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Week of Welcome 2013
Schedule of Events

Friday, August 9, 2013

Mandatory Residential Hall Floor Meetings
9:30 p.m.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Welcome Reception at the Historic Gorgas House
University Programs
Location: Gorgas House
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Parents and students are invited to attend a welcome reception at the historical Gorgas House on Friday, August 16, 2013. This event offers a chance to experience a piece of Alabama's history first hand. Learn about the historic beginnings at the first structure of the University of Alabama campus. An expert on the University's history will be in attendance to talk about the campus and its history. Enjoy light refreshments and great company. Register for free to reserve your spot at
Bus Route: Blue, Crimson

Mandatory Residential Hall Floor Meetings
8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Year Experience Move-In Table
First Year Experience
Location: Ferguson Student Center Plaza
Contact: Mary Alice Porter
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Programmer: Sydney Page
First Year Experience and Parent Programs is hosting a welcome and information table on the Ferguson Center Plaza for first year students and their families. Students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about various areas at UA and have the chance to connect with the FYE and Parent Programs office.
Bus Route: Gold

Family Welcome Reception
Parent Programs
Contact: Jennifer DeFrance Hayes
Location: Fresh Foods inside the Ferguson Center
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Enjoy this "sweet start" to your first year on-campus with a dessert reception for students and families! Meet new students, connect with Parent Programs staff, and learn about other campus departments that are here to help you. Desserts and refreshments are provided.
Bus Route: Gold

Hot Topics: Social Media and Personal Identity
University Programs
Location: Anderson Room inside the Ferguson Center (Room 302)
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Are you the same person online as you are in real life? Do you know someone that's not? Come talk about how we identify ourselves through social media, and how those perceptions don't always match who we are in real life at the first Hot Topics event of the semester. Refreshments will be provided.
Bus Route: Gold

Mandatory Residential Floor Meeting

Screen on the Green
University Programs, Counseling Center, and Crimson Cinema Productions
Location: The Quad
Time: 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Enjoy a free movie under the stars with University Programs, Crimson Cinema Productions, and The Counseling Center. Watch "Fast & Furious 6" on the Quad with your friends. Every guest receives free popcorn and a beverage.
Bus Route: North Perimeter

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SAA & FATE Open House
Alumni Affairs, SAA, FATE
Location: Alumni Hall
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
When do you become an alumnus? Find out at the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and Future Alumni for Tradition and Excellence (FATE) Open House at Alumni Hall. Learn how to get involved before you graduate, meet new friends, enjoy free snacks and live music, and stick around for giveaways!
Bus Route: Crimson

WOW Kick-Off
University Programs
Location: Coleman Coliseum
Time: 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (TBC)
Week of Welcome kicks off at Coleman Coliseum with this carnival-style event. Take part in the first pep rally of the season with the University of Alabama Cheerleaders & Yell Crew. Afterwards, experience zip lining, wax hands, bumper cars, and a variety of other activities. Enjoy free foods from restaurants around the Tuscaloosa area. Start off your Week of Welcome right at Kickoff 2013!
Bus Route: Crimson

Mandatory Residential Floor Meeting
8:30 p.m.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gorgas Library Open House
University Libraries
Location: Gorgas Library
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UA libraries are not the typical library. These popular on campus gathering places are for students to study and hang out, and come equipped with everything you need to help you become academically successful at the Capstone. From the latest research to a state-of-the-art recording studio, UA libraries have you covered. Come see for yourself! Join us in Goragas Library for free pizza and fun giveaways.
Bus Route: Blue Express, Blue, Crimson

Out-of-state/International/Transfer Student Social
The 49
Location: The Zone
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet other new students while looking out over the field at Bryant Denny Stadium! All out-of-state, international, and transfer students are welcome to join us in The Zone for free food, fun, and a few words of encouragement from our guest speaker. Come out and meet the students from the 49, UA's very own out of state student organization, as well as representatives from the Association of Residential Communities, the International Student Association, and helpful university programs.
Bus Route: Blue, Crimson, Green

