Support Your Student

Current Poll

Additional comments and questions should be sent to Dawn Bruner at urparents@rochester.edu.

May 2022

During the spring 2022 semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?


Previous Polls

April 2022

How do you feel about your student participating in education abroad opportunities?

  •  

    69%

  •  

    3%

  •  

    9%

  •  

    7%

  •  

    7%

  •  

    5%


March 2022

Looking ahead, how do you plan to celebrate your students’ college graduation?

  •  

    82%

  •  

    0%

  •  

    3%

  •  

    1%

  •  

    3%

  •  

    9%

  •  

    1%

  •  

    0%


February 2022

To your knowledge, how does your student engage with faith/spirituality during the academic year?

  •  

    26%

  •  

    4%

  •  

    13%

  •  

    5%

  •  

    48%

  •  

    5%

There are many ways for your student to explore their spirituality on the U of R campus.

  • Interfaith Chapel
  • Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center

  • January 2022

    How do you feel when you notice changes in your student's core values?

    •  

      20%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      36%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      31%


    December 2021

    During the fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      5%

    •  

      23%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      35%


    November 2021

    How do you keep your student connected to family traditions, even if they cannot be physically present for family events or activities?

    •  

      26%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      45%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      4%


    October 2021

    Where do you connect with parents or families of other college students?

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    Here are some ways you can get connected to other families at the University of Rochester:

  • UR Parents and Families Facebook Page
  • Parents Council

  • September 2021

    When did/will you engage with your student about their career goals?

    •  

      39%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      51%

    •  

      5%

    The Greene Center for Career Education and Connections offers opportunities for your student to explore and pursue their career goals.

  • The Greene Center for Career Education and Connections

  • August 2021

    Do you give your student college related advice at the start of a new semester?

    •  

      58%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      16%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      24%


    July 2021

    As your family prepares/prepared for your student to begin college, about which topic do/did you have the most questions/concerns?

    •  

      18%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      30%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      1%


    June 2021

    What are your student's summer plans?

    •  

      42%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      12%


    May 2021

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      8%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      24%


    April 2021

    In your opinion, how does your student connect with their instructor(s)?

    •  

      26%

    •  

      33%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      13%


    March 2021

    In what ways do you encourage your student to practice self-care?

    •  

      31%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      26%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      22%

    •  

      1%

    We've provided some resources on campus that your student can engage in to practice self-care:

  • The Interfaith Chapel
  • UHS Counseling Center
  • CETL Academic Success Coaching
  • Mindful University Project
  • WCSA Club Sports

  • February 2021

    How is your Rochester student taking spring 2021 classes?

    •  

      30%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      37%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      2%


    January 2021

    What is your level of engagement in your student's major or career related decision making?

    •  

      68%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      0%

    Below are some of the resources beneficial to students interested in exploring their career and/or internship opportunities.

  • College Center for Advising Services (CCAS)
  • Center for Community Engagement (CCE)
  • Greene Center

  • December 2020

    During the fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      5%

    •  

      23%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      35%


    November 2020

    Based on communications received during the fall semester, on which topic do you need more communication?

    •  

      30%

    •  

      20%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      22%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      9%


    October 2020

    Did/will your student get a flu shot this year?

    •  

      66%

    •  

      22%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      6%


    September 2020

    How is your Rochester student taking fall 2020 classes?

    •  

      27%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      48%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      1%


    August 2020

    In your opinion, in which area will your student need the most support during fall 2020?

    •  

      14%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      22%

    •  

      21%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      28%

    Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA) provides opportunities for students to engage in person and virtually.

  • WCSA website

  • July 2020

    Looking ahead to the fall semester, about which topic do you have the most questions/concerns?

    •  

      15%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      42%

    Please be sure to sign up for Rochester Restart for weekly updates related to fall reopening. Also, visit the Coronavirus Updates page for answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Rochester Restart
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • June 2020

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      8%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      24%

    •  

      23%


    May 2020

    What has surprised you most about your student throughout this unprecedented time?

