“Knowledge is Liberty”
--President James Madison
The City of Geneva is proud to be home to four college and university campuses. Students, faculty, and staff of Cornell
University, Finger Lakes Community College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges are an integral part of the Geneva
community. Whether you’re a fourth year student at William Smith, preparing to move off campus, or a freshman at FLCC who
already knows most of the ropes in Geneva, check out the information below. You may just learn something!
Downtown Geneva and the surrounding neighborhoods are well-stocked with on and off street parking opportunities. The Geneva
Business Improvement District maintains a map of all municipal lots and adjacent shopping, dining, and service opportunities.
for more information.
Lots and on street opportunities are typically well signed, so always be sure to check out lot times and street parking restrictions.
On and off street parking is always free in City lots and on streets.
When traveling off campus, be mindful of overnight parking restrictions in the winter months. No on-street parking is permitted between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. in the City.
In the unfortunate and unlikely event that you receive a parking ticket, you may pay online
, or at City Hall on Castle Street in downtown.
The City of Geneva welcomes students as resident members of our community. A range of housing opportunities are available
in Geneva. Students should be mindful the obligations of the renter and of the landlord when entering into a lease, and
while living in rental units.
A great first stop for any student considering renting an apartment or home in the City is our Neighborhood Resource Center.
Our GNRC staff can provide you with information on property conditions and things to look for when seeking out rental housing.
for information on how to contact the Center.
As a community member in Geneva, whether living on or off campus, students are expected to conduct themselves according to
community standards. We encourage students to enjoy their time in Geneva, and expect a healthy social experience. That said,
there are several items students should review prior to commencing with social activities.
Social Host Ordinance
Nuisance Party Ordinance