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Travel & Stay

Transportation

Need help with travel plans? Don't want to or can't drive? Here are some resources which you may find helpful.

How to Get to Campus

Bus

Rochester Transportation Services: The city of Rochester buses stop at several locations on the River Campus as well as the Medical Center and Eastman School of Music campuses on all routes.

Greyhound Bus Service: Greyhound has trips to Rochester from multiple locations in the Northeast.

Train

Amtrak Service to Rochester: The Rochester Amtrak station is located at 320 Central Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605. Taxi service and car rental are available, and the station is located on the municipal bus line that serves the River Campus.

Plane

Greater Rochester International Airport: The University's River Campus is about two miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC). Commercial taxi service and car rentals are available from the airport. Cab fare is approximately $10, depending on the number of people and luggage.

Car

Uber: Uber is relatively new to the city of Rochester. The company provides on-demand ridesharing services via their app. For your first ride as a first-time Uber user, you can take a look at this flyer for a discount exclusive to University of Rochester students.

Personal Vehicle: For August 23, domestic student move-In day ONLY: Please enter campus via Kendrick Road and enter Valentine Lot located at the GPS coordinates (43.1177, -77.6325). You will be directed behind deKiewiet and Valentine Towers to Zone 3 South and queued for the proper residence area. Please follow the staff members’ directions and look for the waving blue wind sock.

Inform Area Office of Arrival Information

If you plan to arrive by plane, train, or bus; walk over from the Staybridge Hotel or Hilton Garden Inn; or take a taxi to campus, it is very important that you contact your area office (contact information below) with your arrival information. Your keys and check-in information will be relocated to the area office.

Taxis and shuttles should be directed to the Susan B. Anthony/Genesee Area Office (for Susan B. Anthony and Genesee Halls) and to the Quad Area Office (for Hoeing, Gilbert, Lovejoy, and Tiernan). Do not direct the taxi through the Park Lot move-in queue.

The residential life staff will have your check-in information available at your area office if you make advance arrangements. If you do not contact us in advance, there will be some delay with your check-in.

Area Office Contact Information

Susan B. Anthony/Genesee Area Office – (585) 275-8764 or sba@reslife.rochester.edu

Quad Area Office for Hoeing, Gilbert, Lovejoy, and Tiernan Halls – (585) 275-5685 or freshmanquad@reslife.rochester.edu