Office of Student Affairs

Letter to Students

Dear Student,

Welcome to the Eastman School of Music! It is my hope that you will to learn more about the City of Rochester, Eastman, and the Communal Principles of this University. Not only are you here to achieve an academic milestone in your life, but also to grow as a person. If we haven’t met yet, please know that I’m committed to providing you with opportunities to interact in meaningful ways with other students, familiarize yourself with the resources necessary to successfully complete your degree.

The Office of Student Affairs is a department tasked with enhancing student growth and development. While your academic deans and faculty members may push you to artistically and academically excel, Student Affairs practitioners work to challenge and support your learning outside of the classroom. The Office of Student Affairs directly oversees the Office for Residential Life and the Office of Student Activities & Engagement.

The Office for Residential Life contributes to the holistic development of students through support, programs, and collaborations which foster a safe, inclusive, and engaged community for students living in the Student Living Center (SLC).

The Office for Student Activities provides opportunities for student-focused extracurricular activities, diversity, leadership, fun events, and civic engagement.

I encourage you to take advantage of the special opportunities to engage with the Eastman and Rochester communities at large. The relationships you make this year will be the foundations of your professional networks here at Eastman and into the future. If you are interested in speaking with me regarding your time here as a student, becoming more connected in a community, or have a concern you’d like to have me address, then please come see me in the Office of Student Affairs, located across from the Media Lab or by sending me an email at From the Office of Student Affairs, I wish you every success.


Dr. Robert E. Bones
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Eastman School of Music


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