Orientation 2013

UR Orientation 2014

Mid-Year Orientation-January 2014

For those Students who will begin their University of Rochester studies in January 2014, Orientation will begin on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Parents and or Family members will be offered a half day program from 8:30 am to 1 PM on January 13th, 2014. Continental Breakfast and Buffet lunch are included. Students entering during mid-year can expect to receive materials regarding Orientation via email in mid to late December. Please email eleanoroi@rochester.edu if you do not receive an email with information by December 31st.

Fall 2014 Orientation -August 25/26-September 1

 International Student Arrival ONLY August 25
Domestic Student Arrival -August 26 
Parent Orientation August 27-28

Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the University of Rochester! Going away to college is a big transition. Our Orientation program is designed to make that transition easier. More information will be posted later this Spring and as we move into summer, but for now save the dates!

What is Orientation?

Encompassing a weeklong program organized by Orientation staff, 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 (Tuesday, August 26th) will be geared to all incoming new students. In mid-late June you will receive a mailing from Orientation regarding information on advising, foreign language placement, and your Academic Handbook. -International Students will be able to download all of the information online.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Orientation 2014. Follow us on twitter or facebook!

Orientation Calendar

August 25, 2014

International Student Move-In Day
August 26, 2014 Freshman & Transfer Move-In Day
August 26 - September 1, 2014     
Freshman & Transfer Orientation
August 26 - 27, 2014 Parent Orientation (Register Online beginning this summer!)
August 27 - September 1, 2014 Transfer Orientation

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation begins Tuesday, August 26th with helping your child check in between 9am and 4pm. Afterwards, there are typically information sessions, tours, and other special events lasting until 9pm. The 27th typically begins at 8am and goes until 5 pm and entails programming to help parents gain a better understanding of how the University is run. This has included meetings with Residential Life, Dining, the Dean of Freshmen, Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Security, Information Technology, and others. There is time at the end of the day in both schedules for you to take your child to dinner. Students must be on campus by 7:45pm for a required event, thus ending Parent Orientation. Check back here in June to register for your Orientation online!

Teen/Sibling Orientation

Teen/Sibling Orientation on August 27th is a day designed to help the brothers and sisters of incoming students enjoy the day. This day includes tours of the University, sporting activities, movies, and many other fun events. It typically lasts from 9am to 4pm. Teen/Sibling has a small charge to participate and registration will not be online. Registration for Teen/Sibling will be sent out with the June mailing.