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Incoming Students

Welcome to the University of Rochester!

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Hello incoming Yellowjackets and Yellowjacket Families! In joining the University of Rochester community, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to be successful. Starting with yoUR orientation!

What Is Orientation?

Orientation at the University of Rochester is a way to introduce both incoming students and their families into the Yellowjacket community. We work to ease the college transition for all more enjoyable. From pre-arrival resources to orientation specific programming to communication throughout the academic year, the Orientation and First-Year Programs office is here to make everyone's Rochester experience a positive one. 

In collaboration across our campus, the College hosts a Fall and a Spring orientation program. More information about those programs as well as important deadlines can be seen below. 

International students can find additional information on our international student orientation page.

Transfer students can also find additional information on our transfer student orientation page.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Information with regards to our program can be found on our Spring Orientation website

Arrival dates and other important deadlines can also be found on our deadlines page.

You can also get up-to-date on information by following us on Instagram or Facebook.

Incoming Student Resources

Additional information about academics, housing, dining, student activities and more can be found on our resources page.


Please contact us if you have any questions about orientation.