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Student Life

The University of Rochester is home to more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate students in the College and the Eastman School of Music.

Students come from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Most undergrads live on campus for all four years of their college experience, and take full advantage of the more than 250 student clubs and organizations to choose from.

Student life: Then and now

Beanies are out, but some proud Rochester traditions live on.

modern student sitting on the sculpture of the shinx and wearing an old-fashioned freshman beanie, with an old black-and-white photo showing a student from the 1950s in the same pose

Kara King '15 wears a beanie and sweater from the University archives as she reenacts a photo of Carol Cronk Stoesen '58 posting with one of the sphinxes that use to sit at Sibley Hall at the University's former Prince Street campus. The sphinxes now sit near the passage between Morey and Lattimore halls.

More Rochester student traditions...

Photo Galleries

student high-fiving Rocky yellowjacket mascot
Move-In Day for the Class of 2018
The University of Rochester’s incoming freshmen class arrives, with about 1,300 students moving into five residential halls on the River Campus and the downtown Eastman School of Music. Welcome to Rochester, Class of 2018!

group of students pushing wheelbarrows and carrying gardening equipment
Wilson Day 2014
The incoming Class of 2018 fanned out into the surrounding neighborhoods of Rochester during the 26th annual Wilson Day of community service.