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Campus Life Study Abroad

June 11, 2024

Spring Break Immersion Trip 2024 - Memphis, Tennessee

Kaylin Kingston '26 travelled to Memphis, Tennessee alongside several other students and staff to spend her Spring break in service to others. Read here to learn about her experience!

Campus Life

May 29, 2024

On-Campus Activities for Non-Athletes

If you are not interested in sports, do not fear! Geneva has many opportunities on campus for those who are not athletically inclined. Here are some on-campus activities for you to pursue if you are not an athlete!

Campus Life College Preparation

April 18, 2024

The Benefits of Dorm Life

When looking for a college, a big question you must ask yourself is, do I want to live on campus? There are a lot of great reasons to live on campus. Read here to learn more!

Campus Life

April 4, 2024

9 Things to Do Before You Graduate

As graduation approaches, do you find yourself ticking off boxes on your Geneva bucket list? Here are 9 things you should do before you graduate!

Campus Life Continuing Education College Preparation

January 22, 2024

Benefits of Having a Small Campus

Small campuses come with a lot of benefits that students might not experience at a larger school. When choosing a school to attend, weighing the pros and cons can be really helpful, so here are some pros about attending a small school!

Campus Life Everyday Living

December 1, 2023

How to Stay Healthy When Sickness is Spreading

Sickness spreads quickly on college campuses. Here are a few tips to help you avoid catching a cold or virus!

Campus Life

October 12, 2023

How to Thrive in a Night Class

Night classes can be a bit daunting, but once you learn what to expect and figure out how you learn best, then anyone can thrive in a night class. Read more!

Campus Life College Admissions

September 27, 2023

Navigating Transferring

It is not an easy process to transfer from one college to another. There are a lot of challenges that come with transferring, but there are also many resources to make the transition easier. Read more!

Campus Life

August 30, 2023

The Ups and Downs of Life as a Commuter

Commuter students often experience their college journey differently than resident students. There are pros and cons to being a commuter. How can commuters make the most of their college experience?

Campus Life

December 12, 2022

Ways To Make The Most Out Of Winter Break

Discover a few unique and fun ways to bring some new experiences to your winter break.

Campus Life

November 14, 2022

Dealing with Homesickness and Loneliness

Here are some tips offered by Staff Counselor at Geneva, Toby Shope, to keep in mind when you find yourself missing home or feeling like you do not belong on campus.

Campus Life

November 8, 2022

College Community: Part Two

Hear from our Residence Life staff about what community outside of the classroom is like at Geneva College.

Campus Life

October 12, 2022

College Community: Part One

What does community really look like at Geneva College?

Campus Life

September 27, 2022

Tips To Make Your Dorm Room Work For You

You just left your hometown for college and have made your way up to your dorm room to get all moved in and settled. You open the door, look around, and your room is bare, cold, and unfamiliar. Homesickness begins to set in as your mind fills with thoughts of your cozy safe place back at home. Do not stress! Geneva College students have four common tips on making your dorm room work for you.

Campus Life

August 5, 2022

The Commuter Life

If you are commuting to college, you may not have to go through the work of moving out, but there are still things you should be aware of that can make commuter life a bit easier.

Campus Life College Preparation

July 22, 2022

Advice for Incoming First-Year Students

From the second I began college classes freshman year, it seemed like everything I knew about life had changed. Everything was unpredictable and somewhat intimidating. As a high schooler looking on toward your first semester of college, there are a lot of unknowns out there. Here's my advice after four years at college.

College Preparation Campus Life Higher Education

May 5, 2022

Three Things Not to Do in College

I am here to tell you that you do not need to be a superhuman to get through college. To survive and thrive all four years of your time in college, or however long it takes, here are some things NOT to do while in college.

Campus Life The College

March 4, 2022

Geneva Student Center Adds Accessibility Lift

The Geneva College Student Center renovation includes a state-of-the-art accessibility lift at the main entrance.

