Orientation 2013

UR Orientation 2014

Fall 2014 Orientation
Aug. 25/26-Sept. 1

International Student Arrival ONLY: 

  • August 25, 2014

Domestic Student Arrival:

  • August 26, 2014

Parent Orientation:

  • August 26-27, 2014

Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the University of Rochester! Going away to college is a big transition. Our Orientation program is designed to make that transition easier. More information will be posted later this summer, but for now save the dates!

The following corrections have been made to the 2014 Orientation Schedules:

Friday, August 29th

Math Advising:  Friday 10am-2 pm in the Green Carpet Lounge of Hutchison Hall (Right outside of Hubbell)

Health Professions Q&A -at 10:00am and 11:00am in Sloan Auditorium (Goergen 101)

Peer Advising only available 2-6 pm outside of 312 Lattimore and in Lattimore 124!

The 24 Hour Play Festival will be FRIDAY at 10:15 pm with a performance on SATURDAY at 10PM!  Please check out one of our own Volunteers and her review: http://blog.enrollment.rochester.edu/blog/jamie-rudd/the-24-hour-play-festival3a-an-orientation-must

During registration on Friday, the Registrars Office will only be open until 6:00 PM in Lattimore 127.

CashCAB! - Before Red Light Green Light, starting at 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 31st

Bagels and Schmooze with Hillel is at 11:00 AM, NOT 12:00 PM.

What is Orientation?

Encompassing a weeklong program organized by Orientation staff, incoming students will be introduced to each other, the campus, and the local community. Our Orientation staff and volunteers work hard to ensure you have a memorable week and a great introduction to life at the University of Rochester.

The programs and events on the first day of Orientation (Tuesday, August 26) will be geared to all incoming new students. In mid-late June you will receive a mailing from Orientation regarding information on advising, foreign language placement, and your Academic Handbook. International Students will be able to download all of the information online.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Orientation 2014. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

Orientation Calendar

August 25, 2014

International Student Move-In Day
August 26, 2014 Freshman & Transfer Move-In Day
August 26 - September 1, 2014      Freshman & Transfer Orientation
August 26 - 27, 2014 Parent Orientation (Register Online beginning this summer!)
August 27 - September 1, 2014 Transfer Orientation

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation begins Tuesday, August 26 with helping your child check in between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Afterwards, there are typically information sessions, tours, and other special events lasting until 9:00 pm. The 27th typically begins at 8:00 am and goes until 5:00 pm and entails programming to help parents gain a better understanding of how the University is run. This has included meetings with Residential Life, Dining, the Dean of Freshmen, Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Security, Information Technology, and others. There is time at the end of the day in both schedules for you to take your child to dinner. Students must be on campus by 7:45 pm for a required event, thus ending Parent Orientation. Check back here in June to register for your Orientation online!

Teen/Sibling Orientation

Teen/Sibling Orientation on August 27 is a day designed to help the brothers and sisters of incoming students enjoy the day. This day includes tours of the University, sporting activities, movies, and many other fun events. It typically lasts from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Teen/Sibling has a small charge to participate and registration will not be online. Registration for Teen/Sibling will be sent out with the June mailing.