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Wilson Day celebrates 30 years of community engagement

Wilson Day celebrates 30 years of community engagement

August 23, 2018

More than 1,300 incoming students will fan out to about 90 Rochester schools, libraries, senior centers, neighborhood associations, and more to paint, stack bookshelves, rake, pull weeds, and begin to get involved in their new community.

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‘This is literally the place that saved my life’

‘This is literally the place that saved my life’

August 23, 2018

Befikadu Mekonnen ’22 is 7,000 miles from home and hasn’t seen his family in two years. But the Ethiopia native and cancer survivor feels at peace at the University of Rochester, where he’ll begin classes next week as a biomedical engineering major.

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The Class of ’22 arrives on campus

The Class of ’22 arrives on campus

August 22, 2018

Nearly 800 first-year College students moved onto the River Campus on Wednesday, joining another 120 students who arrived at the Eastman School of Music.

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‘Full circle’: Triplets born at Strong join Class of 2022

‘Full circle’: Triplets born at Strong join Class of 2022

August 21, 2018

At 11 weeks premature, Matthew, Nicole, and Robert Gelb weighed a combined 6.3 pounds and spent three months at Strong’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This month, 19 years later, they will enroll at the University of Rochester as part of the Class of 2022—literally across the street from where they were born.

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Tips for first-year students

Tips for first-year students

August 13, 2018

Now that the Class of 2021 has experienced a full year at the University, they’re ready to offer advice to the incoming Class of 2022 with some helpful tips for succeeding in college.

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It’s time for the Year of Responsibility

It’s time for the Year of Responsibility

August 10, 2018

The coming academic year has been named the Year of Responsibility as part of the University’s The Communal Principles Project. In addition to the concept of responsibility, the Project works to promote principles of fairness, freedom, honesty, inclusion, and respect to the University community.

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Upward Bound summer program offers crash course in college

Upward Bound summer program offers crash course in college

August 7, 2018

“No one in my family has ever gone to college, and I probably wouldn’t have either,” says Rochester City School District rising senior Jason Cao. “If I had never joined Upward Bound, I wouldn’t have even thought of college. Now, I can’t wait to go.”

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