Class of 2017 E-Lert, Issue 4

KnightLink: The Video!

We know you're excited to continue your involvement once you arrive at Geneseo.   Take a look at how easy and simple it is to explore all the possiblities using KnightLink. 


Like what you see?  Don’t miss out on such an easy and fun way to connect with the 198 Student Organizations Geneseo has to offer! The Department of Student Life hosts 8 interns a semester, and last semester one of our interns developed a KnightLink Promotional Video! Be sure to check out: and discover amazing opportunities!

Keeping the STUDENT first in STUDENT WORKER

Being a college student can be challenging.  Being a college student trying to hold down a job can be very challenging.  Between classes, homework, activities, friends and family, how do students fit work in?  At CAS, we employ over 450 Geneseo students in the on-campus restaurants and cafes and provide flexible hours and shifts that help students to balance work with the rest of their lives.  As a student worker, you control your schedule and the amount of hours you are willing to work each week.  Like to work in the evenings?  Don’t want to work weekends?  No problem!  You choose which shifts you want to sign up for based on your class and personal schedule.  In addition to flexibility in scheduling, we offer up to 10 - $1,000 scholarships to student employees every year, offer scheduled pay increases, provide an on-campus work environment, and provide management training.  Learn more online:


LOL, BTW, and "HEY" might be great way to communicate in a text to a friend and via Facebook, but as we move into a world where more and more communication is electronic, and communication trends seem to be becoming more and more lax, proper etiquette can fall to the wayside.  As you arrive at Geneseo, you will quickly find yourself communicating with professors via email for many different reasons.  Being aware of email etiquette can help you put your best foot forward with faculty and staff members and save you from some embarassing situations. 

Two of the most common mistakesstarting an email in an informal way and not concluding with your full name.  Although appropriate to start an email to a friend with "Hey," addressing your professor with their appropriate title is key.  It is a a sign of respect that goes a long way.  Also, be sure to end your email with your full name.  Signing off with just a first name might be fine in a smaller class or towards the end of the semester once you know your professor well, but don't forget that a professor may have several sections of a class or there may be someone with your same name.  The easier you make it for the faculy member to identify you, the faster their response and they are better able to help you. And finally a tip for sucess: everything you do is a reflection on you, make sure you are making the impression that reflects who you are as a person. 

Have you tried Gmails new compose feature?  Remember a basic email has 3 parts: To: (Geneseo address fill in automatically), Subject: (always include a short subject), and the body of your message.  As we mentioned above don't forget to sign your e-mail!  Still not sure?  Click here to watch a video. 

Home Away From Home 

Have you checked your Geneseo e-mail recently?  New students were notified on July 19 with their housing placement and roommate information for the 2013-2014 academic year.  

As you begin to prepare for move-in day we invite you to view the residence life picture slide show created by Residence Life and get a better sense of your new space.  Many of you asked during orientation if a list existed of essential things to bring to campus.  Click here to view a list of what you should consider bringing to campus in August and what you should plan to leave at home.   

Have questions?  Contact Residence Life by calling 585-245-5726, e-mail, or find them on Facebook.  


If you have any questions about Orientation & First-Year Programs, please contact us at or by calling 585-245-5852.  Watch for the next issue on August 2, 2013.


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