Tour T-Town
University Programs
Location: Leave from Ferguson Center Plaza
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Get to know your home for the next four years! Learn your way around town and explore all the coolest places in the local area, including Downtown Tuscaloosa, the new Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, historic Downtown Northport, a variety of unique cultural hot spots, shopping areas, places to grab a quick bite to eat, and much more! Meet at the Ferguson Center Plaza where the buses will depart. Register at to reserve your spot.
Bus Route: Gold

Black Faculty/Staff Association Open House
Black Faculty/Staff Association
Location: Gorgas House
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
New students and their families are cordially invited to join The Black Faculty and Staff Association at the Gorgas House. BFSA members will share information about the group's activities for the upcoming year that focus on their mission of advocating educational equity and excellence. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Carl Bacon at (205) 348-8232 or
For more information about BFSA:
Bus Route: Blue, Crimson

NCNW - Let's make a SPLASH!
NCNW, GGC, & The Office of Student Conduct
Location: Outdoor Rec Center
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Make a SPLASH (Students, Persistently Learning, Achieving Smart Habits) with the ladies of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the men of the Grandeur Gentlemen's Coterie (GGC) for an afternoon of fun in the sun at the Outdoor Recreation Pool Complex. This event will include a live DJ, complimentary catering, and giveaways.
Bus Route: Green, Blue, Blue Express

IFC's Greek Welcome Festival
Interfraternity Council, Greek Affairs
Location: Manderson Landing
Contact: Ross Boardman
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
This is a chance for new students to meet UA's IFC Fraternity leaders and the UA community! Enjoy a cookout, live band, cornhole tournament, and learn about the different IFC fraternities on campus. This event will allow men who are interested in joining IFC fraternities, or simply those interested in learning about UA's Greek community, a chance to interact with representatives from different groups as well as other men that are going through the recruitment process.
Bus Route: Gold

Spectrum Reception for LGBTQ+ Students
Location: Heritage Room
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Spectrum, the campus organization for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies, invites all new and returning students to meet and greet new people and their members. Spectrum welcomes all students to the organization and wants to issue a special welcome to all LGBTQ+ freshmen at UA. Light refreshments will be provided.
Bus Route: Gold

Ukirk Presbyterian Church
Location: Winter-Vallery Presb. Student Center 1127 8th Ave
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join Ukirk (campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church USA) for a FREE BBQ dinner. Come tour our student center, hang out, and learn about small group, mission, and worship opportunities for the upcoming year!
Bus Route: TBD

Baptist Campus Ministries
Location: Baptist Student Union, 401 University Blvd
Time: 6:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Do you like great music, games, making friends and meeting new people? Then, don't miss Survival! All freshmen and transfer students are welcome to join the party for fun and help adjusting to life at Bama. Cost is $10 which includes pizza and an event t-shirt.
Bus Route: Blue Express, Green

Student Night at Target
Target & University Programs
Location: Target on 15th St.
Time: 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Need any last minute supplies? Target will re-open just for students! A DJ will provide fun and entertainment throughout the night at the store where students will receive giveaway bags, special coupons, and product samples. Transportation will be provided to the store and returning to campus. Shuttle buses will pick up from the following locations: Riverside/Ridgecrest, Tutwiler and Burke/Parham.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ripple Effect: Freshman Day of Service
Community Service Center
Location: Register at the Ferguson Center Plaza at 9 a.m.
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Excellence in service begins with the UA Community Service Center-Ripple Effect! Freshmen and transfer students are invited to begin their community service career with this annual event. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Ferguson Center Plaza. Service begins at 10 a.m. Transportation will be provided to various project sites where students will volunteer until 1 p.m. Students will work alongside community members and UA student leaders, faculty and staff. A free lunch will be served immediately following students' return to campus. To register for this event visit: http//
Bus Route: Gold

Cookies with the Career Center
Career Center
Location: Ferg Plaza
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Are you feeling pressure to choose a major, but aren't sure where to start? Maybe you've chosen a major, but aren't sure what to do with it? Stop by the Ferguson Center Plaza for Cookies with the Career Center! Enjoy a snack while you meet the people who can help you decide on a major and career path. Plus, pick up some valuable information about resources offered at the Career Center.
Bus Route: Gold

Residential Mandatory Floor Meetings
2 p.m.

