Family Weekend 2014 Schedule

Please review the Family Weekend 2014 Schedule to get an idea of the full weekend of events.

  • Family Weekend Check-In

    Ferguson Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Family Weekend Check-In

    Ferguson Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    All registered Family Weekend participants should check in to pick up their Family Weekend packets that include a Family Weekend Guide, schedule of events, tickets, nametags and other goodies. *The Family Weekend shuttle stops here.

  • Don't Be Left out of the "Know!"

    Ferguson Center Plaza
    11:00 am - 03:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Don't Be Left out of the "Know!"

    Ferguson Center Plaza
    11:00 am - 03:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Learn about the Office of Student Conduct through a variety of fun games. This event is a great opportunity to ask questions about learning in and outside the classroom.

  • Ice Cream Social with the School of Social Work

    Little Hall
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Ice Cream Social with the School of Social Work

    Little Hall
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Join the College of Social Work in a celebration of their students, faculty, and new Dean. Ice cream, music, and games will be provided.

  • Families Serving Families: A Service Opportunity

    Ferguson Center Plaza
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Families Serving Families: A Service Opportunity

    Ferguson Center Plaza
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    (Registration required by August 31, 2014 at volunteer.ua.edu) Join the Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism in building picnic tables to donate to families in the Tuscaloosa area. You have the opportunity to sponsor tables through a $50 donation, which will go towards necessary materials. With this service project, you will not only get to interact with other UA families but also get to know your student’s Tuscaloosa family.

  • Ferguson Student Center Open House & Student Affairs Expo

    The Ferguson Student Center
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Ferguson Student Center Open House & Student Affairs Expo

    The Ferguson Student Center
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Come check out the newly-renovated and expanded Ferguson Student Center and learn more about what Student Affairs has to offer in our Ferguson Student Center Open House & Student Affairs Expo. You can visit more than 20 Student Affairs departments to learn more about all of the opportunities available to your student while they are at the Capstone. From University Recreation to Housing and Residential Communities and University Programs to First Year Experience & Parent Programs, come meet Student Affairs staff members and join in the fun!

  • College of Communication & Information Sciences Open House

    Reese Phifer Hall
    01:30 pm - 03:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    College of Communication & Information Sciences Open House

    Reese Phifer Hall
    01:30 pm - 03:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Enjoy a tour of Reese Phifer while also meeting faculty, staff, administration and other students from the College of Communication & Information Sciences.

  • Early College Open House

    Lawn of Russell Hall
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Early College Open House

    Lawn of Russell Hall
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Learn how your younger students (sophomore, junior, and senior in high school) can start earning UA college credit while still in high school at the Early College informal open house. Meet staff, enjoy food, and take home some giveaways!

  • Family Weekend Magic Show and Story Time

    McLure Education Library, Reading Room
    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Family Weekend Magic Show and Story Time

    McLure Education Library, Reading Room
    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Family Weekend guests are invited to join the College of Education for an afternoon of magic and storytelling.

  • President's Mansion Tour

    President's Mansion
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    President's Mansion Tour

    President's Mansion
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Enjoy a tour of the President's Mansion and learn about its unique history. *The Family Weekend shuttle stops here.

  • Study Abroad Open House

    135 B.B. Comer Hall
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Study Abroad Open House

    135 B.B. Comer Hall
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Stop by Capstone International Programs for the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the over 800 study abroad programs available to UA students!

  • The Capstone College of Nursing Open House

    The Capstone College of Nursing
    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    The Capstone College of Nursing Open House

    The Capstone College of Nursing
    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Families are invited to learn more about The Capstone College of Nursing and go on a tour of the nursing building. During this event, students can learn more about the program while interacting with staff as well as student ambassadors.

  • College of Engineering Open House

    South Engineering Research Center, Room 1013
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    College of Engineering Open House

    South Engineering Research Center, Room 1013
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Join the College of Engineering for a tour of their college while also enjoying some refreshments.

  • Cookies with the Career Center

    Ferguson Center, Third Floor, Room 3408
    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Cookies with the Career Center

    Ferguson Center, Third Floor, Room 3408
    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    The Career Center invites you to drop in for refreshments, a chat with staff members, and a tour of their new space where students meet with career consultants and interview with employers from across the country.

