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Welcome to Warner

Welcome to the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education and Human Development! As a new student, you will find helpful resources compiled here to assist you through your initial start and orientation with the Warner School.

Set Up University Accounts

In order to activate your NetID, you will need your Student ID number. Please note it can take 3-5 business days to receive your Student ID after you accept the offer of admission and pay the $250 enrollment deposit. New students who are starting in Summer or Fall will receive their Student ID number in February. The University of Rochester Student ID number will be located on your admitted student portal once it has been processed.

Once you have your Student ID number, you will be able to follow the steps in the link to initialize your NetID.

*If you are a University of Rochester undergraduate student or an employee, your NetID does not change.

If you are new to the University of Rochester and have activated your NetID, please request your student Gmail account from Warner IT by completing an email request form. If you have an existing University of Rochester email account as a student or employee, you will continue to use this email address as a Warner student.

A University ID card provides access to LeChase Hall and specific student areas within the building. ID cards can be obtained at the University ID Office once you have arrived on campus. If you are a current University of Rochester student or employee, you may use your current ID card. Please contact once you have started your program to have building access added.

Please register for UHSConnect. If you already have an active UHSConnect account, you will use the same one. There is no need to re-register. The University Health Service (UHS) department has two requirements for all entering students to complete prior to the start of classes at the University of Rochester. When signing up for your UHS account, you must use your University of Rochester email address. 

If you don't have an existing University of Rochester email address, all new students are assigned a alias (example: that can be used for UHS. This email is forwarded to the email address you used on your application until you sign up for your official University of Rochester email address.

What is UHSConnect?

UHSConnect is the easiest and most convenient way to connect with University Health Service (UHS) and University Counseling Center (UCC) healthcare providers. It is a secure web portal designed to provide secure, confidential, NON-URGENT e-communications between providers and patients.

UHSConnect can be used to get messages, visit summaries, lab and other test results, and immunization records from your UHS/UCC provider. Once you have registered for UHSConnect, you will receive an email any time a UHS or UCC provider sends you a secure message.

Orientation Materials

The Summer 2024 New Student orientation presentation provides new students with valuable instructions, resources, and upcoming events to help them get started on their academic journey with the Warner School.

The Certification & Licensure orientation presentation offers resources to assist new students in navigating the New York State certification and licensure processes for those who anticipate working in public schools in a teaching, school counseling, building, or district leadership position.

The Title IX orientation presentation provides contact and support resources and instructions for new students.

Student Essentials

Visit our Student Life page for information and resources on everything from certification and licensure to community involvement, equity and inclusion, and graduation.

View the Warner School's academic calendar to stay up to date with important Warner School dates, deadlines, and events.

Looking for something specific? Explore the University of Rochester's directory to find resources covering academic support, student life, getting around, course planning, student support, and finances. 

Our Technology Support department provides services related to email accounts, wireless access, virtual private networks, digital security solutions, and Duo for Two-Factor Authentication. Additionally, free antivirus software is available to all students, and University IT provides discounted computer and software purchases for students.

River Campus is home to many academic and residential buildings, athletic facilities, libraries, performing arts centers, and more. To make navigating River Campus and other university campuses easy, view the University of Rochester's interactive map.

View the University of Rochester's Campus Well-being Resource Map to explore a variety of student support services locations.

View the River Campus accessibility map for information on wheelchair accessibility.

View the University of Rochester's campus parking maps for information on parking zones, bus stops, and more.

The Campus Mail Center offers most of the services that a regular post office offers, and it ships and receives mail using USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. The center also provides physical mailboxes for students and processes student mail. Visit the Campus Mail Center page to learn more about student mailboxes, mailing guidelines, and more.

International Student Information

We recognize that the transition to studying in the United States presents unique opportunities and challenges for international students. During the late summer, all incoming international students are required to participate in the Warner School international orientation. This program aims to help students become familiar with the school, university and Rochester community. In addition, the University of Rochester’s International Services Office provides support and information for students on visas and other important services for international students.

At the Warner School, there are a variety resources and support are available, including an international student affinity group and other student organizations to help you adjust to a new culture. The international orientation program also allows you to meet and connect with fellow graduate students studying abroad.

Across the University of Rochester, campus resources that may be particularly helpful to international students adjusting to a new culture are:

As part of the orientation program, international students participate in time-management activities to help them succeed in their graduate studies and maintain a healthy work-life balance in Rochester.

Additionally, the Learning Center offers time management and other important academic support workshops, consulting and classes. 


As a Warner Student, you will register for courses online via URStudent. As a student, you also have access to Warner's Registrar for questions and assistance during your registration process. Visit the Warner School’s Registration page for resources to help make your registration process seamless.

Policies for Students

All students at the Warner School are subject to school and university policies. Visit the Warner School’s Academic Policies page for guidelines you need to know as a student. 

Student Success Services

Writing Support Services offers a supportive atmosphere for confidential dialog about the writing process. Our consultants are engaged in students' writing, and offer a non-directive, responsive approach to providing students with the strategies needed to learn productive habits in all stages of writing.

Quantitative Consulting Services provides general assistance with quantitative methods and analysis to doctoral students. Our consultants are Warner doctoral students who are proficient in a range of statistical methods and can provide students with the strategies and guidance needed to address their quantitative research questions.

