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Incoming Students


All new graduate students are required to attend this orientation, which provides important information about your studies at the University of Rochester. Plan your arrival on campus accordingly. After orientation, there will be a barbeque sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Monday, August 26, 2019

Check your application for specific details.

International Student Orientation

The international graduate student orientation will be onWednesday August 14, 2019, starting at 8:30 a.m. This event is mandatory for all new international students. Additional details regarding international student orientation are available online. 

Once you have arrived on campus and checked in with International Services Office, you will be notified of a specific location.

Graduate Student Taxation Information

If you are receiving a stipend which is for academically required effort to earn your degree (your department graduate coordinator can confirm your grad appointment category) you may be responsible to estimate and pay your taxes to the IRS on a quarterly basis. Typically this is only for PhD students, but if you are Master’s student who has earned a fellowship with a stipend, it will require an adherence to the same procedures.
Your tax residency category will determine to which level or if you are required to pay taxes on a quarterly basis.   Your tax residency category is partly determined by your citizenship (either US Citizen, Non-resident Alien or Resident Alien for Tax Purposes).  International students receiving a stipend are asked to refer to tax information on the ISO website and if necessary consult with ISO about tax filing reporting responsibilities.  International students may email any tax related questions to: ROSESKES@AOL.COM
Information about the graduate student payment process is summarized in the AS&E Grad Pay Taxation Explained (Orientation) file