New Student Orientation Fall 2024

We're thrilled to welcome you to the Geneseo community!

As you prepare to start the next chapter of your life at SUNY Geneseo, we want to ensure that you have all the information and resources you need for a smooth transition.

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Schedule of Events

New Student Orientation is a collaborative, comprehensive onboarding process that helps students in their transition to Geneseo.

Save the Date!

International Student 

First Year Student Move-In

Transfer Student Move-In

Sunday, August 18 & Monday, August 19

Tuesday, August 20

Friday, August 23

Follow this link to Residence Life for more information on Move-In

New Student Orientation

  1. Online Orientation Course (Asynchronous, meaning this course can be completed on your own time, at your own pace!): Available August 1
  2. On-Campus New Student Orientation Program
    • International Student Orientation: Monday, August 19-Saturday, August 24
    • First Year: Tuesday, August 20-Saturday, August 24
    • Transfer Student Orientation: Friday, August 23

*Orientation Leaders will outreach to students via email beginning late May.

Parent and Family Orientation Webinar Series

Join us for the Parent and Family Orientation Webinar Series! Starting June 13 and concluding around the middle of August, the Parent & Family Orientation provides you, the families, an opportunity to learn more about the services and resources Geneseo has to offer. Hear from Geneseo faculty, staff and administrators about the various opportunities that exist for students and the ways in which you can support them as they transition to Geneseo.

Upcoming webinars can be found below. Registration is required for each individual session. The registration link can be found below. In the event you are unable to attend, we will record each session and email the recording to parents and families the following week.

  • June 13: Welcome to Geneseo with Campus Leaders (5:00pm)
  • June 26: New Student Advisement with the Office of Advising (5:00pm)
  • July 9: Opening the Door to Living and Learning with Residence Life (5:00pm)
  • July 15: Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS): Dining and much more!
  • July 17: Understanding and Paying Your Bill with Financial Aid and Student Accounts (5:00pm)
  • July 22: Safety & Security with University Police, Lauderdale Health and Counseling, Title IX, Dean of Students and Conduct  (5:30pm)
  • July 30: Staying Healthy with Lauderdale Health & Counseling (5:00pm)
  • August 1: Career Readiness with Career Design (5:00pm)
  • August 7: Finding Belonging at Geneseo with Student Life, Center for Community and more! (5:00pm)

Register Now

The Zoom link will be sent to participants one to two days prior to the webinar. In the event you’ve registered and have not received the link, please email

First Geneseo: Geneseo's First-Generation Pre-Orientation Program

We are excited to introduce a new program! From August 18 to August 20,  we are hosting First Geneseo: Geneseo’s First-Generation Pre-Orientation Program! This program is specifically designed for students who are the first in their families to attend college and takes place two days before the in-person New Student Orientation. To learn more, visit our website!


Be on the lookout for an email late spring for more information regarding the various components of Orientation! See the academic calendar for more important dates.

Helpful Links

Contact Us

Department of Student Life
College Union Room 321
Phone: 585-245-5851

New Student Checklist

Use our new student checklist to prepare for your transition to Geneseo!

Be sure to reference this list frequently to ensure a seamless transition to campus.

Orientation Leader
Office Hours

Seuss Spruce Family : Sundays, 5:00 PM 



Gazebo Family:  Mondays, 5:30 PM 



Victor E. Knight Family: Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 



Painted Tree Family: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM 



Emmeline Family: Thursdays, 5:30 PM