We're looking forward to welcoming you to ACPHS!

We're excited for you to join the ACPHS close-knit community!

The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ orientation program welcomes new students and their families into the ACPHS community and supports their transition to college life. Through our academic and social orientation programming, students can explore and engage with the ACPHS community while preparing for their journey as future leaders in improving the health of our society.

What to expect during our Fall 2024 Orientation Program

Our four-day orientation program provides new first year and undergraduate transfer students with opportunities to meet peers, prepare for academic success and connect with key resources that will aid in their success at ACPHS, all while having fun! Our major themes for each day are detailed below.   

  • Day 1 | Welcome, Celebration, and Connection 

  • Day 2 | Academic and Personal Success  

  • Day 3 | Building Community On Campus 

  • Day 4 | Peer Connections and Making Space for Wellness

A finalized Fall 2024 Orientation schedule will be posted in June.

Entering as a new to ACPHS P1 or graduate student? Please review the Transition to ACPHS Orientation Program page for details on our P1 and graduate student specific orientation program.

Important Dates

Summer Wednesdays in the Den

Join OSEW for Summer Wednesdays in the Den! We’ll have snow cones, DIYs, Lawn Games and more. Stop by the Panther’s Den between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the Wednesdays below to join in the fun! 

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Register to attend Wednesdays in the Den here.

Summer Kick Start | Friday, July 26, 2024

This summer event provides new students the chance to kick start their experience at ACPHS. Members of our campus community will be available to connect and provide you with useful information as you prepare for your transition to campus this fall. Attendance at this event is strongly encouraged for all incoming students. View the Summer Kick Start schedule and register here.

New Student Move In | Thursday, August 22, 2024

New Student move in is for all incoming first year and undergraduate transfer students. Please check back in June for more information about Fall 2024 New Student Move In. 

New Student Orientation | Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25, 2024 

Our new student orientation program is required for all incoming first year and undergraduate transfer students. The finalized Fall 2024 Orientation schedule will be posted in June. 

First Day of Classes | Monday, August 26, 2024 

Welcome Week 2024 | Monday, August 26, 2024 – Sunday, September 1, 2024

From signature campus events like the Fall Student Engagement Fair to fun pop ups including food trucks and DIYs, Welcome Week 2024 is sure to kick off your semester in the best way! 

ACPHS Parent and Supporter Orientation

Our ACPHS Parent and Supporter Orientation offers new ACPHS parent and supporters the opportunity to connect with the offices and resources that will be supporting your student throughout their ACPHS journey.