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Graduate student resources

Helping University of Rochester graduate students and postdocs succeed in their research, classwork, and beyond

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.

Still making your graduate school decision? We encourage you to visit the University’s primary Admissions, Academics, and Programs pages to learn more about what Rochester has to offer.

 

Headshot of Melissa Sturge-Apple, University of Rochester Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education

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

New student resources

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.

Medical requirements

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.

See health requirements

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.

Technology setup

University IT will be your go-to resource for getting set up. You’ll also be getting your OneCard (student ID) and establishing your NetID (myIdentity Self Service).

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

Orientation

Each graduate school at the University of Rochester delivers a unique orientation program for their incoming students. For more information on your school’s orientation program, please contact the appropriate school below.

Committee work

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.

Chaired by the vice provost and University dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs. Composed of vice-provosts, deans, senior leadership and postdoctoral fellow representatives at the University and in the graduate schools of Arts, Sciences & Engineering; School of Nursing; and School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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