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Orientation Advisors (OAs) are returning students who hold various leadership roles on our campus, and are here to assist with your transition to Geneseo. OAs are dedicated students who have great pride in Geneseo and are eager to share their experience with each of you! OAs receive extensive training and are available during sessions to answer questions, serve as resources and provide guidance to you and your family. Each OA will have a small group of 10-12 first-year students they will work with through orientation.
Student Orientation Coordinators (SOCs) are students who have been OAs for at least a year. They help plan OA recruitment and selection, assisting in planning OA training, process summer orientation reservations, and assist by answering phones. Chances are you've probably spoken with one of them if you've called our office!
Have you completed the following items:
|Paperwork to be completed||When to complete||Special Notes|
|Highschool transcripts||Prior to July 13||Needs to be sent to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope.|
|Transcripts from any other colleges attended||Prior to Orientation||Needs to be sent to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope.|
|Advanced Placement Credits||Prior to Orientation||Needs to be sent to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope. Click here for a complete listing of AP Credits.|
|Course Preference Survey||Prior to Orientation||Course Preference Survey|
|Medical Forms||Prior to the fall semester||Information about medical forms can be found here.|
|Read and agree to the Student Code of Conduct||Prior to Orientation||The code can be found on the Dean of Students website. For complete instructions, click here. To agree to the code: log into Knightweb.|
Note: Don't forget to send an official copy of your transcript for any college courses taken in high school. The official transcript should be sent directly from the college you took the course through.
Jump start your Geneseo experience! The Geneseo Adirondack Experience is an optional four-day academic program designed to provide an enjoyable transition to life and learning at Geneseo by engaging students in a unique, challenging, and fun program, while earning college credit. You will enroll in a one-credit first-year course and engage in activities that promote your success as a student. You will have a jump start on your academic coursework leaving you better prepared for your transistion to Geneseo.
A Geneseo faculty member and Certified Adirondack Mountain Guide will lead the program with a four-day experiential learning adventure in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Selections from Emerson and Thoreau will be read as you canoe and hike in the beautiful Adirondack State Park. Discussions around the campfires will transcend the experience to explore the inspiring nature of the trip. As you enter your first year of college, you will have learned to work as a team and have started a journal that may indeed become a significant part of your future writings.