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Class of 2024

Have questions during COVID-19? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Read our COVID-19 FAQ.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus as UR students this fall!

Welcome!

Congratulations again on your admission to the University of Rochester! The entire University community is excited to welcome you.

Connect with your future classmates:

Class of 2024 Facebook Group

Transfer Students Facebook Group

Next Up

2024 Experience – Virtual

We will be hosting many virtual events and sessions this spring.  See below for dates and descriptions. When you click “Register!” you will be taken to a calendar with dates and times.  As more sessions become available, we will add them to the schedule below.  Most sessions will be recorded and available for viewing.

Date/Time Event
May 7
May 12
4:00–5:00 pm ET
Current Student Panel Q&A

Undergraduate students will tell you about themselves and how they take advantage of Rochester’s unique experiences. Moderated by an admissions counselor.

May 12: International Students
9:00–10:00 am ETMay 13: Domestic Students
2:00-3:00 pm ET
Orientation and First-Year Programs Info Session

Led by members of the Orientation and First-Year Programs Office, students will have an opportunity to learn about engagement opportunities with the University over the summer and preparing for classes in the fall. Throughout the session participants will also have an opportunity to have their questions answered by the Orientation team.

May 8
3:00–4:00 pm ET
Student Services Panel

Campus leaders from Athletics, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Dining, Disability Resources, Education Abroad, Residential Life, University Health Services, and Student Activities will give an overview of their services and answer your questions.

May 12
10:00–11:00 am ET
Transfer Student Panel

Admitted and prospective transfer students are invited to attend this panel of current transfer students at Rochester. Current transfer students will talk about their experiences and answer questions. A counselor from the Office of Admissions will also be in attendance to answer questions.

May 15
11:00–12:00 pm ET
Transfer Advising and Q&A Session

Opportunity for admitted transfer students to connect with both Transfer Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors. Topics including credit evaluations, academic advising, and the Rochester curriculum requirements will be discussed along with an opportunity for Q&A.

Missed what we offered in April?  See the schedule here!

Campus departments

You are welcome to reach out to academic departmentsathletics staff, and support offices. We encourage you to directly contact the department if you have specific questions. If you need assistance in contacting a department or office, email Patrick O’Neill, Associate Director for Faculty Engagement and Admissions Training, at patrick.oneill@rochester.edu.

College Center for Advising Services

The College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) assists undergraduate students with their academic needs by helping them find accurate academic information, opportunities to make the most of their undergraduate years, and solutions to academic problems. Information can be found on their website for the Class of 2024 and new Transfer students.

River Campus Libraries Presentation

With an extensive range of resources and world-renowned collections of rare and unique materials, River Campus Libraries provides a starting point for all scholarly endeavors at the University of Rochester. Regardless of major or focus area, library staff is committed to helping all students with their research needs. In addition, the libraries serve as a nexus for community engagement and collaboration, providing students with beyond-the-classroom education and resources. Learn about all River Campus Libraries can do for you by watching this short VoiceThread presentation!

Accommodation Statement

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions, please contact us at admit@admissions.rochester.edu. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Other Important Dates

May 1
$800 enrollment deposit is due for Regular Decision students.

Please be advised that while checks are still an option for submitting your enrollment deposit, due to the current situation with COVID-19, mail is delayed and our ability to process checks is more complicated than normal. If you have questions about trying to submit your enrollment deposit online, please email us for assistance.

Mid-May
Your enrolling student packet arrives on your doorstep, containing your housing and dining contracts and other important forms to return, as well as details on Orientation, financing, IT, and much more.

Transfer Students
Since transfer students are admitted on a rolling basis, the $800 enrollment deposit due date will be enclosed in the admit letter. The enrolling student packet is sent out on a weekly basis starting in mid-May for transfer students.

Study What You Love

From a unique major to athletics, from the collaborative spirit to the vast number of campus organizations, students choose Rochester for different reasons. But ultimately, they each arrive here because they found an unparalleled blend of research, rigor, and innovation they simply didn’t find anywhere else.

