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Residence Life

Residence Life administers the College's residential housing program and offers students a variety of choices for living on campus. Among other options, students may elect to live in an all first-year building, a transfer student community, or a residential college house. All residences are open to Geneseo student. Residents may also choose to live in All-Gender housing that allows roommate and suitemate groups regardless of gender expression, gender identity, or biological sex assigned at birth.

To help students find their niche socially and academically, every residence hall has a unique community experience designed to engage and connect its residents. Each of Geneseo's Residence Halls are intentional spaces that function to contribute to student learning. Browse our housing options to find the community that's right for you.

Living on Campus during COVID-19

Things may look different during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the spirit of campus living is the same. Our aim is to provide our residents with a safe, fulfilling and successful living and learning experience. Adjusting to life on campus will take time. It will also be worth it.

Our word of the year is "perseverance." The word persevere means to continue in a course of action even in difficulty. Despite the challenges we may endure or obstacles we face, we will demonstrate perseverance.

What does living on campus look like this spring?
  • Residents will be wearing masks in the residence halls when they are outside of their rooms. This includes bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, lounges, hallways, and other common areas.
  • Cleaners will be around more often to ensure that our residence halls are cleaned to meet NYS guidelines and CDC and DOH hygiene standards.
  • Community members will need to be even more diligent about personal hygiene and cleanliness. Thoughtfulness about and attention to hand washing, clothes laundering, space sharing, and equipment borrowing, etc are compulsory.
  • Common spaces will be arranged to meet physical distancing standards. Where standards cannot be met, these spaces may be closed.
  • Resident Assistant and Hall Council student engagement experiences (SEEs) will be offered in person and virtually. Attendance will be tracked and capped to meet physical distancing recommendations (about 25%) when engagement opportunities are offered in person.
  • Fall 2020 Move-In procedures: Residents will sign-up for check-in date and time, the number of helpers they can bring is limited to two, move-in volunteers will not be present, and check-in is at the College Stadium. Residents will not leave their vehicle. Staff will go to the vehicle, initiate a health screening, and issue an ID and key or code.
  • Superior Singles (limited amount) will be available to residents at an increased rate. Medical Singles are still available through the Office of Accessibility.
  • Residents will need to complete a daily health screening.
  • Students should be thoughtful about what they pack and bring to campus.
  • Residence Life staff will be prepared to implement an urgent move-out plan should health conditions necessitate a suspension of residential operations.
  • COVID-19 Policies - violations will be documented and residents will face conduct charges.
    • Residents must follow the Visitation Policy. Visitors/guests are not permitted in the Residence Halls. This includes off campus students, residents from other residence halls, parents, friends, and other family members. Residents may not enter each other's rooms.
    • Masks must be worn at all times within a residence hall when outside a private room or suite.
    • Physical distancing is necessary and social gatherings are not permitted.
Guests and Visitation - Updated January 2021
  • Residence Hall access will be limited to those who are assigned to that particular building.
  • Guests, visitors, and other students or residents are not permitted to enter a residence hall that is not the one to which they are assigned.
  • Residents are not permitted to visit another resident's room (even within the same residence hall).

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Residence Life
MacVittie College Union 319
SUNY Geneseo
One College Circle
Geneseo, NY, 14454
Phone: 585-245-5726

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