Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Who’s This Guy?
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Sundays
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From Hell Week to Mel Weekend
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Meliora Weekend at the University of Rochester
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Trick or Treat!
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Who Am I?
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Beware! The trees are getting undressed in public!
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“Hey Matthew, how was your day?” “My name is Matt.”
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Courage Bowl!
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Dining Options at the University of Rochester

Who’s This Guy?

by Jason Buitrago My name is Jason Buitrago, and I’m one of the assistant directors in the Financial Aid Office at the University of Rochester. I’m also a UR alumnus, a city resident, a counselor, a graduate student, and an avid fan of pretty much anything on Bravo TV. I hail from the land of[…]

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Sundays

I think Sunday is my new favorite day of the week. I know it’s not as exciting as Friday or Saturday, but I love the chill atmosphere. Last weekend featured the perfect Sunday. I didn’t set my alarm Saturday night (the only day of the week that happens!), slept until 11, and then spent the[…]

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From Hell Week to Mel Weekend

For some reason, midterms and Meliora Weekend consistently collide in the absolute worst way possible. While the weekend is supposed to be full of exciting speakers and networking opportunities, dinner with your family, and enjoyable performances, it is actually just a huge bundle of stress, compounded by the doom of midterms hovering closely by. Last[…]

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Trick or Treat!

Halloween isn't just for kids. I think it's the perfect holiday for college students, because it's usually right after midterms when we need a study break. I didn't want to invest in a costume that I'm never going to wear again, so I decided to get a kigurumi.  A kigurumi is a Japanese term for[…]

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Who Am I?

Hello, hello. My name is Deb Youn. I was named after Deborah, the headstrong Prophetess who ruled Israel for 40 years. She is known for her fiery, bee-like spirit. That's what Deborah means in Hebrew: "Bee." I've always been like a bee myself. I spent most of my childhood chasing squirrels with my water gun[…]

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Beware! The trees are getting undressed in public!

Winter is on the horizon, and the weather of autumn is working its magic and washing the chlorophyll that masked the beauty of the trees for a long time, revealing the splendid true colors of my surroundings. So, the summer is taking its mask down revealing what was hidden, leaving all of us standing in[…]

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“Hey Matthew, how was your day?” “My name is Matt.”

My roommate’s name is Matt. Strictly Matt—nothing more, nothing less. He prefers that I call him ‘Matt’ and not ‘Matthew’ because he is under the impression that the latter sounds too pretentious and formal for college. Matt and I have a roommate relationship similar to that of an elderly couple; for the most part we[…]

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Courage Bowl!

So it is common knowledge that everyone who comes to the University of Rochester to be a student comes for the academics and is very smart. It’s what gives the school such high credentials. However, although academics are a big deal, our students also take part in tons of activities, including athletics. We are division[…]

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Dining Options at the University of Rochester

Hi! Follow me around campus as I visit the different dining halls and cafes, covering the many eating options at the University of Rochester. There were a lot of new renovations to this beautiful university campus over the last year, many of which involved the dining centers.      

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