Freshman Orientation & Course Request

Orientation programs assist new students as they make the transition to life at the University at Albany. Our friendly and informed staff will provide the guidance and support you need to become fully integrated into the campus community.

To register and prepare for orientation, please follow the steps below.

Register for Orientation

  1. Login to MyUAlbany using your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the "Campus Life" tab on the top.
  3. Click on the "Register for Orientation" link on the left under "Orientation."
  4. Login to the Orientation Registration using your NetID and password (Note: You will be able to login to the registration website 1-2 days following the payment of your admission deposit).
  5. During your Orientation registration, you will be asked several questions about your academic plans. To help you properly answer these questions, please refer to the New Freshman Advisement Information website.
  6. Complete the registration. If you encounter any problems registering, please contact Orientation and Transition Programs at Be sure to click the submit button! 
  7. Review and print the Orientation confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address.

Please Note:

  • Freshman Orientation takes place on Monday, January 22.
  • Orientation is mandatory for all new students.
  • There is a Freshman Orientation fee of $115 that will be charged to your student account.

Family Orientation

  1. If a family member would like to attend the Family Orientation program on January 22, the student should register that individual under “Family Orientation” in the Orientation registration.
  2. Be sure to add an email address for the family member that will be attending the program.
  3. The family member should check their email for the automatic confirmation email specific to the Family Orientation program.

Please Note:

  • The Family Orientation program is optional.
  • The Family Orientation program for the spring semester is on Monday, January 22.
  • Topics covered include: academic environment and academic support programs, career services, counseling and health services, financial services, and campus resources.
  • There is no additional fee for the Family Orientation program.

Prepare for Orientation

  1. Print out your confirmation email, map, and parking pass to bring with you to Orientation.
  2. Complete all the items listed on your Welcome Website To-Do List.
  3. Go to the Orientation Website for more information about Orientation!
  4. Mark your calendar for Freshman Orientation on January 22!

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you at Orientation!

Contact us
(518) 442-5509

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