Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Campus Entertainment: Four Years of Ticket Stubs
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Getting Involved: Student Government
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Campaigning For An E-Board Position
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Without Rochester Cheerleading, It’s Just a Game
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Pre-College Programs Testimonials
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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Writing 105
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How the Career Center Supports Students
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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?
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Why You Should Consider Staying on Campus During Winter Break
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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time

Campus Entertainment: Four Years of Ticket Stubs

Some of the coolest things about being part of a campus community are the frequent events and entertainment sponsored by student groups and the University. During my time at Rochester, I’ve been able to attend all kinds of spectacular shows, riveting talks, and excellent events. Here’s a sampling of my top three concerts, plays, comedians,[…]

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Getting Involved: Student Government

  When it comes to getting involved on campus, it’s hard to know where to begin. From the first week of college, my RA advised his residents to find their place on campus through joining a club, a musical group, a community service organization, or student government. While I did not participate in student government[…]

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Campaigning For An E-Board Position

As an extremely outgoing and social person, I tend to gravitate toward opportunities that will allow me to meet and interact with a lot of people. So, when I heard about the Quad Area Hall Council, I jumped at the chance to represent the student population of the freshman quad as their Director of Community[…]

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Without Rochester Cheerleading, It’s Just a Game

by Yukako Ito, Class of 2017             (From left to right: MICDS HS Varsity Cheerleading, Meliora Weekend 2013, Meliora Weekend 2016) A month before my high school graduation in May 2013, I made my decision to join the University of Rochester Cheerleading team. Cheerleading, a passion I found my freshman[…]

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Pre-College Programs Testimonials

Name: Dylan Dailor     Hometown: Rochester, NY Program/Classes: Rochester Scholars Session A (War Room: Strategies of an American Battle Plan and Creative Music Making for Everyone) This is your third time participating in the Pre-College Program here at University of Rochester. What were some classes that you took each year and your experiences? In[…]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Writing 105

My days as a humanities double-major at the University often do not include more than reading novels and research articles and writing essays about the various readings. Every once in a while, however, I see stuff on social media that catches my interest. This happened in the case of Adit Ganguly’s blog post, “A Review of the Mandatory[…]

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How the Career Center Supports Students

by Jonathan Scott, Class of 2017 The University of Rochester has great resources for career advancement. The Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center offers many resources designed to get students connected with employers; the Handshake portal in particular is an online resource that creates a network of efficient communication between college students and employers. From[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?

Be sure to read Part 1! When students are asked if they would like to study abroad, most students enthusiastically answer YES! However, after a few moments, they always add this one caveat: “I don’t know if I can afford it.” Most students, including me, believe that studying abroad is expensive and therefore cannot be[…]

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Why You Should Consider Staying on Campus During Winter Break

Fall semester passes you by in a whirlwind of new friendships and ridiculous workloads. Before you know it, in a blink of an eye, it’s finals week and the stress you’ve felt all semester rises gradually for one final, monumental, unparalleled crescendo before the eventual bow. As an international student, it may be impractical to[…]

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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time

During my three-and-a-half years at Rochester, I’ve done quite a lot. I’ve nearly completed two majors in anthropology and English. I’ve been involved with hall council, the International Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and Students Helping Honduras. I’ve both participated in and been the program leader of the Rochester Urban Fellows Program. I’ve spent[…]

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