Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Study Breaks at Rochester
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4 Weird, But Cool, Things About Rochester
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Working On Campus: The Hows, Whats, and Whys
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Chabad House: Finding a Jewish Community Away From Home
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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018
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My 14 Tips for Your First Year
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My Summer Abroad in China
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Thanksgiving in Tennessee
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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy
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Four Tips To Make Sure Your Vote Counts In College

Study Breaks at Rochester

Preparing for finals week can be very stressful. To help students relax a little and boost their spirits, many clubs and organizations host study breaks during the last couple days of classes and reading period, the few days when classes cannot be held so we can study. I went to 10 of these study breaks[…]

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4 Weird, But Cool, Things About Rochester

Okay so first off, along with the rest of the Class of 2022, I’m still pretty new to campus. I’ve only lived in my new home in Gilbert Hall for a few months, but I’ve loved every minute. So I knew when I decided to come here that Rochester was unique, but since moving in[…]

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Working On Campus: The Hows, Whats, and Whys

If you’ve ever been to campus and met any of the current students, you know that we all have a problem (a good one, but a problem nonetheless): we do too much. Most students on campus manage classes, research, clubs, leadership roles, and campus jobs all at the same time (which I find amazing)! And[…]

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Chabad House: Finding a Jewish Community Away From Home

  On a cold Friday night walking through the 19th Ward, you might spy upon a house alight with candles, full of laughing students, homemade dishes, and general cheer. A Christmas party? No, this is Chabad house, situated at 955 Genesee Street, and packed to the brim every Friday night with students eager to spend[…]

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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018

by Olivia Jackson, a member of the winning team at the 2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition I was subscribed to the University of Rochester mailing list because it was one of the schools I wanted to apply to. One day, I received an email talking about the Simon Scholars Case Competition or whatever that meant. I[…]

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My 14 Tips for Your First Year

After completing an eventful first year here at the University of Rochester, I have picked up on some tips around campus. I have also realized what has benefitted me the most throughout my year and even what I should have done. Therefore, I have a total of 14 tips for you to, hopefully, make your[…]

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My Summer Abroad in China

The University of Rochester offers students funding for select summer research through the Discover Grant sponsored by the UR Fellowships Office. I was fortunate enough to receive a grant for my ethnographic research project in Beijing, China. My project sought to analyze the conceptualization of race and ethnicity in China, both American notions of race[…]

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Thanksgiving in Tennessee

As a precursor, I am from Omaha, Nebraska. Hence, one of my biggest concerns coming to Rochester was how I would spend my breaks because I am not in the position to go home for every break we have. Rest assured for anyone in my same position, you will be fine. 🙂 I spent my[…]

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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy

College is literally a big move for a lot of people. Whether you are moving into an urban or suburban community, out-of-state or upstate, or to a completely different country, college causes big changes in students living situation. If you are a high school senior looking for a place to call home next fall, you[…]

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Four Tips To Make Sure Your Vote Counts In College

Happy election season! As a first-year in college, November likely marks the first time you are able to vote in a major election if you’re an American citizen. And if you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to exercise your civic duty and cast your ballot. But how exactly are you supposed to do that?[…]

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