Psychology and Neuroscience Events

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2024

The Psychology and Neuroscience Commencement Reception will be held at approximately 11:00 am at the MacVittie College Union (left side). This is an opportunity for graduates and faculty to say farewell. Cookies and beverages will be served.



Please check back on this page. You can also browse the Geneseo events calendar for upcoming events of interest.

Past Events

April 18, 2024

This year's Psi Chi induction ceremony is on Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm in the Doty Recital Hall.

April 9, 2024

Pathways Peer Advocacy will be holding a Time For You Tuesday de-stressing event on April 9 from 7-9 pm in the College Union Fireside Lounge. Chill out with Oobleck and coloring!


April 7, 2024

Sisters Making a Change is hosting the Out of the Darkness Walk to prevent suicide on Sunday, April 7 from 12:30-1:30 pm, starting at the College Green. Donations benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register to walk or make a donation online.

April 2, 2024

Pathways Peer Advocacy will be holding a Time For You Tuesday de-stressing event on April 2 from 7-9 pm in the College Union Fireside Lounge. Chill out with Oobleck and coloring!

March 26, 2024

Psi Chi will be holding their annual Career Night on Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm in Bailey 202. We have a group of six speakers who will be virtually sharing their experiences within the field of psychology. We hope you are able to join us, and learn a bit more about different directions your major can take you. Please feel free to come up with questions to ask our speakers, they are here to share their experience and knowledge!

March 20, 2024

Psych Club will be holding a registration event on Wednesday 3/20 at 6:30 in Bailey 101! Come learn about fun classes being offered by the Psych Department in the Fall and ask any questions you have about how to register!

February 29, 2024

Join Psi Chi for CV/Resume Information Night: Thursday, February 29th at 6:30 pm in Bailey 105. Get information about the differences between a CV and a Resume and learn which you need! Begin to create a resume with all of your information or learn how to start one in the future! Get tips and tricks for wording, design and more! Get advice on how to improve a current resume!

February 23, 2024

Is Graduate School Right for You? WORKSHOP ON HOW TO PREPARE A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL - Friday, February 23, 2024, Sessions at 9:30 and 11:00 am in Bailey 201.

The University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences will host two information sessions for SUNY Geneseo undergraduate students that are thinking about applying to graduate school. Learn options and strategies to start planning for your future, and chat with current UB graduate student ambassadors! 

Refreshments provided. Students who attend will be eligible for an application fee waiver when applying to a Masters program.

For questions please contact: Gabrielle Jaquays, Graduate Admissions Advisor,

February 7, 2024

Psych Club is excited to announce their first event of the semester: The Psychology Games!! Come learn about Psychology Department faculty and their areas of expertise as they "compete" in a spinoff of the Hunger Games! This is a fun way to learn more about academic opportunities at the start of the semester!
This event will be held on Wednesday 2/7 from 7-8 pm in Bailey 203!

Every Wednesday in Fall 2023 Semester

Psi Chi has reserved Bailey 246 as a study space for psychology majors, each Wednesday, from 8 to 9 p.m. Please note that these are NOT tutoring sessions, rather, a place to congregate and collaborate.


December 7, 2023

Psych Club Holiday Crafts Event - Psych Club will be hosting a holiday event on Thursday, December 7th from 6:30-7:30 pm in Bailey 202. Join them for some fun Christmas crafts!🎄

November 10, 2023

The TriBeta (Biology Honor Society) Research Symposium is scheduled for Nov. 10th at 2:30 p.m.! It will start off with an exciting 20-25 minute talk given by Dr. Gerringer, and then the poster presentations will begin in the ISC atrium.

November 10, 2023

Learn more about the accelerated nursing program offered by the University of Rochester School of Nursing and the benefits they can offer our students. The event will be this Friday at 11:15 in Bailey 104

November 8, 2023

Psi Chi will be holding their annual Grad Night on Nov. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Bailey 103. This is an opportunity to learn more about graduate school options and the application process. There will be a panel of psychology professors (Dr. Jennifer Katz; Dr. Monica Schneider) and alums from a variety of different fields who will answer questions and provide guidance regarding the graduate school process.

November 8, 2023

Psychology Club will be holding a self-care event Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Bailey 105. We will be making stress balls, friendship bracelets, and painting tote bags! We will also have some snacks! Hope to see everyone there!

November 1, 2023

Psi Chi will be hosting a registration help session on November 1st, from 7-8:30 pm in Bailey 246. Anyone from any major is welcome to attend!

October 25, 2023

The Psychology Club hopes that you can join them on Wednesday, Oct. 25 (originally October 18) from 7 to 8 p.m. in Bailey 102 for snacks and some fun Halloween crafts!

