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Research Rochester – Virtual

Out of an abundance of caution and as a preventive measure, the Office of Admissions will be hosting virtual events this spring.

About Research Rochester

Research Rochester events allow prospective students to find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Rochester.

Virtual Open Houses for Prospective Students

These open-house programs are your ideal opportunity to get an inside look at Rochester.

  • Learn about the admissions process. Get an overview on our application process and financial aid and merit opportunities, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  • Experience Rochester. Delve into the curriculum, research opportunities, and what makes Rochester unique.
  • Interact with our students. Current students will show you key landmarks on campus, sharing personal anecdotes, and answering questions along the way.

Spring Dates

Monday, February 15, 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Wednesday, March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Friday, April 2, 9:00 – 11:00 am EST
Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

What to Expect

Our virtual “open-house” events will provide you with a more in-depth learning opportunity. The sessions on each day will be hosted on a continuous Zoom Webinar, with breaks between each session and the ability to “come and go” depending on your interest(s).

You will also have the opportunity to get questions answered by current Rochester students as well as admissions and financial aid counselors.

Learning About Other Departments

You can meet academic departmentsathletics staff, and support offices in your spare time. We encourage you to contact the department ahead of time to schedule an individual appointment.

If you need assistance with setting up an appointment with a department, email Patrick O’Neill, Associate Director for Faculty Engagement and Admissions Training.


Time Event
40 minutes Welcome and University Overview
Dr. Robert Alexander, Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment Management, will welcome attendees to our virtual Research Rochester and provide an overview of what makes the Rochester experience special. Learn about our unique Rochester Curriculum, undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities, and global campus environment. Additionally, hear about how the University of Rochester has navigated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
75 minutes Reporting Live From Campus: Rochester Students
Current Rochester students will speak from locations on campus, showcasing a dining hall, the campus center, library, gym, and a residence hall room. The later part of the session will transition to an interactive, moderated panel with time for questions and answers.

To supplement what you learn at Research Rochester, check out our virtual workshop offerings every month.  Topics include Financial Aid and Pre-College Programs.  Registration can be found here.

Spend Your Summer with Rochester: Pre-College Programs

With the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs you get to explore the Rochester curriculum, broaden your educational experience, sharpen your academic skills, and learn more about who you want to become!  Join our team for a presentation to learn about our summer opportunities and how they can better prepare you to apply for undergraduate admissions.

Tuesday, February 16, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 11, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Monday, April 26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm