Senior Week 2024

University of Rochester's Class of 2022 poses for a photo on Wilson Quad before the start of Wilson Day

Welcome!

It’s time to celebrate the undergraduate Class of 2024! All tickets that are available on University Tickets will be available until 12 p.m. the business day before the event or until they are sold out.

Please make sure you review the Senior Week FAQ to make sure you bring everything you need to the events!

Agenda

Saturday, May 11

  • Lilac Festival

    Visit one of Rochester’s most famous festivals!  Enjoy the Lilac festival before you graduate.  Registration not required. Just jump on the FREE shuttle! Don’t forget to smell the lilacs and enjoy some of Rochester’s best food trucks!

    Event Information

    Where: Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles loop 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    More Detail: CCC

  • Senior Donor Rooftop Happy Hour

    Picture this…you and your friends are sipping a free beer, glass of wine, or cocktail of your choice while taking in the views from a rooftop patio in downtown Rochester. Afterwards, you drown your feelings in a huge plate of delicious appetizers.  All of this can be found at this year’s final Senior Donor Happy Hour – in celebration of this year’s generous Senior Giving Campaign donors! 

    This event is exclusively for current donors so make your gift online today to qualify (gifts will not be collected at the door)! Two sessions will be available from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Advance registration is required - limit of 1 session per person - as space is limited. 

    Transportation to and from the River Campus will be provided. On-site parking is also available for a fee. Details will be communicated to all registrants in advance.

    Event Information

    Where: Hyatt Rochester, 125 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604
    When: Multiple Timeslots 

    • 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
    • 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.

    Registration: YES (space is limited)
    Price: Donation 
    Registration: Register on CCC

  • Senior Night: Murphy's Law

    Come join us for our last senior night before graduating. Transportation will be provided. Bring your UR student ID and government-issued ID. 21+ only.

    Event Information

    Where: Murphy’s Law, East & Alexander neighborhood
    When: Depart at 10 P.M. return at 1:45 A.M.
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    More Details: CCC

Sunday, May 12

  • Senior Brunch

    Instead of just having cereal or toast in the morning, head over to Feldman Ballroom for a meal that you don't have to make, and that's probably a little more tasteful! Tickets will include one drink from the bar.

    ID/Government ID will be required. Those 21+ will get a drink included in their ticket (Mimosa or Bloody Mary) and additional drinks can be purchased with cash. Menu includes: fresh fruit salad, Danish & muffins, scrambled eggs, hash browns, Belgian waffles with toppings, bacon, and sausage!

    Event Information

    Where: Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons
    When: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $15 
    More Details: CCC

  • Dave & Buster's

    End the first day of Senior Week by coming out to Dave & Buster's to eat, drink, and play the hundreds of the hottest new arcade games they have to offer!

    Ticket includes bus rides there and back and a Dave & Buster's Power Card (only power cards bought at UR will include unlimited game play for non-ticketed games - a $17 value if you want to purchase it at Dave & Buster's directly!). If you want to purchase alcohol on-site, make sure that you bring a valid government ID/passport.

    Shuttles will leave at 3:45 p.m. (4 - 6 p.m. section).

    Event Information

    Where: Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles depart at 3:45 p.m. EDT (Section 1) 
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $20 
    More Details: CCC

  • Paint & Sip

    Channel your inner Picasso! Tickets include 1 glass of wine, guided instruction for painting with a twist, cheese, crackers, veggies and a drink!

    Event Information

    Where: May Room, Wilson Commons 
    When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $25
    More Details: CCC


Monday, May 13

  • Golf Scramble

    Rise and shine its golf time! This is a scramble, so you will be playing best ball in teams of four. All skill levels are welcome, so grab three of your closest friends and spend the morning in the sun giving your best go at winning some prizes! This is not for first time golfers.

    A ticket gets you an 9:30 a.m. tee time at Riverton Golf Club, nine holes of golf, lunch and prizes to the winners! Club rentals are available for a charge. Transportation NOT provided.

