The University at Albany embraces families and parents as partners in support of our students’ successful journey through college. It is in this spirit that family members and guardians are welcome to attend Family Orientation. Students attending a New Student Orientation should family members during Orientation Registration. There is also a Family Orientation fee that can be paid during registration. Family Orientation is separate but concurrent with the student program.
Family Orientation offers the opportunity to learn more about the University, its staff, facilities, services and resources available to incoming students. Typical topics include: discussions of the academic environment including academic advising and academic support services, residential life, financial, counseling and health services, and opportunities for leadership and social interaction.
Please click on the tabs above for more specific information about Family Orientation. Please also visit our Overnight Options for Parents webpage for information about staying overnight on or off campus.