Goin' Green New Student Orientation Leaders

GOIN' GREEN NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

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Goin’ Green New Student Orientation is required for all new students (freshmen, transfer, or non-traditional), so you should plan for it early. Keep in mind that signing up for an earlier 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.

What you can expect at Orientation:

  • speak with faculty and academic advisors
  • register for classes
  • discuss academic expectations
  • discover resources designed to help you succeed
  • build a network of campus contacts
  • check out all the opportunities and organizations that can help you get involved on campus
  • meet other students – current and new – and start building new friendships

Freshman Orientation Dates & Reservations

To safeguard our campus community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UAB is moving orientation online for all students entering in the Summer and Fall 2020 terms.

Please complete all of the following steps in order to register for classes on your scheduled orientation date:

  1. Pay the $200 Freshman Enrollment Deposit if you haven’t already.
  2. Sign up for an orientation date.
  3. Communicate with your Academic Advisor. Your advisor will reach out to you before your orientation date. Check your UAB email frequently on BlazerNet as your advisor will likely contact you through that account. Once advised, you will be cleared to register for classes as early as your scheduled orientation date.
  4. Complete the Online Orientation through Canvas, the Learning Management System used by UAB. Online Orientation will be available one week before your orientation date and must be completed by noon (12:00 p.m. CT) the day before your orientation date or you won't be able to register for classes on your orientation day.
  5. Log in to Zoom the day of your orientation starting at 9:00am to connect with other new students, ask questions of current students (Orientation Leaders) and a UAB professor, and get help registering for classes. You will receive the link to Zoom by email the week prior to your orientation date.

Parent and Family Orientation will be offered as live Q&A sessions on Zoom the day of your orientation date as well as pre-recorded videos housed within a specially designed course in Canvas, the Learning Management System used by UAB. Your family members may register for their Canvas course on the eLearning and Professional Studies website. Your family members will receive links to Zoom the week before your orientation date. Once you have scheduled your orientation date, family members will be emailed as long as we have their email addresses on file. There is no cost for family members to participate in an online orientation session.

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Summer/Fall

Reservations may be made for Summer and Fall semester orientations beginning in early October. Before making an orientation reservation, you must first:

  1. Set up a BlazerID and password.
  2. Pay the $200 Freshman Enrollment Deposit. The Freshman Enrollment Deposit covers the cost of Goin’ Green New Student Orientation (which includes one guest) and associated enrollment fees

After completing the above steps, you can make a reservation here for Goin' Green New Student Orientation.

Please note that all fees associated with orientation (including the Freshman Enrollment Deposit, guest fees, and housing fees) are nonrefundable.

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Ready, Set, Goin’ Green!

Ready, Set, Goin’ Green has been canceled since all orientation sessions are moving online. Fees paid for Ready, Set, Goin’ Green will be refunded to your original method of payment. Please expect refunds no later than the first day of Fall classes. The Freshman Enrollment Deposit is not refundable.

A bonus experience prior to Goin’ Green New Student Orientation (optional)

Students and parents/family members are invited to attend a set of fun information sessions and activities on the afternoon prior to their chosen Goin’ Green orientation day. This optional half day will start at noon with lunch and will end by 5:00 pm.

Spring

Reservations may be made for Spring semester orientation beginning in early October. The nonrefundable fee for Spring semester freshman/transfer student orientation is $50 for each student—this covers your meal, refreshments, program materials, and administrative services. If you choose to bring a parent or guest, there will be an additional $10 charge. Guests will attend Parent & Family Orientation which is run separately from the student’s orientation.

Freshmen starting in the Spring term should click on the Transfer & Non-Traditional Orientation tab below for more details.

If you are unable to make a reservation for orientation online, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 205-975-7999 for instructions regarding mailed payments.


Summer/Fall 2020 Session Schedule and Dates

Please note that attendance at ALL portions of orientation is required for students. Parents and family members are encouraged, but not required, to attend all portions.

Mandatory programming will begin at 7:30am and finish by 5:30pm with an optional campus tour offered until 6:30pm.

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Honors College Dates - Honors Freshmen Only

Students must accept their Honors College offer in order to sign up for an honors orientation date. Students can respond to their Honors College offer by using the personalized link found in an email titled “Your UAB Honors College Offer,” which was sent to your email address.

Please note that each of these dates includes a mandatory honors advising session the night before orientation, so plan to arrive on campus no later than 5:30pm the evening prior.

The honors orientation has been moved online. Please expect to participate in activities with the Honors College the evening before your Goin’ Green Orientation. You will receive more information at your UAB email address closer to orientation.

  • Friday, May 22, 2020 (FULL)
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (FULL)
  • Friday, May 29, 2020 (FULL)
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Summer/Fall Freshmen

  • Friday, June 5, 2020 (FULL FOR FALL STUDENTS)

Fall Freshmen

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 (FULL)
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (FULL)
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 (FULL)
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (FULL)
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 (FULL)
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (FULL)
  • Friday, July 17, 2020 (FULL)
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • Friday, July 31, 2020

STUDENT SCHEDULE

On the day of your scheduled orientation, you’ll log in to Zoom starting at 9:00am to connect with other new students, ask questions of current students (Orientation Leaders) and a UAB professor, and get help registering for classes. You will receive the link to Zoom by email the week prior to your orientation date.

