Welcome Week

2015 Schedule of UAB Welcome Week Events

UAB Welcome Week

Friday, August 21

  • Sorority Bid Day
    5:30 p.m. on the Campus Green
  • Marching Blazers Preview Show - the marching band, color guard, dancers, and majorettes will perform excerpts from their 2015 field show as well as traditional school songs and cheers
    7 p.m. on the north end of the Campus Green

Saturday, August 22

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Sunday, August 23

  • Shopping Shuttle - free transportation to Walmart on Lakeshore Blvd. and Target near Brookwood Mall
    noon-6 p.m., picking up from Blazer Hall/Camp Hall Circle
    sponsored by UAB Student Services and UAB Parking & Transportation
  • Find Your Classes (Campus Tours) - Got a class in the HUB? HHB? HB? Yeah, it can be confusing, but we're here to help! Take a tour of campus and learn how to decipher your new class schedule.
    2 p.m. at the fountain outside the Residence Life Center
    sponsored by Student Housing and Residence Life
  • Welcome Back Cook-Out with the Greeks - Come for food, fun, and learn about Greek life on campus. All students are welcome.
    5-7 p.m. at Rast/Blount Quad
    sponsored by UAB Greek Life
  • Fall Concert on the Green featuring B.o.B - The Grammy-nominated artist will be performing a FREE concert for the UAB community. A student performer will open the show, so get there early to get a great spot.
    7 p.m. at UAB Campus Green
    sponsored by UAB Student Involvement and USGA

Monday, August 24

Tuesday, August 25

  • Got a Question? Ask a Blazer - UAB staff and student leaders will be in tents around campus to assist students who need help finding their way.
    All day across campus
  • Part-Time Career Fair - Come dressed to impress with resumes in hand. Business casual attire (shorts and flip flops are prohibited). Complete list of attending employers available via the UAB Career Fair Plus app.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Campus Recreation Center, Courts 1-4
    sponsored by UAB Career & Professional Development
  • Student Health and Wellness Open House
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Student Health and Wellness Center
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Commons Plaza
    sponsored by Student Health & Wellness
  • 8th Annual Shrimp Boil
    4-8 p.m. at the Commons on the Green
    hosted by UAB Campus Restaurants
  • Freshman Convocation
    7-9 p.m. at Bartow Arena (see also 2015 Freshman Discussion)
    sponsored by the Senior Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success

Wednesday, August 26

  • College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Welcome Back Picnic - open to all College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty and staff
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Heritage Hall Patio
    sponsored by College of Arts & Sciences
  • Pops on the Green & T-shirt Swap – Cool off with a frozen treat and exchange any non-UAB collegiate shirt for a Blazers T-shirt.
    1-4 p.m. on the Campus Green
    sponsored by National Alumni Society, UAB Athletics, and Barnes & Noble @ UAB
  • Welcome Reception for Student Leaders – Student Organization presidents are invited mix and mingle with UAB President Dr. Ray Watts and UAB Vice Presidents and Deans.
    3-5 p.m.
    Registered Student Organization presidents received invitations via email to this event. If you did not receive your invitation, please email getinvolved@uab.edu.
    sponsored by UAB Student Affairs
  • Multicultural Mixer - Learn about the Multicultural Council and ways to join all culturally-based student organizations.
    6-8 p.m. at the Commons Plaza and Residence Life Center of Blazer Hall
    sponsored by UAB Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs and the Multicultural Council

Thursday, August 27

  • Student Life Day- meet Student Organizations and enjoy free BBQ from Jim 'N Nick's.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the UAB Campus Green
    sponsored by UAB Student Life
  • Campus Recreation 10th Birthday Luau - pig roast, traditional luau games, an inflatable surfboard, and more. First 300 students will receive a free 10th Birthday Luau tank top.
    7-11 p.m. at the Campus Recreation Center
    sponsored by UAB Campus Recreation Center

Friday, August 28

  • Blazer Friday - UAB family spirit day. Wear your green and gold Blazer gear all day and prepare to enjoy games, music, and food
    5-8 p.m. on the Campus Green
    sponsored by UAB Athletics

Saturday, August 29

  • Student Leader Family Reunion - UAB Student Leaders kick-off the year with a “family reunion” full of teambuilding, networking, and fun. Registration required. Contact getinvolved@uab.edu for more info.
    1:30-7 p.m. in Heritage Hall
    sponsored by UAB Student Life

Sunday, August 30

  • Back to School Bash - tailgate party before the soccer matches
    4 p.m. at West Campus Field
    sponsored by UAB Athletics
  • UAB Men’s Soccer vs. Stetson
    5 p.m. at West Campus Field
    sponsored by UAB Athletics
  • UAB Women’s Soccer vs. Memphis
    7 p.m. at West Campus Field
    sponsored by UAB Athletics

Other Notable Events

Monday, August 31

  • Umoja: New Student Welcome - Umoja is Swahili for "unity." Learn about campus involvement opportunities and resources to help you achieve success. Free refreshments.
    7 p.m. at Campus Recreation Center, Center Court
    sponsored by UAB Student Involvement and Black Student Awareness Committee

Tuesday, September 1

  • GreekSpeak - Students who are interested in seeking membership in UAB’s historically African-American fraternities and sororities should attend this informative session.
    6 p.m. at Volker Hall
    sponsored by UAB Student Involvement

Wednesday, September 2

Thursday, September 3

  • International Welcome Party - official welcome event for incoming and returning international students. All others are also welcome.
    5-7 p.m. at the Patio of the Campus Rec Center
    sponsored by the International Mentors
  • Poncho Sanchez - Hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence Eric Essix, The Essentials is the ASC’s innovative series devoted to honoring the rich history of jazz.
    7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center
    Co-sponsored by UAB Student Life and Alys Stephens Center

Friday, September 4

  • Volleyball vs. FIU
    7 p.m. at Bartow Arena
    sponsored by UAB Athletics
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Coastal Carolina
    7 p.m. at West Campus Field
    sponsored by UAB Athletics

Saturday, September 5

  • Volleyball Doubleheader
    noon (vs. Savannah State) at Bartow Arena
    6 p.m. (vs. Austin Peay) at Bartow Arena
    sponsored by UAB Athletics