Above view of the University Quad

Visit the University of Rochester

Discover Rochester for yourself

The University of Rochester is a special place to study, live, work, and, of course, visit.

170 miles

from Toronto

330 miles

from New York City

390 miles

from Boston

Campus and virtual visits

Front view of Rush Rhees Library

On-campus tour and visit opportunities have returned for prospective students. In addition, virtual tour options are still available.

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Getting here

We’re closer to Toronto than New York City, so plan your travels accordingly. The Rochester metro area is easily navigable and our main campuses are a short drive or rideshare from the Greater Rochester International Airport, train station, or bus station.

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Aerial image over Rochester, a tier one research university

Our campuses

You’ll find the University’s main campus, the River Campus, and the Medical Center located about two miles south of downtown Rochester. The Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery are pillars of the arts scene and festival circuit in the city’s East End and Neighborhood of the Arts.

University of Rochester aerial image

River Campus

The 154-acre River Campus—the University’s main academic campus and the home of the River Campus Libraries—is located about two miles south of downtown Rochester by a bend in the Genesee River.


500 Joseph C. Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627


252 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY

River Campus Parking

Entrance to University of Rochester medical center for quality healthcare

Medical Center

A nucleus of medical research, education, and patient care, the Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Nursing, Strong Memorial Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital (the area’s only children’s hospital), Wilmot Cancer Institute, and Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624

Medical Center Parking

Directions to Medical Center Locations

Eastman School of Music building with music school name

Eastman School of Music

The Eastman School’s downtown campus anchors the city’s cultural district, known as the East End. Expect to find musicians—and music fans—of all stripes in and around this architectural gem for classes, festivals, jam sessions, kaffeeklatsches, and more.

26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Eastman School Parking

Memorial Art Gallery exterior showing Cutler Union Tower

Memorial Art Gallery

Memorial Art Gallery attracts nearly 300,000 visitors a year. Known locally as “MAG,” the gallery’s permanent collection of 10,000-plus works spans 50 centuries of world art, from antiquities to the avant-garde.

500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

MAG Directions and Parking

Omega laser at Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester

Laboratory for Laser Energetics (South Campus)

The quest to unlock controlled nuclear fusion is happening right here at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the largest university-based US Department of Energy program in the nation. Tours of the Laser Lab, as it’s colloquially known, are available to the public.

250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623

LLE Map and Tours

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