First Knight Experience Living-Learning Community

The First Knight Experience LLC is for first-year students who are exploring majors or haven't yet declared a major.  The students will take the Geneseo First-Year Seminar course (EXPL 101) together and live in Onondaga Hall.

Onondaga Hall

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Quick Facts

  • Designed to offer support as you navigate the first year experience
  • EXPL 101 - course enrollment together
    • Course is taught in the Iroquois Room of Onondaga Hall
    • Taught by by Residence Life staff
  • Located in Onondaga Hall
  • Special focus on career development and academic planning and advising
  • Build a community with other students exploring the wide range of curricular (inside the classroom) and co-curricular (outside the classroom) opportunities at Geneseo
  • Connection to First-Year Experience Librarian

How to Apply

  • Indicate interest on your Housing Application or reach out to to reopen your housing application (due July 1) to make the change if you've already submitted it

What is a Living-Learning Community?

A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students who choose to live together in a Residence Hall to explore a common interest. Each LLC has a shared academic component (e.g., a course, faculty-led workshops, a service trip) and is strengthened by co-curricular experiences that align with the community's interests and goals.

The Learning Outcomes of our Living-Learning Communities are from the GLOBE document, which outlines outcomes for all SUNY Geneseo students upon graduation:

  1. Integrative Inquiry: To ask meaningful questions connecting personal experiences to academic study and co-curricular life; to synthesize multiple bodies of knowledge to address real-world problems and issues.
  2. Application and Transfer: To adapt and apply skills, theories, and methods gained in one or more domains to new situations.
  3. Reflection: To reflect upon changes in learning and outlook over time; to make personal, professional, and civic plans based on that self-reflection.