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Rochester Ready | important reminders; River Campus Libraries (June 21, 2018)

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What you need to know today

  • Check your loan requirements: If you were offered a federal loan as part of your financial aid package, make sure to complete any outstanding loan requirements before arriving on campus. You can log into your FAOnline account to confirm if you have any outstanding requirements. Once you’ve logged into your account, click on the Required Documents screen listed in the menu and look for any document listed as “not received.”

  • Complete online insurance process, health history forms: Each year you are a full-time student, you need to complete the Online Insurance Process to either enroll or waive the University’s student health insurance plan. Completing the process by Friday, July 6, is recommended to assure proper billing on your July tuition billing statement. If you have questions about process, write to insurance@uhs.rochester.edu.

    If you have not submitted your completed Health History Form to  University Health Service (UHS), you should do so by June 30. If you cannot make the deadline, send the form as soon as you can. UHS must receive the original form; a copy of the form will not be accepted. UHS needs to receive your form before you arrive on campus. If you have questions about completing the form, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the UHS website. You can also write to hhf@uhs.rochester.edu.

  • Log into Blackboard: You should have received a notification at your University email account with information on how to log into Blackboard at learn.rochester.edu. Look for the Class of 2022 Organization on the right side for online pre-orientation registration forms. Blackboard will be used by most of your classes.

In Focus

Get to Know the River Campus Libraries

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) are central to student life and scholarship at the University. The libraries are home to three physical locations on campus—Rush Rhees, Carlson, and the Physics-Optics-Astronomy libraries. The staff of over 100 individuals provide a variety of services and are central to supporting academic success. The Q&i desk is your first point of contact at the RCL, where the Patron Services staff will help you navigate spaces, introduce you to RCL’s collection of materials, and connect you with your librarian. Outreach librarians are always ready to meet with you and provide services focused on your specific research topic and questions. Whether library staff are helping with research citation or navigating the stacks, their main priority is service. Ready to learn more about the River Campus Libraries and everything that didn’t fit into one paragraph? Follow @RCLibraries on Twitter and Instagram and @rivercampuslibraries on Facebook!

Get to Know the Office of Minority Student Affairs

The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) is the official academic home—as well as a home away from home—for all historically underrepresented minority students in Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

Located on the main academic quad in Dewey Hall 2-161, the office connects students to an experienced advisor who will assess students’ needs through a holistic advising approach. What does that mean? Staff connect you to academic, financial, social, and professional resources, on and off campus. The office provides services such as access to the the office’s lending library and free printing in the newly renovated OMSA study lounge located in Dewey 2-130.

OMSA coordinates signature programs like the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Early Connection Opportunity (ECO) program, and the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The office also coordinates signature events, such as the OMSA Networking Reception at Meliora Weekend, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address, and the Annual OMSA Senior Dinner. Please stop by to get to know your OMSA advisor—office staff would love to welcome you to the OMSA family.

Get to Know the iZone

The Barbara J. Burger iZone is the first stop for students with big ideas and even bigger goals. iZone is a community and space housed in Rush Rhees Library where students go to explore and imagine ideas for social, cultural and economic impact. Their team of 10 student fellows and two full-time staff members hosts programs and workshops throughout the year to help students learn how to solve interesting problems in unique ways whether it’s creating a business model or figuring out how to build the ideal fort to survive the zombie apocalypse. You can also drop by to chat about your ideas during their office hours where a member of their staff can help you develop your vision into an opportunity to make a unique impact not just on our campus but on the world.

Connect with iZone on Facebook and Instagram for news about upcoming events. In September, get ready to share the great ideas you’ve come up with this summer at What’s the Big Idea, talk about how you really messed up in high school at Screw Up Nights, or spend five minutes sharing what you’re passionate about at the new event series, Ignite!


Class of 2022 Is Most Selective Ever, with Record Applications

The incoming Class of 2022 for the College of Arts, Sciences & Engineering is shaping up to be the institution’s most selective ever, with a 29.6 percent acceptance rate, drawn from a record 20,243 applicants.

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