UA’s Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a large series of programs hosted by the university to help first year and transfer students in their transition to academic and student life at the Capstone.

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All WOW events are FREE for all University of Alabama students. Just bring yourself and we’ll provide everything else!
No. We are a department on campus whose sole purpose is to create a space for students to connect outside of the classroom. All you have to do is show up!
All new students are encouraged to participate with WOW. Attending WOW events is the best way to meet people and become better acquainted with campus and university resources before classes start. Each day features key events designed to meet the diverse interests of UA students. Taking full advantage of WOW will help you get the best start at the University of Alabama!
Although there is no penalty for missing WOW, you are encouraged to attend as many events as you can. WOW activities are designed to meet the needs of new students and help them become more familiar with the campus, community and other UA students.
Although many WOW activities may conflict with recruitment or other events, there are a number of activities offered at various times. You should still be able to attend some events even if you are involved in other activities during the week.
Students living off-campus are welcome to participate in any of the WOW events. Please see the WOW schedule for times, locations and transportation recommendations. We recommend that off-campus students park in their designated parking lots and utilize Crimson Ride to get to the events.


The best way to stay up-to-date on all Weeks of Welcome events is to follow University Programs on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @UAWhatsUP. The WOW schedule is also available online.

Move In

New students can move into their residence halls during times designated by the Housing & Residential Communities. Visit the Housing website for more Move In information.
Contact Housing and Residential Communities at 205-348-6676 or email

Contact Us

The best way to get in touch with us right now is to send an email to
We are located in the University of Alabama Student Center on the third floor in suite 3504, right down the hall from the Career Center.

University Programs Events

All you’ll need is your event pass through mySource to check in to University Programs events. To download your event pass, go to, log in with your myBama credentials, go to the top right corner, click on the initial icon, and download your event pass. You can take a screenshot or add to your wallet. You will use this pass all year long!
University Programs events only serve active students at The University of Alabama.
Yes! We host our UP Engage series every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the fall and spring semesters.
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @UAWhatsUP! Also, check out our University Programs website for more info.