Campus Life Program Spotlight

February 21, 2022

Four Reasons Non-music Majors Should Consider Joining a Musical Group at Geneva

College campuses are full of talent. Head over to an Open Mic Night and you are guaranteed to hear amazing music performed by someone unexpected. Here at Geneva College, there are five quality organized groups for musicians to join.

Campus Life

February 4, 2022

Top Five Most Popular Weekly Events on Campus

Student life at Geneva is active and engaging. With a regular series of activities, as well as many other one-of-a-kind events, the campus stays busy connecting students with each other and the greater community. Here's a list of the most popular weekly activities to give you a taste of opportunities to get involved.

Campus Life

January 18, 2022

10 Goals to Set Now for a Successful New Semester

The start of a new semester in college means you’ll be gaining more knowledge and learning new skills. To keep up with academic challenges and make sure you do well in school, you should think about setting some goals. What are good goals for the start of a semester?

Campus Life

December 16, 2021

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Playing Rugby at Geneva

The Geneva College Men’s Rugby team is a college-affiliated club sport that is open to all male students. Established in 1994, the club’s mission statement reads “Our purpose is to compete against Western Pennsylvania colleges through the game of rugby, to fellowship together through athletic training, and to honor God through our actions.”

Campus Life College Admissions College Preparation

August 27, 2021

Facing Freshman Fears

Like anything new, the start of college can bring a lot of fears and doubts that are quite overwhelming. So, from a past freshman to you, here are some questions and worries I had about the college life and reasons why they shouldn’t stop you from having that full college experience.

Campus Life The College

July 8, 2021

4 Benefits of Being a Student-Athlete at Geneva College

Current Geneva College student-athletes can participate in the long tradition of athletic success in any of 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. There are many benefits for student-athletes to experience in college, including these four that set Geneva apart.

Campus Life

March 18, 2021

8 Reasons Why Being an RA Is a Valuable Opportunity

When you’re in college, you might have the opportunity to become a Residence Assistance (RA). This involves living in a residence hall and being responsible for creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students.

Campus Life

February 17, 2021

Best Technological Study Partners: 5+ Study Apps Every College Student Should Use

Technology has changed the way we live our lives, so it should come as no surprise that it offers aid for college students who want to make better grades—via apps. Yep, there’s an app for that. Apps that organize your life, take and organize notes, brainstorm for new ideas and so much more.

Campus Life The College

January 8, 2021

Geneva Campus Life Re-engineered during COVID-19

When Geneva College was forced to move learning online back in March 2020, the staff of Geneva’s Center for Student Engagement (CSE) adapted quickly. To keep students connected despite physical distancing, the CSE staff got creative and organized COVID-safe in-person and virtual events so the community could still thrive.

Campus Life College Preparation The College

December 4, 2020

From Dining Room to Lecture Hall: Transitioning from Homeschool to College

Whatever your experience with homeschooling has been, though, one thing is for sure: college life is not the same. It just so happens to be very, very different. But whether you’ve spent twelve, ten, or only two years learning from home, there’s helpful advice waiting for you in this post.

Campus Life

July 24, 2020

The Best College Books to Help You Survive—and Thrive—as a Freshman

From fictional accounts to self-help guides, a variety of publications can ease your mind as you embark on the college journey. Be sure to add the following to your reading list.

Campus Life Higher Education

March 13, 2020

Four Reasons to Get Involved in College Student Government

Participating in student government at college can enhance your social, intellectual and leadership skills, while at the same time creating a better college experience for everyone. There are many good reasons to get involved in college student government; here are four of them.

Campus Life Uncategorized

January 24, 2020

Guide to Fun in Beaver County

Whether looking forward to attending Geneva College next fall or coming to visit the campus throughout the rest of the winter or in the spring, you may be wondering what there is to do in the Beaver Falls and Beaver County area. Look no further.

