Class of 2016 E-Lert, Issue II
Welcome New Knights!
Getting excited for your Orientation session?! As of June 15, there are only 10 days until the first Orientation session! Be sure to check your Geneseo email regularly as communication is being sent out regarding Orientation! Click here for a few last minute reminders before you arrive at Orientation.
Orientation Advisors at Papa Jay's, located in Geneseo, NY. We just finished enjoying a variety of homemade ice cream flavors.
Getting ready to come to Orientation? Learn some Geneseo
catchphrases that you might hear during your time on-campus!
|Cardiac Hill||The steep hill North-villagers brave daily.|
|CAS||Campus Auxiliary Services
operates campus dining services, catering, ID cards, bookstore, laundry
facilities in residence halls, vending machines, and campus television. |
|Club Milne||How students refer to Milne Library, especially during midterms and finals when they spend more time in the library than anywhere else on campus! |
|FYP||First-Year Programming (Follow us on Twitter @GeneseoFYP)|
|GFR||Geneseo First Response--the student run EMS agency at Geneseo or Geneseo Family Restaurant--a family restaurant located on Main Street. |
|GOLD||Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) offers workshops and leadership development programs for all Geneseo students. Create a GOLD account today! |
|GSTV|| Geneseo's own student-run TV station. |
|Knightlink ||Knightlink is a way to connect with clubs and organizations. |
|Late Knight (GLK)|| Regularly scheduled, quality late-night entertainment between 10pm and 2am Thursday-Saturday. |
|LATS Bus ||Livingston Area Transit System: Free shuttle bus that runs around Geneseo daily, including campus, and also goes to Rochester on the weekends. Learn more here. |
|MJ||Mary Jemison Dining Hall, the a la carte dining option for lunch, located in the Central Village. |
|RA||Resident Assistant |
|RD||Residence Director |
|RJ||Red Jacket Dining Hall, an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall located in the South Village. |
|Seuss Spruce ||Go to Sturges Quad--you'll recognize the tree when you see it! |
|SOC||Student Orientation Coordinator |
|Sturges Quad||This is the grassy area in front of the clock tower. |
|The Bear||The beloved statue atop the Main Street Fountain. |
|The Greek Tree|| This tree in Sturges Quad is one of the few spots on campus that students are allowed to paint--and the colors change frequently. |
|The Green ||The grassy area in front of Erwin Hall--you'll find students studying, playing frisbee, or just simply lounging area on a warm sunny day! |
|The Lamron||The student run college newspaper. Copies available on Thursday. Did you know that The Lamron spelled backwards is the The Normal?|
|The Union ||MacVittie College Union is the heartbeat of campus and home to the Corner Pocket, Student Association, the Mosaic, the mailroom, and College Union & Activities office. |
|UPD||University Police Department, located in Schrader 19. |
|YOGO||"You Only Geneseo Once"|
Office Highlight: Dean of Students
The Dean of Students office is located on the 3rd
floor of the MacVittie College Union in room 354. Headed by Dr. Leonard Sancilio, the Dean of
Student's office “works directly with students to assist them in adjusting to
college life and in resolving problems and conflicts that may arise during
their undergraduate career. “
The Dean of Students also works collaboratively with many
different offices on campus. As a member
of the Center for Community (C4C), the Dean of Students office works with other
members of the C4C to connect students in the areas of: leadership,
multiculturalism, volunteerism, and service learning to name a few.
Looking for more information? The website can be found here or call 585-245-5706.
Did you know…
take your Foreign Language Placement Test during Orientation?? If you have not met the requirements to
bypass taking a foreign language at SUNY Geneseo, you need to take the
placement test either before Orientation or during the first two weeks of the
semester. The benefits to taking it
during Orientation mean that you can register for the appropriate class during
your advisement and not have to worry about getting into a class once the class
has already started. The semester tests
fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take the test
this semester. Also, the material is
more likely to be fresh in your head than if you have taken a break from it all
Your OAs will be directing you
to Milne Library where the test will take place during the first day of
Orientation. Questions about the test
can be directed to the Foreign Language department or to the Dean of the
@GeneseoFYP: Connect online & with apps
The Geneseo website, specifically Orientation & First-Year Programs, and your Geneseo e-mail are just a few of the many ways to connect with Geneseo. How else can you be informed? Check out our social media platforms--engage with us!
Join the Class of 2016 Facebook page! Many of you have already joined this group, since it has over 500 members. If you haven't joined yet, it's not too late. It's a great way to connect with other new students in your class, see who is attending what Orientation session, ask questions, and even meet our Orientation Advisors.
Follow @GeneseoFYP on Twitter! You'll get the latest updates and information about what's happening on campus. By following, you'll learn interesting Geneseo facts and connect with other new and returning students who are twitter users. Maybe we'll even retweet you!
NEW! Geneseo First-Year Programs just joined Tumblr. Follow GeneseoFYP. Get to know your Orientation Advisors before you arrive! Each OA is writing a blog post and sharing a little insight with each of you before you arrive for Orientation.
Voices from the Valley is designed to help you get a different angle on SUNY Geneseo and learn what it’s like to be a student here. All blog posts are written by current Geneseo students. The current post is all about the Orientation experience from the perspective of one of your OAs-Laura Duclos! Check it out and learn more about what you can expect at Summer Orientation.
Follow the link here to take a look at Knightweb before you use it at Orientation!
TOp 5 Numbers to remember
Submitted by Silvia Roma, Senior, Summer RA
1. UPD's Phone
Number Emergency x5222 and Non-Emergency x5651
- These numbers are important because
you'll need the first if there is ever an emergency and the second if you
ever lose something on campus.
2. Knightweb Pin Number
- When you want to register for classes
knowing your pin makes getting to Knighweb so much faster, and everyone
knows you want to be the first to register for classes, right?
3. G Number
- If you aren't asked for this on a daily
basis I would be surprised. Well okay, not every day, but you use this
number to log into Knightweb, when you take exams, when you do anything
official with the college! Know this number because chances are you'll
need it your first day here.
- You can access this information via Knightweb,
but if you forgot your Knightweb pin number you better know this! Getting
mail is my favorite part of everyday so don’t forget that combination or
where to find your box. There is a nice map with box numbers in the mail
room if you can't find your mailbox!
5. CRN or Course
- No one told me this my freshman year but
you can register for all your classes all at once if you know your CRN
numbers! Make sure you pick out your classes the night before so you can
enter those in right away in the morning. It makes registration so much
Quick links to important phone numbers, website and emails
Thanks for reading
If you have any questions about Orientation & First-Year Programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 585-245-5852. Watch for the next issue on July 6, 2012.
This e-lert is a collaborative effort
between the Office of Orientation & First-Year Programs and the
Office of the Dean of the College.