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Senior Week 2021

While senior week will look a little different, the festivities must go on!

All tickets that are available on University Tickets will be available until 12 p.m. the business day before the event or until they are SOLD OUT.

Please make sure you review the Senior Week FAQ to make sure you bring everything you need to the events!

Senior Week FAQ

Agenda

Saturday, May 15

  • Lilac Festival  👤

    Spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with non-stop festivities! The Lilac Festival is the largest free festival of its kind in North America. Peek around every corner and you'll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits, a diversity of vendors and food, wine and beer gardens, and exhilarating special events. CCC registration will be required to get on buses.

    For special events and exhibits, take a look at the festival website.

    Event Information

    Where: Highland Park, buses depart from Rush Rhees Library
    When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT Students must be on the bus by 3:45 p.m. to return to campus 
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free entry

    More Information

Sunday, May 16

  • Virtual Trivia “Night” 💻

    Everyone is welcomed for this virtual trivia "night,” especially those overseas. Show us your knowledge of the University of Rochester and the surrounding area. Join us for some fun and cool prizes.

    Register below to get the Zoom link!

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. EDT
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

  • Yoga 👤 + 💻

    Zen out with us on Wilson Quad or on Zoom for some yoga.

    Reserve your spot now!

    Event Information

    Where: In-person: Wilson Quad; Virtual: Online
    When: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDT
    Event type: Hybrid
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free

    More Information

  • Senior Brunch 👤

    Instead of just having cereal or toast in the morning, head over to Feldman Ballroom for a meal that you don't have to make, and that's probably a little more tasteful! Tickets will include one drink from the bar. There will be time slots of 100 people each that you can attend.

    Got leftover declining? No worries -- use your declining for this brunch.

    Lottery ticket systems will be in place to buy from the common market! UR ID/Government ID will be required. Those 21+ will get a drink included in their ticket (Mimosa or Bloody Mary) and additional drink tickets will be available for purchase in the Common Market.

    • Fresh Fruit Salad (Vegan, made without gluten)
    • Warm Cinnamon Rolls (Vegetarian)
    • Orange Sweet Rolls (Vegetarian)
    • Mini Frittata:
      • Broccoli and Cheddar (Vegetarian, made without gluten)
      • Sausage, Spinach, and Swiss (Made without gluten)
      • Sun-dried Tomato and Bacon (Made without gluten)
    • Breakfast Potato Hash with Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, and Zucchini (Vegan, made without gluten)
    • Crispy Bacon
    • Turkey Sausage Patties

    Event Information

    Where: Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT
    • 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EDT
    • 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pod Lottery
    Cost: $12 *Can use declining

    More Information

  • Lilac Festival 👤

    Spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with non-stop festivities! The Lilac Festival is the largest free festival of its kind in North America. Peek around every corner and you'll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits, a diversity of vendors and food, wine and beer gardens, and exhilarating special events. CCC registration will be required to get on buses.

    For special events and exhibits, take a look at the festival website.

    Event Information

    Where: Highland Park, buses depart from Rush Rhees Library
    When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT Students must be on the bus by 3:45 p.m. to return to campus
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free entry

    More Information

  • Dave & Buster's 👤

    End the first day of Senior Week by coming out to Dave & Buster's to eat, drink, and play the hundreds of the hottest new arcade games they have to offer!

    Ticket includes bus rides there and back and a Dave & Buster's Power Card (only power cards bought at UR will include unlimited game play for non-ticketed games - a $17 value if you want to purchase it at Dave & Buster's directly!). If you want to purchase alcohol on-site, make sure that you bring a valid government ID/passport.

    There will be two 2-hour sessions available (100 people each) on University Tickets! Shuttles will leave at 5:45 p.m. (6 - 8 p.m. section) and 7:45 p.m. (8 - 10 p.m. section).

    Event Information

    Where: Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles depart at 5:45 p.m. EDT (Section 1) and 7:45 p.m. EDT (Section 2)
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required University Tickets
    Cost: $15

    More Information

Monday, May 17

  • Golf Scramble 👤

    Rise and shine its golf time! This is a scramble, so you will be playing best ball in teams of four. All skill levels are welcome, so grab three of your closest friends and spend the morning in the sun giving your best go at winning some prizes!

