Skip to content

Resources for the media

Helpful links for journalists and other members of the news media

For urgent requests: Members of the media who need to reach someone urgently or after business hours should call or text University Spokesperson Sara Miller at (585) 281-9495.

A wealth of expertise

University of Rochester faculty and administrators are available to comment on a variety of subjects and current events. Search for experts by topic or name.

Find an expert

About the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private research universities, and one of only 65-member institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU). Located in western New York, the University was founded in 1850. Our diverse community includes more than 1,000 faculty, 12,000 students, and 30,000 staff. The University is led by President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.

The University is made up of many distinctive schools and units, including:

Want to learn more?

Get more facts about our accolades, academic programs, and senior leadership team by visiting the University’s About page.

Guidelines for filming or reporting on a University campus or location

The University of Rochester welcomes news organizations to its campuses, and University Marketing and Communications is happy to assist media members who are seeking access to individuals and spaces. Rochester is, however, a private university and private property. Therefore, members of the media or film crews wishing to be on campus for the purposes of reporting or filming must receive permission from University Marketing and Communications.

This policy does not cover access to campus for non-news photography or audio/video recording, including documentary filming, film projects, and commercials. These activities require additional permissions from University Marketing and Communications, including location agreements and proof of insurance coverage acceptable to the University of Rochester.

Contact us to request permission

Drone usage

Due to the University’s close proximity to Frederick Douglass International Airport and FAA regulations, only University Marketing and Communications is permitted to operate drones on the University of Rochester’s campuses.

Reach out to discuss further

Media relations contacts

The media relations team in University Marketing and Communications promotes the University’s research, faculty expertise, and programs to national and international media outlets, collaborate with faculty and administrators on opinion pieces, and helps faculty, staff, and students successfully interact with reporters through our media coaching services.

Meet our team of experts, and if you’re ready, reach out to collaborate with us. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Return to the top of the page