Chemistry Alumni

Chemistry at the University of Rochester combines a tradition of more than 150 years of excellence in research with a dedicated approach to undergraduate and graduate education. At Rochester, we combine the power of a research university with a closely knit and collegial department.

We strive to stay connected with our alumni, who play an important role in our community. From our earliest history to the present day, the input of alumni, parents and friends has been vitally important, supporting what is already excellent about the Department of Chemistry and contributing to new initiatives that expand our educational and research mission.

Staying Connected

The links in the gray bar at the right are intended to help keep you connected with the Department of Chemistry.

  • If you have moved and wish to update your contact information, or have not provided the department with your contact information in the past, you may do so by clicking on Update Contact Information. You have the option of either submitting the information online, or printing a form and sending it to the Department via postal mail.
  • We encourage you to stay in contact with the Department and would love to hear from you! If you have news about a career advancement, award, event, marriage, offspring or anything else of note that you would like to submit to the Annual Chemistry Alumni Newsletter you can do so now by clicking on Submit News. An electronic version of the newsletter is available for you to read at anytime by clicking on Annual Newsletter
  • We have several established funds that help to support our departmental activities. If you wish to help support these funds, please click on Giving to the Department. All of us in the Department of Chemistry are grateful for your contribution.
  • Each year the Department of Chemistry sponsors an alumni social hour at the ACS National Meeting and hosts a departmental open house in Rochester. Depending on the year, there may also be other special activities for alumni as well! To see what's going on in the Department, please click on Department Events. We invite you to attend any of the events and seminars hosted by the Department.

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lynda McGarry, Chemistry Department Development Administrator at or 585-275-2915.