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Admitted Students

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Congratulations again on your admission to the University of Rochester! Whether you have the opportunity to enroll directly out of high school or as a transfer student the entire University community is excited to welcome you.

Enroll today!

Fall 2024 UPDATE:  Due to the ongoing delays associated with the FAFSA the University of Rochester is extending its first-year Regular Decision enrollment reply deadline to May 15 for all admitted first-year students. This May 15 enrollment deadline is for Fall 2024 only.

Please note that the University of Rochester uses the CSS Profile information to evaluate aid eligibility, and as a result, our awarding of need-based financial aid packages has been minimally impacted by the FAFSA delays. To date, our Office of Financial Aid has successfully awarded financial assistance to admitted students who completed the CSS Profile.

Connect with your future classmates

For admitted students

To help you navigate your journey as an admitted student, we’ve created the Admitted Students Discord server to connect with your future classmates and campus offices. Ask questions, share memes and music, and get to know the people you’ll be living and learning with this fall.

Join the admitted student Discord server

For admitted transfer students

Meet current students, staff, and transfer-specific organization members and get answers to any lingering questions.

Join the transfer student Facebook group

For parents and families of admitted students

Connect with other parents and family members of our newest cohort of Yellowjackets. Ask questions and learn about what it means to be a part of the Rochester community.

Join the Families of University of Rochester Class of 2028 & Transfers Facebook group



Admitted Student Handbook

A look at the information you need to know about enrolling at the University of Rochester.


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Get a feel for the River Campus

Our extensive array of virtual and on-campus admitted student programs, the Yellowjacket Experience, is the best way for admitted students to gain insight into the student experience at Rochester.


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We can’t wait to welcome you to our community of students who are committed to making themselves and the world ever better.

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Celebration Kit

Celebrate our newest Yellowjackets by downloading Zoom backgrounds, social media cover images, and more.

Show your excitement

Get to know us better

Experience Rochester on YouTube

Dive into life on campus and experience what it means to be a Yellowjacket.

Check out our YouTube channel!

Enrollment deposit

Fall first-year students

An $800 enrollment deposit is due May 1 for regular decision students.

Please be advised that while checks are still an option for submitting your enrollment deposit, it is recommended that students pay their deposit electronically through the link found on your electronic decision letter. If you have questions about trying to submit your enrollment deposit online, please email us for assistance.

Transfers and spring start students

Since transfers and spring students are admitted on a rolling basis, the $800 enrollment deposit due date will be enclosed on the admit letter in your MyROC account. The enrolling student packet is sent out on a weekly basis starting in mid-May for transfer students and early November for all spring students.

If you have questions about trying to submit your enrollment deposit online, please email us at for assistance.

Rochester Curriculum

Breadth and depth are the hallmarks of the Rochester Curriculum. Our undergraduate students delve deep into their primary area of study while also branching out academically through the cluster system.

A cluster is a set of three related courses that fall within one of the three broad areas of learning: humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences and engineering. Students major in one area, and then pick a cluster in each of the two remaining areas.

Clusters can closely align with a major, expanding your perspective on and understanding of a subject. Alternatively, clusters can be completely distinct from your major, letting you explore new or intriguing topics. Either way, you’ll experience breadth and depth across academic disciplines in a way more traditional college curricula can’t accommodate.

Discover our unique curriculum

Housing and campus

Aside from its proximity to classes, the library, and University events, on-campus housing gives you the chance to meet others and participate in school-sponsored activities.

Home away from home

First-year housing

Incoming first-years are required to live on campus and can choose between Susan B. Anthony Halls, Genesee Hall, and the Residence Quad, comprising Gilbert, Hoeing, Lovejoy, and Tiernan Halls. First-years are housed together, and most will share a double room with another first-year student. However, there are a limited number of single rooms and some triple rooms for first-year students.

Housing options

Transfer housing

Transfer students have the option of living in either on-campus or off-campus housing. On-campus housing is very popular, so we can’t always accommodate every transfer student who wants to live on campus. Students who live off campus can choose apartments or shared homes in student-friendly Rochester neighborhoods. Residential Life’s off-campus housing search can help you find the best option for you.

The Flower City

City of Rochester

What makes Rochester, New York, special?

Encompassing the Genesee River and six waterfalls, the city of Rochester is a midsize urban center surrounded by easygoing suburbs. Our cultural gems include the Memorial Art Gallery, Eastman Theatre, George Eastman Museum, and multiple professional sports venues. Plus, you’ll have easy access to Lake Ontario beaches, Erie Canal recreation, and a vast greenbelt of gardens, parks, and summer festivals.

Financial aid

Your financial aid counselor can help answer questions about:

  • Your financial aid package
  • The documents the Financial Aid Office has requested
  • The financial aid process

We’re here to help! If you’ve never done this before, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the office at (585) 275-3226. You can also email your financial aid counselor directly with specific questions. Explore the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Simplification webpage.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Contact us

On-campus living is required for first-years and sophomores and a popular choice with upper-year students—in fact, most students remain on campus all four years.

(585) 275-3166

The Learning Center
This office collaborates with students, instructors, staff, administrators, community partners, and other stakeholders to build a community of learners.

(585) 275-9049

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