Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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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
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Senior Year: Take One
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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR
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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester
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New Blogger Alert!
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You’ve Got Mail!
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Transfer Student Spotlight
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Summer Highlights: Part Two
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How Rochester Students Overcome Difficult Courses

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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Senior Year: Take One

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA lately; senior year has been overwhelming. I’m almost at the two month mark, and to be honest, I can’t believe it. The fact that I’ll be graduating in a few months is hard to digest, because I feel like it was only months ago that I was trying[…]

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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR

When I packed my bags and left my home in Malaysia back in August to begin my college adventure here at Rochester, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I was apprehensive about the weather (arguably the biggest difference), living alone for the first time, and what my classes would be like. Fast forward about[…]

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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester

Hi! My name is Carolyn Richter, and I’m excited to begin writing as an Admissions Blogger for the University of Rochester. As you may have read in my bio, I’m a current sophomore planning to double major in marketing and creative writing with a minor in journalism. I moved cross-country from Silicon Valley to New[…]

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New Blogger Alert!

Hi, my name is Melanie Earle and I am a new blogger for the University of Rochester blog! I am a member of the Class of 2023. I come from New York, New York. (Manhattan. I get asked a lot if it’s the city.) I am majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in political science.[…]

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You’ve Got Mail!

A common piece of advice when you go to college, or as you grow up in general, is to not forget to call your mom. It’s easy to keep in touch electronically, but what about the classic handwritten letter? Since I started going to Rochester, I have kept in touch with friends and family both[…]

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Transfer Student Spotlight

by Sarah Murphy, Class of 2019 (Take 5 2020); double major in English and French, Take 5 program in Food Studies Why did you decide to transfer to the University of Rochester? I spent my first year at a school that wasn’t a great fit for me academically or culturally, and that made me feel[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part Two

Read Part One! It’s been around three months since the end of summer, so it’s the perfect time to look back on my experience! Just to recap quickly, I spent my summer traveling back to India, conducting research in Dr. Buckley’s lab, watching cricket, volunteering at the hospital, and ultimately, hanging out with friends. I[…]

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How Rochester Students Overcome Difficult Courses

Regardless of how well you did in high school, how many AP classes you took, or what major you intend on pursuing, college is hard. The transition between high school and college will be one of the most challenging things students will have to face at the beginning of their college journey. At the University[…]

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