    Event Information

    Where: Riverton Golf Club, 514 Scottsville - West Henrietta Rd, West Henrietta, NY 14586
    When: 9:30 a.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $25
    More Details: CCC

  • Kayaking (Day 1)

    Enjoy a lovely day of kayaking through Rochester on the Genesee River. You get to enjoy a two-hour session of floating through the city.

    Kayak rentals will take place at the Genesee Waterways Center. Transportation is NOT provided (walking distance).

    Event Information

    Where: Genesee Waterways Center
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 10: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

    Registration : Register on University Tickets
    Price
    More Details: CCC

University of Rochester president Sarah Mangelsdorf and husband Karl Rosengren meet with members of the class of '22 at the senior picnic outside Goergen Athletic Center

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Senior Picnic with the President

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Wilson Quad

Enjoy senior week with your friends. There will be a wide selection of FREE food to enjoy! Bring your friends to eat and enjoy some lawn games! Sponsored by the Office of the President!

  • Graduation Glow Up
    Need a haircut or stylist appointment before you walk across the stage? Join WCSA, in collaboration with the Burgett Intercultural Center, Office of Equity & Inclusion, and Greene Center, as we celebrate our seniors' accomplishments with a great opportunity to look your best on your big day!

    We are excited to partner with an alum-owned business, ClipDart, which aims to improve the mental wellness of people all around the world through mobile barbers & stylists. We will be hosting 4 barbers and 4 stylists for all graduating seniors who want a haircut or stylist appointment before their big day! Sign-ups for time slots ARE REQUIRED.

    Event Information

    Where: Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons
    When: 12 P.M. - 8 P.M.
    Registration: Register on CCC
    Price:  FREE
    More Details:
    CCC

  • Paintball

    Ready, Set, Paintball! We're going to the Rochester Paintball Playing Field!

    A ticket includes 250 paintballs during this 2-hour time slot (2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.). Transportation is NOT provided.

    Event Information

    Where: Rochester Paintball Playing Field, 1250 Scottsville Rd #100
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT
    • 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT

    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $20 
    More Details:
    CCC

  • Beerfest

    Welcome to the Local Brewery Tastings! Enjoy the best batches of brew that local breweries have to offer! You will be able to enjoy 5 samples along with amazing appetizers to go along with your beer or cider!

    Valid government ID and UR ID required.

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad Tent
    When: 5 P.M. - 7 P.M.
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $20
    More Details:
    CCC
  • Movie on the Quad

    Come sit under the stars on Wilson Quad and watch a movie with your class! Enjoy an outdoor viewing of "Pitch Perfect! Aca-Believe-it!"!

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad
    When: 8:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. EDT
    More Details: CCC

Tuesday, May 14

  • Kayaking (Day 2)

    Enjoy a lovely day of kayaking through Rochester on the Genesee River. You get to enjoy a two-hour session of floating through the city.

    Kayak rentals will take place at the Genesee Waterways Center. Transportation is NOT provided (walking distance).

    Event Information

    Where: Genesee Waterways Center
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 10: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

    Registration : Register on University Tickets
    Price: $18 
    More Details: CCC

  • Day at the Vineyard

    Headed out into the real world and still don't know the difference between a sauvignon blanc and a pinot grigio? We have the perfect solution for you! Join us for a meal and tasting at the Deer Run Winery.

    Your ticket includes the bus ride, lunch, and tastings. Valid government ID and UR ID required.

    You must take UR transportation to attend this event and an Individual Travel Waiver is required

    Event Information

    Where: Deer Run Winery
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. EDT
    • 1:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT

    Registration : Register on University Tickets
    Price: $38 
    More Details: CCC

  • Library Tower Tours (Day 1)

    Explore Rush Rhees Library’s towers and enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Rochester and the Genesee River. UR students are only able to access this special viewpoint twice a year: during the Halloween scavenger hunt or during Senior Week.

    Meeting point will be Q&I in the library.

    Event Information

    Where: Rush Rhees Library
    When: 12:30 - 3 p.m.
    More Details: CCC

Decorated Graduation Cap that reads "BC of UR"

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Decorate UR Grad Cap

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDT | Hirst Lounge

Graduation is just days away! Come to Hirst Lounge between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 to decorate your graduation cap! You bring your graduation cap and we will provide all of the decoration materials. This is a free event sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities & Hajim School of Engineering. Check out more details on CCC!