    A ticket gets you an 8:30 a.m. tee time at Riverton Golf Club, nine holes of golf, lunch, cart, and prizes to the winners! Club rentals are available for a charge. Transportation NOT provided.

    Event Information

    Where: Riverton Golf Club, 514 Scottsville - West Henrietta Rd, West Henrietta, NY 14586
    When: 8:30 a.m. EDT
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required University Tickets
    Cost: $15

    More Information

  • Saving and Investing with the Financial Aid Office 💻

    Join this session to better understand compound interest, examine the risks and rewards of savings and investing, evaluate the difference between retirement and non-retirement accounts, and analyze savings and investing strategies by various stages of life.

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Register for Zoom Link CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

  • Hiking at Mendon Ponds Park 👤

    Get off campus and enjoy Mendon Ponds Park, a county park located southeast of Rochester, New York within the suburban towns of Mendon and Pittsford. At over 2,500 acres, it is the largest park in Monroe County. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1967 in recognition of its unique glacial geology!

    Tickets include transportation and a sack lunch. Buses will leave Rush Rhees Library at 12 p.m. and will be returning at 4 p.m.

    Event Information

    Where: Mendon Ponds Park
    When: Depart at 12 p.m. EDT, return at 4 p.m. EDT
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration Required - University Tickets
    Cost: $5

    More Information

  • Paintball 👤

    Ready, Set, Paintball! We're going to the Rochester Paintball Playing Field!

    A ticket includes 250 paintballs during this 2 hour time slot (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.). Transportation is NOT provided.

    Event Information

    Where: Rochester Paintball Playing Field, 1250 Scottsville Rd #100
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT
    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets
    Cost: $20

    More Information

  • Class of 2021 Clothing Pop-up Event 👤

    Opportunity for seniors to browse our inventory of professional and business-casual clothing and accessories. Staff will be on-site to offer tips on dressing for success!

    All items are free of charge.

    Event Information

    Where: Clothing Closet
    When: 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: No registration required – just show up to the Clothing Closet!
    Cost: Free

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  • A Night on Railroad Street 👤

    This reimagined "bar-hop" is one you do not want to miss out on! We'll visit three different locations: Black Button, Bitter Honey, and Rohrbachs. Every 45 minutes, there will be a rotation in order to go to the next venue!

    Your ticket will include food and one drink per location! Additional drinks can be purchased on-site. Valid government ID and UR senior ID will be required to attend!

    Event Information

    Where: Black Button, Bitter Honey, Rohrbachs
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 4:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT
    • 8:45 p.m. - 12 a.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pod Lottery
    Cost: $25

    More Information

  • Double Movie on the Quad Featuring Twilight and Mean Girls 👤

    Come sit under the stars on Wilson Quad and watch a movie with your class! You can choose to watch both movies or select the one you rather watch. Firepits will also be on the Quad!

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad

    When: Multiple time slots

    • Twilight: 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. EDT
    • Mean Girls: 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required — CCC
    Cost: Free

    More Information

Tuesday, May 18

  • Yoga 👤 + 💻

    Zen out with us on Wilson Quad or on Zoom for some yoga. Reserve your spot now!

    Event Information

    Where: In-person: Wilson Quad; Virtual: Online
    When: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Event type: Hybrid
    Registration: Pre-registration required — CCC
    Cost: Free

    More Information

  • ZOOM-BA 💻

    Love to work out? Join us for some ZOOM-BA and get those legs working! Reserve your spot now!

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

  • Kegs & Eggs 👤

    Wake up in the morning, thinking about so many things, I wish things got better with these Kegs & Eggs. Just kidding! While there may not be actual kegs, you will get a can of beer (21+) with your food!

    Use that leftover declining! Valid government ID and UR ID required.

    Event Information

    Where: Douglass Ballroom, Douglass Commons
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT
    • 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets
    Cost: $8 *Can use declining

    More Information

  • Canoeing and Kayaking (Day 1) 👤

    Enjoy a lovely day of canoeing and kayaking through Rochester on the Genesee River. You get to enjoy a two hour session of floating through the city.

    Canoe and kayak rentals will take place at the Genesee Waterways Center. Transportation is NOT provided (walking distance).

