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Geneseo, NY 14454

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Frequently Asked Questions about SUNY Geneseo

What are the residence halls (dormitories) like?

Geneseo offers accommodations in 17 different residence halls, three of which (Wyoming, Steuben and Wayne Halls) are open during all school breaks and vacations. The residence halls include first-year student housing centers, upperclass halls and townhouses (which International Students can reside in during school breaks and vacations.) Every Geneseo student is guaranteed on-campus housing all four years.

There are two basic residence hall designs: corridor and suite. All residence halls are co-ed however, bed, rooms, suites, and bathrooms are single sex. In most cases men and women live in separate sections of a residence hall. 

What about safety in the residence halls?

Each building is secure and locked. Students may only enter their residence halls with a valid student identification card and personal security code number. Each bedroom has its own lock and the doors to suites have combination or key access locks. 

How do I view my child’s grades?

Students’ grades and all of their records are confidential; the only person who has access to your child’s grades is your child. In fact, all records of health services such as an examination, treatment and lab work are confidential as well. No one has access to these records without your child's written permission.

How much will it cost for my child to attend SUNY Geneseo?

In 2012-2013 the cost for an International Student attending Geneseo is estimated to be $28,259.00 USD. This dollar amount includes all tuition and fees, the price of an on-campus room, a meal plan for the entire year, and international health insurance. This dollar amount is the total before any scholarships or other awards are subtracted. The majority of students receive some form of scholarship support, with the average award being $3,000 USD per year. International student scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years for a total award of $12,000 USD.

How can I contact my child?

Email is most likely the cheapest and most efficient means of communicating with your child. Some students and their families purchase webcams so they can see each other while talking online!

How can I send my child Mail?

Upon arriving in Geneseo, each student will be assigned a mailbox. You may send mail by addressing it to:

[Student Name]
[Mailbox #]
10 MacVittie Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454