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 nontraditional), 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 UAB e-mail address, 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 February. The nonrefundable enrollment fee for summer/fall semester freshman orientation is $150 for each student—this holds your spot at UAB and pays for you and one parent to attend Goin’ Green New Student Orientation. Each additional parent or guest will cost $20. When you reserve a spot at orientation, you can pay by check or money order (if you’re making a reservation in person or by mail) or with a credit card (if you’re making a reservation online, which we think will be a lot easier for you).

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 would be happy to keep you and even, 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. When you make a reservation for orientation, you can pay by check or money order (if you’re making a reservation in person or by mail) or with a credit card (if you’re making a reservation online, which we think will be a lot easier for you).

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

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


 

Summer/Fall 2017 Session Schedule and Dates

Summer/Fall Goin’ Green New Student Orientation

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


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

8:00 – 8:30am
Information sessions for students and parents
Hill Student Center

8:30am – 12:00pm
Students: Academic Advising and Blazer Talks I and II
Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

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

12:45 – 3:30pm
Students: Registration and Blazer Talk III
Heritage Hall
Additional Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

3:30 – 5:15pm
Combined information sessions for students and parents
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


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Summer and Fall Freshmen
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Summer and Fall Freshmen
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Honors Freshmen
Friday, June 2, 2017 Honors Freshmen
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Honors Freshmen
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Honors Freshmen
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Honors Freshmen and Fall Freshmen
Friday, June 16, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Monday, June 19, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Friday, June 23, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Friday, July 14, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Monday, July 17, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Friday, July 28, 2017 Fall Freshmen
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Fall Freshmen (FULL)
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Fall Freshmen

Transfer & Nontraditional Orientation

Reservations may be made for Summer and Fall semester orientations beginning in early February while reservations may be made for Spring 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. When you make a reservation for orientation, you can pay by check or money order (if you’re making a reservation in person or by mail) or with a credit card (if you’re making a reservation online, which we think will be a lot easier for you).

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

 

Summer/Fall 2017 Session Schedule and Dates

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

Day Sessions

Monday, May 1, 2017 – Summer/Fall students
8:00 AM

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Summer/Fall students
8:00 AM

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – Fall students
8:00 AM

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Fall students
8:00 AM

Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Fall students
8:00 AM

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Fall students
8:00 AM

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Fall students
8:00 AM

SCHEDULE

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

8:30am
Breakout Sessions
Hill Student Center

9:00-10:15am
Student Programming
Hill Student Center
Parent Programming
Hill Student Center

10:15am-12:30pm
Student Programming
Various Locations
Parent 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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Summer/Fall students
4:30 PM

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Fall students
4:30 PM

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

4:45pm
Breakout Sessions
Hill Student Center

5:15-6:30pm
Student Programming with Grab ‘n’ Go Dinner
Hill Student Center
Parent Programming with Grab ‘n’ Go Dinner
Hill Student Center

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

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