We are so excited you are attending Camp 1831! Camp 1831 will be the perfect way to begin your UA experience. All Camp 1831 information will come to your Crimson Email Address. No information will be mailed. Please refer to the details below to prepare for your Camp 1831 session.


Participant Documents

Participant Packing List: Use this list to help you prepare for Camp 1831.
University of Alabama Waiver*: Please bring this signed waiver with you to Check-In on Day 1 of your session. *Any student under the age of 19 must turn in the UA Waiver with a parent or guardian’s signature before they can attend Camp 1831.

Before Camp 1831

Housing and Residential Communities will allow you to move in early before your camp session. You will indicate your intention to live on-campus during registration. More information on dates and times will be sent to your Crimson Email once you have registered for Camp 1831.

We strongly advise students who plan to come to campus for Camp 1831 to participate in orientation and registration activities before the end of July. If you have not participated in orientation before you come to campus for Camp 1831, you will not have some services such as your meal plan and your Recreation Center privileges available to you. We suggest that you start a Bama Cash account at actcard.ua.edu (or call 800-474-2288 during business hours) or bring cash, a credit card, or a debit card with you. You will need money for meals outside of scheduled Camp 1831 activities until your fall schedule is confirmed in Student Account Services.

Check-In Details

Bring your Action Card and a copy of your confirmation email to Check-In. Check-In is at 8:30 a.m. at the Ferguson Center Great Hall on the first day of Camp 1831 (August 9th and August 14th).
Note: Any students who arrive late or miss Check-In must contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at (205) 348-8404 immediately. No refunds will be issued.

Parking and Travel Information

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.

You can find a list of lodging accommodations in the Tuscaloosa area by visiting the Visit UA section of parents.sa.ua.eduThe University of Alabama does not endorse any of the hotels or shuttle services listed. 

Airport Information

Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport
5000 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 595-0533

Birmingham Airport Shuttle

Crown Limo and Sedan Services – (205) 758-3875
Prestige Limo Service – (205) 333-9879

Camp 1831 Information

Each session lasts 3 days and 2 nights. Students will be housed in their regular residence hall room. You are responsible for your bed linens, towels, and toiletries. See the Camp 1831 Packing List for more information.

Cell Phone Policy

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 so that everyone remains fully engaged.

Special Accommodations

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

In Case of Emergency

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.