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Welcome to the Rochester family!

Your orientation experience begins Monday, May 17.

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We're here for you

We're excited you have decided to join the Rochester family. The Office of Orientation and First-Year Programs is here to support you and your family in your transition and onboarding to the University of Rochester. Please take a moment to explore the resources available on our website. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Meliora!

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Stay Updated

We know you will receive lots of communications ahead of your arrival to campus, so we've compiled them in one place to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you're looking for.

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Connect on Social

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

UR Class of 2025 Facebook Group
UR Transfer Students Facebook Group
Parents of UR Class of 2025 Facebook Group
UR Orientation Instagram


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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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