Living on campus is an integral part of a Geneseo education. The residence halls provide more than a bed to rest your head at night (or in the afternoon), they are places where you learn how to interact with and live with people who are different from you. This requires advocating for your own needs, listening to and respecting the needs of others (especially when it seems like the needs conflict), and working with your roommates, suite-mates, hall-mates, and RA staff to build a network of support. In addition to learning key communication skills that are valuable in your academic courses, your campus support network is key in navigating all aspects or your collegiate life: academic help, research, internships, clubs, organizations, student involvement, etc.
All of our halls aim to create inclusive living and learning environments, but we do also offer a variety of specialty housing options that may help students find their niche socially and academically, . These communities are highly active in exploring student interests beyond the typical classroom setting and we strive to connect academic life to personal life.
Inquiry and Discovery LLCs
Inquiry LLCs help students transition to and succeed at Geneseo, make connections across campus, and engaged in campus and Genesee Valley community. Each community has faculty and staff co-directors, active student leadership, and events and projects throughout year that help students gain knowledge and skills in Leadership, Mentorship, and Action.
Exploratory LLCs at Geneseo are places for students to build community and networks with students who share similar interests and passions. Opportunities related to the theme are offered in the hall, students are introduced to other areas on campus and in the community to engage in the theme, and students run their own events.
Outside of LLCs and themed housing, there are also cohort communities (first-years, upper-level, and transfer communities), substance free floors, and all-gender housing.
Inquiry and Discovery Living-Learning Communities
New Pilot LLC for 2021-2022: Umoja House - an engaged intellectual community where students of diverse backgrounds can come together in a supportive environment to celebrate their identities while nurturing their leadership skills. Umoja is the first principle of Kwanzaa, meaning "Unity"; for students of all years and majors. Full webpage and description coming soon!
Exploratory Living-Learning Communities
Academic Cohort Communities
All-Gender Housing - Geneseo's all-gender housing option means that students can be placed together in rooms, suites, and townhouses regardless of the genders of each person in the housing assignment. No student is assigned to an all-gender space, however, without requesting this option or indicating on their housing application they are comfortable with being placed there. All-Gender housing is located in Putnam Hall, Genesee Hall, Suffolk Hall, the Saratoga Townhouses, and the "A" quads of Ontario, Erie, Allegany, and Wyoming Halls.
Substance Free Housing - The B Side of Jones Hall and one floor in Livingston Hall are set aside for substance free housing. Students living in these communities agree to refrain from alcohol and drug use in the living space.
Accessibility & Other Accommodations
We work closely with the Office of Accessibility Services to provide qualified students with disabilities (temporary or permanent) equal and comprehensive access to college-wide programs, services, and campus facilities. We work together to proactively provide, at no cost to the student, reasonable accommodations to ensure that no qualified student with a disability is denied equal access to, participation in, or benefit of the programs and activities of the Department of Residence Life. If you have questions about accommodations, please contact Heather Packer (email@example.com) Interim Coordinator of Accessibility Services, and she will work with our department.