Are you ready to be a UA student? Be sure you know about all the annual events offered on campus. From Week of Welcome to Homecoming, and A-Day, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the college life while having tons of fun. The Annual Events are also a great way to help make the transition to college life less stressful. Take a minute to look at the events and learn more by using the links provided below. We hope to see you there!

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome is a large series of events to help first-year students transition to academic and student life at UA.

The University of Alabama’s Week of Welcome (WOW) is a series of FREE large events hosted by University Programs to help first-year and transfer students in their transition to academic and student life at the Capstone. For more information follow @UAWOW on Twitter or visit!

Family Weekend

Invite your family to campus for Family Weekend 2020 on September 25-27, 2020.

Save the date! This year The University of Alabama’s Family Weekend will be September 25-27, 2020. Invite your family to connect with the Alabama community, see your home away from home, experience UA game day traditions, and spend some time with you! Though we college students might not like to admit it, we still miss our parents and appreciate it when they come to visit. It’s like they are bringing a little bit of home to Tuscaloosa. Check out the Parent and Family Programs’ Website at for details.


Homecoming is a wonderful time to bring back alumni and guests of UA to celebrate achievements over the past year.

Homecoming is a time for the Crimson Tide family to come together as former students, current students, future students, and their families and guests. Throughout the week of homecoming, a series of events and activities occur across campus.

UA students have a unique opportunity to compete in homecoming related events throughout the week by affiliating with a student organization or a group of friends. Keep an eye out for news about this year’s Homecoming Week events at

Honors Week

Honors Week is a long-standing tradition to celebrate students’ outstanding academic accomplishments.

Honors Week is a long-standing tradition at The Capstone that celebrates students’ outstanding academic accomplishments and induction into honor societies. Classes are generally dismissed on the Friday of Honors Week. The week concludes with the Tapping on the Mound ceremony, which takes place on the historical ruins of Franklin Hall Dormitory.

Honors Week 2021 will be announced later this fall.


In the spring semester, A-Day allows the football team to show off their talent for the upcoming season.

A-Day, the spring football game, is a chance for the team to showcase the talent of new recruits. This scrimmage game is usually held in April and admission is free. Join thousands of Tide fans and get a glimpse of the upcoming football season.