Category - Housing

University of Rochester

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What’s “Special” About Special Interest Housing?
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Why I Chose to Live in Southside
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How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?
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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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The Junior Year Phase
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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates
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Film and Media Appreciation and Education
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Let’s Make Some Noise: Musical Opportunities on Campus  
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Inside Dorm Life
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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee

What’s “Special” About Special Interest Housing?

As hard as it is to believe, we’re already hitting the middle of the spring semester. You know what that means—it’s time for midterms, mud, and deciding where you want to live for the following semester. Sorry to those of you who live off campus, this post is going to be for people who are[…]

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Why I Chose to Live in Southside

When I was first presented with the housing options for my sophomore year, I did not even consider living at Southside: far distance, potential disconnect with others, and limited dining options. Here is what immediately made me, to my surprise, change my mind and ultimately want to live in Southside. In my first year, I[…]

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How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?

Student organizations are integral to any campus life! Here at the University of Rochester, there are 200+ organizations ranging from cultural, academic, professional, community service, intramural, class council, performance, and organizations based on specific niches and interests. Each year, more and more student organizations are formed. Just this year alone, 1st Gen Society and Vietnamese[…]

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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The Junior Year Phase

Hi everyone! It’s officially been over a month since I started junior year, so this blog is long overdue! If you ask me what is different about junior year, I would say that everything feels harder and I am busier than usual (which is saying something!). But at the same time, I’m really excited for[…]

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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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Film and Media Appreciation and Education

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Earlier this month, fellow blogger Jackie Heinzelmann wrote “Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema,” where she listed her top five ways to enjoy a movie both on an off campus. I’m going to pick up where she left off and explore other ways to enjoy film[…]

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Let’s Make Some Noise: Musical Opportunities on Campus  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The University of Rochester is an incredibly musical campus, and there are so many opportunities to get involved—you might not realize them all. To make it easier, I’ve collected them here. In addition to these, you may be interested in majoring, minoring, or clustering in music or[…]

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Inside Dorm Life

The idea of living with a bunch of new people and even a strange roommate or two can be pretty intimidating. And while it may be a drastic change from your life at home, life in a residence hall is still pretty awesome. PROS Community I never thought that, as an introvert, I’d enjoy living[…]

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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee

Genesee Hall is the latest addition to the first-year housing at the University of Rochester. It opened in Fall 2017 and is currently home to 200 students, including myself. Here is a list of the perks of living in Genesee Hall!   1. Spacious rooms   Genesee Hall is comprised of single, double, and a[…]

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