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Research Rochester

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, the Office of Admissions is currently hosting virtual events for the spring semester.

About Research Rochester

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

Virtual 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 on 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.

Spring dates

Monday, February 15, 3–5 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 10, 7–9 p.m. ET
Friday, April 2, 9–11 a.m. ET
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

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What to expect

Our virtual open houses provide you with a more in-depth learning opportunity. The sessions on each day are hosted on a continuous Zoom webinar, with breaks between each session and the ability to “come and go” depending on your interest(s).

You will also have the opportunity to get questions answered by current Rochester students as well as admissions and financial aid counselors.


Time Event
40 minutes Welcome and University overview

Robert Alexander, dean of admissions, financial aid, and enrollment management, will welcome attendees to our virtual Research Rochester and provide an overview of what makes the Rochester experience special. Learn about our unique Rochester Curriculum, undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities, and global campus environment. Additionally, hear about how the University of Rochester has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic.

75 minutes Reporting live from campus: Rochester students

Current Rochester students will speak from locations on campus, showcasing a dining hall, the campus center, library, gym, and a residence hall room. The session will then transition to an interactive, moderated panel with time for questions and answers.

To supplement what you learn at Research Rochester, check out our virtual workshop offerings every month. Topics include financial aid and pre-college programs.

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Spend your summer with Rochester: Pre-College Programs

With the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs you get to explore the Rochester curriculum, broaden your educational experience, sharpen your academic skills, and learn more about who you want to become. Join our team for a presentation about our summer opportunities and how they can prepare you to apply for undergraduate admissions.

Thursday, March 25, 8–9 a.m. ET
Monday, April 26, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

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