Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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What are EcoReps?
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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College
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Why the University of Rochester?
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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent
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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch
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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester
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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

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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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College

You look at your schedule. Classes from 9 am to 4 pm followed by extracurriculars, work, and a party. Within the first five minutes, you already find yourself exhausted—constant coughing and sneezing. It’s easy to overwork yourself in college. Here’s your guide to taking a break and getting better. 1. Don’t over-exert yourself. Seriously. That weekly club meeting?[…]

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Why the University of Rochester?

Ah, March Madness. It’s crazy, but it is nothing as crazy as deciding which college to attend! If you have many great colleges on the table, and the University of Rochester is one of them, I strongly suggest that you pick the University of Rochester. Why? I got one word for you: community. The faculty,[…]

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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent

by Dewey Bazirake, Class of 2020 As a college student with all the assignments, course load, and social life demands, how can you grow your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue the project of your dreams? Talent Nyumbani is a social non-profit organization that I founded in Kampala, Uganda, before arriving at the University of Rochester in 2016.[…]

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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch

The University of Rochester Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team is a student-run, non-profit organization that designs, fabricates, tests, and competes with a single-seater off-road vehicle. From mechanical and biomedical engineering to optics and business majors, the team’s numbers include anyone who is interested in learning design and does not mind getting a tad dirty! Whether you[…]

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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester

Although many undergraduate students choose to major in the natural sciences or the social sciences, majoring in the humanities brings many benefits, particularly to those studying at the University of Rochester. Below are my top five reasons for majoring in the humanities at college! The tight-knit community Partially because campus is pretty small, but also[…]

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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates

With college acceptances slowly but surely rolling in, the scramble to find roommates or get placed in housing begins and doesn’t seem to finally conclude until Orientation week begins. For those who come from households where they never had to share a room, dorming may seem like a very daunting task. Here are five tips to[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow This month, I will write to you about the numerous language and cultural offerings here at Rochester! Each week will focus on a particular language family or group. For example, this week I’m going to tell you all about ways to study and appreciate the languages and[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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