Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!
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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student
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New Blogger!
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The Mindful University Project
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How to Survive a Rochester Winter, from a Southerner
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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!
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Studying Abroad…for a Weekend
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Rochester Declassified: Midterm Survival Guide
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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate
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The Path to a Math Major

6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!

One of the most well known facts about Rochester is that we get an insane amount of snow. There are definitely horror stories like how we got over 24 inches of snow in one weekend or how one of the highways was completely shut down because of dangerous road conditions. However, the snowfalls are definitely[…]

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A Day in My Life as a University of Rochester Student

As a high schooler, one of my biggest questions about colleges I was interested in was what my day-to-day life would look like as a student there. Now that I’m a college sophomore, I’m happy to help answer that question for anyone standing in those shoes! Every student has their own unique ambitions, so my[…]

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New Blogger!

Hello! My name is Kenzie Potter. I am a member of the Class of 2021 majoring in statistics. I was born and raised in the small coastal town of Kitty Hawk, on the Outer Banks of NC. Growing up in a “beach town” has certainly shaped a part of who I am. The pace of[…]

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The Mindful University Project

In light of the end of the semester, I thought I’d write about a University-wide initiative that is working to help students reduce and cope with stress: the Mindful University Project. It aims to support good mental health, promote academic thriving, and increase resiliency to stress. The project is interdisciplinary, as demonstrated by its diverse[…]

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How to Survive a Rochester Winter, from a Southerner

Whenever I tell people back home in Virginia that I go to the University of Rochester, their first response is always, “Wow, isn’t it cold up there?” The answer is yes. It’s cold, it snows all the time, and the wind can be brutal on the walk to class. But there are ways to make[…]

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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!

At the University of Rochester, Wilson Commons is one of the main sites of the student union; a place to meet up with friends, catch a meal, and relax. Food Wilson Commons is home to The Common Market, Rocky’s Sub Shop & Lounge, and The Pit. The Common Market has a vast selection of candy[…]

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Studying Abroad…for a Weekend

We all know that studying abroad, whether it be for a year, a semester, a summer, or even a holiday break, is one of the most quintessential college experiences. I’ve had friends depart for Denmark, Germany, Australia and the Galapagos, returning a few months later with tales abound of food, friends, new adventures and even[…]

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Rochester Declassified: Midterm Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the snow is snowing, and midterm exams are lurking around every corner. No one likes exams, but they don’t have to be as scary as they seem. I’m here with some tips to turn those midterms from mighty dragons into much-less-mighty lizards. 1. Go to[…]

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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate

At the activities fair, people are thrusting flyers at you from all directions. Assorted sports balls are flying overhead. People are shouting to communicate. It’s all a blur and somehow by the end you’ve signed up to be on the mailing lists for a dozen clubs. A couple of weeks later you get a job[…]

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The Path to a Math Major

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole, and if you read the title of this post, you can probably guess what my major is. But this was not always so. I want to share my experience choosing a major so that you, reading this right now, know that not everyone is born knowing exactly what they[…]

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