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Incoming Students

Welcome to the University of Rochester School of Nursing! Here’s what you need to know about being a student here and what you need to complete before your first day of classes.



You should receive an email with information about creating a NetID and StudentID as well as a URMC email account. This will get you started to activate additional accounts  including Blackboard  you may need as a student at the University of Rochester.

For additional IT support, including remote access, Blackboard support, and technical requirements for online courses reference the IT Services for Students webpage.

Courses & Registration

You should receive a follow-up email about registering for courses. You may also want to reference the following webpages to learn more about courses and course schedules:


For additional resources, visit the Current Students website

Financial Aid & Payment

Please make sure to connect with our Financial Aid Office about scholarships, grants, or other aid opportunities. We recommend our students fill out their FAFSA before or during the application process to better understand the aid they will receive for their intended program. You can explore our Financial Aid website to learn more or contact:

School of Nursing Financial Aid Counselor
Kendall Knight
(585) 275-3226
Office Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays
Office Hours Location: CAPS Office Room 1W141


The Bursar's Office is responsible for student billing and cashiering operations. Reference the School of Nursing Student Billing Information or visit the Bursar’s Office website to view or pay your bill online on UR ePAY or with other questions about making payments.

Support Services

We aim to provide you with the resources you need to succeed in the classroom, in clinical settings, and in your career. Before you begin your program, take the time to review our student support services website, with information on:

  • Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) — an extraordinary resource for students who want to improve their learning strategies, critical thinking skills, study habits, or receive academic assistance in a particular content area. Visit the CAPS webpage to learn more.
  • Clinical and Educational Resource Center (CERC) — an extensive collection of educational media, equipment, and technology resources for students as well as access to and assistance with the Computer Room, Viewing Room, and Skills and Sim Labs. Visit the CERC webpage.
  • Online Learning Support— see Blackboard tutorials, library resources, technical requirements, and other resources on the Online Learning Support webpage
  • Disability Resources — See more about resources for students with disabilities.
  • Other Resources — See other resources, including self-care, counseling, and crisis services
Other Essential Information

Student Access to Records: View your academic records online through Student Access. Click on the Student Access tab within Blackboard.

Student Mailboxes: All mail folders are alphabetically listed in pull-out drawers located in Room 1W-422. Please remember to check and empty your mail regularly. If you have questions or concerns, please visit room 1W126 or call (585) 275-2717.

University ID Cards/Copy Card: You may get your University ID card 7 days prior to the start of your program. The University ID card is provided at no charge and is both useful and necessary for checking out books from the library, copy card, cashing checks, security purposes, positive identification, and admission to various campus events.

Parking: Once you have received your University ID, a parking permit may be obtained from the Parking Office located on the first floor of the Goler House. Please bring a copy of your automobile registration and a spare key with you. Visit the Parking Office website for contact information or questions.

International Student Services: Contact the University of Rochester’s International Student's Office for information on visas, employment, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, as well as general information on relocating and health care.

Housing To learn more about housing opportunities as a student, please visit or visit our Off-Campus Housing webpage.


Other Resources Include:

Contact Us

Admissions Office
(585) 275-2375