medicine, genetics, biomedical engineering, and more being developed here at Rochester. But no less important is the social side of medicine: public health and its[…]

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What is Dandelion Day?

Dandelion Day is a Rochester tradition that celebrates the last end of the full week of classes in the spring semester with food and fun. This year’s Dandelion Day festivities covered the area between Dandelion Square and the fraternity quad with rides, inflatables, food trucks, and a stage for student groups to perform on. To answer[…]

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TEDx 2018 is Making Waves!

As a student at the University of Rochester, you can make waves. Whether you’re an EcoRep advocating for sustainability, or a Baja SAE member striving to enhance the team’s car, or a Students for a Democratic Society member spreading political awareness on campus, you’re making waves. And this was the exact theme of this year’s University of[…]

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester

Graduation is around the corner for me (still can’t believe it), and out of nostalgia, anxiety for the future, and lots of love for Rochester, I thought I would look back on three things I’m glad I did during my undergrad years at Rochester. 1. Study abroad. During the spring semester of my junior year,[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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