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Weely Buzz 8/31/14
President welcomes back; shuttle-run notice, Yellowjacket Weekend plan, video of Move-In Day,Wilson Day photo gallery, dining ranked among best
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AUG. 31, 2014

News and Announcements

President Seligman Welcomes Back Students

"It is a joy to welcome the entire Rochester family and I offer each of you best wishes for a successful school year. We are a University on the move," writes President Seligman in his annual welcome to new and returning students. Read the full message.

Shuttle Running for Those Housed at Radisson

Starting Monday, a temporary shuttle will take students housed at the Radisson back and forth to campus. Those wishing to get to Eastman should be sure to take the Red Line and not mistakenly get on the UR Radisson Shuttle. Here are the shuttle schedules.

Yellowjacket Weekend Promises Eventful Start to Year

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the beginning of the academic year with fun events during Yellowjacket Weekend, the first community weekend of the year, Sept. 5-7. See details and a full schedule.

Move-In Day Vid Shows Freshmen Fun, Excitement

The University’s incoming freshmen class arrived Tuesday, Aug. 26, with about 1,300 students moving into five residential halls on the River Campus and at the Eastman School. Watch a video of the day's activities.

Freshmen Experience Rochester on Wilson Day

The incoming Class of 2018 fanned out into the surrounding neighborhoods of Rochester during the 26th annual Wilson Day of community service. More than 1,350 students were transported around their new community. View a gallery of the day's photos.

Dining Services Ranked among Best in America

The University's dining services has been ranked 6th on the 2014 list of 75 Best Colleges for Food in America by The Daily Meal, an online publication that reports the latest culinary news and trends around the world. Read more...

Theatre Program Internship Available ...

The UR International Theatre Program is looking for students interested in marketing and public relations to be part of its four-credit PR & Marketing Fall Internship (ENG 398). Students will learn the basics of public relations and marketing, from press releases to social media marketing to marketing strategies for theater productions. Read more...

... and Chances to Audition, Too

Auditions for What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton, directed by Nigel Maister, and Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith are at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. in Todd Theater. Prepare a monologue (preferably) or just show up. Read more...

How to Be a Wilson Commons Fan and Follower

Wilson Commons now has a presence on social media. Its Twitter handle is @WilsonCommons; visitors can "like" it on Facebook at WilsonCommonsUR. Followers will learn about the events, programs, and promotions happening in the building.

Find Cool Stuff to Do with University Calendar

Read by students, faculty, and staff as well as the Rochester community, the University Events Calendar features both traditional events as well as unique events happening at the Eastman School, Medical Center, and the Memorial Art Gallery. Find events at here or on your UR Mobile app. The calendar is managed by University Communications and submissions can be sent to

Deadlines and Reminders

Time to Complete Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver

All incoming and returning full-time students must complete the online health insurance enrollment/waiver process during fall open enrollment. The deadline to do so is Sept. 15. Read more...

Immunization Deadline Nears

All incoming full-time and part-time students must meet New York State requirements for immunizations by Sept. 30. A completed health history form must be submitted to University Health Service, either in person or sent to Box 270617. Read more…

Dental Plan Sign-Up Deadline Is Oct. 31

Enrollment in the student dental plan, offered by the Eastman Institute for Oral Health on Elmwood Avenue next to the Medical Center, is open through Oct. 31. Coverage begins on Sept. 1 and continues through Aug. 31, 2015. Find more information and an enrollment form.

This Week

yoUR Hillel BBQ Welcomes Students Back to Campus

The first annual Welcome Back to yoUR Hillel BBQ dinner will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, beside the Genesee River on the Interfaith Chapel grounds. RSVP here.

Eastman School Convocation Brings Ceremonial Start to Year

The Eastman community is invited to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and to welcome new students and faculty at the All School Convocation, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

Learn How to Be a Class Leader

Those interested in participating in Student Government, Class Council, or Hall Council can learn about the opportunities available in informational sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, and 5:30 Friday, Sept. 5, in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Attending an info session is a must before running for a position.

Buy Posters and Prints to Spruce Up Your Room

The Wilson Commons Student Activities annual poster and prints sale is in progress on the porch of Wilson Commons. It will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 4. The rain location is Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons.

Session Set for Those Planning on a PhD

An NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in Dewey 1-101 will guide seniors, Take Five, and other eligible students planning or currently in early stages of PhD in social science, science, and engineering fields. A panel session will feature student winners of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and faculty who have served as national reviewers. See the NSF website??? for full program details.

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