Upstate Escapes is a collaborative effort of the Department of Student Life and Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation. It is supported in part by the Undergraduate Student Association and the Division of Student and Campus Life.
Upstate Escapes Grant Program Information and Guidelines
*Tickets can be purchased at the SA Ticket Office located in the MacVittie College Union unless otherwise specified. One ticket available for purchase per student with valid SUNY Geneseo ID. You must be a full time, fee paying time of purchase and time of trip.
Fall 2019 Trips
*Transportation is provided and required.
|Date||Location||Description||Transportation Information||Tickets Available|
|Jet Boat Tour||
Join Geneseo Upstate Escapes on a trip to Niagara Jet Adventures. This is a must-do thrilling whitewater and historic river boating experience. NJA boats skim just above the swift waters of the Niagara River, followed by the swirling torrent of the legendary Niagara Gorge Devil’s Hole class 5 white water rapids. With the hair-raising 360 degree spins known as the ‘Cowboy’ for which the Jet Boats are specifically designed for. Enjoy a breathtaking guided tour through the spectacular Niagara River Gorge and the famous Whirlpool while our experienced Captains safely navigate the treacherous world-class rapids. With a 100% safety record, it’s a fun adventure for all ages (minimum 40 inches tall, average height of a 4 year old). All tour boats are U.S. Coast Guard certified, and our experienced Captains and Guides are trained in the world-class rapids of Hells Canyon and the Niagara Gorge.
Tickets are limited (24), so get yours before they sell out! Tickets are on sale on August 20th for $10 in the SA Ticket office and online here. One ticket per student with valid SUNY Geneseo ID, no refunds will be given.
|The bus will leave at 11:30am from the MCU loop, and return at 6:00pm.|
|September 28, 2019||Holiday Valley (Sky High)||
The Aerial Park is a series of platforms and “bridges” in a 4 acre section of the woods near the Tannenbaum Lodge. The platforms are built in the trees and the bridges and zip lines connect the platforms. The bridge may be a log, hanging chunks of wood or other obstacles or ladders and the challenge is to get across to the next platform. It is not all strength; it is more strategy and balance.
Purchase tickets at Merritt 110 (near the workout center)
|The bus will leave at 8:00am from Merritt Athletic Hall, and return at 3:30pm||Purchase tickets at Merritt 110 (near the workout center)|
|October 21, 2019||RIT Ingle Auditorium||
On October 21st, join Latinx Student Association for the Hispanic Heritage keynote speaker at RIT: Julissa Calderon. Julissa Calderon used her platform as a Buzzfeed content creator to bring Latinx voices and experience to light. Calderon is an actress, producer, and director of numerous video projects for and outside of Buzzfeed!
Tickets are not required but sign ups are limited (40) and required for transportation! You can sign up at the SA Ticket office or online here. We will depart campus from the MCU Loop at 5pm. We encourage you to sign up by next Thursday, October 17. If you have any questions please contact Eduniz Mendez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The bus will depart from the MCU Loop at 5:00pm and return by 8:00pm.|
|October 26, 2019||Nightmare Manor||
Join Geneseo Late Knight (GLK) as they venture off campus to Rochester's Legendary Haunted House-Nightmare Manor! Nightmare Manor is Rochester's best and longest haunted house attraction. It is bigger and scarier with an all-new themed area for 2019!
Tickets are REQUIRED and sign ups are limited! You can sign up at the SA Ticket office or online here. We will depart campus from the MCU Loop at 5pm and return at 930pm. Please sign up by next Thursday, October We encourage you to sign up by next Thursday, October 25.
|The bus will depart from MCU Loop at 6pm and return by 9:30pm.||Tickets available through the SA Ticket Office or online|
|November 9, 2019||Altitude Trampoline Park||Join the ultimate 3D play experience at Rochester’s Altitude Trampoline Park. Flip, bounce, climb, & dunk for a discounted price!||The bus will leave at 8:00am from Merritt Athletic Hall, and return at 3:30pm||Purchase tickets at Merritt 110 (near the workout center)|
|December 8, 2019||Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens||
The classic upstate vs. downstate showdown! Join us as we head to Buffalo to watch the Bills battle the Jets!
Tickets are on sale on November 12 for $10 in the SA Ticket office and online here, and will be limited. One ticket per student with valid SUNY Geneseo ID, no refunds will be given.
|The bus will depart MCU Loop at 10:30am and return by 6pm||
Spring 2020 Trips