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Parent and Family Information

Even as a parent, the college search and decision process can be confusing. We want to help make this as easy as possible for you and your child. If you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to help.

Welcome from the Dean

Parent and Family Information Form

We recognize the important role that family plays in the college decision process. As a parent or guardian, you likely have your own questions about how this all works. Help us keep you informed throughout the college search, application, and enrollment process by filling out this form.

Family Testimonials

Wondering what it’s like to be a part of the University of Rochester family community? See what some of our current families have to say.

“I have been so impressed with UR’s thoughtfulness in handling the pandemic and level of communication throughout the many unknowns leading up the fall semester and currently. There have been so many opportunities to gain information – through parent council contacts, Facebook, regular emails, and virtual meetings with deans. For everyone, there was a lot of anxiety leading up to the start of school, particularly for those of us with freshman students and who live out-of-state. Yet, I never felt in the dark about UR’s planning considerations. Moreover, if I requested information, I typically received a response within hours. As an alum, I have always been proud of UR. Clearly, UR continues to be “Ever Better”!”  — Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff BA87 PA24

-Jazy Zhang P24

-Adam Konowe, BA90, PA21


If you are unable to come to campus, we provide a host of opportunities to engage with us, as well as the campus community, through virtual information sessions and a variety of admissions workshops.
Visiting campus is a great way to discover if Rochester is a match for your child. Whether it is during our daily visit opportunities or for one of our larger campus events, seeing what the campus and the surrounding area plays an important part in understanding the campus community. We look forward to seeing you on the University of Rochester campus in the future.
Visit the University of Rochester’s official COVID-19 website for daily updates.
Read this article by Dr. Robert J. Alexander, our Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management for tips on applying to college during the pandemic.
The decision to invest in a quality education is substantial. We are here to help answer your questions about our financial aid process and policies.
A comprehensive resource to help families understand the student experience.
Discover Rochester, NY  and enjoy our thriving city any time of the year. With Rochester’s unique culinary scene, annual festivals, rich local history, and scenic outdoor spaces you’re sure to find something you’ll love!
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