How do I register for Transfer Advisement and Orientation?
Please follow the steps on the Welcome Website at www.albany.edu/welcome to register for Transfer Advisement and Orientation. If you are having problems with your registration, please contact New Student Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will happen during Transfer Advisement?
During Transfer Advisement, you will receive your SUNYCard Student ID, learn about transfer resources, attend a mandatory session, and meet with your academic advisor to finalize your class schedule. There will also be two optional tours during Transfer Advisement: a walking tour of the UAlbany campus and a bus tour to Alumni Quad during which you will be able to view a sample suite on Alumni Quad.
What will happen during Transfer Orientation?
Transfer Orientation is a full day conference that takes place on Friday, August 26th. At Transfer Orientation, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different interactive sessions to help you acclimate to the community and become a successful Great Dane! Some of the session topics include research, internship, and study abroad opportunities, involvement on campus, veterans services, community service opportunities, student government, and many more!
Is there a Family Orientation program?
Family members are welcome to attend Family Orientation that is concurrent with Transfer Advisement. 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 family members during Orientation registration.
Family members will follow a separate schedule of events. Only UAlbany students are allowed to attend Student Orientation. Family members that wish to accompany students need to attend the Family Orientation program.
How do I register for classes?
Please go the Welcome Website at www.albany.edu/welcome, select "Choose Your Classes," and read and complete all items on that website. During Transfer Advisement, you will have the opportunity to meet with your academic advisor to finalize your class schedule.
Can students stay on campus the night before or after Orientation?
Yes, there are overnight accommodations available on the night before your orientation on a first come basis. Apartment style accommodations are available on Empire Commons. These feature air conditioning and full size beds, but there is no phone or TV in the apartment. Towels, linens and blankets are provided. Starting June 1, you may call (518) 956-6250 for more information and reservations. The cost is $50/bedroom.