Campus Life

January 23, 2020

Five tips for getting along with your roommates

You may or may not have chosen them, but you can learn to live peacefully with roommates... and learn and grow personally in the process. Here's how.

Campus Life

January 2, 2020

Establishing Healthy, Productive Routines

A new year is a great time to establish healthy, productive routines. A well-oiled routine can help clear the way for those late-night, impromptu adventures you might have. My best advice is to have a practice - a way to create balance and calm - based on what you have going on and when you work best. Here are a few guidelines to get started.

Campus Life Everyday Living Faith

November 13, 2019

How About Some Not-So-Random Acts on World Kindness Day?

What are you planning to contribute to World Kindness Day this year? Learn some easy, free, and powerful ways to celebrate and spread positivity.

Campus Life College Preparation

August 23, 2019

The Minimal Back-to-School Packing List

So, what do you really need to pack for school? Is that extra-long fuzzy pillow or that medusa-like lamp really necessary? What about the extra desk, bed and hanging accoutrement? Time to demystify the art of packing light for months away from home. 

Campus Life The College

April 5, 2019

Geneva Core Values: Foster Academic Strength

The Chemistry Department’s academic rigor as an ACS-approved program continues on through the dedication and hard work of the faculty, but the success of the program would be impossible without the intellect, willingness and perseverance of Geneva students.

Campus Life The College

February 11, 2019

Geneva Core Values: Inspire Vibrant Hospitality

When the Geneva community gathers over a meal these days, they swallow hospitality bite by bite, cooked up by Pioneer’s Executive Chef Tom Schlotter. Meals at Alexander Dining Hall and the many banquets on campus are made with the diners in mind – colorful, nutritious, creative food served in a welcoming atmosphere.

Campus Life Study Abroad The College

January 23, 2019

The Harlem Globetrotters: Uniting a Divided World

What better place for a professional basketball team to compete than the birthplace of college basketball? On February 5, 2019, the internationally renowned Harlem Globetrotters will hit Geneva’s courts combining athleticism, theater and comedy as they play on the historic site that set college basketball in motion.

Campus Life

September 17, 2018

Living with Roommates: Tips for Thriving in a Shared Space

The life skills you can gain from living with a roommate can prepare you for you future independence.

Campus Life College Preparation

August 11, 2018

Three Tips for First Year Students

You think you’re ready for the move to college? I did too, but I wish I knew about these three tips when I was coming to college and moving into my residence hall in my freshman year at college.

Campus Life Everyday Living

June 19, 2018

Beaver Falls Foodie

A great way to get to know a community is eating their local fare, and Beaver Falls holds its own when it comes to great places to eat. Don’t believe me? Try these 5 places, and they will change your mind.

Campus Life College Preparation

April 16, 2018

Connections: Making New Friends at College

Although making new friends can seem daunting at first, with the help of a few tricks, it actually becomes a lot easier than it may seem. Here are some tips to help wash away your doubt and plant the flowering seeds of friendship.

Campus Life Everyday Living

March 3, 2018

Unpredictable Weather: Be Prepared and Keep Your Chin Up!

The weather in Western Pennsylvania during a transition from season to season can be unpredictable, to say the least. It’s easy to complain about the weather, but how much better it is to prepare for it!

Campus Life The College

February 1, 2018

Geneva Men’s Volleyball: A New Beginning

Coming in spring 2019, Geneva men will upgrade their volleyball from the club sport level to the NCAA Division III varsity level. Geneva's club men’s volleyball team is nothing short of dominant, and Geneva students expect that high caliber of men's volleyball play to continue in the AMCC.

Campus Life Everyday Living

January 25, 2018

Learning to Live with a Troublesome Roommate

There are many reasons why two roommates may not get along, and it is important to understand what these reasons may be and how to appropriately handle such reasons.

