Move-In Information Fall 2023

Each semester, we welcome our new students to campus and celebrate the return of students who have been away. Move-in 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.

Check-In Process


New Student Move-In

Tuesday, August 22 | Time 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Stadium Lot - Central Check In

Our new students will participate in a central check-in process. Here, you will receive welcome materials, your room key, and Geneseo ID card (ONLY IF you submitted your photo ahead of time). Please have your License or another form of Picture ID with you in order to Check-In.

Note that each student will receive a designated check in window time slot in early August. It is important that you plan to check in during that time slot to avoid delays both at check in and at the residence hall. We space out student check in for each hall and floor to limit delays as much as possible. All students must arrive prior to 3:30pm to ensure they can be checked in prior to central check in closing.

As a reminder, while we have a limited number of carts available, students and families should plan and prepare to move in without one if one is not available during your arrival. You must vacate the unload zone as quickly as possible to make room for the next vehicle. 


Transfer Student Move-In

Friday, August 25 | Times 9:00am-10:00am

Location: Stadium Lot - Central Check In

Our new transfer students will participate in a central check-in process. Here, you will receive welcome materials, your room key, and Geneseo ID card (ONLY IF you submitted your photo ahead of time). Please have your License or another form of Picture ID with you in order to Check-In.

Note: Transfer student check in time is between 9:00-10:00am and transfer students must plan to arrive during that time to ensure they have time to check in and move in prior to their orientation activities beginning.


Returning Student Move-In

Friday, August 25 | 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Stadium Lot - Central Check In

Note that each student will receive a designated check in window time slot in early August. It is important that you plan to check in during that time slot to avoid delays both at check in and at the residence hall. We cannot accept an upperclass students prior to 10:00am as that period is reserved for new incoming transfer students. We space out student check in for each hall and floor to limit delays as much as possible. All students must arrive prior to 3:30pm to ensure they can be checked in prior to central check in closing.  Please have your License or another form of Picture ID with you in order to Check-In.

As a reminder, while we have a limited number of carts available, students and families should plan and prepare to move in without one if one is not available during your arrival. You must vacate the unload zone as quickly as possible to make room for the next vehicle.


Move-In Dates

New Student | Tuesday, August 22
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
College Stadium

Returning Student | Friday, August 25
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
College Stadium

COVID-19 Guidelines

Our Move-In Recommendations

  1. Arrive On Time: Arriving at your scheduled move in time is imperative to a smooth check in day. We purposefully spread out floors, suites, and building move in times to ensure less stress on the unload zones, elevators, and in general during move in. Arriving outside of your time will likely cause a delay for yourself and others.
  2. Picture ID/License: Have your state issued license or another form of picture identification available to show at Check-In.
  3. Print out or have ready the Campus Move-In Map (fall only): This will aid in finding the Stadium Lot and the best routes to your residence hall—this map also highlights areas of construction and road closure.  University Police will be directing traffic at key intersections where you can ask for directions.
  4. New Student Checklist: Make sure you've completed everything on the new student checklist.
  5. Packing: Check out our "what to bring" page. We ask you to carefully consider the amount of personal belongings you bring.
  6. Parking Permit: Get your parking permit online in advance. It will be mailed to your home or campus mailbox.
  7. Complete your Room Condition Form prior to completely unpacking. Your RCR is used for end of year damage billing. If there is any damage to your room (i.e., paint chips, damaged tiles, etc.) you must add this to your RCR otherwise you may be billed for these damages upon check out. Don't forget to look behind and under furniture (it is easier to do this before fully unpacking). Please see our Damage Billing site for more information. If you need assistance, please find a building RA. Once you are checked in to Symplicity Residence, you have 7 days to complete the RCR before no further changes can be made.
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Housing Assignments

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

New students can expect housing assignments by August 1st.

Room and Furniture Dimensions

Questions?

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

Tips for Move-In Day

  • Take a breath and enjoy the moment.
  • Have your COVID-19 Compliance up to date.
  • Make sure you submitted your Geneseo ID Card photo in advance so we have it at check in. If you don't, it will delay your check in process.
  • Have a legal form of ID with you. 
  • Bring a bottle of water and snack.
  • Stay on paved roadways to drop off items.
  • A  limited number of rolling carts are available but if you own a handcart, bring it! It’ll help get you in your room faster. Do not expect to be able to use a cart but we do have a few.

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: TBD
Looking to connect via chat? This is a link to the online Service Desk.
Visit the CIT website 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.

Location: Blake A 108
Hours: Business Office: Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
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: TBD

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.

Check out the Orientation Schedule in the Navigate Student App.

We can’t wait to see you on campus!