Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Managing Your Profile

Your privacy is important, which is why you can always hide or unhide information on your U-Knight profile.

Some information is visible or hidden by default:
  • Your home address is visible
  • Preferred Geneseo class year is visible 
  • Your phone number is hidden
  • Professional position, company name and address are visible
  • Your professional phone number and fax number are hidden
  • Email, both home and professional are masked
What is a masked email?
Community members can email you blindly; they will not see your actual address unless you respond to them. This also keeps user's emails off marketing lists.  You can elect to hide your email, once hidden, community members will not be able to contact you at all.

Hiding/Unhiding tips and tools:
    • It is important that you hide or unhide information rather than delete important record details, if you hide something no one else but you and the U-Knight administrators can see it.
    • If you change any of your settings you must scroll down to the bottom of the hide or unhide information page and click the update preferences button for any changes to take effect.
    • You always have the option to hide your entire profile by checking hide my profile from public view under online directory consent.
    As always, thanks for reading!
    The Geneseo Alumni Team

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Event Updates and Registration: The Inside Scoop

    U-Knight membership makes event registration easy!
    Want to save time? When you go to register for an event, if you are already signed into U-Knight, most of the required fields will be automatically filled in with your information. Easy.

    How do I get event information and register for events?

    1. Alumni Home Page
    • An RSS feed on the Alumni homepage shows the next 10 or so events. Clicking on any of these will take you straight to the event registration form. 
    2. Event calendar 
    • Simply click on the event title to be taken to the registration form.
    • View events of a specific type or in a particular region, skip to a specific month in the year, or look at what events have been done in past months and years.
    • You can also add events to your personal calendar by clicking the calendar icon with the plus symbol underneath that particular event. This also adds the cost of the event and the RSVP date, if applicable.
    3. RSS Feed
    • Grab the RSS feed and have the latest event updates streamed straight to your email or RSS reader program as soon as they occur. Click on an event to go to its registration page.
    4. E-mail Invites
    • You'll receive e-mail invitations to events in your area or all alumni events like reunion and homecoming. If you're not getting e-mail invites and would like to, shoot a quick message to and we'll get you in the loop. The event registration link will be part of the e-mail.
    5. Knightline Newsletter
    • Every other month Knightline is sent to all our alumni, and has a section with event information and links. If you're not getting Knightline and would like to, sign up here.
    6. Scene Magazine
    • There are always upcoming event announcements in the print Scene, in particular around Reunion and Homecoming.
    • The Scene is online - every issue can be found and read from the Scene website
    7. Call the office
    • We're always here if you need us and can sign you up over the phone if that's what you prefer - 585-245-5506.