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Incoming Students


All new graduate students are required to attend this orientation, which provides important information about your studies at the University of Rochester. Plan your arrival on campus accordingly. After orientation, there will be a barbeque sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Part ITaxation Workshop – All incoming PhD students who are US citizens or resident aliens for tax purposes should attend this workshop.

  • Description: University graduate student appointments taxation policy. Learn student requirements for filing taxes with the IRS.
  • Time: 1–2 p.m.
  • Location: Hutchison Hall, Hubbell Auditorium

Part II: University Orientation – All PhD and master's graduate students should attend.

Part III: Graduate Student Programs Student Fair

  • Description: Graduate students attending the orientation have the opportunity to win one of four $50 Visa gift cards from Advantage Credit UnionMust be in attendance to win.
  • Time: 2:45–4 p.m.
  • Location: Weather permitting: Hutchison Plaza. (If poor weather, event will be held in the Green Lounge, Hutchison Hall)

AS&E Graduate Student Association Welcome Barbeque:

International Student Orientation

The international graduate student orientation will be on Wednesday August 16, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. This event is mandatory for all new international students. We recommend international students arrive in Rochester in advance of orientation, and no later than August 15, 2017. Additional details regarding international student orientation are available online. 

Once you have arrived on campus and checked in with International Services Office, you will be notified of a specific location.