Transfer Advisement & Orientation

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.

There are two programs offered to transfer students to help you transition to UAlbany. Transfer Advisement is necessary for some students depending on your course of study. All Transfer students are required to attend Transfer Orientation.

  • Transfer Advisement is a half-day session that takes place during the morning of January 19 or 22 during which you will meet with your academic advisor to finalize your class schedule.
  • Transfer Orientation is a half-day conference that takes place in the afternoon of Monday, January 22 for all transfer students. At Orientation, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different interactive sessions to help you acclimate to the community and become a successful Great Dane!

To register and prepare for Transfer Advisement and Orientation, please follow the steps below.

Register for Transfer Advisement & 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. Complete the registration by selecting the Transfer Orientation event. If you need to meet with your advisor in person, there will also be options for Transfer Advisement dates that you can select. If you encounter any problems registering, please contact Orientation and Transition at Be sure to click the submit button!
  6. Review and print the Orientation confirmation materials sent to your UAlbany email address.

Please Note:

  • Availability of dates for Transfer Advisement may vary per student based on admission status, intended major, and event capacity.
  • Transfer Orientation is mandatory for all new transfer students.
  • There is a Transfer 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, 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 Transfer Advisement & 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 your selected Transfer Advisement session and for Transfer Orientation on January 22!

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

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(518) 442-5509

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