  • 4th Annual Chocolate Festival

    The Rotunda of Shelby Hall
    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    4th Annual Chocolate Festival

    The Rotunda of Shelby Hall
    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Sample chocolate treats while learning more about women’s health. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Women's Resource Center providing free services for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence as well as Breast Cancer Awareness month activities. (Registration required in advance)

  • Off Campus Housing: Tips and Suggestions for Your Student

    Student Activity Center at Presidential Village Conference Room
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Off Campus Housing: Tips and Suggestions for Your Student

    Student Activity Center at Presidential Village Conference Room
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Housing and Residential Communities invites parents and students to explore the many options available for off-campus living.

  • Opening Celebration of the Student Activity Center at Presidential Village

    Student Activity Center at Presidential Village
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Opening Celebration of the Student Activity Center at Presidential Village

    Student Activity Center at Presidential Village
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM on September 5, 2014

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    Join campus administrators and staff in celebrating the new Student Activity Center at Presidential Village. Tours of the building and a reception to follow the ceremony.

  • Alabama Women's Soccer vs. Virginia

    Alabama Soccer Stadium
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Alabama Women's Soccer vs. Virginia

    Alabama Soccer Stadium
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Alabama Women's Soccer takes on Virginia for an exciting match.

  • Beach Bash

    University Recreation Outdoor Pool Complex
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Beach Bash

    University Recreation Outdoor Pool Complex
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm on September 5, 2014

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    Families will experience an evening at a tropical beach right here in Tuscaloosa with the Office of First Year Experience & Parent Programs. This poolside event will include great music, food, and giveaways to help kick off the weekend. *The Family Weekend shuttle stops here. (Family Weekend ticket required)

  • Family Weekend Late Check-In

    Ferguson Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
    07:00 am - 08:30 am on September 6, 2014

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    Family Weekend Late Check-In

    Ferguson Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
    07:00 am - 08:30 am on September 6, 2014

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    For families unable to check in on Friday, stop by the Ferguson Center to get your Family Weekend Guide, schedule of events, tickets, nametags, and other goodies.

  • Family Weekend Tailgate

    Presidential Park
    08:30 am - 11:00 am on September 6, 2014

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    Family Weekend Tailgate

    Presidential Park
    08:30 am - 11:00 am on September 6, 2014

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    Join the Office of First Year Experience & Parent Programs for a breakfast tailgate with entertainment, giveaways, and Crimson Tide tradition and pride! (Family Weekend package holders only/Family Weekend ticket required)

  • Walk of Champions

    In front of Bryant-Denny Stadium
    08:30 am - 09:00 am on September 6, 2014

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    Walk of Champions

    In front of Bryant-Denny Stadium
    08:30 am - 09:00 am on September 6, 2014

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    Families can cheer on the football team as they proceed through the Walk of Champions to get ready for the game!

  • Elephant Stomp

    Steps of Gorgas Library on the Quad
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM on September 6, 2014

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    Elephant Stomp

    Steps of Gorgas Library on the Quad
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM on September 6, 2014

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    Take part in one of the most special gameday traditions as The Million Dollar Band, Cheerleaders, and Big Al lead a pep rally on the steps of Gorgas Library before marching to the stadium!

  • Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic University

    Bryant-Denny Stadium
    11:00 am - 02:00 pm on September 6, 2014

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    Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic University

    Bryant-Denny Stadium
    11:00 am - 02:00 pm on September 6, 2014

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    Watch the Crimson Tide’s first game of the season as they take on the Florida Atlantic Owls.

  • Student Affairs Jazz Brunch

    Fresh Food Co. on Margaret Drive
    10:00 am - 01:00 pm on September 7, 2014

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    Student Affairs Jazz Brunch

    Fresh Food Co. on Margaret Drive
    10:00 am - 01:00 pm on September 7, 2014

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    Families are invited to gather with Student Affairs staff for a delicious brunch over jazz music as the weekend comes to a close.

  • City Tour

    Meet at the Ferguson Center Plaza
    01:00 PM - 03:30 PM on September 7, 2014

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    City Tour

    Meet at the Ferguson Center Plaza
    01:00 PM - 03:30 PM on September 7, 2014

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    Familiarize yourself with the city of Tuscaloosa through the free City Tour. This tour will inform Family Weekend guests about the history, cultural hot spots and great assets of Tuscaloosa. (Registration required in advance at upua.tix.com)

    More Info Here: Registration