Geneseo Legacy Program

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SUNY Geneseo’s Legacy Program celebrates, honors, and acknowledges families who have made attending SUNY Geneseo a family tradition. A legacy student has a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or cousin who is a Geneseo graduate. We treasure the ties that bind your family to ours, and enjoy this opportunity to revisit the past and the deep, shared roots that go back decades -- or in some cases, centuries.

At SUNY Geneseo we celebrate legacy families who are related to a first-year student with a Geneseo Legacy Pin, presented to the current student. We celebrate all legacy connections virtually during the fall semester.

Share your legacy information with us by 9/1/24.


2024 First-Year Legacy Student Celebration Station:

  • This event will coincide with first-year residence hall check-in and family programming.
    Tuesday, August 20, 2024
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    College Union Lobby
    • pick-up a Geneseo Legacy pin for your current student
    • grab a $5.00 voucher for Aunt Cookies (one per family, registration required, valid 8/20/24 only)
    • pose for a Legacy Family snapshot if your student is in attendance (or submit your photo online)
  • Families planning to stop at the celebration station in-person should still complete the 2024 legacy information form.
  • Register online by August 18.

View galleries from previous Legacy Celebrations:

2023 Legacy Celebration
2022 Legacy Celebration
2021 Legacy Celebration
2020 Virtual Legacy Celebration
2019 Legacy Pinning Ceremony
2018 Legacy Pinning Ceremony

Legacy defined

We consider ANY family relation a legacy connection. For example, if your great-uncle attended Geneseo and so did you (regardless of when either of you graduated), you have a legacy connection that we want to celebrate.

Legacy connections include (and you may even find yourself in several of these categories):

  • Parent/Grandparent - Child/Grandchild
  • Aunt/Uncle - Niece/Nephew
  • Siblings and First Cousins
Other resources

All college yearbooks have been scanned and are available digitally if you want to search for photos of family members during their time at SUNY Geneseo.

By completing the Legacy form, you agree to SUNY Geneseo's Photo Release Policy. Your signature on this form is not required.