FAQs

Alumni

  • How do I contact the Office of Alumni Relations?

    The Office of Alumni Relations is located at the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 E. River Road, Rochester, NY, 14627. Our toll free number is 877-MELIORA (877) 635-4672.

  • How do I update my address?

    Click here to update your contact information.

  • Where would I find alumni events happening in my city?

    Click here to view and register for alumni events.

  • How do I get onto the Rochester Alumni Exchange and what services are available through the exchange?

    First time visitors need to request a unique ID number to create your account. To request your unique ID number, email alumni@rochester.edu with your name (include maiden and former names), class year, school and address.

    The Alumni Exchange includes online alumni directories, class notes, career networking, Facebook connections, and a regional events calendar.

    Full details can be found here.

  • How do I get a list of classmates?

    You can get a list of classmates by logging onto the Rochester Alumni Exchange. If you do not have access please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@rochester.edu for your unique ID number to get started.

  • Does the University offer career services for alumni?

    Yes, the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center offers a variety of services and resources for alumni. Full details can be found here.

    Alumni are also encouraged to engage in our series of free webinars featuring topics presented by the nation’s top career experts in resumes, job search, social media, networking, personal branding, and career exploration. To access the live presentations and recorded webinars from the Career Author Speaker Series, click here.

    In addition, alumni can log onto the Alumni Exchange to access the Career Advisory Network.

  • Can alumni use the Campus Libraries - and can research databases be accessed remotely?

    Alumni are welcome to visit the library. Staff will provide assistance in locating materials both in print and electronic format. Alumni may use library materials within the library, or print or photocopy them using the library's self-service printers and copiers. There is a fee for printing and copying. As a UR alumnus/a, you may bring your alumni ID to the circulation desk in either Rush Rhees or Carlson library.

    University alumni can stay up to date with a wide variety of premium news and research content brought to their desktops by University Advancement, Alumni Relations and the Library. With a UR NetID, they may access this content from any location. Click here to find out about NetIDs for alumni. Alumni may access the full range of the Libraries' licensed content while they are in the library. Off-campus access to selected resources is available through the Alumni Library Gateway.

  • How do I get an official transcript?

    Transcripts can be ordered online (if you graduated in or after 1986), by mail, by fax, or in person. Full details can be found here.

  • How do I get an alumni ID card?

    Visit the ID Office located on the first floor of Susan B. Anthony Hall. (ID cards are free to alumni). Call (585) 275-3975 for hours.

  • Are alumni allowed to park on campus?

    Alumni are allowed one complimentary parking permit per month. Beyond that, visitors can purchase one-day permits at the visitors' booth near the Elmwood Avenue entrance. An Alumni ID is appreciated. Parking is free between 7 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Monday - Friday and throughout the weekend in non-reserved spaces.

  • Can alumni use the campus athletic facilities?

    All faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the University and part-time students are welcome to join the facility membership program, The R Club, at any time throughout the year. Membership fees include access to all of our facilities, including fitness classes, private or group tennis and squash lessons (additional fee), and participation in our club sports programs. The membership fee for Rochester alumni is $230 per year.

    Full details can be found here.

  • Who do I contact with questions or comments about the Rochester Review?

    Questions or comment should be directed to the Rochester Review Editorial Office.

    Phone: (585) 275-0359

    Email: rochrev@rochester.edu

  • Does Rochester have club reciprocity with any other institutions?

    The University explored several options with New York City member clubs regarding providing affiliate memberships. Unfortunately, at this time, there are no plans to offer affiliate club membership.

  • How do I make a gift to the University?

    Click here to securely make your donation online. If you would like to make a gift via mail, please send to the following address: Office of Gift and Donor Records, Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 270032, Rochester, NY 14627.

Reunion Weekend

  • I’m on the list as planning to attend...Do I need to do anything else now?

    Not yet! Registration will open in late July.

    Alumni will have the opportunity to add their names to a list of classmates planning to attend the reunion. Complete registration materials will be available online at www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend in late August. Bookmark this website and watch your email for opening registration announcements.

