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The University of Alabama Parent & Family Programs


It was a pleasure to meet many of you at Bama Bound sessions over the past couple of months. Without a doubt, welcoming new students and their families to campus during orientation is one of the highlights of my job.

Each new class brings so much excitement and energy to campus. With August marking the beginning of a new academic year at The University of Alabama, we are excited to welcome both new and returning students home to the Capstone.

In the Division of Student Affairs, our goal is to help each of our students maximize their learning experiences. During Week of Welcome, students will be able to meet new friends through a series of fun and informational programs. On August 25, students will have the opportunity to find their niche and connect with campus organizations at our annual Get On Board Day.

We find that our most successful students are the ones who engage in campus life by joining organizations and attending programs about which they are passionate. Please encourage your student to get involved in at least one student organization during the fall semester.

As I mentioned during Bama Bound, the support and guidance that you provide your student is important. As you talk to your student, here are a few questions you can ask to get them thinking:

• Have you found any student organizations to get involved in?

• What classes are you excited about?

• Have you looked over your syllabus from each class?

• Have you put your class assignments (tests, projects, papers) on your calendar?

• Are there any weeks that are going to be particularly busy? Lots of tests or assignments?

To keep up with Student Affairs events and programs, you can like our UA Division of Student Affairs page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@UAStudents) and Instagram (@UAStudentAffairs). You can also follow me on Twitter (@BamaVPSA).

We look forward to watching your student meet their academic goals during their time with us at UA.

Roll Tide,

David L. Grady, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

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Mary Beth Child
Mary Beth Child
4 years ago

Camp 1831 was a great experience for our son. He has been hanging out with his 'team' ever since they returned to campus. Thank you to all who were involved in making it a welcoming experience.

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