Thursday, August 21st

Family BBQ

New Students and Family B.B.Q.
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Podium - Near the Small Fountain
Share your campus with family and friends while enjoying a FREE dinner (Kosher meals available).

Candlelighting Ceremony Welcome Candlelighting Ceremony
9pm – 10pm,
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!
First Night Fest Campus Programming Board Presents:
First Night Fest

10pm – 1am
Location: TBD
(See UAlbany GO)
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 entertainment, activities and giveaways.

Danes After Dark Late Night @ the Campus Center
8pm-12am
Uptown:1st Floor Lounges, Campus Center;
Alumni Quad Location: TBD

Fun entertainment and activities are available during Danes After Dark, including ping pong tables, a pool table, air hockey and foosball. In addition you will find board games, video games and karaoke. During the semester game shows, concerts, performances, card games, first run movies and various competitions (poetry slam, trivia, etc.) take place.