Welcome to The University of Alabama!

The A Book is a unique resource about life at the Capstone written entirely by students, for students. With the help of the A Book Editorial Board, six upperclassmen students who cherish their time at UA, this resource includes four main sections to enlighten students on traditions, campus life experiences, UA resources, and life in the Tuscaloosa community. For a personal touch, check out Transition 101 for a monthly blog sharing peer to peer experiences to help you enjoy a successful first year at UA. Feel free to reach out to First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives , and Roll Tide!

New Month, New Stressors, New Strategies

"It’s February and, although it’s technically the shortest month of the year, it somehow feels like the longest. Football season is over and the cold may tempt you to stay indoors which makes this month feel like a stagnant period. You’ve finally settled into your new classes, but..." Read more on the Transition 101 Tab.

First Year Experience

As your hub for all information during the first year at UA, check out First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives. From programs for leadership development to resources of all sorts, this department is here to help you transition to life at UA. Visit FYE to start making your mark!
Editorial Board

Join the 2018 Editorial Board!

Apply to be on the 2018 A-Book Editorial Board! The A-Book is a publication written entirely by students for students. This UA tradition has been around for more than 100 years and serves as a resource to countless incoming students. On the Editorial Board, you will write and develop content for four sections: history & tradition, campus resources, student life, and the Tuscaloosa community!