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Incoming Students

Checklist

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

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As soon as possible

Complete the COVID-19 Campus Safety Training

The University has launched a mandatory online COVID-19 Campus Safety Training that all students, faculty, and staff need to complete in preparation for safely returning and arriving to campus. The training is located in Blackboard under Return to Campus - COVID-19 Campus Safety Training.

Questions? Email Environmental Health and Safety at questions@safety.rochester.edu.

As soon as possible

Review the University’s COVID-19 Community Commitment

Rooted in the University’s Meliora Values, the COVID-19 Community Commitment for students has been launched in anticipation of the first arrivals for the fall semester. Students are being asked to commit to helping keep the community safe by following the University’s requirements on testing and monitoring for coronavirus, wearing a mask, adhering to physical distancing guidelines, and other precautions related to COVID-19.

As soon as possible

Log Into Your Applicant Status Page and Fill Out the Applicant Response Form

As soon as possible

Activate Your NetID

Questions? Contact University IT.

As soon as possible

Set Up Your Rochester Email Address

Questions? Contact University IT.

As soon as possible

Access Blackboard

Blackboard is the University’s learning management system. You will use Blackboard to complete required online training and view information sessions for the online graduate orientation.

Questions? Contact University IT.

As soon as possible

Secure Off-Campus Housing

Learn more about the graduate housing options available for students and families. Please note the housing lottery takes place the first week in May.

Questions? Contact the Graduate and Family Housing Office.

As soon as possible

Submit Your Proof of Degree Completion

You must provide proof of degree completion before matriculating into your graduate degree program.

Questions? Email ASEGEPA@rochester.edu.

As soon as possible

Complete Your Financial Responsibility Agreement

Questions? Contact the Office of the Bursar or your department graduate coordinator.

As soon as possible

Get Your Campus ID Card

Your ID card identifies you as a University of Rochester student and offers flexible access to online accounts at a variety of different locations on campus.

Visit the Department of Public Safety office located at 612 Wilson Boulevard to get your ID card.

Questions? Contact ID services at (585) 273-2000.

As soon as possible

Apply for a Campus Parking Permit (if applicable)

View more information about student parking permits for the River Campus.

Questions? Contact the Department of Transportation and Parking Management.

July 31

Complete Your Health History Form and Immunization Requirement

Please fill out the paper form that was mailed to you and return it via mail. No copies or electronic versions of the form will be accepted.

University Health Service (UHS) will continue to accept forms after the July 31st deadline. If you do not expect your form to arrive by mail before coming to campus, please bring the form and your immunization record to the UHS within 1-3 days of your arrival on campus. More information is available on the University Health Service website.

Questions? Contact the University Health Service.

August 5

Fill Out the Fall 2020 Information Form and Checklist

The fall 2020 information form will provide the University with the details of your final decision regarding your enrollment status for the fall semester and also contains important instructions for confirming your campus or local address for the Fall, as well as the final checklist of items that are required to be completed prior to your arrival on campus.

Questions? Please contact ASEGEPA@rochester.edu.

August 13
3 p.m. EST

Graduate School Welcome with Dean Nick Vamivakas

Join Dean Nick Vamivakas and staff from the Office of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering to learn more about graduate education at the University of Rochester. A live Q&A session will allow you to ask questions in real time.

Registration and Zoom information is available in Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020.

August 18

Upload Your Campus ID Photo to Blackboard

Incoming students have two options for getting their campus ID card.

The recommended option is to submit an approved photo through Blackboard by August 18. ID cards will be printed and ready for pick up on August 21 or after at the public safety office located at 612 Wilson Boulevard. More information on how to submit your photo can be found in Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020.

For those students that need their ID card prior to August 21, please visit the public safety office on Wilson Boulevard to have your photo taken and ID card printed.

Questions? Contact ID services at (585) 273-2000.

August 20
10 a.m. EST

Academic Honesty Live Webinar

This interactive webinar will provide you with a basic understanding of the University’s academic honesty policy and introduce you to the resources, personnel, and training available to you throughout your time at Rochester.
It is required that you attend this live webinar or view the recording by September 15. Zoom information is available in Blackboard  under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020.

You also need to complete the required tutorial in Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020 by Sunday, September 1.

Questions? Contact the Academic Honesty Liaison.

August 26

Complete UR BADASS!

What does it mean to be a BADASS Bystander at the U of R? BADASS means Being Aware, Deciding to Act, and Saying Something! Join the Title IX Office as they provide information about student’s rights, resources, and options for reporting sexual misconduct at the University.

In this REQUIRED session, you will learn practical tools for communicating about consent and boundaries, learning to spot the differences between a healthy or unhealthy relationship, while also acquiring skills to be active bystanders who take action to interrupt harm and generate positive actions by others. Let’s create consent culture on campus and become BADASS Bystanders!

You can access this recording through Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020.

August 26

View All Optional Programs in Blackboard

You can find all sessions listed under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020.

Questions? Contact ASEGEPA@rochester.edu.

September 1

Complete the Academic Honesty Tutorial

You can access this module through Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020. You are also required to view the Academic Honesty webinar (date TBD) or its recording.

Questions? Contact the Academic Honesty Liaison.

September 9

Register for Fall Courses

Fall 2020 on-line registration begins on April 20 and ends on September 9. After September 9, a $160 late registration fee will be levied and will not be waived. Registration will be conducted in the UR Student system.

Questions? Contact your department graduate coordinator.

September 15

Watch the Academic Honesty Webinar Recording

You are required to view this recording if you did not attend the live webinar on August 20. You can access the recorded webinar through Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2020.

Questions? Contact the Academic Honesty Liaison.

September 15

Complete the Online Health Insurance Process

All full-time students must complete the Online Health Insurance Process to enroll or waive health insurance for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Questions? Contact the University Health Service.