December 9, 2019

University of Rochester AS&E GSA

Stores & Shops


Location: Frederick Douglass
Phone: (585) 275-4012
Summer Hours: M-Th 9:00am – 5:00pm; F 9:00am – 2:00pm
School Hours: M-Th 9:00am – 6:00pm; F 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sat 12:00pm – 4:00pm; Extended hours at the start of each semester

The University bookstores are all run by Barnes and Noble. They carry all textbooks as well as trade books and newspapers, UR apparel, greeting cards, and UR gifts (pens, key chains, etc.). Note that in New York, books bought for class are tax-free, although they need to be marked and sold as a textbook. On campus, everything in the textbook section is so marked and sold. You may find an identical book in the trade section, but it will be taxed.

Computer Store

Location: Rush Rhees, at IT Center
Phone: (585) 275-8353
Hours: M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm

The computer store carries both Apple and Dell products at educationally discounted prices. You can also purchase computer accessories, iPods, cameras, game systems, software, etc. They have a clearance section online that can be worth checking out.

Common Market

This is a small storefront on the first floor of Wilson Commons. It stocks candy, nuts, newspapers, movie and concert tickets, and tickets to other off campus events.

Corner Store

This convenience store, located in the Frederick Douglass building, carries snacks and groceries, aspirin and other health aids, and beauty and personal items. The prices can be high, but it’s there if you need it.


  • You can use your Flex accounts to purchase your textbooks.
  • The Bookstore also carries a wide selection of greeting cards, gifts, and all the UR apparel you could ever want.

Athletic Department

Director: George VanderZwaag
Phone: (585) 275-4301
Information: (585) 275-7643

The primary athletic facility on the River Campus is the Goergen Athletic Center, which includes the Hajim Alumni Gymnasium, Zornow Center, Field House, and Palestra. Secondary facilities include Fauver Stadium, which pro- vides an all-weather outdoor track and an AstroTurf covered playing field, the Peter Lyman Tennis Center, and several playing fields across from University Park and elsewhere on campus.

Common Market Ticket Sales

The Common Market Ticket Sales Office is located in Wilson Commons Rm 101i in the Ruth Merrill Center. Ticket Office Business Hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

Event Ticket Setup and Sales:

  • Ticket Request Forms for student group or departmental events can be downloaded and printed below.
  • All requests for ticket sales by group or departments will need to be submitted with form of payment to the Ticket Sales Coordinator Beverly Buscemi.

Interfaith Chapel

Director: Allison Stokes
Location: 204 Interfaith Chapel
Phone: (585) 275-4321

The Interfaith Chapel was built in 1970 as a bold signal of the University’s commitment to diversity. As the words above the entrance suggest, it is to be a house of prayer for all people’ to celebrate their religious traditions and spiritual perspectives.

The Chapel has Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant Chaplains and offers Catholic Masses; Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform Jewish services; Inter-denominational and African-American Protestant services; a Meditation Room for Muslim daily prayers; both Hatha and Siddha Hindu meditation sessions; and meeting rooms for other groups including Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Latter Day Saints, and multi-faith groups. Check the website for service hours, or for more information.

Student Activities Office

The student activities office organizes events targeting undergraduate students, but there are several events and services of which graduate students can take advantage. You can purchase discounted tickets for concerts and campus-wide events, such as Meliora Weekend events, through the Common Market Ticket Office. If your student group needs to sell tickets for an event, the Common Market can help! Contact the GSA Social Programming Officer for details (GSA Officers).

Wilson Commons

Student Activities Director: Anne-Marie Algier
Phone: (585) 275-9390

Common Connections Information Desk
Location: Room 201
Phone: (585) 275-5911
Hours: M-F 7:30am – 1:00 am; Sat 10:00am – 1:00am; Sun 10:00am – 1:00am

The Commons provides space for meetings, special events, and programs organized by student groups and University departments. I.M. Pei designed the building to have three of its walls and its ceiling made of 18,000 square feet of glass. It serves as the home for most undergraduate student organizations by providing office, work, and storage space. Dining and food services include the Common Market (candy, nuts, newspapers, and movie tickets), the Pit (pizza, Chinese, Mexican, salad bar, and grilled foods), the Hive (Blimpie subs), and Starbucks (specialty coffee and desserts). In addition, the Commons maintains recreation rooms with pool tables and video games, a hair salon, graphic arts services, event support services, an HSBC ATM, an art gallery, an information desk, and a lost and found.



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