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Transforming lives through educational opportunity

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Supporting a diverse student body in higher education

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Providing guidance, scholarship and support services

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Providing educational resources, training, and support to area high school students.

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Supporting existing undergraduates in achieving their academic goals.

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Growing the academic pipeline and diversifying the academic population in AS&E.

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Undergraduate students participating in summer research programs run by the University's David T. Kearns Center take a break from their work to enjoy a Red Wings game and see more of downtown Rochester. (University photo / Michael Droel)

Summer of Research

It’s one community for Kearns summer researchers

In their labs, the 61 Kearns Center summer researchers work among one another, and in their dorms they live among one another, forming tight friendships that will be vital as they move on to graduate school and professional careers.

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A Meliora Weekend


We are inviting all of our alumni back to the University of Rochester to celebrate our anniversaries with us this Meliora Weekend! 

We will be hosting great celebratory events just for YOU!  

For more details visit the Meliora Weekend website.

Make a gift to celebrate Meliora

While registering for Meliora Weekend, you have the option to add a gift to a single fund. Consider supporting the Kearns Center in honor of our anniversaries this year!

Questions about our upcoming alumni events? Contact us.

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Expanding our Services

A $1.2 million Talent Search grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enable academic services for upwards of 500 Rochester City School District students annually over the next five years. The Kearns Center will administer the project via College Prep Centers at East High School and Vanguard Collegiate High School.

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Undergraduate Research

Search for research opportunities available nationwide in the humanities, social sciences, engineering, math, science, and medicine.

Undergraduate research symposium

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We're Better Than That

Educating the University community on ways to approach divisive topics and to stop hate speech and racism at Rochester.

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