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Welcome #UAlbany Danes – Fall 2017


Welcome New and Continuing Danes!

We begin this last week of orientation season with a solar eclipse! How fitting that this wonder is taking place during the week that you are about to embark on, or continue on, a path that will alter your lives, and likely the lives of many others. In you, lies great hope and wonder. We, in the Advisement Services Center, are here to help you form your goals and to help you to reach them. We are here to push you, should you begin to lose momentum, to encourage you, when you think that you cannot go on, and to cheer for you when you have successes.  Comments are encouraged and appreciated.

Click on the picture above to go to NASA’s Total Eclipse site.

Are you ready? Here we go!

Here are some announcements about making appointments with an advisor in our office:


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This Week:
Our last round of Summer Orientations takes place this week and we are looking forward to meeting with our New Danes.  If you have a question for your academic advisor, please e-mail them. They will be wrapped up in orientation and may not be able to meet with you in-person, until the first week of classes.

The First Week of Classes through September 5:
During the first week of classes  through Tuesday September 5, every advisor in the Advisement Services Center meets with students on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be open M-F, 8:30 am – 5 pm.  If you need assistance just come in! If your advisor is in our office, make sure to select “Walk-in for My Advisor” at the kiosk, and you will be put on the list to see your advisor. ​ If you have a general question and/or your advisor in not in our office, you select “Meet with ANY advisor” at the kiosk. Our Peer Advisors will also be available to assist you. 

September 6 and Beyond:
On September 6, we will begin seeing our students via appointment. We will have an advisor-on-duty to meet with walk-ins M-F, 1pm-5pm.  Please note that the advisor-on-duty cannot give out Advisement Verification Numbers (AVNs) to students other than their own advisees.

We see almost 2,000 students in our office that first week.
Tip: Come in the morning, when the wait is significantly shorter.

Make sure to check our blog regularly! There are many resources to help you, but they will not be useful if you do not know about them and if you do not use them!

Great Dane Advice:


Former Peer Advisor, Sam Brooking has some great advice to help you start the semester off right!  Check it out here: Peer2Peer: Starting The Semester Strong

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Project MyStory Blogger, Leobianny Hilario shares how you can address, what might be an uncomfortable and awkward transition to university life.
Check it out here: The Truth Is…

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Fall 2017 Pre-Health Events


Established in March 2015, Project MyStory is a community building effort to help students better acclimate to UAlbany and to work more effectively toward their goals. We began in UAlbany’s Academic Support Center (ASC), where you will see many of the posters featured above. We are now co-housed in ASC and in the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS).

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