Life at the University of Rochester
Welcome to Rochester!
If you are moving to Rochester, or contemplating a move to the "Flower City", this presentation will give you an idea of all that Rochester has to offer you and your family.
Housing in Rochester
Information on finding suitable housing in the Rochester area, including resources & guidance for renters and the decision to purchase your own home.
Healthcare in the U.S.
Help in understanding the U.S. healthcare system and the need for health insurance while you are here. You will also find links to health services available at the University and details on obtaining healthcare for dependents and families.
U.S. Social Security Numbers
Explanation of SSN eligibility, detailed application instructions, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Find out about driving and license requirements in New York, along with other resources to get around Rochester, including University services and public transportation.
Details on local banking options, money transfers, and budgeting.
Resources to stay in touch and informed while in Rochester, from cell phones and other telephone services, to Internet access, television, and newspapers.
U.S. Culture & Adjustment
Learn about cultural adjustment issues, including Culture Shock, English language support, and a brief introduction to U.S. social customs and American cultural values.
Academics in the U.S.
Information for students on classroom expectations and academic honesty at the University.
Links to many area resources, such as community connections, places of worship, grocery and shopping locations, and ideas for cultural activities and entertainment.
Childcare and Schools
Resources to understand school option and make choices about appropriate care for children dependents.
Legal Issues in the U.S.
Guidance on your rights & responsibilities as a temporary resident of the U.S. and assistance in choosing an immigration attorney, if needed.