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Banking

Advantage Federal Credit Union and Chase Bank have temporarily closed their River Campus branches, but ATM services are still available on campus. Both banks have off-campus branches with drive-up window services available to service your needs.

Career Services

Currently, registered students can use the resources available in the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections. The Hyman J. V. Goldberg Career Library contains online resources that can assist those seeking to set goals, explore career and internship options, and enhance job search skills. Counselors can address questions pertaining to careers, internships, or job searches. To learn more about all the services available, visit the Gwen M. Greene Career Education and Connections online.

Dining

For those students remaining on campus this summer, limited dining locations are open for take-out only. Hours of operation vary, so please view the latest updates on campus dining for more information. 

Health

For students remaining on campus this summer, limited in-person services are offered by the University Health Service. For more information, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Housing

On-campus housing is only available to students who currently remain on-campus. For more information, see the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services' summer housing page.

Interfaith Chapel

The Interfaith Chapel brings the University community to celebrate their faiths and beliefs. The chapel is busy with study groups, prayer sessions, and services for a variety of communities. A schedule of upcoming virtual services and events is available on their website.

Libraries

The River Campus Libraries offer a world-class research collection, including books, journals, and databases, as well as a wide array of digital media, and a host of services designed to support the needs of students, faculty, and researchers. Rush Rhees Library primarily services academic departments in the humanities and social sciences, and is home to a number of special libraries and collections, including the:

  • Art and Music Library
  • Business and Government Information Library
  • Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
  • Rossell Hope Robbins Library, which specializes in medieval studies

Carlson Science and Engineering Library, located in the heart of the science and technology quad, supports the needs of faculty and students in the science and engineering disciplines. A separate library in Bausch and Lomb Hall is dedicated to physics, optics, and astronomy. For more information, including remote services and updated hours operation, please visit the libraries website.  

Post Office

Located in Todd Union on the River Campus, the Campus Post Office is a privately run station of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPS contracts the University to sell postage and money orders, as well as handle special service mail such as express, certified, registered, and insured. For more information on updated campus mail services, please visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Safety

Public Safety officers patrol University properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The University maintains an extensive network of over 500 interior and exterior public access telephones located throughout campus. You can call the Public Safety Communication Center for assistance any time of the day or night from any of these phones.

In an emergency:

  • Dial x13 from any University phone
  • Pick up a Blue Light Emergency Phone
  • Dial #413 from AT&T or Verizon cell phones

An officer will be sent to your location right away. Local police, fire, or ambulance agencies will be notified as needed. To request one of our non-emergency services, call (585) 275-3333; a dispatcher is on hand 24 hours a day to answer calls.

Transportation

Buses and shuttles are free for University of Rochester ID cardholders for certain lines. Buses do not operate on University holidays. For more information and the most recent bus schedules, please visit the shuttle page on the parking site. Shuttle schedules can be easily tracked using an app on your smartphone. 

Forgot something on a bus line? Call Lost/Found at (585) 235-6670.