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Fall 2021 Move-In Information

Each fall, we welcome our new students to campus and celebrate the return of students who have been away for the summer. Move-In week at Geneseo is a busy and fun time.

Below we have provided a summary of the essential information for students settling in (or back in) to campus this fall.

Check-In at the College Stadium

Move-In begins on August 26 for new students and continues August 27 and 28 for returning students.  By now, you have signed up for your check-in day and time or have been assigned one by Residence Life. 

Please stick to your check-in time and 2-hour move-in window.

In order to have a safe and successful move-in experience, all students moving into the residence halls on formal move-in days, regardless of vaccination status, will be tested for COVID-19 at Check-In. 

The College will procure rapid tests and the Health Center or Geneseo First Response staff will hand them out. Students will administer the test on their own. There is an approximate wait time of 10 minutes for results.  

Before receiving your keys from Residence Life in Lot S, residents will stop by the Testing Tent in Lot I. This Lot is at the Merritt Ice Arena and directly across from the College Stadium Lot S (see Move-In Map or Google map). 

Masks must be worn by all residents and move-in/helpers/guests throughout the check-in and move-in process.

Move-In Dates

New Students (only)

August 26
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Returning Students

August 27 & 28
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Residents have assigned move-in times. Please see below.

Check-In Process

When students arrive at central check-in at Lot I, they will be greeted by excited staff members from Health & Counseling (H&C) and Geneseo First Response (GFR). At Lot I, residents will be tested for COVID-19. While their test is processing, residents will make their way through the lot and then head to Lot S where they will be welcomed by members of the Student Life and Orientation teams. After that, residents will make their way to Residence Life tent for their official Check-In. At this tent, H&C staff will check test results. If negative, Residence Life will issue keys and IDs. If a resident tests positive, they will return home to isolate. Everyone will remain in their vehicle during the three step check-in process at the College Stadium. After check-in is complete, students are able to exit the college stadium lot and head to their assigned Residence Hall for move-in. See the Move-In Map attached to your assignment letter.

Move-In Update

There have been a few changes made to Move-In to promote wellness that you need to be aware of before you arrive.  Check out this video to learn about the testing process!

  1. Symptomatic Residents and Guests: If you are feeling unwell or have COVID-19 related symptoms, although not required, it is recommended that you get tested before you travel to SUNY Geneseo.  Students who test positive for COVID-19, will not be able to check-in and will need to return home. 
  2. Testing: All residents, regardless of vaccination status, will be tested for COVID-19 at Check-In.  The College will procure rapid tests and the Health Center or Geneseo First Response staff will administer them.  Before receiving your keys from Residence Life, residents will stop by the Testing Tent in Lot I.  This Lot is at the Merritt Ice Arena and directly across from the College Stadium Lot S.  There is an approximate wait time of 20 minutes for results.  
  3. Test Results: If you test negative for COVID-19, you will be able to continue the move-in process, receive your keys, and head to your residence hall.  If you test positive for COVID-19, you will not be able to check-in or move-in to your residence hall.  Instead, you will need to return home to isolate.  
  4. Guests at Move-In: You may bring two guests to help you with move-in.  We are limiting the number of guests to minimize the density of non-residents in the residence halls during move-in.  

Our Move-In Recommendations

  1. Get Tested: Knowing your COVID-19 status will aid you in the move-in process.  We strongly recommend that you get tested for COVID-19 prior to your arrival to Geneseo for your peace of mind.  Remember: If you test positive on site, you will not be able to move in.  Results within 72 hours for the PCR test or less than 6 hours for the Rapid test are effective indicators of your status
  2. Arrive Early: Arriving 10 minutes early will make up for the wait time required to receive your results.
  3. Arrive Prior to 4:00 p.m.:  Please make every effort to arrive at check-in prior to closing at 4:00 p.m.  You will not be able to move-in to your residence hall prior to testing negative for COVID-19.  It is a violation to gain access to your residence hall/suite/room without following check-in procedures. Due to the additional health and safety protocols, late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  4. Get Vaccinated: All students are required to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine is now FDA approved and the College is requiring that all students be vaccinated -- see the College COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements. Already vaccinated? See our website for details on how to upload to your health record.

After that August 13, students are assigned a move-in day and time if they did not complete the request form sent with their housing assignment by August 20. All resident students received a confirmation for their move-in day and time within three (3) business days of their submission.

student and parent

parents and student pushing cart

parent and student walking

Move-In Date and Time

Resident Student Check-In will take place at the College Stadium in Lots I and S (see printable Move-In Map or Google map). Many thanks to collaboration with our campus partners!

Residents were able to sign-up for their preferred move-in day and time. After August 13, students received a date and time generated by Residence Life if they have not signed up by August 20.

New Student Check-In
August 26, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (arrive at the stadium by 3:30 p.m.)

