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Rochester Ready | Last-minute reminders (August 21, 2018)

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  • Convocation ceremony welcomes new students: In starting your academic career at the University, Convocation is a wonderful ceremony to formally welcome new students. All incoming students and family members are invited to join President Richard Feldman, Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner, Dean of Students Matthew Burns, faculty, and staff. Due to weather, the event will be held on Wednesday, August 22, at 5 p.m in the Palestra in Goergen Athletic Center. Convocation will be immediately followed by a celebration dinner for all parents and families on the Hajim Science and Engineering Quad.

  • Orientation Program corrections: Please note the following changes to the printed schedule.

    (Group Change) ODOS (Office of the Dean of Students) Cares on Thursday, August 23
    Blue: 8 to 9 p.m.
    Yellow: 9:10 to 10:10 p.m.

    (Group Change) Making Ever Better Choices on Thursday, August 23
    8 to 9 p.m.
    Mellow Yellow: Hubbell Auditorium
    Pineapple Yellow: Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary

    9:10 to 10:10 p.m.
    Midnight Blue: Hubbell Auditorium
    Electric Blue: Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary

    (Location Change) Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner on Friday, August 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m,
    The Genesee Room in Douglass Commons

    (Time Change) Design yoUR Roc on Tuesday, August 28
    11 a.m. to noon

    Transfer Student Schedule

    Walk to Convocation on Wednesday, August 22, 4:30 to 5 p.m.:, transfer students ONLY

    Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, August 22, 6 to 7:45 p.m., transfer students ONLY

    (Location Change) Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner on Friday, August 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Genesee Room in Douglass Commons

    (Time Change) Design yoUR Roc on Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m. to noon

In Focus

Move-In Day Reminders

Domestic student Move-in Day is tomorrow, August 22. While you already received the following as a part of your first-year move-in information, please review it as you prepare for move-in day.


Clearly mark all your boxes and other belongings with your name, building, and room number.

Be sure to have your preprinted residential life and orientation move-in card (enclosed in your move-in mailing) with you.

Place the hang tag (indicating your living area) from your rear view mirror with the area name facing outward.

Enter campus via Kendrick Road. GPS coordinates: 43.1177, -77.6325. Specific travel directions are enclosed in the mailing.

As you move through the queue, you will receive your room keys, room condition forms, and other important check-in and orientation information.

Once you have completed the process in Park Lot, you will be sent to your residence hall area in controlled numbers. There will be plenty of student staff to assist with unloading and carrying your belongings to your room. The driver must remain with the car at all times.


Résumé Review Offered at Job Fair

At the Job Fair on Friday, August 24, the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections  will have peer career advisors and staff doing résumé review. Drop off a copy of your résumé (or submit it electronically at any point that day or over the weekend) and advisors will offer feedback within a week or so to assist with your on-campus job search.

Student Employment Office at the Campus Expo

Are you looking to work on campus? You can bring the appropriate identifications with you and fill out the paperwork necessary to be hired on August 22 or 23.  Stop by and visit their booth!

Orientation Leaders Recommend ...

Don’t miss these events:
  • Wednesday, August 22: Ice Cream Social, 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Rush Rhees Library
  • Thursday, August 23: Party on the Quad, 10:15 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wilson Quadrangle
  • Saturday, August 25: QuadStock in Wilson Quad! See the a cappella concert, No Jackets Required
This is just a sampling of the many events happening at the University. Check out the orientation schedules here and get involved with the many opportunities campus has to offer!

Get Involved!

Nearly 90 percent of Rochester students are involved in one or more of 260 student organizations. On Thursday, August 30, at 5 p.m., Wilson Commons Student Activities staff will talk about tips and tricks for navigating Friday’s Activities Fair and the CCC (Campus Community Connection) website. “Getting Involved 101” takes place in Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons. One attendee from the Class of 2022 will win a “Feel the Sting” shirt.

New Discount Program Available at University Bookstores

The Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester announces a new discount plan for transactions made with URos accounts.  Customers using URos in-store will save 5 percent on most items*, including textbook rentals (*cannot be combined with other discounts. Some exclusions apply; see store for details).  This benefit is offered at both the College Town and Eastman School of Music locations.

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