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University of Rochester

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3 Tips to Make the Most of Your First Semester 
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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides
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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester
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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
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On-Campus Jobs at the University of Rochester Part One
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How to Stay Healthy in College
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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!

3 Tips to Make the Most of Your First Semester 

Nervous about your first semester? Wondering what are the best ways to come out of your first semester on top? From a fellow student nearly done with my second semester of college, I’ve got the tips and tricks for making the most of your first semester at the UR! 1.  Prepare for classes early   The[…]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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