Start your semester off with 10 Days of Success

Whether you're a freshman finding your feet in your first days as a college student or a returning Blazer about to tackle another year of academia, you've got one essential goal in mind—success.

Student Housing & Residence Life has put together "10 Days of Success," a series of programs designed to help provide you with resources that will jump-start your success at UAB.

First off, you'll see that the 10 days are not consecutive. They're spread over a month because the path to success is a long one. Those with a keen eye may catch that there actually only nine days (with two events happening on 8/25) -- but "10 Events of Success" doesn't have the same ring, so we'll let that one go.

You'll also notice that most of these activities sound more like fun than work. There's a good reason for that, too. One of the best ways to be successful in college is to have fun while you're here! Getting out and participating in social events will help build friendships and interpersonal skills to propel you through life.

Vin Diesel wants to know: Are you ready for 10 Days of Success?So no questioning the validity of watching Vin Disel driving fast and performing absurd stunts as an outlet for success.

Saturday, August 24
Movie Time - "Fast & Furious 6"
Campus Green at 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 25
Just Like Mama's Cookin'
Blazer hall RLC at 10 a.m.

Sunday, August 25
Find Your Classes
The Commons Fountain from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
(tours leave every 30 minutes)

Wednesday, August 28
After the Fire
This documentary and lecture is a story of survival, perseverance, inspiration, hope, courage and friendship. Shawn and Alvaro are the perfect example that with strength and motivation there truly is life “After the Fire.”
Center Court of the Rec Center at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3
Let's Talk About Sex
Blazer Hall RLC at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 4
Multicultural Mixer
Blazer Hall RLC at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 5
Ace Your Freshman Year
Blazer Hall RLC at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10
Ain't Nobody Got Time For That!
(handling roommate conflicts)
Blazer Hall RLC at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17
Beat the Freshman 15
Blazer Hall RLC at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24
Birmingham Museum of Art
Buses leave around 5 p.m.

All the events are free and are open to all students, regardless of whether or not you live in UAB Student Housing.