Our e-newsletters are distributed monthly for those who have signed up for our PENPALS program. Check out the archive for editions from the past year.


PENpALS is an e-mail notification system that provides you with information about upcoming events, announcements, and other information related to the Parents Advisory Council, Parent & Family Programs, and your student. This is a great way to stay connected to our office and know how to best support your student. Join PENpALS to start receiving our emails!


The UA Parent & Family Programs page on Facebook keeps parents in the know and allows for discussion among one another. Posts include articles related to college parenting, UA campus events, and timely discussion topics between you and your student. By becoming a fan of our page, you are just one step closer to providing the support system that will make your student most successful at the Capstone. Visit our Facebook Page.


The UA Parent & Family Programs Twitter account is a great way to interact with the office and learn about opportunities for you and your student to engage in the university community. You can follow us by searching for @BamaParents.

The Crimson White

The Crimson White is the student newspaper of the University. It publishes four times per week throughout the academic school year and once per week during the summer. Students work in all areas of the paper, from the production to editing, providing our campus with relevant news. Read the online edition of The Crimson White.

University Parent Guide

As the official parent guide for the University of Alabama, the University Parent Guide provides parents with tips on how to encourage their student to be successful in academics, career planning, health and safety, finances, and student life at the University of Alabama. This publication also features a Tuscaloosa community guide for dining and entertainment options in the local area. Check out the University Parent Guide for more information.

Parent Educational Webinars

Providing timely and accurate information for parents on how to encourage their student to be successful in a variety of areas, as well as highlight resources across campus. Each webinar will be unique based on the topic and expert presenters.

Health and Wellness– Student Health Center clinical services, alcohol/drug prevention education and early intervention services, and the substance abuse assessment and counseling as a partnership with the Office of Student Conduct.

Peer Health Education– Health Hut Ambassadors and GAMMA Peer Educators are just two of the ways students are able to get involved on campus and make a positive impact on their peers. Through these programs, students encourage other students to make healthy choices.


UA Guide to campus and achitecture

The University of Alabama: A Guide to the Campus and Its Architecture is a richly illustrated guidebook to the architecture of the University of Alabama’s campus as it has evolved over the last two centuries. This volume, lavishly illustrated with contemporary and historical photographs, contains a decade’s worth of research by University of Alabama associate professor of art history emeritus Robert Oliver Mellown. In it, he recounts the fascinating facts, legends, and lore surrounding the storied architecture, history, and traditions of the Capstone.

From the very origins of the University to the latest expansions and renovations of its spacious grounds, Mellown takes readers on an insider’s tour of the University’s famed landmarks and best-kept secrets, from the art deco Denny Chimes, where the handprints and footprints of famous Tide athletes are memorialized in concrete, and the Gorgas House, which survived destruction during the Civil War, to Foster Auditorium, where George Wallace made his “stand in the schoolhouse door” as well as the acquisition of neighboring Bryce Hospital and the expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Arranged into campus tours that highlight Antebellum, Victorian, Early Twentieth-Century, and other periods of Alabama history, the book is durable and handy as a walking tour guide and handsome enough as a coffee-table keepsake for armchair travelers. Alumni, prospective students and their parents, new faculty, and out-of-state visitors will all welcome this useful, compact, and colorful guide to one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.