Taking courses at the University of Rochester gives you access to many of the same services as students pursuing a degree.
Academic advisors in the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) are available to assist you with academic planning. CCAS advisors can help you select courses, provide you with information concerning academic policies, and refer you to other campus offices.
The University's Office for Online Learning has created a website, Learning During Times of Disruption, with multiple resources for students addressing many of the logistics of online learning.
The Learning Center offers services that promote academic success, including course-specific collaborative workshops and study groups, academic success coaching, study zone, and a study skills course. The center also created the Study Skills Guide to Mastering Remote Learning which, although geared to undergraduate students, contains useful information for students at all levels in and many disciplines.
As a Continuing Studies student, you can purchase an R Club membership, which includes full access to our athletic facility, including group fitness classes, courts, and fitness center. R Club membership includes access to:
- Bloch Fitness Center's strength and cardio equipment
- Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center
- Indoor/outdoor tennis courts
- Squash and racquetball courts
- Three full-size, multi-use recreational courts
- A field house with 200-meter track
- Fitness classes
- Intramural sports
- The Masters Swim Program (if eligible), tennis/squash lessons (fee), and club sports (fee)
Members also get a locker rental with towel service, and a one-day guest pass.
Computer, Internet, and Printing Services
Free wireless internet access is available to everyone on campus. For instructions on how to connect to the University of Rochester’s wireless network, please visit IT's wireless instructions page.
Printing is available in computer labs and at kiosks across the University. Prints are charged at a per-page rate to either a URos (Flex) account or visitor account balance. For more information, visit IT's printing page.
More than 10 on-campus eateries—from a full-service restaurant to a sushi bar and pizza place—provide food that is not only fresh and tasty, but, whenever possible, locally grown. Visit the dining website for information about menus and locations.
The Office of Disability Resources offers a variety of services to provide an inclusive experience and equal access to academic content and program requirements. Their approach relies on collaboration among students, staff, and instructors.
If you are considering whether or not to pursue disability accommodations, we encourage you to set up a meeting with an access coordinator. Students are not considered to have self-identified a disability until they specifically express a desire to do so through an individual interview and by submitting an application form.
Housing is not available for non-matriculated students during the fall and spring semesters. Summer housing is limited to matriculated undergraduate students and undergraduate students enrolled in University of Rochester summer programs. Questions about eligibility for summer housing should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have successfully registered for courses, you can obtain a student identification (ID) card. To learn more, visit the Public Safety website.
As a student taking courses at the University of Rochester, you have access to our library resources. With combined holdings of more than 3.5 million volumes and extensive collections of online databases, electronic journals, rare books, and musical scores, Rochester's libraries rank among the top academic research libraries in the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit the University’s libraries website.
Parking and Transportation
Once you have successfully registered for courses, you can obtain a parking pass through the parking website.
You also have access to the University's free shuttle service to help you get connected in, around, and between campuses. Experience convenience and gas savings with the ten shuttle lines available to get you to and from the various University and Medical Center destinations.
University shuttles are outfitted with real-time tracking equipment. Simply go to the TransLoc site on your computer or smartphone, or download the free smartphone app to see the buses on a map. Live tracking, arrival predictions, and proximity alerts are also available for all University bus lines.
If you need a transcript, wait until your course grade is recorded on Blackboard at the end of the term, and then order it online. See the Registrar’s transcript page for more information.
Writing and Speaking Center
You can access resources and support through the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program including:
- Writing and speaking tutoring
- Writing groups
- Graduate Writing Project workshops or boot camps (only for students taking graduate courses)
Students are encouraged to email email@example.com to get added to the student database, which will allow you to use the Center's online appointment system.