Remember oUR Name - University of Rochester





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Published on Mar 6, 2012

Music video created by the University's Office of Admissions will provide prospective students an array of Rochester facts and figures with a hip-hop twist. The video and the music are performed by campus all-male a cappella group the Midnight Ramblers.


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Directed, Shot, Edited by: Chris Niswonger
Assistant Director: Michael Shea '09, '11W
Produced by: Chris Niswonger, Michael Shea '09, '11W
Executive Producer: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Assistant Camera: Christopher Bierasinski '10
Post Production Consultant: Dainius Jasinevicius
Lyrics written by: Michael Shea '09, '11W
Music Arranged, Recorded, Mixed by: Noah Berg '12


-Midnight Ramblers-
Noah Berg '12
Jared Suresky '12
Matthew Watman '12
Imran Javed '12
Kevin Layden '13
Gregory Corrado '14
Aaron Michalko '14
Daniel Slavin '14
Andrew Tomich '14
Eric Quesada '15
Cody Civiletto '15
Joe Thibodeau '15
David Keener '15

Special Thanks:

President Joel Seligman and Staff
Dean Paul Burgett and Staff
Dean Jonathan Burdick
Satyajit Dattagupta
Michele Gibson
Michael Zavagila and Facilities Staff
Jane Possee and Althetic Center Staff
Wilson Commons Staff
University Communications
Melissa Greco Lopes
Thomas Hack
Jeffrey Mead
Matthew Mann



You ready?
Let's Go.
Uh. Uh. U of R.
Now for those of you who want to know what we're all about... Meliora.

This is 20% clusters, limitless core
Dedicated to campus, sports, and clubs galore
80% research, global acclaim
And 100% reason you Remember oUR Name

Listen up high school seniors this is what you gotta know
If you're lookin for some college and a little bit of snow
A place to pick your classes, research from the start
It ain't easy to get in so I sure hope you're smart
University of Rochester up in western N-Y
We got that Rush Rhees Lib lightin up the night sky
Surrounded by a river got Docs across the walk
Our backyard's a cemetery so our neighbors never talk

Clubs and activities run bout 248
Friday night dinners we call for Garbage Plates
Mascot Yellowjacket, colors yellow and blue
Famous grad, shouts out to my boy Steven Chu
Classes in the AM, Bio, then some Psych
Round that noon hour, it's time to grab a bite
Hittin up the Commons lookin for some grub
Lots of options... the meatball sub

Next class is at 2 but I need to hit the gym
Busy sched, can't keep up with Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim
Lift some weights, shoot some hoops, droppin 3s from the arc
30 laps in the pool I'm like a great white shark
See we're 60% sports, 20% Greek
9:1 faculty for students to seek
We go hard or go home, we don't do things in segments
Like Alec Baldwin's momma we buy our food at Wegmans


Tuesday/Thursday one class taught by Dean Pauly B
History of Jazz, greatest class you gonna see
Listening to some music all class long
A little Duke and Ella, a lot of Mr. Armstrong
President J-Sel, takin our school to the top
Doin what he can he ain't ever gonna stop
The best faculty, we gonna get some more
Soon we'll be taught by that wizard Dumbledore

We're committed to meeting the full demonstrated need
Of all students admitted to this University
The financial aid office helps you and your family,
Get a Rochester education of Ivy quality
We got Eastman right down the street
Even our molecular physicists can drop a few beats
Let your guidance counselor know that you heard our rap
Flip open your laptop and start fillin out the app
We got WWW dot Rochester dot EDU
Click on admissions to start scheduling your interview

This is just how we do, another day in the ROC
45 hundred Yellowjackets up in one campus block
The rest is up to you, time for you to come see
Why all across the nation they callin us a "new Ivy"
So let's go, head on up to the hive
You the 3-1-3, we the 5-8-5
It does get cold, button up bring a sweater
You always good, we "Ever Better"

[Chorus 2x]


Music concept derived from Fort Minor's "Remember the Name."

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