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Incoming Students

Checklist

Please refer to the checklist below to prepare for your arrival to the University of Rochester!

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After receiving your admissions email, log into your Applicant Status Page and fill out the Applicant Response Form.

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Make housing arrangements, either graduate housing or off campus.
NOTE: The housing lottery takes place the first week in May.

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Set up your NetID by clicking on University Account Initialization

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Complete your Health History Form, which will be mailed to you.

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Complete your Payment Agreement Form.

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Set up your University email account via myidentity.rochester.edu

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Submit your official final transcript and/or graduate certificate/diploma, which shows the conferral of your bachelor’s degree, to the office of Graduate Studies

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Make travel arrangements to arrive on campus:

  • International Students: The International Student Orientation Program will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (international students only).  It is recommended that you arrive in Rochester no later than the day prior to this orientation program.
  • All Students: The Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Student Orientation will be tentatively held on Monday, August 28, 2017 for all AS&E Graduate Students (including those who completed their undergraduate program at Rochester). If you are not required to attend the ISO orientation, it is recommended that you arrive in Rochester no later than the day prior to the AS&E orientation program. 

Additional Items for International Students
In addition to the above matters, please consider the following additional items:

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Complete the New Student Request for I-20 for your student visa.

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Pay the I-901 Sevis Fee.

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If you are interested in participating in English Language Courses, please visit the ESL Summer Intensive Program.

Checkmark IconThe International Student Orientation Program will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (international students only).  It is recommended that you arrive in Rochester no later than the day prior to this orientation program.
Checkmark IconOnce you arrive in Rochester, report to the International Services Office