Geneseo History 2001-2010

2001

Saratoga Townhouses Opened

Saratoga Townhouses under construction

The Saratoga Terrace townhouse-style residence hall complex opened, serving as an upper-level student alternative to traditional corridor or suite-style buildings. The Saratoga Commons, which features laundry facilities and a conference room, opened the following year.

Saratoga Townhouses under construction (Ron Pretzer, November 2001 Geneseo Scene)

2001

Saratoga Townhouses Opened

2003

First SUNYAC Commissioner’s Cup

Geneseo won its first SUNYAC Commissioner’s Cup. The cup is awarded based on overall performance across all SUNYAC sports.

2003

First SUNYAC Commissioner’s Cup

2004

Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Installed

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, celebrating and advocating excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Geneseo's Alpha Delta Chapter annually invites for induction its most outstanding liberal arts students.

2004

Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Installed

2004

Putnam Residence Hall Opened

Putnam Hall is an 80-student residence in the North Village that is entirely all-gender housing and offers double rooms with semi-private bathrooms.

2004

Putnam Residence Hall Opened

2004

Hillary Clinton Visited Campus

Hillary Clinton shaking hands with campus dignitaries

U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton visited campus in September to commemorate the new Finger Lakes Trading Cooperative.

Hillary Clinton shaking hands with campus dignitaries (Ron Pretzer)

2004

Hillary Clinton Visited Campus

2005

NCAA Division III National Championship

2005 women's cross-counntry team

The women’s cross-country team was the first Geneseo athletic team to win an NCAA Division III national championship.

2005 women's cross-country team (Bright Collection)

2005

NCAA Division III National Championship

2006

School of Education Accredited

The Ella Cline Shear School of Education was accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

2006

School of Education Accredited

2006

Integrated Science Center Opened

Integrated Science Center

The Integrated Science Center is a 102,000-square-foot addition to Greene Hall housing the departments of biology and geology.

Integrated Science Center (Craig Shaw, Stratus Imaging). Read memories of the ISC and other special places on campus

2006

Integrated Science Center Opened

2006

Admissions Agreement with South Korean High School

On November 17, the College made an agreement with South Korea’s Yangchung High School to have five to ten of their “distinguished” graduates attend Geneseo.

2006

Admissions Agreement with South Korean High School

2009

Seneca Residence Hall Opened

Seneca Hall represents Geneseo’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It incorporates geothermal technology to heat the building by drawing water from wells dug 400 feet below the ground. Water that deep is at a more constant temperature and takes less energy to keep students comfortable. The system also reduces the school’s dependency on fossil fuels. This marked the first time the College had used geothermal technology to heat a building. Seneca Hall is also known as the Writers House, open to student writers in all types of majors.

2009

Seneca Residence Hall Opened

2010

U-Knight Online Community Launched

The U-Knight Online Alumni Community makes it easier for the more than 50,000 SUNY Geneseo alumni to network, stay in touch with each other, and receive timely information about Geneseo events and other campus activities.

2010

U-Knight Online Community Launched