Welcome To Orientation!
August 2018 Orientation
Welcome Class of 2022 and incoming Transfer students! Please note that the following move-in dates apply to both incoming first-year and transfer students.
International Student Arrival:
- August 20, 2018
- International Parent sessions will be held August 21, 2018
Domestic Student Arrival:
- August 22, 2018
- August 22-23, 2018
*Classes Begin: August 29, 2018
Going away to college is a big transition but have no fear! We have an amazing Orientation program that will help make the college transition much easier and more enjoyable.
What is Orientation?
What a fantastic question! Encompassing a weeklong program organized by our incredible 2018 Orientation staff (stunning photo of the 2017 Orientation team below), incoming students will be introduced to each other, the campus, and the local community. Our Orientation staff and volunteers work hard to ensure you have a memorable week and a great introduction to life at the University of Rochester.
The programs and events on the first day of Orientation will be geared to all incoming new students. In mid to late June you will receive a mailing from Orientation regarding information on advising, foreign language placement, and your Academic Handbook. toward the end of June, all of the information is available online. International Students will be able to download all of the information online.
August 20, 2018
|International Student Move-In Day|
|August 22, 2018||First-Year & Transfer Move-In Day|
|August 22-28, 2018||New Student Orientation|
|August 22-23, 2018||Parent & Family Orientation (Register Online beginning in mid-June!)|
The University will become a home away from home for students. Meal plans, housing, personal well-being, and decision making skills are all addressed by these organizations:
- Residential Life - www.rochester.edu/reslife/freshmen/
- Dining Services - www.rochester.edu/studentlife/dining.html
- University Health Services (UHS) - www.rochester.edu/uhs/
- Student Health 101 - http://rochester.readsh101.com/
- University Counseling Center (UCC) - http://www.rochester.edu/ucc/
- Public Safety - http://www.publicsafety.rochester.edu/
- Information Technology (IT) - www.rochester.edu/IT/incoming/
First Year Resources
Essential components of academic progress, personal and social well-being are addressed by these organizations:
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) - www.rochester.edu/college/cetl/undergraduate/
- College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) - www.rochester.edu/college/ccas/
- Student Association (SA) - sa.rochester.edu
Spring 2019 Orientation
New students enrolling in spring 2018 will begin their Orientation program on January 13, 2019 at 5 pm in Genesee Hall. The Orientation Office (In 311 Genesee Hall) will be open for questions and check-in on Sunday, January 13 from 12-5 PM. Mid-year Orientation is a highly personalized program that provides new students with opportunities to meet other new students, spend time with faculty and staff, and attend programs both on and off campus. You will also meet with current students who previously enrolled during a spring semester and are eager to share their experiences.
Information and registration materials will be sent in mid-December. Please check your University email. If you do not receive information regarding Orientation by December 30th, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in the Spring and cannot wait to help you make the smooth transition into college life!