Senior Week 2022

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

It’s time to celebrate the undergraduate Class of 2022! 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 7

  • Day at Letchworth

    Get off campus and enjoy Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs — as high as 600 feet in some places — surrounded by lush forests.

    Tickets include transportation and a sack lunch. Buses will leave Rush Rhees Library at 10:45 a.m. and will be returning at 3 p.m. An Individual Travel Waiver is required.

    Event Information

    Where: Letchworth State Park
    When: Depart at 10:45 a.m. EDT, return at 3 p.m. EDT
    Price: $10
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

  • Clubhouse Fun Center

    In need of some relaxation and fun after finishing your finals? Come enjoy two hours of fun at Clubhouse Fun Center Henrietta. Activities include mini golf, arcade games, go-karts, gemstone panning, and bumper cars.

    Tickets include UR transportation and four tickets for any of the activities mentioned above. Buses will leave Rush Rhees Library at 3:45 p.m. and will be leaving the venue at 6 p.m.

    Event Information

    Where: Clubhouse Fun Center Henrietta
    When: Depart at 3:45 p.m., return at 6 p.m. EDT
    Price: $15
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

  • Senior Donor Waterfront BBQ

    Picture this…you and your friends are sipping a free beer, glass of wine, or cocktail of your choice while sharing a Rochester sunset on the edge of the Genesee. Afterwards, you drown your nostalgic feelings in a plate of delicious BBQ! All of this can be found at the annual Senior Donor Waterfront BBQ in celebration of this year’s Senior Giving Campaign donors.

    Know any senior friends who want to attend, but haven’t donated yet? They can make their gift (of any amount to any area of the University) online or at the door and will receive the same great perks!

    Transportation will not be provided. Attendees are encouraged to walk from campus or rideshare.

    Event Information

    Where: Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee St, Rochester, NY 14611
    When: Saturday, May 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Registration: None

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  • Senior Night on East and Alexander

    Come join us for our last senior night before graduating on East and Alexanders. Seniors will have exclusive access to ONE Nightclub and will get to skip the line at Bar 90 and Filgers.

    Transportation will be provided to East and Alexander. Bring your UR student ID and government-issued ID.

    Event Information

    Where: East and Alexander
    When: Depart at 9:45 p.m. EDT, return at 2 a.m. EDT
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

Sunday, May 8

  • 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 (Vegan, made without gluten)
    • Warm Cinnamon Rolls (Vegetarian)
    • Orange Sweet Rolls (Vegetarian)
    • Mini Frittata:
      • Broccoli and Cheddar (Vegetarian, made without gluten)
      • Sausage, Spinach, and Swiss (Made without gluten)
      • Sun-dried Tomato and Bacon (Made without gluten)
    • Breakfast Potato Hash with Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, and Zucchini (Vegan, made without gluten)
    • Crispy Bacon
    • Turkey Sausage Patties

    Event Information

    Where: Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons
    When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
    Price: $14
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

  • Red Wings Baseball Game

    Rochester Red Wings vs. the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders!

    Event Information

    Where: Frontier Field; Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles start at 12:30 p.m. EDT; Game starts at 1:05 p.m. EDT
    Price: $10
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

  • 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.

    There will be two 2-hour sessions available (100 people each) on University Tickets! Shuttles will leave at 3:45 p.m. (4 - 6 p.m. section) and 5:45 p.m. (6 - 8 p.m. section).

    Event Information

    Where: Shuttles leave from Rush Rhees Library
    When: Shuttles depart at 3:45 p.m. EDT (Section 1) and 5:45 p.m. EDT (Section 2)
    Price: $17
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

  • Paint & Wine Night

    Channel your inner Picasso! Tickets include 1 glass of wine, guided instruction for painting with a twist, a charcuterie board kit, and a drink!

    Please bring state ID or passport if planning on drinking alcohol.

    Event Information

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

Monday, May 9

  • 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!

    A ticket gets you an 8:30 a.m. tee time at Riverton Golf Club, nine holes of golf, lunch, cart, 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: 8:30 a.m. EDT
    Price: $15
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

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

Featured

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 food to enjoy! Bring your friends to eat and enjoy some lawn games! Sponsored by the Office of the President!

  • 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
    Cost: $20

  • Beer Fest

    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: Multiple time slots
    • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT
    • 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT

    Price: $17
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

Tuesday, May 10

  • Canoeing and Kayaking (Day 1)

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

    Canoe and 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

    Price: $14
    Registration
    : Register on University Tickets

  • 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

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

    Price: $32
    Registration
    : Register on University Tickets

  • 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.
    Registration: None Required
    Cost: Free

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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 Wilson Quad Tent any between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11 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.

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  • Double Movie on the Quad

    Come sit under the stars on Wilson Quad and watch a movie with your class! You can choose to watch both movies or select the one you rather watch.

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad
    When: Multiple time slots

    • Movie 1: Mama Mia
      • 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. EDT
    • Movie 2: Spiderman: No Way Home
      • 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. EDT

    Registration: None Required
    Cost: Free

Wednesday, May 11

Decorated Graduation Cap that reads "BC of UR"

Featured

Decorate UR Grad Cap

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDT | Hirst Lounge

Graduation is just days away! Come to Wilson Quad Tent any between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11 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.

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  • Canoeing and Kayaking (Day 2)

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

    Canoe and 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

    Price: $14
    Registration
    : Register on University Tickets

  • Seneca Park Zoo Trip

    Cross off visiting Seneca Park Zoo from your Rochester bucket list! From Amur tigers to African pancake tortoises, you will get to see a variety of animals. Transportation is NOT provided.

    Event Information

    Where: Seneca Park Zoo
    When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Price: $10
    Registration: Pre-registration required — University Tickets

  • 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
    Registration: None Required
    Cost: Free

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  • Rainbow Graduation

    For anyone belonging to the LGBTQ community graduating from all University of Rochester schools in the Class of 2022! The event will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in the May Room (4th Floor Wilson Commons).

    Event Information

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

  • 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
    • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT

    Price: $10
    Registration
    : Register on University Tickets

  • 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 included in 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
    Price: $55
    Registration: Register on University Tickets

Thursday, May 12

  • Pre-Commencement Rehearsal & Celebration!

    We are less than 24 hours away from the first commencement ceremony on May 13! 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 '22 — we’re talking to you! Also, not to mention a toast and snacks!

    Event Information

    Where: Strong Auditorium
    When: 11:30 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.
    Registration: None Required
    Cost: Free

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  • Financial Aid Session

    Come join the financial aid team at UR to learn about how to manage your budget post graduation.

    Student Loan Guidance will help attendees identify, compare and contrast the different loan types and repayment options. Students will develop methods for tracking loans and better understand their rights and responsibilities as loan borrowers.

    Event Information

    Where: Zoom
    When: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Registration: Register on CCC
    Cost: Free

  • 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 2022.

    Event Information

    Where: May Room, Wilson Commons
    When: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
    Cost: Free

  • Lilac Festival

    Spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with non-stop festivities! The Lilac Festival is the largest free festival of its kind in North America. Peek around every corner and you'll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits, a diversity of vendors and food, wine and beer gardens, and exhilarating special events. Transportation is NOT provided

    For special events and exhibits, take a look at the festival website.

    Event Information

    Where: Highland Park
    When: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT
    Registration: None
    Cost: Free

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Friday, May 13

Students wearing ceremonial robes standing on the Eastman Quad

Congratulations '22

Commencement

11 a.m. | Fauver Stadium

This is it, Class of 2022! 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!

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