This video features student attending orientation at the University at Albany in 1951, on the downtown campus. There are two separate orientation camps depicted, one for the women and one for the men. Students are depicting canoeing, student bonding activities at a campground. There are many scenes of students studying, working on projects and interactions between students and faculty. Many different sports are depicted, such as, archery, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and tennis. There are shots of students eating dinner, playing bridge, and socializing in front of the fire. Also "moving up day" is featured.