On Your Orientation Date:
New Freshmen Student Orientation for the Spring 2014 semester will be held on January 21, 2014. January Orientation is a one day program. Students should plan on checking into Orientation at 8:30am and staying with the program until 3:00pm.
When and Where to Report:
More detailed information about when and where to report
for your Orientation, including directions and parking information, will be sent to your UAlbany email
account upon submission of your Orientation Reservation.
To Do Prior to Your Orientation
Freshman Advisement Information found in the Choosing Classes section on the Welcome Website. Then submit your Course
Request Form according to the instructions.
Complete all steps on the Welcome Website to ensure a smooth transition to the UAlbany community.
Students who plan to live on campus during the academic year
will check in at their Quad Information Center on Sunday,
January 19th between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., but you may also
move in on Monday, January 20st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
if you prefer.
During January Orientation students who plan to commute to the University from home
will commute to Orientation.
All incoming students are required to pay a New Student
Programs Orientation fee of $95. Family members that choose to attend the
Family Orientation Program are also required to pay a Family Orientation fee of
$25. These fees cover all costs associated with Orientation as well as resources
available to students during the academic year. Please note that payment in advance is not necessary to attend orientation. Fees can be paid before or after attendance, or it can be applied to the student's bill. Please note if you plan on using financial aid to cover the New Student Programs Orientation fee (or any fee) you must indicate this to student accounts.
Parents, Family, & Guests:
Family members and guests are welcome to attend New Student Orientation. Typical topics covered are: academic
environment and academic support programs, on-campus living,
counseling and health services, financial aid and billing,
and information from the Parent Liaison.
Students should register expected guests on the Orientation reservation. This helps us plan for the event, but it is not a formal commitment. During Orientation check-in, all guests' attendance will be confirmed and the guest fee will be placed on the student's account accordingly.
Family members will follow a separate schedule of events. Because of the nature of the program, it is not appropriate for anyone except family members, parent/guardians or spouses to attend as a guest. Friends or siblings are not allowed to accompany students.
Parents and Family can also
register for the UAlbany
TIPS program to receive on-going UAlbany updates.