Frequently Asked Questions

 

LIVING IN THE SLC

 

How many years will I live in the Student Living Center?
Eastman students are required to live in the Student Living Center during their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. After three years, it is your choice whether you would like to stay in the Student Living Center. Graduate students are not required to live in the building, however a small number of rooms are reserved for graduate students. Graduate students interested in living in the Student Living Center should contact Kathy Goodman in the Office of Residential Life by early June.

Can I stay in the Student Living Center over breaks?
The Student Living Center remains open during all breaks, except for winter break and summer break. Residents are not permitted to stay in the building during either of these breaks. Residents will not be given permission to stay in the Student Living Center during breaks based on travel plans. Please plan accordingly based on the dates listed on the Residential Life website.

Where can I exercise in the Student Living Center?
The Student Living Center does not have any exercise facilities. Eastman students, however, are invited to use the University of Rochester fitness facilities located on the River Campus. The Carlson MetroCenter YMCA is also located right next to the Student Living Center, and offers a discounted rate for students.

What if I am interested in living off-campus?
If you are not required to live in the Student Living Center, you may look for apartments in the area. The Office of Residential Life maintains an off-campus housing database that can be a resource for students looking for housing.

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

How does the shuttle system to the University of Rochester work?
The shuttle buses are open to anyone who holds a University of Rochester (Eastman included) ID card. The Red Line goes to/from Eastman to the River Campus throughout the day. There are other lines that make different stops in Rochester from the River Campus. Full bus schedules and destinations can be found here.

Where can I park my car?
The East End Parking Garage is located right next to the Eastman East Wing. There is a discount available to students.

Can I bring my bike?
Yes. There is a bike room available in the basement of the Student Living Center. There is limited space available, so please contact the Office of Residential Life to find our more information about registration and fees.

 

AROUND ROCHESTER

 

Are there fun things to do in Rochester?
There are many fun things to do in Rochester! Information about places to visit in Rochester can be found here.

Is Rochester safe?
Rochester is a city, so it is important to be safe and aware of your surroundings. If you have concerns about security, information about University Public Safety can be found here.

Is there a place nearby where I can purchase groceries?
There are a couple grocery stores near the Student Living Center. The Dining Center at Eastman and the University of Rochester is centered around meeting the dietary needs of students, should any specific diet be of concern.