Returning Student Check-In
August 27 and 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (arrive at the stadium by 3:30 p.m.)

COVID-19 Guidelines

In order to host a safe and successful move-in experience, the following guidance is in place.

  • All residents must be tested for COVID-19 at Check-In. Residents will not be able to move in unless they are compliant and test negative.
  • All residents and guests/helpers must wear a mask during check-in and move-in regardless of vaccination status.
  • Residents should bring no more than two guests/helpers to campus on their move-in day.
  • Move-In times are staggered and limited to allow for physical distancing.
    • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (8/26)
    • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *must arrive at the stadium by 3:30 p.m.
    • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (8/27 & 8/28)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *must arrive at the stadium by 3:30 p.m.
  • Late arrivals must to UPD to be tested for COVID-19 before the go to their residence hall and locate a Residence Life staff member (AC/RD, ARD, RA)
  • Guests/Helpers must not come to campus if they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms.

Housing Assignments

Students can view their housing assignments through the Symplicity Residence software. They will be prompted for their Geneseo username and password.

Housing assignments generally become available on August 1 for most students. Students may find out their hall sooner if they are accepted into one of our living-learning communities.

Packing & Preparation

  • Make sure you've completed everything on the new student checklist.
  • Check out our "what to bring" page. We ask you to carefully consider the amount of personal belongings you bring.
  • Don’t forget to print and bring your color-coded move-in day map!
  • A general campus map is also available for download.
  • Get your parking permit online in advance. It will be mailed to your home or campus mailbox.

Questions?

Email Residence Life: reslife@geneseo.edu
Call Residence Life: 585-245-5726

Getting Around Campus

  • Enter campus only from specific locations indicated on the Move In Map (coming soon). Most campus roads have been designated as one-way for move-in day.
  • Look for the color-coded signs and drive directly to your residence hall.
  • Be sure to follow University Police directions.

Nassau, Onondaga, Suffolk or Wayne

  • After checking in at Lot S, follow the RED signs, turning into Lot T from College Drive and then cutting across Mary Jemison drive to enter South Village near Nassau Hall. “Information/Drop Points” are marked on your move-in map by Xs.
  • Drop off your belongings, then park either on Onondaga Field or in a student lot.

Saratoga Terrace (The Townhouses)

  • After checking in at Lot S, turn into Lot T from College Drive, then use the staging area in Lot TT marked on the move-in map by Xs across the road from the South Village to unload your belongings.
  • Assistance, if needed, will be at the Commons. No vehicles are allowed on the pedestrian walkway.

Allegany, Genesee, Monroe, Putnam, Steuben or Wyoming

  • After checking in at Lot S, follow the GREEN signs from College Drive to “Information/Drop Points” marked on the map by Xs.
  • Drop off your belongings, then park either in the parking available across from Monroe Hall, or in Lot E or R.

Erie, Ontario or Seneca

  • After checking in at Lot S, follow the BLUE signs from College Drive to “Information/Drop Points” marked on the map by Xs.
  • Drop off your belongings, then park in the parking available in Lot E or R.

Tips for Move-In Day

  • Take a breath and enjoy the moment.
  • Watch the COVID-19 Testing Video!
  • Wear your mask.
  • Have your COVID-19 Compliance up to date.
  • Have your ID on your body. 
  • Bring a bottle of water and snack.
  • Stay on paved roadways to drop off items.
  • Move with efficiency - you have a two-hour window.
  • Bring only two (2) people with you to have a successful move-in! 
  • A few carts and baskets are available but if you own a handcart, bring it! It’ll help get you in your room faster.

cars for move-in

Services for New Students

Parking

Vehicle registration is required for on-campus parking. You can purchase your permit online and it will be ready for pick-up when you arrive on campus.

Location: Schrader 19
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Computing

CIT HelpDesk: Phone: (585) 245-5588
HelpDesk Hours for Move In: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Looking to connect via chat? This is a link to the online Service Desk.
Visit http://cit.geneseo.edu for hours during the semester.

Dining and Campus ID

Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) is responsible for providing your ID card. If you submitted your photo prior to arriving on campus, your card will be given to you when you check in to your residence hall. If you need to have your photo taken, or you live off-campus, you can visit the CAS business office.

Meal plans will be active starting Monday, August 23rd. Food will be available at Starbucks, Letchworth, Market North, Red Jacket, and Jacks.

Location: Blake A 108
Hours: Business Office: Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Visit the CAS website for dining hours.

Books

The Campus Bookstore is where you can buy textbooks, Geneseo gear, and other supplies.

Location: MacVittie College Union, Main Floor
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the week of August 23

What’s Next?

Be sure to visit the Orientation and Weeks of Welcome (or WOW) webpage as it one of the important ways in which new students can start to become part of the Geneseo experience.

We can’t wait to see you on campus!