Campus Life Faith

November 20, 2017

10 Ways to Give Thanks if You Can't Get Home for Thanksgiving

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Campus Life Higher Education

September 18, 2017

Avoiding the “Sophomore Slump”

In the second year of college, some former freshmen who began with such enthusiasm fall victim to what is known as “the Sophomore Slump." Their excitement has turned to annoyance, and instead of being dedicated, they feel dejected. These 5 tips can help.

Campus Life College Preparation

August 24, 2017

Welcome Back! 5 Tips for a Successful Semester

Whether a new freshman, transfer or returning student, we pray you have an amazing year! Here are a few tips as you begin the next phase of your journey.

Campus Life Faith

June 30, 2017

3 Ways to Grow Your Faith at College

With the busyness of college, it can be difficult to always put God first. However, there are ways in which students who want to grow as a follower of Christ can do so, even at college.

Campus Life

May 5, 2017

Building Bridges Between Generations on Join Hands Day

A day dedicated to the union in our communities between the older generation and the younger generation.

Campus Life Uncategorized

April 21, 2017

Ten Remarkable Facts About Our Planet

With the 47th Earth day soon approaching, we take a moment to appreciate and be reminded of our duty as Christians to conserve and properly steward the creation freely given to us.

Campus Life Higher Education

April 17, 2017

Finish Strong

As the semester winds down, the work on final projects and exams ramps up. For many students, the end of the semester is when their most rigorous and intense work and studying arrives, but you can cope with the stress and come out on top ready for summer break.

Campus Life Faith Higher Education

February 20, 2017

5 Christian Education Myths That Need To Go

Christian universities offer an exceptional avenue to personal enlightenment and professional success. Here are a few of the most bothersome and undeserved myths about religious education.

Campus Life

September 16, 2016

5 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Geneva College

It's no secret that students enjoy access to a high-quality education and a close-knit community at Geneva College, but the benefits of attending this acclaimed Christian university extend far beyond the classroom and dormitory. From tutoring and academic counseling to YMCA membership, Geneva offers a variety of services designed to make college life more rewarding.

Campus Life

September 7, 2016

Hack Your College Life

Every student goes through those moments that are a bit challenging. Here are twenty hacks to make life a little easier while at college.

Campus Life

April 20, 2016

Making the Most of Summer Break

When you are in college, summer provides a couple months to catch up on some important areas in your life that tend to get neglected when you are in school. Here are five things college students do this summer without becoming overwhelmed.

Campus Life

March 16, 2016

How to Survive Night Class

As a graduating senior, I’ve had at least one night class every semester—not by my own choosing, but because of scheduling conflicts and guest speakers and available slots. The semesters where I had two night classes were some of the longest. Over the years, I’ve learned how to survive. It can be narrowed down to four simple steps.

Campus Life

March 10, 2016

The Value of Student Leadership

College is the perfect place to acquire and hone the skills that are necessary for success in the post-graduate gauntlet, but a skill that cannot come from classroom experience alone is leadership—which, naturally, means that employers want to see it. Luckily, Geneva has plenty of opportunities to flex your leadership muscles.

Campus Life

February 22, 2016

Why Clubs?

With an already busy schedule, why carve out more precious time to decide which club to join, let alone the time required to participate in a student club? It’s a reasonable question, but there really are a number of good answers. So here are just a few reasons to join a club.

Campus Life

November 23, 2015

Top Six Places to Study at Geneva

Whether you’ve been attending Geneva for a while or you are just starting out, you may have already found that one place on campus that suits your atmospheric needs when it comes to studying. But what you might not know is that there are numerous nooks on campus where students with any study type can be productive. Here are the top six places to study at Geneva that you should check out if you haven’t already. All of these hot spots are Wi-Fi-equipped.

Campus Life

September 28, 2015

Why I Love My Small Campus

This true story demonstrates the beauty of going to school on a small campus. But distance to class is only one of the reasons I love studying at a small college, so here are seven reasons why small campuses are the best.

Campus Life

September 22, 2015

Things to Do When You Arrive on Campus

So you’ve made it this far! Fantastic! Here is a quick list to help you get settled in.