Additional Services & Info
Downtown Rochester is an urban setting with occasional cases of criminal activity. Summer students and participants should not walk alone or display their valuables (ex. cell phone). For tips on how to avoid being a victim, please read the University of Rochester’s Public Safety document, especially pp. 5-6.
Bursar’s Office Hours
Anticipated hours on the Eastman campus are Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ID Cards for Summer Students
Students registered for most collegiate courses and institutes will be issued a University identification card if necessary at their program orientation or their first class meeting. An ID card is required for access to several buildings and areas of the campus. For students residing in the Eastman Living Center, the card issued by the Student Living Center serves the same purpose and another card is not necessary. All Visitor ID cards must be returned at the student’s last class session.
Sibley Music Library
The Sibley Music Library is one of the finest music libraries in the world. Summer Session students with ID cards receive full Sibley Library access privileges while at Eastman (see ID card section). Library hours for Summer Session 2018 will be:
- Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
- Library closes on Friday, August 3 at 5 p.m.
- Closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day
There are a limited number of computers in various locations for student use during Summer Session. The Internet Café in the basement of the Main Building has computers that are available for Internet access; however, printers are not available. The Student computing center in the Student Living Center is open to all students who are taking collegiate courses. An ID card is required to access these areas.
A Note About Blackboard
The University of Rochester uses the online system Blackboard to manage student accounts and course communication. New Summer@Eastman students may receive an email from the University with instructions for setting up a Blackboard account (the message is sent out automatically to all new registering students as accounts are created). The only Summer@Eastman courses using Blackboard this year are collegiate courses and Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony (San Francisco)–all other summer programs will NOT need Blackboard, so there’s no need to sign up. If you have questions, please contact the Summer@Eastman office.
International students are responsible for securing all needed travel documents and U.S. Immigration documents. Visiting international students are encouraged to contact the University of Rochester’s International Services Office (ISO) at (585) 275-2866, or by email at admitquestions@ISO.rochester.edu to make an appointment with one of their advisors. They will answer any questions you may have about visa requirements and will help you figure out the best visa option for you based on your situation and country of origin. We strongly recommend that you speak with ISO advisors before applying for your visa.
International and non-US citizens participating in Summer@Eastman programs are required to have health insurance. Short-term health insurance may be available through Seven Corners, Inbound Guest: www.sevencorners.com.