Welcome Freshman Students! 

Welcome to the University at Albany! All new freshman students at UAlbany will participate in a one day Orientation program on Monday, January 22nd.

  • Freshman Orientation is a one day program that will help you prepare for the semester.
  • Students will meet with their academic advisor to finalize their class schedule, attend interactive and informative sessions, meet other freshman students, and have fun!
  • Current UAlbany students serve as Orientation Leaders to guide students throughout the entire Orientation program.


  • Registration for Orientation begins on November 15th through the Welcome Website. Please see our Registration page for more details on how to sign up for an Orientation date.

Orientation Fee:

  • All freshman students are required to attend Orientation and pay an Orientation fee that is charged to the student's account.


  • Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions. We can be reached via email at orientation@albany.edu and via phone at 518-442-5509.

Summer 2018 Orientation:

  • If you will be entering UAlbany in the Fall of 2018, you will attend a two-day Orientation program in the summer. More information will be available on our website in February. You can also contact our office if you have any other questions or view the Summer 2017 Freshman Orientation Guidebook.