TEAM Mentor Program

The office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives (FYE) is committed to supporting the academic and social transition of first-year students to The University of Alabama. Being a transfer student at a large university can be overwhelming at times. This is why FYE created a peer mentorship program to help students adjust when transferring to UA. The Transfer Engagement and Academic Mentors (TEAM) connects new transfer students to all aspects of campus life.

Message From Dr. Pope (Oct. 14, 2021)

Dear Students:

We are steadily making our way through another great semester at the Capstone! I can’t tell you how wonderful it has been to see and connect with so many of you at events over the past several weeks.

As you begin to think about final exams and major projects, I want to remind you about some helpful resources available to you as a UA student. The Capstone Center for Student Success and the Writing Center both offer virtual and in-person options to support you academically.

We’re here to help you succeed outside the classroom as well,so be sure to connect to the Counseling Center for mental health support or reach out to Student Care and Well-Being if you find yourself in crisis or need of further assistance.

Phriday Phrenzy: Student Collaboration for Philanthropy

At the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, Sam Rickert and his fraternity brothers partnered with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and several other fraternities to host an event called Phriday Phrenzy that raised over $2,500 to support the 2022 UA Dance Marathon (UADM) fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Birmingham.

Sam has been a plugged-in student at UA since he arrived from Louisville, Kentucky his freshman year. Now the treasurer of UA’s Phi Delta Theta chapter and executive vice president of SGA, he’s thrilled to collaborate with his campus connections to make a difference for others.

Completing the Fall Semester

Dear Students,

Whether you are a first-year UA student, a graduating senior, a graduate student or somewhere in between, the Fall 2020 semester has been one we will not forget. I am proud of the resilience and tenacity you have shown this semester. You faced unprecedented challenges and remained committed to your educational goals.