New Students

All new students are encouraged to attend Week of Welcome. Attending WOW events is the best way to meet people and become better acquainted with campus and University resources before classes start. Each day of WOW 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! Please see the WOW schedule to see how you can get involved!

Returning Students

Would you like to be a part of WOW 2017 and make an impact on the UA campus? Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize and execute WOW events and to help welcome new students to UA! If you are interested in getting involved, email

Faculty, Staff & Administrators

We encourage faculty, staff, and administrators to get involved with WOW and help welcome new and returning students to campus. Please see the WOW schedule to see how you can help!

Student Organizations

Volunteers are needed for many of our events. Volunteering during WOW is great way to get your organization exposure and to start service early! If you want to be a part of a WOW event, email

Community Businesses/Vendors

Week of Welcome is UA’s fall welcome week for new students and transfer students and is a great opportunity for local businesses to reach thousands of new and returning students. Local businesses and community organizations are invited to share promotional materials (t-shirts, koozies, key chains, etc.) to more than 5,000 new students at Week of Welcome. For more information, email