SUNY Geneseo is among 123 campuses in the country — only 10 of which are in NYS — recently designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.” The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus. This year’s efforts also resulted in the registration of over 1,000 Geneseo students.
SUNY Geneseo students raised $150,197 in this year’s Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. The student-run 12-hour event in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena was packed with performances, activities, and speakers to help to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients.
History majors Isabel Owen ’19 and Catherine Shields ’19 have won 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright awards for Brazil and Turkey, respectively. They will serve as English Teaching Assistants in a university or post-secondary institution for a year. The grants cap off a record-breaking year for Geneseo Fulbrights with seven awards and 12 semifinalists.
Town Event: Geneseo Summer Concert Series
7-9 PM in the Village Park. Bob’s Brother’s Band will play at no cost to attendees. Visit the Geneseo, NY Calendar of Events for more information and other upcoming local events.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Spectacular
8:30 PM at Saratoga Field on the SUNY Geneseo campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. The RPO has been enriching the Rochester community with music since 1922.
Weeks of Welcome
A slew of special events and activities mark the first few weeks of the fall semester, welcoming our new students. More about Weeks of Welcome.
First Day of Classes
The first day of classes for the Fall 2019 semester! Visit the SUNY Geneseo Academic Calendar for more information and other important dates.
In the Spotlight...
While studying abroad in the Netherlands International relations major Katherine Andersen ‘19 saw an exhibit at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum museum on the Dutch trade industry during the 18th century. It inspired her to research how women’s fashion evolved with the growing international trade in textiles.
SUNY Geneseo has named Costas Solomou, dean of undergraduate admissions and orientation at The George Washington University, as the College’s new vice president for enrollment management. He will begin his new position on August 8.
SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles recently assumed the role of chair of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Council of Fellows, an elected position.