Please contact us if you have additional questions.

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 any parents and guests 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. This can include parents, aunts, uncles, godparents, guardians, siblings or grandparents. There is a registration fee for any individual who wants to attend Parent & Family Orientation, and registration is required.
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. Please note some sessions are for special groups of students on campus.
Parent & Family Orientation fees are $40 for the first (primary) parent/guardian and no charge for any additional parents/family members/guest associated with the same student. 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.

In an effort to improve Bama Bound and Parent & Family Orientation programming, communication and customer service, we have designed a new Bama Bound mobile app via the Guidebook platform. We are excited about this new addition and hope our guests will benefit from its implementation.

To access the Bama Bound App, download Guidebook to your smart phone or tablet (the app is free), search for University of Alabama Bama Bound and download.

Football ticket information will be available on your student’s myBama account. Students must be registered for Bama Bound New Student Orientation to purchase football tickets.