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Campus Services

As a Summer Sessions student, you have access to a variety of on-campus resources. Use the links below to explore the services available to you. 

Please note that these services and resources may be limited due to the University's COVID-19 regulations. Visit the University's COVID-19 website for the latest information.

Athletic Facilities | Banking | Computer Facilities | Dining | Health Services | Housing | ID Cards | Interfaith Chapel | Internet | Libraries | Parking | Post Office | Printing | Transportation | Safety

Questions? Contact the Office of Summer and Continuing Studies at oscs@rochester.edu or (585) 275-2345.


Athletic Facilities

Current University of Rochester students can continue to take advantage of the River Campus’ athletic facilities through Summer Sessions.

Visiting students can purchase an R Club membership, which includes full access to our athletic facilities, including group fitness classes, courts, and fitness center. R Club membership includes access to:

R Club members also get a locker rental with towel service, and a one-day guest pass.

Banking

JPMorgan Chase Bank provides full-service banking for students and all employees of the University community. The branch is conveniently located in the lower level of Todd Union on the River Campus. Additionally, ATMs are located throughout River Campus.

Computer Facilities

Computer labs equipped with Windows and Macintosh computers, printers, and other technology are located around campus. Specialized software is installed on lab computers for use in coursework. Learn more on the University IT website.

Dining

More than 10 on-campus eateries—from a full-service restaurant to a sushi bar and pizza place—provide food that is not only fresh and tasty, but, whenever possible, locally grown. Visit the Dining Services website for locations, menus, and hours of operation.

Health Services

Visiting and exchange students who will be studying at the University for eight weeks or more participate in the Student Health Program, which includes the mandatory health fee and health insurance. You will receive the same services as full-time University of Rochester students. For more information, view the University Health services' visiting students page.

Housing

On-campus housing is available* for Rochester Summer Sessions students. For more information, see the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services' summer housing page.

*Please note: on-campus summer housing is not available for incoming first-year and transfer students enrolled in Summer Sessions classes.

ID Cards

Once you have successfully registered for Summer Sessions courses, you can obtain a student identification (ID) card. Your ID card is the principal means for identification on campus and is required for checking out books from the library, cashing checks on campus, and may be required for admission to various campus events, facilities, and activities, as well as provide access to residence halls, laboratories, athletic facilities, and other areas secured by access card readers. Your ID card is also required to make purchases from your Dining Plan contracts, vending machines and laundry, and campus convenience stores. To learn more, visit the Public Safety website.

Interfaith Chapel

The Interfaith Chapel brings the University community to celebrate their faiths and beliefs. The chapel is busy with study groups, prayer sessions, and services for a variety of communities. A schedule of upcoming virtual services and events is available on the Interfaith Chapel's website.

Internet

Free wireless internet access is available to everyone on River Campus. For instructions on how to connect to the University of Rochester’s wireless network, please visit University IT’s wireless instructions page.

Libraries

The River Campus Libraries offer a world-class research collection, including books, journals, and databases, as well as a wide array of digital media, and a host of services designed to support the needs of students, faculty, and researchers. Rush Rhees Library primarily services academic departments in the humanities and social sciences, and is home to a number of special libraries and collections, including the:

  • Art and Music Library
  • Business and Government Information Library
  • Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
  • Rossell Hope Robbins Library, which specializes in medieval studies

Carlson Science and Engineering Library, located in the heart of the science and technology quad, supports the needs of faculty and students in the science and engineering disciplines. A separate library in Bausch and Lomb Hall is dedicated to physics, optics, and astronomy. For more information, including remote services and updated hours operation, please visit the libraries website.

Parking

Once you have successfully registered for courses, you can obtain a parking pass through the parking website. Please note: summer parking passes are not available for incoming first-year and transfer students enrolled in Summer Sessions classes.

Post Office

Located in Todd Union on the River Campus, the Campus Mail Center is a privately run station of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPS contracts the University to sell postage and money orders, as well as handle special service mail such as express, certified, registered, and insured. The Campus Mail Center accepts cash, check, Student Flex cards, and departmental blue requisitions for all services and purchases.

Printing

Printing is available in computer labs and at kiosks across the University. Prints are charged at a per-page rate to either a URos (Flex) account or visitor account balance. For more information, visit University IT’s printing page.

Transportation

Buses and shuttles are free for University of Rochester ID cardholders for certain lines. Buses do not operate on University holidays. For more information and the most recent bus schedules, please visit the shuttle page on the parking site. Shuttles can be easily tracked using this website or an app. Forgot something on a bus line? Call Lost/Found at (585) 235-6670.

Safety

Public Safety officers patrol University properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The University maintains an extensive network of over 500 interior and exterior public access telephones located throughout campus. You can call the Public Safety Communication Center for assistance any time of the day or night from any of these phones.

In an emergency:

  • Dial x13 from any University phone
  • Pick up a Blue Light Emergency Phone
  • Dial #413 from AT&T or Verizon cell phones

An officer will be sent to your location right away. Local police, fire, or ambulance agencies will be notified as needed. To request one of our non-emergency services, call (585) 275-3333; a dispatcher is on hand 24 hours a day to answer calls.