Orientation Information for Inbound Study Abroad and Exchange Students

Pre-Arrival Checklist: Please complete the below tasks before you arrive at UAlbany.  Click the links for more information.

    • More information on setting up the account is available here. Check your Albany.edu email at least twice a week before and after arrival. All official communication from the University will be sent to your Albany email.
  1. Orientation Registration
    • Register for Orientation by logging in to MyUAlbany using your NetID and password. Click on the "Campus Life" tab on the top, then click on "Register for Orientation" on the left of the page. Registration opens May 1, 2019.  All of Orientation is mandatory.
    • Orientation begins on August 18th in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Please check in between 3:00pm-4pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. Students are required to attend orientation programming throughout the week of August 18th-August 23rd.
    • Course registration and academic advisement will be finalized at Orientation with your advisors in the Education Abroad office.
    • If you encounter problems registering for Orientation, please contact Orientation and Transition Programs at orientation@albany.edu. You must use your NetID (ex: AB123456) and password to register.  For help setting up your NetID, please review instructions from ITS (Information Technology Services) here.  
    • Please review and print the Orientation confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address.
  2. Apply for Campus Housing if you need it
    • Housing sign-up is done through the Office of Residential Life.  For more information on housing sign-up, please click here.
    • Housing assignments will be sent to your Albany.edu email address in early August.  You may move in to on-campus housing starting on Sunday, August 18th at noon.
    • If you are not required to live on-campus and are choosing to live off-campus, please review our page on Off Campus Housing and Off Campus Housing Resources.  Please do not arrive to the United States without a place to stay, even if only temporarily (such as a hotel).
    • The Mandatory "Required Health Form" and MMR documentation must be turned in to Student Health Services by August 1st, 2019.  Failure to meet this requirement will jeopardize your fall course registration. For help, please email healthforms@albany.edu
    • In addition to the form, students must also show documentation that they have met the MMR Requirement, requirement for TB Testing, and certify that they meet the meningitis requirement in MyUAlbany.  More information on these requirements can be found here.
  3. Upload your photo to ID Card through MyUAlbany
    • Do this at least two weeks before arrival so that your ID card is ready for you to pick-up at Orientation check-in. Your ID Card gives you access to on-campus housing, dining plans, and other campus resources based on eligibility.
    • More information on pre-orientation is available here.
    • Please successfully complete the required assignments for Academic Integrity, Cultural Adjustment, and Managing Your Finances prior to arrival.

To Review: Please review these Frequently Asked Questions.  Click the link(s) to find more information.