Please use this list for responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Camp 1831For other questions, please contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at fye@ua.edu or (205) 348-8404. 

About Camp 1831

What is Camp 1831?

The Camp 1831 experience provides first-year students with the opportunity to make friends, have fun, and develop the pride that comes with being a UA student. Students will be challenged by choice with various adventure components (team building elements), learn how to serve campus and the surrounding community as a student leader, and become an expert on UA history, chants, and cheers. At Camp 1831, first-year students will explore where they fit in this new environment and feel part of the UA family before they ever step foot in the classroom.

When is Camp 1831?

Session 1: August 9 – 11, 2017
Session 2: August 14 – 16, 2017

Where is Camp 1831?

Camp 1831 takes place on the campus of The University of Alabama in a variety of student centered facilities including the Ferguson Student Center, Student Recreation Center, and Quad.

Who can attend Camp 1831?

Camp 1831 is designed for first-year students (Freshman and Transfer Students) admitted for summer or fall 2017.

If I am planning to participate in sorority recruitment, can I attend Camp 1831 as well?

Those going through sorority recruitment should plan to attend Session 1 of Camp 1831 (August 9-11, 2017).

Who will be at Camp 1831 from UA?

Staff from the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives will be on site throughout each session. Additional faculty and staff will be on site as well. Students will be led by The A-Team, a group of 36 upperclassman leaders.

How long does each Camp 1831 session last?

Each session is 3 days and 2 nights.

Cost and Payment

How much does Camp 1831 cost, and what is included?

The registration fee for Camp 1831 is $175 and includes meals, Camp 1831 materials, and transportation for camp related events. Note there are no refunds once payment is made. 

What forms of payment are accepted?

You can pay using e-check or credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover).

Are refunds for Camp 1831 available?

Camp 1831 fees are non-refundable. There will be no refunds once payment is made, even if a student cancels their registration.

Are scholarships available for Camp 1831?

There are a limited number of scholarships available to students with financial need. For information on scholarships, please contact our office at (205) 348-8404 or fye@ua.edu.

Registration

How do I register for Camp 1831?

The site can be accessed through the Registration Tab on the Camp 1831 page. Registration will require you to log-in to myBama. Note that you must be registered for Bama Bound (new student orientation) to register for Camp 1831. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email to your Crimson email account.

When does registration close for Camp 1831?

Camp 1831 registration will close once all sessions are full.

How do I review my registration information?

Click the Registration Tab on the Camp 1831 page. You will be required to login to myBama and your camp confirmation will appear.

Can I register more than one person for Camp 1381?

No. The registration system will only allow you to register yourself for Camp 1831. Please encourage your friends to register themselves using their myBama information.

What do I do if the information on my registration is incorrect?

If a change needs to be made to your auto-populated information, please make the appropriate changes on your myBama account. To make changes, visit www.mybama.ua.edu and click on the Student Tab. From there, go to the Banner Self-Service section and click on Personal Information for change options.

If you need to change information pertaining to your camp session, please contact the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at (205) 348-8404 or fye@ua.edu.

How do I change my Camp 1831 session?

Depending on availability, we can make changes to your session date. Any changes to sessions will need to be done by a staff member. Please contact the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at (205) 348-8404 or by email at fye@ua.edu.

Camp 1831 Sessions

What should I bring to Camp 1831?

A packing list is included on the Participant Information Tab on the Camp 1831 page.

Can I drive myself to Camp 1831?

Students who live on-campus will be able to walk to all Camp 1831 sessions. Students living off-campus will receive specific information regarding parking on campus. All students must check-in at the Ferguson Center on camp 1831 session days.

 Where will I sleep?

You will sleep at your regular place of residence. For students living on-campus, you will be able to move-in early at your residence hall and will sleep in your room each night.

Can I have visitors at Camp 1831?

There will be no visitors allowed at Camp 1831. Camp 1831 is for registered students only.

Is there cell phone usage at Camp 1831?

No. You are encouraged to not use your phone during camp. All cell phones will be put away during camp and will not be allowed during camp activities.

In the case of emergency, how can someone attending a Camp 1831 session be contacted?

In case of emergency, contact the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at (205) 348-8404. They will be able to get any necessary messages to Camp 1831 staff.

Are there overnight accommodations for the night before each session?

The University of Alabama does not require and is not responsible for lodging prior to Camp 1831 sessions. However, if you are moving on campus for Fall 2017, you will be eligible for early move-in. Please indicate your intention to live on-campus for Fall 2017 when registering, and you will receive more information via email.

How do I make arrangements for special needs?

We strive to provide the best experience for every student. If you require any special accommodations, please contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives to make appropriate arrangements at (205) 348-8404 or fye@ua.edu.

Early Move-In

How do Camp 1831 sessions correlate with move-in?

Housing and Residential Communities will allow you to move-in early before your camp session. Early move-in dates are August 8, 2017, after 3:00 p.m. for Session 1 and August 13, 2017, after 3:00 p.m. for Session 2. You will indicate your intended place of residence on your registration. If you do not indicate that you will be living on-campus for Fall 2017, you will need to sign up for an available move-in day and time through the HRC website.

If I registered for early move-in, do I need to schedule a move-in time with HRC?

No. If you indicate on your Camp 1831 registration that you will live on-campus for Fall 2017, HRC will automatically schedule your move-in times for the appropriate day and time.

What are the details for early move-in before Session 1 of Camp 1831?

Early move-in for participants of Session 1 will be on Tuesday, August 8 after 3:00 p.m. When you arrive on campus, please call your community desk and an on-call RA will meet you to check you into your residence hall. Housing and Residential Communities will send you information about move-in via crimson email, but you will not need to sign up for a move-in time through the HRC website. If you need to make alternate arrangements from the times listed above, please contact moveinhelp@sa.ua.edu directly to confirm your travel details. If you are planning to live in Bryant Hall, you will need to contact moveinhelp@sa.ua.edu to schedule specifics of your move-in. Note that you will not be allowed to stay in your residence hall room during a Camp 1831 session if you sign up for Camp 1831 and do not attend. 

What are the details for early move-in before Session 2 of Camp 1831?

Early move-in for participants of Session 2 will be on Sunday, August 13 after 3:00pm. When you arrive on campus, please call your community desk and an on-call RA will meet you to check you into your residence hall. Housing and Residential Communities will send you information about move-in via crimson email, but you will not need to sign up for a move-in time through the HRC website. If you need to make alternate arrangements from the times listed above, please contact moveinhelp@sa.ua.edu directly to confirm your travel details. If you are planning to live in Bryant Hall, you will need to contact moveinhelp@sa.ua.edu to schedule the specifics of your move-in. Note that you will not be allowed to stay in your residence hall room during a Camp 1831 session if you sign up for Camp 1831 and do not attend. 

 

Camp 1831 Check-In

Where should I park my car while I am at Camp 1831?

If you live on-campus, you should park your car in your residential zone. For students who live off-campus,  you will receive communication about parking to your Crimson Email. Please visit the Transportation Services Site for information about parking and transportation on campus.

When should I arrive on campus for Camp 1831?

Arrive on campus in time to park and get to Check-In. Check-In is at 8:30 a.m. at the Ferguson Center Great Hall on the first day of your camp session (August 9, 2017 and August 14, 2017).

Will I need to bring anything with me to Check-In for Camp 1831?

Bring your Action Card and a copy of your confirmation email to Check-In at the Ferguson Center Great Hall at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of your camp session.

What if I arrive late or miss Check-In for Camp 1831?

Any students who arrive late or miss Check-In need to contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at (205) 348-8404 immediately. No refunds will be issued.