Current ISO Student News
Issue 7: December 3, 2013
Table of Contents
- ISO has a New Home! (more)
- Season's Greetings and ISO Holiday Hours (more)
- Join ISO for a Skip Trip - Saturday, February 8 (more)
- RGC Spotlight: Thank You and Exciting Events Planned for the Spring! (more)
- Campus Focus: Music of Poland and African Drumming Ensemble - Sunday, December 8 (more)
ISO has a New Home!
Come and visit our new space! The ISO reception office has moved to 213 Morey Hall, which is the room directly next to the new elevator. If you have an appointment or want to meet with an advisor for walk-ins, please come to our new office first. This is true for visitors looking for both ISO Student Services and ISO Scholar Services. This change and a few others that we are expecting will result in some other modifications to our office practices over the next couple of months. We hope to be able to improve our services for the University of Rochester community. Stay tuned for more updates to come in the Spring!
Season's Greetings and ISO Holiday Hours
Happy Holidays from the ISO!! Another year is almost gone, with perhaps only a few papers or exams left. We hope you are looking forward to the upcoming break from your studies and some time to share with friends and family. The staff of the ISO would like to extend warm wishes for a happy and successful new year. We truly enjoy working with the international community at UR all year round!
Over winter break, the ISO will maintain normal office hours, with the following exceptions:
Tuesday, December 24th ....... Closed for Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25th ....... Closed for Christmas Day
Thursday, December 26th ....... Reduced ISO Hours: Only open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Wednesday, January 1st ....... Closed for New Year’s Day
ISO Office Hours at the Eastman School of Music are scheduled to end on Wednesday, December 11th and will resume for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 14th.
Please do not leave your immigration questions or processing until the last minute!! The ISO will have fewer staff available during the winter break and may require additional time to assist you with program extensions, work authorizations, travel, etc. In cases of emergencies, an ISO staff member can always be reached when the office is closed. Please call UR Security at 585-275-3333 and ask for an ISO staff member to contact you.
Join ISO for a Skip Trip - Saturday, February 8
ISO Ski Trip
Saturday, February 8 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Swain Ski Resort
Take a day trip with the ISO to Swain Ski Center this upcoming February! For students who are interested in skiing or snowboarding (standing upright, on two skis or one wide board), the price will be $110 per person and includes the following: roundtrip transportation, lift ticket, equipment rental, and a lesson. If you are new to winter sports or not as comfortable in the snow, you may want to try snow tubing (sitting on a large rubber tube, like a sled). The cost for this option will be $40 per person, which includes tube rental and roundtrip transportation. If you want to do both, skiing or snowboarding AND tubing, the cost will be $115. You may sign up for your preferred choice with Stephanie Johnson or Keri Tobin in the ISO starting December 9. Accepted payments are cash or check only. There are limited seats, so please book your spot early! If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the ISO Ski Trip Flyer for additional details and an important note regarding the refund policy.
RGC Spotlight: Thank You & Exciting Events Planned for the Spring!
The ISO would like to thank RGC for the wonderful activities hosted this fall that celebrate and unite our international community here at UR! It’s been a wonderful year and we have much to look forward to for the spring. Stay tuned for our next issue of ISO Student News for more information on the upcoming RGC events scheduled for the spring semester, and be sure to follow RGC's Facebook page! You can also find more information about RGC's Events by visiting their website: http://www.rochesterglobalconnections.org/.
Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is a community-based volunteer organization that provides services to international students and Department of State visitors in the Rochester area. The International Services Office (ISO) hosts RGC at the University of Rochester and co-sponsors all events and activities.
Campus Focus: Music of Poland and African Drumming Ensemble - Sunday, December 8
Consider taking a break from your studies, and enjoy some music from Poland or Africa this Sunday! Two musical events will be held this Sunday, December 8 in Strong Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public!
Concert: Music of Poland
Sunday, December 8 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West African Drumming Ensemble
Sunday, December 8 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Editor: Lena Ovcharov, International Student Advisor