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Get to know each other, campus, and the community

Encompassing a weeklong program organized by our incredible orientation staff, incoming students will be introduced to each other, the campus, and the local community.

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Make the college transition easier and more enjoyable

At the University of Rochester, orientation staff and volunteers organize and manage the programs that welcome and orient new students to life at Rochester.

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Settle in at your new home away from home

Rochester Ready is a e-newsletter that highlights important information and announcements for incoming students and their families.

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What is Orientation?

Orientation logoOrientation is a week filled with programs and events that introduce incoming students at the University of Rochester to each other, the campus, and the local community. Before classes begin, you’ll learn about the many opportunities and choices available to you academically, professionally, and socially.

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Orientation Videos

Registering for Classes

Are you wondering why you have to wait until orientation week to register for classes? Watch this quick video from our orientation team for the answer!

Advising Week

March 25 to March 29, 2019

During the week prior to registration, a number of special events are held so that students can meet with faculty, learn about academic opportunities, and prepare for registration.

Advising Week events include departmental advising hours, interest meetings, and other special events.

Advising Week Information


Find answers to frequently asked questions about housing, dining, academics, student life, and more.

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