Date Time Event
Thursday, August 24    
  9 a.m. - noon Blazing Start Move-In
  4 - 5 p.m. Family Send Off*
  5 -6 p.m. Blazing Start Dinner
  6 - 9 p.m. Movie Night 
Friday, August 25     
  8 a.m - 5 p.m. Blazing Start Sessions (Lunch Provided)
  5 - 6 p.m. Blazing Start Dinner
  6 - 9 p.m. Trivia Night 
Saturday, August 26     
  10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Blazing Start Sessions (Lunch NOT Provided)
Sunday, August 27    
  3:45 - 5 p.m. Class of 2021 Photo 
Monday, August 29    
  8 a.m. Classes Begin
Tuesday, August 30    
  6:30 p.m. UAB First Year Convocation 

RS13908 new dorm 10 2 scrFirst Year Student Move-in Freshman move-in day is August 26. There will be many students moving in that day, so in order to make everything pass as smoothly as possible, your student will receive an assigned time during which they are expected to arrive. There will be a move-in team ready to help you and your student through the process as well. Your student needs to make sure to bring their One-Card, as they will need it to check in and receive their key. Also, make sure that your student’s boxes and items are clearly marked with their name, residence hall and room number.

15 CampusMap MoveIn Volunteers 031Blazers are friendly and helpful folks. If your student is new to UAB, they will learn that quickly. Even though your student has attended orientation this summer, navigating campus on thier first days of classes can be overwhelming.


RS16181 Student Convocation 2016 79 scrUAB is a big campus with many opportunities, activities and resources available for students to explore. The Blazer Welcome is a program meant to help students connect and become more informed about everything UAB has to offer. During a six-week period, there will be a number of social events and fun activities at various locations around the campus that students, especially incoming freshmen, are highly encouraged to participate in.

RS10395 move in day 2011 053 CopyThe summer is coming to an end and your student’s college adventure is about to start. Although college is supposed to be a fun and exciting change, some incoming freshmen may experience stress, homesickness and other hard emotions during the transition.