Freshman Orientation Registration

International Freshman Orientation

Orientation programs assist new students as they make the transition to life at the University at Albany. Our friendly and informed staff will provide the guidance and support you need to become fully integrated into the campus community.

All International Freshman are required to attend both International Student Orientation and University Freshman Orientation:

  • International Student Orientation begins on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 and continues throughout the week.  The sessions are designed specifically for international students and include cultural, regulatory, and social activities.  During this week international freshman will also have time to meet with their academic advisors and register for classes.
  • Freshman Orientation starts on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017.  At Orientation, you will have the opportunity to partake in different interactive sessions to help you acclimate to the community and become a successful Great Dane!

1. Register for University Freshman Orientation

  1. Login to MyUAlbany using your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the "Campus Life" tab on the top.
  3. Click on the "Register for Orientation" link on the left under "Orientation."
  4. Login to the Orientation Registration using your NetID and password (Note: You will be able to login to the registration website 1-2 days following the payment of your admission deposit).
  5. During your Orientation registration, you will be asked several questions about your academic plans. To help you properly answer these questions, please refer to the New Freshman Advisement Information website.
  6. Complete the registration by selecting the International Freshman Orientation. If you encounter any problems registering, please contact Orientation and Transition Programs at
  7. Remember to click the submit button!
  8. Review and print the Orientation confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address.

There is a Freshman Student Orientation fee of $255 that will be charged to your student account.

2. Register for International Student Orientation

  1. Please complete the International Student Orientation and Initial Check-In form.
  2. Complete the Form. Items with a * must be filled in. Navigate through the form by using the Continue or Back buttons at the bottom of each page.
  3. Complete the International Student Orientation and Initial Check-In form by clicking the submit button! If you encounter any problems registering, please contact International Student and Scholar Services at

Please Note:

  • Both orientations are mandatory for all new students.
  • If you have paid your admission deposit but have not yet received your PIN to set up your NetID and password on MyUAlbany, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (518) 442-3700 or at

3. Prepare for Orientation

  1. Read through the ISSS New Student web pages carefully. Almost all of your questions can be answered on these pages.
  2. Complete all of the items listed on the To Do list.
  3. Review all of the information in the To Review list.
  4. Go to the Orientation Website for more information about University Orientation.