Tuition for University of Rochester undergraduates in The College will rise 3.8 percent to $49,260 in the 2016-17 academic year, with the commitment to undergraduate financial aid increasing 13.5 percent to $122.2 million.
The $20 million deferred commitment will provide unrestricted support for the Simon Business School’s mission and will help ensure the professional success of future Simon students and alumni.
University veterans were recognized for their military service and pinned with a new “Veteran Rocky” lapel pin at an event marking the launch of a new online resource.
With its more than 1,400 trees of 116 different species, the University has again been named a Tree Campus USA institution for the sixth straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced.
Charles Augustus Thompson is believed to be the first African-American graduate of the University. While a student at Rochester, he immersed himself in a mix of science (physics, chemistry, physiology) and liberal arts (Roman law, rhetoric, and four languages).
February 15 marks the 196th birthday of American civil rights and social justice leader, Susan B. Anthony. In 1900, Anthony led the fundraising campaign to secure the admission of women to the University, and pledged her own life insurance policy in order to meet the deadline.
With over 250 student groups on campus, the reconfigured and more flexible spaces will allow groups to host speakers, programs, and other activities organized for and by students. Work will be done in phases and expected to be complete by August 2016.