The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education works to provide opportunities and pathways for students to be active and engaged in their studies, both inside and outside the classroom.


See what Student Engagement was up to during the last school year!

Student Engagement Annual Report 2017-2018

Student Engagement Annual Report 2016-2017

Transfer Engagement Annual Report 2016-2017


Our students and professors find many ways to connect with one another!

Living-Learning Communities
L-LCs offer incoming freshmen and transfer students with similar interests, majors, or lifestyles, the opportunity to live together in the same residence hall, take some of their courses together, and meet regularly with faculty and upperclassmen who share their interests. The University at Albany offers a number of Living-Learning Communities to suit a variety of career paths and interests. New communities are always being developed, so check back often for the most up to date list of options!

Freshman Seminars (UFSP 100) 
Freshman Seminars allow first-year students to explore an area of interest and gain insight into the academic expectations of the University at Albany. These discipline-based, 1-credit seminars taught by some of our best professors are designed specifically to meet the needs of first semester freshmen.

Explore UAlbany
Explore UAlbany programs are specifically designed to help engage and orient new students to their campus and a new way of living! Introduced during Great Dane Beginnings Opening Weekend incoming students connect with faculty and staff by attending lectures on cutting edge topics and on-campus resources.

Dining Events: Food for Thought, Munch with the Majors and Food for Finals
We encourage students and professors to dine together. The Food for Thought program is open to all undergraduates and encourages students to dine with professors and have those meaningful out-of-class conversations. Munch with the Majors connects students with faculty and advisors from all UAlbany's majors and minors. During Food for Finals, UAlbany faculty and staff stay up late the night before finals begin to serve students who take a break from studying. Professors are "celebrity servers" who serve Late Night Breakfast in the fall and Late Night BBQ in the spring, and provide study tips and encouragement.


CHEER Fund
The CHEER Fund supports faculty and staff by Creating Highly Engaging Educational Resources. These grants facilitate meaningful academic engagement.

Clubs and Groups
Faculty and staff serve as advisors to student clubs and groups, offering expertise, support, and guidance. To see what student groups are doing, visit MyInvolvement.