Globally-Minded Student Social
Alabama International Relations Club
Location: Riverside Community Center or Ridgecrest South
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Join us for snacks, games, and a free raffle! This social is for students interested or enrolled in the following programs: International Studies (major/minor), Global Business concentration, International Honors Program, and the Global Studies Certificate. Anyone with an interest in International Culture or Politics is also welcome to attend. Learn about the Alabama International Relations Club and how to stay connected throughout the academic year.
Bus Route: Gold

Welcome to UA Sweet Treats Social
National Student Exchange & Dean of Students
Location: Alston Parlor in Alston Hall
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the National Student Exchange (NSE) and Dean of Students as we welcome NSE program participants with sweet treats! Incoming students have the opportunity to make connections with the other participating students, as well as establish a relationship with faculty and staff.
Bus Route: Gold

New Student Convocation
Dean of Students and University Programs
Location: Foster Auditorium (TBC)
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Become an official member of the UA family at New Student Convocation, taking place in historic Foster Auditorium. University administrators will be on hand as the Class of 2017 takes the Capstone Creed. All new freshmen and transfer students are invited to attend. A reception with horderves and refreshments will follow in the Malone-Hood Plaza outside of Foster Auditorium.
Bus Route: Crimson

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Crimson Compass
Auxiliary Services & University Programs
Location: UA Campus (Ferguson Plaza, Southwest corner of Quad, Lloyd Hall, Shelby Hall)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Need to know where your classes are located? You've got questions about campus? We've got answers! Look for one of our Crimson Compass volunteers on the first and second day of class who will be ready to help you with any questions you have about campus. Volunteers can also show you how to use the Maps function on UA's iPhone, Blackberry, and Android apps.
Bus Route: Gold, Crimson, Green, Blue, Blue Express

Welcome Back Breakfast
Location: Ferg Plaza
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Start the semester off right with a free Welcome Back Breakfast with the Student Government Association at the Ferguson Center Plaza! Stop by on your way to class to pick up breakfast to go!
Bus Route: Gold

Free Moe's with Chi Alpha Campus Ministry
Chi Alpha Ministry
Location: Quad, in front of Lloyd Hall
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a free Moe's taco bar on the Quad in front of Lloyd Hall!
Bus Route: Green

Splash of Crimson
University Programs
Location: Tutwiler living room and presidential village 7th floor community room
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Now that you're moved in, do your walls look a little empty? We've got a solution! Join us for a unique painting experience as Uptown Arts Uncorked comes to campus and walks you step-by-step through creating your own masterpiece to take home! Refreshments will be provided. Register at
Bus Route: Crimson, Green

Bama Hillel Pizza & Open House
Bloom Hillel Student Center
Location: Bloom Hillel Student Center, 380 9th St., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bama Hillel invites all students to an open house and pizza party at the Bloom Hillel Student Center. Meet new students, get to know the staff, tour Hillel, and enjoy free food! Learn about future Hillel events and campus initiatives.
Bus Route: Blue, Green

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Crimson Compass
Auxiliary Services & University Programs
Location: UA Campus (Ferguson Plaza, Southwest corner of Quad, Lloyd Hall, Shelby Hall)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Need to know where your classes are located? You've got questions about campus? We've got answers! Look for one of our Crimson Compass volunteers on the first and second day of class who will be ready to help you with any questions you have about campus. Volunteers can also show you how to use the Maps function on UA's iPhone, Blackberry, and Android apps.
Bus Route: Gold, Crimson, Green, Blue

