University Ranked as ‘Economically diverse’
The University is among the most “economically diverse top colleges,” according to a list created by the New York Times that factors in graduation rates, percentage of students receiving Pell grants, and other financial measures for low- and middle-income families. The list, called the College Access Index, ranks Rochester at 28th out of the 100 institutions that made the list. Read more.
President Urges University Community to ‘Think Boldly’
In his annual fall address to the Faculty Senate, President Joel Seligman outlined a number of areas of growth at the University. “Universities succeed when they do not stand still,” Seligman said. “Our work is never done. As our Strategic Planning and Campus Master Plan initiatives have and will illustrate, we progress most effectively when we challenge ourselves to think boldly, to stretch to achieve ennobling goals.” Read the full speech.
Join this Fall’s Campus Celebrations
Parents are invited to the University’s signature fall celebrations in October.
- Meliora Weekend, an annual celebration of family weekend, reunion, and homecoming, takes place Oct. 16–19. Register here.
- Eastman Weekend, the Eastman School’s biennial celebration for families and alumni, is Oct. 17–19. Register here.
Public Safety Debuts Adopt-a-Hall Program
Starting this semester, students living in each University residence hall will have a go-to Public Safety officer—or two—whom they can get to know and contact throughout the year. Officers will spend time with students and staff, be available to attend hall events and meetings, and make extra security checks and patrols of the halls. Read more.
What’s the Story of Blue Noise Mask?
Two University engineers—Theophano Mitsa ’91 (PhD) and Kevin Parker, the William F. May Professor in Engineering—helped transform the early days of the digital revolution, setting off a “virtuous cycle” of research and invention that continues to be felt decades later. That’s the largely untold story of the blue noise mask. Read more.
AlertUR Fall Semester Test Is Sept. 25
The fall semester test of AlertUR, the University’s emergency notification system, will occur at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. The purpose of the biannual test is to activate the AlertUR system and check that it’s working effectively. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent by voice, text, or email message. All students are encouraged to go to https://alert.rochester.edu before the test to review or update their contact information.
Reminder from the Financial Aid Office
Students who wish to contact the Financial Aid Office can do so directly through email. If students have outstanding documents missing from this year’s financial aid application, they need to submit them to the office as soon as possible. During the month of September, the Financial Aid Office will send emails to students who still have application materials outstanding. It’s a good idea to touch base with your student regarding the requirements. Keep in mind that if the requirements are not completed by Oct. 10, it may affect your bill with the University. Contact the office.
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