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    Welcome to the University at Albany! 

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


Welcome to the University at Albany Orientation!

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


Spring 2022 Orientation

As announced by the University on January 11th, the spring semester has been postponed to Monday, January 24th. Therefore, Orientation has been rescheduled to Friday, January 21st.

All students are required to obtain a booster shot as soon as they are eligible and obtain a negative test within five days before arriving on campus. For more information, please visit the Spring 2022 pre-arrival instructions for students

When you pay your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email with instructions on accessing your Welcome Website and registering for Orientation. Please review this website for more information about what to expect during Orientation. 

Please review our 2021-2022 Orientation Guidebook for important information and resources. 

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.