What to Bring to Campus

You may wish to consider the items listed below as you plan the start of your college career at SUNY Geneseo. While this list is not all-inclusive, we hope that it will provide you with a basis for items that you wish to purchase or bring to campus. Each student is provided with a bed, desk, chair, closet space and dresser.


Which Items to Bring

  • Consult our "what to bring" checklist [PDF] for a list of household goods and everyday items
  • Carpets: An 8’ by 10’ carpet will fit all rooms. All room floors are tiled except Erie Hall, where the bedrooms are carpeted
  • Microfridge/Mini-Fridge: Less than 2.0 amps at 120 volts AC/3.6 cubic feet. If you're interested in leasing a fridge, visit refrigerator leasing.
  • Curtains: Each room is furnished with venetian blinds. Students may use spring-loaded rods for hanging curtains in most halls. Window sizes vary by hall. For reference, window dimensions are below.  Please note: All curtains must be fire retardant. The State Fire Marshall does not allow curtains that are not fire retardant to hung in the Residence Halls.

What NOT to Bring

  • Microwave ovens (microfridge is allowed)
  • Toaster oven
  • Hot pots or George Foreman type grills
  • Open burner items, candles or incense
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Firearms/weapons, fireworks, etc.
  • Homemade lofts
  • Any alcohol if you are under 21
  • Space heaters or air conditioners
  • Steel tip darts or dart boards
  • Compressed air or CO2 tanks
  • Paintball markers
  • Extension cords (their use is prohibited, along with the practice of “daisy-chaining” power strips)
  • Tapestries

Please see the Residential License for more complete information on what is allowed and prohibited in our residence halls.

Window Dimensions

Please note: All curtains must be fire retardant. The State Fire Marshall does not allow curtains that are not fire retardant to hung in the Residence Halls. 

North Village

  • Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Ontario, Wyoming 48”L x 60”W
  • Central Village
  • Jones – 60” L x 84”W
  • Livingston – 57”L x 84”W
  • Monroe – 56”L x 88”W
  • Steuben – 50”L x 70”

South Village

  • Nassau, Suffolk – 51”L x 62”W
  • Niagara – 72”L x 50”W
  • Onondaga and Wayne – 72”L x 60”W

Curtains are not recommended for Putnam, Seneca, and Saratoga due to the window style.

Room and Bed Dimensions

Bed Dimensions

Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Nassau, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Putnam, Saratoga Terrace, Seneca, Suffolk, Wayne, and Wyoming have adjustable beds, which can be raised to approximately 30” from the floor.

Jones, Livingston, and Monroe have non-adjustable beds, which are approximately 9” from the floor. Leg extenders may be available from the residence hall staff.

Steuben Hall rooms on the first and second floors have non-adjustable beds, which are approximately 9” from the floor. Rooms on the third and fourth floors of Steuben have adjustable beds, which can be raised to approximately 30” from the floor.

Room Dimensions

Suite bedrooms in Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Ontario, Wyoming, Nassau and Suffolk are approximately 10’ x 12’. The suite lounges (except in Nassau and Suffolk) are approximately 10’ x 14’. The Nassau and Suffolk suite lounges are approximately 10’x 15’, but some may be larger. Putnam rooms are approximately 11’ X 14’. Seneca rooms are approximately 11’ X 17’.

Corridor style rooms in Jones, Livingston, Monroe, and Steuben are approximately 12’ x 12’. Niagara and Onondaga rooms are approximately 11’ x 13’; however, the closets are in various locations in the rooms. Wayne rooms are approximately 11’ x 12’.

Phone Access

Residence hall rooms do not include land-line telephones. Instead, you will find a community "house phone" on every floor of each residence hall. On the house phone you can call campus and local phone numbers, including emergency numbers like 911 or University Police at x5222.