PENpALS is an e-mail notification system that provides you with information about upcoming events, announcements, and other information related to the Parents Advisory Council, Parent & Family Programs, and your student. This is a great way to stay connected to our office and know how to best support your student. Join PENpALS to start receiving our emails!


Our e-newsletters are distributed monthly for those who have signed up for our PENPALS program. Check out the Crimson Connections Archive for editions from the past year.


The UA Parent & Family Programs page on Facebook keeps parents in the know and allows for discussion among one another. Posts include articles related to college parenting, UA campus events, and timely discussion topics between you and your student. By becoming a fan of our page, you are just one step closer to providing the support system that will make your student most successful at the Capstone. Visit our Facebook page.


The UA Parent & Family Programs Twitter account is a great way to interact with the office and learn about opportunities for you and your student to engage in the university community. You can follow us by searching for @BamaParents.

Educational Webinars

Providing timely and accurate information for parents on how to encourage their student to be successful in a variety of areas, as well as highlight resources across campus. Each webinar will be unique based on the topic and expert presenters.

Parent & Family Programs Webinar YouTube Playlist

Fall 2020 Webinar Series

#CoachingThroughCOVID series:

Spring 2020 Webinar Series

#MeetUA series:

#UA24 series:

BONUS webinars;

Fall 2019 Webinar Series

Spring 2019 Webinar Series

Fall 2018 Webinar Series

Spring 2018 Webinar Series

Fall 2017 Webinar Series

The Crimson White

The Crimson White is the student newspaper of the University. It publishes four times per week throughout the academic school year and once per week during the summer. Students work in all areas of the paper, from the production to editing, providing our campus with relevant news. Read the online edition of The Crimson White.