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1 International Student Orientation 2013

2 Welcome to Rochester, NY

3 Rochester: the Basics “The Flour City”, “The 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

4 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.

5 Rochester Companies Eastman Kodak Bausch & Lomb Xerox


7 Neighborhoods Henrietta Center City “Neighborhood of the Arts”: East End/Park Ave/Corn Hill, South Wedge Urban communities: High Falls/19 th Ward

8 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

9 RIT: Major Events Brick City Homecoming Horton Speaker Hockey Games FreezeFest Unification Imagine RIT

10 Rochester Festivals International Jazz Festival Lilac Festival Park Ave Fest Cornhill Arts Festival Clothesline Festival

11 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

12 Rochester Favorites Wegmans Abbotts Frozen Custard Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plate

13 Museums Rochester Museum and Science Center Strasenburgh Planetarium Rochester Museum of Play Rochester Contemporary Art Center Memorial Art Gallery Artisanworks

14 Places to visit… Rochester Public Market Genesee River’s High Falls Genesee Riverway Trail Charlotte Beach Seabreeze Amusement Park

15 Places to visit… The Little Theatre Marketplace Mall/ Eastview Mall Frontier Field Blue Cross Arena

16 Places to visit… Seneca Park Zoo Canandaigua & the Finger Lakes Darien Lake Amusement Park Corning Museum of Glass

17 Want More Information? Check out the “Visit Rochester” website

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