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!

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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!

Visit a Navigator!

Got questions? Feeling homesick? Looking for your place on campus? Want to talk to a student who has lived the first year before? Visit a Navigator on Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Russell Hall Suite 302!
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Follow Us on Social Media!

First Year Experience is on social media and wants you to follow us! Keep up with events, learn more fun facts about UA and Tuscaloosa, and see additional advice for your first year. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at FYEatUA so check us out today!