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Incoming Students


Settling In

The University will become a home away from home for students. Meal plans, housing, personal well-being, and decision making skills are all addressed by these organizations:

First-Year Resources

Essential components of academic progress, as well as personal and social well-being, are addressed by these organizations.


First Year Academic Handbook: This book provides an overview of departments, programs, majors, minors and many other academic opportunities that will be available to you at Rochester. 

Academic departments: Links to all of the academic departments in Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Language placement: Take the language placement exam to find out what course level is right for you.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): CETL supports undergraduate students with services that promote academic success, including course-specific collaborative workshops and study groups, study skills support, and a study skills course.

College Center for Advising Services (CCAS): Helps undergraduates find accurate academic information, as well as opportunities to make the most of their undergraduate years, and solutions to academic problems.

Writing, Speaking and Argument Program (WSAP): Work with tutors to improve your writing and public speaking skills, and learn about the primary and upper-level writing requirements.

Student Programs and Activities

Wilson Common Student Activities (WCSA): Learn about campus clubs, find out about up-coming student activity events, and explore leadership opportunities.

Athletics: Varsity sports, sports complex, and club/intramural sports.

Study abroad: The Center for Education Abroad helps coordinate semester, summer, and yearlong study abroad programs for students in all majors. Students can also take internships while abroad.

Office of Undergraduate Research: Research and research funding opportunities for undergraduates.

Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL): Fosters leadership among students, faculty, staff, and community partners to discover transformative solutions and create equitable social change in the Rochester community and beyond.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA): Advises, advocates for, and promotes the learning and development of fraternity and sorority members.

Student Services

Student services: A list of student services at the University of Rochester.

Career Center: Explore career options, find jobs and internships, learn about upcoming fairs, and get help with resumes and cover letters.

David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity: The Kearns Center provides educational guidance, scholarships, and support services to students from low-income families, first-generation students, and historically underrepresented minority students. 

Office of the Dean of Students: Provides policies and services that support and contribute to student learning and community development.

Office of Disability Resources: The Office of Disability Resources offers a variety of services for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA): Academic home of all historically underrepresented minority students. The office is dedicated to the betterment of the minority student experience at Rochester through advocacy, holistic advising, education, and collaboration with campus units.

Center for Student Conflict Management (CSCM): Support for students who may be significantly struggling at the University. CSCM also hold students accountable for their conduct.

Bookstore: Textbooks, university apparel, and supplies.

Billing, Financial Aid, Student Records, and Employment

Office of the Bursar: View and pay bills, and complete payment agreement.

Office of the University Registrar: Access to academic records, enrollment and degree verifications, academic calendars, and exam schedules.

Student Employment Office (SEO): Job opportunities and payroll information.

Financial Aid Office: Assists with the financial aid process and provides information on important deadlines.

IDs, Parking, and Travel

ID Office: Your student ID card can help you access online accounts and allow you to access the URos in your account. New students will receive their ID during orientation.

University parking and transportation: Parking permits and locations, campus shuttle schedules, information on how to get around Rochester.

Eastman Campus: Featured stores open near the Eastman School of Music