Goin' Green New Student Orientation Leaders.

GOIN' GREEN NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

goingreen@uab.edu

(205) 975-7999

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Goin’ Green New Student Orientation is required for all new students (freshmen, transfer, or non-traditional), so you should plan for it early. Keep in mind that attending an earlier session will mean earlier registration, which means a better chance of getting the classes you want. The size of each session is limited in order to allow your advisor and other campus reps to work closely with you.

What you can expect at Orientation:

  • meet with faculty and academic advisors
  • register for classes
  • discuss academic expectations
  • discover resources designed to help you succeed
  • build a network of campus contacts
  • check out all the opportunities and organizations that can help you get involved on campus
  • meet other students – current and new – and start building new friendships
  • get your ONE Card and everything else that makes you one of us

Freshman Orientation

Summer/Fall

Reservations may be made for Summer and Fall semester orientations beginning in early October. Before making an orientation reservation, you must first:

  1. Set up a BlazerID and password.
  2. Pay the $200 Freshman Enrollment Deposit. $150 of the deposit will cover your orientation fee and one guest to attend with you. The other $50 will go toward your student account balance.

After completing the above steps, you can make a reservation here for Goin' Green New Student Orientation. Not all dates will be available for all majors. You will see the dates available for your major when you make your orientation reservation. Each additional family member you would like to bring with you (beyond the first) will cost $20. Guests will attend Parent & Family Orientation which is run separately from the student’s orientation. When you reserve a spot at orientation, you may also choose to pay by credit card for any additional guests or for overnight accommodations.

Overnight accommodations are not provided as part of orientation, but limited on-campus accommodations can be reserved—on a first-come, first-served basis—for $35 per person per night. Students will share rooms with other students, and parents will be housed in their own rooms in a different part of the building. Siblings or guests must be at least 16 years of age in order to take advantage of the on-campus accommodations. If you prefer to stay off-campus, Birmingham has plenty of hotels close to campus that, in some cases, offer a UAB discounted rate.

Spring

Reservations may be made for Spring semester orientation beginning in early October. The nonrefundable fee for Spring semester freshman/transfer student orientation is $50 for each student—this covers your meal, refreshments, program materials, and administrative services. If you choose to bring a parent or guest, there will be an additional $10 charge. Guests will attend Parent & Family Orientation which is run separately from the student’s orientation.

Freshmen starting in the Spring term should click on the Transfer & Non-Traditional Orientation tab below for more details.

If you are unable to make a reservation for orientation online, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 205-975-7999 for instructions regarding mailed payments.


Summer/Fall 2019 Session Schedule and Dates

Please note that ALL portions of orientation are required for students. Parent and family programming is optional.

Mandatory programming will begin at 7:30am and finish by 5:30pm with an optional campus tour offered until 6:30pm.

Session DatesSchedule

Honors College Dates - Honors Freshmen Only

Students must accept their Honors College offer in order to sign up for an honors orientation date. Students can respond to their Honors College offer by using the personalized link found in an email titled “Your UAB Honors College Offer,” which was sent to your email address.

Please note that each of these dates includes an honors advising session the night before orientation, so plan to arrive on campus no later than 5:30pm the evening prior.

  • Friday, May 24
  • Wednesday, June 5
  • Friday, June 7
  • Wednesday, June 12

Please note that ALL portions of orientation are required for students. Parent programming is optional.

7:30 – 8:00am
Check-in, Breakfast (provided), and ONE Card (student ID) photos
Hill Student Center

8:00 – 9:00am
Student and Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

9:00am – 12:00pm
Student Programming
Hill Student Center

Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

12:00 – 12:45pm
Lunch (provided)
Hill Student Center

12:45 – 1:15pm
Student and Parent Programming
Campus Recreation Center

1:15 – 3:30pm
Student Programming
Heritage Hall

Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

3:30 – 5:15pm
Student and Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

5:15 – 5:45pm
Optional Campus Tours and Housing Tours
Depart from Hill Student Center
Last tour departs at 5:45 PM

Summer/Fall Freshmen

  • Friday, May 31

Fall Freshmen

  • Friday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Friday, June 28
  • Wednesday, July 17
  • Friday, July 19
  • Wednesday, July 24
  • Friday, August 2

International/Out-of-State Fall Freshmen

  • Thursday, August 22

International/Out-of-State Fall Freshmen are also welcome to attend any of the above dates for Fall Freshmen.


Transfer & Non-Traditional Orientation

Reservations may be made for Spring, Summer, or Fall semester orientation beginning in early October. The nonrefundable fee for transfer and non-traditional student orientation is $50 for each student—this covers your meal, refreshments, program materials, and administrative services. If you choose to bring a parent or guest, there will be an additional $10 charge. Guests will attend Parent & Family Orientation which is run separately from the student’s orientation.

If you are unable to make a reservation for orientation online, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at (205) 975-7999 for instructions regarding mailed payments.

 

Session Schedule and Dates

Please note that ALL portions of orientation are required for students. Parent programming is optional.

DAY SESSIONS

Spring 2019 Dates

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - Spring Students
  • Friday, January 4, 2019 - Spring Students

Summer/Fall 2019 Dates

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 - Summer/Fall Students
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Summer/Fall Students
  • Monday, June 10, 2019 - Fall Students
  • Monday, July 15, 2019 - Fall Students
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Fall Students
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Fall Students

SCHEDULE

8:00am
Check-In, ONE Card Photos, Student Services Fair
Hill Student Center

8:30-10:15am
Student Programming
Hill Student Center
Parent and Family Programming
Hill Student Center

10:15am-12:30pm
Student Programming
Various Locations
Parent and Family Programming (continued)
Hill Student Center

11:30am-1:00pm
Optional Lunch
Commons on the Green Dining Hall

1:00pm-2:00pm
Optional Campus Tour
Campus Visit Center, 2nd Floor of the Hill Student Center
To participate in the campus tour, please register separately at www.uab.edu/visit

EVENING SESSIONS

Spring 2019 Dates

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Spring Students
  • Monday, December 17, 2018 - Spring Students

Summer/Fall 2019 Dates

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Summer/Fall Students
  • Monday, June 24, 2019 - Fall Students

SCHEDULE

3:00-4:00pm
Optional Campus Tour
Campus Visit Center, 2nd Floor of the Hill Student Center
To participate in the campus tour, please register separately at www.uab.edu/visit

4:30pm
Check-In, ONE Card Photos, Student Services Fair
Hill Student Center

4:45-6:30pm
Student Programming with Grab ‘n’ Go Dinner
Hill Student Center
Parent and Family Programming with Grab ‘n’ Go Dinner
Hill Student Center

6:30-9:00pm
Student Programming
Various Locations
Parent and Family Programming (continued)
Hill Student Center