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 Weeks 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, visit!

Week of welcome

Family Weekend

Save the date! This year The University of Alabama’s Family Weekend will be September 16-18, 2022. 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. Be sure to join The UA Crimson Connection for more information about Family Weekend!

Family at Family Weekend


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

Homecoming Court

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 2023 is April 3-7, 2023.

Honors Week


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.