Class of 2016


Class of 2016 E-Lert, Issue I

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

The Office of Orientation & First-Year Programs is excited to welcome you to Geneseo!  To help you connect with us, we've designed this e-newsletter series to keep you informed with helpful information about opportunities, resources, and support services available to you as a Geneseo student. 

Meet the orientation staff

Orientation Advisors (OAs) are returning students who hold various leadership roles on our campus, and are here to assist with your transition to Geneseo.  OAs are dedicated students who have great pride in Geneseo and are eager to share their experience with each of you!  OAs receive extensive training and are available during sessions to answer questions, serve as resources and provide guidance to you and your family.  Each OA will have a small group of 10-12 first-year students they will work with through orientation.

Student Orientation Coordinators (SOCs)
are students who have been OAs for at least a year.  They help plan OA recruitment and selection, assisting in planning OA training, process summer orientation reservations, and assist by answering phones.  Chances are you've probably spoken with one of them if you've called our office!

Before you come to Orientation and Move to Campus

Have you completed the following items:

Paperwork to be completed When to complete Special Notes
Highschool transcripts Prior to July 13                                    Needs to be sent to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope.
Transcripts from any other colleges attended  Prior to Orientation  Needs to be sent to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope.
Advanced Placement Credits Prior to Orientation  Needs to be sent to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope.  Click here for a complete listing of AP Credits.
Course Preference Survey Prior to Orientation  Course Preference Survey
Medical Forms Prior to the fall semester Information about medical forms can be found here.
Read and agree to the Student Code of Conduct Prior to Orientation  The code can be found on the Dean of Students website. For complete instructions, click here.  To agree to the code: log into Knightweb.

Note: Don't forget to send an official copy of your transcript for any college courses taken in high school.  The official transcript should be sent directly from the college you took the course through. 


Voices from the valley: a Geneseo student perspective

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First-Year Adirondack ADventure Program

Jump start your Geneseo experienceThe Geneseo Adirondack Experience is an optional four-day academic program designed to provide an enjoyable transition to life and learning at Geneseo by engaging students in a unique, challenging, and fun program, while earning college credit. You will enroll in a one-credit first-year course and engage in activities that promote your success as a student. You will have a jump start on your academic coursework leaving you better prepared for your transistion to Geneseo.

A Geneseo faculty member and Certified Adirondack Mountain Guide will lead the program with a four-day experiential learning adventure in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Selections from Emerson and Thoreau will be read as you canoe and hike in the beautiful Adirondack State Park. Discussions around the campfires will transcend the experience to explore the inspiring nature of the trip. As you enter your first year of college, you will have learned to work as a team and have started a journal that may indeed become a significant part of your future writings.


Still need to make your Reservation for Orientation?

Summer Orientation is your first step to a great academic life. The two-day program will introduce you to exciting opportunities available to you as a SUNY Geneseo student.  When you come to Orientation, you'll register for classes, meet with groups of current and new students, learn about organizations and events on campus, and start great relationships with Geneseo's faculty and staff.
Students will learn about the college community and academic expectations by attending summer orientation. Each student will have an individual appointment with a faculty advisor who will assist in registering for classes.  To make your reservation, click here.


From the Office of REsidence Life