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Relocating to Rochester

Discover our campuses, our city, and the region.

The city we call home

The University of Rochester is proud to be a key driver of our city’s innovation. We’re equally enthusiastic about what our students and employees contribute to make our community and the world ever better. Whether you’re considering employment with the University of Rochester, starting to plan your move, or have already arrived in town, this page is a great starting point to get to know Rochester.

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The City

Where Lake Ontario meets the Genesee River is where you’ll find Rochester, the third-largest city in New York.

The County

Monroe County is bordered by Lake Ontario and bristling with history, culture, and nature.

The Region

Western New York is home to spectacular parks, lakes and rivers, and scenic views.

Professor of Conducting & Ensembles Neil Varon leads a rehearsal of the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra

Get to know 'The Roc'

What sets Rochester apart

Rochester is known for its high quality of life and cultural institutions: Affordable housing in a dozen or so unique neighborhoods. Top public schools. A backdrop that includes the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario. Quick flights to New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Top-notch health care and hospitals. A thriving, high-tech economy fueled by start-ups. A rich music and arts scene. And so much more.

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