Student Affairs recognizes that parent and family involvement plays a crucial role in a student’s success at the collegiate level. Through the Office of Parent Programs you can learn how to become involved in programs specific to families. Two of the largest parent and family events hosted by the Office of Parent Programs are Parent Orientation and Family Weekend. Parent Orientation is geared towards parents of incoming students to provide them with resources and information about campus life. Family weekend takes place a weekend in the fall during a home football game. Families are invited to campus to participate in a number of events to reconnect with their students.
We collaborate with parents to better each student's experience at the Capstone. The following resources are commonly used by parents and family members of UA students:
- A helpful resource for families is the Student Crisis Response system, which provides parents and students with an on-call University faculty in an emergency or a traumatic situation.
- Student Financial Aid provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance the cost of education at The University of Alabama. We recognize that financial assistance is an important key to helping reach your educational and career goals. Visit the Financial Aid to learn how to apply for financial aid or explore financial aid resources.
- Each student's Action Card provides them with access to Bama Cash, Dining Dollars and Meal Plans as well as admittance into sporting events. A list of local restaurants and stores who accept Bama Cash and Dinning Dollars are listed on the Action Card website.
- Many family members like to send mail and packages to their student in college. Learn more about the process of sending mail to your student in the Mail & Packages section.
- Students can give their parents or family members access to their student account by creating a Guest account. Once parents or family members have a login name and password, they can login on a myBama Guest Account to view their student's account and conduct financial business for the student (e.g., make payments, elect deferment plans, confirm the schedule).