Category - Housing

University of Rochester

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A Day in the Life of a BME Major
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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor
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Packing List Essentials
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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad
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Living Off Campus: A Small Step Toward “Growing Up”
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YoUR Support System
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The Perks of Being a D’Lion
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Freshman Housing Looks Hard, But It Isn’t
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5 Reasons Why I Love My On-Campus Housing
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Living Off Campus: Luxe Life or Budgeting Bonanza?

A Day in the Life of a BME Major

It’s Monday. This is my first realization when I am woken up, early, by my roommate’s alarm ringtone, one of Fall Out Boy’s many rock numbers. It is immediately followed by another realization: Wow, this song is effective in destroying any remnants of sleep, especially when it’s on full volume. Back to more important things: Monday.[…]

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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor

“What is a Resident Advisor?” Many of my freshman residents asked me this question on move-in day. When I first encountered this question, I paused and thought about my role in my hall and my recent Resident Advisor training experience. A Resident Advisor (RA) is a student employee of the Office for Residential Life & Housing Services (Res[…]

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Packing List Essentials

Get your college packing list ready! Here are a few things you might need to add: 1. Fans The good news is the dorms are very equipped for the cold. The bad news is, during the first few weeks of school, it is very warm indoors. The solution is to bring along a fan (or two or[…]

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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad

Which freshman dorm will be deemed the champion? Susan B. Anthony “Sue B.,” as it has been lovingly nicknamed, has three major advantages. First, Danforth Dining Hall is on the first floor. On weekends, students can roll out of bed and head to breakfast in pajamas. The Hillside Market is also on the main level[…]

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Living Off Campus: A Small Step Toward “Growing Up”

At the University of Rochester, you are required to live on campus for the first two years of your college life. However, if you are a rising junior or senior, you have a choice to live off campus. There are many options as to where you can live and how you can find off-campus housing. But[…]

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YoUR Support System

Meet the guys and gals who are there for you no matter what throughout the freshman year journey! Resident Advisors Once upon a time, I left my keys in my dorm room. Fortunately, my RA Fiona came to the rescue with her master set of keys. Your RA has your back for any logistical, residential[…]

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The Perks of Being a D’Lion

  What is a D’Lion? Most people will ask me this question whenever I proudly announce that I am part of the D’Lion Society at Rochester this year. Briefly speaking, the D’Lion Society is a freshman peer advising group on campus. Most D’Lions are sophomores and juniors, but sometimes there are a few seniors as[…]

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Freshman Housing Looks Hard, But It Isn’t

As an incoming freshman, one of my biggest worries about college was having to share a room with a complete stranger. I was accustomed to having a space of my own, a safe haven to retreat to at the end of the day. However, in college, I realized that I will no longer have complete[…]

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5 Reasons Why I Love My On-Campus Housing

Now halfway through my second year at Rochester, I’m pleased to report that it has thus far been even better than my first. I’ve learned how to better balance my workload, I get off campus one or two times a week (rather than once or twice a month), and I have a solid friend group[…]

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Living Off Campus: Luxe Life or Budgeting Bonanza?

Now that the housing lottery is over and the dust has settled, you know where you’ll be living next fall! That’s great news! I bet you’re excited, whether you’re a freshman on the quad or in Sue B., or whether you’re an upperclassman in Hill Court (AKA “Phase”), over in Riverview, or chillin’ in special[…]

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