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Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.

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With input from faculty, staff, and students, we’ve identified these aspirations to focus our planning and decision-making for the future.

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University community comes together to celebrate Class of 2022 as one

On May 13, the University of Rochester conferred academic degrees to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students as thousands of supporters cheered them on in Fauver Stadium and online. The first institution-wide commencement ceremony in nearly three decades honored the accomplishments of the entire graduating class, as well as of several award and honorary degree recipients.

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    Rochester Curriculum

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    At Rochester, you build your own curriculum with your own unique strengths and interests. There are no required subjects. You study only what you’re passionate about, choosing a major in one of the three divisions of learning and taking thematic three-course clusters in other areas.

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    University symbols and traditions

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    The University’s symbols—including our motto, mascot, and official flower—have embodied the uniquely Rochester spirit of determination and perseverance. We also cherish our many long-held customs while embracing opportunities to build new traditions that unite us.

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    376full-time faculty

    Through innovative research and dedication to professional excellence, our award-winning faculty is the foundation of our university, and our students’ successes.

    77percent of students

    Are involved in undergraduate research. Students can assist a faculty member on an existing research project, or create a project based on their own ideas.

    Culture of Respect

    At the University of Rochester, we are united by a commitment to be ever better—Meliora. It is our guiding principle and it informs our shared values. We put those values into action by ensuring that all members of our community feel safe, respected, included, and valued.

    In support of that mission, the University is taking a number of important steps to strengthen policies, clarify processes, and expand resources to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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