New Students

Welcome to the University at Albany! The Office of International Student and Scholar Services has created an orientation website that will provide you with valuable information for your arrival. 

Fall 2023 Orientation 

Fall 2023 International Student Orientation is required for all new F-1 and J-1 students.  It will begin online in June and continue in person Tuesday, August 15, 2023-Friday, August 18, 2023

Students living on-campus will be directed to schedule their move in appointment with the Office of Residential Life after housing assignments are released in early August. New international students may move in the morning of Tuesday, August 15 as long as they have completed all health requirements prior to move in.  New international  students who need to arrive on Monday, August 14  may request a move-in appointment on that date if needed, but please note there will be no ISSS activities available on Monday, August 14.  

Pre-Arrival Checklist

At this time incoming new students should begin completing the items on their pre-arrival checklist.

Online Orientation (June-August)

The Online Orientation will open in June 2023.

ISSS’s Online Orientation is designed to serve students in two key ways:  First, it will prepare you for your life as a UAlbany student; second, it will help you get familiar with  the primary platform for online instruction at the University.

Each week  will focus on a new topic and the module will be self-paced.  You are required to review this information prior to arrival.  

This Online Orientation should be completed prior to arrival for in-person Orientation on August 15th, 2023.

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