First-Year Students: Next Steps After Your Deposit

Welcome to Geneseo! Now that you've secured your place for the fall, it's time to submit all documentation regarding the student code of conduct, health services, orientation and housing. We also invite you to join your class Facebook group and connect with other incoming students.

If you're an accepted student who hasn't yet committed to Geneseo, or an incoming student who'd like an opportunity to meet others in your class before orientation, we host local and regional events for accepted students where you can learn more about the College, get a taste of what life is like at Geneseo, and meet your future classmates.

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Student Code of Conduct

The State University of New York mandates that each student who attends a SUNY college positively affirm that they will abide by their campus's Student Code of Conduct prior to attending that school. As such, each student must review and affirm Geneseo's Student Code of Conduct before attending Geneseo. The affirmation will be completed when you claim your Geneseo account.

Health Services

All new and transfer students registered for 6 or more credits are required to upload complete immunization and physical exam records prior to arriving on campus.

New Student Health Requirements

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Susan Palmer, our EMR Technical specialist, at


Orientation is the start of your journey here at Geneseo! Please visit New Student Programs for more information about our New Student Orientation program. 

During Orientation, You will connect with groups of current and new students, learn more about your academic department and meet faculty, discover campus organizations, events, and resources, and begin to complete final tasks to get you closer to a successful start at Geneseo!

Questions? Contact the office by calling 585-245-5852 or e-mailing

Course Registration

Registration for incoming first year and transfer students is coordinated by the Office of Academic Planning & Advising. Faculty advisors assist students registering for courses remotely throughout the spring and summer. Using the information provided in your orientation registration, a faculty advisor will build your fall schedule. They will be in contact with you regarding coursework, subjects you're interested in studying, possible scheduling restrictions, major requirements, and any additional information that is needed. 

Student Housing

Living on campus helps students to develop as socially responsible citizens, build positive relationships, and engage more fully with their Geneseo experience. View and tour our residence halls.

The next step in your process is selecting your housing preferences for Fall 2021. This is done by completing the housing agreement known as the “Roommate Preference Form.” This form is generated in our housing software, "Symplicity Residence," 24 business hours after you have made your deposit. To sign on to the housing page use your Geneseo username and password (your gmail ID), which were sent to you by the Admissions office after you paid your deposit.

Roommate Preference Forms (RPFs) are due no later than June 1, 2021. When you complete the RPF, you will be prompted to read our Residential License. All residential students are responsible for the rules and policies contained in the license. While the Housing Agreements are for the full academic year you will be billed separately for each semester. You will receive housing even if you do not complete your housing agreement, but our system will not have information to match you with a roommate who shares your habits and preferences. We assign incoming students to housing in deposit date order and availability of space on campus.

Student Life offers unique Living-Learning Communities where students with similar interests live in the same building and participate in special activities related to the LLC's focus.

If you have any questions about the assignment process or housing at Geneseo, feel free to visit the Residence Life website or contact us at (585) 245-5726 or You can also head straight to the Symplicity Residence housing assignment software. You will be able to learn your housing assignment through your account on Symplicity Residence during the last week of July.

Laptop Requirement

SUNY Geneseo requires all students to bring a Windows or Macintosh laptop computer to college. For a list of laptop minimum requirements, please visit our Computer Requirements page. For additional information about technology at Geneseo, visit the CIT HelpDesk or call us at (585) 245-5588.

Students with Disabilities

Geneseo provides equal access to all of its programs and activities for students with permanent or temporary cognitive, emotional and/or physical disabilities who present current and proper documentation to the Office of Accessibility Services. We encourage students to contact us as soon as possible in order to make sure accommodations are in place at the start of the semester. Visit the Office of Accessibility Services website for more Information about our office and how to contact us.

Preferred Name

SUNY Geneseo recognizes that some students wish to use a name other than their legal or official name of record in day-to-day use. A preferred first name is one that you choose to be called that is different from your legal or official name of record. SUNY Geneseo allows you to do this by setting a Preferred First Name with the Registrar’s Office. We recognize that some use the terminology of lived name over preferred name, but for now Geneseo uses the word preferred.

You can request a preferred name using the Preferred Name Request Form.

Geneseo will use your preferred name on campus in various systems including the online directory, class rosters, Knightweb, Canvas course learning management system, ID card, and others.