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Transfer Student Experience LLCs

Transfer Student Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are designated floors of residence halls where transfer students can opt to live together. A Transfer Student Mentor (specially trained Resident Assistant) lives on the floor and helps transfer students navigate the College.


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Quick Facts

  • Designated floor of transfer students who share your unique experience
  • Transfer student mentor living on the floor as a resource and connection
  • Direct connection with New Student Programs 
  • Celebrate National Transfer Student Week each year through Geneseo's weeklong event series: Transfer Fest!

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.


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  • Blocks of Transfer Student housing are located in Livingston Hall, Nassau Hall, and Erie Hall and all have a specialty RA position known as a Transfer Student Mentor (TSM) who has been trained in supporting transfer students.
  • Transfer Student Experience halls are catered to the unique needs of transfer students at Geneseo: focusing on academic transition and integration into the institution.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students living in Transfer Student Experience LLCs will explore their own passions as they identify the different pathways to achieve institutional and career benchmarks.
  2. Students living in Transfer Student Experience LLCs will learn how to navigate the academic, professional, and social support systems in place at Geneseo.

Apply to Live Here

All housing placements for Transfer Student Housing are based upon application review. Applicants must have submitted complete answers to all questions in the application to be considered for placement. Only those who submit an application by the housing deadlines listed on the housing selection website may be considered for placement. You can find more information on the housing process at housing for incoming students.

For those who would like to live with or near other transfer students, Residence Life is thoughtful about placement.  We have created communities in our residence halls for transfer students that are designed with their particular needs at the forefront.  They will have access to a Transfer Student Mentor (TSM) and will live with other transfer residents and those from a variety of class years.  TSMs are resident assistants specifically trained to help transfer students navigate the college experience.  View and tour all of our residence halls.

The next step in your process is selecting your housing preferences for Spring 2021.  To complete this, you will need to use Symplicity Residence which is the Residence Life housing software.  To log in, use your Geneseo username and password (your gmail ID), which were sent to you by the Admissions office after you paid your deposit.

Spring 2021 Housing Application is available November 1, 2020. Housing Applications are generally available 24-48 hours after the deposit is paid. The Housing Application includes the Roommate Preference Forms (RPFs) which are due no later than January 4, 2021.  When you complete the RPF, you will be prompted to read our Residential License.  All residential students are responsible for the rules and policies contained in the license.  While the Housing Agreements are for the full academic year you will be billed separately for each semester.  You will receive housing even if you do not complete your housing agreement, but our system will not have information to match you with a roommate who shares your habits and preferences.  We assign incoming students to housing in deposit date order and availability of space on campus.  You will be able to learn your housing assignment through Symplicity Residence account during the last week of January 15, 2021.

Residence Life offers unique Living-Learning Communities where students with similar interests live in the same building and participate in special activities related to the LLC's focus.

For any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Residence Life ( or 585-245-5726) or the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives, Dr. Meg Reitz, ( or 585-245-6363) 

Are you a faculty or staff member interested in getting involved? Fill out the general interest form or contact Meg Reitz directly at x6363 or

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