BRIDGE is the perfect way for you to begin to build your story at UA. All BRIDGE information will come to your Crimson Email Address. Please refer to the details below to prepare for the BRIDGE session.

Before BRIDGE

Early Move-In

Early Move-In information will be available in Spring 2020.

Bama Bound

It is mandatory that all BRIDGE participants schedule and attend Bama Bound orientation before the scheduled BRIDGE dates. If you have not participated in Bama Bound prior to BRIDGE, you will be unable to attend BRIDGE.

Check-In Details

Bring your Action Card to check-in on the first day of BRIDGE (August 12, 2020).
Note: Any student who arrives late or misses check-in must contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives immediately by calling 205-348-8404.

Parking and Travel Information

In you live in on-campus housing, you should park your car in your residential zone. For students who live off-campus, you may park in the Ferguson Center Parking Deck. Please visit the Transportation Services Website for information about parking and transportation on campus.

BRIDGE Information

The program lasts three days and two nights. The schedule for the program will be on the Schedule Tab in Spring 2020.

Housing Accommodations

If you live on campus, you will be housed in your regular residence hall room or a close alternative if your room is unavailable at the start of your session. For participants living on campus, you may stay in your room for the remainder of your first-year after you move-in for BRIDGE.

If you live off-campus, you should plan to make accommodations for your living arrangements. If you are unsure of your options, please contact our office at 205-348-8404.

Prepare to Unplug from Devices

As a BRIDGE participant, you are encouraged to not use your phone during the program. All cell phones should be put away during BRIDGE and will not be allowed during BRIDGE activities. This is so that everyone can be fully engaged.

Attendance at BRIDGE

All BRIDGE participants are expected to be in attendance and participate at all scheduled BRIDGE events. If you are not in attendance at BRIDGE activities, you will be charged the regular, nightly early-move in rates by Housing and Residential Communities.

We want you to commit to all scheduled activities at BRIDGE. Once you check-in, you are showing your commitment to participating in all program activities. Upon signing a waiver to participate, our staff maintains a level of responsibility for where participants are located and we want you to receive the full benefits of participating in BRIDGE for the entire time. Please note that dinner with family, leaving town, and other conflicts are not considered extenuating circumstances for not participating in program activities.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations, please contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives to make appropriate arrangements at fye@ua.edu or 205-348-8404.

In Case of Emergency

In the case of an emergency, contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at 205-348-8404. They will be able to get an necessary messages to BRIDGE staff.