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Transfer Students

Welcome Transfer Students! We are excited that you are joining the UR community. The Orientation Team is dedicated to your success as you join our institution. The following information and links are here to make your transition as smooth as possible. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email us at any time!

The University is aware that you all have your own story as you begin your time here at the University.  We have made the checklist below with some key components and offices you should receive information from or need to interact with prior to the start of classes. In addition to the resources on this page, check out these awesome tips Orientation has for transfers!

Transfer Checklist:

  • Receive Admissions Package.
  • Receive Financial Aid package via email.
  • Return Enrollment Reply Form and deposit to Admissions.
  • Receive enrolling student email from Admissions which includes your NetID and Student ID number.
  • Review Enrolling Student Website.
  • Activate your NetID and UR email address with Information Technology.
  • Complete payment plan agreement with the Office of the Bursar.
    • Important: The payment agreement must be completed at least 48 hours prior to registration. 
  • Return paper Health History Form sent in the mail.
  • Complete online Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver.
  • Secure on or off campus housing. For off campus housing, please contact the Coordinator for Off Campus Housing: (585) 275-1081
  • Contact Kate McKenna ( in the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) with specific advising and transfer credit questions.
    • For general questions, please review the Adviser's Handbook.
    • If you are an incoming JUNIOR, please call (585) 275-2354 to make an appointment to meet or talk with an adviser in the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS). Appointments are available starting June 15th and before August 8th. (First-Year and Sophomore transfer students will be assigned a Pre-Major Adviser with whom they will meet during Orientation.)
  • Register for classes. (This will take place during Orientation.)
  • Petition to use a transfer course to satisfy the Primary Writing Requirement (in 1st semester). The petition form and criteria can be found at the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program website.
  • If needed, get a Parking Permit from the Parking Office.
  • Send final transcript by September 15th for Fall entry or by January 31st for Spring entry.
  • Review Orientation Schedule. (Full details released later in the Summer)


Academic Programs

Admissions & Financial Aid  -  (585) 275-3226

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)  -  (585) 275-9049

Center for Education Abroad  -  (585) 275-7532

College Center for Advising Services (CCAS)  -  (585) 275-2354

Dining Services / ID Office  -  (585) 275-8756

Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center  -  (585) 275-2366

Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences - (585) 275-3954

Information Technology  -  (585) 275-2000

Modern Languages & Cultures (MLC)  -  (585) 275-4251

Office of the Bursar  -  (585) 275-3931

Office of the Dean of Students - (585) 275-4085

Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)  -  (585) 275-0651

Office of Undergraduate Research  -  (585) 276-5306

Office of the University Registrar  -  (585) 275-8131

Parking & Transportation  -  (585) 275-3983

Residential Life  -  (585) 275-3166

Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA)  -  (585) 275-9390

University Counseling Center (UCC)  -  (585) 275-3113

University Health Service (UHS)  -  (585) 275-2662

Writing, Speaking & Argument Program  -  (585) 273-3584

Important Contacts

Orientation Office

College Center for Advising Services (CCAS)

Hajim School Dean's Office

Dining Services / ID Office

  • Meal Plans: (585) 275-8756
  • Dietary Restrictions: (585) 275-6265

Residential Life

  • Coordinator for Off Campus Housing Programs: (585) 275-1081
  • Schedule an Appointment: (585) 275-3166

University Health Service

  • Main: (585) 275-2662
  • Health History Form: (585) 275-0697
  • Student Insurance Office: (585) 275-2637
  • Billing Office: (585) 275-2638

Housing Search & Commuting

Off Campus Connection (Find local housing options)

About Off Campus Living

River Campus Student Parking

Bus & Shuttle Schedules


Financial Aid Job Board -(Link soon to come!)

Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center

There will also be a Job Fair during Orientation!