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Admitted Students

Welcome and Orientation

This page serves as a resource center for our summer 2022 admitted students and their families. Please check back often, as we continue to add and update information.

The University of Rochester is committed to the safety of our community. All students who attend our programs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required before arriving in Rochester. For more information on the University’s guidelines, please visit the COVID-19 Resource Center.

 

“Every day my son had interesting reports about the topics covered in class, the labs, the impressive equipment, the students he met. He was very happy about the diversity of the students.”

-Pre-College Parent

Welcome Sessions

Admissions Information Session (optional) | Date TBD

Traditional University of Rochester information session, including more information about the University, curriculum, and admissions process.

Orientation (Meet and Greet) | 2:00pm – 3:00pm Sunday, July 10 and Sunday, July 24 in Feldman Ballroom.

All students and parents are encouraged to attend. Commuter and residential students will be welcomed to the program and to campus, introduced to staff, and have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered. There will be information about the program, policies, contact information, daily schedule, and optional workshops.

Community Policies and Student Handbooks

Students in the Pre-College Program engage in a challenging academic experience. To ensure that students are fully dedicated to the Pre-College Program academic and educational missions, students are expected to adhere to all community policies.

The University of Rochester creates a learning experience designed to challenge high achieving high school students. Participating in this unique experience, however, carries some responsibilities. As a member of the learning community, program participants are expected to meet the challenges of the rigorous academic program and participate with enthusiasm in community activities. It is also expected that personal integrity, respect for the rights of others, and a positive attitude will enable students to maintain the highest standards.

Compliance with this Code of Conduct is required of all students. Failure to comply may, at the discretion of the University, result in dismissal from the program. In the event of a violation, the student’s parent or guardian may be contacted.

Program participants shall be respectful of the University of Rochester community, which includes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Conduct that is disrespectful or demeaning to others, including but not limited to verbal or physical harassment, will not be tolerated.

Academic Expectations

Coming to class is a very important part of the program, and it will be difficult to understand the academic material without attending every class. Classes should only be missed in the case of an emergency or illness. If this is the case, please contact the Office of Pre-College Programs as soon as possible via email or phone.

As members of an academic community, students assume certain responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to engage in honest academic work. Academic dishonesty includes:

  • Plagiarism (misrepresenting someone else’s work as your own)
  • Copying the academic work of a fellow student
  • Collaborating with another student unless permitted by the instructor

These are serious violations of the trust upon which an academic community depends. Academic dishonesty may lead to dismissal from the program.

I understand and agree that the University may take pictures, videos, or make audio recordings of the programs. I hereby consent to the University’s use of those that contain the name, voice, or likeness of the student, for any purpose, at any time, and in any medium, without compensation to me or student.

Information for Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs! We are excited for you to be part of this summer’s program. To complete your enrollment, please be sure to submit all checklist items outlined in your Enrollment Checklist found on your MyROC page and read through the acceptance packet, which has important information about required forms, welcome sessions, and general information.

Commuter Acceptance Packet

Please contact the Pre-College Programs with any questions by emailing precollege@rochester.edu.

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs! We are excited for you to be part of this summer’s program. To complete your enrollment, please be sure to submit all checklist items outlined in your Enrollment Checklist found on your MyROC page and read through the acceptance packet, which has important information about required forms, move in and move out days, directions to campus, what to bring, and general information.

Residential Acceptance Packet

Please contact the Pre-College Programs with any questions by emailing precollege@rochester.edu.

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Events and Activities

In the afternoons and evenings, pre-college students are invited to complement their academic experience by joining in activities such as college preparatory workshops, organized games, and group outings to explore Rochester! We welcome and encourage all students to participate in these events!

Summer Workshop Series

Pre-college students can complement their academic experience by joining college preparatory workshops and enrichment programs offered by various University departments.

Admissions and financial aid staff members cover general information about the college admission process. Topics include tips on the application process, writing essays, financial aid and the FASFA, scholarships, and interviewing with college representatives. Students can also attend a question and answer session with the dean of admissions.

Students can also explore the University through tours with current student and attend programs offered by River Campus Libraries and Student Activities.

Workshops

Women’s Voice in Writing: From Parchment to PDF

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Join us in an exploration of women’s voices in writing from the archives. Drawing on the collections of the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation and the medieval collections of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, we will look at a variety of women’s voices across the last millennia. We will discuss how the writing process and writing technologies have changed over time.

This workshop provides hands on experience in paleography—the study of writing systems—and the deciphering of historical manuscripts, and will include a writing activity based on one of the women’s voices we discuss.

Before #MeToo Was a Hashtag: Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Medieval and Victorian Worlds

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Long before the #MeToo movement began, women have been subject to sexual harassment and assault and have responded to it in a wide variety of ways, both public and private. This workshop will look at historical instances of #MeToo from the Medieval and Victorian worlds. We will view historic documents, discuss their creation and impact, and discuss similarities between these cases and the current day #MeToo movement.

Life Design

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Don’t know what you want to do with your life? Or maybe you do but don’t know how to get there? No matter what stage you are at or what interests you have, these workshops teach you how to test out your interests and meet your aspirations! Join career center advisors in this fun and relaxed three week session that can be applied to your academics, career, and many other aspects of your life.

Workshop Schedule

All workshops are scheduled from 4:15pm-5:00pm in Wallis Hall.

Monday, July 11: Selective college admissions

Tuesday, July 12: Writing college essays

Wednesday, July 13: How to crush your college interview

Thursday, July 14: Financial aid 101

Monday, July 18: College application process

Tuesday, July 19: Making the most of college fairs and visits

Wednesday, July 20: Scholarships

Thursday, July 21: Q&A with the dean of admissions

Monday, July 25: Writing college essays and telling your story

Tuesday, July 26: Making the most of college fairs and visits

Wednesday, July 27: Financial aid 101

Thursday, July 28: Q&A with the dean of admissions

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