Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now
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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides
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The Longest Winter Break
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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester
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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic
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Mental Health Resources on Campus
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What Are Students Doing?
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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought
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Meet Zophia!
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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student

5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now

We’ve been stuck in quarantine for almost a year now, and with vaccines being distributed it looks like the era of coronavirus might finally be turning. Here’s a few things I’m looking forward to doing in Rochester once we get there. See a movie at The Little Theater or Regal Culver Ridge Plaza The movies[…]

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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides

One of my favorite things I miss about being on campus is my job – I’m a campus tour guide, or “Meridian” as we call them. Imaan Salimi, ’23, Lena Weinbaum, ’22, and Jillian Breithaupt, ’22, talk about their experiences with my favorite job on campus. What inspired you to be a meridian? Imaan: I[…]

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The Longest Winter Break

This year’s winter break was different for Rochester students as we prepared to begin the spring semester later than usual. This gave us an additional two weeks or so of hanging out during a time where we can’t go out to do much. What did Rochester students do with all this extra time before classes[…]

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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester

When I was comparing options for college a few years ago, I always wondered what made each school truly special—in other words, the things each school offered that I couldn’t find anywhere else. After 2.5 years as a Yellowjacket, I’ve discovered even more of those qualities here than I knew about when I applied. While[…]

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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic

As the New Year begins, I recently started reflecting on my New Year’s resolutions. Towards the end of 2019, I was thrilled a new decade was soon to commence. So, in honor of 2020, I settled on 20 random goals to accomplish during the year—from trying out new activities to focusing on personal growth—and while[…]

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Mental Health Resources on Campus

Given that the pandemic has worsened many (most?) peoples’ mental health, I thought it would be good to share the mental health resources available on campus. There are many options for students to get help and support, no matter the struggles they are facing. University Counseling Center The University Counseling Center (UCC) is above University[…]

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What Are Students Doing?

You may be wondering what students are doing with their time now that college life has changed dramatically. What do we do when we can’t go to our friend’s dance performance or go to parties? Here are some examples of activities U of R students are keeping busy, active, and social while staying safe. Apple[…]

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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought

If there was one thing I was not prepared for prior to coming to college, it was the amount of diverse people I would meet. I come from Omaha, Nebraska. In-comparison to high school, I found the University of Rochester to be extremely diverse along racial and ethnic lines. Yet, from my experience, the student[…]

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Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student

After leaving Rochester last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was already eagerly awaiting my return to campus in the fall. However, with all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, I ultimately chose to study remotely this semester. Although I miss seeing my classmates in person, I’m thankful to say my college experience has remained[…]

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