What to Expect

During orientation, you will:

  • Register for your fall classes
  • Meet with faculty advisors who can answer your questions about majors, core requirements, etc.
  • Meet other new students
  • Meet with current Geneseo students who will be ale to answer your questions about college
  • Experience residence hall living
  • Explore ways to get involved in campus activities
  • Meet with Geneseo faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Preview important first-year college issues
  • Learn about campus life from current Geneseo students
  • Become familiar with Geneseo's campus
  • Get your Geneseo student ID card
  • Gain confidence about starting Geneseo in the fall

What to Bring

Here is a list of things you will need during your stay at Geneseo:

  • Linens (Twin extra long sheets, pillow, towels, etc)
  • A fan (It gets pretty warm in our residence hall rooms over the summer!)
  • Comfortable shoes (There are a lot of hills in Geneseo and you will be doing a lot of walking)
  • Personal items (toiletries, alarm clock, raincoat, umbrella, etc.)
  • Cash for snacks and spur-of-the-moment purchases
  • Paper and pens for taking notes
  • A list of any college classes or AP tests taken during the spring semester
  • Your enthusiasm and an open mind!


A copy of the schedule- Coming Soon!

Family Orientation

We strongly encourage family members to attend Summer Orientation with their students.  The start of a student's college experience is a very important and exciting time, not only for the student, but for parents and families as well.  The more you understand about the college experience, the more helpful you will be to your student during his/her transition.  Students and family members are welcome to be a part of the Summer Orientation program.  A separate, but concurrent, program has been designed for parents and guests. Please note we do not offer child care services, however siblings are welcome to attend with parents.   

Family members can expect to gain an increased familiarity with campus life at Geneseo and be introduced to some of the faculty, staff and students who teach, advise, and guide students at Geneseo.  Information about residence life, campus safety and security, academic support services, student health care, community expectations, and tips on how to support students during their (and your) transition to college will also be provided at Family Orientation.


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