Below is the schedule for a 1 Day session of 2022 Parent & Family Orientation (Slight adjustments may occur but those would not impact start and end times of the overall session.) Final schedules will be given at orientation check-in. These sessions are only open for students who are starting at UA for Summer 1 or who are transfer students and their families.
* Designates special sessions only for parents and family members.
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. The University of Alabama Student Center, 2nd floor
Receive your materials, name tag, and information for the day. (New UA students must be registered in advance for Bama Bound.)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Student Center, 2nd floor
Visit with campus partners to learn more about specific opportunities, organizations, and resources that will enhance your student’s college experience.
9 – 9:30 a.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Meet the Orientation Staff who will assist you throughout your orientation experience.
9:40 – 11:15 a.m. Various Locations
During this session, you will learn of opportunities within your student’s academic area and begin conversations about your student’s class schedule.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Various Locations
Depending on your student’s college, Parent Ambassadors will provide an opportunity to get to know one another and learn about student involvement on campus through a small group presentation followed by lunch at the Student Center Food Court OR Parent Ambassadors will guide you to lunch followed by a Parent Ambassador Small Group. (Lunch is included in your Parent & Family Orientation fee.)
1:00 – 1:25 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Learn about services students use daily; everything from dining, transportation, and more!
1:25 – 1:45 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Housing and Residential Communities will present tips to help you prepare your student to make UA their home away from home.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Learn from Student Account Services representatives about the process and options for payment at UA.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Learn from Student Financial Aid representatives about the logistics of financial aid disbursement and more.
2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
UA has a holistic view of student wellness with a large number of resources dedicated to supporting student wellness.
2:50 – 3:10 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
University Police will share information about UAPD’s services and programs and provide effective tips for reminding your student to stay safe on campus.
3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Take one final opportunity to ask current UA students any remaining questions you might have during this panel session.
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Parent & Family Programs staff will walk you through what you can expect over the next few months and beyond.