  • 9:00-9:45am CT - Session #1: Orientation Leader-Led Small Group
  • 10:00-10:45am CT - Session #2: Q&A with a UAB Professor
  • 11:00-11:45am CT - Session #3: Q&A with Current UAB Students
  • 12:00-1:00pm CT - Session #4: Academic Advising (Only if scheduled by your academic advisor. Check your UAB email for instructions from your advisor.)
  • 1:00-2:00pm CT - Session #5: Open Zoom for help from your Orientation Leader with class registration

PARENT AND FAMILY SCHEDULE

Parent and Family Orientation will offer additional live sessions on Zoom later in the day. Your family members will receive the link to Zoom by email the week prior to your orientation date. Once you have scheduled an orientation date, family members will automatically have access to Parent and Family Orientation as long as we have their email addresses on file. There is no cost for family members to participate in an online orientation session. We encourage family members to complete the Parent and Family Orientation Canvas course before attending their Zoom sessions. Family members may register for their Canvas course on the eLearning and Professional Studies website.

3:00-4:00pm CT: Student Services Panel with representatives from Student Housing and Residence Life, Dining Services, Student Health Services, an academic advisor, and a family member of a current UAB student

4:00-5:00pm CT: Student Panel with current UAB students so family members can hear directly from the students about their experience at UAB


Transfer & Non-Traditional Orientation Dates & Reservations

Reservations may be made for Spring, Summer, or Fall semester orientation beginning in early October. The nonrefundable fee for transfer and non-traditional student orientation is $50 for each student—this pays for staff, programming, and other administrative services.

A separate Parent & Family Orientation is available for family members of incoming students as pre-recorded videos housed within a specially designed course in Canvas, the Learning Management System used by UAB. Your family members may register for their Canvas course on the eLearning and Professional Studies website. There is no cost for family members to participate in the Canvas course.

If you are unable to make a reservation for orientation online, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at (205) 975-7999 for instructions regarding mailed payments.

 

Session Schedule and Dates

Summer Transfer and Non-Traditional Students

All students entering in the Summer 2020 term will complete orientation online. Students must complete the following steps prior to registering for classes:

  1. Sign up for the online orientation and pay the $50 orientation fee. (Students who previously made a reservation for April 14 or May 8 are automatically signed up for the online orientation.)
  2. Contact your Academic Advisor directly to schedule a remote advising appointment. Advisor contact information can be found on your BlazerNET homepage. You should contact your advisor at least one week prior to the date you wish to register for classes.
  3. Complete the Online Orientation through Canvas, the Learning Management System used by UAB. Online Orientation will be available starting April 15. Your orientation hold will be removed within 48 hours of successful completion of Online Orientation.
  4. If you would like to connect with other new students, ask questions of current students (Orientation Leaders), and get help registering for classes, log in to Zoom on June 1. You will receive the schedule and Zoom link to connect with your Orientation Leader by email the week before June 1.

Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about the orientation requirement.

Fall Transfer and Non-Traditional Students

UAB is moving orientation online for all students entering in the Fall 2020 term. Complete all of the following steps in order to register for classes on your scheduled orientation date:

  1. Sign up for an orientation date and pay the $50 orientation fee.
  2. Communicate with your Academic Advisor. Your advisor will reach out to you before your orientation date. Check your UAB email frequently on BlazerNet as your advisor will likely contact you through that account. Once advised, you will be cleared to register for classes as early as your scheduled orientation date.
  3. Complete the Online Orientation through Canvas, the Learning Management System used by UAB. Online Orientation must be completed by noon (12:00 p.m. CT) the day before your orientation date or you won't be able to register for classes on your orientation day.
  4. If you would like to connect with other new students, ask questions of current students (Orientation Leaders), and get help registering for classes, log in to Zoom the day of your scheduled orientation. You will receive the schedule and Zoom link to connect with your Orientation Leader by email the week prior to your orientation date.

Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about the orientation requirement.

DAY SESSIONS

Summer/Fall 2020 Dates

  • Friday, May 8, 2020 – Summer/Fall Students CANCELED (Check your email for instructions if you were originally scheduled for this date.)
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 – Summer/Fall Students
  • Monday, June 22, 2020 – Fall Students
  • Monday, July 13, 2020 – Fall Students
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Fall Students
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Fall Students


SCHEDULE

On the day of your scheduled orientation, you’ll log in to Zoom starting at 9:00am to connect with other new students, ask questions of current students (Orientation Leaders), and get help registering for classes. You will receive the link to Zoom by email the week prior to your orientation date.

9:00-10:00am CT - Small Group Session
10:00-11:00am CT - Open Zoom for help with class registration

EVENING SESSIONS

Summer/Fall 2020 Dates

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Summer/Fall Students CANCELED (Check your email for instructions if you were originally scheduled for this date.)
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 – Fall Students


SCHEDULE

On the day of your scheduled orientation, you’ll log in to Zoom starting at 5:30pm to connect with other new students, ask questions of current students (Orientation Leaders), and get help registering for classes. You will receive the link to Zoom by email the week prior to your orientation date.

5:30-6:30pm CT - Small Group Session
6:30-7:30pm CT - Open Zoom for help with class registration