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New Great Danes Start Their College Transition

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 5, 2016) – The next class of Great Danes are officially making their way onto the University at Albany campus.

On June 20, UAlbany began its summer orientation process for new students and their families. Approximately 3,600 freshmen and transfers will attend one of the University’s 13 orientation sessions through early August.

Organized by New Student Programs (NSP), summer orientation provides new Great Danes their first glimpse into life at UAlbany. Freshmen go through an extensive two-day session which includes activities to meet new classmates, a campus resource fair, presentations from various departments, and tours of the University and City of Albany. Transfers attend a similar full-day session.

“Our mission is simple, we thrive to have our students and their families connect, explore and learn what it means to be a part of the UAlbany community,” said Sari Khatib, UAlbany’s assistant director of New Student Programs. “Ultimately, we want our new students to take pride in becoming successful Great Danes.”

Follow @UAlbany on Twitter and Snapchat to see more from this summer’s orientation sessions. You can also meet the 22 undergrads who are serving as orientation leaders (OLs) through NSP’s Facebook photo album and this feature story.

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