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Your incoming student must complete their Bama Bound registration before you can make your Parent & Family Orientation registration. If your student has already registered for Bama Bound New Student Orientation, they may have chosen to create a parent log in and password when making their reservation. If so, visit the “Registration” link to register up to one (1) guest wishing to attend and use the log in information your student created. If your student did not create a parent login, they will need to login to myBama and register a parent or create a login. If your student still needs to make their Bama Bound registration, a Parent & Family Orientation registration can be made at the same time your student makes their registration.
Parent & Family Orientation is designed for anyone who will be supporting a new University of Alabama student in their transition to the Alabama community. Students will only be able to register up to one (1) guest with their Bama Bound New Student Orientation registration. Capacities for all portions of Parent & Family Orientation are set to allow for appropriate social distancing. Capacity limits will be strictly enforced and unregistered guests will not be able to participate in orientation activities.
Parent & Family Orientation is offered in conjunction with Bama Bound New Student Orientation. There are parent & family orientation dates during the months of May, June, July, and August. Please see our dates for more detailed information.
For Summer 2021, the fee for Parent & Family Orientation is $40 for any orientation session. Please note that all fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
The registration fees will cover the expenses to host orientation online, training & payment of orientation leader staff and graduate students, and the publication of orientation materials that can be picked up during move in or Family Weekend. A portion of your fee will also support events and programs sponsored by Parent & Family Programs throughout the duration of your student’s career at The University of Alabama.
Registered parents/family members will receive an email from Parent & Family Programs one week prior to their student’s Bama Bound date. That email will contain log in information for the Parent & Family Orientation online course and the dates and times for optional live virtual sessions associated with your orientation session dates. Once you have access to the online course, you will have access through fall semester.
The Parent & Family Orientation online course will include the following modules and more! Sample recommended modules include: Academic Essentials, Ways to Pay, Transition to Life at UA, Supporting Student’s Wellness, Preparing for UA. Sample Special Interest Information Sessions include: Veteran and Military Affairs, Honors College, Capstone Center for Student Success, Fraternity and Sorority Life, First Year Experience, Office of Disability Services. Sample Live Sessions include: Small Groups with Parent Ambassadors, Student Panel, Panel of Current UA Parents/Family Members, Regional Virtual Meet Ups, Affinity Group Virtual Meet Ups.
You can call the Parent & Family Helpline at 1-800-392-2777 or email parents@ua.edu Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For Summer & Fall 2021, Virtual and On Campus Orientation sessions will be offered. Both formats will offer a chance to meet current students and other incoming family members, learn about campus services, hear from your student’s school or college, and gain a better understanding of what to expect over the next few months

If your family has not been able to visit campus, an on-campus session may be a good opportunity to see the UA campus and experience Tuscaloosa. Capacities for on-campus sessions are set to allow for appropriate social distancing. (Capacity limits will be strictly enforced.)

If your family has been able to visit campus or lives locally, a virtual session may work best for your family.