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Programs & Events

Community Weekends

Community Weekends incorporate some of our can't-miss events on campus. Each weekend has its own distinct feel, traditions, and signature events.

Yellowjacket Weekend

September 1–4, 2017
Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with fun and exciting events including the Fall Activities Fair, live music, a luau, fun foods, movies, giveaways, athletic competitions, carnival games, and rides. Plus, each year we have a headliner for entertainment.

Meliora Weekend

October 12–16, 2017
Meliora Weekend combines three Rochester traditions: Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Alumni Reunion. Highlights include Rochester Revue, UR Late Night, Carnival, and A Cappella Jam. Each Meliora Weekend, we partner with the Office of Alumni Relations to feature a variety of famous speakers and entertainers.

Winterfest Weekend

February 2–4, 2018
Enjoy the winter splendor that Rochester has to offer by roasting marshmallows or watching the live ice-carving demonstration. Enjoy student group performances and headliner entertainment. These events are guaranteed to drive away the winter blahs.

Springfest Weekend

April 27–29, 2018
After the long, dreary months of winter, join the University community to celebrate the coming spring! Springfest Weekend feature a variety of student group performances, shows, and athletic events, as well as Communal Principles Day and Dandelion Day. Plus, each year we have a headlining concert.

Community Weekend Schedule 2018-2019 

Yellowjacket Weekend: August 31–September 3, 2018
Meliora Weekend: October 4–7, 2018
Winterfest Weekend: February 1–3, 2019
Springfest Weekend: April 26–28, 2019