It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish. 

Transfer Communities provide a number of benefits:

  • Living with people who share your interests
  • 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

Transfer Oriented Living-Learning Communities
Communities Where You Live AND Learn Together

World of Transfer Excellence

  • Designed for 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 Transfer Success

  • 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.


Transfer Learning Communities
Communities Where Living Together is Optional!

If you are interested in majoring or minoring in either Criminal Justice, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, Political Science, Public Policy, or Business, we have a community for you! Join one of our Transfer Communities listed below and you will: 

  • Take a class needed for your major with other new transfers students.
  • Connect with key faculty members in your major's college.
  • Work with a Transfer Transition Leader who will plan both social and professional development events that will make your first year here a successful one!

*If you would like to live with other students in these majors, there is housing set aside for these communities on Alumni Quad. Simply select the live-on campus option when you fill out your application!

World of 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 live together, 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.

World of Criminal Justice 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 Community for Transfers                            

  • Designed for new 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.