50 Things To Do Before You Graduate!

Eastman prepares you to take the stage in today’s musical environment. Fellow students share your drive and passion to make music and eagerly explore the infinite possibilities for musical artistry in our changing world. While you are here on your journey, please be sure to take in everything Eastman, as well as the Rochester community, has to offer.

Eastman is located in the cultural center of Rochester that has a rich musical history and a thriving live music and arts scene. When you are not practicing or preparing for the next exam, be sure to take in the life around you. With the help of our alumni, who were once former students just like yourself, we have compiled a list of things you simply must do before you graduate. We hope the results will help to capture the entire “Eastman experience.”  Check it out at the link below:

50 Things To Do Before You Graduate



Ski & Snowboard Trip Information

Bristol Mountain
5662 Route 64
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Snow Conditions

What to bring:
Snow pants
Warm coat, ideally waterproof
Waterproof gloves
Long socks
Scarf, neck warmer and/or ear warmer

Online suggestions to purchase:
Men’s Snow Pants
Women’s Snow Pants
*These are only suggestions of some reasonably priced options available online.

Rochester locations to purchase:
Bristol Mountain (you will pay a premium)
Play it Again Sports (used sporting equipment, some new items)
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Eastern Mountain Sports

What your rental includes:
Skis, ski boots and poles
Snowboard and snowboard boots
Helmet (strongly recommended, but an additional cost)



Eastman Celebrates the Beginning of the Year with a New Welcome Week of events: Culinary Delights, Convocation, Carnival, and the Clothesline Festival

Eastman is welcoming back students with a week of new and exciting programs and activities! In an effort to create a new fall tradition and start the year in a more festive and celebratory way, the Eastman Office of Student Life has created a Welcome Weekend designed to engage students, create community, build spirit, and allow students to experience Rochester.

On the first day of classes – Tuesday, September 4 – students, faculty, and staff are invited to the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Eastman Dining Center for dinner from 5pm – 7pm. The Eastman Dining Center has undergone several upgrades this summer including new carpeting, new furniture, and new paint. Dinner will showcase some of Dining Services’ new and exciting culinary offerings being served by some of Eastman’s deans. There will be music, giveaways, and lots of great food!

On Thursday, September 6, students, faculty, and staff will attend Eastman’s Annual Convocation at 2:30pm in Kilbourn Hall. Convocation traditionally signals the start of the academic year and provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to kick-off the beginning of the year together.  Dean Lowry and President Seligman will give a welcome address, and a featured faculty performance by Professor of Violin Federico Agostini, will conclude this traditional event.

Welcome Weekend celebrations continue with a carnival on Friday, September 7, from 4pm – 8pm in the Student Living Center Courtyard. There will be a henna artist, psychic, photo booth, bounce house, free Coke beverages, and free ice cream from Lugia’s. Eastman students can get their limited edition long sleeve t-shirt and enter a raffle for a Kindle!

On Saturday, September 8, students can experience the Clothesline Festival, Rochester’s largest and longest-running arts and crafts festival with all-day live entertainment, food from some of Rochester’s favorite vendors, free art activities, a museum visit, and original artwork throughout the grounds. Tickets for Eastman graduate and undergraduate students are free and available in the Office of Student Life. Tickets are valid Saturday, September 8, 10am – 6pm and Sunday, September 9, 10am – 5pm. Students can ride the free shuttle bus from the East End Garage at East Main and Scio Streets. Welcome Weekend culminates with popcorn, cotton candy, and a showing of The Avengers on the inflatable big screen at 9pm in the Student Living Center Courtyard.

Eastman Welcome Weekend is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Dining Services, Coke, and the Dean’s Office.


Parking Garage Rate Change FAQ

Dear Students,

The Cultural Center Commission, owner of the East End Parking Garage, has recently decided to increase parking fees for the first time since 2006. The Cultural Center Commission has instituted the new parking rates to ensure that it is able to continue to provide a safe, well-maintained parking experience now and well into the future.

Effective August 15th, the Garage will begin charging a $2 fee for evening parking. The $2 fee is applied to vehicles entering the garage after 5:30 p.m. Monday – Sunday. The fees for monthly and daily student parking will not increase. The following is a summary of student parking rates for the 2011-2012 academic year:

Student monthly parking rate: $40
Student daily parking rate: $0.25 per half hour (valid UR ID must be presented)

Student parking passes can be obtained at the security office in the East End Parking Garage. Security office hours are Monday-Friday 8 am – 11 pm.

A Frequently Asked Questions guide is posted on the Student Life website.

Please contact the East End Garage at 585.325.7860 for more information on student passes. For all other questions Please contact the Office of Residential Life at 585.274.1250 or the Office of Student Life at 585.274.1106.

Warmest regards,

Michele M. Gibson
Senior Associate Dean