Week of Welcome Introduces UA Students to Campus Life
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Ferguson Center’s Division of Student Affairs invites University of Alabama students to participate in the annual Week of Welcome from Friday, Aug. 17 – Thursday, Aug. 30.
WOW is a two-week series of more than 50 events and activities, each designed to help first-year and transfer students acclimate to academic and student life at UA.
Ferguson Center staff will offer a wide variety of services, collaborative programming and leisure-time activities that embody UA’s overall academic, research and service mission while enhancing each student’s learning experience.
“We have events geared toward first-generation students, transfer students, out-of-state and international students, as well as events based on interests such as painting, health, recreation, athletics, music, volunteerism and more,” said Megan Barnes, a planning committee member and a graduate student from Enterprise.
“We hope all students will meet new people and discover their interests at WOW events this year,” she said.
WOW will kick off with “An Evening by the River” Friday, Aug. 17, offering students and their families a time to relax at the end of move-in day by enjoying the scenic river view from the pavilion of the Cypress Inn restaurant.
Other events include a free movie on the plaza, a ropes course challenge, a welcome-back breakfast and do-it-yourself tips for students interested in painting canvases for their rooms.
For more information on WOW, including a full schedule of events, email email@example.com, visit http://wow.ua.edu or become a fan of UAWOW on Facebook. A Guidebook app at may be downloaded at http://guidebook.com/g/uawow12/, and daily updates may also be obtained by following @UAWOW on Twitter.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
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SOURCE: LaToya Scott, coordinator, Student Programs, Ferguson Center Student Union, 205/348-7525, email@example.com