  • Red Wings Baseball Game

    Join the 2024 class to watch a Redwings baseball game!

    Event Information

    Where: Innovative Field; Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles start at 5:30 p.m. EDT; Game starts at 6:05 p.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $10
    More Details: CCC

Wednesday, May 15

Decorated Graduation Cap that reads "BC of UR"

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Cap & Gown Headshots

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDT | Hirst Lounge

Graduation is just days away! Come to Hirst Lounge between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 to get your picture taken! Who doesn’t love a free headshot? This is a free event sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities. Check out more details on CCC!

  • Kayaking (Day 3)

    Enjoy a lovely day of kayaking through Rochester on the Genesee River. You get to enjoy a two-hour session of floating through the city.

    Kayak rentals will take place at the Genesee Waterways Center. Transportation is NOT provided (walking distance).

    Event Information

    Where: Genesee Waterways Center
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 10: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

    Registration : Register on University Tickets
    Price: $18
    More Details: CCC

  • Library Tower Tours (Day 2)

    Explore Rush Rhees Library’s towers and enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Rochester and the Genesee River. UR students are only able to access this special viewpoint twice a year: during the Halloween scavenger hunt or during Senior Week.

    Meeting point will be Q&I in the library.

    Event Information

    Where: Rush Rhees Library
    When: 12:30 - 3 p.m. EDT
    More Details: CCC

  • Rainbow Graduation

    For anyone belonging to the LGBTQ community graduating from all University of Rochester schools in the Class of 2024! 

    Event Information

    Where: May Room, Wilson Commons
    When: 3:30 - 5 p.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on Google Forms
    More Details: CCC

  • Radio Social

    Bowling is fun in your spare time. Time to get off campus and have some fun with friends! You are welcome to purchase food and drinks on-site!

    Your ticket includes two hours at Radio Social so make some lasting memories with your friends and classmates. You don’t want to miss out. Transportation is NOT provided.

    Event Information

    Where: Radio Social
    When: Multiple time slots

    • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT
    • 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EDT

    Registration : Register on University Tickets
    Price: $13
    More Details: CCC

  • Senior Ball

    Experience prom a second time and bid farewell to your college time and friends at this year’s Senior Ball. Appetizers, an open bar, DJ and live band are included in the ticket price. Semi-formal or formal wear is encouraged.

    Buses will be looping from Rush Rhees Library Stop to the Hyatt from 8:45 p.m. and 1 a.m. EDT.

    Event Information

    Where: Hyatt Regency, Rochester
    When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on University Tickets
    Price: $55
    More Details: CCC

Thursday, May 16

  • Pre-Commencement Rehearsal & Celebration!

    We are less than 24 hours away from the first commencement ceremony on May 17! Join your class council and special guests as we prepare for the exciting day! At the end of the event, your class council will say our parting words to the best class there ever was; that’s right '24 — we’re talking to you! Also, not to mention a toast!

    Event Information

    Where: Strong Auditorium
    When: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
    Cost: Free

  • Library Tower Tours (Day 3)

    Explore Rush Rhees Library’s towers and enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Rochester and the Genesee River. UR students are only able to access this special viewpoint twice a year: during the Halloween scavenger hunt or during Senior Week.

    Meeting point will be Q&I in the library.

    Event Information

    Where: Rush Rhees Library
    When: 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    More Details: CCC

  • First-Generation Commencement Reception

    The First-Generation Students and Families Committee invites graduating first-generation seniors and families to celebrate the success of the class of 2024.

    Event Information

    Where: Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons
    When: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Cost: Free

Friday, May 17

Students wearing ceremonial robes standing on the Eastman Quad

Congratulations '24

Commencement

9 a.m. | Fauver Stadium

This is it, Class of 2024! We did it!! Now, all that's left is your departmental ceremonies and you’re officially a graduate! Thank you for the past four years!

More Information

Commencement FAQs