Research labs on campus are up and running now. We anticipate opportunities will continue to grow and develop as students return to campus and more faculty return to the office. However, we have been able to offer robust virtual opportunities and will continue to do so. Students are encouraged to check in with the Undergraduate Research Office for updates.
Updated September 23, 2020
Explore answers to common questions about academic plans, schedules, and options for online learning.
Several of our library spaces are open this Fall. Small study areas are limited to one person or no less than 50 square feet per person. Furniture in large study spaces has been configured to allow for one person per 50 square feet. The furniture has been spaced at six-foot intervals demarcated with floor markings and signage. Patrons will be encouraged to use the stairs whenever possible. Elevator use will comply with campus rules and are signed in accordance with University guidelines. Seating has been removed from the stacks in the Rush Rhees Library Tower due to poor air circulation.
The spring semester start and end dates across the University have been set. See the schedule for your school or unit.
Students may now request a room to attend courses online when unable to return to their room or apartment between courses. Students may also reserve rooms for private appointments, such as CARE meetings, conduct or academic honesty meetings, job interviews, telehealth or teletherapy, Title IX meetings, and advisor meetings. Students can review the rules for room usage and submit a request on the Events and Classroom Management Classroom Support webpage.
Additional space on River Campus is now available to students for group or individual study on evenings. These rooms do not need to be reserved and are first come, first serve. Students just need to swipe their ID cards individually to enter and abide by the occupancy rules for each room, including wearing a mask. These designated spaces are marked in Douglass Commons, Genesee, Gavett, Goergen, Harkness, Hylan, Meliora, Rettner and LeChase halls, and are available from 6 pm-11 pm, every day.
If you don’t find the answer to your question here, Katie Mott (Katie.Mott@Rochester.edu) in the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs is ready to respond to you.
The University’s Office for Online Learning has created a website, Learning During Times of Disruption, with multiple resources for students addressing many of the logistics of online learning. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has created the Study Skills Guide to Mastering Remote Learning which, although geared to undergraduate students, contains useful information for students at all levels in and many disciplines. If you are an undergraduate student, CETL can arrange to provide you with more extensive and personalized assistance when you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All 2020 fall undergraduate Education Abroad programs have been cancelled. If you have questions, please contact the Center for Education Abroad at (585) 275-7532.