A Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Mean Isolation: UAlbany Offers Virtual Connection Opportunities

By Tessa Sutherland | February 22, 2021


When it comes to making friends during a pandemic, your options can be pretty limited. Being on campus can feel empty and lonely at times. The University at Albany has resources that you may not know about to help you make connections virtually and safely.


The clubs list on MyInvolvement https://myinvolvement.org/Organizations

Clubs are listed conveniently in one place on MyInvolvement. You can browse these clubs ranging from sports to academics. Some of the few clubs that are offered include Albany Outreach for Animals, Building Ladies up, and Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, different clubs also may have different ways of meeting. When you find a club you like, click into it to get all the contact information to reach out and get involved.


Events on MyInvolvement.org https://myinvolvement.org/events

Here is a compiled list of events hosted across multiple organizations and opportunities to wind down. Students can paint, play board games, or learn something new. These events vary in location, but some can be attended in the comfort of your own home. Stay current on events going on virtually and on campus.


Your class group on Facebook, posted opportunities.

Do you have Facebook? Log in and find your class Facebook group! Only students in your graduating year can join. Members create new posts everyday seeking others in the same classes, posting new club opportunities, searching for recommendations, you name it. It is an open place to connect with students in your graduating class.

Today at UAlbany on Outlook

“Today at UAlbany” provides you with knowledge surrounding campus updates. Opportunities are sprinkled in like the opening of the art museum to explore safely with friends or on your own. Look for their near daily automatic emails from Today at UAlbany sent to your Outlook account.

Group exercise https://www.albany.edu/campusrecreation/group_exercise.php

The pandemic doesn’t have to stop you from reaching your goals. UAlbany offers group exercise to keep you motivated. You can join a class and meet new people with similar goals. These classes vary from yoga to HIIT to strength workouts to get up and get active.


Ilearn workshops from IMC https://albany.libcal.com/calendar/iLearn_Workshops/?cid=7275&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=7275&inc=0

Are you creative? Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? YouTube channel? Now is the perfect time. The IMC hosts free virtual workshops to get you started on your journey. These classes are smaller, making it easier to form connections and creative relationships.


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