Freshman Discussion Book and Convocation

The annual UAB Freshman Discussion is a focal point for uniting the students, faculty, and staff of this research-intensive campus. The topics always raise complex questions, are relevant to contemporary social issues, and broaden the reader’s understanding of diversity in a meaningful way. It also serves as a means to introduce entering freshmen to the concept of difficult dialogues and institutional expectations.

All new UAB students are required to attend the Discussion Book Convocation program which is traditionally scheduled during the first week of classes at Bartow Arena.

Check back on this page at a later date for an announcement of the 2016 Discussion Book and corresponding events.