The River Campus Libraries have an extensive range of resources and world-renowned collections of rare and unique materials to assist you with your scholarly endeavors.

If you have questions or need assistance with your search for sources, please schedule an appointment with the Warner School's librarian, Eileen Daly-Boas.

View the library orientation guide for tips and tricks to make research easier.

Career Services is committed to ensuring student and alumni professional success. It is designed to support you while you pursue your degree and juggle the requirements of life. We understand your challenges and have designed a comprehensive and personalized career program with you in mind.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (DEIJ) resources and learning opportunities are available to promote and cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Warner School. Visit the DEIJ Resources page to learn more.  

Affinity Groups

Students come together based on shared life experiences. Some affinity groups include the International Student Association, LGBTQ+ Student Association, and Students of Color Association. Visit the Student Involvement page to learn how you can collaborate with fellow students outside the classroom in extracurricular events and organizations. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of Rochester's Financial Aid Office provides assistance to graduate students who are interested in obtaining federal and/or alternative loans to help fund their education. The River Campus Financial Aid Office does not administer graduate student grants, scholarships, or fellowships.

All graduate students are encouraged to discuss funding questions such as tuition waivers, assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships with the Warner School's Admissions Office.  

Financial aid counselors for Warner graduate students are assigned based on the first letter(s) of their last name. Visit the University of Rochester's Financial Aid & Scholarships page for counselor contact information and next steps.

Explore additional ways to help finance your graduate education by visiting the Financial Support page.

Disability Services

For disability-related accommodations, specifically at the Warner School's LeChase Hall, please contact Mary Judge Diegert at

The University of Rochester’s Office of Disability Resources also serves as a resource to students. The office works to ensure that people with all kinds of disabilities have equal access and equal opportunity to fully participate in the University experience. This office works to provide a collegiate environment committed to accessible and inclusive practices, where disability is a valued component of campus diversity.

View the River Campus accessibility map for information on wheelchair accessibility.

Housing and Dining

The University of Rochester has several graduate housing options available for students and their families in any University graduate program. Visit the Graduate and Family Services page for more information on availability and how to apply.

On-campus graduate housing is based on a lottery system and is not guaranteed. If you are interested in on-campus housing, please contact the Office for Residential Life and Housing Services as soon as possible after your acceptance.

The University offers a variety of meal plans and electronic spending options. The details of the dining and electronic spending options, costs, requirements, and policies are described on the Dining Services website.

The Food Pantry is dedicated to challenging the rising issue of student food insecurity on campus by supporting and serving all students and postdocs at the University of Rochester.

Transportation and Parking

River Campus requires a valid permit Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All permit holders must park in their assigned zone or lot during these times.

Graduate student parking permits may be purchased at the Parking Management Center. Learn more about River Campus parking and permits.

If you have questions, please call (585) 275-4524 or email You can also view parking-related frequently asked questions.

Visit the Department of Transportation and Logistics page to explore university shuttle services, view campus maps, and stay updated on transportation-related news and parking alerts that may impact you.

Health and Wellness

The mission of the University Health Service (UHS) is to improve the health and well-being of University of Rochester students. Explore the UHS page to learn about primary care, occupational health, and counseling information.

Additionally, you can view UHS' Well-being Resource Map to explore a variety of student support resource locations.

All full-time students must have health insurance coverage for services such as visits to specialists, hospitalization, surgical procedures, diagnostic laboratory tests, x-rays, athletic injuries, flu shots, immunizations, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Visit the Student Health Program page for additional information regarding plan options.

Please register for UHSConnect, if you already have an active UHSConnect account you will use the same one. There is no need to re-register. The UHS department has two requirements for all entering students to complete prior to the start of classes at the University of Rochester. 

When signing up for your UHS account, you must use your University of Rochester email address. If you do not have an existing UR email address, all new students are assigned a alias they can use for UHS. This email is forwarded to the email address you used on your application until you sign up for your official UR email address.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) is dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the emotional health, development, and well-being of University of Rochester students. The UCC provides a variety of therapies, treatment plans, self-help resources, workshops, and more.

The Mindful University Project is a campus-wide initiative offered through the UHS Health Promotion Office. Its mission is to empower the campus community to build a culture of mindful presence and compassion.

The CARE Network at the University of Rochester exists to identify and support students who may be struggling, enabling members of the University community to express their concerns about a person, incident, or issue by submitting various reports online.

Emergency Resources

Learn how to report an emergency, what to do in specific emergency situations, and access important phone numbers for various university contacts.

Add Public Safety's number to your phone's contact list for easy access: (585) 275-3333.

If you are in crisis and would like to speak to someone immediately, please call the University Counseling Center: (585) 275-3113. A professional is on-call 24/7.

You can also call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7. Simply dial 988 on your phone.

Other urgent, on-demand support for mental health crises can be found on the University of Rochester's Crisis Services page.

The Basic Needs Hub facilitates connection to campus and community resources for students who are experiencing a time of critical need. The Hub provides urgent, essential necessities, such as clothing, emergency shelter, and access to academic tools. To learn more about the resources available and eligibility, visit the Basic Needs Hub page.