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Off-Campus Events

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, our admissions staff are not currently hosting off-campus events. You can continue to visit this page for updates and details about future events.


We don’t want you to miss out on discovering how Rochester could be the place for you, so during this time our admissions staff members are excited to connect with students and their families through a variety of virtual events ranging from information sessions to virtual workshops. Register for one of these events today!

High School/Community-Based Organization Visits

The majority of our high school and community-based organization (CBO) visits take place August–November. During these visits, we engage with you and your school or college counselors to learn about your academic and non-academic interests, who you are in the context of your secondary school, and we share information about the University of Rochester and surrounding city.

These visits typically last 30–45 minutes and provide you with an opportunity to connect with the counselor who will (most likely) be reading your application if you choose to apply.

College Fairs

Throughout the year, admissions staff and alumni volunteers participate in college fairs throughout the United States and world. Primarily, fairs allow you to briefly meet with an admissions representative, collect informational handouts, and ensure we have your contact information in our system. Fairs are held in several types of venues, including high schools, convention centers, and hotels.


The National Association for College Admission (NACAC) annually hosts a number of large college fairs throughout the United States and Canada. These college fairs are free and open to the public. NACAC encourages prospective student participants to register for these fairs in advance by visiting

College Fair Tips

  • Have a list of the participating colleges in advance and mark which booths you want to visit.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Come prepared with questions to ask.
  • Print out your name, contact information, birth date, and graduation year on a sheet of printable labels (this will save you time from writing all of this information on inquiry cards at each college table).

Virtual Events

Rochester offers numerous types of virtual events for students who are unable to visit campus. Learn what makes the Rochester experience different, and ask any questions you have in a live virtual session.