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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 for the fall semester.

About Research Rochester

Virtual Open-House Days for Prospective Students

These open-house programs are your ideal opportunity to learn more about 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. Learn about the curriculum, research opportunities, and what makes Rochester unique.
  • Interact with our students. Current students will show you key points on campus, sharing personal anecdotes, and answering questions along the way.

Fall dates

Friday, October 9, 9:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Monday, October 19, 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET
Saturday, October 24, 10:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Thursday, October 29, 4:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Wednesday, November 11, 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET

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).

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.

Schedule

Sessions
Welcome and University Overview Dr. Robert Alexander, Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment Management, will welcome attendees to our virtual Research Rochester event and provide an overview of what makes the Rochester experience so special. Learn about our unique Rochester Curriculum, undergraduate research and experiential learning, and global campus environment. Additionally, hear about how the University of Rochester has navigated the start of the fall semester to safely bring back students, faculty and staff to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reporting Live from Campus: Rochester Students! Students will be stationed at 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 Q&A.
Academic Advising This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about the structure and goals of academic advising at Rochester. You will hear from academic advisers in both Arts and Sciences and the Hajim School of Engineering, and have the opportunity to connect with, and ask questions to several current undergraduates acting as peer advisors.
Financing Your Education Learn how to navigate the need-based financial aid application process. Review the types of financial aid available including student loans, Federal Work-Study, need-based grants, merit scholarships, and many others.
Rochester Application Workshop Learn about the application and admission process at Rochester.
Meet Your Regional Admissions Counselor(s) and Financial Aid Get connected with the admissions counselors most familiar with your school and your time zone. Learn more about how they support your admissions process while they answer your questions. Financial Aid counselors will also be available for questions. This will be in a meeting format, separate from the Zoom Webinar event.
Time Event
8:30–9:00 am Video Showcase
9:00–9:40 am Welcome and University Overview
9:45–10:55 am Reporting Live from Campus!
11:00–11:30 am Academic Advising
11:40 am–12:15 pm Financing Your Education
12:20–12:50 pm Rochester Application Workshop
12:50–1:00 pm Closing Remarks
1:00–1:30 pm Meet Your Regional Admissions Counselor(s) and Financial Aid
Time Event
12:30–1:00 pm Video Showcase
1:00–1:40 pm Welcome and University Overview
1:45–2:55 pm Reporting Live from Campus!
3:00–3:30 pm Academic Advising
3:40 pm–4:15 pm Financing Your Education
4:20–4:50 pm Rochester Application Workshop
4:50–5:00 pm Closing Remarks
5:00–5:30 pm Meet Your Regional Admissions Counselor(s) and Financial Aid
Time Event
9:30–10:00 am Video Showcase
10:00–10:40 am Welcome and University Overview
10:45–11:55 am Reporting Live from Campus!
12:00–12:30 pm Academic Advising
12:40–1:15 pm Financing Your Education
1:20–1:50 pm Rochester Application Workshop
1:50–2:00 pm Closing Remarks
2:00–2:30 pm Meet Your Regional Admissions Counselor(s) and Financial Aid
Time Event
3:30–4:00 pm Video Showcase
4:00–4:40 pm Welcome and University Overview
4:45–5:55 pm Reporting Live from Campus!
6:00–6:30 pm Academic Advising
6:40–7:15 pm Financing Your Education
7:20–7:50 pm Rochester Application Workshop
7:50–8:00 pm Closing Remarks
8:00–8:30 pm Meet Your Regional Admissions Counselor(s) and Financial Aid
Time Event
12:30–1:00 pm Video Showcase
1:00–1:40 pm Welcome and University Overview
1:45–2:55 pm Reporting Live from Campus!
3:00–3:30 pm Academic Advising
3:40–4:15 pm Financing Your Education
4:20–4:50 pm Rochester Application Workshop
4:50–5:00 pm Closing Remarks
5:00–5:30 pm Meet Your Regional Admissions Counselor(s) and Financial Aid