Thank you for visiting The University of Alabama’s High School Counselor Admissions Portal and End-of-the-School Year newsletter. As we enter the last few weeks of the 2016-2017 academic year, we would like to provide you with some valuable information and updates from Tuscaloosa, including a glimpse into the values common with every incoming member of the Class of 2021. The Capstone Creed is a pledge that every incoming freshman class takes at the start of the academic year, and reads:
As a member of The University of Alabama community, I will pursue knowledge, act with fairness, integrity and respect; promote equity and inclusion; foster individual and civic responsibility; and strive for excellence in all I do.
This is the ethos of our student body, and is celebrated every year during Creed Week, when our campus comes together for a series of events centered around what it means to live out these ideals each and every day. We are thrilled to welcome another class to campus that is full of students committed to this mission.
The rest of this edition includes information on spring awards ceremonies, summer program opportunities, student highlights, the latest campus news, and the best ways to keep connected to our exciting campus. We hope you enjoy the remainder of the school year and have a wonderful summer!
Spring Awards Ceremonies
The University and your local recruiter would love the opportunity to present scholarship certificates to students in-person at your upcoming awards ceremonies/senior banquets. Please work with your recruiter to discuss this option, or alternative methods for providing students with their certificates. https://gobama.ua.edu/staff/
Summer Programs for Incoming Students
As we prepare to welcome thousands of students from all over the world to The Capstone this fall, we want to highlight a few of the unique options we offer to help our students acclimate to their new home:
- Bama Bound: The University’s new student orientation program
- Camp 1831: Wonderful 3 day experience for entering first year students
- Honors Actions: Summer Honors service-learning programs
Summer Programs and Campus Visits for Prospective Students
The University of Alabama is proud to host a variety of summer programs for students of all ages. Programs range in duration and subject matter in order to serve students who would like to spend their summer exploring topics that interest them. A few are highlighted here:
- Athletic Training Camp: Introductory Athletic Training program for junior high and high school students
- Communication and Media Preview (CAMP): Three night immersive experience for high school students interested in the fields of communication and media
- Engineering – SITE: Introductory Engineering program offered for rising HS juniors and seniors
Full descriptions for every program offered are available at k12summer.ua.edu.
Official campus tours and personalized visits for prospective students continue to be offered during the summer months. Students may register for a tour online and contact their recruiter if they would like to schedule a more personalized in-depth visit.
Of course, we would love to welcome you to campus as well! If you plan to be in the area this summer, please let your recruiter know and we will be happy to schedule a personalized tour for you. We would love for you to experience what makes UA so special!
Students in Action
Every semester UA students live out the message of the Capstone Creed by working together on a variety of research projects, trips and events for the betterment of the communities around them. Learn more about a few examples this spring:
- Meet Sandy Gautier, a junior HES student who spent spring break setting up free health clinics in Nicaragua
- UA Engineering students compete in the Student Antenna Design Contest
- UA students support local nonprofits through events like CreateAThon
Campus Spotlight: Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team wins 5th National Championship
On March 11th, our campus celebrated the 5th National Championship in program history for our Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team. The Tide avenged a late season loss by defeating the University of Texas at Arlington 57-48 to take home the title.
In order to continue to support our Adapted Athletics Program and their outstanding achievements, the university broke ground in February on a $10 million athletic facility for the department. This will be the first facility of its kind in the United States, and will be an incredible home for our wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, para-rowing and adapted golf athletes. Link.
Final plans are now being completed for a new $60 million Performing Arts Academic Center on campus. The new center will connect to the restored Bryce Main building, and will include three performance theatres – a black box theatre with flexible seating for 175-275, a 350-seat proscenium style theatre and a 450-seat venue specifically designed for dance. This incredible project will greatly enhance the overall student experience for current and future students, and will also act as a gateway for more engagement with the local community as well.
UA on Social Media
Be sure to keep up with our exciting campus year round on social media!