Fall 2016 Orientation


Welcome Class of 2020 and incoming Transfer students! Please note that the following move-in dates apply to both incoming freshmen and transfer students.

International Student Arrival ONLY:

Domestic Student Arrival:

Parent Orientation:

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 in the summer, but for now save the dates!

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.

2015 Orientation Staff

The programs and events on the first day of Orientation (Wednesday, August 24) will be geared to all incoming new students. In mid to late June you will receive a mailing from Orientation regarding information on advising, foreign language placement, and your Academic Handbook. toward the end of June, 2016, all of the information is available online. International Students will be able to download all of the information online.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Orientation 2016. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Snapchat at U. Rochester Orientation!

 Orientation Calendar

August 22, 2016

International Student Move-In Day
August 24, 2016 Freshman & Transfer Move-In Day
August 24 - August 30, 2016      Freshman & Transfer Orientation
August 24 - 25, 2016 Parent Orientation (Register Online beginning this summer!)

Spring 2016 Orientation

January 10-12

New students enrolling in spring 2016 will begin their Orientation program on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Mid-year Orientation is a highly personalized program that provides new freshmen and transfer students with opportunities to meet other new students, spend time with faculty and staff, and attend programs both on and off campus. You will also meet with current students who previously enrolled during a spring semester and will be eager to share their experiences. Parents and other family members may wish to attend a half-day program on January 11 to learn more about our community and the resources available to students. Information and registration materials will be sent in mid-December. Please check your University email. If you do not receive information by December 30, email cascas@mail.rochester.edu.

We are looking forward to sharing our Orientation programs with you and to helping you make a smooth transition to college life. Specific information regarding your program, registration for Orientation, and much more will be coming to you in the months prior to your arrival. Please check this website regularly for updates. If you have any questions in the months to come, please don’t ever hesitate to contact us.