Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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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
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Service at the University of Rochester
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UR Student Employment
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Summary of My Summer

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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Service at the University of Rochester

Civic engagement is a huge part of the campus culture and identity at the University of Rochester. A common misconception about Rochester students is that we stay isolated and focused on our studies or research efforts, but undergraduates alone spend over 50,000 hours every year participating, directing, and organizing civic engagement in the Rochester area.[…]

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UR Student Employment

Attaining student employment is a common goal for college students. The University of Rochester Medical Center, Dining Services, Residential Life, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, libraries—there are numerous settings that offer student jobs. Let’s avoid that cliche idea of a broke college student! Find a job through JobLink JobLink is the main, and[…]

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Summary of My Summer

As we look toward fall, I reflect on my summer! As the Phineas and Ferb intro song goes, “There’s 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it / So the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it…” While I didn’t build a robot or[…]

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