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
Late July (specific dates coming soon)

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
Wednesday, August 18 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: During Premiere Eastman, you will also be required to attend the International Student Orientation Program meeting to complete your immigration requirements prior to the start of class.

Premiere Eastman is scheduled to start for international students on Wednesday, August 18th and for domestic students on Thursday, August 19th. Please check our Residential Life website (information coming soon) prior to booking your trip to Rochester as your move-in date may be different than the first day of Premiere Eastman.

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.

DEADLINE

TO-DO

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     

Starting July 2nd, incoming students will be asked to complete their Health History Form and Allergy and Medication Form, and document receipt of Covid-19 vaccination(s) online through UHSConnect. We strongly encourage all incoming students to start collecting their immunization records now as they will be needed to fill out the Health History Form. Please review the Immunization Requirements for Full Time Students to ensure that you are prepared to document all required immunizations.

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

Late July 

Complete the Online Orientation Program via Blackboard  

Blackboard is the University of Rochester’s learning management system, which you will use to complete the Online Orientation program. All new undergraduate students will need to complete a Piano and Music Theory placement exam. In addition to the exam portion, Online Orientation will include select modules for students to complete prior to arriving on campus. (More information coming soon)

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
Late July (specific dates coming soon)

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
Friday, August 21 to Tuesday, August 24, 2021

After completing the Online Orientation program, you will attend Premiere Eastman. 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: During Premiere Eastman, you will also be required to attend the International Student Orientation Program meeting to complete your immigration requirements prior to the start of class.

 

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