Thursday, August 22nd

New Students and Family B.B.Q.
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Location: Campus Center Terrace, Podium Level facing Science Library
Share your campus with family and friends while enjoying a FREE dinner (Kosher meals available).



Welcome Candlelighting Ceremony
9 pm – 10 pm, Entry Plaza
This UAlbany tradition officially welcomes you to the UAlbany Community with a ceremony symbolizing the beginning of your collegiate career as we light the University flame of knowledge. Fireworks to follow!


Danes After Dark First Night Fest
10 pm – 1 am, State Quad Courtyard
Enjoy your first night on campus in style at the video dance party with a 50’ screen showing all the latest music videos.  Dance and have a blast with free glow in the dark giveaways!  Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for your First Night Fest 2011 Photo Magnet!  There will also be chances to win a Danes After Dark t-shirt.