Preparation for Next Semester

Going to graduate school

For information about attending UAlbany’s graduate programs, contact Colleen Davis, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the Graduate School, at

For resume help, contact Career and Professional Services at  

For transcripts, contact the Registrar at While staff in the Registrar’s Office are not physically present in the office, you may still place orders for official transcripts. Please be advised that order processing may be delayed and archived transcripts (records from prior to 1990) may not be available at this time. Additionally, in-person pick up and transcript notarization services are not currently available.

Housing sign-ups for Fall 2020

If you have questions regarding housing sign-ups for Fall 2020, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 518-442-5875 or

Jobs and internships

Will I still have access to Handshake? 

Yes, all current students will still have full access to Handshake. Job, internship, fellowship and volunteer postings are live. Campus interviewing will be held virtually, as will any events/fairs.


I am currently an applicant for on campus interviewing. What is happening with my interview process? 

Recruiters have been reaching out to their applicants regarding the interview process moving forward. Please be patient if you have not heard from the recruiter, as many companies are currently still assessing their next steps and will be contacting you. Remember to check your email regularly, as well as your spam/junk folder. 


Can I still schedule appointments in Handshake? 

Current students and alumni who graduated less than five years ago can still schedule appointments via Handshake for a review of their resume and/or cover letter, a practice interview or help with your job search and/or Handshake account. Appointments will be conducted on Zoom, Skype or the phone.


Are companies still posting positions in Handshake? 

Yes, companies are still posting positions in Handshake for students and alumni to apply for. We also encourage students and alumni to utilize Careershift for their job and internship searches. Create a Careershift account here and login to Careershift here.

Career and Professional Development

Registering for Fall 2020

Contact your advisor for your AVN. Check MyUAlbany for your registration appointment time. 

The Registrar’s office is available via email ( and live chat  from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our chatbot (Minerva) is available to answer questions 24/7.  Both Minerva and Live Chat are available in the bottom right corner of the Registrar's website.

Please visit the Registrar's website for information on registration, academic dates and deadlines, transcripts, transfer credit, enrollment verifications and degree verifications. 

Advance Registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 will take place as planned.  Please contact your advisor for your AVN.


Registrar: 518-442-5540 | 

Advising: 518-442-3960 | 


FAll 2020 classes and campus operations

Will classes and normal campus operations resume this fall?

Our top choice is to resume fully in-person instruction and regular campus operations this fall, however the health and safety of every member of our community is our top priority. We continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and are creating the flexibility to allow for a hybrid of in-person and remote teaching and learning, if necessary.