Family Weekend Specifics & Common Questions

Family Weekend Specifics & Common Questions

General Information

What is Homecoming & Family Weekend?

This combined weekend offers a variety of programming for families and alumni alike. Many of the scheduled events are "geared" to welcome families to campus, so that they have the opportunity to experience Geneseo with their student. 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.

Who attends Homecoming & Family Weekend?

We have designed the weekend to include events of interest for parents, siblings, grandparents, other family members and alumni. We also encourage undergraduate students to attend these events with their families.

Suggested Attire

You will be walking around 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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Homecoming & Family Weekend requires pre-registration. A very limited amount of additional space for walk-ins will be available at some events.


There is a fee for a few of the activities on the schedule in order to cover cost of food and/or materials. You need to register and pay for these sessions in advance; there will be a registration check-in desk for pre-registered guests upon arrival.

Athletic contest tickets are also an additional cost, but will be purchased at the stadium the day of the event.

Breakfast tickets for all guests will be handed out at the registration check-in desk.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds for Breakfast with the President and classes will only be issued if cancellation notifications are made in writing to by September 14, 2018. 

Local Accommodations

Information on local accommodations

In Henrietta:  RIT Inn and Conference Center, 585.359.1800. A block of rooms has been reserved for guests attending Family Weekend. When calling to make your reservation indicate it is for SUNY Geneseo Family Weekend.

For more information on hotels, travel to the area, and taxi services, please visit our Local Accommodations page.


You may also be interested in Livingston County Tourism or the Rochester Visitors Association for more information on accommodations and attractions in the surrounding area.

Upon Arrival


After 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and all day Saturday, all standard spots in campus lots are available for your parking needs. Please refrain from using handicap or metered spots unless necessary. View a Geneseo parking map.


Check-in is from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on September 21, and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on September 22 at Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters in the MacVittie College Union Lobby. You will receive a schedule of events, paid event tickets (if applicable) and additional information at this time.

If you arrive after check-in closes on Friday evening, you can come to Homecoming & Family Weekend check-in on Saturday to pick up your materials.

Other Questions?

Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585-245-5506 or send an e-mail to