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2018 orientation team

What is Orientation?

Orientation logoOrientation is a week filled with programs and events that introduce incoming students at the University of Rochester to each other, the campus, and the local community. Before classes begin, you’ll learn about the many opportunities and choices available to you academically, professionally, and socially.

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Orientation Videos

Registering for Classes

Are you wondering why you have to wait until orientation week to register for classes? Watch this quick video from our orientation team for the answer!

Rochester Ready

In August, keep an eye on your inbox for Rochester Ready, an e-newsletter with last-minute announcements, reminders, and tips before move-in day.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about housing, dining, academics, student life, and more.

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Have questions or want more information about our orientation program? Contact us.