SYE Signature Events

SYE Welcome Back Bash

You concurred your first year and had a long and exciting summer! Reunite with your friends and meet some new ones at the Welcome Back Bash. This event is the official welcome for students entering the second-year at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Welcome Back Bash pulls together various campus and academic partners, programs, and engagement opportunities to create a holistic experience for second-year students at UAB. Students enjoy free food, music, and door prizes as they learn about all the resources that can assist them in navigating their second-year at the institution.

SYE End of Semester Social

Wrap up the Fall Semester and celebrate at the SYE End of the Semester Social! Come out and enjoy half-off appetizers, games, music, and FUN!

FYE/SYE Send-Off

First-Year students! This event is for you! In collaboration with the UAB Office of First-Year Experience, all first-year students are invited to this event. Celebrate the completion of your first year in college and let us welcome you into your Second Year Experience! This event includes a free cookout, games, activities, and give-away items.

SYE Half -Way-There Celebration

You have made it to the halfway point! Congratulate yourself and your peers as we honor this milestone. The Halfway There Celebration is a unique event that welcomes UAB second-year students to come out and commemorate reaching the halfway mark to graduation. Come out and enjoy free food and fellowship with other second-year students before the end of the year. The first hundred students or so will receive a Class of 20XX lapel pin.

For more date, time, and location information about each of the SYE Signature events, please view the events calendar.


  • Welcome Back Bash

    August 25th, 2021
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Blazer Hall Lower RLC

    SYE Leadership Team Interest Meeting

    August 31st, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Blazer Hall Lower RLC

  • SYE Navigator Welcome Meeting

    Wednesday, September 15th 2021
    5:00pm- 6:00pm
    McMahon Hall 135A

    Dessert with Deans: Education

    Tuesday, September 21st 2021
    Hill Student Center 3rd Floor

    SYE Night Women's Volleyball

    Friday, September 24th 2021
    Bartow Arena

    SYE Medical School Panel

    September 27th 2021
    On Zoom

  • Dessert with Deans: Engineering

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021
    EEC Lobby

    Engineering Internship Panel and Workshop

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    Hill Student Center Room 204/206

    SYE and Me

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    Rast Community Room

    Second Year Scaries

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    Camp Hall Cave

  • End of the Year Social

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    Gold Hall Underground

  • SYE Biscuit Bonanza

    Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Blazer Lower RLC