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2022-2023 Guide to Graduate Studies 
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Academic Services


Library Services

Milne Library is named to honor William J. Milne, first principal (1871-1889), and John M. Milne, second principal (1889-1903), of the Geneseo Normal and Training School.

The Milne Library renovation is underway as of the 2020-21 academic year and is anticipated to be completed by the 2024-25 academic year.

In the interim, Fraser Hall Library will be the facility used to support library services.

The building that is now Fraser Hall was originally named and dedicated in 1956 as the Milne Library Building, after the two brother principals, William J. Milne, first principal (1871-1889), and John M. Milne, second principal (1889-1903), of the Geneseo Normal and Training School. In addition to the library, the building housed the Library School, classrooms, lounges, a typing room, and more. When the new Milne Library was built ten years later, the old building was renamed for Bertha Paine Fraser, a former instructor and one of the first two women to serve on the school’s Board of Visitors.

Milne Library staff received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Academic Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries for its innovative approaches to services. It is also home to the award-winning IDS Project: an innovative model of library cooperation for effective resource sharing, promoting community engagement, staff development, best practices, and research & development.

Library Quick Facts:

  • The library collection includes hundreds of licensed databases, journals, ebooks, and streaming films as well as tens of thousands of print books and musical scores. 
  • The library’s Information Delivery Services (IDS) make it possible to access millions of books and articles held by other libraries around the world.
  • The College Archives and Special Collections include the Rare Book “X” Collection, Genesee Valley Historical Collection, Wadsworth Family Papers (1790-1950), and the Carl F. Schmidt Collection in Historical Architecture. Smaller compilations include the Martha Blow Wadsworth Photography Collection, the Walter Harding Collection, and an extensive collection of works by and about Aldous Huxley.
  • The Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC) collection is home to curricular and instructional materials, thousands of juvenile and Young Adult fiction and nonfiction works, curriculum guides, teaching handbooks, manipulatives, and textbooks to support the School of Education’s elementary, secondary, and special education programs.
  • Six research instruction librarians and a technology instructor partner with teaching faculty from all departments to teach information and digital literacy skills and provide consultation services to students and faculty.
  • The Library supports a growing number of digital publishing projects, which include openly available textbooks and works about local history, as well as scholarly and creative works that are authored by Geneseo students, faculty, staff, and alumni.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at SUNY Geneseo is designed to assist students whose primary language is not English. The program supports students to be successful in their academic programs while building their emerging and fluent English language skills. Detailed information can be found at


Teaching and Learning Center

Geneseo’s Teaching and Learning Center is designed to reinforce the importance of teaching excellence as a fundamental responsibility of a public university. Through collaboration with faculty and administration, the Center supports a learning culture that values and rewards teaching, facilitates reflective dialogue about teaching and learning, encourages the development of teaching as a practice and a scholarly activity, invites innovation in curricular development, and encourages the creation of diverse learning environments in which all students can learn and excel. Information about programs can be found at


Computing & Information Technology
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Computing & Information Technology supports student learning and development by providing technology infrastructure, facilities, services, and support.

The CIT HelpDesk offers technical support for Geneseo students, faculty, and staff. Services offered at the HelpDesk include: WiFi and VPN network setup, adding printers, academic software installation, Geneseo account assistance, and general computer questions. provides a free download of Microsoft Office 365 and other applications the College has licensed for student use. The Geneseo Mobile app provides access to Geneseo resources. Search for “Geneseo Mobile” on your device’s app store. A virtual computing lab provides students access to Geneseo licensed software from their own computers from anywhere at any time. is a web-based information gateway to SUNY Geneseo resources such as email, student balances, KnightWeb, campus news and events, and more. KnightWeb is a web interface to register for courses, make payments, review/accept financial aid, view grades, and more.

Faculty use an online digital learning environment to post the course syllabus, administer quizzes and tests, create discussion forums, receive and grade assignments, post grades, and more.


Office of Accessibility Services

SUNY Geneseo is dedicated to providing students equal and comprehensive access to college-wide programs, services, and campus facilities. The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) will coordinate reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids and services designed to ensure full participation and equal access for students with disabilities. It is the goal of the Office of Accessibility Services to facilitate an accessible and inclusive campus environment.  

Please refer to the Office of Accessibility Services website for more information on the steps for requesting reasonable accommodations, available services and supports, and other helpful resources. Questions? Contact the Office of Accessibility Services at or call 585-245-5112.


Scheduling, Events and Conference Services

College facilities are available to faculty, staff, and registered student organizations for the sponsorship of various educational and social programs. All programs will be conducted under College guidelines and supervision and they may be open to the public.

The top two goals of Scheduling and Events are to 1) Use campus resources wisely and 2) Provide planning support and information for events on campus. To accomplish these goals effectively, all requests for space must be approved through the Scheduling, Events and Conference Services.

Scheduling and Events administers and enforces the Facility Use Policy. Scheduling and Events provides scheduling, physical arrangements, event planning, and coordinating facility use with all relevant College support departments including Campus Auxiliary Services, CIT, Facilities Services, University Police, Student Life and Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.

For more information on the Scheduling, Events and Conference Services, please visit our webpage at, call 585/245-5500 or visit us in Erwin Hall, room 23.


Career Design Center

The Career Design Center assists students in all aspects of their career planning. Students can meet with a career coach to discuss choosing a major or career, securing internships and professional employment (resume and cover letter critiques and interview preparation), and selecting and applying to graduate school.

For students who need assistance selecting a major or career, a great first step is completing FOCUS 2, an online career and planning tool that can help students identify possible majors at Geneseo. Upon completing FOCUS 2, students can make an appointment to meet with a career coach.

The Career Design Center also assists students interested in securing experiential education opportunities, whether in the form of an internship, part-time employment, or shadowing experience. Our associate director for internship opportunities will assist students in identifying and securing an internship that fits their needs.

All students have a Handshake account to search for part-time jobs, on and off campus, internships, professional positions. Handshake is a great way to connect with employers. All employer recruitment events and Career Design Center sponsored events are posted in Handshake regularly. All students are encouraged to login and activate their profile in Handshake.

The Career Design Center is located in Erwin 116. Our office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. For a comprehensive list of services and resources visit: