Fall Opening Information

Welcome to UAlbany! Learn more about UAS services for the fall semester and move-in! Select the drop-downs below for a brief overview on each topic. Be sure to visit and bookmark our online UAS SERVICE GUIDE for more comprehensive and updated information for the fall.

IMPORTANT DINING NOTICE: Access to State and Indigenous dining rooms requires vaccination compliance and a valid meal plan or other campus tender as paymentNo cash or credit cards are accepted.*

If you have been denied access, log into UAlbanyID.com or the UAlbany Mobile ID App and navigate to the “My Card Info” or “My Info” section and then:

  • If you see “Access Denied?” --  Click “Show Issues” and follow instructions.
  • If you do not see “Access Denied?” -- Navigate to “myServices” and “myBalances” to make sure you have a meal plan or other campus funds available.

*You can add a meal plan or make campus funds deposits through UAlbanyID.com or the Mobile ID App.

Take a tour of all UAlbany Dining has to offer this fall!

The Fall 2021 meal plan add/change period is from July 1-September 3! Learn more about meal plans here

Learn more about dining on campus this fall, including meal plans, nutritional information, and open venues at UAlbanyDining.com 

ID Card Information

To obtain an ID card, all new students must follow these instructions below:

STEP 1- Submit your ID Card photo for approval

  1. Go to UAlbanyID.com and log in using your NetID and password
  2. Select ‘myPhoto’
  3. Follow instructions to upload a current photo and official form of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport)
  4. Select ‘Done’ when complete. Keep an eye out for an acceptance or rejection email concerning your photo. 

You MUST order your ID Card- Once you receive an acceptance notification email regarding your photo, proceed to Step 2 and order your ID card.

STEP 2- Order your ID Card- Your first card is complimentary. Just select ‘Free ID Card’ at checkout. 

  1. Go to UAlbanyID.com and log in using your NetID and password
  2. Select ‘New/Replacement ID Card’ *
  3. Select ‘Pickup’ then choose ‘Orientation- Pickup at Res Life Check-In’ from the list
  4. Select ‘Add Item’ then go to ‘My Cart’ to checkout
  5. Choose payment type ‘Free ID Card’ and ‘Pay Now’!

*Selecting ‘New/Replacement ID Card’ brings you to the log in screen again, please log in and navigate to ‘Order’ from the menu in the top banner, then select ‘ID Card Office’ from the list.

Your card will be printed and available at check-in with Residential Life

UAlbany Virtual ID Card available. 
Download the app today! 

Available on the App Store
Available on Google Play

Click here for installation instructions

Photo guidelines

Campus Gold

Request Campus Gold funds by September 3rd by logging into your MyUAlbany account, on your Mobile ID App, or at UAlbanyID.com. Learn more about Campus Gold below or visit the UAS campus funds guide.

Campus Funds

Learn more about the various campus funds available and how to use them here

Download the CBORD Mobile ID App for contactless payment at the bookstore!

Textbook Rentals

Selected textbooks rent on average for less than 50% of their original price. Textbooks can be rented at the University Bookstore or online. Check out the frequently asked questions on textbook rentals here!

Online & eTextbook Ordering

Online ordering is easy and may save students 25%. For more information on digital material click here. Orders can be picked up at the store or may be shipped. Digital versions of some textbooks are also available for a savings of up to 60%. Learn how to order your textbooks here.

 

The MicroFridge is the only microwave allowed on campus. The MicroFridge is a three-in-one refrigerator, microwave, and freezer. Students can rent or purchase units from Refrigerator Leasing Company. Students can split the cost for the year with their roommate! If you and your roommate both ordered a MicroFridge before finding out room assignments, you are able to get a refund and split the cost of one. 


Click here to request a MicroFridge for 2021-2022
Rental Cost: $199.99 for the entire year

Refrigerator Leasing Company 
179 River St. Oneonta, NY 13820 
(607) 431-9525 
[email protected] 
refrigeratorleasing.com

UAS has partnered with Don’s Moving & Storage, the only University-authorized moving and storage company. No other providers are allowed on campus. Don’s has been a locally-owned moving and storage company for over 60 years. Don’s can help you pack, move and/or store your belongings. All services are optional.


Did you store items with Don's for the summer without providing your delivery location? Contact Don's directly!

For more information on moving and storage options click here.

Get complete coverage for your personal belongings such as a cellphone, laptop, TV, books, clothes and other valuables. Whether you're on or off-campus and even traveling abroad, your personal items will be covered from fire, water, theft, and any accidental damage. 

Looking for more details on a personal property coverage? Contact their Servicing Broker at 1-866-535-0456, email [email protected], or visit their UAlbany page here.

Personal property insurance with Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc.

Social Media 

When you follow UAS on social media you get the most up-to-date information on exclusive offers, service updates, special events, schedule changes and emergency information; you also have the opportunity to win FREE stuff! See our open contests at Albany.edu/uas/win.php

Text Messages 

Enjoy getting easy, up-to-date information via text messages from UAS. Receive important and timely information regarding hours of operation for UAS services, money saving specials at retail dining locations, emergency closing information and more! Easy opt-in and opt-out feature. To opt-in text "UAS" to 313131