Freshman Family Orientation

Freshman Family Orientation is a two day program that runs concurrently but separately from the Freshman Student Orientation program.

Freshman family members will attend a variety of information sessions on topics including:

  • Academic environment and academic support programs
  • On-campus living
  • Counseling and health services
  • Financial aid and billing

Freshman family members will also participate in the following activities:

  • Walking tour of the UAlbany campus
  • Bus tour of the city of Albany
  • Family reception at Casey stadium

Current UAlbany students will serve as Family Leaders to guide you throughout the entire Orientation program.


  • Students should register family members during Orientation registration.
  • There is no additional fee for Freshman Family Orientation.
  • Family members should also provide an email address in the Orientation registration to receive a confirmation email that includes a map, parking pass, and important details about the program.