The goal of the University Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office is to support our graduate students through all their endeavors. From support in the classroom and life outside the classroom, financial resources to professional development, and more.
This website serves as a comprehensive resource for our current master’s students, postdoctoral associates, and others in our graduate student community.
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Welcome message for students
“Graduate Education at the University of Rochester allows students to create an educational experience harnessing Rochester’s unique facilities, nationally ranked faculty, and superb research infrastructure. We strive to be an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and responsive organization at every level.
As Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education, I welcome you, and I encourage you to look through this website and discover the amazing opportunities for graduate education that exist at the University of Rochester. Meliora.”
—Melissa Sturge-Apple, Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education
Just getting started with your graduate education at the University of Rochester? We’re grateful to offer you the chance to pursue unique research, scholarly endeavors, and professional achievement.
Below, you’ll find helpful resources catered to new students specifically. We also encourage you to explore this whole website to get more familiar with the graduate student resources available to you, or reach out if you have any questions.
Visit the University Health Services (UHS) website for details on what health forms and other health information you’ll need to provide prior to the start of your classes. You can learn more about health and wellness offerings on our Student Life page.
International student resources
The International Services Office (ISO) is dedicated to supporting international students. Reference their information specifically for all incoming international students, learn about orientation, get help if English isn’t your native language, and see tips for applying for student visas.
For University email accounts:
- Eastman School of Music and Warner School of Education students will use Gmail
- AS&E and Simon Business School students will use Office 365
- School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing (email accounts created on request), and Eastman Institute for Oral Health students can reference this website
Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Eastman School of Music
School of Medicine and Dentistry
School of Nursing
Warner School of Education
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)
Ready to ask your questions? Find links to each school’s graduate office. You can also reach out to us, and we will point you in the right direction.
Committees are an important service component of graduate education. The committees organized around the University Office of Graduate Education assist with oversight on academic policy and co-curricular activities. Importantly, they create an avenue of discussion between University administration and faculty, students, and staff on all graduate education matters at Rochester.
These committees are active and meet at regularly scheduled intervals over the academic year. If you are interested in learning more, please email UnivGradEducation@UR.Rochester.edu.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of the graduate deans in the schools.
Chaired by the executive director of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Comprised of admissions deans and directors at each school graduate admissions unit.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of student leaders and presidents of all graduate student/postdoctoral government organizations.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of faculty in their role as director of graduate study/education in each department.
Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of University council faculty representatives.