For further information, contact Jeffrey Stoiber, Assistant Curator, The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.
The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation
George Eastman Museum
Moving Image Department
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Tel: (585) 271-3361 ex. 333
Fax: (585) 256-3397
Rochester is the third largest city in New York state, with a metropolitan population of about one million. Located 350 mi./563 km. (or approximately six driving hours) northwest of New York City, Rochester is on Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes. Cities within a day's driving distance include Buffalo, NY (75 mi./120 km. west); Syracuse, NY (85 mi./136 km. east); Niagara Falls, NY (85 mi./136 km. northwest); Toronto, Canada (170 mi./273 km. northwest); Cleveland, OH (260 mi./418 km. southwest); Pittsburgh, PA (280 mi./450 km. south); and Boston, MA (390 mi./627 km. east).
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Temperatures average between 18 and 40°F (-7.8 and 4.4°C) in the winter, and 55 and 80°F (12.8 and 26.7°C) in the summer. Expect snow from October or November through April and sunshine, varying with cloudy days from May through September.
Other Major Institutions and Facilities
The University of Rochester is the largest institution of higher learning in the area; it includes a noted medical school, a dental school, and the renowned Eastman School of Music. The Rochester Institute of Technology (which includes the Image Permanence Institute) is one of the nation's leading scientific schools. Cultural institutions include the Strong Museum, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the Memorial Art Gallery. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the premier American ensembles, and Eastman School of Music and Hochstein School of Music students perform free concerts throughout the year at their respective institutions.
Traveling to Rochester
Most major American airlines and a number of discount carriers provide service to and from Rochester International Airport. Amtrak runs trains daily between Rochester, New York City, and Chicago. Greyhound and Trailways provide extensive bus service. The New York State Thruway (I-90) is a convenient 15 minutes from the city, and I-390 traverses the city from the southern portion of the state.
Living Expenses, Housing, and Transportation
Compared with other cities in the eastern United States, Rochester's cost of living is reasonable. Food and service costs are comparable to other major American cities. The school does not provide housing. Students from out of town should be prepared to arrange their own accommodations.
Although public transportation is convenient to George Eastman House, the best arrangement is to find housing within walking distance of the museum.