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President Kermit Hall

"Our aim is to remind you of all that our University offers, outside of the classroom as well as in, and to encourage you to enjoy our campus events and strengthen our community bonds."

President Kermit L. Hall


Staff and StudentGreat Beginnings for Faculty & Staff

Take part in some of the many Great Beginnings activities in September. Here are some highlights:

Saturday, August 27th - 8:30 p.m., Academic Podium
Welcome Candlelighting Ceremony
As distinguished members of the University at Albany community, the faculty are invited to come and welcome the Class of 2009 and all new students. RSVP by August 24 to 442-5566.

Through September 11th - University Art Museum
Three exhibitions featuring new site-specific installations by contemporary artists,

Saturday, September 10th – 6 p.m., University Field
Great Danes vs. Hofstra. Fireworks to follow.

September 16th - 4:15 p.m., Campus Center, 375
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley reads from her newest work.

For more:
Online Events Calendar
Fall 2005 Events Pocket Calendar







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Student with candle

A UAlbany tradition continues…

Welcome Candlelighting Ceremony

One of the University at Albany's oldest traditions calls for incoming students to light a candle from their class torch. This torch is lighted by the University's eternal flame and symbolizes the linkage between our new students and the long line of scholars who have contributed to UAlbany's rich history. The welcoming by distinguished University faculty and staff means a great deal to our new students and underscores our commitment to undergraduate education.