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turkey collage

Happy Thanksgiving from the University of Rochester gang of wild hand turkeys.


Rush Rhees at sunset, with red foliage on the quad
Students can major or minor in American sign language or join the ASL club on campus.

three students on a beach
The Marching Pep Band performs at home football and basketball games and at events around Rochester.


Rocky cut out tucked behind Douglass Leadership House sign
The University is home to several a cappella ensembles including the YellowJackets, Midnight Ramblers, Vocal Point, and After Hours.

Clock tower rising over red autumn leaves
The dandelion is the symbol of the University; it appears on buildings and engravings across campus.


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Economics is one of the five most popular majors among students in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

Rocky's face embedded in fencing
The University of Rochester Yellowjackets compete in 21 varsity-level teams, including "foot"-ball.


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About 1,200 students graduated last year as part of the Class of 2012.

Rocky's face embedded in fencing
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an undergraduate major and minor and graduate degree programs.


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Meliora -- or "Ever Better" -- is the University motto.

Rocky's face embedded in fencing
About a quarter of the students in the College belong to Greek organizations.


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The Pride Network recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as a student organization. The University is also home to the online archive of The Empty Closet, one of the oldest gay news publications in the country.

Rocky's face embedded in fencing
Rocky is the mascot of the University's athletic teams, the Yellowjackets.


cars drive by Eastman in black and white
Pulling an all-nighter in Rush Rhees Library is a kind of right of passage for Rochester students.

Rocky's face embedded in fencing
The dandelion is the symbol of the University; it appears on buildings and engravings across campus.


cars drive by Eastman in black and white
The Tree of Life is a River Campus landmark. After the tree fell in 2010, the remains of the tree became a memorial.