Freshman Family Orientation

Freshman Family Orientation is a two day program that runs concurrently but separately from the Freshman Student Orientation program.

Freshman family members will attend a variety of information sessions on topics including:

  • Academic environment and academic support programs
  • On-campus living
  • Counseling and health services
  • Financial aid and billing

Freshman family members will also participate in the following activities:

  • Walking tour of the UAlbany campus
  • Bus tour of the city of Albany
  • Family reception at Casey stadium

Current UAlbany students will serve as Family Leaders to guide you throughout the entire Orientation program.

Registration:

  • Students should register family members during Orientation registration.
  • There is no additional fee for Freshman Family Orientation.
  • Family members should also provide an email address in the Orientation registration to receive a confirmation email that includes a map, parking pass, and important details about the program.

Freshman Family Orientation PowerPoint Presentations:

Transfer Family Orientation:

There is an optional Transfer Family Orientation program on Thursday, August 24th, 1 PM – 5 PM.

Topics covered during the program include:

  • Academic environment and academic support programs
  • Career services
  • Counseling and health services
  • Financial services
  • Campus resources

Registration:

  • Students should register family members during Orientation registration. 
  • There is no additional fee for Family Orientation.
  • Family members should also provide an email address in the Orientation registration to receive a confirmation email that includes a map, parking pass, and important details about the program.

 

Families attending Orientation 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!