How do I
submit a class note?
On the left menu, choose Class Notes - Submit.
You can then submit a class note based
on a number of categories. U-Knight will automatically create a class
note based on the information you provide. You can edit this text as you
like and then submit. Your class note will be reviewed by the alumni
staff and approved shortly thereafter.
How do I
view class notes?
notes automatically appear in the scene?
By submitting your class note through U-Knight, you are
giving the Geneseo Alumni office permission to publish it in the Scene,
however, submission is not a guarantee of publishing and is dependent on
how much space is available in the magazine and the volume of
How do I submit the news of the passing of an alum?
- Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-245-5506 to request a Memoriam.
What if I search for my name and it doesn't come up?
If you search for your full name and it returns no results try searching for just your
last name. If your record is still not there, please email email@example.com.
What if I don't remember my GID Number?
You can use our GID lookup tool. The site is completely secure, but if you are uncomfortable giving your information online, other options are available below.
You can locate it on the back of your Alumni Scene magazine, in the mailing label. Its the first 8 numbers of the numeric code, so don't include the 9th one!
If this still doesn't work, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send your GID back via email or call us at 585-245-5506 and we can provide it over the phone.
Can I change my username or password once registered?
To change your password use My U-Knight Settings, located on the left navigation menu.
You can also request your user name and password if you have forgotten or misplaced it by emailing email@example.com.
You can only change your user name by having your profile de-registered and completing the registration process again. To do so simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other registration issues?
back to top >
What event registration benefits do I get from being a U-Knight member?
Easy forms - your information is already filled out when you open the form, saving you time.
update your profile with new information - new phone number or address?
U-Knight registration forms can be used to update profile information,
saving even more time.
Order tracking - U-Knight members can
view all of their event registrations and modify their registration on
their own instead of waiting for the alumni office to manually process
Jobs and Resumes
only search for jobs that have been posted by Genese alumni?
No - membershup in U-Knight gives you access to all the job postings
for ALL of the online alumni communities in the Harris Connect network,
comprising hundreds of schools and thousands of postings. To see the
entire job databse, Click Search Jobs and under the 'find postings from' drop down choose: Other Institutions in the Network.
What is a business listing and how do I create one?
How do I
post a job listing?
Use the post a job tool on the sidebar and fill in
the required fields, there are some fields that are available for use that are
You can blind posting by checking the 'hide company information'
I search for a candidate based on a certain criteria?
back to top >
What is permanent e-mail forwarding?
feature allows alumni to obtain an @alum.geneseo.edu e-mail address
that can be used in lieu of the existing e-mail.
How do I acquire or modify my permanent email?
Select Permanent Email.
You will need to provide an active email - this will
enable emails sent to your Geneseo email address to automatically
forward to this account. Be sure that the box is checked, and
click Update Forwarding Info. To change your permanent e-mail you will need to send an e-mail to email@example.com and let us know what you'd like it changed to - unfortunately its not currently possible to change that yourself.
kind of emails will I receive?
- Signing up for a permanent Geneseo e-mail does not mean
you are signing up to receive additional e-mails from Geneseo. If
someone sends an e-mail to your Geneseo e-mail, it will show up in the
inbox of the account you forwarded to. Similarly, if you send an e-mail
from your Geneseo address and someone replies, it will go to your normal
How do I find out more information?
a way to disable e-mail forwarding?
E-mail forwarding is disabled by default, but if you want to de-activate it later, you can. Choose the Permanent Email option. Once there check the 'disable my forwarding
email until further notice' option.
Searching for Alumni
I search for someone and it returns no results?
on which criteria you are searching on your results can be broad or
narrow. Searching for someone by first or last name will yield the
broadest possible pool of results, since U-Knight will find all results
that come close to what you typed in. For all other fields such as city,
state, degree, greek organization, etc., the results will only show if
it is an exact match. So in effect the more criteria you search on at
the same time, the less likely you will find the person you are looking
for. If you are having trouble finding someone the first thing to do is
try just their last name. If that doesn't work, try their maiden
name, if they have one. If they don't appear on the lists at this point,
it may be that their profile information is incomplete.
you cannot find someone who you know for certain is an alum please contact the
alumni office at (585) 245-5506 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
our records are good, they are not perfect, and we appreciate any
corrections or updates that you may have for your own or someone else'sinformation
inconsistencies. In addition, there are some alumni who have requested
to be confidential, and therefore they will not show up in any search
What if I search and it tells me that I have too many results to display?
- There is a maximum limit to how many results will display. If you are exceeding the maximum, try narrowing your search. For example, if you are searching for all alumni in a particular state, perhaps searching by the city will narrow down the search so it can display.
Why can't I get a complete list of contact information from the search results?
U-Knight is very intentionally designed as a one-to-one networking
tool, with measures in place to respect the privacy of our users. No
phone numbers are available, and e-mail addresses are masked to prevent
unwanted additions to marketing lists. The Geneseo Alumni office does
not provide alumni contact lists unless the alum is serving in the
capacity of official business such as reunion class leader, or
If you are an organizer for a
specific Geneseo affinity group and would like to use U-Knight to make
sure both your and our contact lists are up to date, please contact us
at email@example.com or call 585-245-5506.
Why isn't my group or organization one of the choices?
There are many clubs and organizations that do not have any, or have
very few (<5) people tagged as members. If you
cannot find the group you are interested in please do two things: go to
your profile and write in your affinities in the clubs and organizations
section, and also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there are enough records tagged with a particular group we will add
it to the searchable list. We are working at making sure all groups are
represented, and appreciate any updates on clubs, sports, and groups you
were a part of, as this type of information makes U-Knight that much
more useful to everyone!
Can I search for faculty?
- Yes, faculty and former faculty are searchable in U-Knight, and you can reach out to them through masked e-mail.
Can I search for current students?
current students are not searchable in U-Knight. Current students and
alumni will be able to use a mentorship tool to network with each other -
this tool will be available Q2-Q3 2011.
back to top >
Updating My Profile
Why can't I change my degree information?
- The information about your Geneseo degree, major, and minor is locked because to change it requires a formal request to the registrar's office. If you see a discrepency in your Geneseo academic information, please visit the Registrar website or call their office at 585-245-5566.
How do I upload a photo?
- Select My Alumni Profile
- In the upper right will be a box that says Add a
Photo: click on the box and click on choose file to upload a photo from your computer.
- Be sure to read our photo upload guidelines for specific
What if I retire or am retired and there is still business info in my profile?
- If you are retired, please put 'Retired' in the Company Name and Title fields and clear out your other business contact information. If you don't include 'Retired' we won't know what you meant by the deletion and your most current job information will be re-populated back the next time we update (usually overnight).
What does it mean when information is hidden?
- Hidden information is only viewable by you, and if your profile is viewed by another U-Knight member they will not be able to see it.
What information is hidden by default?
- Your personal and business phone number, all personal relationship information, and all non-Geneseo academic information is hidden unless you choose to share it. In addition, your personal and business e-mail are masked, meaning someone could e-mail you a personal message but not add your e-mail to any lists.
How do I
hide or unhide information?
back to top >