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Legacy Families

Generations of families share a special connection to Rochester, Legacy families are students and alumni whose family, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend the University of Rochester.

Legacy Programs

Freshman Legacy Lunch

Incoming legacy students and their families are invited to join us on move-in day as we welcome the newest members of the Rochester family and help them get settled on campus.

Meliora Weekend Legacy Reception

Legacy families are invited to gather during Meliora Weekend as we recognize their special connection with the University.

Senior Legacy Reception

Graduating legacy students and their families are invited to join us during Commencement Weekend as we celebrate this special occasion and welcome them into the Rochester alumni family.

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Legacy Benefits and Services

The Meliora Alumni Scholarship

As the child or grandchild of a Rochester alumnus, you have the ability to carry on a family tradition while also creating your own legacy. The Meliora Alumni Scholarship serves to recognize this unique commitment with typical scholarship awards from $5,000-$10,000. Apply for the Meliora Alumni Scholarship.