Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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What is Dandelion Day?
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A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy
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Study Abroad in the Humanities!
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TEDx 2018 is Making Waves!
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The Final Stretch, AKA Finals!
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Philosophy: The Study of Ideas, the Ideas of Study, and Everything Else
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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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What are EcoReps?
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Anthropology: The Study of Humans
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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke

What is Dandelion Day?

Dandelion Day is a Rochester tradition that celebrates the last end of the full week of classes in the spring semester with food and fun. This year’s Dandelion Day festivities covered the area between Dandelion Square and the fraternity quad with rides, inflatables, food trucks, and a stage for student groups to perform on. To answer[…]

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A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy

CAS 145: Navigating the Academy is a class hosted by the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester. The objective of the course is to “provide an opportunity for first-generation college students to build skills, academic, leadership, social, within this community of scholars.” This spring, I decided to take this seminar as part of[…]

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Study Abroad in the Humanities!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow One of the most amazing experiences you can have as a humanities major is studying abroad (and that’s saying a lot considering the many amazing experiences you will encounter being a humanities major at Rochester!). The flexible Rochester curriculum and wealth of Rochester-sponsored programs makes it easy—not[…]

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TEDx 2018 is Making Waves!

As a student at the University of Rochester, you can make waves. Whether you’re an EcoRep advocating for sustainability, or a Baja SAE member striving to enhance the team’s car, or a Students for a Democratic Society member spreading political awareness on campus, you’re making waves. And this was the exact theme of this year’s University of[…]

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The Final Stretch, AKA Finals!

It’s that dreadful time of year: finals season. During my first year of college, finals went exactly how you would have expected: endless all-nighters, running solely on coffee, ramen, and snacks, and living in my pajamas. However, the next two semesters, I was determined to figure out a strategy to never face such misery again. Here[…]

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Philosophy: The Study of Ideas, the Ideas of Study, and Everything Else

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Is college about studying or about discovering the meaning of life? Why not both? Here at Rochester, you can actually study life’s meaning! I’m of course talking about PHL 227: The Meaning of Life! While you’re at it, why not take PHL 127: Know Thyself: Wisdom/ Cognitive Science? After[…]

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester

Graduation is around the corner for me (still can’t believe it), and out of nostalgia, anxiety for the future, and lots of love for Rochester, I thought I would look back on three things I’m glad I did during my undergrad years at Rochester. 1. Study abroad. During the spring semester of my junior year,[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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Anthropology: The Study of Humans

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Commonly described as “making the strange familiar and the familiar strange,” anthropology is the study of human culture from the past, present, and future and everything that culture intersects with. Anthropology is an enormous and incredibly important field of study. After all, in a lot of ways, it’s the[…]

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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke

Just when you thought you were finally done with stressing out about money, after all of the financial aid calculators, coin counting, and interest calculating, I’m here to tell you that it is not over once you’re in college (and it probably never will be). College and financial stability have a hard time co-existing in the lives[…]

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