Please be sure your student is completely registered for their Bama Bound session (and double-check those dates!) prior to booking travel accommodations.

2023 Orientation Session Dates (only sessions with available space will appear during your student(s) orientation registration)

Space is first come, first serve. The dates available to the student(s) will be shown only in their Orientation Registration System. Your student may see different dates from others based on your college, space availability, and admission type.

2023 Schedule Information

Parent & Family Orientation programming will run concurrently with Bama Bound New Student Orientation. Orientation programming will run:

  • for all 1-Day Parent and Family Orientation Sessions: 8 am – 5 pm
  • for all 2-Day Parent and Family Orientation Sessions:
    • Day 1 – 8 am – 7:30 pm
    • Day 2 – 8:30 am – 12 pm

All Parent & Family Orientation Sessions will include the following topics and information from the following resources:


  • Information from your student’s college (as determined by their major)
  • Academic Essentials (Academic Roles, Responsibilities, & Expectations)
  • Academic Support & Resources
  • Student Wellness
  • Campus Safety
  • Student Involvement
  • Crucial Conversations to have with your student

Campus Resources:

  • Student Account Services
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Housing and Residential Communities
  • Bama Dining (On Campus Dining Services)
  • Transportation & Parking Services
  • ActCard (Student I.D.)
  • SupeStore (Campus Bookstore)
  • Capstone Center for Student Success
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • First Year Experience
  • Office of Disability Services

All Parent & Family Orientation sessions will have access to live virtual sessions, including Regional Meet Ups, Affinity Group Meet Ups, and Current UA Student/Family Panels throughout the year.