Campus Life at Rochester
Make the most of your Rochester experience

Students, faculty, and staff hail from across the globe and every state in the United States to create an inspiring place to grow and learn. Rochester’s tight-knit campuses are connected to a city where creativity and ingenuity thrive.


Most University of Rochester students live on campus for all four years of their college experience, and take full advantage of the more than 275 student clubs and organizations.

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Whether they live on campus or off, our students make Rochester their home. Campus accommodations include residence halls, sororities and fraternities, apartments, and townhouses.

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Organizations and clubs

Rochester students are bound to find the club, group, team, ensemble, kindred spirits, or common purpose that makes their time outside of classes meaningful.



Our 23 varsity teams compete in both the Liberty League and University Athletic Association at the NCAA Division III level.

See the sports calendar
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It’s important for our community members to look after their health and well-being, and have access to facilities and experts to help them achieve their goals.

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Athletics, fitness, and recreation

Staying active can mean taking part in a varsity team or recreational league, or simply taking advantage of our athletic facilities and fitness classes.

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Health care and safety

The health, wellness, and safety of our community members is a top priority.



Students, faculty, staff, and visitors have access to a wide range of dining options on our campuses and in nearby neighborhoods.

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Locations, menus, and meal plans

From campus coffee shops to full-service restaurants, we believe in eating local whenever possible. That’s why more than 60 percent of items sold or served on campus are grown, raised, processed, or wholly manufactured within New York State. Check out our locations, menus, and meal plans.



We believe the creative, visual, and performing arts are integral to a well-rounded education and life.

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From classroom to stage

Experience Rochester’s thriving arts and culture scene during one of our many exhibitions, festivals, concerts, productions, readings, master classes, and more.



We strive to live our values by ensuring all members of our community feel safe, respected, included, and valued.

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Our Meliora Values

There are many resources available to students, faculty, and staff for support, intervention, training, and education.



Day and night, on campus and in the city, there’s always something happening at Rochester. Need plans?

We can help you make some.

Check the Events Calendar
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