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Campus Visits

Planning your visit

Experiencing our vibrant campus in-person is the best way to learn more about the University of Rochester. The Office of Admissions will be providing students and their families the opportunity to take a tour with a current student and attend an in-person information session.

Campus tours

We’re excited to welcome visitors for our one-hour, in-person campus tours on most weekdays. A current student tour guide will walk with you around the River Campus while sharing their personal experiences and answering your questions along the way.
Register for a campus tour


This is your chance to talk to someone who knows Rochester virtually or in-person.

Early Decision I applicants should interview no later than Nov. 30, and Early Decision II applicants should interview by the January 5 application deadline.

Limited weekday in-person interviews on-campus will be available starting June 17 through August 16.
Learn about interviewing

Information sessions

Information sessions are a great way to get an overview of the University of Rochester’s unique approach to learning, as well as the admissions process – all with plenty of time for questions and answers with our admissions counseling staff.
Register for an information session

Group visits

Group visits are available for high schools and community-based organizations to bring a larger group of students (15+) to the University of Rochester for a student-led campus tour.  Group visits are available on most Mondays-Fridays. Please submit your request at least three weeks prior to your intended visit date.
Register for a group visit

Counselor group visits

Groups of school, community-based organization, or independent counselors are welcome to request separate campus visits to the River Campus of the University of Rochester.  A minimum of three weeks notice is requested in order to best meet the requests of visiting counselors.
Register for a counselor group visit

Meet a coach

Interested in playing Division III sports at Rochester? Set up a meeting directly with one of our athletic coaches.
Contact specific coach

Start creating your campus experience. We can’t wait to meet you!

Register for a campus visit

Explore academics

Meet with a faculty or staff member, sit in on a class, or visit a campus department or lab. Prospective students can visit department websites, and reach out to the undergraduate coordinator in the departments and programs they’re interested for more information.

Contact specific departments



GPS destination:
252 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14511
Google directions to campus


Once you reach 252 Elmwood (the main entrance of the River Campus), turn onto Wilson Blvd. Stop at the Visitor Parking and Information Booth (in the middle of the street) for parking instructions. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to give yourself enough time to park.

On more popular visit days, we often have our visitors park off campus. If this is the case, parking details will be in your event confirmation email. You can always call our office to double check.


The University’s River Campus is about two miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC). Commercial taxi services, ridesharing options, and car rentals are available from the airport. Cab fare is about $10, depending on the number of people and luggage.


The Rochester city buses stop at several locations on the River Campus, as well as at the Medical Center and Eastman campuses on all routes. For schedules and bus route information, visit Rochester Transportation Services.


The Rochester Amtrak station is located at 320 Central Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605. Taxi services, ridesharing options, and car rentals are available, and the station is located on the municipal bus line that serves the River Campus.


Below is a list of hotels within five miles of the University’s River Campus.


*These hotels offer University of Rochester visitors a discount. Just mention you’re a visitor when making reservations.

Hotel Location/Phone Distance
Staybridge Suites University of Rochester* 1000 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 527-9110
0.48 mi
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester 30 Celebration Drive
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 424-4404
0.60 mi
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown* 70 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 546-3450
1.34 mi
Hyatt Regency Rochester* 125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-1234
1.44 mi
Inn on Broadway 26 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 232-3595
1.64 mi
Courtyard by Marriott 33 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-1000
2.88 mi
Peter’s Vintage Bed & Breakfast 277 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 436-7437
2.90 mi
Fairfield Inn Rochester Airport 1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 529-5000
3.36 mi
Quality Inn Rochester Airport 1273 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 464-8800
3.40 mi
The Strathallan Hotel 550 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-5010
3.40 mi
Motel 6 Rochester Airport 155 Buell Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 436-2170
3.68 mi
Country Inn & Suites* 797 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-0131
4.00 mi
Holiday Inn & Suites* 800 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-9190
4.00 mi
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn* 940 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-2700
4.14 mi
Double Tree Hotel 1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-1510
4.17 mi
Rochester Comfort Suites 2085 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-6620
4.40 mi
Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport* 175 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-1910
4.54 mi
Residence Inn Rochester 1300 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-8850
4.72 mi
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Greece* 400 Bellwood Drive
Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 432-1010
4.50 mi


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