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Helping parents understand and support the student experience.

Orienting families to the University of Rochester.

Ensuring our parent community feels informed, valued, and respected.

Student Life

Links to online resources that will assist you in helping your child thrive on campus.

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Stay Informed

Access to online news sources, campus events, and administrative policies.

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Visit Campus

Everything you’ll need to know about visiting Rochester.

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Important Dates

  • First-year International Student ArrivalAugust 20–August 21
  • First-year Domestic Student Arrival August 22
  • Parent and Family OrientationAugust 22–August 23
  • Upperclass move-inAugust 24–August 28
  • First Day of Classes August 29
  • Meliora Weekend 2018October 4–October 7

Monthly Poll

August 2018

In your opinion, in which area does your student need the most support in developing?

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Future College Commencement Dates

  • May 19, 2019
  • May 16, 2020
  • May 16, 2021

Commencement web page >

Suggested Readings

51 Tips for Parents of College Students by Alan Farber and Linda O'Brien

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Getting Ready for College; Everything You Need to Know Before You Go - From Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care by Polly Berent.

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Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger.

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Don't Tell Me what to Do, Just Send Money by Helen Johnson and Christine Schelhaus-Miller.

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You're On Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage.

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