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Transfer Student Welcome Weeks

Fall Schedule

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August! Fall Welcome Week is required for all transfer students, regardless of whether you are living on- or off-campus.

Registration

You are required to register for Fall 2022 Welcome Week by Friday, July 29 at the latest. When completing your form, make sure to add all guests who will be attending family Welcome Week events on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday, so they can be added to your registration.

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Welcome Week App

The Welcome Week app allows you to find a full listing of Fall Welcome Week events and create your own schedule. The app also features virtual and campus resources, recommendations and tips from your Orientation Leaders, and arrival information. 

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Fall 2022 Welcome Week Schedule (Transfer Students)

View a preview of the Fall 2022 Welcome Week schedule for transfer students below. Times and locations will be listed in the Welcome Week app (available to download in August).

Please note that the schedule of events is subject to change.

Monday, August 22, 2022 (International and Transfer Student Arrival Day)

All-Day

  • International First-Year Student Check-In (required for international first-year students)
  • Transfer Student Check-In (required for all transfer students)
  • Transfer Student Lounge

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)

Evening

  • UR Family Dinners (Danforth and Douglass Dining Halls): Grab your family members to join a University of Rochester staff member for dinner! Enjoy a meal in either one of the all-you-can-eat dining centers on campus. 
  • Dinner on your own (on-campus dining locations)
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (First-Year Domestic Student Arrival Day)

All Day

  • Transfer Student Lounge

Morning

  • Breakfast (on-campus dining locations)
  • Shopping shuttles

Morning & Afternoon

  • Plant Sale

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Campus Tours
  • Library Tours
  • Black Students and Families Reception
  • First-Generation Student and Families Reception (by invite only)

Dinner Options

  • Dinner with International Student Mentors (international students only)
  • UR Family Dinners (Off-Campus): Join fellow incoming families—or venture out on your own—for dinner at some of Rochester's most delicious restaurants. More information coming soon!
  • Dinner on your own (on-campus dining locations)

Evening

  • International Welcome Celebration (required for international students)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

All-Day

  • Transfer Student Lounge

Morning

  • Breakfast (on-campus dining locations)
  • Convocation (required for all students): This ceremony signals the start of your academic career at the University. It provides the opportunity for University leadership, faculty, and staff to formally welcome you to the College.

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Campus Tours
  • Plant Sale
  • Welcome Week Expo (required for all students): Explore resources and student services from across campus at this beloved Welcome Week event. Representatives from various University offices and centers will be available to answer your questions and help you feel informed as you begin your first semester.

Evening & Late Night

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • Transfer Student Welcome Dinner (required for all transfer students): Get to know your fellow transfer students over this special dinner, followed by cookie decorating. You'll also get the chance to sign your official class roll at this event before heading to the Candlelight Ceremony with your new friends.
  • Candlelight Ceremony (required for all students): This cherished Welcome Week tradition takes place on the Eastman Quad in candlelight, where you'll celebrate the beginning of your lifelong connection with the University and learn about its symbols, traditions, and history. 
  • River Campus Libraries' Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 25, 2022

All Day

  • Transfer Student Lounge

Morning

  • Breakfast (on-campus dining locations)

Morning & Afternoon

  • Academic Open House (required for all students): Representatives from all academic departments will be at the open house to answer your questions regarding courses, majors, minors, and placement.
  • Student Employment Job Fair

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Welcome from the Deans: School of Arts & Sciences (required for all students with intended majors in arts and sciences)
  • Welcome from the Dean: Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (required for all students with intended majors in engineering and applied sciences)

Evening

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • One Community (required for all students): Hosted by the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, this program highlights the stories and experiences of current students to explore the way the University of Rochester community is shaped by all of our intersecting identities.
  • Social events and activities
Friday, August 26

Morning

  • Brunch (on-campus dining locations)

Afternoon

  • Wilson Day of Engagement (required for all students): A cherished tradition for more than 30 years, Wilson Day of Engagement allows you to connect with your new home city by volunteering at a site around Rochester or participating in community-engaged programming on campus.

Evening

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • Social events and activities
Saturday, August 27

Morning

  • Breakfas (on-campus dining locations)
  • Make UR Mark: Take part in the cherished student tradition of painting the tunnels beneath Eastman Quad! Leave your hand prints or paint a cool design on the walls of the tunnels as you connect with your classmates.
  • Yoga on the Quad

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Rochester City Bus Tour (just for transfer students!)
  • Social events and activities

Evening

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • Celebrate Diversity (required for all students): This beloved program celebrates the University’s global community and brings together first-year students from the College and Eastman School of Music to enjoy an evening filled with song, dance, poetry, and music from around the world.
Sunday, August 28

Morning

  • Breakfast (on-campus dining locations)
  • Social events and activities

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Opportunities to learn about campus events and student organizations
  • Social events and activities

Evening

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • Acapella performances
  • Social events and activities
Monday, August 29

Morning

  • Breakfast (on-campus dining locations)
  • International Services Office Orientation Program (required for all international students)

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Campus Open House

Evening

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • Social events and activities
Tuesday, August 30

Morning

  • Breakfast (on-campus dining locations)

Afternoon

  • Lunch (on-campus dining locations)
  • Campus department events and activities

Evening

  • Dinner (on-campus dining locations)
  • Get ready for the first day of classes!