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Incoming Students


Please refer to the deadlines below to prepare for your arrival to the University of Rochester!


As soon as possible

Log Into Your Applicant Status Page and Fill Out the Applicant Response Form

As soon as possible

Activate Your NetID

Questions? Contact University IT.

As soon as possible

Set Up Your University of Rochester Student Email Address

Questions? Contact University IT.

As soon as possible

Access Blackboard

Blackboard is the University’s learning management system. You will use Blackboard to complete required online training and view information sessions for the online graduate orientation.

Questions? Contact University IT.

As soon as possible

Secure Off-Campus Housing

Learn more about the graduate housing options available for students and families. Please note the housing lottery takes place the first week in May.

Questions? Contact the Graduate and Family Housing Office.

As soon as possible

Submit Your Proof of Degree Completion

You must provide proof of degree completion before matriculating into your graduate degree program.

Questions? Email

As soon as possible

Complete Your Financial Responsibility Agreement

Questions? Contact the Office of the Bursar or your department graduate coordinator.

As soon as possible

Get Your Campus ID Card

Your ID card identifies you as a University of Rochester student and offers flexible access to online accounts at a variety of different locations on campus.

Visit the Department of Public Safety office located at 612 Wilson Boulevard to get your ID card.

Questions? Contact ID services at (585) 273-2000.

As soon as possible

Apply for a Campus Parking Permit (if applicable)

View more information about student parking permits for the River Campus.

Questions? Contact the Department of Transportation and Parking Management.

July 31

Complete Your Health History and Immunization Forms

Follow these instructions to register for UHSConnect, the secure online portal where you will access and submit these forms.

Questions? Email or contact University Health Services.

August 25

Complete UR BADASS!

What does it mean to be a BADASS Bystander at the U of R? BADASS means Being Aware, Deciding to Act, and Saying Something! Join the Title IX Office as they provide information about student’s rights, resources, and options for reporting sexual misconduct at the University.

In this REQUIRED session, you will learn practical tools for communicating about consent and boundaries, learning to spot the differences between a healthy or unhealthy relationship, while also acquiring skills to be active bystanders who take action to interrupt harm and generate positive actions by others. Let’s create consent culture on campus and become BADASS Bystanders!

You can access this recording through Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2021.

August 25

Complete the Academic Honesty Module in Blackboard

You can access this module through Blackboard under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2021.

Questions? Contact the Academic Honesty Liaison.

August 25

View All Optional Programs in Blackboard

You can find all sessions listed under My Organizations in AS&E Graduate Student Orientation 2021.

Questions? Contact

September 8

Register for Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021 online registration began on April 19 and ends on September 8. After September 8, a $160 late registration fee will be levied and will not be waived. Registration will be conducted in the UR Student system.

Questions? Contact your department graduate coordinator.

September 15

Complete the Online Health Insurance Process

All full-time students must complete the Online Health Insurance Process to enroll or waive health insurance for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Questions? Contact University Health Services.