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Focus on your first semester

First-Year Programs is excited to launch this NEW initiative that provides you with a chance to tell your story through photography and document your first semester.  Consider submitting for each theme or just select a few that speak to you.  We want to know your story!

What is the FOCUS Project?

The First-Year Focus Project enables first-year students to intentionally document their transition to Geneseo through guided photography, internal reflection, and communication with others; allowing for discovery of what it means to be a Geneseo first-year student and a part of the greater community. 

How do I participate?

Share your story of your first semester through photography.  Each week you'll have an opportunity to submit a photo that is reflective of the theme.  Fill out the following form and upload your photo by the due date.  Each week the photos will be uploaded to Facebook and the photo with the most "likes" will be awarded a prize from the Office of First-Year Programs.

For each photo submitted you'll need to include the following on the submission form: your contact information, select theme, photo title, and a short description.

Submission theme & dates

Submission ThemeSubmit By
Who Are You & What I Left BehindAugust 26, 2013
First DaysSeptember 6, 2-13 
A Scenic View of CampusSeptember 13, 2013
Academic Life at GeneseoSeptember 20, 2013 


Submitting photos for this project grants the Office of First-Year Programs the rights to use, reproduce, publish, display, and distribute the image in whole or part on SUNY Geneseo’s web site and in future promotional materials.  Rights to the original photo will remain with the owner and credit will be given to the photographer.


Questions?  Contact us at or on Twitter @GeneseoFYP

This program is sponsored by First-Year Programs & Residence Life.