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Notice: Field House is currently closed for a renovation project, timetable to begin using these facilities again is to be announced.  Palestra Court is now open for recreational use.


All gifts—including one-time donations, endowed funds, and designated contributions from participation in the George Eastman Circle, our leadership giving society—help take athletics at Rochester to the next level.

Your contribution will help in many ways while supporting what is most meaningful to you. And by giving to Athletics, you automatically become a Friend of Rochester Athletics.

See our giving PDF to learn more.

Make a Gift

Ways to Give


Join or continue your commitment to the George Eastman Circle, the University's leadership annual giving society. Your support helps provide unrestricted resources to the athletics general fund or the athletic program of your choice, and makes an immediate impact.

Provide Endowment Support

Athletic endowment funds provide ongoing financial resources for the coaches and their teams. Giving to these funds is a commitment that supports varsity sports in perpetuity.

Contribute Toward Capital Improvements

Potential renovations and improvements to the Prince complex include upgraded equipment, training rooms, new locker rooms, team meeting spaces, the scoreboard in Fauver Stadium, and landscaping.

Rochester Athletics Locker Naming Campaign

Athletics is offering you the opportunity to leave your legacy now, so future generations of student athletes will know the impact of those who went before them.

A gift of $1,500 lets you sponsor one of the brand new lockers inside the new Boehning Varsity House, which makes up two floors dedicated to outdoors sports and is located within the Genesee Hall residential building. Established in 2017, the Boehning Varsity House is the latest addition to the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex.

In recognition of your gift, we will inscribe your name, or name of your choice, on a plaque that will be placed within a locker for the team of your choice, including:

  • Football
  • Men's or women’s cross-country/track and field
  • Men's or women’s soccer
  • Baseball
  • Field hockey
  • Women's lacrosse
  • Softball

You have the option of engraving two lines. Each line has a 40-character limit, not including spaces. 

Choose from one of the following formatting examples:

Sue Jones '90 and Steve Jones '90

Edward Emerson '00
UR Football 1997–2000

In memory of Sue Jones '90

Seth Jones '08

Fill out the Locker Room Sponsorship Form to sponsor a locker.

Transformational Gifts

The Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center

Recognizing that a university needs high-quality facilities to attract the best students, Rochester Athletics launched an aggressive campaign in 1999 to renovate its 200,000-square-foot indoor athletic facility.

As chairman of the board of trustees during that time, Robert B. Goergen ’60 made a leadership gift and championed an effort that ultimately raised $15 million in support. In October 2000, during the University’s Sesquicentennial Weekend, the athletic center was named in his honor. Goergen has a long history of supporting the University of Rochester.

The Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex

Brian Prince ’86, ’89S (MBA) recently endowed the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex (PAC). It comprises:

  • Fauver Stadium, a 5,000-seat, multi-sport facility
  • A baseball field
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Team practice areas

Prince first made a leadership gift to the University in 2002 when he established Prince Family Endowment for Men’s Soccer. Just as Goergen’s gift helped position Rochester Athletics on a national level, this endowment helps Rochester Athletics evolve into one of the elite division III programs in the country. Learn more about renovations to the Prince Outdoor Complex.

Boehning Varsity House

Former standout member of the men’s varsity soccer team Christopher Boehning ’87, ’88 (MS) and his wife, Julie, have made a leadership gift to University of Rochester Athletics. A varsity house holds the Boehning name in recognition of the family’s generous support. The Boehning Varsity House occupies the field level of Genesee Hall, the University’s newest residence hall on the south end of Fauver Stadium. It includes new locker, sports medicine, and equipment rooms for the University’s outdoor sports teams. 

Big "R" Atrium

University trustee Stephen Biggar ’92 and his wife, Elisabeth Asaro-Biggar ’92, have made a leadership gift to support athletics and data science, two leading priorities at the University of Rochester. In recognition of their gift, the entryway to Genesee Hall and the Boehning Varsity House is named the Big “R” Atrium.

The Varsity House contains new locker, sports medicine, and equipment rooms, and the atrium serves as a central gathering space as part of this latest addition to the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex. The projects reflect an ongoing effort to improve the University’s athletic facilities, which began with an extensive renovation of the Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center in 2000.

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