Welcome to Eastman

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

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

Congratulations on your enrollment! We are thrilled that you’ve joined the University community. Before we welcome you to campus and you begin your first semester, we want to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to be successful. If you have any questions throughout your transition, contact the Office for Student Activities at Eastman at studentactivities@esm.rochester.edu.

The Eastman School of Music’s orientation program is required for all incoming students and consists of two parts:

Online Orientation
Monday, July 26 to Friday, August 6, 2021

The online orientation program at Eastman, is designed for you to complete the required placement exams in preparation for course advising and registration. Additionally, online orientation will introduce you to some available University resources and also allow you an opportunity to connect with other incoming students. While there are deadlines to meet, the requirements can easily be completed within your schedule. You are required to complete ALL Online Orientation components before you arrive on campus.

There are three main components to Eastman’s Online Orientation program:

  1. Complete the required New Student Checklist
  2. Complete ALL Online Orientation Modules via Black Board
  3. Complete your assigned Placement Exams via Black Board

International Students: In addition to the three components above, international students must complete the International Student Orientation online modules required by the International Services Office (more information coming soon).

Premiere Eastman
Thursday, August 19 to Tuesday, August 24, 2021

After completing the Online Orientation program, you will move-in and attend Premiere Eastman. This week-long program is designed to provide opportunities for incoming students to connect with one another, learn to navigate campus and academics, and to celebrate some of the unique Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester traditions. Additionally, Premiere Eastman is the time for incoming students to be advised and register for their fall courses.

International Students: Incoming undergraduate international students will begin moving into the Student Living Center on Wednesday, August 18th and participate in Premiere Eastman beginning August 19th. During Premiere Eastman, international students will also be required to attend the virtual International Student Orientation Program meeting to complete their immigration requirements prior to the start of class.

Premiere Eastman is scheduled to start for ALL incoming undergraduate students on Thursday, August 19th. Please check our Residential Life website for all information about move in and housing.

Before completing any of the steps below, you’ll need to activate your Net ID and set up your Rochester email address.

ALL items listed below are required, unless marked otherwise. Make sure to check this page regularly, as we will be providing updates to the listed items as well adding items as information becomes available.

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June 15, 2021

 

Submit Dining Services Contract

Incoming transfer and 1st year students must register for a dining plan by June 15, 2021
A $50 late registration fee will be assessed for contracts received after this date. Dining contracts must be emailed to mealplans@services.rochester.edu

Questions? Visit the Dining Services website.

 

June 15, 2021 

Complete the Contact Information Form for Separated/Divorced Parents

Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar

June 18, 2021

 

Submit your Housing Preference Form

Incoming undergraduate students must complete the housing preference form no later than Friday, June 18, 2021. Information about move-in, packing, , roommates and more can also be found on the incoming student information page.

Questions? Contact the Office Residential Life

 

July 15, 2021

 

Submit your Official Final Transcripts       

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 or come to us in an envelope that was officially sealed by your school. Please note that transcripts uploaded within an application or sent directly by the applicant cannot be considered official documents
  • International transcripts which do not show a degree has been awarded, or provide a graduation date, must be accompanied by a degree certification letter or diploma.  All documents must include, or be accompanied by, a certified English translation
  • Dual Degree students must send their final official transcripts to both Eastman and the University of Rochester

For electronic transcripts (preferred method) send to: admissions@esm.rochester.edu

If electronic transcripts are not available, hard copy transcripts can be sent to:
Office of Admissions
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Questions, or issues? Please contact Senior Admissions Counselor, Christine Burritt, directly at cburritt@esm.rochester.edu

 

July 15, 2021 

Submit your AP Scores (if applicable)  

Send your AP scores to Eastman’s Registrar’s Office at the following address:

Office of the Registrar
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar

July 31, 2021

 

Complete your Health History and Immunization Form     

Register with UHSConnect here: https://uhsconnect.ur.rochester.edu/ *You will need your 8-digit UR ID and UR email address for this registration. Complete information about UHSConnect, registration instructions, and an FAQ can be found here: https://www.rochester.edu/uhs/uhsconnect

Once you have registered with UHSConnect, you will receive an email directing you to the Health History and Allergy and Medication Forms. Please review the Immunization Requirements for Full Time Students to ensure that you are prepared to document all required immunizations. These forms must be submitted by July 31, 2021

Later this summer, documentation of receipt of Covid-19 vaccination(s) will also be submitted online through UHSConnect.

