Summer Experience Programs

 

SUNY Geneseo and the Department of Student Life are proud to offer four 3-5 day Summer Experience programs for incoming and returning students.  These programs are designed to help students adjust to the academic and social environments at SUNY Geneseo while exploring the rich natural and cultural environments of NY state.  

 Summer Experience Program - Expanding Home


Adirondack Experience; Letchworth Experience; Social Justice of Western NY; Genesee Valley Sustainability


 Adirondack Experience

The Adirondack Experience is a four day academic and social program designed to help incoming students transition to living and learning at Geneseo. The program is taught by Professor Griz Caudle, Adjunct in the English Department.  Students travel to Saranac Lake, NY and stay at Paul Smith's College where they hike, canoe, and explore the Adirondacks with a faculty member.  Students receive academic credit for INTD 101 by participating and completing the assigned work for this class.

 Letchworth Experience

The Letchworth Experience is a three day academic and social program designed to help incoming students transition to life and learning at Geneseo.  The program is based in nearby Letchworth State Park taught by faculty in the Geography Department and is aimed at introducing students to the area, to learning and research, and to each other, all while earning college credit.  Students get ahead start on their academic courses, college and community resources, while making new friends.


 Social Justice of Western NY Experience

The Social Justice of Western New York Experience is a three-day experience designed to help incoming students transition to living and learning at Geneseo.  The program is taught by faculty in the History Department and focuses on the rich social justice history of Western New York, from the Iroquois Five Nations to the present-day migrant population.  Students get ahead start on their academic courses, college and community resources, while making new friends.

 Genesee Valley Sustainability Experience

The Genesee Valley Sustainability Experience is the only summer experience program that is open to all students attending Geneseo in the fall semester.  This program is taught by Director of Sustainability, Dan DeZarn, and takes students on a tour of the Genesee Valley from a sustainability perspective.  Students will canoe and hike their way through the finger lakes, valley, and river that give Geneseo its name and its resources. Students get ahead start on their academic courses, college and community resources, while making new friends.