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. Orientation Registration
    • Register for International Orientation and Transfer Orientation.
    • All of Orientation is mandatory.
    • Orientation begins on Sunday, August 19th in the Campus Center Ballroom. New student check-in will take place from 1:30-5:00pm  Transfer students are encouraged to check-in between 2:15-3:00pm. Students are required to attend Orientation and Welcome Weekend events throughout the week (August 19th-August 26th).
    • 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.  All transfer students must also attend Orientation the week of August 19th-24th.
  2. Apply for Campus Housing if you need it
  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.
  4. Submit your Required Health Form to Student Health Services
    • 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. 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.
  6. 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.

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