Welcome to college and a brand new city. Chances are you moved to Rochester and now have an opportunity to carve out a new home for the next four years — five years, if you're like me.
Or it's likely that you were born in the area; still, you haven't experienced Rochester as a college student, as an adult with a new independence.
Take this opportunity to explore your new home. Rochester is a vibrant city with colorful people, businesses, and neighborhoods. Why not check it out? You might find a new hobby or that quiet, little spot that's perfect for studying.
It can be easy to fall into the "campus trap." With so many amenities available within a few blocks, it's tempting to just grab coffee on campus, eat at the same dining hall, and watch TV in the dorm. But remember, the campus is just a small part of a much larger city, and there's always something new to see.
Think of this Student Survival Guide as an introduction to exploration — put together by college students for college students. Finds tips to make the most of your new home; a guide to this great, new adventure.
Start slow, take a Saturday to walk around downtown Rochester, and before you know it, you'll have found your favorite coffee shop, music venue, and brunch place. Rochester is an ever-changing city, and you're now a part of a curious, exciting world.