    In order to finalize your preparations for reunion, you will need to complete a registration, indicating any guests that will be with you, what meals and events you plan to attend, and payments that are required.

  • Why can't I register now?

    Events, programs, and speakers are still being finalized.

  • I know my old roommate is coming, why isn't his/her name on the list?

    Reunion Programs asks permission to post names on our online attendance list. If your roommate's name is not listed, he or she may not have responded yet or they may have asked us not to post their name.

  • How do I get in touch with someone in my class?

    Our on-line directory, the Rochester Alumni Exchange is the perfect place to get in touch with someone from your class. Or contact the Alumni Office at (877) 635-4672 (toll free) or email us at alumni@rochester.edu.

  • Where will my class events be?

    Preliminary venues will be listed at the time of registration but once you arrive on campus and pick up your registration packet, a Program Guide will be supplied that will include final locations for all events.

  • What do I wear for the weekend?

    Your favorite blue and yellow clothes! If you need some new Rochester gear, The Campus Bookstore is now located on Elmwood Avenue, in the brand new College Town. Otherwise, check the event listing on the Meliora Weekend website for suggested dress information.

  • Golf carts

    Once you arrive on the River Campus, golf carts will be available to transport guests to campus buildings and parking lots. Please feel free to flag one down or go to Wilson Commons to request one.

  • Handicap accessibility

    Please visit the accessibility map for a complete map of campus lots with handicap parking availability. Please note that these spaces are reserved for those with government-issued handicap tags that are placed in your car. We will also have handicap accessibility maps available at registration once you arrive on campus.

  • Other general weekend questions?

    Please visit the Meliora Weekend FAQ's page for more details regarding shuttles, childcare, parking, etc.

  • Questions

    If you have any questions regarding your reunion, please contact Meghan Kiely, Receptionist, Reunion and Class Programs (585) 276-3598 or mkiely3@ur.rochester.edu

SMD Reunion Weekend

Senior Class

  • What is the senior gift campaign?

    This year's senior gift campaign—the Forever Better Challenge—marks a significant milestone of our senior year and the beginning of a lifelong tradition of annually supporting what matters to us most at the University of Rochester. Each and every gift is important, and serves as our commitment to the University and creates a legacy by supporting future students.

  • What is our goal?

    Our goal is to have 50% of our class donate to the Forever Better Challenge. The Class of 2015 achieved 41% and the Class of 2014 garnered 48% - we're confident that 2016 can do even better!

  • Why should I give?
    • To show your appreciation for the academic department, athletic team, student organization, etc. that has shaped your experience at the University of Rochester.
    • To pay it forward to future UR students. Philanthropic support supplements tuition costs for 88% of Rochester students who receive financial aid.
    • To increase the value of your degree. Publications such as U.S. News & World Report factor in rates of undergraduate alumni donor participation when determining national rankings.
    • To make a difference. Any amount counts!
  • Isn’t my tuition enough?

    On average, yearly tuition runs out in March. Philanthropic support helps to supplement costs for the remainder of the academic year and plays a vital role in creating a high quality experience for all Rochester students.

  • What are the benefits of giving?

    In recognition of your support and commitment, each donor to the Forever Better Challenge will receive an invitation to a special "Donor Only" event hosted by University Trustee Gwen Greene '65, an exclusive Class of 2016 lapel pin to proudly wear with your cap and gown at Commencement, entry into special raffles, and much more!

  • Where can I direct my gift?

    There are a wide range of areas within the University to choose from, including academic departments, undergraduate scholarships, athletics, study abroad, student organizations, community organizations and so much more. And the best part is, you get to choose where you want to make a difference!

  • How much should I give?

    Our focus is on participation as the act of giving is what’s important. In honor of our class we suggest a gift of $20.16; however a gift of any size makes a difference.

  • How do I give?

    You can give online now here or stop by the Forever Better Challenge table in Wilson Commons - look for the Forever Better Challenge banner!

  • What happens after we graduate?

    Commencement may mark the end of our undergraduate experience, but our relationship with the University of Rochester will last the rest of our lives. Below are a few ways you can stay involved and give back after graduation: