Visiting

The University at Albany puts a world of enlightenment and entertainment within reach to tens of thousands of visitors each year through programs in the arts, education, sports, and culture, as well as such major events as Commencement. In addition to the many attractions available in or near the Capital Region, you will find much to see and do right at UAlbany.

  • Take a tour
    Let informative, friendly UAlbany students provide you with a campus tour that includes looks at classrooms, research areas, a university library, other key aspects of UAlbany academics, a residence hall, dining area, locations for student services and places to congregate and have fun.
  • See a play, hear talented musicians, view an art exhibit or classic film
    The Arts at UAlbany are plentiful and accessible to the public.
  • Enjoy the architecture
    UAlbany's campuses are beautiful and diverse.
  • Watch NCAA Division I sports
    UAlbany athletics has won 29 indoor and outdoor conference championships since 2003.
  • Follow the Superbowl Champs, up close and personal
    Since 1996, the New York Giants Training Camp at UAlbany has brought fans and players together.
  • Catch a movie
    The New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series and special film series in our Lecture Centers are free to the public.
  • Use a University library
    UAlbany's University Libraries, one of the 100 in the nation, has collections and exhibits free for public viewing.
  • Enjoy special programming
    From symposia to an annual "Theme Semester," UAlbany opens its doors to outstanding cultural and academic events.
  • Attend a reunion
    The Alumni Association has been keeping alumni connected to each other and their alma mater for more than 150 years.
  • Go behind the scenes on UAlbany Day
    Enjoy academic and research demonstrations, ranging from cyber security to robotics, tour the state-of-the-art Albany Nanotech and Life Sciences Building, attend open dress rehearsals, a farmer's market, student showcases and basketball scrimmages, among the day's highlights.
  • Splash in a fountain
    Whether it be the dramatic Main Fountain on the Academic Podium, where students and visitors gather to talk, sunbathe, take photos or picnic, or the new (2008) walk-through fountain which completes the University's new Entry Plaza, relaxing or recreating by the waters is a UAlbany way of life.
  • Grab a bite
    The Campus Center food court has a wide range of cuisines, including healthy choices, to go with your appetite. Pick your dining experience.