Please be sure your student is completely registered for their Bama Bound session (and double check those dates and type [on campus or virtual]!) prior to booking travel accommodations.

2021 Orientation Session Dates

  • March 5: Early Transfer Session 1 (Virtual)
  • April 16: Early Transfer Session 2 (Virtual)
  • May 24: Summer Session 1 / Transfer Session 1 (Virtual)
  • May 25 – 26: Freshman Session 1 (On Campus)
  • May 27 – 28: Freshman Session 2 (On Campus)
  • June 1 – 2: Freshman Session 3 (On Campus)
  • June 3 – 4: Freshman Session 4 (Virtual)
  • June 7 – 8: Freshman Session 5 (On Campus)
  • June 9 – 10: Freshman Session 6 (On Campus)
  • June 14 – 15: Freshman Session 7 (On Campus)
  • June 16 – 17: Freshman Session 8 (On Campus)
  • June 22 – 23: Freshman Session 9 (On Campus)
  • June 24 – 25: Freshman Session 10 (Virtual)
  • June 28: Summer Session 2 / Transfer Session 2 (Virtual)
  • June 29 – June 30: Freshman Session 11 (On Campus)
  • July 1 – 2: Freshman Session 12 (Virtual)
  • July 12 – 13: Freshman Session 13 (On Campus)
  • July 14 – 15: Freshman Session 14 (On Campus)
  • July 19 – 20: Freshman Session 15 (On Campus)
  • July 21 – 22: Freshman Session 16 (On Campus)
  • August 11 (Freshman): Final Session 1 (On Campus)
  • August 12 (Freshman): Final Session 2 (On Campus)
  • August 13 (Transfer): Final Session 3 (On Campus)

 

Schedule Information for Parent & Family Orientation 2021

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

Topics:

  • 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)
  • Veteran and Military Affairs
  • Honors College
  • 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.

On Campus Parent & Family Orientation Sessions

Due to space limitations and to follow social distancing guidelines, On Campus Parent & Family Orientation Sessions will include a variety of information delivery methods: small group presentations, streamed presentations with in person Q & A, and supplemental virtual content through Zoom, Platform Q, and the UA Crimson Connection. More specific details will be sent via email.

Virtual Parent & Family Orientation Sessions

Virtual Parent & Family Orientation Sessions will have limited live synchronous sessions to provide flexibility for family members. The Welcome and College Visit presentations will be live streamed in the morning. Your family small group session, facilitated by Parent Ambassadors, will be in the evening. More specific details will be sent via email.