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A Message from the Vice President of Student Affairs

By The University of Alabama Parent & Family Programs


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Dear Parents,

The days are passing quickly, and our fall semester at The University of Alabama will be over in just over a month. The campus is alive with energy as we move into November. Students are busy with their course activities, campus events, and academic planning for the spring semester.

As we approach Thanksgiving break, many students are looking forward to returning home for an extended visit. Transportation may be an important consideration for your student as they finalize their plans for holiday travel. We encourage you to help your student explore different options for travel to and from the airport. Housing and Residential Communities offers shuttle service to and from the Birmingham Airport for academic breaks. You may learn more about this available resource here.

If your student is unable to travel home for Thanksgiving, there are resources available to them on campus. We know that this break falls close to our semester break and that traveling a long way isn’t always feasible for both. Bama Dining will have Burke Dining Hall open on Thursday, Nov. 24 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and Lakeside Dining Hall open on Friday, Nov. 25 (10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) All dining options will resume normal service on Saturday, Nov. 26 as we host Auburn University for the Iron Bowl.

Within the Division of Student Affairs and across UA, there are a number of opportunities that become available during this time of the year. Your student may be interested in joining different organizations or applying for University-wide awards that require an application process. From UA’s Premier Awards to applications to join the Blackburn Institute, it is both a busy and an exciting time. Please encourage your student to apply for these different opportunities for involvement and recognition on campus.

I wish you all the best this November. Thank you for all you do to ensure your student’s success at the Capstone. We are proud to be your partners.

Sincerely,

David L. Grady
Vice President for Student Affairs

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