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Fall Family Orientation


We are thrilled to welcome you to the University of Rochester family. Before we welcome your student to campus and they begin their first semester, we want to make sure your family has all the tools and information it needs to be successful. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Orientation and First-Year Programs at

The College's orientation is designed to introduce both incoming students and their families to University academics and student life, and consists of two parts:

1. Rochester Ready: Online Orientation

Fall 2022 Dates: Tuesday, May 10 to Friday, August 19, 2022 

This component consists of online information sessions, webinars, and weekly communications, designed to provide you and your student with important information about joining the Rochester community. While your student will have their own schedule of online sessions, we've designed a separate set of sessions just for parents and families to help you engage with University offices and departments and connect with fellow families. 

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2. Fall Welcome Week

Fall 2022 Dates: Monday, August 22 to Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Fall Welcome Week is designed with opportunities for you and your student to connect with fellow incoming families, learn more about available resources, and celebrate some of our unique University of Rochester traditions. Use the button below to view a sample schedule. Registration for Fall Welcome Week is required for all incoming students and any family members that plan to attend. 

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Additional Programs

Welcome Celebrations: You're invited! New student welcome celebrations are gatherings especially for incoming students and their families. These events, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement and the Parents Program, allow you and your student to meet other incoming families, as well as current students and University staff members. 

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