UR Splash Day

Splash Day 2020 has been called off due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Stay tuned for Splash Days in coming semesters.

Every year, we invite high school students from around the Greater Rochester Area to the University of Rochester campus for a fun day of learning. As a Splash student, you will have the chance to get a taste of what a day in college is like by designing your own schedule for the day, picking from a catalog of classes, taking those classes all around the UR campus, and exploring the University campus in your free time. You will also get to interact with current undergraduates at the University. Food will be provided!

Splash classes are an hour long each, and are taught by students at the UofR. From dance to math to political science, we offer a large variety of courses. Some of the courses being taught at Splash Day 2020 are:

  • The Art of Dance Improvisation
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Is War Ever Rational?: A Crash Course in International Relations Theory
  • Chemistry of Cooking

From music theory to neuroscience, from short introductory classes to more in-depth seminars, you get to decide what you learn! You can find a complete list of the classes being offered this year, check out our catalog.

Splash Day 2020 will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the University of Rochester campus. You can register as a student here!


Program Details

Who: Current high school students.

What: Take classes taught by UofR undergrads. Check out this year's catalog catalog for a list of classes offered.

When: Saturday, the 28th of March 2020.

Where: At the University of Rochester. Check-in will start at 9 AM on the ground floor of Wegmans Hall. For more information about locations on campus, check the schedule below.

How: Registration is now open here. Students can register for Splash Day until March 20.

Cost: Splash Day is completely free of charge!

Splash Day 2020 Schedule

The following is the schedule for Splash Day 2020.

  • 9:00 AM: Check-in opens on the ground floor of Wegmans Hall.
  • 9:30 to 9:50 AM: Opening ceremony in Wegmans Hall auditorium.
  • 10:00 to 10:50 AM: First class.
  • 11:00 to 11:50 AM: Second class.
  • Noon to 1:00 PM: Lunch in Wegmans Hall 1400.
  • 1:10 to 2:00 PM: Third class.
  • 2:10 to 3:00 PM: Fourth class.
  • 3:10 to 4:00 PM: Last class.

Check-in will start at 9 AM in Wegmans Hall. There will be a short opening ceremony at 9:30 in the Wegmans Hall auditorium which is right next to the check-in area. Throughout the day we will have a help desk open in Wegmans 1009, and there will be volunteers all around campus wearing Splash Day volunteer badges to help you navigate campus. Here's a list of classrooms where classes will be held:

  • Dewey 2110E
  • Goergen 109
  • Goergen 108
  • Gavett 202
  • Computer Studies Building 209
  • Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons
  • Harkness 114 Computer Lab

In your free time, feel free to explore the University campus. We will also have some areas (TBD) reserved where you can relax with other students and UofR undergrads. If the weather is nice, we might also have a few frisbees and such.

For an interactive map of the University of Rochester campus, go here. We have also made a simplified map with some key locations marked for your convenience.


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us.

Last modified by jekmekci on May 15, 2020 at 04:37 p.m.