Branching out with the Rochester Curriculum

Breadth and depth are the hallmarks of the Rochester Curriculum, which combines freedom with intentionality.

Undergraduate students at the University delve deep into their primary area of study. But sometimes the best ideas, inspirations, and advancements “come not from within a discipline, but from branching out,” as one professor says.

At Rochester, our undergraduates branch out academically through the University’s cluster system. A cluster is a set of related courses that fall within one of the three broad areas of learning: humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences and engineering. Students major in one area, and then pick a cluster in each of the two remaining areas.

The beauty of clusters? Flexibility and versatility. Clusters can closely align with a major, expanding a student’s perspective on and understanding of a subject. Alternatively, they can be completely distinct from one’s major, letting students explore new or intriguing topics. Either way, our undergraduate students experience breadth and depth across academic disciplines in a way more traditional college curricula simply can’t accommodate.

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Housing & Campus

Aside from its proximity to classes, the library, and University events, on-campus housing gives students the chance to meet others and participate in school-sponsored activities.

First-Year Housing

Incoming first years are required to live on campus and have a choice between Susan B. Anthony Hall, Gensee Hall, and the Quad, comprised of Gilbert, Hoeing, Lovejoy, and Tiernan Halls. First years are housed together, and most will share a double room with another first-year student. However, there is also a limited number of single rooms and some triple rooms for first-year students.

First-year students who wish to combine their living experiences with sustainability efforts and education on campus may decide to participate in the EcoReps Program to help educate floor mates on environmental issues through activities and events.

Transfer Housing

Rochester welcomes transfer students to join our residential undergraduate community. Rochester has built and sustains many different kinds of campus housing. The popularity of upperclassmen housing often exceeds the number of available spaces. Thus, we currently can’t accommodate every transfer student who will want to live on campus, we will do our best to get as many on campus as we can. For those not housed on campus, you will need to secure off-campus housing. Students can choose to live off campus in apartments or shared homes in student-friendly Rochester neighborhoods.

Learn more about on-campus housing.

Learn more about off-campus housing.

City of Rochester

What makes the Rochester area unique?

Encompassing the Genesee River and six waterfalls, the city of Rochester is an urban center for 1 million people with vibrant and easygoing suburbs. The city’s hotspots include the Memorial Art Gallery, Kodak Hall, three professional sports venues, the National Museum of Play, and the George Eastman Photography Museum.

Rochester fostered the motion picture film industry, abolition, and the women’s rights movement. Home to Wegmans and the hub of the National Integrated Photonics Center, Rochester’s economy is entrepreneurial with thousands of specialized firms in fields like optics and health. Residents have easy access to Lake Ontario beaches, Erie Canal recreation, and a vast greenbelt of gardens, parks, and summer festivals.

Financial Aid

Speak with your financial aid counselor if you have questions about:
  • Your financial aid package.
  • The documents the Financial Aid Office has requested.
  • The financial aid process. We’re here to help! If you’ve never done this before, please don’t hesitate to reach out with concerns.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at a time of your convenience, please call the office at (585) 275-3226. You may also email your financial aid counselor directly with specific questions.

Contact Us

Admissions
Our counselors are always happy to help you!
(585) 275-3221
admit@admissions.rochester.edu

Orientation
Orientation will allow you to explore campus and make new connections.
(585) 275-4414
orientation@rochester.edu

Housing
On-campus living is required for first years and sophomores and a popular choice with upperclassmen—most students remain on campus all four years.
(585) 275-3166
housing@reslife.rochester.edu

Information Technology
If you have questions about setting up any tech services, ITS can help.
(585) 275-2000
univithelp@rochester.edu

Financial Aid
For questions about financing your education at Rochester, connect with the Financial Aid Office.
(585) 275-3226
finaid@rochester.edu

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
This office offers study groups, skills counseling, and support for students with disabilities.
(585) 275-9049 
cetl@rochester.edu

Virtual Events
Be sure to check out our virtual information sessions and workshops on admissions and academics!