Spring 2013 E-Lert, Issue 4

We hope you are finding your stride and are becoming more comfortable at Geneseo.  We want to hear your feedback about January Orientation & JWOW Events, so please take a few moments and fill out the evaluation here.

Joining a fraternity or sorority

Is fraternity/sorority life for you?

Since 1871, Geneseo has been the home to a variety of fraternal organizations. Currently, 18% of our student body is a member of a fraternity or sorority. There are 30 fraternal organizations at Geneseo of national and local affiliations. Some focus on community service, some serve specific professions, like business, and some are social organizations. All fraternal organizations offer opportunities for leadership development,
community service, academic achievement, and brotherhood/sisterhood.

February 3, 2013 will begin the recruitment period for the fraternities and sororities at Geneseo. This is a great opportunity for students to explore the variety of "Greek" organizations on campus and decide whether or not to become a member. In order to be eligible to join, a student must be in their second semester at Geneseo and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. First semester transfer students with a minimum transfer GPA of 3.5 may appeal this requirement to the Assistant Dean of Students, Wendi Kinney. To get started, simply log into your Knightweb account and complete the Greek Grade Release Survey. To learn more about the fraternities and sororities at Geneseo visit:



Housing selection for 2013-2014

You're finally here!  All of us in Residence Life are relieved - the campus is alive again.  You just moved into your room last week, but we already want you to start thinking about your housing arrangements for next year.  We hope that this information helps you to "Find Your Fit" as you prepare for the 2013 Housing Selection process for current students!

Important deadlines:

Friday, February 1:  application and housing deposit deadline for Saratoga Terrace townhouses.

Friday, February 15:  application and housing deposit deadline for Gender-Neutral Housing, EcoHouse, and Writers House.

Monday, March 25:  application and housing deposit deadline for all other residence halls.


What else you need to know now:

  1. If you want to live in the residence halls next year, you must pay a housing deposit by Monday, March 25.
  2. During the Housing Selection process, you can choose your roommate, suitemates, and even the exact room or suite in which you want to live!  Would you be more comfortable in a traditional corridor-style room, or are you a suite-style person?  Visit our Residence Halls web page for details about each of our communities. 
  3. Some spaces - likely between 60 and 70 - will be available for returning students (that's you!) in Monroe Hall.  The remaining spaces will be reserved for incoming first-year students.
  4. As the Spring 2013 semester progresses, we will be sharing information about our new housing software, housing applications, and other resources to help you "find your fit" through the Housing Selection process.  Check your Geneseo e-mail accounts frequently for updates, and refer to our Housing Selection 2013 web site.  You can also watch for the "Housing Roadshow" - we could be coming to a residence hall near you to answer your questions about campus housing.

Feel free to contact us in the Residence Life Office (585-245-5726; reslife@geneseo.edu) with any questions.  We are also available on Facebook (SUNY Geneseo Residence Life) and Twitter (@GeneseoResLife)!


Office of the Dean

Have questions about your academics at Geneseo?  Visit the Office of the Dean in Erwin 106 or check out their web site for more information.  Take charge of your academic life at Geneseo.  Follow Dean Iyer on Twitter @SUNYGeneseoDean.

Spring 2013 Academic Calendar

Spring 2013 Final Exam Schedule

Intramurals & Workout center

Located on the lower level of Merritt Athletic Center, is SUNY Geneseo's fitness area which consists of two rooms.  The Weight Room is where current students must go to register.  Staff at the main desk will help with registration and scanning your hand. The Cardio Room is adjacent to the Weight Room and has elliptical machines, stair climbers, stationary bikes, rowers, and arc trainers. 

Spring Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday  6:00am to 11:00pm

Friday  6:00am to 9:00pm

Saturday  10:00am to 9:00pm

Sunday  12:00-9:00pm

Check out the workout center website for hours and classes (i.e., yoga, zumba, kickboxing).


Interested in joining an intramural team?  Check out the winter 2013 schedule here.

Important Dates

Mark you calendars today! You won't want to miss any of these upcoming programs or ways to get connected at Geneseo.

1/29 at 7:00pmCredit Transfer Tip Off: Learn how your credits transfer to Geneseo  Monroe HallYouBelong Series
1/30Submit your photo for "First Days"http://go.geneseo.edu/FOCUSFOCUS Project
1/30 10am-3pmVolunteer Fair & Study Abroad FairMacVittie College Union  
2/4 at 6:30pmMapping Your Semester Monroe Hall YouBelong Series
2/6 from 2-4pmStudent Organization Expo. Learn about the different clubs & orgs. MacVittie College Union  
2/6 Submit your photo for "A Scenic View of Campus"
http://go.geneseo.edu/FOCUSFOCUS Project
2/13 at 7:00pmGeneseo Trivia Night Monroe Hall YouBelong Series


Monroe Hall Open House

As many of you know, Monroe Hall came back online this spring semester and is home to many of you who are residing on campus.  Monroe Hall will host an open house on Thursday, February 7 from 3:00-5:00pm for the campus community to come and visit.  Even if you do not live in Monroe Hall or on campus, you are invited to the open house.  Join us to learn more about the building and opportunities for you to contribute to the hall through a Monroe County Art competition.

Thanks for reading 

If you have any questions about Orientation & First-Year Programs, please contact us at orientation@geneseo.edu or by calling 585-245-5852.  Didn't read the first three issues of the E-Newsletter Series?  No worries, click below to catch up.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter @GeneseoFYP for updates and news from FYP.

E-Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1

E-Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2

E-Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 3

This e-lert is a collaborative effort between the Office of Orientation & First-Year Programs and the Office of the Dean of the College.