Welcome To Orientation!
Welcome Class of 2020 and incoming Transfer students! Please note that the following move-in dates apply to both incoming freshmen and transfer students.
International Student Arrival ONLY:
- August 22, 2016 starting at 9 a.m.
Domestic Student Arrival:
- August 24, 2016 Starting at 8:30 a.m.
- August 24-25, 2016:
- Parent Orientation runs in the afternoon and evening of August 24.
- There are sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 25.
Going away to college is a big transition but have no fear! We have an amazing Orientation program that will help make the college transition much easier and more enjoyable. More information will be posted in the summer, but for now save the dates!
What is Orientation?
What a fantastic question! Encompassing a weeklong program organized by our incredible Orientation staff (stunning photo of the Orientation team below), incoming students will be introduced to each other, the campus, and the local community. Our Orientation staff and volunteers work hard to ensure you have a memorable week and a great introduction to life at the University of Rochester.
The programs and events on the first day of Orientation (Wednesday, August 24) will be geared to all incoming new students. In mid to late June you will receive a mailing from Orientation regarding information on advising, foreign language placement, and your Academic Handbook. toward the end of June, 2016, all of the information is available online. International Students will be able to download all of the information online.
August 22, 2016
|International Student Move-In Day|
|August 24, 2016||Freshman & Transfer Move-In Day|
|August 24 - August 30, 2016||Freshman & Transfer Orientation|
|August 24 - 25, 2016||Parent Orientation (Register Online beginning this summer!)|
Spring 2017 Orientation
New students enrolling in spring 2017 will begin their Orientation program on January 15, 2017. Mid-year Orientation is a highly personalized program that provides new freshmen and transfer students with opportunities to meet other new students, spend time with faculty and staff, and attend programs both on and off campus. You will also meet with current students who previously enrolled during a spring semester and will be eager to share their experiences. Parents and other family members may wish to attend a half-day program on January 16 to learn more about our community and the resources available to students. Information and registration materials will be sent in mid-December. Please check your University email. If you do not receive information regarding your program, or registration for Orientation by December 30th, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in the Spring and cannot wait to help you make the smooth transition into college life!