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Make the college transition easier and more enjoyable

At the University of Rochester, orientation staff and volunteers organize and manage the programs that welcome and orient new students to life at Rochester.

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Settle in at your new home away from home

Rochester Ready is a e-newsletter that highlights important information and announcements for incoming students and their families.

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First- Year Students

August 19th is move-in day for international students and August 21st for domestic first-year students.

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Transfer Students

August 19th is move-in day for International Transfers and August 21st for Domestic Transfers. 

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Parents & Families

On August 21–22, 2019, learn about what Rochester has to offer for the whole family.

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What is Orientation?

Orientation logoOrientation is a week filled with programs and events that introduce incoming students at the University of Rochester to each other, the campus, and the local community. Before classes begin, you’ll learn about the many opportunities and choices available to you academically, professionally, and socially.

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Registering for Classes

Are you wondering why you have to wait until orientation week to register for classes? Watch this quick video from our orientation team for the answer!

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Welcome Celebrations

Before you head to campus in August, join us for a casual summer soirée to meet other incoming first-year students and their families, as well as current students, parents, and University alumni. Light refreshments will be served.

Welcome Celebrations


Have questions or want more information about our orientation program? Contact us.
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