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.

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August 31 - September 4, 2023

Yellowjacket Weekend

Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with fun and exciting events including the Fall Activities Fair, live music, a Back to School BBQ Bash, fun foods, movies, giveaways, athletic competitions, carnival games, and rides. Plus, each year we have a headliner for entertainment.

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October 5-8, 2023

Meliora 2023

Rewind. Reunite. Revive.
Come back to Rochester. Reunite with friends and former classmates. Reconnect your family to the University of Rochester community. Revive your Meliora spirit. As the University eases back into its beloved traditions, there’s a new spin on the fall tradition of Meliora Weekend. For our alumni and friends unable to travel or join us in person, several signature events will also be made available via livestream. Join us from wherever you are.

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February 1-4 2024

Winterfest Weekend

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.

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April 26-28, 2024

Springfest Weekend

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 Meliora Values Day and Dandelion Day. Plus, each year we have a headlining concert.

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