Rochester 101 - Rochester Institute of Technology

Report
International Student
Orientation 2013
Welcome to Rochester, NY
Rochester: the Basics
 “The Flour City”, “The
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Flower City”, “The World’s
Image Center”
County: Monroe
Border Lake Ontario
Genesee River
Eastern Time Zone
Population:
City – 210,532
Metro – 1,082,284
 Third most populous city
after NYC & Buffalo
 Mayor: Thomas Richards
Famous Rochesterians
 George Eastman –
founder of Eastman
Kodak
 Visit his house!
 Frederick Douglass
 Susan B. Anthony
 Mt. Hope Cemetery
 Frank Gannet –
largest newspaper
chain in U.S.
Rochester Companies
 Eastman Kodak
 Bausch & Lomb
 Xerox
Neighborhoods
 Henrietta
 Center City
 “Neighborhood
of the Arts”:
East End/Park
Ave/Corn Hill,
South Wedge
 Urban
communities:
High Falls/19th
Ward
Universities
 Rochester Institute of
Technology
 University of Rochester
 Eastman School of
Music
 Strong Hospital
 Monroe Community
College
 Nazareth College, St.
Johns Fisher, Roberts
Wesleyan, Bryant &
Stratton
RIT: Major Events
 Brick City Homecoming
 Horton Speaker
 Hockey Games
 FreezeFest
 Unification
 Imagine RIT
Rochester Festivals
 International Jazz
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Festival
Lilac Festival
Park Ave Fest
Cornhill Arts Festival
Clothesline Festival
Parks
 Genessee Valley Park
 Highland Park
 Cobbs Hill Park
 Ellison Park
 Greece Canal Park
 Manhattan Square Park
& Ice Rink
 Letchworth State Park
 Watkins Glen State Park
Rochester Favorites
 Wegmans
 Abbotts Frozen
Custard
 Nick Tahou’s
Garbage Plate
Museums
 Rochester Museum
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and Science Center
Strasenburgh
Planetarium
Rochester Museum of
Play
Rochester
Contemporary Art
Center
Memorial Art Gallery
Artisanworks
Places to visit…
 Rochester Public
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Market
Genesee River’s
High Falls
Genesee
Riverway Trail
Charlotte Beach
Seabreeze
Amusement Park
Places to visit…
 The Little Theatre
 Marketplace Mall/
Eastview Mall
 Frontier Field
 Blue Cross Arena
Places to visit…
 Seneca Park Zoo
 Canandaigua &
the Finger Lakes
 Darien Lake
Amusement Park
 Corning Museum
of Glass
Want More Information?
Check out the “Visit Rochester” website
http://www.visitrochester.com/

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