To safeguard our campus community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UAB is moving all Summer/Fall 2021 new student orientation sessions online. See more details below.


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UAB’s orientation program is required for all new students (freshmen, transfer, or non-traditional), so you should plan for it early. Blazer Beginnings gives you a chance to meet other new students, learn about support services, and get help registering for classes. Keep in mind that signing up for an earlier orientation 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.

UAB is hosting Blazer Beginnings online for all students entering in Summer and Fall 2021. Find more information tailored to you by clicking the appropriate icon below.

I am attending orientation as:

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Non-Traditional Freshman

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Parent/Family Member

After You Reserve Your Spot

Meet Your Orientation Leaders

The UAB Orientation Leaders assist in the implementation of Blazer Beginnings. Orientation Leaders play a vital role in helping new students make a smooth transition to life at UAB. This knowledgeable and spirited group of students is dedicated to helping all students find their place in UAB’s inclusive community.

Meet the Team

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