Gorgar and Wild Rats!
Need I say more? Oh, the recipe (as sent by another alum, L.J. Jackson):
1 shot vodka
-2- shots of rum
1 shot kahlua
1 shot creme de cacao
AND milk. Not a lot. YOU'LL know.
AND SOME ice. Again, YOU'LL know.
- Paul Schlosser
Professors on your shoulder
Even when we were freshman, we had access to professors on the River campus and medical school who shared their insights and research-science: Gates, Worcel,Keng Christenson, and English: Ford
- Bob Marraccino
Favorite Memory: Opportunity to know and interact with incredibly bright, hard-working and disciplined people.
Favorite Professor: George Grella, Professor of English. He was (and I assume still is), passionate about good writing, good stories, and baseball----the Dodgers!
Rochester's Significance Today: The University of Rochester is still a benchmark for excellence.
- Jim Mayer
Best memory has to be meeting my (future) wife for the first time in the Rat - I could still point out the exact table if only the Rat existed today!
Best Prof would be Riker or Fenno. These men are just brilliant and I'll never forget their captivating lectures.
Today, I remember Rochester for a quality education and a beautiful campus on which to spend four years
- Scott Mack
Wilson Commons-watching Dynasty on the tv's outside the game room, playing Space Invaders and pool, the candy counter, sitting in the lounge on the orange couches on a cold, snowy day, meeting by "the clock" and the Ratskeller. Running around and around the indoor track in the winter, swimming laps in the new pool and playing indoor tennis on the carpet. The tunnels and movies in Strong Auditorium, sharing one phone with suitemates and computer punch cards with everyone, Andrew Dice Clay and SpyroGyra. Off campus-free samples at Wegmans, frozen custard at 12 Corners, Park Ave., roller skating to RIT, concerts at Geneseo, bowling and Birds.
Rochester means great friendships and experiences, a beautiful campus, some inspiring classes and a proud affiliation.
- Robbie Kahn
Winter Break Swim Practices
I remember coming back to UR early over Winter Break for swim practices in 10 degree weather. The guys and girls lived barracks style in Fauver Stadium. We swam many yards each morning, retired to Fauver to lay around talking and playing games until afternoon practice. At night, we slid around icy roads in our team vans to hit local dance clubs. The girls and guys teams played various pranks on the each other that shall not be recounted here!
- Chris Taggart
Thoughts flooding in
Going to the candy counter to get peanuts and raisins and M&Ms and then mixing them in a single bag to create what is now marketed as "trail mix"~Rinky~The dollar bill in the tunnel system~Dance marathons in the Palestra~Ground breaking for Zorno sports complex~All nighters to study for organic Chem exams~fire alarms in the middle of the night~Halloween night walks through Mt Hope Cemetery~"Studying" in the Wells Brown Room~PO Box 6122~Funnel cakes on Dandelion day~Climbing the bell tower of Rush Rhees~Hanging "Bye, Bye Sproull" sign from the roof of Wilson Commons on CLASS of '81 graduation day. (I know who did it, but will never tell!)~An opportunity and experience of a lifetime!
- Jeanine Khoury
Some of my great memories are the day to day kind of going to movies with friends to Strong Auditorium and to Sammy House for Sal's Birds afterwards, the Psi U Beach Parties in February, ordering Little Venice pizza for study breaks at night and working at the Admission's office giving tours to prospective students. Some of the best memories are the Spring Breaks to Canada with Professor Peck and Carlisle. A Group of students went to Prof Peck's farm in Dacre, Ontario where we tapped maple trees, square danced, cross country skiied everywhere and of course read Medieval Literature. On another Spring Break trip - we went to Toronto and stayed at the University of Toronto dorm where Canadian students took us to see the town and had high tea for us. We also attended the High Table at Massey College (very Harry Potter - before JKR wrote the books!)
- Elizabeth Pedro Taggart
Add Your Own Memory
I have many great memories of life at UR starting with my freshman hall in Gilbert to senior year as a RA on "the hill." As I think back to my years at UR, the best thing about them are that the activities I participated in were so varied. This gave me the opportunity to experience many different people and ways of life. This included Greek Life, Psychology experiments, art studio time, leadership roles, and two jobs that afforded me the chance to meet lots of great people: the circulation desk at Rush Rhees and the Information Desk at Wilson Commons. I remember closing down the library really late on a Wednesday night and then heading over to the Dead End Pub. I am looking forward to re-connecting with fellow classmates at our 30th and sharing more memories.
- Mary Beth Egan Keller