Legacy Families

What Is a UAlbany Legacy?
A UAlbany legacy is a student or alumnus/a who has a parent or grandparent who is a UAlbany alumnus/a.

About the Program
As a UAlbany legacy, you are part of a special tradition here at UAlbany - one of more than 2126 families with two or more generations of UAlbany students. The legacy program recognizes families for their continued generational support, provides networking opportunities, and helps legacies stay connected through special programs and events. Highlights include a special welcome gift for freshmen, a legacy scholarship, an exclusive presidents' reception at Homecoming and VIP seating at commencement.

Are You a UAlbany Legacy?
If you are a UAlbany legacy, please email Loida Vera Cruz at the Alumni Association or call her at (518) 442-3087 to ensure that your family is included in this important program.

Legacy Scholarship Available
The Alumni Association established the Bertha Brimmer Legacy Scholarship in 2005 in honor of all our legacy families. The scholarship is open to incoming legacy freshmen who will be joining the university in the Fall, incoming transfer students and current freshmen legacies. For information on applying, visit the Scholarship web page

Presidents' Legacy Reception
Legacy families are invited to attend the Presidents’ Legacy Reception hosted by the president of the University and the president of the Alumni Association during Homecoming weekend.

Wear It With Pride.
All legacy seniors and their legacy parent/grandparent are presented with a pin during commencement weekend that identifies them as someone with a special connection to UAlbany. If you'd like to receive a UAlbany Legacy Pin, contact Loida Vera Cruz at lveracruz@albany.edu or call (518) 442-3087.

Questions? Email or call Loida VeraCruz at (518) 442-3087 for more details about the Legacy Program.

Commencement Seating
The Alumni Association is pleased to offer legacy families reserved priority seating at the Graduate Ceremony or the Undergraduate Ceremony in the winter and spring commencement ceremonies. Please email Loida R. Vera Cruz or call the Alumni Office at (518) 442-3080 to request special seating.