Orientation Leaders Orientation Leaders

Welcome to the University at Albany! 

We will support you as you learn to Connect, Explore, and Be a great Great Dane!

Fall 2022 Orientation

University at Albany will be offering a two-phase Orientation program for all new students: Connection Days and Orientation during Great Dane Welcome. Deposited students will be able to register for Orientation beginning on May 5th. Please see the First-Year, Transfer, and Families pages of our website for more information. 

Mission Statement

Orientation supports the transition of new and continuing students at UAlbany. During this exciting new chapter, we will be here every step of the way to connect you and your family with the resources you need to be successful. Through Orientation and other programs, we will help you adjust to the social, cultural, and academic aspects of the university.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Orientation is committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all of our programs and activities. We aim to acknowledge, celebrate, and increase the diversity that is reflected on many levels of our campus, with respect to ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, ability, age, socio economic means, veteran status, intellectual background, and life experiences. Diversity of individual backgrounds and points of view will be affirmed and respected. Discriminatory language or actions will not be tolerated. 

Orientation creates a culture of respect by speaking out against injustices faced by marginalized groups. A culture of respect will foster community among all students on their path to Connect, Explore, and Be a great Great Dane.