Club Rochester


Club Rochester is a happy hour chock-full of drinks, free food, and networking opportunities. Twice per semester, head to the Club on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Feldman Ballroom in Frederick Douglass Commons.

Club Rochester logo

What to expect


Low-cost and non-alcoholic options available


Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres


Connect with faculty and staff


Mingle, relax, and enjoy with peers

Upcoming Events

Club Rochester, 2023 - 2024
Friday, September 8, 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023
Friday, February 2, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024

All undergraduate student organizations can be a co-host of Club Rochester events! If your organization is interested in hosting the next Club Rochester, please reach out to us!

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Two masked women smiling together in front of small plates of food
Three masked students sitting at a table together
Four men smiling together while eating and drinking
Two students smiling in front of plates of appetizers
Woman smiling while scooping ice into a cup
A buffet with three people selecting food
Wide shot of many tables of people eating and drinking

Previous Themes & Co-Hosts

Club Rochester is a long-standing tradition and we are excited to have worked with a diverse and extensive set of organizations and departments to bring these events to life. Check out some of the previous hosts and event themes.

  • Club Rochester Themes
    • Asian Heritage
    • Caribbean Winter Soiree
    • Celebrating Black History Month
    • Celebrating Local Entrepreneurs
    • Feel Fabulous in February
    • Hispanic Heritage
    • Sustainably Yours
    • The Two Spirit Self
    • UR Global: Past Present & Future
    • Women’s History Month
  • Past Hosts
    • Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Subcontinent (ADITI)
    • Ain Center for Entrepreneurship
    • Black Students’ Union (BSU)
    • Chinese Students’ Association (CSA)
    • Center for Community Engagement (CCE) (previously Rochester Center for Community Leadership)
    • Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs
    • College Feminists
    • Community Service Network (CSN)
    • David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts
    • Delta Phi Omega
    • Dining Services Team Green
    • EcoReps
    • Facilities, Facilities Team Green
    • Filipino American Students’ Association (FASA)
    • Green Space
    • Gwen M. Greene Career & Internship Center
    • International Services Office
    • iZone
    • Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)
    • Meliora Launchpad
    • Minority Students Advisory Board
    • Native American & Indigenous Student Association
    • Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    • Office of Alumni Relations
    • Office of Minority Student Affairs
    • Panhellenic Association
    • Pan-African Students’ Association (PASA)

Sponsored by Students' Association Government, Dining Services, and Wilson Commons Student Activities

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Club Rochester?

Club Rochester is a unique partnership between Wilson Commons Student Activities, Students’ Association Government, and Dining Services. Club Rochester is designed to increase interactions between faculty, students, and staff in a non-academic setting, and to model appropriate social behaviors around alcohol.

Must the hosts always include a student organization?

Yes, Students' Association Government generously helps fund this one-of-a-kind partnership, and it's important that students not only enjoy the clubs as guests, but are active participants in the planning of each club.

How much should I expect to pay as a co-host?

Student organizations wanting to co-host a Club Rochester will not be asked to provide any financial contribution to the event.

If there are multiple hosts, who is the point person?

Each host is expected to select a representative from their respective departments who will work collaboratively with the Club Rochester program planner from WCSA.

What is the difference between a host and a sponsor?

The hosts change per each Club Rochester event while the sponsors remain the same and are: Wilson Commons Student Activities, Students' Association Government, and Dining Services.

What is expected of the co-host(s)?
  • Pick theme for event (this includes menu ideas, drink specials, décor and music genre)
  • Promote the event around campus; you can use flyers, social media, etc.
  • Arrive to venue 30 minutes before event to set up
  • Have volunteers at Club Rochester for the duration of the event at your info table
  • Create and send PowerPoint slides to Club Rochester program planner 2 days (at the very latest) before event takes place
  • OPTIONAL: Create themed flyer for event and get to Club Rochester Coordinator as soon as possible to begin promoting (must include Club Rochester & WCSA logo)