Welcome Back Breakfast
Al's Pals & University Programs
Location: Ferg Plaza
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Start the semester off right with a free Welcome Back Breakfast compliments of Al's Pals and University Programs at the Ferguson Center Plaza! Stop by on your way to class to pick up breakfast to go!
Bus Route: Gold

India & The Culture of Yoga
Crossroads Community Center and Capstone International Center
Location: Ferguson Center 2nd Floor TV Lounge - outside of the Crossroads Community Center
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Start the academic year by learning about other cultures - and how to relax - at the same time! Traditional Indian dancer and teacher Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy will discuss the history and fundamental breathing techniques of yoga. Enjoy this informative session about how yoga can help relieve stress and become part of your healthy lifestyle. Afterwards, connect with staff from the hosting campus partners, Crossroads Community Center and Capstone International Center, to learn more about their programs offered throughout the year.

Homegrown Alabama Farmers' Market
Homegrown Alabama
Location: Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, 812 5th Ave, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Join us at the Homegrown Alabama Farmers' Market! Stop by for live music, crafts, and as always - fresh Alabama-grown produce, assorted flowers, honey, soap, herbs, and baked goods. Don't have a kitchen? No worries! Recipes are on hand for easy to prepare meals in your residence hall. The market is held every Thursday from April through Oct. from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. on the lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel. Homegrown Alabama is a student-led organization that seeks to increase awareness of the value of local produce by fostering partnerships between local farmers, the university, and surrounding community.
Bus Route: TBD

Splash of Crimson
University Programs
Location: Ridgecrest South 2nd Floor Atrium and Presidential Village 7th Floor Community Room
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Now that you're moved in, do your walls look a little empty? We've got a solution! Join us for a unique painting experience as Uptown Arts Uncorked comes to campus and walks you step-by-step through creating your own masterpiece to take home! Refreshments will be provided. Register at
Bus Route: Gold

Rollin' on the River
Honors College
Location: Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
New Honors students are invited to join us for Rollin' on the River at the Tuscaloosa River Market! Enjoy dinner, dancing, and live music by PhD'Licious - Tuscaloosa's own band comprised of University professors, as you officially join the Honors community.

St. Francis Movie & Game Night
St. Francis Catholic Student Ministry
Location: St. Francis Catholic Student Center, 811 5th Ave., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401
Time: 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Join St. Francis students for a movie, pool, table tennis, Foosball, board games, and plenty of good snacks. Meet fellow Catholic students at UA and have all your questions answered about our ministry program. All students are invited to attend, regardless of religious preference.
Bus Route: TBD

Friday, August 23, 2013

International Coffee Hour
Capstone International Services
Location: 121 BB Comer
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for our first coffee hour of the year! All international and American students, scholars, faculty and staff are welcome to join. Capstone International Coffee Hour is held every Friday during the Fall and Spring semester from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world.
Bus Route: Crimson, Blue, Blue Express

Student Services Open House
Hosted by: College of Arts & Sciences
Location: 200 Clark Hall
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Come to the College of Arts & Sciences' Open House for a chance to win prizes and a scholarship! Meet faculty and staff that will answer your questions, give advising assistance, and also find out how to get involved on campus throughout the year. Enjoy free refreshments while mingling with other freshmen and transfer students.
Bus Route: Crimson, Blue, Blue Express

Welcome Back Luau
Wesley Foundation
Location: Wesley Foundation, 505 9th St
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Join us at the Wesley Foundation for a luau party to welcome the weekend! Bring your friends for free food, outdoor games, and activities. Make new connections in this fun, relaxed environment!
Bus Route: TBD

Dean of Students & reek Affairs
Location: Parking lot behind Rec/Fraternity Row
Time: 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Greekfest is back again for another year of raising money for the community and bringing high-quality music to The University of Alabama. Hop a Crimson Ride and join us at the soccer field parking lot for a night of great music with 12,000 fellow students. Advance tickets are $35 per person, and UA students are limited to three tickets, two of which can be used as guest passes for non-UA students; tickets will be $40 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the UA Greek Relief Fund and the Costa Bill Fish Foundation. Purchase tickets at
Must be 18+ or have your ACTion Card to enter.
For more information:
Email -
Follow @CostaGreekfest on Twitter or search for the event Costa's Greekfest on Facebook.
Bus Route: Green, Blue, Blue Express