October 25, 2023

The Graduate School Info Fair is being held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom. With 85 programs represented, this is the largest grad fair in Western New York and probably in New York state.  The AirTable is searchable by keywords such as law, biology, MBA, etc., so students can plan which tables to visit. 

October 25, 2023

UB’s College of Arts and Sciences will be visiting Geneseo on Wednesday, October 25th. They are holding two information sessions (2:30 and 4:00 pm in Bailey 204), as well as attending the graduate fair in the evening.

They will be presenting on how to prepare a competitive application and discussing their programs. They will also have current UB graduate students in attendance to answer questions and share their perspectives with Geneseo students.

October 24, 2023

The Soc Club is co-hosting a mixer with the Sociology department on, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in Bailey 201. All are welcome! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so they can ensure that they have enough food and refreshments for everyone!

October 19, 2023

Robin Wall Kimmerer, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will deliver the 2023 Walter Harding Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6:15 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. Immediately following the lecture, Professor Kimmerer will be available to sign copies of her bestselling book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Mother, scientist, educator, MacArthur Fellow (2022), and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Professor Kimmerer is the author not only of Braiding Sweetgrass but also of Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing) and of work that has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett. In 2015, she addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.”
You can learn more about the annual Walter Harding Lecture on the English department website.

October 12, 2023

The Center for Digital Learning and the Center for Integrative Learning will host a celebration of women in STEM on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom. This event represents Geneseo's local participation in Ada Lovelace Day.


September 27, 2023

Psi Chi and Psychology Club will be collaborating to host a meet-and-greet evening for psych majors on Sept. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. Come to Bailey 202 to get to know the E-boards and fellow students over snacks and coloring, and make new friends!


October 27, 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Bailey 103) — Also available via a zoom link emailed to psych and neuro majors.

An author talk by clinical psychologists and diversity trainers, Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Lauren Wadsworth, authors of "Did That Just Happen?! Beyond 'Diversity'—Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations"

April 28, 2021

Wednesday, April 28 @ 2:30-3:45pm

"The white allyship deficit: A crisis of thinking vs acting"

Presented by Noor Sharif, Dana Strauss, and Sophia Gran-Ruaz from the Culture and Mental Health Disparities lab at the University of Ottawa.

Come to this virtual brown bag to learn about current research on white allyship!

A registration link was sent to psychology and neuroscience majors on 4/17. Sponsored by the Social Justice Working Group in Psychology. Questions? contact

April 27, 2021

Want to learn more about possible fields you might be interested in? Join us on Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm for our virtual Career Night! You'll have the opportunity to hear from seven different speakers and ask questions! 
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Social Work
  • MPH/Public Health
  • I/O and Human Resources
  • Family Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
A zoom link was sent to psychology majors on 4/22

April 26, 2021

There is a community vigil at 6 pm on April 26 at the College Green organized by several of the AAPI culture clubs on campus to commemorate the lives of the victims of the Atlanta and Indianapolis shootings and all victims of hate crimes.

April 21, 2021

On Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm, Amy Bach, the founder of Rochester-based Measures for Justice, will be speaking at a Geneseo-sponsored Zoom Webinar about her organization, which she founded to apply data analytics to the measurement of outcomes in the nation’s criminal courts. The organization's motto is: No Data. No Change.

Amy has grown this organization from basically herself and an assistant sitting at a kitchen table into a formidable not-for-profit employing several dozen researchers, analysts, and lawyers.

It’s a great social-justice entrepreneurship success story and a terrific example of the application of data analytics to what many might consider an unlikely subject.

You can learn more about Measures for Justice on their website.

A zoom link was sent to psychology and neuroscience majors on 4/17. Sponsored by the Pre-Law Program.

April 21, 2021

Academic Perspectives on the Chauvin Trial Panel (Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5pm).
Moderator: Melanie Medeiros, Anthropology
Jennifer Guzman, Linguistics and Courtroom Interaction
Bill Lofquist, The Limits of Criminal Justice

Bruno Renero-Hannan, Social Movements and Political Strategies around Legal Proceedings
Nick Robertson, Is Reform Possible?: An Examination of Rochester and Irondequoit, NY
Amanda Roth, Moral Theories of Punishment and Abolitionism

April 20, 2021

Interested in Clinical Psychology? Join us on Tuesday, April 20th at 5:20pm with Dr. Brown to learn about her path to becoming a clinical psychologist as well as her research interests, classes, and advice for students interested in clinical psych. Feel free to bring any questions you may have about the field in general!! Everyone is welcome to attend! Hope to see you there!

A zoom link was sent to psychology and neuroscience majors on 4/17. Sponsored by the Psychology Club. Questions? contact