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Get ready to arrive on campus.

Make sure you're prepared for your arrival day this August.

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Required for all students

Register for Fall Welcome Week

All students are required to register for Fall 2024 Welcome Week by Monday, August 5. When completing the registration form, make sure to add all guests who will be attending family Welcome Week events, too.

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Mark your calendar

Orientation timeline

Orientation begins long before you arrive on campus. View key dates throughout the summer at a glance and mark your calendar for Fall Welcome Week in August. 

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Required Tasks

New student checklist

Let's get you ready for Rochester! This checklist is your comprehensive guide to all the required form and tasks you need to complete before arriving to campus to begin your first semester.

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Stay Updated


We know you will receive lots of communications ahead of your arrival to campus, so we've compiled them in one place to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you're looking for.

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Get ready to register for classes

Academics and advising

Your College advisor is here to help you navigate your academic career from orientation until commencement. Learn more about the new student academic advising process and how to get ready for course registration.

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