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Get to know each other, campus, and the community

Make the college transition easier and more enjoyable

Settle in at your new home away from home

International Student Arrival

August 20, 2018, is move-in day for international students. International Parent and Family Orientation sessions are on August 21.

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Domestic Student Arrival

August 22, 2018, is move-in day for first-year and transfer students.

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Parent & Family Orientation

On August 22–23, 2018, learn about what Rochester has to offer for the whole family.

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2018 orientation team

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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Rochester Ready

In August, keep an eye on your inbox for Rochester Ready, an e-newsletter with last-minute announcements, reminders, and tips before move-in day.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about housing, dining, academics, student life, and more.

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