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Handler Interviewing Event

Congratulations! The University of Rochester is pleased to invite you to the Handler Scholarship Finalist virtual interviewing event. You are among a small group of students selected out of hundreds of highly qualified applicants. There are two components to the Finalist interview – virtual programming on Wednesday, March 1, followed by virtual interviews on Friday, March 10. 

This is an invitation-only program. Participation in both components is mandatory in order to be considered for the Handler Scholarship and our other high-value awards.

Please contact Karin Wilson at if you have any further questions. Your prompt reply to this invitation is important. Registration closes on February 24.


What to expect

You will receive the opportunity to hear from current Handler Scholars, faculty, the staff that supports and advises Handler Scholars, and the Office of Admissions. The goal of these activities is to provide you with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Handler Scholar, all of the benefits that come along with this generous scholarship offer, the University of Rochester student experience, and provide a space to ask questions. The activities on Wednesday, March 1, will take place from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. ET followed by an optional opportunity to further chat with current Handler Scholars from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET.

You be assigned a 30-minute time slot on Friday, March 10, for an individual interview with representatives from Admissions and the School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

You will receive your interview time and Zoom link via email by March 3.

If you experience any technical issues or do not have access to reliable internet, please contact Karin Wilson immediately.

Event Schedule

Date and Time (ET) Activity
Wednesday, March 1
4:30–5:00 p.m. Welcome & introductions with Dr. Robert J. Alexander, Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management followed by Handler Scholarship specific presentations with other AFE staff
5:00–5:45 p.m. Q&A panel with the Handler support team
5:45–6:00 p.m. Break
6:00–7:00 p.m. Q&A with current Handler Scholars
7:00–8:00 p.m. Breakout rooms with current Handler Scholars (optional)
Friday, March 10
9:15–11:45 a.m. Morning interview 30-minute time slots
2:15–4:00 p.m. Afternoon interview 30-minute time slots


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