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Set Up Your Rochester Email Account

First things first! In order to receive email communications from the Orientation team, your College Advisor, and other University community members, you'll need to access your University of Rochester email account. Expand the box below to learn how to access your email account.

Access your University of Rochester email account

As a student, you will be provided with a Gmail account to use during your time at Rochester (and beyond!). The format of your student email address is: netID@u.rochester.edu

Your email account is set up for you automatically—all you need to do is navigate to the login page and enter your NetID and password to access your account. Your account includes 10GB of storage (including emails), enhanced mail search, Instant Messenger chat integration, access to Google Drive, and full calendar use.

Use the button below to view student Gmail FAQs and tutorials, including how to set up email forwarding and a firstname.lastname email alias.

Gmail Resources


Office of Orientation and First-Year Programs Messages

First-Year Student Messages

Transfer Student Messages

Parent and Family Messages

Rochester Ready Newsletter

Automatically sends to: all incoming students and the contacts they add to their UR Student accounts
Rochester Ready highlights important information and announcements for all new Rochester students. All incoming students are automatically subscribed, as well as any parents, family members, or friends they add to their UR Student account when completing their onboarding tasks.

Fall 2022 Issues
Your guide to orientation (June 7, 2022)
Finances; health insurance information (June 21, 2022)
Academic advising prep; Welcome Week registration (July 5, 2022)
Arrival preparation; campus ID photo upload (July 12, 2022)
Arrival day instructions; health and wellness resources (July 19, 2022)
Welcome Week schedule preview; Rochester Ready wraps up (July 26, 2022)
Prepare for course registration (August 2, 2022)
Get ready for Welcome Week (August 9, 2022)


Additional University Newsletters

@Rochester

Automatically sends to: all faculty, staff, and students
Sent each weekday morning, @Rochester showcases the University of Rochester's people and programs and includes the latest updates on the University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Arts & Sciences In Focus

This monthly newsletter, sent by the dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, shares the activities, accomplishments, and important announcements of the school to its students, staff, faculty members, alumni, and other constituents. Parents and families can also subscribe to receive a copy using the button below.

Subscribe to Arts & Sciences In Focus

Hajim Highlights

This weekly newsletter, sent by the dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, shares the activities, accomplishments, and important announcements of the school to its students, staff, faculty members, alumni, and other constituents. Parents and families can also subscribe to receive a copy using the button below.

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Subscribe to Hajim Highlights

Rochester Family (formerly Parents Buzz)

Automatically sends to: all parents or guardians of undergraduate in the College and at the Eastman School 
Rochester Family is a monthly newsletter featuring University news and events, as well as advice and student support resources. Parents or guardians of incoming students will receive their first edition of Parents Buzz based on when their student begins classes: 

  • If your student is starting classes in August, you will receive your first edition in June
  • If your student is starting classes in January, you will receive first edition in January

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Read This

Automatically sends to: all undergraduate students in the College 
Read This is a weekly newsletter sent each Sunday evening during the academic year. This succinct publication provides a highlight of the most important updates, announcements, and deadlines for the coming week.

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Weekend Highlights

Automatically sends to: all undergraduate students in the College 
Weekend Highlights is a weekly newsletter sent each Thursday afternoon during the academic year that lists all events open to undergraduates that are taking place on Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of that week.

Social Media

Office of Orientation and First-Year Programs Accounts

Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to get the latest updates on Rochester Ready (online orientation), Welcome Weeks, and more.

Facebook

Instagram

Facebook Groups

Before you begin your first semester at the University of Rochester, connect with fellow incoming students and families through the Facebook groups below. Ask questions, share answers, and get excited!

UR Class of 2026 and Transfer Students

UR Transfer Students

Parents & Families of UR Class of 2026 and Transfer Students

Contact Us

We’re here for you! Give us a call at (585) 275-4414 or email us at orientation@rochester.edu with your questions or concerns.