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Welcome to college. You're about to start a whole new life. Exciting, huh? And honestly, Rochester's a pretty cool place to live that life in. We've got countless restaurants, coffee shops, music venues, art galleries, theater companies, and movie theaters to entertain you when you need to step away from your books for a while.

Figuring out how to navigate it all can be tricky. That's where we come in. In these pages, you'll get the scoop on how to stretch those precious few dollars in your bank account by living cheaply during the college years. You'll get a little primer on what kind of clothes you'll need to not only survive, but thrive, through Rochester's rough winters. You'll find maps of the area and a directory of services that any student might need. And, perhaps best of all, ideas from actual Rochester students about where to eat, where to chill, and more.

For more tips on what to do, make sure to check out City Newspaper; a new edition hits newsstands every Wednesday. (You can find us on the Web at www.rochester-citynews.com.) Whether you want to keep up on local news and politics or find out where the hottest show of the night is at, we've got your back.

Onward to City Newspaper's Student Survival Guide 2006! Click here!

In This Guide...

  • Encyclopedia Rochesterica

    A tongue-in-cheek guide to your new home

  • Man on the street

    Transcript of 7/21 On-Campus interviews

  • Living on the Cheap

    How to stretch your dollar to cover food, clothing,
    Living on the margins of an income is a skill. And why go to college if not to learn new skills?

  • Student Directory

    Businesses and services of interest to college students

  • Dress for success

    What to wear to get you through brutal Rochester winters and beyond
    Dear out-of-town students: time for a reality check. Rochester winters are cold, snowy, and infinite.

  • Card sharks

    Credit card companies prey on students --- and leave them in
    When students talk about the high cost of education today, they're likely to be talking about a lot more than tuition, room and board. The average college student now also carries more than four credit cards with balances totaling $2,327.