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New Student Resources

We’re excited to have you join the University of Rochester

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. If you’re a postdoctoral associate, visit this page for more detailed information.

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.



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.

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.

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

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

Ready to learn more?

This website has a variety of resources available for current students. We’ve provided links to more information below that you may find helpful.

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