Congratulations and Welcome to UAlbany!
Starting May 5, you will receive your Welcome Information, which contains important information about housing, orientation, advising, registration and more.
For now, we've collected these instructions and resources to make your transition to UAlbany as smooth as possible.
If you haven't already done so, start the financial aid process by completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Incoming first-year and transfer students should file the FAFSA by December 1 to receive priority consideration for financial aid awards.
Award notifications are sent starting in February for the Fall semester and December for the Spring semester. Award details are also posted on MyUAlbany, where students must accept, reduce or decline their awards.
You may also want to apply for additional scholarships.
Connecting with campus is the best way to discover our exceptional facilities and meet some of the dynamic, talented people who call UAlbany home.
You can also start planning for your Orientation.
To secure your place at UAlbany, submit your $275 enrollment deposit through your UAlbany Applicant Portal.
To submit your deposit, please follow these steps:
Sign into the UAlbany Applicant Portal.
Open the “Admit Reply Form.”
Accept your offer of admission and click “Submit.”
Pay your deposit.
Note: EOP students are not required to submit a monetary deposit and should skip Step 4.
The deadline to deposit for fall is May 1. However, we recommend depositing as early as possible to reserve your spot.
Your deposit will be applied toward your first tuition bill. Visit the Student Financial Services website for more information on billing and accounts.
Highly engaged and motivated students can enhance their college experience through several programs focused on leadership, academic rigor, social justice and community engagement
Apply for the Honors College: Our students get the best of both worlds: the benefits and resources a prestigious Research I institution has to offer, and the small and supportive community the Honors College provides.
Apply for the 3+3 Law program: Combine your bachelor’s degree with a law degree from Albany Law School in this six-year program.
For the latest protocols on masks, physical distancing, visitors and more, please visit the University's COVID-19 website for detailed guidance.
All UAlbany students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof to UAlbany. Additionally, all students are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot as soon as they are eligible. Review UAlbany’s vaccination requirements.
This mandate applies to all newly admitted students who will attend Fall 2022 Orientation and all newly admitted students who will come to any UAlbany campus during the Summer 2022 and/or Fall 2022 semesters.
Information about your next steps (housing, orientation, registering for classes, etc.) will be available as early as May 5, 2022. However, you will not gain access this information until you have either submitted proof of all required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or received approval for a medical or religious COVID-19 vaccination exemption from UAlbany.
Please visit the Vaccinate UAlbany webpage to submit proof of vaccination or to request an exemption.
Students are also required to submit proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Please review New York State's MMR requirements.
You will be able to access your next steps one business day after your immunization requirements are fully met.
Information regarding our academic policies, procedures and regulations can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Visit the Academic Calendar for information on the upcoming semester, including registration dates. You can also browse the schedule of classes and the University Bookstore, where you can shop online or in person.
The University Libraries — which include the University Library and Science Library on the Uptown Campus, as well as the Dewey Graduate Library on the Downtown Campus — provide comprehensive library, research and information services.
Whether you want to volunteer your time, join a student-run club or take part in a University-wide special event, there’s always something exciting to do on campus. Adventures abound in downtown Albany and the Greater Capital Region, too.
Find more information about campus on our Student Life page.
Student Health Services provides year-round medical services to all enrolled students.
Counseling and Psychological Services provides individual and couples therapy, as well as support groups. Services are available in person or by telephone or email.
- International Student & Scholar Services acts as international students’ primary resource for everything from orientation and housing to insurance and family visas.
- The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers educational programs and grants and responds to reports of bias incidents.
- Veteran & Military Student Services acts as the primary resource for students funding their education using veteran- or military-connected aid.
- The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center offers educational programs and training sessions, as well as a lounge and resource library.
- The Disability Resource Center can help you obtain reasonable accommodations.