Winterfest Weekend

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Thursday, February 1

  • Community Engagement Fair

    Interested in learning about how you can give back to the greater Rochester community? Connect with over 20 community partners and Community Engagement student organizations and find ways to collaborate at the Community Engagement Fair! Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Students’ Association Government.

    Event Information

    Where: iZone

    When: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Professional Etiquette Dinner

    Dinner, stories, and new alumni connections! Join the Greene Center for a lively evening with Professor Jonathan Shipley to learn more about developing your professional communication and networking skills. This program won’t focus on which fork to use, instead, it’s an opportunity to talk with other students and local alumni who are joining us to share their stories from the workplace – successes, missteps, and how they responded to them.

    Tickets on sale at the Common Market and Online for $10
    Attire: School Spirit and/or Business Casual (no jeans or t-shirt)

    Event Information

    Where: Feldman Ballroom

    When: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • URLN Trivia

    Come join Late Night and Quizbowl for Trivia Night! Every Thursday in Rocky's you can compete against your peers and prove you are the best at trivia. First and second place winners will receive a prize! Co-Hosted with Quiz Bowl and WCSA. Details on CCC!

    Event Information

    Where: Rocky’s Sub Shop and Lounge

    When: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Co-hosted with Quiz Bowl and WCSA

Friday, February 2

  • Women's Basketball V.S. NYU

    Join us in cheering on the Women’s Basketball team against the NYU Violets!

    Event Information

    Where: Louis Alexander Palestra

    When: 5:30 p.m.

  • URCG Screening of Oppenheimer

    Come join us for a free screening of the Oppenheimer movie. We can’t wait to see you there, and who knows, maybe there will be popcorn!? Guess you have to come to find out!

    Event Information

    Where: Hoyt Auditorium

    When: Screenings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m..

  • Men's Basketball V.S. NYU

    Join us in cheering on the Women’s Basketball team against the NYU Violets!

    Event Information

    Where: Louis Alexander Palestra

    When: 7:30 p.m.

  • Live the Six Open Mic Night

    Join us for an unforgettable evening of creativity, expression, and unity at the Live the Six Open Mic Late Night, proudly co-sponsored by the Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC), Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI), and Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA). Featuring emcees from No Disclaimers, this event promises to be a celebration of diversity, a showcase of talent, and a platform for voices that deserve to be heard.

    What to Expect:

    Diverse Performances: From soulful melodies to powerful spoken word, No Disclaimers will take you on a journey of artistic expressions.
    Community Building: Connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff as we come together to appreciate the richness of our diverse community.
    Inclusive Environment: This event is a safe space for all voices, backgrounds, and perspectives. Bring your authenticity, and let the stage be your canvas.

    How to Participate:
    Performers: Want to showcase your talent? Sign up for a slot during the open mic session. All forms of artistic expression are welcome! (ex. spoken word, poetry, singing, instrument playing, art performance, beat boxing, rapping, speech artistry, etc.)
    Audience Members: Come, support, and enjoy the incredible performances. Your presence is key to making this night truly special.

    Refreshments and Good Vibes Provided!
    Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a night that transcends boundaries and celebrates the beauty of diversity through the arts. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and let's make this night a memorable experience for everyone!

    For more information regarding the Live the Six initiative, please visit our website.

    Event Information

    Where: Havens

    When: Starts at 9 P.M.

    Co-Sponsored by: No Disclaimers, Wilson Commons Student Activities, Burgett Intercultural Center, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Dining Services, and URLN.

Students at 2022 Giveaway

Club Rochester

3:30 - 5 p.m.. | Feldman Ballroom

Mingle with friends, faculty, and staff to you expand your hive at our campus happy hour. Enjoy light fare snacks, discounted beverages, and enter to win some fun prizes! Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. All campus members are welcome. Have questions? Email WCSA. Details on CCC! Sponsored by WCSA and FSA.

Saturday, February 3

  • Fire Pits and Smores

    The best way to cure the winter blues is to come have a warm drink and make a tasty s’more by the fire!

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Quad and Porch

    When: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m..

Students at 2022 Giveaway

Winterfest Giveaway

2 - 5 p.m.. | Wilson Quad

We are so excited for this year’s giveaway! We have insulated tumblers this year so come and grab them and fill them up with our free hot chocolate on the porch! Details on CCC. Limited quantity. 1 per person and you must have your UR ID.

  • Winter Wonderland

    We have TONS of fun activities to help you celebrate winter! Come to the ballroom for interactive games and novelties, stop by the photo booth in Haven’s, decorate a cookie on the bridge lounge, build-a-buddy in the ballroom, and so much more! Details on CCC!

    Event Information

    Where: Campus Center

    When: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Tasting Stations

    Warm up with samples of poutine and nachos. Tickets are $3 each and can only be purchased from the Common Market.

    Event Information

    Where: Hirst Lounge

    When: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Ice Carving Demonstration

    A Winterfest classic – live ice carving! Come watch in person or check out our livestream.

    Event Information

    Where: Wilson Commons Porch

    When: 2:30 p.m.

  • Free Pool & Games

    Enjoy an assortment of board games and a free game of pool (or two)!

    Event Information

    Where: Rocky's Sub Shop & Lounge

    When: 9 p.m.. - Midnight

  • URLN - Bingo

    Come play and test your luck for a chance to win prizes! Details on CCC!

    Event Information

    Where: May Room

    When: 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Comedy Night Poster

Comedy Night Special- Rachel Sennott and Ziwe

8 p.m.. | Kodak Hall at Eastman

Doors open at 7:15 pm. If you need transportation, there will be looping shuttles from Rush Rhees to Kodak starting at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Eastman Box Office online for $12 for UR undergrads (limit 2) starting January 23, $22 for UR Staff/Faculty/Grads plus fees and $35 plus fees for general public starting January 25. UR Staff/faculty get 20% off with code Winterall24. UR undergrads, be sure to check your email for info on how you can purchase your discounted ticket.

Note: If you bought an Undergraduate Ticket you must have a valid UR ID at the door.

Sunday, February 4


Student Activities Board, Wilson Commons Student Activities, UR Late Night, Class Councils The Greene Center, Pepsi, Dining Services, Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement, Paul J Burgett Intercultural Center, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Community Engagement, and Eastman Office for Student Activities.