Remember to wear comfortable shoes for Parent Orientation– there will be LOTS of walking!

Before your orientation session encourage your student to:

  1. Memorize his or her Campus Wide Identification Number (CWID)
  2. Prepare for the math placement test online: testing.ua.edu
  3. Review the undergraduate catalog and course schedules: mybama.ua.edu
  4. Have his or her MMR and meningitis immunization and TB test verification forms prepared by your family doctor: shc.ua.edu
  5. Get questions answered about on-campus and off-campus living: housing.ua.edu
  6. Submit his or her photo for the Action Card (student ID): actcard.ua.edu
    Please note: Students will use their action card during orientation. Photos must be submitted
    at least one full business day prior to your Bama Bound session. Students are highly
    encouraged to submit a photo online.
  7. Become familiar with First Year Experience: fye.ua.edu
  8. Plan to purchase football tickets online (early June 2017 at rolltide.com). Supply of tickets is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
  9. Learn about Bama Dining meal options: bamadining.ua.edu

After orientation, encourage your student to:

  1. Plan to attend the Week of Welcome: wow.ua.edu
  2. Register for his or her parking permit: bamaparking.ua.edu
  3. Order his or her textbooks online from the SUPe Store: universitysupplystore.com
  4. Prepare for moving to campus: movein.ua.edu

Parent Checklist:

Please take advantage of the many services UA offers to parents and…

  1. Become a fan of our Facebook Page at UA Parent Programs
  2. Follow us on Twitter: @BamaParents
  3. Sign up for PENPALS, the Parent Email Notification Program
  4. Frequently visit our website for updates
  5. Plan to attend Family Weekend