UR Orientation 2013-2014
Fall 2013 Orientation Information
August 27 – September 2, 2013
- International Student Arrival ONLY August 26
- Parent Orientation August 27-28
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 Spring and as we move into summer, but for now save the dates!
To all Freshmen planning to live on River Campus:
The contract that you received in the mail appears to limit your meal plan choices to the Meliora Unlimited Pass Plan or the Blue Unlimited Pass Plan. You are also eligible to choose the 150 Pass Plan. If you wish to choose the 150 Pass Plan simply check that box. Please forgive the confusion.
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 27th)
will be geared to new students. Move-in to the residence halls will begin at 9:00 am and programs will continue throughout the day. 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.
August 26, 2013
|International Student Move-In Day|
|August 27, 2013||Freshman & Transfer Move-In Day
|August 27 - September 2, 2013
||Freshman & Transfer Orientation|
|August 27 - 28, 2013||Parent Orientation (Register Online beginning this summer!)|
|August 28 - September 2, 2013||Transfer Orientation
Parent Orientation begins Tuesday, August 27th with helping your child check in between 9am and 4pm. Afterwards, there are typically information sessions, tours, and other special events lasting until 9pm. The 28th typically begins at 8am and goes until 7:45pm 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. Students must be on campus by 7:45pm for a required event, thus ending Parent Orientation. Check back here in June to register for your Orientation online!
Teen/Sibling Orientation on August 28th 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 9am to 4pm. Contrary to Parent Orientation, 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.
Mid-Year Orientation-January 2013
For those Students who will begin the University of Rochester studies in January 2013, Orientation will begin on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Parents will be offered a half day program from 8:30 am to 1 PM on January 14th, 2013. Students entering during mid-year can expect to receive materials regarding Orientation via email in early December. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive an email with information by December 30th.