Welcome To Orientation!


Spring 2017 Orientation

January 15-17

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 cascas@mail.rochester.edu. We look forward to seeing you in the Spring and cannot wait to help you make the smooth transition into college life!

Welcome Class of 2021 and incoming Transfer students! Please note that the following move-in dates apply to both incoming freshmen and transfer students. You can find the Orientation schedules by following this link!

August 2017 Orientation

International Student Arrival ONLY:

Domestic Student Arrival:

Parent Orientation:

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.

2015 Orientation Staff

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Orientation 2016. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Snapchat at U. Rochester Orientation!

 Orientation Calendar

August 22, 2017

International Student Move-In Day
August 24, 2017 Freshman & Transfer Move-In Day
August 24 - August 37, 2016      Freshman & Transfer Orientation
August 24 - 25, 2017 Parent Orientation (Register Online beginning this summer!)