New Students

New International Student Orientation

Welcome to the University at Albany! The Office of International Student and Scholar Services has created an orientation website that will provide you with valuable information. Please plan to attend mandatory orientation beginning on Monday, August 21, 2017. You are allowed to move into the residence halls starting on Sunday, August 20th at Noon. We look forward to you joining our vibrant community of over 1700 international students!

New International Student Online Pre-Orientation!

Are you a new student hoping to meet other students and receive information prior to arriving in August? ISSS offers pre arrival orientation to all new students to help them prepare for life in the United States. To access Pre-Orientation, log in to Blackboard, navigate to the Community Tab (upper right), and select "International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation." Chat with new students, staff, and current students under the "Forums" section, and get information under "Content."


ISSS Director's Welcome Letter

 Academic & Language Skills Boot Camp

Want to improve your academic and language skills before classes start?  This four-day course (running August 15-18, 2017) is designed for international students starting this Fall.  It will help students learn key skills to promote their success at the University at Albany.  For additional information, please click the flyer to the right.  Please email to enroll or ask additional questions.