Welcome to Eastman!

Please make sure to thoroughly review ALL sections of the Orientation website.

2020 New Student Orientation Information:

Multiple offices at the Eastman School of Music have been working together to plan an exciting New Student Orientation week just for you! New Student Orientation is required and is full of important information, placement exams, and fun programs and activities.

Orientation is happening now for Undergraduate students! Join us online on Blackboard.

Graduate Orientation Sessions will begin on Blackboard on August 3rd! Sign in now to complete the necessary preparations.

Please contact the Office of Student Activities by phone at 585.274.1106 or e-mail studentactivities@esm.rochester.edu with general questions about Orientation.

Important Tasks

Housing Contracts Due June 15, 2020

The New Student Housing Application-Contract has been mailed to all incoming students as part of your admission packet. This document contains important information regarding student housing and dining, as well as the application-contract forms that must be completed. Please read this document thoroughly as you will be held responsible for upholding the terms and conditions within.  The Housing Application/Contract Form is on page 14 and the Dining Contract Form is on page 15 of the PDF.  You must complete and sign these documents and return them to the Eastman Office for Residential Life by Monday, June 15, 2020.
Completed Contracts will be accepted by mail, fax or email. 
Mail: Office for Residential Life, 100 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Email: reslife@esm.rochester.edu
Fax: 585.274.1175

Final Official Transcripts Due July 1, 2020

Make sure you submit your Final Official Transcripts to the Eastman Admissions Office no later than Wednesday, July 1.

Final official transcripts must meet the following requirements:

  • Must include your graduation date
  • Must be sent to the Eastman Office of Admissions directly by your school (either in hard copy or using a secure electronic format) or come to us in an envelope that was officially sealed by your school.

Please have the transcript sent to:
Office of Admissions
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

For electronic transcripts: admissions@esm.rochester.edu

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions directly at 585.274.1060.

Health History Form and Immunization Requirements Due July 31, 2020

Please submit your Health History Form (HHF) & Immunization Requirements, using the provided envelope, by July 31, 2020.

The HHF is used to document immunizations, as well as the student’s current and past medical history. All required immunizations must be documented on the form.  A late fee will be charged if the requirements are not met by the deadline.

For questions regarding your Health History Form & Immunization Requirements, please contact the UHS Health History Form Office at hhf@uhs.rochester.edu and by phone at 585.275.0697 or 1.888.363.2519.


• Housing
• Mail
• Packages
• Roommates
• Move-in


Office for Residential Life
Phone: 585.274.1106
E-mail: reslife@esm.rochester.edu.

• Undergraduate placement exams
• Academics and classes
• Programs of study
• Studio placements
• Course requirements


Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: 585.274.1020
E-mail: academicaffairs@esm.rochester.edu

• Graduate placement exams
• Academics and classes
• Programs of study
• Studio placements
• Course requirements


Graduate Studies Office
Phone: 585.274.1560
E-mail: gdean@esm.rochester.edu