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. 

View the Fall 2023 Orientation Schedule

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.  If you arrive before your move-in date please arrange for a hotel

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.

International Online Orientation will cover a different important topic each week.  The Online Orientation will be over email ever Monday from June-August. Students are expected to complete all components of Online Orientation prior to arrival for in-person Orientation on August 15, 2023. 

Review topics covered so far:

What is UAlbany?