Saturday, August 24, 2013

On The Town: AirWalk Trampoline Arena
University Programs
Location: 7010 Champion Blvd., Birmingham, Al. 35242
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join University Programs for a trip to Airwalk Trampoline Arena in Birmingham, Alabama that features 7,000 square feet of trampolines including wall trampolines and launching pads, where the fun never stops! Meet in the Ferguson loop at 10:30 a.m. Register for free at
Bus Route: TBD

ONYX Block Party
Black Student Union
Location: Ferguson Center Plaza
Time: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) & Black Student Union (BSU) will be hosting the annual ONYX Block Party showcasing African-American campus organizations, sororities and fraternities that are members of NPHC. Enjoy interactive games while making connections to last a lifetime!
Bus Route: Green, Blue, Blue Express

Crimson Kindness: Snapshots of Kindness
Crimson Kindness
Location: Ridgecrest South 2nd floor Atrium
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Do you enjoy being kind to strangers and having fun? Then come join Crimson Kindness in spreading kindness on campus! Teams will complete fun challenges while working to capture acts of kindness in photos or videos. Afterwards, share your team's experiences. You will also learn about the great events Crimson Kindness has planned for the year. See you there!
Bus Route: Gold, Crimson, Blue, Blue Express

Mallet Open Mic Night
Mallet Assembly
Location: Palmer Hall Basement
Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Have a hidden talent? Join the Mallet Assembly for Open Mic Night in the Palmer Hall basement. Sign up to participate beginning at 7 p.m. in the Palmer Hall Basement then take part in the variety show featuring you! It's first-come, first-served so arrive early and sign up to showcase your talent!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

CMA Block Party
Campus Ministries Association
Location: Entrance located at the intersection of Hackberry and 9th Street (across from Burke)
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Come join the Campus Ministries Association (CMA) for a Welcome Back Block Party! Take a tour of local campus ministries, visit tents for informational materials, listen to live band music, eat free food, and meet new people. Hosts for the block party include: the Baptist Campus Ministries, Canterbury Chapel (Episcopal), Chi Alpha (Assemblies of God), Disciples of Christ, Hillel Foundation (Jewish), Muslim Students Association, RUF (Presbyterian Church in America), St. Francis Catholic Student Ministry, UKirk Ministries (Presbyterian USA), University Christian Ministry (Church of Christ), University Lutheran Church, and Bama Wesley (Methodist).
Bus Route: Crimson

NPHC Convocation
Location: Ferg Ballroom
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Learn about the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities at UA. Topics will include membership requirements and the benefits of joining Greek Life. Connect with the Office of Greek Affairs to discuss important information about hazing as well as the various guidelines specific to joining an organization at UA. There is a $5 fee to attend Convocation and all proceeds benefit the NPHC S.T.R.O.N.G. Scholarship Fund which is given to a UA student at the Homecoming Step Show.
Bus Route: Gold

Night at the Rec
University Recreation
Location: Student Recreation Center
Time: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Fun at the Rec Center! Your first official trip to the Student Recreation Center as a UA student will come with a live DJ, Food, games and much more! Enjoy the climbing wall, play a friendly game of UREC's version of "Battleship" (bring your swimsuit!), or take advantage of the many other recreation opportunities that will be provided. Don't forget your UA ACTion Card.
Bus Route: Green, Blue, Blue Express

Monday, August 26, 2013

Getting Connected To Wellness
Women's Resource Center
Location: Ferguson Plaza (Rain plan: Gorgas 205)
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Through interactive tables, students will learn about the wellness resources that are available to them while at the Capstone. By getting involved with the Counseling Center, Crossroads Community Center, Student Health Promotion and Wellness, Safe Zone, University Recreation Center and Women's Resource Center, students can foster bonds that will help with the transition to campus while understanding their personal wellness needs.
Bus Route: Gold

