Class of 2017 E-Lert, Issue 3

We've enjoyed meeting so many of you at summer orientation and cannot wait to welcome you back in August to your new HOME.  


KNIGHTS FIRST DAY OF SERVICEKnights First Day of Service

Knights First Day of Service is a program designed for new transfer and first-year students who will begin their studies at Geneseo in the fall.  Knights First Day of Service is a volunteer effort that gives you the opportunity to give back to Geneseo and the surrounding community while meeting and working with other new students.  Students spend a Saturday morning in September at locations around Livingston County, helping people out in need--it could be painting a barn, cleaning up a trail in Letchworth State Park, serving a senior citizen, or organizing books at the library.  We'll identify a project for you and you'll make new friends!

Sign up today to join your classmates on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at locations around Livingston County.  The program will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm and a luncheon will be provided.  Space is limited, so sign up today by visiting


Entering Student Survey 

PresidentHey you...Geneseo Class of 2017...we need your input! Have you completed the ENTERING STUDENT SURVEY?  If not, follow these simple instructions below. It's so easy!  
1. Log on to your KnightWeb account. 
2. Scroll to bottom of the main page.
3. Go to the Entering Student Survey.
4. Complete survey. 

We use this information to understand and support our incoming class of students.  Questions?  Contact the Office of Institutional Research at 585-245-5553.  This survey is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Research.  


Looking to get involved? Take a look at Knightlink!KnightLink

One of the best ways to become a part of the SUNY Geneseo community is to get involved!  We want you to take advantage of the numerous opportunities outside of the classroom and KnightLink can help you do just that.

Connect with student organizations, find out about upcoming events, connect to social media outlets, and so much more. Getting involved on campus is an important piece of college life and KnightLink is a great way to find clubs/organizations that match your interests.

Go to (Log-in with your Geneseo username and password) and start connecting with new opportunities! 

Ashley, pictured on left, says "When I was accepted to Geneseo, I reacted how most students do: I became obsessed with the school.  I became fascinated with the infinite opportunities that would soon find their way to me.  I left no stone unturned while searching the school's website and soaked in as much information as I could.  I soon stumbled upon Knightlink and it was exactly what I needed as an incoming student.  I discovered incredible organizations and opportunities before ever stepping foot on campus!  I was able to arrive in the fall of my freshman year with an idea of what I wanted to join.  It's great that there is a service like KnightLink that can help the transition to college."  

We encourage you to explore KnightLink, join the fun, and get connected!, don't miss out! 

parking on campus

The Parking Office in 19 Schrader issues permits from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday thru Friday.  Semester permits are $62.50 and a yearly permit is $120.00.  Temporary permits may be issued for shorter periods of time not to exceed 7 days in a year. Parking rules and regulations can be found at

Load zone parking is available at each residence hall for 20 minutes.  University Police monitor this parking closely in order to enable availability for residents seeking to pick up and drop off items to their rooms. 

Parking without a permit will be allowed between the hours of 4:30PM and 9 AM in H parking lot on the north side and U parking lot on the south side of campus.  Persons parking in these two parking lots must have a valid permit on their vehicle during the hours of 9AM to 4:30 PM.  

Remember you don't need to bring a car to Geneseo.  We have a great bus system to help you navigate Geneseo and the Rochester area.  Learn more here or read below on how you can rent a vehicle from Hertz on Demand

Hertz on DemandCar

Need a Car on Campus?  Use One of Ours!

Don’t be left stranded – Hertz on Demand offers qualified drivers at Geneseo ages 18 and older vehicles by the hour or day.  CAS has partnered with Hertz to bring this program to campus.  SUNY Geneseo has two vehicles – a Jeep Patriot and a Chevy Cruze – with reserved parking in 

the College Union Circle.  Starting rates of $8 an hour or $62 per day (which includes gas and insurance) make this an unbelievable value.  Learn more and apply for a free membership online:


How to Spend Less on Textbooks

We know textbooks and course materials are expensive, so we’re constantly looking for ways to make learning more affordable.  At the Geneseo University Bookstore, located in the MacVittie College Union, you’ll find used, digital and rental books all under the same roof.  Used books can save you 25% off the price of a new book, while digital textbooks and textbook rentals can save you 50% or more!  Let the campus bookstore be your guide this year and help you choose the program that suits you best or saves you the most.  Find out more about textbook options online:

Not sure what books you'll need for the fall semester?  Visit and log-in to view what textbooks are required for your classes. 

Thanks for reading

If you have any questions about Orientation & First-Year Programs, please contact us at or by calling 585-245-5852.  

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