Q1: What will happen during Orientation?
Faculty, academic advisors, professional staff and student
Orientation Assistants are excited to meet and guide you and your group
throughout your Orientation. During this time, you will:
attend information sessions covering academic
requirements, the academic and social environment on campus, and what it
takes to be successful at Albany, both academically and personally meet with your academic advisor to finalize course selectionreceive your student ID card meet and get to know your classmates
Q2: If I am living on campus, when can I move in?
The residence halls open for the spring 2014 semester on
Sunday, January 19 at 11:00am. You can check into your hall at the Quad
Information Center on the quadrangle to which you have been assigned.
For more information on living on campus contact Residential Life at
Q3: Is there a Parent Orientation program?
Parents and family may opt to attend a parent orientation
that is scheduled concurrently and separately* from the student
program. Parent Orientation is on either Friday, January 17 or Tuesday,
January 21. You may wish to review the tentative parent orientation
information found on the Parent section of our website. Please note
that parents may not attend the student orientation program.
*Due to the student's schedule, there will not be time for
significant interaction between family members and students until you
are ready to depart from campus.
Q4: What do I need to prepare/complete before coming to Orientation?
Review New Freshman Advisement Information found at: "Choosing Classes" and return your Course Request Form to the Advisement Services Center.Activate your MyUAlbany and University email accounts and memorize your Net ID and password. Write down all your questions so that you remember to ask them.
Additionally, be certain you have completed each step included on the Welcome Website at albany.edu/welcome.