Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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The Mindful University Project
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How to Survive a Rochester Winter, from a Southerner
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Getting Ready to Study Abroad
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Preparing for Next Semester: Classes
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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!
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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies
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Studying Abroad…for a Weekend
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Rochester Declassified: Midterm Survival Guide
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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate
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The Path to a Math Major

The Mindful University Project

In light of the end of the semester, I thought I’d write about a University-wide initiative that is working to help students reduce and cope with stress: the Mindful University Project. It aims to support good mental health, promote academic thriving, and increase resiliency to stress. The project is interdisciplinary, as demonstrated by its diverse[…]

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How to Survive a Rochester Winter, from a Southerner

Whenever I tell people back home in Virginia that I go to the University of Rochester, their first response is always, “Wow, isn’t it cold up there?” The answer is yes. It’s cold, it snows all the time, and the wind can be brutal on the walk to class. But there are ways to make[…]

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Getting Ready to Study Abroad

Did you know that about 25% of Rochester undergraduates study abroad? Next semester, I’m studying abroad in Copenhagen, which I am extraordinarily excited for. Deciding where to study abroad, applying, and preparing to leave has been nearly a year in the making. Here are some things I’ve been working on to get ready to spend[…]

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Preparing for Next Semester: Classes

The process of selecting classes is sometimes a no-brainer, sometimes stressful, and always exciting because of all the new things you’ll get to learn and subjects you’ll get to explore. As a first year, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been so long since I picked my very first college classes here. Although this[…]

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Meet me at…Wilson Commons!

At the University of Rochester, Wilson Commons is one of the main sites of the student union; a place to meet up with friends, catch a meal, and relax. Food Wilson Commons is home to The Common Market, Rocky’s Sub Shop & Lounge, and The Pit. The Common Market has a vast selection of candy[…]

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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies

If you are interested in and/or care about the environment, the University of Rochester has options for you! I’m going to be focusing on environmental health, environmental humanities, environmental science, and environmental studies in this post because distinguishing between them can be challenging at first. How do you choose which one is right for you?[…]

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Studying Abroad…for a Weekend

We all know that studying abroad, whether it be for a year, a semester, a summer, or even a holiday break, is one of the most quintessential college experiences. I’ve had friends depart for Denmark, Germany, Australia and the Galapagos, returning a few months later with tales abound of food, friends, new adventures and even[…]

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Rochester Declassified: Midterm Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the snow is snowing, and midterm exams are lurking around every corner. No one likes exams, but they don’t have to be as scary as they seem. I’m here with some tips to turn those midterms from mighty dragons into much-less-mighty lizards. 1. Go to[…]

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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate

At the activities fair, people are thrusting flyers at you from all directions. Assorted sports balls are flying overhead. People are shouting to communicate. It’s all a blur and somehow by the end you’ve signed up to be on the mailing lists for a dozen clubs. A couple of weeks later you get a job[…]

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The Path to a Math Major

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole, and if you read the title of this post, you can probably guess what my major is. But this was not always so. I want to share my experience choosing a major so that you, reading this right now, know that not everyone is born knowing exactly what they[…]

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