Exchange Students

Accommodation and Dining on-campus

The Geneseo Campus is divided into 3 villages: North, Central and South with all three featuring different style residence halls.


Exchange students must live on-campus at Geneseo.  Accommodation for one-semester or one-year exchange students will be organized by the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office.

Exchange students are typically housed in one of the three residence halls that remain open to them over all university breaks and holidays.  These international halls are Wayne Hall, Steuben Hall, and Wyoming Hall, which are each located in a different village on campus.

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.


Geneseo currently has over 3,000 students living in on-campus housing, which makes for a vibrant and diverse community.

The Department of Residence Life at Geneseo has a large, dedicated staff comprised of both students and full-time university professionals.  These staff members work very hard to make sure all on-campus students feel safe and supported in their living spaces.  They also put on many free programs and services for students in order 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.


SUNY Geneseo features three unique 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 even a mobile food truck, the Chow Hound.  This variety allows you to choose to sit down for a meal or grab something on the go.

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.  If you prefer to eat off-campus, the Big Tree Inn also accepts Geneseo meal cards and provides for a more fine dining experience.

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.


At the top (East side) of the campus, you will find Main Street.  Main Street is home to many restaurants, pubs, shops, and clothiers.  It is an excellent place to relax and have a meal or stroll and do some window shopping.

There is a Wal-Mart in Geneseo and many department stores are found in Rochester, a 30-minute drive; during your Orientation, you will be driven to a shopping district in Rochester, where a variety of stores selling household goods, clothing, footwear, and sporting goods are available.

The college also offers bus transportation to Rochester on a regular basis; check out the LATS Bus website for further information about this service.