UAlbany: It's Where You'll Finish! 

Transfer Communities provide a number of benefits:

  • The possibility to live with people who share your interests. There is housing set aside for each community on Alumni Quad. Simply click on the live-on campus option when you fill out your application! 
  • Making connections with faculty and staff in your major
  • Quickly meet friends and classmates
  • Built-in study groups since you are all taking some classes together
  • Having a support network of classmates, upperclassmen, faculty, TTLs (Transfer Transition Leaders), Graduate Assistants, and Residence Assistants who can help you adjust to your new surroundings and your new role as a college student from your very first day
  • The opportunity to be immersed in the field of your choice, exploring potential professions and associated majors from the very start of your academic career

Click here to view our Transfer Community Brochure!


Major-Specific Transfer Communities

Business and Accounting for Transfers

  • Designed for incoming transfer students who are planning to major in business or accounting (and have been conditionally accepted into the School of Business.)
  • Students take a 1-credit transfer seminar on business and accounting with their community, and are introduced to the academic/social expectations of a career in business through co-curricular activities.  

Criminal Justice Professional Community for Transfers

  • Designed for new transfer students who are majoring in Criminal Justice or Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity.
  • Participate together in a class and co-curricular activities designed to prepare them for law school, graduate school and careers in related fields.

Rock Professional Community for Transfers

  • Designed for transfer students who share a passion for politics, government, and public policy.
  • Engage with similar-minded individuals, get to know faculty who specialize in this field, and learn more about University resources that you can utilize to be a successful student here.

Sociology Professional Community for Transfers

  • Designed for new transfer students who are planning to major in sociology.
  • Participate in an 8-week seminar on the resources at UAlbany and how to get involved on campus.


Transfer Communities Open To All

World of Transfer Excellence

  • Designed for new transfer students who excelled academically at their prior school (open to those who receive an invitation to join).
  • Participate in a 1-credit seminar and attend a variety of events with your community, engage in fun activities, and get exposed to campus resources which will help you make your first year at UAlbany a successful one

World of the UAlbany Transfer Experience

  • Designed for transfer students interested in living and learning with similar-minded individuals, while discovering how to become a successful student at the University.
  • Open to ALL majors who share a passion for learning about the University at Albany and how to become involved on campus.