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Many Geneseo landlords or students list available rental units or rooms on the electronic listing, The Housing Registry. You must have a Geneseo email address to register for this free service. Additionally, some landlords advertise in the local Penny Saver newspaper and the Geneseo student newspaper, The Lamron. If you do live in a near-by off campus apartment and have questions about housing conditions, landlords, tenants rights, etc., stop by the office of Fraternal Life and Off Campus Services, College Union 344 (585-245-5968). The office is coordinated by the Assistant Dean of Students, Ms. Wendi Kinney. The office website can be found here.
Get your parking sticker before classes begin. Buy your parking decal at University Police Parking Services, in Schrader 19 (585-245-5651). You'll need to show your vehicle registration when you hand in the parking registration form and fee. The parking vehicle registration form can also be downloaded online so you can avoid lines by mailing in your form with a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Make sure to park in lots marked for students. There are three primary commuter lots on campus: Lot T, which stretches between College Drive and Mary Jemison Drive just south of the Clark Service Building, Lot I, in front of the Merritt Athletic Center on College Drive, and Lot U on the south side of campus off Mary Jemison Drive. You can catch the free LATS bus (just show your ID to the driver) to the MacVittie Student Union from the U Lot bus stop, or simply walk over to campus.
UP will ticket your car if you park in a faculty/staff lot or if you don't pay a meter. Some faculty/staff lots are open to students after 4:30 pm. Village Police will ticket you for parking at an expired meter or at a spot that requires a Village Parking Permit.
Parking on campus is challenging because of the limited number of spaces available to both students and staff. Although campus construction continues to this day, Geneseo had its last great building spurt in the 1960's, a time when owning a car was a luxury for most college students and many faculty members lived within walking distance of campus. In a 2004 poll of off-campus students, their greatest concern was the difficulty of parking in order to get to class on time. Give yourself extra time in the morning. No parking lots are directly adjacent to any academic buildings and you will need to walk up the hill to get to class. If you qualify for a handicapped parking sticker, contact the University Police Parking Services for alternative parking information.
The Village of Geneseo (Clerk's office 119 Main St.) sells Village Parking Permits for $30 for a six-month period (new permits must be bought each June and December/January). There are a limited number of permits and no guarantee of spaces. The permit will allow you to park in the Village Municipal Lot (accessed off Main St.) or the marked spaces at the top of University Avenue.
Unfortunately there is no on campus childcare program. The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming KidStart primary center is located at 5871 Groveland Station Road in Mt. Morris, NY (585-658-4024). See regional phone book listings for other child care centers, or request a referral from the Child Care Council.
Whether or not you use another email service provider, you must check your Geneseo email regularly to receive official College notifications and information from professors who set up Angel lists for courses.