New Student Checklist

Welcome to Geneseo! This checklist will help you prepare for the start of your Geneseo journey.


Log into myGeneseo with your Geneseo username and password to complete the following account setup tasks:

⬜ Affirm the Code of Conduct
⬜ Provide a recovery email address
⬜ Receive your Geneseo User ID and initial password
⬜ Change your password
⬜ Provide parent email addresses
⬜ Upload New Student Health Requirements (visit this link for more info and the deadline to complete this item)
⬜ Check your Geneseo Gmail (check this account regularly; the college will be using this email address exclusively)
⬜ Explore DegreeWorks
⬜ Review additional resources at myGeneseo

⬜ Final official college transcripts must be received and course registration survey completed (check your Geneseo email for a link to the survey and instructions).
⬜ Complete your housing application in the Symplicity housing system. See housing options.
⬜ If you have not done so already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Please note, if you plan on borrowing Federal Student Loan or a Federal Parent Loan, you must still complete the FAFSA (School Code: 002845).
⬜ Update NYS TAP application (To ensure that your TAP Award will be sent to Geneseo, enter the School Code: 0920)
⬜ Review your financial aid awards using the Financial Aid Dashboard in myGeneseo. Further information on how to accept and finalize your financial aid will be sent in late May/ early June.
⬜ For eligible students, complete the Excelsior application (available date coming soon) and submit contract 

Complete the following billing tasks:

⬜ Setup authorized payer for parent/family access to student account billing
⬜ Select or make adjustments to campus meal plan (included on tuition bill)
⬜ Make your fall term payment
⬜ Complete monthly tuition payment plan form (if applicable)
Set up direct deposit for student refunds

⬜ Complete the fire training and hazing prevention modules (online, check your email).
⬜ Review the laptop requirement and set up your mobile devices and campus technology with Geneseo apps and access.
⬜ Submit a photo for your ID card before you arrive (look for an email from with a unique link).
⬜ Download the Navigate Student App and explore Geneseo’s resources.
⬜ Review the Geneseo Update publication which includes laws, policies, and reports.