State of the University

In her first “State of the University” address, recorded in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library, President Mangelsdorf provided a wide-ranging update to the University community. Posted at the launch of Meliora Month, Mangelsdorf praised students, faculty, and staff, for their commitment to safely reopening campus and discussed the current hybrid learning environment. “Everyone at the University has made a COVID-19 Community Commitment to staying healthy and keeping other members of our community healthy, too,” she said.


We’re all in this together. During this rapidly changing time, it’s more important than ever that we stay informed and support each other. Check on the latest news, health information, alumni benefits and resources, and learn about upcoming virtual events, along with ways you can help the University and its Medical Center.

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Together for Rochester

Together for Rochester is a one-year campaign to make life better for the University of Rochester community and for the world.

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Meliora Month

The true spirit of Meliora brings us together, regardless of where we are. This year, even without the traditional Meliora Weekend, you can still participate in a wide range of intellectual and engaging University of Rochester programs.  

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This special series exemplifies the University of Rochester’s commitment to lifelong learning. 

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Meliora Weekend


The Meliora spirit has never been stronger. While we can’t be together as expected this fall for Reunion festivities on campus, we can still celebrate our community, experiences, and stay connected with each other online until we can meet up again in person. 

Giving Back

There are many ways you can demonstrate your pride in or appreciation for Rochester, such as volunteering or making a gift. Any charitable contribution will also count toward our one-year Together for Rochester campaign. 

Learn moreabout ways you can give back and support the University of Rochester.


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