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Orientation in Photos

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2016) – The University at Albany is welcoming thousands of new undergrads to campus this week for the start of its 2016-17 academic campaign.

All of them went through one of UAlbany’s orientations this summer, and we have the photos to prove it.

By the numbers:

  • Approximately 3,600 freshmen and transfer students attended one of the University’s 13 orientation sessions organized by New Student Programs (NSP). Freshmen completed a two-day session which included activities to meet new classmates, a campus resource fair, presentations from various departments, and tours of the University and City of Albany. Transfers completed a similar full-day session.

  • 245 incoming freshmen completed UAlbany’s Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) summer orientation. During five weeks of intensive orientation this summer, new students attended a boot camp for academic life, with classes in time management, career counseling and making the transition to university life.

  • 503 freshmen, transfer, graduate and in-bound study abroad students have been admitted through UAlbany’s International Education Program. These new Great Danes come from 52 countries and completed their orientation in late August.

View this Albany Times UnionSEEN Gallery” to see more from this summer’s orientation session. You can also meet the 22 undergrads who served as orientation leaders (OLs) through NSP’s Facebook photo album and this feature story.

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