Wendy Snyder’s typical day this past summer might seem mundane at first glance. Rise at 7 a.m. Work eight hours. Pilot remote operating vehicle 4,000 meters below the Pacific Ocean.
This year nearly 1,500 freshmen went out into the community to bond as a class, learn about the important work being done by organizations in their new home town, and volunteer to help.
Nearly 1,300 freshmen forming the Class of 2019 moved in to their new homes on the University’s River Campus and Eastman School of Music this week. The incoming class comes from 47 states and 83 countries. At both Eastman and River Campus, current students were on hand to welcome and assist their new classmates as they got their first taste of their new home. Welcome to Rochester, Class of 2019!
Now in its 14th year, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership’s Urban Fellows summer program include undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and others uniting the University and Rochester communities. With bettering one’s self for the betterment of the community as a mantra, Urban Fellows set out to focus on problem solving for positive change through civic engagement.
There are nearly 40 courses offered at the College that involve working within the greater Rochester community at some level.
Nineteen high school students from Africa are staying on the River Campus through Aug. 7 as part of a pre-orientation program designed to prepare them for college this fall. Three will continue their education at the University of Rochester this fall.