Welcome Transfer Students!       

Welcome to the University at Albany! We offer two programs to transfer students to help you transition to the University at Albany. 

  • Transfer Advisement:
    • Transfer Advisement is a half-day session that takes place during the morning of January 19th or 22nd.
    • At Transfer Advisement, you will meet with your academic advisor to finalize your class schedule.
    • Transfer Advisement is necessary for some students depending on your course of study.
  • Transfer Orientation:
    • Transfer Orientation is a half day conference that takes place during the afternoon of Monday, January 22nd for all new transfer students.
    • At Orientation, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different interactive sessions to help you acclimate to the community and become a successful Great Dane!
    • Transfer Orientation is required for all new transfer students.
    • For more information on Orientation and resources available at UAlbany, please view our Orientation Guidebook.


  • Registration for Transfer Advisement and Orientation begins on November 15th through the Welcome Website. Please see our Registration page for more details on how to sign up.

Orientation Fee:

  • All transfer students are required to attend Orientation and pay an Orientation fee of $115 that is charged to the student's account.


  • Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions. We can be reached via email at orientation@albany.edu or via phone at 518-442-5509.

Transfer Students Should Bring:

  1. Photo ID- Students will need this to get their ID Card.
  2. Temporary Parking Permit - Display this on your dashboard if you plan to drive to Orientation, available in the confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address. 
  3. Campus Map - Available in the confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address.
  4. Confirmation Materials - The materials in your confirmation email will have a lot of useful information that will help you at Transfer Advisement and Orientation.
  5. Clothing - Comfortable, informal, weather appropriate clothing and footwear.
  6. Your NetID and password. 
  7. Your Questions and Enthusiasm!