Summer and Fall 2022 Parent & Family Orientation Schedules will be posted here in April.

Below is a previous schedule from 2021 Parent & Family Orientation (Changes will occur for 2022. Please do not make arrangements based on this 2021 schedule.):

All times are listed in Central Time.

Day 1

* Designates special sessions only for parents and family members.

Welcome to The University of Alabama

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Live Stream
Meet the Orientation Staff who will assist you throughout your orientation experience.

Transition to Life on Campus *

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Live Stream
Housing and Residential Communities will present tips to help you prepare your student to make UA their home away from home.

Bama Basics *

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Live Stream
Learn from Parent Ambassadors about services students use daily; everything from dining, transportation, and more!

Way to Pay at UA *

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Live Stream
Learn from Student Account Services representatives about the process and options for payment at UA.

Parent Ambassador Small Group *

10:50 – 11:50 a.m. Live Stream
Parent Ambassadors will provide an opportunity for you to get to know one another and learn about student involvement on campus through a small group presentation.

Next Steps *

11:50 a.m. – 12 p.m. Live Stream
Parent & Family Programs staff will walk you through what you can expect over the next few months and beyond.

College Visit

1 – 2 p.m. On Demand
During this session, you will learn of opportunities within your student’s academic area and begin conversations about your student’s class schedule.

Additional On-Demand Programming

Maximizing Students’ Experiences – Hear from Student Life leadership about the ways families can be involved in maximizing the experience of all students.

Diversity Initiatives at UA – Learn about the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the programs available for all UA students.

Supporting Students’ Safety on Campus – University Police will share information about UAPD’s services and programs and provide effective tips for reminding your student to stay safe on campus.

Supporting your Student’s Wellness – Learn about UA’s holistic view of student wellness with information about a large number of campus resources dedicated to supporting student wellness.

Crucial Conversations – You student has not yet left the nest. A staff member from Parent & Family Programs will help you navigate some of the important family conversations to have in preparation for your student’s transition to UA.

Involvement Sessions – Choose your own sessions to learn from the campus units that are most relevant to you and/or your student.