Fun Day with VMA
Veteran and Military Affairs
Location: One BB Comer
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Come enjoy a friendly game of foursquare, corn hole, video games tournaments, and much more! Beat the heat with snow cones while meeting other Veteran students, service members and dependents. Also, learn about the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the many services they provide such as printing, computer lab access, and textbook rentals.
Bus Route: Crimson, Blue, Blue Express

Harris Hall Reception for Arts & Sciences Students
The Parker-Adams Year
Location: Harris Hall
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join fellow Arts & Sciences students to learn about The Parker-Adams Year, a program that offers students the opportunity to live in an environment that focuses on academic achievement and encourages leadership, service learning, and engagement. Enjoy refreshments while faculty and staff answer any questions about the academic community of Harris Hall.
Bus Route: Crimson

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Study Abroad Open House
Capstone International Academic Programs
Location: 135 BB Comer
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Capstone International Academic Programs welcomes students to stop by the UA Study Abroad office to learn about studying overseas and their opportunities. Last year over 1,100 UA students studied, interned, and volunteered abroad in over 50 countries! This event will help you find a program to fit your academic, financial, and personal needs. Enjoy refreshments while meeting current students, faculty leaders, international students, and study abroad staff.
Bus Route: Crimson, Blue, Blue Express

2013 Freshmen Involvement Symposium
Location: Ferguson 360
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Learn about the premier freshman leadership organizations at the 2013 Freshman Involvement Symposium. Students will hear from representatives from First Year Experience office, Student Government Association, the Career Center, and other student organization and staff representatives. All attendees will be provided with information concerning applications deadlines and processes for joining these organizations. This will be a great opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, current student leaders, and other members of the freshmen class.
Bus Route: Gold

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Healthy Hump Day
Health Ambassadors and The Department of Health & Wellness
Location: Ferguson Center (Plaza? or Second floor?)
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Healthy Hump Day is here to get all students through the middle of the week! The Health Ambassadors will make sure students are informed about health issues that affect not only the Capstone, but also the entire country and world! As part of Campus Safety Week for Project Health, Healthy Hump Day will be talking about Pedestrian Safety. Be sure to stop by and play a game to win a free t-shirt! Can't make it before 4 p.m. - join us in the Presidential Village lobby tonight from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bus Route: Gold

Reese Phifer Scavenger Hunt & Reception
College of Communication & Information Sciences
Location: Reese Phifer Rotunda
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Basements, departments, and ghosts - oh my! Learn about the various departments and programs in the College of Communications & Information Sciences, as well as the history and layout of the building, with a fun, interactive scavenger hunt! Meet other students studying communications, connect with faculty, and learn about the resources of Phifer Hall. Be careful though, you never know what you might find in the basement!
Bus Route: Crimson

Late Night - Stargazing
University Programs
Location: Gallalee Hall
Time: 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Enjoy a night under the stars! Join University Programs and the UA Astronomy Department from 10 p.m. to midnight to view the night sky through a 16" research-grade telescope in the dome at the top of Gallalee Hall. There will also be an astronomy expert available to answer questions on the planets and constellations. Refreshments will be served. Register for free at

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Get on Board Day
Student Leadership & Involvement
Location: TBD
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join us for UA's annual Get On Board Day (GOBD), the place to find a student organization that meets your needs and interests. Student organizations, campus departments, area businesses, and community agencies will set up shop to share with you a little bit about what they do. Come chat with them and start determining your place to get involved outside of your classes. Join us for an early evening of great information, prizes, and more.

Friday, August 30, 2013

UA Information Fair for First Generation Students
Student Involvement and Leadership
Location: Ferguson Heritage Room
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Are you the first person from your family to attend college? That makes you a First Generation College Student, an individual whose parents/guardians do not have college degrees. This information fair is open to all First Generation Students. Learn about the many services, programs, and organizations available to you on campus and connect with our campus partners to get all your questions answered!
Bus Route: Gold