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In the heart of Albany just 2 miles away from our campus, New York State’s largest one day street festival called Larkfest celebrated its 30th anniversary with live musical performances, outside store vendors, and local food stands.

Larkfest is just one of many activities and options available that draw many Siena students off campus and into the nearby area. For example, you can go hiking in the Adirondacks, explore the Catskills, boat on Lake George, or shop in Saratoga. Whatever it is you like to do, there’s always someone else at Siena who is more than willing to come along with you!

Easy and Convenient – Siena College makes sure all students have access to free or low-cost transportation so that they can take advantage of the community and various celebrations happening all year round. 

Spotted: Siena Students celebrating Larkfest

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Applications take time, but why not cross your Siena College application off your To-Do list and apply with our Fast Forward Application? Not only is it non-binding, but our Admissions Team will get back to you with a response within 1 week! Easy and Fast, why wait? Click here for a quick link to the Fast Forward Application.

Plus, if you complete your application by November 15th, you application is FREE!

Student Activity Fair

At the beginning of each academic year, clubs and organizations on campus table at the Student Activity Fair. The Student Activity Fair provides the opportunity for students, new and otherwise, to learn more about the clubs and organizations on campus as well as sign up!

Check out a slideshow of the Student Activity Fair here.

Move-in Day!


It’s been super busy on campus lately because classes have now started! Check out this awesome Flickr Collection of photos from Move-in Day 2011. Maybe you’ll be part of Move-in Day 2012 ;)

Meet Alissa Earle!
Yesterday, I got to meet Alissa Earle, Class of 2013. Alissa is a physics major and she spent the summer doing research on galaxies.
Why is she awesome? Alissa is awesome because astronomy is her passion! She’s traveled to Arizona, Puerto Rico and South America to visit observatories for her research. And, she runs astronomy programs for the Girl Scouts.
Alissa plans to become a Physics professor someday and I know she’ll be awesome.

Meet Alissa Earle!

Yesterday, I got to meet Alissa Earle, Class of 2013. Alissa is a physics major and she spent the summer doing research on galaxies.

Why is she awesome? Alissa is awesome because astronomy is her passion! She’s traveled to Arizona, Puerto Rico and South America to visit observatories for her research. And, she runs astronomy programs for the Girl Scouts.

Alissa plans to become a Physics professor someday and I know she’ll be awesome.

Why should you go to college?

This great article on InfoBarrel gives you 20 Reason Why You Should Go To College. It definitely makes you think!

Common Questions about Siena College

Yesterday while I was at my acupuncture appointment (yes, I’m a human pin cushion and the benefits are soooo worth it), my acupuncturist asked me some questions I get all the time about Siena College: What’s the difference between being Catholic and Franciscan? (FYI…there is no difference) And, what is a Friar? (Those are the guys in the brown hooded robes who walk around campus and look like they’re straight out of Robin Hood).

All of these questions and more are answered on the Siena College Friary Frequently Asked Question page. It’s definitely worth a look!

One thing people don’t realize about the Capital Region is that there is a TON of shopping here!
Yes, it’s the home of the New York State capital. And, there’s a plethora of fine dining and culture. And, there’s skiing, boating and other outdoor activities. And, lots of live entertainment at the Times Union Center and SPAC. But, you know what you really want is a little retail therapy not far from campus.
Right down the road from Siena’s campus you find not only large chain stores like Walmart and Target but also the Crossgates Mall and the Colonie Center Mall. Plus, there are outlets a short drive away in Lake George, NY and Manchester, VT.
Siena College offers FREE bus transportation on weekends to Crossgates Mall. But, for only $1.25 you can use public transportation (Route #29) to ride right into the heart of Downtown Albany or up to Latham Farms where you can find everything from a Home Depot and Panera to Michaels Craft Store and Hannaford Supermarket.
Questions about living at Siena College? Just click the question mark (?) at the top of this page and you can ask me anything! (even anonymously)

One thing people don’t realize about the Capital Region is that there is a TON of shopping here!

Yes, it’s the home of the New York State capital. And, there’s a plethora of fine dining and culture. And, there’s skiing, boating and other outdoor activities. And, lots of live entertainment at the Times Union Center and SPAC. But, you know what you really want is a little retail therapy not far from campus.

Right down the road from Siena’s campus you find not only large chain stores like Walmart and Target but also the Crossgates Mall and the Colonie Center Mall. Plus, there are outlets a short drive away in Lake George, NY and Manchester, VT.

Siena College offers FREE bus transportation on weekends to Crossgates Mall. But, for only $1.25 you can use public transportation (Route #29) to ride right into the heart of Downtown Albany or up to Latham Farms where you can find everything from a Home Depot and Panera to Michaels Craft Store and Hannaford Supermarket.

Questions about living at Siena College? Just click the question mark (?) at the top of this page and you can ask me anything! (even anonymously)

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I can’t believe that places like Walmart and Target are already selling back to school supplies! Before you know it, we’ll be moving new freshmen into the dorms to start their first year!

This past week I was at a conference…aka Rookie Camp for people who work in Admissions. So, I promise that this week will be filled with awesome new posts about all Siena and the Capital Region have to offer.

Here are some teasers:

We’ll be meeting new people on campus.

Shopping!

And….food. We eat a lot at Siena ;)

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