Off to college they go

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Headed to Albany

Kenny Bernstein and Jonathan Matza, both from Hewlett and Nicole Helicher, of Cedarhurst, are two of the incoming freshmen at the University of Albany that will be part of the class of 2021.

Between June 26 and Aug. 24, the newest Great Danes and their families took part in freshmen orientation, which offers new students an opportunity to get to know other each other and discover academic and campus life opportunities on campus.

During the orientation, students meet with their academic advisor and complete their course registration. Incoming freshmen also meet with current UAlbany students, faculty, and other staff members who assist students and families with their college transition.

Complete orientation participation is required for all new degree-seeking undergraduate students.

James Madison bound

Casie Marra and James Silberger, both from Woodmere, are part of the class of 201 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Marra is planning on majoring in psychology and Silberger has picked sport and recreation management as his major.

The incoming freshman class represents a diverse group of people, who come from 35 states, the District of Columbia and 10 countries, school officials said.