Questions? Contact the University Health Service at hhf@uhs.rochester.edu and by phone at 585.275.0697

 

August 6, 2021 

Complete the Online Orientation Program via Blackboard  

Online orientation will be made available on Monday, July 26th using Blackboard, the University of Rochester’s learning management system. All new undergraduate students will need to complete a Piano and Music Theory placement exam. Graduate Placement exam requirements vary by degree but include Music History, Music Theory and Listening Exams. In addition to the exam portions, Online Orientation will include select modules for students to complete prior to arriving on campus. All Online Orientation requirements must be completed by Friday, August 6th.

Questions? Contact the Office for Student Activities.

September 15, 2021 

Complete the Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver   

You can access this step on the University Health Service website.

Questions? Contact the University Health Service.

Anytime 

 

Register with Disability Services (if applicable)      

Eastman is committed to fostering a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment where students with disabilities can thrive in their studies. The Office of Disability Resources works with students to identify barriers and establish reasonable accommodations in order to ensure students with disabilities have equal access and equal opportunity to fully participate in the University experience. Students who would like to request accommodations, register as a student with a disability, or learn more about available resources are encouraged to submit an application on the Disability Resources website or contact the office at (585) 276-5075 or disability@rochester.edu.

Should you require accommodations during Orientation, please contact the Office of Disability Resources at least 14 business days in advance of your arrival at Orientation. Detailed information about supporting documentation, including links to necessary forms, can be found on this site.

 

Congratulations on your enrollment! We are thrilled that you’ve joined the University community. Before we welcome you to campus and you begin your first semester, we want to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to be successful. If you have any questions throughout your transition, contact the Office for Student Activities at Eastman at studentactivities@esm.rochester.edu.

The Eastman School of Music’s orientation program is required for all incoming students and consists of two parts:

Online Orientation
Monday, July 26 to Friday, August 6, 2021

The online orientation program at Eastman, is designed for you to complete the required placement exams in preparation for course advising and registration. Additionally, online orientation will introduce you to some available University resources and also allow you an opportunity to connect with other incoming students. You are required to complete ALL Online Orientation components before you arrive on campus.

There are three main components to Eastman’s Online Orientation program:

  1. Complete the required New Student Checklist
    • Note: Graduate Transcript Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2021
  2. Complete ALL Online Orientation Modules via Black Board
  3. Complete your assigned Placement Exams via Black Board
    • Note: Placement Exam requirements differ depending upon graduate degree. More information will be available 

International Students: In addition to the three components above, international students must complete the International Student Orientation online modules required by the International Services Office (more information coming soon).

Premiere Eastman
Saturday, August 21 to Tuesday, August 24, 2021

After completing the Online Orientation program, every incoming graduate student will attend the Premiere Eastman program for graduate students. This graduate focused weekend program is designed to provide opportunities for incoming graduate students to connect with one another, learn to navigate campus and academics, and to celebrate some of the unique Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester traditions. Additionally, Premiere Eastman is the time for incoming students to be advised and register for their fall courses.

International Students: Incoming graduate international students will participate in Premiere Eastman beginning Saturday, August 21st. During Premiere Eastman, international students will also be required to attend the virtual International Student Orientation Program meeting to complete their  immigration requirements prior to the start of classes.

 

Eastman knows that the student onboarding experience for our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 new students was a challenge. While we connected with you digitally and provided content to our new students by way of our Online Orientation program, missing out on the in-person connection resulting from COVID 19 presented challenges to many of our new students.

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in Eastman’s exclusive Sophomore Orientation program on

Monday, August 23, 2021!

This program is an optional, one-day, in-person orientation experience designed to connect you with your peers, (re)introduce you to our campus, and share information about our many campus services that support student success. While the program is not required, it is highly recommended for all second-year students at Eastman.

Any rising sophomore who matriculated in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 and completed the Online Orientation program is invited to attend the Sophomore Orientation Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I register for this program?

You can register online HERE!

Is there a fee associated with attendance?

Attendance at this program does not cost any additional money. Students in attendance already paid an Orientation Fee the semester they matriculated.

When do I move into the Student Living Center?

Sophomore students will move in to the residence hall with all returning students on Saturday, August 21st. Move in times, logistics and assignments will be shared with students at the end of July. Sophomore students will have ample time to move-in, unpack, and settle in before attending Eastman’s Sophomore Orientation Program on Monday, August 23rd.

Why should I attend this program?

This is an optional program designed for rising sophomores who feel they need a reintroduction to our campus community as we make the transition to fully in-person operations for the Fall 2021 semester. Students who want to feel more comfortable with the physical geography of campus, meet and connect with their peers, and receive information about campus services including health, wellness, student involvement, academic support services, residential life should strongly consider attending.

Questions about:

Housing | Mail | Packages | Roommates | Move-in

Questions about:

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

Questions about:

Graduate placement exams | Academics and classes | Programs of study | Course requirements

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