Share the spirit of the season. Enjoy these special online activities and ways to celebrate with fellow alumni, parents, and friends from wherever you are. Want to help spread the word? Share your celebrations on social media, and use #URCelebrates in your public posts.

Upcoming Events

With the rapidly evolving public health situation, prevalence of the omicron variant, and rise in current infection rates, we are postponing in-person events for the time being to align with University safety protocols, which you can read more about here. We will continue to evaluate these policies and reschedule events when safe to gather again. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Check out an upcoming virtual event to learn something new and satisfy your curiosity.



Shop Small

Shop small this season and support businesses with University of Rochester roots! Explore the curated Shop UR Holiday Gift Guide below.


P.S. Visit the campus Barnes & Noble and Eastman School of Music bookstore for gear and accessories, the Memorial Art Gallery gift shop for handcrafted goodies from local artists, and Open Letter, the University’s nonprofit, literary translation press for the gift of world literature.

Curl Up with a Good Book

Connect, share recommendations, and discuss thought-provoking titles on a variety of topics with the University of Rochester virtual book club.

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Full Hearts, Fuller Stomachs

Discover original recipes from the University of Rochester community, and don’t forget the classics—view cookbooks from the library’s archives here.

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Click here to submit a favorite recipe of your own!