Mission

Parent & Family Programs educates, engages, and guides parents and family members of The University of Alabama students with the goal of supporting successful student transition, retention, and persistence to graduation.

At The University of Alabama, we welcome parents and families as partners in your student’s success at the Capstone. We recognize the crucial role that each of you play in your student’s college education. It is our goal to provide the resources you need to best support your student and opportunities to stay involved to create your own UA experience.

Purpose

Parent & Family Programs serves parents and family members of UA students by providing helpful information and resources to allow the proper level of involvement in your student’s college experience. Familial support is crucial to the success of students at the Capstone, and we welcome you as members of the UA Family.

Parent & Family Programs offers a wide variety of events and educational programming to allow families the opportunity to find their place at The University of Alabama. From Parent & Family Orientation to Family Weekend or serving on the Parent Advisory Council, there is something for every family member.

We encourage you to keep a close check on this website and enroll in our Parent Email Notification program (PENPALS) to receive updates and important deadlines. Please include your name and email address.

In addition to basic information about academic life, student life, student services, and many helpful tips, this website connects you to events and involvement, newsletters, and a wide range of frequently asked questions.

If you ever have additional questions, be sure to utilize our Helpline at 1-800-392-2777 or email us at parents@ua.edu.