Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Meliora Weekend?

Meliora Weekend was founded in 2001 following the successful Sesquicentennial celebration of 2000. Designed for University of Rochester alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends, the weekend encompasses reunions, family weekend, and alumni and community activities, as well as showcases the exceptional talents within the University of Rochester community.

When is Meliora Weekend 2023?

Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Do you have future dates for Meliora Weekend?

2024: September 26-29

What kinds of events happen during Meliora Weekend?

Meliora Weekend truly has something for everyone! The schedule includes major speakers, entertainment, symposia and panel discussions, reunion events, sporting events, seminars, open houses, and much, much more.


How do I register for Meliora Weekend?

Online registration is now open!

Once you arrive on campus, stop by any of the locations below to check-in and pick up your badge.

River Campus
Thursday, Oct 5: 4 – 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct 6: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 7: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Eastman School of Music
Thursday, Oct 5: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct 6: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 7: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

School of Medicine and Dentistry
Friday, Oct 6: 8 a.m. –2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 7: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

School of Nursing
Friday, Oct 6: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you must cancel all or part of your Meliora Weekend reservation, please do so by sending an email to or call 877.MELIORA (877.635.4672). Please note that refunds will not be given after September 22.

Are children and families welcome?

Yes, children and families are welcome to attend. Please plan to register online together.

Is childcare available?

The Children’s School at the University of Rochester Medical Center will provide a list of qualified (by New York State clearances) childcare providers to registrants with childcare needs during the weekend. Please note that childcare will not be provided at The Children’s School, but at Meliora Weekend sites. The deadline for requests is September 10. There is limited availability, and childcare providers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email Vanessa Stewart (Center Director) at or call 585.273.3677.


Is handicap parking available?

Yes. Once you arrive on campus, parking staff can direct you to the closest available handicap parking space. You must have a government-issued handicap parking sticker in order to utilize these spaces. If you request handicap parking when you register, we’ll provide you with more information closer to the weekend.

I have some particular needs related to accessibility – what should I do?

The University of Rochester is committed to making its campuses accessible to persons with disabilities. Please contact us via email at if you have specific needs and we will assist you. You will also have an opportunity to provide more information when you register.

During the Weekend

Is parking available?

River Campus parking is limited, especially when classes are in session on Friday, so we encourage you to take advantage of our intercampus shuttle service to and from campus lots. If you plan to come to campus Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday evening, parking is open where legal spaces are available. Parking for Eastman Theatre will be available at public garages. The closest is the East End Garage located at 475 E Main Street. There are additional public surface lots and street parking in the area.

Is transportation available during the Weekend?

Intercampus shuttles provide transportation within the River Campus, School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Dentistry and to and from Eastman School of Music.  Transportation is not available from the airport to River Campus or other destinations. On the River Campus, staffed golf carts will be available for guests who need assistance.

What is the standard dress during Meliora Weekend?

Unless noted, the general dress code for the weekend is casual attire. Show your Rochester pride by wearing blue and yellow, and your best University of Rochester gear. Check the weather before you pack!

What are the University’s event guidelines?

University of Rochester Advancement is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all guests. Please visit for event guidelines.

Where can I find a campus map?

Mobile App

You can download the official Meliora Weekend app by visiting your app store and searching for ‘Meliora Weekend.’ The app is free and will offer the full event schedule, transportation information, and more at your fingertips.

Be sure to allow notifications and log into the app with the email address you used at registration to unlock important features and exclusive content throughout the weekend. Still not sure how to download? We’ll be onsite to help! You can also contact us with any questions.

Note: You can add to or change your agenda within the app, but only with events that have not reached capacity. If you would like to register for an event or add guests, please visit any of the on-site registration locations or

The mobile app is available for both iPhone and Android phones. Visit our instructions page for more details.

Lost and Found

If you lose something during the weekend on the River Campus, please visit the Campus Information Center in Wilson Commons.

Bag Check

The Campus Information Center in Wilson Commons will be providing bag check to those who are interested. Please bring your bag(s) to the Campus Information Center and we’ll hold your bag(s) for you.

More questions?

Send us an email at or give us a call at 877.MELIORA (877.635.4672).