When you're in
college there are two important things to focus on. The first is classes and
studying. The second is what to do with your life when you're not in classes or studying. College
campuses are hives of activity, between fairs, lunches, homecomings, concerts,
student events, clubs, parties, etc. And there's plenty more going on in the
Greater Rochester area outside that academic bubble.
So the issue isn't finding something
to do; it's knowing what is going on. Unless you
happen to see a poster on campus or hear by word-of-mouth, you might miss an
amazing experience. There isn't just one place to go for school events, club
events, frat events, department events, or whatever other specially hosted
event may be going on at each campus. But here's a quick campus-by-campus go-to
list to help you find events around you.
University of Rochester
rochester.edu/calendar:UR's main events calendar has most of the
major events, with concerts, exhibitions, sports events, and more.
sa.rochester.edu/calendar: The Students' Association page of
events for the student organizations and clubs; good if you're looking for a
specific kind of event.
: The Campus Club Connection listing of clubs by
type. So if you are interested in joining a club and not just going to their
special events, this is the place to look.
Rochester Institute of Technology
College Activities Board puts on festivals, concerts, live stuff, trips, etc.
Probably your best bet for campus events at RIT.
campus events (open houses, homecoming, Imagine RIT), academic events, and more
-- not great for weekend plans, however.
campuslife.rit.edu: Place to
look for a list of club and fraternity and sorority events, as well as lists,
so you can join a club or just get a schedule of a specific club's events.
Student Government page of events is good for student-run events.
monroecc.edu/student_life: MCC has a
good listing of stuff to do, but an easy-to-handle URL link is hard to come by.
The student life page is a great portal to events - athletics, student
government, clubs, etc.
http://www.monroecc.edu/webdbs/MCCCal.nsf/Web-AllEvents: This is
MCC's huge calendar. It's not an easy URL to remember, but the calendar is
expansive and it's easy to narrow your event search to something you're
brockport.edu/events: The big campus listing of events. Listed by date
and generally covers all sorts of events from different parts of the school.
brockport.edu/campuslife/things; The Campus Life page of things to do. Links to big events, but also resources for smaller events and
weekly gatherings at various campus locations like The Gallery.
bsgonline.org: Brockport Student Government hosts many events each
semester, and its main page is the easiest place to find all of the event
St. John Fisher
sjfc.edu/calendar: The main
campus calendar can be found here. Unlike some other schools it actually lists
a lot of smaller, more specific events.
sjfc.collegiatelink.net/events: Events page for The Nest, a source for clubs and
organizations at Fisher. Best for live shows, festivals, campus celebrations,
sjfc.edu/student-life/campuslife/events: This list
is put together by the Campus Life office and includes many different kinds of
events, not just academic.
naz.edu/events: The mega
list of campus events. Small things like inductions and
auditions, to live shows and more, as well as the academic calendar for
athletics.naz.edu: Calendar of the
athletics department, with a listing of all the college games.
artscenter.naz.edu: The Arts
Center puts on all sorts of dance, music, and theater events, and even an
eponymous annual dance festival. Check here for a full listing.
organization on Geneseo's campus uses one big
calendar system, and this is it. It is huge and kind of hard to sift through,
but you can find all campus events here.
list for the college union, includes student organizations and college union
calendar of the Student Association and all of its student events.
Finger Lakes Community College
calendar.flcc.edu: FLCC uses
one big calendar system that all organizations and campus groups use for
events. It's a huge calendar with everything from sports, performances, fairs,
weekly events, and more.
isn't actually a calendar or event listing, but a list of all the clubs and
organizations on campus that you can join. E-mail and ask about events or how
to come to meetings; the clubs do not have their own sites or their own
roberts.edu/calendar/default.aspx: The main
calendar at Roberts, with most of the larger campus events and academic events.
athletics department page, for if you're looking for games or sports events
throughout the year.
roberts.edu/clc: Website for the Cultural Life Center, where you can
find performance schedules and other special events.
Rochester events calendars
You're going to want to get off campus
at some point. Thankfully there is plenty going on in Rochester all year long,
from special events to festivals to music concerts to plays to sports games.
Below you'll find a list of some places to start looking for some off-campus
rochestercitynewspaper.com: Yes, we're going to promote
ourselves. But City Newspaper's website is a great resource for local news,
arts, and entertainment, including a comprehensive, searchable calendar under
the Events subheading.
visitrochester.com: The official tourism site for
Rochester, it includes travel resources, a guide to major events, videos, and
cityofrochester.gov: The official homepage for the City
of Rochester. Lots of municipal information, with FAQs on the
ins-and-outs of living in the city, plus an events calendar, news from the
city, and more.