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Welcome, incoming spring 2024 students

We can't wait to welcome you to campus in January! In the meantime, let's get you ready for Rochester.

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Early decision students

Congratulations on your enrollment! We look forward to welcoming you into the University community.

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Get Involved

Join the orientation team

We're looking for enthusiastic Yellowjackets to help us welcome the newest students and their families to the River Campus next year as Orientation Leaders, Welcome Week Leaders, or Welcome Week Volunteers. Applications are now open!

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Mark your calendar

Orientation timeline

Orientation begins long before you arrive on campus. View key dates throughout the fall at a glance and mark your calendar for Spring Welcome Week in January. 

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Required Tasks

New student checklist

Let's get you ready for Rochester! This checklist is your comprehensive guide to all the required form and tasks you need to complete before arriving to campus to begin your first semester.

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Required for all students

Register for Spring Welcome Week

All incoming first-year, transfer, and exchange students are required to register for Spring 2024 Welcome Week by Friday, December 22.

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Stay Updated


We know you will receive lots of communications ahead of your arrival to campus, so we've compiled them in one place to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you're looking for.

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Get ready to register for classes

Academics and advising

Your College advisor is here to help you navigate your academic career from orientation until commencement. Learn more about the new student academic advising process and how to get ready for course registration.

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