Students in The College Experience have opportunities to get involved in two communities beyond the program: The College of Saint Rose and the City of Albany. Weekly meetings and emails keep students informed about community events, and students have the opportunity to create clubs, host parties and plan events.

Students develop independence in the areas of transportation, shopping, self-advocacy and community integration. The College Experience program and The College of Saint Rose are located near multiple bus lines, giving students the ability to visit attractions throughout the Capital Region.