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    Commuter Acceptance

    Pre-College Programs | 2023 Information Packet
    Welcome, Students and Parents!

    Welcome to the University of Rochester's Pre-College Programs. We are delighted that you are joining us and we look forward to an exciting program! For many of you, this will be your first time on a college campus. There is a lot to see and experience, and we want your time on campus to be fun, enriching, and safe.

    We wish you much success with your classes and cheer you on to do your best. Should you have questions, comments, or concerns—now or after you arrive for the program—please contact the Office of Pre-College Programs at or (585) 275-3221 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday–Friday. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you for choosing to spend time at the University of Rochester. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

    To confirm acceptance to Pre-College Programs, please remember to return the final payment and submit the commuter acceptance paperwork 4-weeks prior to the start of classes.

    University of Rochester

    Office of Pre-College Programs

    P.O. Box 270034

    Rochester, NY 14627-0034

    Phone: (585) 275-3221

    Required Acceptance Forms
    The following forms are required to be filled out by both the participating student and their parent/guardian. Failure to complete all forms outlined below will prohibit the student from checking in to and attending Pre-College Programs.

    Student and Parent Welcome / Campus Orientation
    Half Day Courses: Session A | Sunday, July 9
    Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Building

    Half Day Courses: Session B | Sunday, July 23
    Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Building
    Schedule for all Welcome Sessions

    Student and Parent Welcome & Orientation | 2:00–3:00 pm (Feldman Ballroom)
    All students and parents are encouraged to attend. You will be welcomed to the program and to campus, introduced to staff, and have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered. There will be information about the program, policies, contact information, daily schedule, class locations, and more. If you have signed up for multiple sessions, you will not need to attend the Welcome twice.

    Campus Orientation (optional) | 3:00–3:30 pm
    A brief tour of the campus. Pre-College Counselors will point out different academic and administrative buildings where classes may be held, the Rush Rhees Library, recreation center, Wilson Commons and dining hall.

    General Information
    Absences and Tardiness
    Please call our office at (585) 275-3221 or email if you are going to be absent or late. If you are calling before 8:30 am, you may leave a voicemail message. Attendance is taken at the start of each class and we will call a parent to confirm student absences.

    Code of Conduct
    Students in Pre-College Programs engage in a challenging academic experience. In order to ensure that Pre-College Programs can be fully dedicated to their academic and educational missions, students are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct and Discipline/Academic Expectations. A signed copy must be submitted to confirm acceptance.

    Things to Bring / Dress
    Students should be prepared for the weather and dress appropriately for their classes. Closed-toe shoes and pants (no skirts, shorts, or dresses) for students working in labs. Students may wish to bring a water bottle, small day pack, a pen or pencil, and a notebook. While students will not be expected to spend significant amounts of time outdoors, they will be walking across campus to reach classrooms and lunch.

    Courses at the Medical Center and Eastman Dental Center
    Your instructor will be waiting in the lobby of the Medical Center (Flaum Atrium) or Eastman Dental Center to greet you and escort you to class each day. They will be there 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Please arrive on time. If you are late or are unable to find your class, please call (585) 275-3221 and a member of our staff will meet you to escort you to the classroom. Students attending classes in the Medical Center or Eastman Dental Center will be escorted to and from lunch by representatives from the Office of Pre-College Programs.

    Drop-Off / Pick-Up
    Suggested locations for drop-off and pick-up will be highlighted at the Student and Parent Welcome Session, and during the campus tour. These are suggested locations due to their close proximity to the classrooms. Students are encouraged to make arrangements with their parent, guardian or designated rode as to where they plan to be pick up and/or dropped off on a daily basis.

    Lunch in Douglass dining hall is included in the price of tuition for commuter students. All students are welcome to stay for lunch. 
    To attend lunch, students must provide a meal ticket. Meal tickets can be collected at Welcome Orientation, or at the front desk of Wallis Hall, on the first day of classes. 

    Snacks are not included with tuition. If students need a snack or additional beverage during the day, they may bring something that can be consumed during the morning or afternoon break. Students may bring money to purchase snacks or beverages as well. Money brought to campus is the responsibility of the student.

    Summer Workshop Series and Activities
    Pre-College students are invited to complement their academic experience by joining in activities such as college preparatory workshops, organized games, and group outings.* A schedule of events will be available prior to the start of the programs.
    *Additional fees may apply.

    Emergency Procedures
    Instructors have been given detailed information on the proper procedures should an emergency situation occur. In such an event, a Pre-College Programs staff member will contact parents directly. If parents cannot be reached, we will call the alternate emergency contact provided.

    Students wishing to drive themselves to campus during the program will need to purchase a River Campus parking permit.

    Daily parking permits may be purchased at the Information Booth on Wilson Boulevard. Parking permits cost $6.00 per day and must be displayed as directed. The parking attendant will direct you to an available parking lot.

    Weekly parking permits may be purchased at the Parking Management Center, located at 70 Goler House (entrance in on Celebration Drive). The price of the parking permit may vary depending on which lot you are assigned. The Parking Management Center is open Monday
    Friday, 8:30 am4:15 pm. You may call the Parking Management Center at (585) 275-4524 or visit the Department of Transportation and Parking Management.

    First-time Users

    Create/Activate Account

    Note: To protect the privacy and security of your application, you must register your email address. Once created, you may access your account at any time, using your registered email and self-selected password.

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