Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to The University of Alabama!

What happens next?

We invite you to attend Parent & Family Orientation, which prepares parents and family members for the adjustments to college life and the transition your student will experience at The University of Alabama. Your support of your student’s education is critical to their success at the Capstone.

Parent & Family Orientation allows parents, guardians, and other adults in your student’s life to learn about how your student will spend the next four years. You will get a glimpse into life at the Capstone, how to support your student while they are pursuing their degree, and how you can stay involved. You will also have an opportunity to connect with other families, learn the basics of living on campus, and see how your student will spend the next few years.

Check out our webpages for more information regarding the Parent & Family Orientation experience, including registration for Parent & Family Orientation, an orientation checklist, dates and schedule, and FAQs. After reviewing the information on our website, you may register for Parent & Family Orientation at the same time your student registers for Bama Bound or you may register at a later time, using the family login and password your student created for you.

For 2022, the fee for Parent & Family Orientation is $80 per participant. Please note that all fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

If you would like to request a fee waiver for Parent & Family Orientation due to financial need, please complete this form to submit your request. Waiver requests are considered on a case by case basis in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. An approved request for Parent & Family Orientation fee waiver is good for one parent/family member/guest registration fee.

Parent & Family Orientation Questions: Contact us at 1-800-392-2777 or parents@ua.edu.

Bama Bound New Student Orientation Questions: Contact 1-800-933-BAMA or orientation@ua.edu.