UAlbany SA Blog

Senior Portraits for Winter 2011/Spring 2012 Graduates

Attention Winter 2011 and Spring 2012 Graduates!

Senior Portraits are Happening Now on February 6th & February 7th. To schedule your appointment log on to and schedule an available portrait seating, or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327). On the website, our school code to make an appointment is 87127. If you would like to pay before the appointment go to and enter our school code 5776. Make sure you put in 2012 as the year. Leave homeroom tab blank. It only costs $68 for the sitting fee and a torch yearbook! Please bring your confirmed print out to your appointment that you have paid. You can also pay when you come to your appointment by cash or debit/credit.

Arrive for your appointment 10 minutes early. We are located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center in room 305. Men should wear suits, women should wear blouses or business attire. Poses will be done in your own clothes and in a cap/gown provided by us. You will receive an email after your appointment to look at your proofs online. Your portraits and yearbook will be mailed to your permanent address so please give an address that you plan to have after you graduate in the fall. A retake session will be scheduled if needed at a $10 cost.

If you have any further questions email at

Student Groups! - Cash prizes at UAlbany Day


UAlbany Student Groups are invited to table at the 5th Annual UAlbany Day – Showcase at the Plaza on Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Empire State Plaza starting at 9:00 am.


The Student Group voted “Best Table Displays” at UAlbany Day 2012 will receive:

$500 prize for 1st Place

$250 for 2nd Place

$100 for 3rd Place

Displays should focus on the diverse and exciting opportunities available at UAlbany – particularly given that we anticipate over 1,000 local K-12 students. Although there will be some high school students in attendance, the large majority of these children will be between the age 8 and 12 years old, and your displays must be age appropriate in order to participate.


The 3 Student Groups with the most votes WIN!

Only UAlbany students will be eligible to vote.


If you would like to table at UAlbany Day 2012, please email by Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Run for SA Office!

Attention All Students: The self-nomination forms for midterm elections are now available in the SA office, located at CC 116. The following positions are open:

Living area Senator - Dutch
Living area Senator - Freedom
At-Large Senator
Vice President

The self-nomination forms are due Wednesday, February 1st in the SA office by 4:00pm. A mandatory candidates meeting will be held on Friday, February 3rd.

Wednesday Night Basketball

Come cheer on your Great Danes Men's Basketball team, this Wednesday, as they take on Binghamton Bearcats! Join us for a FREE pre-game party in the PE Gym starting at 6pm with live band The What-Evers, FREE pizza from Paesan's, FREE Growl Towels, FREE Purple and Gold noodles, and chances to win prizes! Tip-off is at 7pm in the SEFCU Arena- don't forget your DANE-ger Zone t-shirt!

UAlbany Day 2012

Join us for UAlbany Day 2012 - "Showcase at the Plaza". From 9am until 5pm in the Empire State Plaza concourse there will be Live Student Performances, Live Faculty & Researcher Demonstrations & Exhibitions, School and College Displays, aStudent Media Center with Live Remote Broadcasts, the Great Danes Basketball Teams, Sustainability Demonstrations including the Green Car, and Much More! Then, at 5pm join us for the UAlbany Day Evening Celebration with UAlbany President, George Philip and SUNY Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher. Click here to register, or watch videos from last year's UAlbany Day.

Big Purple Growl

Fast break to the Ferocious Feast and the 15th Annual BIG PURPLE GROWL & FEROCIOUS FEAST! Celebrate the biggest indoor tailgate party in town with food, fun and entertainment. Wear your purple and gold, show your pride and catch some exciting basketball action as the UAlbany Danes women's and men's teams tip off against the Stony Brook Seawolves!

4:30pm: UAlbany Women vs. Stony Brook Seawolves

7:00pm: UAlbany Men vs. Stony Brook Seawolves

For more information and to register click here.

SA Needs You!

Are you interested in being a part of the Student Association? We currently have openings in the offices of Vice President, Director of Gender and Sexuality Concerns, Director of Student Group Affairs, and the Director of Multicultural Affairs. Visit our website or stop by the office for more information.