    Event Information

    Where: Genesee Waterways Center
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT
    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required University Tickets
    Cost: $5

    More Information

  • AMA with Joe Testani 💻

    Seniors will be able to ask the executive director of the Greene Center questions about securing employment, applying to graduate and professional school, industry trends, networking with alumni, gig work, etc.

    Sponsored by the Greene Center.

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required - CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

Decorate UR Grad Cap

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT | Wilson Quad Tent

Graduation is just days away! Come to Wilson Quad Tent any between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19 to decorate your graduation cap! You bring your graduation cap and we will provide all of the decoration materials. This is a free event sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities & Hajim School of Engineering.

More information
Decorated graduation cap with signatures covering it
  • Ice Cream Social 👤

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cool off with a free ice cream bar by the Wilson Tent!

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad Tent
    When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: No Registration Required – Just Stop by!
    Cost: Free

    More Information

  • Student Loan Repayment with the Financial Aid Office 💻

    Students will review repayment scenarios and compare options for repaying student loans. Join us to create a plan for repayment and also develop strategies for avoiding unnecessary debt in the future.

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required — CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

  • Beer Fest 👤

    Welcome to the Local Brewery Tastings! Enjoy the best batches of brew that local breweries have to offer! You will be able to enjoy 5 samples along with amazing appetizers to go along with your beer. The best part is that you can use that leftover declining balance!

    Valid government ID and UR ID required.

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad Tent
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
    • 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. EDT
    • 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets
    Cost: $12 *Can use declining

    More Information

  • Mixology 101 💻

    Come shake things up with the 2021 Class Council! We will be hosting a virtual mixology class with a cocktail expert who will show you how to make shaken, stirred, and sour drinks.

    We will not be providing supplies for this event, so make sure you have what you need in advance: Gin, whiskey, simple syrup, demerara syrup, aromatic and citrus bitters, lemon and lime juice, and egg white.

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

Wednesday, May 19

    • Senior Toast! 💻

      We are less than 24 hours away from the first commencement ceremony on May 20! Join your class council on this live streamed event as we say our parting words to the best class there ever was; that’s right '21 -- we’re talking to you!

      Don’t miss out on our special guest speaker, JJ Gonzalez, Class of 2010 as he welcomes us to the alumni community!

      Event Information

      Where: Online
      When: 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Event type: Virtual
      Registration: Pre-registration required — CCC
      Cost: Free

      Register

    • Canoeing and Kayaking (Day 2) 👤

      Enjoy a lovely day of canoeing and kayaking through Rochester on the Genesee River. You get to enjoy a two hour session of floating through the city.

      Each time slot allows a maximum of 20 people. Canoe and kayak rentals will take place at the Genesee Waterways Center. Transportation not provided (walking distance).

      Event Information

      Where: Genesee Waterways Center
      When: Multiple time slots

      • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT
      • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
      • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

      Event type: In-person
      Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets
      Cost: $5

      More Information

    • Day at the Vineyard 👤

      Headed out into the real world and still don't know the difference between a sauvignon blanc and a pinot grigio? We have the perfect solution for you! Join us for a meal and tasting at the Deer Run Winery.

      Your ticket includes the bus ride, lunch, and tastings. Valid government ID and UR ID required. For this event, full vaccination (14 days minimum) or a negative COVID test will be required. Please make sure you follow the UHS Connect process. Download the UR Vaccine App for quick access!

      STUDENTS MUST TAKE UR TRANSPORTATION TO THIS EVENT.

      Event Information

      Where: Deer Run Winery
      When: Multiple time slots

      • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
      • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

      Event type: In-person
      Registration: Pod Lottery
      Cost: $25

      More Information

    • Decorate UR Grad Cap 👤

      Graduation is just hours away! You bring your graduation cap and we will provide all of the decoration materials for you to decorate your graduation cap.

      This is a free event sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities & Hajim School of Engineering. Pre-Register on the CCC/University Tickets!

      Event Information

      Where: Wilson Quad Tent
      When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
      Event type: In-person
      Registration: No registration required. Will bet let in space permitting.
      Cost: Free

      More Information

    • Ice Cream Social 👤

      I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cool off with a free ice cream bar by the Wilson Tent!

