Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions
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The International Theatre Program
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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What It’s Really Like to Join a Sorority
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Dance Culture at Rochester
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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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Rochester Made Me a Leader
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8 Things I’ve Learned in My First Month at Rochester
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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes

UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions

(First of all, make sure you know what Quidditch is and how to play it.) On November 18 and 19, the University of Rochester’s Quidditch team, the Thestrals, participated in the United States Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship. We entered in the third seed due to our poor tournament record, but didn’t lose a single game[…]

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The International Theatre Program

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Interested in theater? Students seeking a major or minor in theater from the Department of English do so in conjunction with Rochester’s very own International Theatre Program, which is a great opportunity for emerging thespians! That being said, students can get involved with Rochester’s theater program and its[…]

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference

by Gina Bolaños, Class of 2018 The University of Rochester’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity. We had the honor of attending the National SHPE Conference this past year in Seattle, Washington. Being able to go to this[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Here at the University of Rochester, our Japanese program is a major under the vast umbrella of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, which offers several foreign-language majors including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. (The department also offers majors in comparative literature[…]

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What It’s Really Like to Join a Sorority

With over thirty fraternities and sororities on campus and a quarter of students joining them, Greek life at the University of Rochester is definitely present and growing. Fraternities and sororities may sound familiar to most American students, but for those who come from a different cultural background, it may be their first time hearing about Greek[…]

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Dance Culture at Rochester

by Sarah Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know there are about eighteen student dance groups on campus? And each one is unique and powerful in their own way! Together, they create a strong creative community of individuals who just love to move and dance together. There are always dance-related events and performances going on[…]

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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting a high school senior named Emma on campus. She spent a Wednesday night and Thursday morning with me to get a feel for college life at the University of Rochester. We tried our best to check out the details of our campus while also experiencing a “normal”[…]

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Rochester Made Me a Leader

by Suman Kumar, Class of 2019 I am a junior studying mechanical engineering, but I have always had interests in the fields of development and international relations. Many people don’t see the connection between engineering and international relations. At the University of Rochester, students are encouraged to think about the overlap between fields that seem[…]

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8 Things I’ve Learned in My First Month at Rochester

Going to college can be a pretty unnerving experience because of all the uncertainty that accompanies it. I remember having trouble sleeping the night before I left home because I didn’t know what to expect at Rochester. Since then, I like to think I’ve gotten wiser. I thought I’d impart some of that knowledge to anybody[…]

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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes

A group of four recent Rochester graduates are truly making the world ever better. Imagine you were forced to move away from your home and lose everything. Imagine you now have to live in poorly insulated tents, work underpaid jobs, and rely on international help to make ends meet. This is the situation in Syria, and[…]

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