Families and Supporters

Family members and supporters are valued members of our UAlbany community and critical partners in supporting new student transitions. We offer several resources to support family members during Orientation and throughout the academic year.

Family Weekend 2022 will be held September 23-25th. We hope you will join us on campus. Schedule of events will be available here starting on August 22nd.

Fall 2022 Orientation Programs

Family members and supporters are welcome to attend a Family Member Connection Day program throughout the summer. Both the First-Year Connection Day and in-person Transfer Connection Day will include a concurrent program for family members and supporters. We will have information sessions and resources designed to answer your questions and help you acclimate to the UAlbany community. 

First Year Connection Day:

The Family and Supporter Program during First Year Connection Day includes several sessions designed to share resources and acclimate you to the UAlbany campus. Topics include:

  • Academic Support Services
  • Campus Support Services  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Financing your Education Q&A 
  • Campus Tour
  • Resource Fair

Family members are also invited to purchase lunch at one of our Campus Center retail dining venues (credit card only). Lunch for first year students is provided in a residential dining hall. 

Transfer Connection Day:

The Family and Supporter Program during Transfer Connection Day includes information on academic and transfer student resources, a student leader panel, and a campus tour. 


  • Registration for Orientation begins on May 5th.

  • Students should register family members during Orientation registration.

  • There is no additional fee for 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.



Please join us for webinars on Financing your Education. Members of the UAlbany Student Accounts and Financial Aid Offices will be joining to discuss financial aid programs, payment options, resources, and more. Register at the links below. 

  • Financing your Education - June 15th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Recording
  • Financing your Education - July 28th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Recording