Housing for Parent & Family Orientation is only available for sessions in May, June, and July.
For students attending Bama Bound, one night’s stay in Ridgecrest South or Ridgecrest West, both suite-style residence halls, is included in their Bama Bound New Student Orientation fee. Students may request to stay 1 additional night for an additional nightly fee of $30.
If you and/or your student need to stay on campus more than the night prior to orientation and the night of orientation, please contact Housing and Residential Communities at 205.348.6667 to inquire about availability.
For Parent & Family Orientation, you have your choice of staying on campus (details below) or you may choose to stay off campus. Hotel options can be found here.
If you would like to stay overnight on campus, you can make your reservation through the Orientation Registration System. There are several options for your reservation, depending on how many guests you have. Parent & Family Orientation participants staying on campus will be housed in Ridgecrest South or Ridgecrest West. Please note, Ridgecrest South and West are residence halls and do not have many of the comforts offered by a hotel.
If you will be staying on campus, please plan to bring the following:
Please note that, like Orientation fees, all housing fees related to Orientation are non-refundable.
4 bedroom (twin beds)
Assigned to a four bedroom unit
$130 per night
Amenities include: Four private bedrooms with one twin bed in each; two bathrooms shared by occupants; spacious living room; kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (no cook top or stove); internet service (no television or computer)
2 single bedrooms (twin beds)
Assigned 2 single bedroom unit (as available) or 2 bedrooms within a 4 bedroom unit
$65 per night
Amenities include: Two private bedrooms with one twin bed in each; one shared bathroom; spacious living room; kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (no cook top or stove); internet service (no television or computer)
1 single bedroom (twin beds)
Parent coming by herself/himself
Assigned to a single bedroom in a 4 bedroom unit (other single bedrooms occupied by parents of the same gender attending by themselves)
$35 per night
Amenities include: twin bed; two bathrooms shared by occupants; spacious living room; kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (no cook top or stove); internet service (no television or computer)
If you have chosen to stay on campus and are arriving the night before an orientation session, you may park in The University of Alabama Student Center Parking Deck and check in at Ridgecrest South from 4 to 6 p.m.. The front desk is staffed 24-hours a day and someone will be available to check you in should you arrive outside of these check in hours however your room may not be immediately available if checking in before 4 pm.
If you are arriving the day that your orientation session begins, you can park at the UA Student Center parking deck and housing check in will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ridgecrest South later that day.
You will need to check-out with the staff at Ridgecrest South Residence Hall between 7:15 and 8 a.m. on your check out date.