Freshman Family Orientation

Family Orientation for the Spring 2018 semester takes place on Monday, January 22nd.

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

  • Academic environment and academic support programs
  • Involvement on campus
  • Counseling and health services
  • Financial aid and billing

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.

Summer 2018 Orientation:

  • If your student will be entering UAlbany in the Fall of 2018, there will be a two-day Family Orientation program in the summer that is separate from but concurrent with the student program. More information will be available on our website in February. You can also contact our office if you have any other questions or view the Summer 2017 Freshman Orientation Guidebook.

Transfer Family Orientation:

There is an optional Transfer Family Orientation program on Monday, January 22nd.

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!