December 15, 2019

University of Rochester AS&E GSA


The University of Rochester library system consists of Rush Rhees, Gleason Library, Carlson Library, the Multimedia Center, and the Art & Music Library. For hours of operation and locations please follow the link above.

Banking Services

JPMorgan Chase Bank has a walk-in office on the River Campus offering a full range of services including checking and savings accounts, and various investments.

Some popular banks among students include: Chase, HSBC, Citizen’s Bank, and ESL Credit Union. Chase maintains two ATMs on the River Campus, Advantage Federal Credit Union and HSBC each maintain one.

Parking & Transportation

University Parking & Transportation offers several services to help students, staff, faculty and visitors travel between the University and the city of Rochester as efficiently as possible. For more information or to learn more about the department, please click on the link above.


University of Rochester offers numerous dining locations for students. For more information on locations, hours, and meal plans following the link above.

University Health Services

Locations: 1st floor of UHS Building on River Campus, 1-5000 at UR Medical Center
Hours: Open 7 days/week during the academic year while classes are in session. Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, (Tuesday, 9am-9pm); Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-6pm
Appointments: To reach MD on-call after hours: (585) 275-2662 (585) 275-2662 (Program this number into your cell phone so you have easy access when you need it.)

Insurance Advisor: Laurie Strang
Phone: (585) 275-2637

Patient Advocate: Linda Dudman
Phone: (585) 275-5770

University Counseling Center

Phone: (585) 275-3113
Locations: Third Floor, UHS building Medical Center, Room 1-5101
Professional On-Call: (585) 275-3113
Life Line: (585) 275-5151

This service is supported by the University’s mandatory health fee. The psychotherapists are faculty and professionals-in-training (i.e. grad students), and they are especially well equipped to deal with student concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and grief. UCC offers individual counseling, as well as couple and group counseling. Full-time students are entitled to several (usually about 10) free individual/couple visits each year. Group counseling is free and does not count toward allotted sessions.

Dental Options

As graduate students, dental care is not included in the mandatory health fee or the Aetna Student health insurance plan. Below are 4 options that you could consider for dental care. This list is not comprehensive and if you know of other options, please email the Student Advocacy Officer and it can be added to the list. This list was last updated January 2011.

Option 1

Eastman Dental and Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Dentistry and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield offer the UR Student Dental Plan for University of Rochester students. The plan generally costs about $215 for the year and provides about $500 in coverage. University Health Service (UHS)

Option 2

You’ll need to call each provider to find out the value of their discount and costs of procedures. Find a discount for a provider using Aetna Vital Savings using the following steps:

  1. Go to and select “Members”. Search for University of Rochester and go to that site.
  2. If you haven’t already set up a login with Aetna, you’ll be required to do so (this requires you to have your card or your Aetna ID number). Otherwise, log into Aetna.
  3. Select “Find Health Care in DocFind.” This prompts a different webpage with limited options.
  4. Select “Search.” This changes the website to an information blog warning that some of the search results will be outside of the Aetna website.
  5. Select “Enter Doc Find.”
  6. Now, you’ll be able to select Dental Providers and specify the dental discount (Vital Savings) and any other pertinent information (distance, general/specialist, etc). Click on “Search”
  7. Pick your dental office. You are provided information showing the medical provider’s name, their address and their office contact number. You can select “Provider Details” which gives some additional, limited information.
  8. Call the dental office you’ve picked.

Option 3

Pay out-of-pocket:

Arts, Science & Engineering

Without insurance, first exam and x-rays are free
Dental Exam & Cleaning ~$79  Bite-wing x-rays ~$45
Follow the link above for location and appointment information.

University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)

10% discount for students
Dental exam & cleaning ~$100 Bite-wing x-rays ~$58
Follow the link above for appointment information

Living on Campus

If you are interested in applying for Graduate Housing, please contact our University Apartments Office (info listed below). Graduate housing strives to provide convenient, community focused residences that are in close proximity to the University. With over 800 apartments spread out over four communities, there is something for everyone. University Towne House (UTH) is made up of 60 studio apartments with communal kitchens. Towne House is just off of Mt. Hope and at the end of Strong Memorial Hospital. Goler House is a thirteen-story high rise building made up of studio, one, and two bedroom apartments. It is conveniently located right next to the parking garage of Strong Memorial Hospital. University Park, located on Westmoreland Drive is made up of studio, one, and two bedroom apartments in a parklike setting. Whipple Park, located at the southern-most end of the University, has a variety of apartments, from two bedroom garden units, to two and three bedroom townhouses. It was built with lots of green spaces and multiple playgrounds making it very popular for families.                                                                                                                                                Phone: (585) 275-5824

Also, check out the blogs of the 4 communities to learn more about what is going on:

Tunnel System

A system of tunnels connect many of the buildings so that students don’t have to venture out into the cold when traveling from class to class or residence to dining facility. For maps and more information on the universities tunnel system, follow the link above.

University Post Office

Location: Todd Union, basement
Phone: (585) 275-3991

This is a full service post office and packaging facility. Grad students can also rent campus P.O. boxes here.

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