      Event Information

      Where: Wilson Quad Tent
      When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
      Event type: In-person
      Registration: No registration required
      Cost: Free

      More Information

Senior Picnic

Multiple time slots | Goergen Field or Wilson Quad

Enjoy the end of senior week with your friends. There will be a wide selection of food trucks to choose from such as Poutine, Marty's Meats, Effortlessly Healthy, Meat the Press, RocnDeep and so much more! Sponsored by the Office of the President!

ENJOY THE FREE FOOD!

Available time slots:

  • 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. EDT
  • 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EDT
Student blowing bubbles outside
  • Radio Social 👤

    Bowling is fun in your spare time. Time to get off campus and have some fun with friends! Transportation will be provided. You are welcome to purchase food and drinks on-site!

    Your ticket includes two hours at Radio Social so make some lasting memories with your friends and classmates. You don’t want to miss out.

    Event Information

    Where: Radio Social
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 4:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. EDT
    • 6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets
    Cost: $12

    More Information

  • Yoga on the Quad! 👤 + 💻

    Zen out with us on Eastman Forecourt Tent for some sunset yoga.

    Reserve your spot now!

    Event Information

    Where: Eastman Forecourt Tent
    When: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free

    More Information

  • Virtual Happy Hour 💻

    Grab your favorite drink and join us for this fun virtual event filled with games!

    Reserve your spot now!

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required — CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

Thursday, May 20

Commencement

Multiple time slots | Eastman Quad

This is it, Class of 2021! We did it!! Now, all that's left is your departmental ceremonies and you’re officially a graduate! Thank you for the past four years!

Available time slots:

  • 10 - 11 a.m.
  • 12 - 1 p.m.
  • 2 - 3 p.m.
  • 4 - 5 p.m.
Students in cap and gown

Thursday, May 20

  • Paint & Wine Night 👤

    Channel your inner Picasso! Tickets include 1 glass of wine, guided instruction for painting with a twist, a charcuterie board kit, and a drink!

    Please bring state ID or passport if planning on drinking alcohol.

    Event Information

    Where: May Room, Wilson Commons
    When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT
    Event type
    : In-person
    Registration
    : Pre-registration required University Tickets
    Cost:
    $20

    More Information

  • Red Wings Baseball Game 👤

    Rochester Red Wings vs. the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders!

    For this event, NYS restrictions mandate full vaccination (fourteen day minimum) or negative COVID test will be required. Please make sure you follow the UHS Connect process. Download the UR Vaccine App for quick access!

    Event Information

    Where: Frontier Field; Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles start at 6:30 p.m. EDT; Game starts at 7:05 p.m. EDT
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets
    Cost: $10 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

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Friday, May 21

  • Senior Only Happy Hour 👤

    The 2021 Class Council will be hosting our very last senior happy hour! In addition to spinach artichoke dip, pot stickers, fried cauliflower bites, fried ravioli, and pigs in a blanket, which 1 drink ticket for those who are over the age of 21 and have a valid government ID.

    Additional drink tickets ($3 for beer, $4 for wine, and $5 for specialty drinks) can be purchased in advance from the Common Market. We will have 3 separate 100 person time slots that will each last 1 hour and 15 minutes, in order to allow time in between to properly clean the area.

    Event Information

    Where: May Room, Wilson Commons
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. EDT
    • 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EDT
    • 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. EDT

    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required  CCC
    Cost: Free to enter - $3 for beer, $4 for wine, and $5 for specialty drinks

    More Information

  • Virtual Happy Hour with Trivia Night 💻

    BYOB for those 21+. Show us your knowledge of the University of Rochester and the surrounding area for the last night of this year’s Senior Week!

    Sign up on CCC to get the zoom link!

    Event Information

    Where: Online
    When: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. EDT
    Event type: Virtual
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free

    Register

Saturday, May 22

  • Lilac Festival  👤

    Spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with non-stop festivities! The Lilac Festival is the largest free festival of its kind in North America. Peek around every corner and you'll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits, a diversity of vendors and food, wine and beer gardens, and exhilarating special events. CCC registration will be required to get on buses.

    For special events and exhibits, take a look at the festival website.

    Event Information

    Where: Highland Park, buses depart from Rush Rhees Library
    When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT Students must be on the bus by 3:45 p.m. to return to campus 
    Event type: In-person
    Registration: Pre-registration required CCC
    Cost: Free entry

    More Information