Make Union Yours


We're excited to welcome our new admitted students to the Union community. Below are ways for you to learn about the many opportunities that await you at Union. Check back here regularly as we are continually adding new videos, event details and helpful links, as well as important updates for admitted students.

Featured Video: A special welcome from President David R. Harris

Opportunities for Admitted Students

  • Admitted Student Open House

    Click on the date below for details and to register for a virtual Open House designed just for you:

  • Tuesdays with Union

    Join us on Tuesdays to learn more about Union from current students and faculty. Topics will vary each week, and you may attend one or all of the events.

    Visit the Tuesdays with Union site to sign up and to view the schedule of weekly topics.

  • Student Showcases

    Join current Union students who will share their experiences on a variety of topics!

    Click on the date to pre-register, or join with the Zoom link at the event time.

    All programs begin at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):

    January 26, 2021: Interdisciplinary Research

    • In China:

    February 23, 2021: Study Abroad

    • In China:

    March 23, 2021: Community Engagement

    • In China:
  • Connect with Students

    Chat with a current student

    Student ambassadors are available to answer your questions about student life, study abroad programs, research, interdisciplinary studies and more.

    One-on-one meeting with a current student

    For a more in-depth conversation with a current student, we can schedule something via phone, Zoom or Google Meet.

    • Request to be contacted here

    Connect on social media

    There are multiple ways to meet other admitted students and members of the Union community, share your excitement, ask questions, and exchange social media handles.

  • Campus Visits

    You are welcome to join us for one of our campus visit opportunities, which can be found here. Or, visit when it's most convenient for you and take a self-guided tour using the Guidebook app.

    Note: before planning a visit to campus, please review our current visitor requirements, including New York State's travel advisory. New York State has additional requirements if you will be visiting from a state not adjacent to New York.

  • Campus Virtual Tour
    • Tour Union's Campus through photos, while learning more about academic, residential and recreational stops along the way.
    • Guided Virtual Tour: Looking for a guided tour experience? Student tour guides offer live narrated versions of the virtual tour while answering questions and sharing their Union stories. (You can also check out the short video tour in the section below!)
  • Videos Designed Especially for You

    The following videos are hosted on Vimeo. If Vimeo is blocked in your country, you can access the videos here.

    Introductions and Welcomes


    • Academic Life at Union: Dean of Studies Michele Angrist and Class Dean Derek Zuckerman speak about advising, trimesters and how to choose a major.
    • Why Study Humanities at Union?: Professor Jennifer Mitchell discusses exciting courses in English and other disciplines
    • Why Study Science at Union?: Associate Professor of Physics and Director of Undergraduate Research Chad Orzel discusses the benefits of STEM and liberal arts coming together at Union
    • Bonus Video! Check out Professor Orzel demystifying quantum mechanics at TED@NYC 2013
    • Why Study Engineering at Union?: Director of Engineering, Becky Cortez, provides an introduction to Union's ABET-accredited engineering majors
    • A Taste of the First-Year Classroom: Professor Stephen Schmidt, representing Social Sciences at Union, offers a sample First Year Preceptorial and explains how it fits into the College's Common Curriculum.
    • Make Things Happen: An overview of the career planning process at Union from Bob Soules, Director of the Becker Career Center

    Student Life

  • Financial Aid Advising

    Our Financial Aid office is also ready to assist you. Please call (518) 388-6123, email or request a phone appointment below:

  • Enroll at Union

    Officially Make Union Yours by submitting your enrollment deposit here.

    View Union's plans for the 2020-2021 academic year at

    For those considering a gap year, please review our deferral policy and process for requesting to defer your enrollment.

  • COVID-19 Admissions FAQ

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the Admissions office at (518) 388-6112.

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Grant Hall


Grant Hall (Admissions)
Schenectady, NY 12308

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Fax: (518) 388-6986

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sat: Open on selected Saturdays

Sun: Closed