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Welcome, New Students!

Congratulations on your admission to the University at Albany, we are very excited to greet you as you begin your journey to Unleash Greatness!
New students should visit our new student page here to register for Orientation, review the pre-arrival requirements, and access our Pre-Orientation online.

ISSS NYC Trip Sign-Up!

ISSS would like to extend an invitation for this year's New York City Day Trip! It will be on Saturday, September 7th, from 7am-10pm. The cost of the trip is only $37 and covers transportation to and from NYC. Once we arrive in the city, students will have the opportunity to explore on their own with friends or visit landmarks with staff. You can register today at .

By registering for this trip you agree to have your Student Account charged $37.This is one of our most popular trips, so sign-up is first come first served!

To see the flyer, click here.

OPT Workshops

Graduating this summer term?  ISSS offers several workshops to help you prepare your OPT application.  Please attend one of these workshops prior to applying.  The schedule is available here.
If you are graduating this August, filing for OPT opens with USCIS on May 20th, 2019 and closes on October 14, 2019.

International Buddy Program Sign Up!

Do you want to be a buddy for new coming international students during the Summer and Fall 2019? Did you miss the opportunity last semester? Click here to sign-up!

The International Buddy Program is designed to provide an opportunity for newly admitted international students to know current UAlbany students, and the ultimate goal of the Buddies Program is to promote understanding and friendship among different culture groups and to utilize the culturally dynamic environment on the UAlbany campus.

Reporting Requirements for Students

As we approach a new academic year, now is a good time to remind yourself of your reporting requirements as an international student.  Our Reporting Requirements webpage also features information for OPT and STEM OPT students.  Visit it here