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New Students Welcome!

New International Student Orientation

Welcome to the University at Albany! The Office of International Student and Scholar Services have created an orientation website that will provide you with valuable information. Please plan to attend mandatory orientation that will be held August 23-25, 2015. You are allowed to move into the residence halls on Saturday, August 22, 2015. We look forward to you joining our vibrant community of over 1700 international students!

ISSS Director's Welcome Letter


Link to ISSS How to Make A Gift Page

Contact Information

International Student & Scholar Services

Science Library G-40
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 U.S.A.

Office Hours:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Advisement 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday


Phone 518-591-8189
Fax: 518-591-8171

International Student Advising Hours:

Main Campus: Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm in Science Library G40

Downtown Campus: TBA

East Campus (School of Public Health): TBA

International Insurance Office

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Monday through Friday


Phone: (518) 591-8185
Fax: (518) 591-8171