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Research Rochester

About Research Rochester

Research Rochester events allow prospective students to find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Rochester.

Research Rochester Days

These open houses for prospective students are your ideal opportunity to get an inside look at the University of Rochester.

  • Learn about the admissions process. Get an overview of our application process and financial aid and merit opportunities, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  • Experience Rochester. Discover the curriculum, research opportunities, and what makes Rochester unique.
  • Interact with our students. Current students will show you key landmarks on the River Campus while sharing personal anecdotes and answering questions along the way.

Fall 2022 Research Rochester Dates

On-campus Research Rochester events will be held on:

  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, October 22
  • Friday, November 11

Driving Directions: For your Friday, November 11 visit, parking will be available at the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, which is off-campus. A shuttle service will bring you to and from campus. Please plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your visit to ensure adequate time to find parking and catch the shuttle.GPS destination: 300 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623

View Shuttle Map

Entrance driveways to the Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center are on the left after the roundabout. Take the second driveway into 300 East River Rd. Follow the road through the stop sign and park in the lot directing Admissions visitors.

The shuttle labeled “Admissions” will make continuous loops to and from the River Campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Register for an in-person Research Rochester event!

Can’t make it to campus? We also have virtual Research Rochester events throughout the fall. These events will offer an overview of the University, the application process, financial aid, and opportunities to connect with current Rochester students.

Register for a virtual Research Rochester event!

What to expect

Our on-campus open houses give you a chance to experience a student-led tour of campus, sessions on the financial aid process, student panels, and the opportunity to get all your questions answered by current Rochester students as well as admissions and financial aid counselors.


Below is what to expect for an on-campus Research Rochester program:


Time Event
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Check-in
9:10 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and University Overview
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Campus Tour
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Rochester Application Workshop
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Financing Your Education
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Campus Tour
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Financing Your Education
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Faculty Lecture
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Student Organization Expo
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Rochester Application Workshop
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Faculty Lecture
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Student Panel
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Campus Tour
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Humanities Tour
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Final Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.* Eastman School of Music campus tour

*The Eastman School of Music campus tour is available on the October 22 Research Rochester event only.

Register for the Eastman School of Music campus tour

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