Orientation Information for Incoming International Transfer Students

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

  1. Set Up Your MyUAlbany and University Email Accounts
    • Information on set-up 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.
  2. 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.  Transfer students must attend both International Student Orientation and Transfer Orientation.
    • Orientation begins on Sunday, August 18th in the Campus Center Ballroom.   Please check-in between 2:15-3:00pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. Students are required to attend International and Transfer Orientation programming, August 18th-August 23rd.
    • You will begin the course registration process when you register for Orientation, and your course schedule will be finalized at a Transfer Advising Session.  If you are transferring from within in the U.S. you are eligible to choose whichever advisement session is most convenient to you (you will select your advisement dates at the time of Orientation registration).  Any student transferring from outside the United States may sign up for academic advisement on the week of Orientation.  
    • 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. In order to receive NetID you must have already paid your admissions deposit, afterwards an email with a pin will be sent to you. For help setting up your NetID, please review instructions from ITS (Information Technology Services) here
    • There is a New Student fee of $115 that will be charged to your student account.
    • Please review and print the Orientation confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address.
  3. Apply for Campus Housing if you need it
    • Housing sign-up is done through the Office of Residential Life.  More information about on-campus housing is available here.
    • Housing assignments will be sent to your Albany.edu email address in early August.  You may move in to on-campus housing starting at noon on Sunday, August 18th.  If you arrive before then please arrange for a  hotel stay.
    • If you will be living 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 just temporarily (such as a hotel).
  4. Submit your Mandatory "Required Health Form" to Student Health Services
    • 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Log in to ISSS's Required Pre-Orientation on Blackboard
    • Please click here for more information about pre-orientation.
    • 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