Welcome Week

2015 Schedule of UAB Welcome Week Events


UAB Welcome Week

Friday, August 21

  • Sorority Bid Day
    5 p.m. on the Campus Green
  • Band Performance
    7 p.m. on 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



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
    sponsored by UAB Student Life
  • 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




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



Sunday, August 29

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



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 BBVA Compass 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