Holiday 2020

Share the spirit of the season. Enjoy these special virtual events, online activities, and other ways to celebrate with fellow alumni, parents, and friends from wherever you are.

Full Hearts, Fuller Stomachs

Click the button below to explore recipes, and check back for new ones to try throughout January and February! Don’t forget the classics – view recipe books from the library’s archives here. Click here to add your own favorite recipe (submissions must be received by February 12).

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Get Social

Want to help spread the word? Check out our volunteer toolkit, show up to your virtual events in style with a UR Zoom background, and use #URCelebrates in your public posts.

Shop Small

Shop small this season in support of businesses with University of Rochester roots! Explore the curated Shop UR Holiday Gift Guide below.


P.S. Visit the campus Barnes & Noble and Eastman School of Music bookstore for gear and accessories, the Memorial Art Gallery gift shop for handcrafted goodies from local artists, and Open Letter, the University’s nonprofit, literary translation press for the gift of world literature.

Curl Up with a Good Book

Launching in January 2021 with Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, our new virtual book club will allow the UR community around the world to connect and discuss thought-provoking titles on a variety of topics. Join the fun for free!

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