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How to Become an Alum

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Class of 2021: How to become an alum!

To do TODAY!
  • Create a non-Geneseo email address:
    • Your student email address will expire six months after graduation. Visit CIT's web page "Support for Outgoing Students" to learn more and for tips to forward messages and copy content or download account information to a new account.
    • Be sure to use this new email address on your resume, job and graduate school applications.
  • Complete the 2021 Senior Update Form.
    • This form will collect your new (non-student) email address, mailing address and student affinity* information.
    • The invitations you receive to regional and affinity* events are determined by the information we have on file for you.
    • Seniors who complete the form will receive a link to order a Class of 2021 "alumni" t-shirt for just $10 (plus shipping & handling).
  • Join the Geneseo Career Advisor Network -- a free platform that connects alumni with current students and other alumni for one-on-one conversations about careers, job search, networking and more.
    • Get advice, coaching, and prep from alumni who have been there.
    • At every step of your journey, SUNY Geneseo Alumni Mentors will be there for you!
      • Career Advice -- Take the hassle out of networking and talk directly to an expert in the field.
      • Resume Critiques -- Get advice on your resume and/or cover letter.
      • Mock Interviews -- Practice for your big interview with insiders who can advise you how to land the job.
  • Follow the Commencement home page for important Commencement information.
  • Donate to Make Your Mark
    • Seniors who donate are entered to win a large variety of raffle prizes!
      • Raffle prizes include Geneseo merchandise and gift certificates from local restaurants.
    • All $10+ donors will receive a Philanthropy Honor Cord!
  • Submit photos to SUNY Geneseo's e-yearbook online by May 28, 2021.
    • Remember those awesome yearbooks you had in high school full of pictures and memories? We have one at Geneseo, too! The Undergraduate Alumni Association (UAA) continuously collects photographs to add to our online collection. Commemorate your time at Geneseo and be part of history by submitting your pictures to our e-yearbook at go.geneseo.edu/2021classpics.
To do in the FUTURE!
  • Attend events in your region to network and socialize with other successful Geneseo alumni!
  • Become an active member in the SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association (SGAA).
  • Find fellow alumni who share your interest, career field, and more on LinkedIn.
  • Connect with the Office of Alumni Relations!
  • Support Geneseo with an annual gift.
    • Your gift every year of any amount makes a difference for Geneseo.
    • Alumni who make a consistent annual gift for a minimum of five years are considered members of the Loyal Knights Society. Start earning your membership right away!
  • Participate in lifelong learning opportunities.
    • Opportunities include Alumni Book Club, Alumni Learning Consortium, Alumni Achieve Series and coming soon -- a Social Justice Movie Club.
  • Explore Career Development services and programs available to alumni.
  • Mark you calendars
    • Welcome to the City | June 10, 2021
      Join other young alumni in various cities across the country! Meet Geneseo alumni living in your new city, learn about a city where you might live, or rediscover the city you grew up in but now through the lens of a young professional.
      • This event will be virtual in 2021. You can visit several virtual regions at this single event.
      • Regions hosting events (as of 3/15/21) include: LA, DC, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, NYC
    • Great Knight | April 2022
      Commemorate the simultaneous celebration of Geneseo across the nation and beyond! Alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend events throughout the country, host impromptu gatherings and participate via social media with #GreatKnight
    • Reunion 2026 | June 2026
      Come back to Geneseo in early June to celebrate your first 5-year milestone reunion.
  • Most important, update your email and mailing address as often as it changes!

    • The invitations you receive to regional alumni events are determined by your mailing address. Nearly 100% of alumni news and invitations are now sent by email in an effort to increase sustainability and decrease cost.

       

* Student affinity = student clubs, activities, groups, organizations and/or teams.