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The Welcome Ceremony begins at 8:30am in Wadsworth Auditorium.  Students should plan to arrive about 8am to have time to check in before the program begins.  Check-in is located in Wadsworth Auditorium.

After the opening events, students will attend presentations by faculty in the academic departments.  Students will learn about course requirements and about opportunities related to their majors.


At some point during the day, each student will have an assigned appointment time to meet individually with a faculty advisor in Milne Library to plan a fall schedule of courses.  There will be a family waiting area in the Library, but family members are also welcome to attend other sessions at that time.


Students and family members will attend a presentation by the Dean of Students.  During the day there will also be optional sessions on financial aid, student accounts, and campus activities.  Lunch will be served in Mary Jemison (MJ) Dining Hall. 


At midday, students and family members may stop by the Information Fair in Newton Hall.  At this event, representatives from on-campus offices and nearby off-campus services will staff tables to provide information and answer questions.  More than twenty campus offices and programs will be represented, including Residence Life, Health and Counseling, Athletics, Career Services, and the GOLD Leadership Program.  Off-campus services include banks and transportation.


The Foreign Language Placement Exams will be offered 10:00am to 12:00pm in Milne 104.  It is highly encouraged that you take this quick online exam to help with placement and scheduling.

The advisement appointments and other activities will finish by 5:00pm. Both Transfer sessions are one full day in length and will begin at 8am and conclude by 5:00pm.  Please make your travel plans accordingly.


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


How to Prepare:

  • Bring a list of the courses that you have taken at  your previous college.
  • Make sure your final grades have been sent to the Geneseo Registers office prior to your Orientation.
  • Review the Course Catalog for possible classes of interest by logging onto your Knightweb account.


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