Class of 2016 E-Lert, Issue VI

One Week until you join us!

YOGO: You Only Geneseo Once



Photo taken by Keith Walters, College Photographer

What to expect...On move-in Day

See what the Residence Life staff has to say--check out the Welcome Messages from your Area Coordinators and Residence Directors.

You should have received a letter and campus map with your housing assignment information.  As mentioned in the letter, residents are asked to enter campus from specific locations indicated on the move-in map, since most campus roads have been designated as one-way for the day. To minimize traffic on campus, we are recommending that each student bring only one vehicle to campus on move-in day. New students (ONLY) will be permitted access to their halls beginning at 8:00am on Friday, August 24, 2012.

If you will live in: Nassau, Niagara, Onondaga, Suffolk, or Wayne (Dante House) Halls

Follow the RED signs, entering from the Route 20A/39 entrance, to "Information/Drop Points" marked on the map by Xs.  Drop off your belongings, then park either on Onondaga Field or in a student lot. 

If you will live in Saratoga Terrace:

Enter campus via Mary Jemison Drive from Route 63 and use the staging area in Lot TT marked on the map by Xs across the road from the South Village. Check-in at the Commons. (No vehicles on the pedestrian walkway.)

If you will live in: Allegany, Genesee, Jones, Livingston, Putnam (EcoHouse), Steuben, or Wyoming Halls

Follow the GREEN signs from Route 63 to College Drive to “Information/Drop Points” marked on the map by Xs.

If you will live in: Erie, Ontario, or Seneca (Writers House) Halls

Follow the BLUE signs from Court Street to “Information/Drop Points” marked on the map by Xs.

Click here for a campus map that highlights the traffic flow for move-in weekend.


WOW: Weeks of Welcome Schedule

Wondering what there is to do on campus between move-in day and the first day of classes.  Don't worry...we've got you covered.  In fact, check out the two and a half weeks of programming that will help you connect with your new classmates.  Click on the image below to see what we have planned for you!

Home Page Collage

Don't miss out on our New Student Meetups scheduled for fall 2012. Meetups are fun events that are scheduled around campus during Opening Weekend.  They will range from board games to Capture the Flag to pick-up basketball.  Is there any better way to meet other students and have fun before classes begin?  (We say, "No -- there is no better way.")

Join us for some old-fashioned fun by attending a meetup -- or even multiple meetups!  Meetups are free events, and all students, especially first-year and transfer students, are welcome to attend.  For a complete schedule of meetups, refer to the calendar.

Campus Map: Highlights traffic flow for move-in


What to bring to campus

Are you overwhelmed yet with packing for college?  This can be quite an overwhelming task as you begin to pack up everything you need and move into your residence hall room.  What are the dimensions of my new room?  Will everything fit?  These are common questions that many of our new students have.  Check out Residence Life and see what they have to offer in terms of tips of what to bring and what your room will look like.  Don't forget to pack your blue and white clothing--read more about Blue & White Wednesday below.

Residence Hall Picture Slideshow

What You Should Bring: Prohibited & Non-Prohibited Items


Blue & White Wednesdays

Blue & White

Get ready to show your Geneseo pride!  Blue & White Wednesdays is your chance to show your pride by donning the college colors.  Deck yourself out from head to toe as you show us how true to the blue you are!

School spirit is just what we're looking for as our fall athletic teams prepare for their competitions.  We hope you will come out and support your Geneseo Knights!  Geneseo students can attend athletic events for free with your student ID, and you can even use your meal plan at the concession stands.  To learn more about athletics at Geneseo, check out the links below.  Go Knights!

Knights logo

Learn more about the athletic program and cheer on your classmates at an upcoming game.




First KNight Celebration

First Knight Celebration

New Student Convocation marks the official start of the academic year at Geneseo.  Faculty and staff attend the event in academic regalia and welcome new students into the Geneseo community as they begin their academic career at Geneseo.  This is an important part of the first-year experience.  New Student Convocation will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 6:45pm.  All new students are expected to attend.  A First Knight celebration commences on the college green following convocation.  You won't want to miss this celebration the night before the first day of classes!

Prizes! The foodtruck--ChowHound! Free Food & Live Music!

Sponsored by Student Association, First-Year Programs, CAS, College Union & Activities, Alumni Relations, & Campus Scheduling & Special Events.

IMportant Fall 2012 Dates

By clicking here you'll find important dates for the semester.

Too early to begin thinking about final exams?  For you planners out there you can find your final exam schedule here.

Thanks for reading 

This is our final edition of the e-newsletter series.  Click below to read previous editions.

E-Newsletter, Issue 1
E-Newsletter, Issue 2
E-Newsletter, Issue 3
E-Newsletter, Issue 4
E-Newsletter, Issue 5

This e-lert is a collaborative effort between the Office of Orientation & First-Year Programs and the Office of the Dean of the College.