New Student Programs

Begin your journey here!  The Office of New Student Programs is your key to a successful start as a new member of the Geneseo community.  Our programs are designed to introduce you to the many academic and co-curricular opportunities that our campus has to offer.

Students in all majors enjoy the tradition of a liberal arts education including the breadth and depth of study, critical thinking, understanding of people and cultures beyond their own communities, and taking responsibility for their own well-being.

As members of a residential academic community, first-year students benefit from proximity to faculty and staff and opportunities to develop as leaders and socially responsible citizens.

For incoming freshmen and transfer students, your introduction to Geneseo begins with our Orientation program, which takes place prior to the start of classes either in January for spring admits or June and July for fall admits. 

On behalf of the New Student Programs team, we look forward to meeting you! 

January Orientation

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Registration for January Orientation is now open. All students are required to chek in for Orientation on Friday, January 15, 2015 between at 7:30am-8:30am in Wadsworth Auditorium.

January orientation is designed to introduce new students and their families to campus life and academic expectations.  Each student will have an appointment with a faculty advisor to register for spring classes. Students should plan to attend the entire program and all events.   

On-Campus Students will begin the orientation program on Thursday, January 14, 2015 at 5:00pm in the MacVittie College Ballroom.   Meeting and programs will begin on this date and will continue through Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Off campus students are encouraged and welcome to attend the evenings events.

Off-Campus Students are welcome to attend the program beginning on Thursday, January 14 and may do so by indicating this on the orientation reservation form.  Please note the all-college orientation program will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016.  

If you do not attend orientation, your class schedule will be assigned by the Dean of the College. The deadline for orientation registration is January 7, 2016.