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Welcome from Dean Rick Libby

Richard Libby, PhD

Rick Libby, PhD
Senior Associate Dean

Let us be among the many to congratulate and welcome you to graduate school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry!

We’re planning an informative and entertaining orientation program that will introduce you to life as a University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate student. 

Throughout the fall, you will be faced with many new challenges and decisions. We hope to make your transition to graduate school a smooth one and prepare you for the wealth of exciting opportunities that will come before you.

Please be sure to review our Trainee Handbook for information about your transition to the University of Rochester and to Rochester, New York.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (585) 275-4522 or email us. We are here to help!

Sincerely,

Rick Libby, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
and the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Staff

Get Started

New Student Orientation - SMD Graduate Education Welcome
by Dr. Richard Libby

Given on Tuesday, August 18 | 10:00 am via Zoom

Other Resources:

  1. View the What You Need to Know videos below.
  2. Review the Office of the Bursar Powerpoint for information on primary office functions.
  3. Review the Tax Reporting of Graduate Student Payments Powerpoint presentation for information on graduate student tax  and financial support. (Recording)
  4. Watch the University Health Service Orientation.
  5. Please be sure to review our Trainee Handbook for information about your transition to the University of Rochester and to Rochester, New York.

What You Need to Know

Office of Financial Aid

Graduate Student Society (GSS)

Office of Title IX (URBadass)

Center for Professional Development (MyHub)