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New Student Checklist

Welcome to Geneseo! This printable checklist will help you prepare for the start of your first year. More information can be found on New Students: Next Steps.

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Accounts and Email

Log in to with your G# and pin and complete the following:

⬜ ASAP: Affirm the Code of Conduct

⬜ ASAP: Provide a recovery email address

⬜ ASAP: Receive your Geneseo User ID and initial password

⬜ ASAP: Change your password

⬜ ASAP: Provide parent email addresses

Log in to with your Geneseo User ID and password and complete the following:

⬜ ASAP: Begin to check your Geneseo Gmail account regularly; the college will be using this email address exclusively

⬜ ASAP: Explore additional resources at

Financial Aid and Scholarships

⬜ BY 6/1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (don’t forget to use the IRS data retrieval tool)

⬜ BY 6/1: Submit the New York State TAP application

⬜ BY 6/1: Review and accept your financial aid awards on KnightWeb



⬜ BY 6/1: Request an official college transcript for any college credits earned and submit to the Office of Admissions

⬜ BY 8/1: Submit official final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions


⬜ BY 7/1: Complete the housing form and select your housing preferences

Contact the Office of Accessibility Services if you have questions about housing accommodations.

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Academic Planning & Advising

⬜ ASAP: Complete your Course Registration Survey.

⬜ BY 8/26: Sign into and explore DegreeWorks. 

⬜ ONGOING: Check your Geneseo email for correspondence from advisors.

Contact the Office of Accessibility Services if you have questions about about academic or testing accommodations.

Health Services

⬜ ASAP: Access the health and immunization requirements and review and complete all requirements

⬜ BY 7/15: Upload immunization and health forms to

⬜ BY 7/15: Complete all required online forms at

⬜ BY 8/1: (student athletes) Complete all sports medical and bio forms at E. Knight


⬜ BY 8/1: Make your fall term payment

⬜ BY 8/1: Complete parent access to student account billing

⬜ BY 8/1: Complete monthly tuition payment plan form (if applicable)

⬜ BY 8/1: Select or make adjustments to campus meal plan (included on tuition bill)

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⬜ BY 8/1: Sync Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs) with your devices. Download and register Office 365 at

⬜ BY 8/1: Make sure your computer has been updated with the latest security patches and updates; Current anti-virus software is required to use the Geneseo network

⬜ BY 8/1: Review laptop requirements

Visit to learn more about Geneseo's technology resources.


⬜ ASAP: Visit the Orientation website for details

⬜ THIS SUMMER AND FALL: participate in Orientation

Additional Action Items

⬜ BY 8/1: If interested, apply to work on campus at

⬜ BY 8/10: Set up your microfridge rental at

⬜ BEFORE ARRIVAL: Complete the Think About It program; watch your email in August for the link