Family Weekend FAQs

Registration will open on July 1.

What is Family Weekend?

When does Family Weekend registration begin and end?

Where can I pick up my registration packet of materials for Family Weekend?

Where can I get information on local accommodations (hotels, etc.)?

What is the fee for Family Weekend registration?

What does the Family Weekend registration fee cover?

What events/activities have separate charges?

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Will advance sale tickets be mailed to me?

Can students use their meal card to purchase Harvest Dinner Tickets?

Why do I have to register for the free sessions, receptions and workshops?

Are students invited to the President's Family Weekend Address?

Where can I park while I am on campus?

Is it appropriate to bring my student's siblings to Family Weekend?

Can I purchase tickets during check-in for Family Weekend activities?

What is the dress code for Family Weekend?

Other questions about Family Weekend?

 

What is Family Weekend?

The focus of this event is to welcome families of our undergraduate students to campus so that they have the opportunity to experience a portion of their student's life at SUNY Geneseo. To this end, we encourage families and students to participate in a variety of academic, athletic and social events designed to give family members a taste of Geneseo.
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Who attends Family Weekend?

We have designed the weekend to have components of interest for parents, grandparents, other family members, and all of our undergraduate students, and encourage our students to attend sessions and events with their families.
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When does Family Weekend registration begin and end?

Registration for Family Weekend will be available by mail or online beginning August 28, 2013. No refunds will be offered for reservations after October 18, 2013.
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Where can I pick up my registration packet of materials for Family Weekend?

Check-in is from 3:00 -8:00 p.m. on October 25, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 26 at Family Weekend Headquarters in the MacVittie College Union. 
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Where can I get information on local accommodations (hotels, etc.)?

Please visit Geneseo's lodging page or Livingston County Tourism for local accommodations information or the Rochester Visitors Association for accommodations in Rochester.

What is the fee for Family Weekend registration?

The fee for Parents Weekend registration is $30 per family.
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What's included in the Family Weekend registration fee?

The fee includes admission to programs and events during the weekend including:

-Kaleidoscope, Light Continental Breakfast, Parents College, Study Abroad Workshop, Career Services Workshop, GOLD Workshop, Gallery Exhibits Saturday afternoon, President's Report to Parents .
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What events/activities have separate charges?

Fall Harvest Dinner (Saturday, October 26) pre-purchase required.

Volleyball and Hockey.
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What is your cancellation/refund policy?

If cancellation notification is received by October 18 at 5:00 p.m. to alumni@geneseo.edu, the registration fee and meal ticket fees will be refunded. The Limelight and Accent Series tickets are non-refundable. After October 18 at 5:00, we will not offer refunds for any type of cancellations.
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Will advance sale tickets be mailed to me?

No. Advance sale tickets will be in your registration packet that you can pick up during check-in. Check-in is from 3:00 -8:00 p.m. on October 25, and 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 26 in the MacVittie College Union. 
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Can students use their meal cards to purchase dinner tickets?

Yes, students can use their meal cards to purchase tickets to the Harvest Dinner. Please reserve a meal with your registration and the fee for the students dinner only will be deducted from the meal plan.
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Why do I have to register for the free sessions and workshops?

We ask you to register for free sessions and workshops to ensure we have adequate seating to accommodate every guest at each event.
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Are students invited to the President's Family Weekend Address?

Yes!
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Where can I park while I am on campus?

After 5 p.m. on Friday, and all day Saturday, all campus lots are available for your parking needs. View a Geneseo parking map.
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Is it appropriate to bring my student's siblings to Family Weekend?

Yes! 
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Can I purchase tickets during check-in for Family Weekend activities?

All Family Weekend activities require pre-registration and pre-purchase. Tickets will not be sold at registration.
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What is the dress code for Family Weekend?

You will be walking about campus, so casual attire and comfortable shoes are suggested. We recommend that you dress in layers since temperatures in our buildings and outdoors may vary.
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Other questions about Family Weekend?

Please call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 585-245-5506 or send an e-mail to alumni@geneseo.edu.

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