Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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50 Things I Learned in College
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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs
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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman
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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour
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Why I’m Staying in Rochester After I Graduate
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How to Fail a Test
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When Spring Break Turns Into Winter Break and You’re Stuck on Campus
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Roommate Relations 101
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The EcoRep Sustainability Life
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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community

50 Things I Learned in College

In October 2013, I wrote my first blog post for the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions. I’d been a Rochester student for just over a month and was still acclimating to campus, establishing friendships, deciding what to major in, and finding out what it meant to be a Rochester student. Since then, I have[…]

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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs

For the first two years of college at Rochester, you are required to stay on campus. As a freshman, this is either in one of the four buildings on the Freshman Quad (the Quad), or one of the four wings of Susan B. Anthony Halls (Sue B.). So, to help you get acquainted with your[…]

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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman

As a rising senior, the Residential Life website suggests that all doors are wide open: I may live in the fancy new apartment complex that is Brooks Crossing, or the much-praised Riverview Apartments on the other side of the Genesee River. Thus, on Monday morning, when the housing lottery opens to seniors, I will select[…]

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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour

by Joshua McGough Hello all! My name is Josh and I’m a Rochester native. My majors are in biochemistry and chemistry and my minors are in music and social psychology. I’m a community assistant for the National Residence Hall Honorary Meliora Chapter and the general manager for the Midnight Ramblers all-male a cappella group on[…]

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Why I’m Staying in Rochester After I Graduate

Even before people start asking the question, you dread it. “What are you doing after you graduate?” It might seem like an innocent enough inquiry for those parents and professors who secured employment long ago or even those younger siblings and underclassmen that still have years to go before they leave the safety net of[…]

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How to Fail a Test

As I sit here one hour before my freshman organic chemistry exam, I begin to reflect heavily on why I am not sleeping but instead trying my best to get in a last bit of information. Fresh from my eye-opening, even life-changing, spring break back in my home, Jamaica, I was filled with positivity that[…]

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When Spring Break Turns Into Winter Break and You’re Stuck on Campus

If you live in the area, or have recently checked the weather app in your phone, you know that spring break at the University of Rochester has felt more like winter break instead. The buses have been running, and dining hours reduced, all while snow has been falling from the sky. But what can you do[…]

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Roommate Relations 101

Hello, all! With the arrival of the new freshmen of the Class of 2021 this fall, I thought that some tips about roommate and dorm situations would be helpful! So, welcome to Roommate Relations 101, where we will be learning more about how you can get along with your roommate. In this “course,” I will[…]

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The EcoRep Sustainability Life

After reading the above title, you may wonder, “What’s an EcoRep?” We are a group of enthusiastic freshmen who work toward promoting a sustainable lifestyle in the residence halls. As an EcoRep, I’ve had so many amazing experiences, both with my residents and with my fellow EcoReps, that I can’t even count all of them![…]

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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community

My name is Sarah Bjornland and I am a senior graduating in May with a BS in optics and a minor in dance. I am involved in a variety of different activities on campus: I’m the president of UR SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group), the co-president of Radiance Dance Theatre, a peer advisor, and the production[…]

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