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Transfer Students at Geneseo

Important Information

Registration for Transfer Orientation begins on April 15.  This registration form is also what we use to gather information to build your fall schedule.  Please visit the Transfer Registration FAQ's link under Quick Links for more information.

Register for Orientation

Fall 2019 Course Registration

Using the information provided in your orientation registration, a faculty advisor will build your fall schedule.  They will be in contact with you regarding coursework, possible scheduling restrictions, major requirements, and any additional information that is needed.  If you have further questions concerning registration, please visit the link below.  Through this link you will also be able to schedule an appointment to speak with an academic advisor.

Transfer Registration FAQ

Dear transfer students,

Welcome to Geneseo! While you are not new to the college experience, you are new to Geneseo and the experiences that await you here. I know from working with our new students, Geneseo will provide you not only with a rewarding education, but a wealth of opportunities to develop friendships and to explore all your academic and co-curricular curiosities.

"You belong" is a simple phrase that holds a different meaning for each of us. However, as a new student on a new campus, feeling a sense of belonging is not necessarily an easy thing to do. Belonging is a challenge that everyone faces at some point in their lives whether it is at school, work, home, or just around town. It is not to be feared, but embraced. We want you to know that you belong here at Geneseo. You are part of our family. That means sometimes getting outside your comfort zone to try new things. Explore what the college has to offer and take every advantage offered to you. Geneseo is a new world with amazing opportunities around every corner, you just need to look.

I invite you to stop by the transfer lounge (Erwin Hall, Rm 219) in the fall. It is a great space for our transfer students to mingle, study, hang out, or grab a cup of coffee or tea. My office is located just next door. Stop in to say hi - I'd love to get to know you.

So, as you begin your journey here, I implore you to come with an open mind and heart. We know that you may have experienced college already and do not necessarily need the 'basics' of college life. But, we also know that Geneseo is different, and every new student needs help getting to know their new home. If at any point throughout your transition you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and my team. You can email us at or call 585-245-5852.

All the best,

Katie Buckley - Director, New Student Programs

Important Dates for Fall 2019

Information will be updated as we move closer to Fall 2019

  • June 11th or July 19th: Transfer Student Summer Orientation
  • August: Move-in Day & New Student Welcome
  • August: YouBelong Picnic
  • September: Student Organization Expo
  • September: Family Weekend and Homecoming

View the full Academic Calendar

Contact Info

Katie Buckley
Director of New Student Programs
Office of New Student Programs
220 Erwin Hall


The YouBelong program is designed to assist new transfer students during their transition to Geneseo. Focusing on academic and social transitions, YouBelong offers a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of all transfer students. The YouBelong program is a recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Student Affairs Program Award from the State University of New York and the 2012 NYSTAA STEP Award.