Student Engagement programs are specifically designed to help engage and orient students to their academic life here at the University at Albany. "Connect with Faculty" is the one piece of advice most often given to incoming students by top undergraduates. Our programs are designed to bring faculty and students together both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting.

These programs are kicked off at the beginning of the fall semester with our Great Dane Beginnings Explore UAlbany event during Opening Weekend. New students participate in lectures about engaging and cutting-edge research presented by our outstanding faculty members, receive their student handbook, and are entered to win exciting prizes.

Our Munch with the Majors event is a huge gathering of representatives from every major across campus, giving freshmen, sophomore, and transfer students the opportunity to sit down with key faculty and staff while learning about coursework, career paths, research opportunities, clubs, and more.

Our Food for Thought program takes place throughout the year and it allows students to invite a professor, advisor, or librarian to dine with him or her in our residential dining halls. Students can stop in LC 31 to pick up a meal ticket, and Student Engagement will cover the cost of their professor's meal.

UAlbany faculty and staff serve students late night snacks the night before finals begin at our Food for Finals event. Students take a study break to connect with their professors and get study tips and encouragement.

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