UAlbany Family Orientation

Family members and guests are welcome to attend Family Orientation. Students attending a New Student Orientation should register expected guests at the time of the conference registration. This helps us plan for the event, but it is not a formal commitment. On the first day of conference check-in, all guests' attendance will be confirmed and the guest fee will be placed on the student's account accordingly. Family members and guests are welcome at all conferences and, if attending, will follow a separate schedule of events.

Because of the nature of the program, it is not appropriate for anyone except family members, parents/guardians or spouses to attend as a guest.  Friends or siblings are not allowed to accompany students.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30-9:00 am
 Check In
   Orientation Welcome
9:00-10:30 am  Academic Environment and Community
   Financial Aid and Student Accounts
10:30-11:00 am  Resource Fair
   Community Responsibility And Safety
11:00-1:00pm  Career Services
   University Counseling and Health Services
   Tour of the Academic Podium
Optional  Veteran and Military Affairs Meeting
   Lunch in a University Dinning Facility

Parents Should Bring:

  1. Weather Appropriate Clothing - Informal, comfortable, and weather appropriate clothing
  2. Comfortable Shoes - A significant amount of walking is necessary to participate in the program
  3. Temporary Parking Permit - Display this on your dashboard if you plan to park on campus, provided in your student's Orientation Confirmation Materials  
  4. Campus Map - Provided in your student's Orientation Confirmation Materials
  5. Lodging & Meals are not included in the Family Orientation fee.  Meals will be available in campus dining facilities if you wish to purchase them.  Overnight options for parents in the Albany area can be found here.
  6. Your Questions and Enthusiasm!