Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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On-Campus Jobs at the University of Rochester Part One
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Cooking on Campus
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How to Stay Healthy in College
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Morality, Or The Luck of The Draw: Everybody opens at Todd Theatre
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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources
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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition
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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

On-Campus Jobs at the University of Rochester Part One

One of the big differences between high school and college is the amount of free time you have. In most high schools, students are expected to be in class from anywhere between 7 am to 5 pm. While this time may include some club and after-school activities, students are typically in classes back to back[…]

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Cooking on Campus

As a tour guide, I get asked a lot of questions from prospective students about food – what is the food like here? How do meal plans work? Are there gluten or lactose-free options? But one question that I usually get directed to me and my experiences is, “Do you cook?” I do, actually! I[…]

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How to Stay Healthy in College

Every semester, about four weeks in, the entire campus gets sick. Every October and February, lecture halls are filled with the chorus of coughs and sniffles as students try to power through a cold. With everyone living so close together, it’s very easy for illness to spread. I didn’t get sick often in high school,[…]

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Morality, Or The Luck of The Draw: Everybody opens at Todd Theatre

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020   There’s a new kind of theatre happening at Todd Theatre: an unpredictable, immersive, ambitious, and challenging production of Everybody, a contemporary re-imagining of the medieval play Everyman. The play, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, utilizes a lottery to determine which actor[…]

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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources

The University of Rochester offers a myriad of academic resources to help you with your course work. Being aware of these resources and taking advantage of them to the fullest can help you complete your classes with flying colors! The first person you seek for answers to your questions is your Teacher Assistant (TA). The[…]

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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition

Living on campus is a large part of the college fantasy that high school students imagine and parents fear. For students who decide to dorm, living on campus is typically the first time that they have been away from home long-term. At the University of Rochester, students are required to live on campus for their[…]

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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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