Legacy Families


Generations of families share a special connection to Rochester. Legacy families are undergraduate students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attend or currently attended the University of Rochester.

College Legacy Programs

Legacy Families Move-In Day Hospitality Suite

To celebrate the next generation of Yellowjackets joining the University of Rochester family, we cordially invite you to stop by a reserved suite to relax, enjoy refreshments, and meet other incoming legacy students and their families.

Senior Legacy Reception

Graduating legacy students and their families are invited to join us during Commencement Weekend as we celebrate this special occasion and welcome them into the Rochester alumni family.

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Legacy Benefits for Prospective Students

The Colony Club

Membership in the Colony Club is available exclusively to children and grandchildren of Rochester alumni and features a variety of benefits and services. to maximize your benefits, the best time to enroll is during the summer of your junior year. Learn more about the Colony Club »

The Meliora Alumni Scholarship

The child or grandchild of a Rochester alumna/us has the ability to carry on a family tradition while also creating their own legacy. The Meliora Alumni Scholarship serves to recognize this unique commitment with typical scholarship awards from $5,000 to $10,000 towards an undergraduate education. After legacy students apply for admission to the University, the Meliora Alumni Scholarship application will appear in their online MyROC accounts.