    •  

      69%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      19%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      1%


    April 2020

    How has the transition to online learning impacted the way you engage with your student about academics?

    •  

      12%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      56%

    •  

      27%


    March 2020

    How do you feel when your student expresses a perspective that is different than you assumed?

    •  

      24%

    •  

      48%

    •  

      20%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      0%


    February 2020

    How do you engage with your student about relationships with peers?

    •  

      35%

    •  

      40%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      0%


    January 2020

    During the fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      5%

    •  

      23%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      14%


    December 2019

    Have you discussed Winter Break plans with your student?

    •  

      88%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      3%


    November 2019

    In times of stress, how do you best support your student?

    •  

      64%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      1%


    October 2019

    Does your student have a job during the semester?

    •  

      29%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      12%


    September 2019

    What is your primary reason for visiting the Parents and Families website?

    •  

      5%

    •  

      35%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      21%


    August 2019

    What is your favorite thing to do when visiting your student at University of Rochester?

    •  

      6%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      52%

    •  

      4%


    July 2019

    As your family prepares/prepared for your student to begin college, about which area are/were you most anxious?

    •  

      16%

    •  

      22%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      4%


    June 2019

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      8%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      24%

    •  

      23%


    May 2019

    Are you aware of your student's summer plans?

    •  

      36%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      13%


    April 2019

    In your opinion, how likely is your student to ask for social and/or emotional help from on campus resources when needed?

    •  

      19%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      32%

    •  

      24%

    •  

      8%

    Learning more about campus resources can help you start a dialogue with your student. The resources below are a great starting point. In addition, you may reach out to Parent and Family Relations at 585-275-5415 if you would like help exploring ways to support your student.

  • CARE Network
  • Interfaith Chapel
  • University Counseling Center (UCC)

  • March 2019

    Have you asked this semester if your student's budget is still on track?

    •  

      49%

    •  

      19%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      17%

    •  

      11%


    February 2019

    For what life skills does your student currently need the most guidance?

    •  

      32%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      13%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%


    January 2019

    During the fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      5%

    •  

      23%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      14%

    •  

      35%


    December 2018

    What do you think about the communication between you and your student?

    •  

      66%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      29%


    November 2018

    Has your student given you access to view/pay ebills (electronic student billing statements)?

    •  

      89%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      4%

    Visit the Office of the Bursar's website frequently asked questions about ebills.

  • Office of the Bursar

  • October 2018

    Have you discussed Winter Break plans with your student?

    •  

      88%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      3%

    Learn more about Winter Stay at University of Rochester

  • Winter Stay

  • September 2018

    In times of stress, how do you show support to your student?

    •  

      59%

    •  

      12%

    •  

      8%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      15%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      0%


    August 2018

    In your opinion, in which area does your student need the most support in developing?

    •  

      13%

    •  

      9%

    •  

      20%

    •  

      39%

    •  

      6%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      8%

    Learn more about Career Competencies at The Gwen M. Greene Center. Students can schedule 1:1 appointments with advisors.

  • The Gwen M. Greene Center

  • July 2018

    What is your approach in discussing the topic of alcohol and other drugs with your student?

    •  

      97%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      3%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      0%


    June 2018

    During the spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact the University of Rochester?

    •  

      8%

    •  

      18%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      10%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      5%

    •  

      24%

    •  

      23%


    May 2018

    When you have questions or concerns, what is your primary method of communication with the University of Rochester?

    •  

      37%

    •  

      21%

    •  

      0%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      29%

    •  

      10%


    April 2018

    What topic is most difficult for you to discuss with your student?

    •  

      13%

    •  

      11%

    •  

      13%

    •  

      7%

    •  

      4%

    •  

      27%

    •  

      2%

    •  

      13%

    •  

      1%

    •  

      8%

    Responses indicated that sex is the most difficult topic for families to discuss with students. The following resources are offered to help you have more productive discussions with students on the topic:

  • Sex Ed Rescue
  • Ted Radio Hour: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?
  • Love Is Respect