Welcome Freshman Students! 

Welcome to the University at Albany! All new freshman students at UAlbany will participate in a two day Orientation program to prepare for the academic year.

  • Freshman Orientation is a two day program in the summer during which students stay overnight in a UAlbany residence hall.
  • Students will meet with their academic advisor to finalize their class schedule, attend interactive and informative sessions, meet other freshman students, and have fun!
  • Current UAlbany students serve as Orientation Leaders to guide students throughout the entire Orientation program.


  • Registration for Orientation begins on May 1st through the Welcome Website. Please see our Registration page for more details on how to sign up for an Orientation date.

Orientation Fee:

  • All freshman students are required to attend Orientation and pay an Orientation fee that is charged to the student's account.