Where would we be today without the stories from the past? UA is rich in pride and traditions because of our lived history. Use the links below and to the left to learn more of the historical facts that make UA Traditions what they are today. Who knows maybe one day there will be a new UA tradition because of you!

Big Al

UA’s beloved mascot is a key component of tradition on campus and dates back to 1930.


From the hat of a legend, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, to a popular pattern worn all over UA’s campus. Be sure to wear Houndstooth to a UA football game to show your support for the Crimson Tide!

Million Dollar Band

For more than 100 years, the Million Dollar Band has delighted UA crowds with prideful sounds.

Crimson Tide

From a sea of crimson mud, UA athletics began to rise in competition like a rolling tide.

Fight Song

From sporting events to class presentations, the Alabama Fight Song is a well-represented piece of campus culture.

Alma Mater

Uniting students of the past and present, the Alma Mater speaks to the pride found in being a UA student.