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Graduate Program

Incoming Graduate Student Checklist

Welcome incoming graduate students to the Electrical and Computer Engineering! We look forward to having you join us. Please see the checklist below with information to help make your transition to the University of Rochester go smoothly.

  • After receiving your admissions email, log into your Applicant Status Page and fill out the Applicant Response Form.
  • Complete the New Student Intake Form for I-20 for your student visa. (International students only) The ECE department will initiate the NSIF process. You will then receive an email communication from our International Services Office with instructions to complete the student sections including proof of finances.
  • Pay the I-90 Sevis Fee. (International students only)
  • Make housing arrangements, either graduate housing or off campus.
  • Set up your NetID. You will need to know your UR Student ID number. This can be found on the Application Status Page to the right of your name.
  • Activate your University Email.
  • Complete your Health History Form, which will be mailed to you. You will also be required to enroll or waive in the University Student Health Insurance. This is mandatory for all students to complete.
  • Submit your official final transcript and/or graduate certificate/diploma, which shows the conferral of your BS and MS degrees, to the Graduate Studies Office or to the ECE graduate program coordinator.
  • Make travel arrangements to arrive campus to attend these mandatory new student meetings:
  • Once you arrive in Rochester, report to the International Services Office. (International students only)
  • Register online for classes using URStudent after meeting with your Graduate Administrator (CSB 514). Academic advisors are still being determined. You will receive a separate email with this information soon.
  • Complete your Payment Agreement Form through URStudent
  • Classes begin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021