Meliora letters spelled out in front of Rush Rhees Library

On-Campus Visits

Campus visits, meetings with Admissions staff, and information sessions all play an important role in your college search. All on-campus visits and events have been canceled, but we don’t want you to miss out on discovering how Rochester could be the place for you. Check out our virtual event offerings.


Virtual Campus Tour

If you can’t make it to campus, there are plenty of ways to learn about Rochester and connect with us online. Read current students’ stories on our official blog, walk around campus from the comfort of your home with our virtual tour, and ask questions and get important updates on social media.

Planning Your Visit

Campus Tour

When you go on a one-hour campus tour, a current student will guide you around campus, sharing personal experiences and answering questions along the way.

Engineering Tour

An engineering tour is a general overview of some of the areas and buildings around campus dedicated to engineering. Spaces are limited.


This is your chance to talk to someone who knows Rochester. Whether you meet with an Admissions counselor or an alumnus/a, you’re going to get the real deal.

Information Session

An information session is a great way to get an overview of the University, Rochester’s unique approach to learning, and the admissions process from a staff member, with plenty of time for Q&A.

See an Academic Department

Meet with a faculty or staff member, sit in on a class, or see a campus department or lab.

Meet a Coach

Interested in pursuing a sport at Rochester? Set up a meeting directly with an athletic coach.

Group Visits

Group visit requests are currently closed until further notice.

  • We provide a campus group visit for students in grades 7–12 in groups with 15+.
  • Information sessions and campus tours are organized with the prospective college student in mind and are not intended for general school field trip purposes.
  • Due to application review, we will only be offering information sessions on Mondays and Fridays during January and February.
  • Due to the large number of visitors we already receive and because of our full recruitment calendar, our office is unable to accommodate group visits in April.
  • We do not offer group visits on the weekends.

All groups interested in scheduling a visit must register three weeks prior to their desired visit date. After you submit the form, the Office of Admissions will send you a confirmation and an agreement for you to sign.



GPS destination:
252 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14511


252 Elmwood Ave will bring you to the main entrance of campus. Once you reach 252 Elmwood, turn onto Wilson Blvd. Stop at the Visitor Parking and Information Booth (in the middle of the street) for parking instructions. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to give yourself enough time to park.

On more popular visit days, we often have our visitors park off campus. If this is the case, parking details will be in your event confirmation email. You can always call our office to double check.


The University’s River Campus is about two miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC). Commercial taxi service and car rental are available from the airport. Cab fare is about $10, depending on the number of people and luggage.


The Rochester city buses stop at several locations on the River Campus as well as the Medical Center and Eastman campuses on all routes. For schedule and bus route information, visit Rochester Transportation Services.


The Rochester Amtrak station is located at 320 Central Avenue. Taxi service and car rental are available, and the station is located on the municipal bus line that serves the River Campus.


Below is a list of hotels fewer than five miles from the University.

Please refer to individual hotel websites for information regarding your visit and COVID-19 regulations.
Hotel Location/Phone Distance
Staybridge Suites University of Rochester* 1000 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 527-9110
0.48 mi
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester 30 Celebration Drive
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 424-4404
0.6 mi
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown* 70 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 546-3450
1.34 mi
Rochester Riverside Hotel 120 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-6400
1.42 mi
Hyatt Regency Rochester * 125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-1234
1.44 mi
Inn on Broadway 26 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 232-3595
1.64 mi
Courtyard by Marriott 33 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-1000
2.88 mi
Peter’s Vintage Bed & Breakfast 277 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 436-7437
2.90 mi
Fairfield Inn Rochester Airport 1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 529-5000
3.36 mi
Quality Inn Rochester Airport 1273 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 464-8800
3.40 mi
The Strathallan Hotel 550 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-5010
3.40 mi
Motel 6 Rochester Airport 155 Buell Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 436-2170
3.68 mi
Country Inn & Suites* 797 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-0131
4.00 mi
Holiday Inn & Suites* 800 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-9190
4.00 mi
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn* 940 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-2700
4.14 mi
Double Tree Hotel 1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-1510
4.17 mi
Rochester Comfort Suites 2085 Hylan Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-6620
4.40 mi
Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport * 175 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-1910
4.54 mi
Residence Inn Rochester 1300 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-8850
4.72 mi

* These hotels offer University visitors a discount. Just mention you are a visitor when making reservations.