Message from Dr. Pope | Nov. 8, 2021

Dear Students, 

We were incredibly saddened this weekend to learn that a member of our UA student community, Garrett Walker, is missing. The safety and security of all our students is our priority, and our UAPD officers have been tirelessly at work in collaboration with the Tuscaloosa Police Department and other community officials to find Garrett. We remain hopeful he will be found in good health very soon. If you have any information that may be helpful in this search, please call UAPD at 205-348-5454.

I recognize this can be a difficult and uncertain time for our UA community. If you find yourself in need of support, I encourage you to connect with the University Counseling Center. Call 205-348-3863 to speak with a counselor. Our Student Care and Well-Being office is also here to support you; contact them at 205-348-2461. The staff members in these offices are passionate about helping you, so do not hesitate to reach out to them. 

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.

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.