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Welcome to Rochester!

View the next steps to get ready for your first semester.

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Responding to Coronavirus

View our COVID-19 information page for the latest updates on orientation.


Incoming Student Checklist

View important dates and deadlines for incoming students.

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Summer Orientation

Register for required webinars, information sessions, and more.

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Parent & Family Orientation

Join us for special webinars throughout the summer, designed just for parents and family members.

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Facebook Groups

Before you begin your first semester at the University of Rochester, connect with fellow incoming students and families through the Facebook groups below. Ask questions, share answers, and get excited!

UR Class of 2024 
UR Transfer Students
Parents of UR Class of 2024


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Rochester Ready

Parents and families, get ready for Rochester! Sign up to receive a copy of Rochester Ready, our weekly e-newsletter sent to incoming students between June and August.

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Welcome Celebrations

You’re invited! Meet fellow incoming students and families at these virtual events, presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement and the Parents Program. Hear from current students, parents, and University alumni as they welcome you to our community!

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Virtual Summer Events & Activities

Make the most of your summer! Fend off boredom with a variety of virtual events and programs, sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities. From arts and crafts to virtual tours, there are plenty of ways to stay engaged while staying inside or practicing social distancing.

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Have questions or want more information about orientation and first-year programs? 
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