Concerns may include: concerns about money for transportation, questions about staying on campus during breaks, questions about what to do if you're staying on campus during a break.
Basic Needs Hub
The Student Support Basic Needs Hub was created to facilitate the connection of campus and community resources for students who are experiencing a time of critical need. The hub provides urgent, essential student necessities, such as food, clothing, housing, and access to academic tools. Assistance provided through the hub is not intended to replace or supplement current student financial aid and it does not need to be repaid.
For qualifying needs, funding limits generally range from $100 – $300 per student request, and due to limited resources, it may not be possible to fulfill all requests. Demonstrated need, availability of resources, relevance, and timing of the request, are all taken into account when allocating resources.
The mission of the hub is to provide short-term, temporary financial assistance in unanticipated or emergency situations; priority is given to students with the highest financial need. Examples of qualifying student needs include:
- Critical resources during the semester like food, clothing, or short-term housing
- Essential academic tools, including technology needs, textbooks, or other resources critical to completing coursework
- Travel or transportation of a student due to an unanticipated crisis, family emergency, or other urgent circumstances
- Unusual or unforeseen medical expenses
- Shelter for a student in a dangerous situation due to acts of violence or victimization
The hub does not offer assistance for non-essential, preventable, or anticipated expenses, such as: library fines, tuition or books already covered through financial aid, technology upgrades, or computer replacement caused by negligence.
To be eligible for assistance through the hub, a student must:
- Be currently enrolled in a University of Rochester degree program
- Submit a request form and corresponding financial aid documentation if requested
- Meet with an assigned advisor to discuss the situation
If you are a student in need and would like to request resources, please complete the resource request form. Please note that information may be shared internally among University of Rochester staff members to the extent necessary to consider and/or complete the request.
We manage 36 residence halls for both first year and upperclass students, including special interest floors, academic living centers, fraternities, sororities, and hall councils. Each residence hall features coeducational living arrangements.
Our residence halls are either corridor-style, comprised of double and single rooms or suites and apartment-style that offer smaller living group opportunities in two-, three-, and four-person apartments that are a combination of single and double rooms. Kitchens and lounges very by building type. Laundry is provided in each building.
Professional-staff in each building offer support and resource referral to assist with the transition to living on campus; and social and educational opportunities designed to strengthen residence hall communities.
Residential Life and Housing Services
020 Gates Wing, Susan B. Anthony Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
020 Gates Wing, Susan B. Anthony Hall, Rochester, NY 14627
Everyone experiences difficulties throughout their college experience, but speaking up and asking for support can enable you or a fellow peer to build resilience and thrive. CARE is here for all students at the UR. Whether you are seeking support for a friend, or yourself, we encourage you to submit a CARE Referral to connect with appropriate forms of support and resources to maintain wellness and achieve goals.
CARE can be of assistance by supplying students with options for support while also aiding individuals who support the student in need.
At Rochester, the CARE Network helps to identify students in, or heading toward, distress. With timely and appropriate support, we can ensure our students have access to the resources and services they need to thrive. As members of the UR community, we rely on you—the eyes and ears of our campus—to help make sure our students are supported.