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
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
Orientation is your first step to a great academic life and transition to Geneseo. Our orientation program introduces you to exciting opportunities that are available to you as a Geneseo student. When you come to orientation you will register for classes, meet other new students, learn about organizations and events on campus, and began to develop relationships with faculty and staff.
During orientation you'll meet one-on-one with an advisor and select your courses for the spring semester. To sign up, click here.
Take a look at the course offerings for the spring semester. You can do this through KnightWeb or by viewing the Master Schedule. Note: Don't try and construct a schedule, but write down some courses that may interest you.
You can check your email, the weather, movie times, and your meal plan balance by visiting one web site? Your myGeneseo account can help you organize your information and it can be personalized to meet your needs. Like to have access to breaking news and your e-mail? Check out the tool bar on the right and it is at your fingertips! Log into KnightWeb and myCourses directly from your homepage. Here's adetailed guide to navigating myGeneseo.
General Education & Liberal arts breadth Requirements
The General Education curriculum at SUNY Geneseo provides the broad knowledge and fundamental skills that are the necessary possession of an educated citizen and the proper foundation for specialized study in a particular discipline. In doing so, Geneseo's General Education curriculum advances the mission of the College.
Submitted by Lauren Dougherty, Assistant Director of College Union & Activities
One of the best ways to become a part of the SUNY Geneseo community is
to get involved! We want you to take
advantage of the numerous opportunities outside of the classroom.
encourage you to join in the fun on campus through KnightLink, our new
online hub for student involvement! Connect with student organizations, find
out about upcoming events, connect to social media, and so much more. Getting
involved on campus is an important piece of college life and KnightLink is a
great way to find clubs/organizations that match your interests.
Go to knightlink.geneseo.edu (Log-in with your Geneseo
username and password at the top) and let us connect you to the fun and help
you get involved!
KnightLink can help
1) Find recognized student organizations....or better
yet let us recommend them to you:
To get clubs recommended to you:
*Log-in and go to
'my involvement' on the top of the page, click on interests.
* Here you can
select topics that interest you, i.e. leadership, social, outdoors
*After you select
your interests you can rank them in the order of importance to you
*Now on the
homepage under your profile picture you will have recommended clubs
view more to see everything that matches your interest! It's that easy!
2) Find out about
upcoming events quickly and easily. You can look at the event flyerboard or go
to the events tab to search by keyword or view a calendar of events.
3) Connect to the Social Media outlets of
Clubs/Organizations so you are always in the loop.
4) Join the organizations you are interested in,
view their personalized pages, and find out about their events throughout the
Oh and don't forget to add a profile picture. This way when
you join an organization they will be able to know who you are and help you
connect better with their organization's community.
These are just a few things KnightLink has to offer, but I
encourage you to explore the site, join the fun, and get connected! knightlink.geneseo.edu,
don't miss out!
KnightLink is funded by mandatory student
activities fees and supported by College Union & Activities
@GeneseoFYP: Connect online & with apps
Geneseo website, specifically Orientation & First-Year Programs,
and your Geneseo e-mail are just a few of the many ways to connect with
Geneseo. How else can you be informed? Check out our social media
platforms--engage with us!
Join theGeneseo Transfers 2013-2014Facebook page!
Many of you have already joined this group, but if you haven't joined yet, it's not too late. It's a great
way to connect with other new students in your class, see who is
attending what Orientation session, ask questions, and even meet our Orientation Advisors.
Follow @GeneseoFYP on Twitter! You'll get the latest updates and information about what's happening on campus.
By following, you'll learn interesting Geneseo facts and connect with
other new and returning students who are twitter users. Maybe we'll even
NEW! Geneseo First-Year Programs just joined Tumblr. Follow GeneseoFYP.
Get to know your Orientation Advisors before you arrive! Each OA is
writing a blog post and sharing a little insight with each of you before
you arrive for Orientation.
Quick links to important phone numbers, website and emails