Exchange Students

Accommodation and Dining on-campus


Exchange students must live on campus at Geneseo.  Accommodations are arranged by the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office.

Exchange students are typically housed in one of the three residence halls that remain open over all university breaks: Wayne Hall, Steuben Hall, and Wyoming Hall.

All residence halls have shared kitchens, including refrigerators, stoves, and ovens for students to create their own meals, if they choose.  However, pots and pans, silverware, plates, and bowls are NOT provided.

To learn more about each individual residence hall, please click the links above.


Over 3,000 Geneseo students live in on-campus housing, which makes for a vibrant and diverse community.

The Department of Residence Life at Geneseo has a large, dedicated staff comprising students and full-time university professionals, who work to ensure all students feel safe and supported in their living spaces.  They also put on many free programs and services for students to build community, help students meet each other, and ensure students have fun inside and outside their residence halls!

Learn more about the Department of Residence Life here


Student residence halls are not supplied with sheets, blankets, towels, nor household supplies.  Toilet paper is provided.

Students may bring linens and personal supplies with them, purchase them upon arrival during our Orientation shopping trip, or purchase them online prior to arrival.  Students may choose to purchase linens prior to their arrival through the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) linen sale.  Linens purchased on the NRHH website will be sent to and held by the Office of Residence Life until you arrive on campus.


Exchange students are required to purchase, at minimum, the Silver Meal Plan.  You can learn more about meal plans by visiting  All dining facilities on campus accept your meal plan as payment for your food.  The campus has three dining halls, Red Jacket, Mary Jemison, and Letchworth; smaller cafes and dining spots, such as Books N' Bites, Fusion Market, Millenium Market, and Southside Market; and a mobile food truck, the Chow Hound. 

If you have dietary restrctions or guidelines for medical or religious reasons, please contact Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) to create a special eating arrangement.  CAS is very willing to work out flexible meals or hours for students with dietary restrictions or guidelines.