Camp 1831 is three day, two night program for first-year students with a packed schedule of events. Descriptions of scheduled events are available below. Camp 1831 Days are generally 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. filled with the activities listed below. Participation in the full schedule is a must for this ULTIMATE first year experience!

Sample Schedule

Are you wondering what you will be doing during the ULTIMATE first year experience? Check out our Camp 1831 Daily Schedule for more!

Activity Descriptions

Choose Your Own Adventure

Each camp participant has the opportunity to select their Adventure during the Camp 1831 program on Day 1. Adventure selection will occur via Crimson Email during Summer 2020.

Sample Adventures

Play a pick up game or just practice taking shots at the hoop at the Student Activity Center.
Board Games Bonanza
Kick back and relax while you enjoy some fun board games with friends.
Bryant Museum Tour
Visit the iconic Bear Bryant Museum for a tour showcasing the athletic excellence of teams at UA.
Campus Museum Tour
Learn some of UA’s rich history and check out some of the state’s most unique archaeological finds.
Cardio Group Exercise Class
Dance all afternoon at a Zumba-esque class or spin the day away on the stationary bike! All skill levels welcome.
Digital Media Center Tour
Tour UA’s Digital Media Center, home to four professional media outlets, including university-owned WVUA 23 and learn more about communication at UA.
Engineering Lab Tour
Get a close up look at some of UA’s state of the art labs and ask some questions to the students in the field.
Healthy Eating and Cooking Workshop
No kitchen? No problem! Learn how to make some gourmet dishes with what you may have available.
Labyrinth and Relaxation Room
Take some time to relax and rejuvenate your mind through guided walking with the Labyrinth and Relaxation room.
Nature Walk
Take in some of the best scenery Tuscaloosa has to offer with a stroll along the Black Warrior River.
President’s Mansion Tour
Learn the history of the President’s Mansion and take some time to walk around campus and find your classes as you prepare for your first day.
Rock Climbing Wall
See if you can hang with the best at one of UA’s awesome rock climbing walls! All skill levels welcome.
Stadium Tour
Tour the incredible Bryant-Denny Stadium and see the in’s and out’s of the place that Alabama Football calls home.
UA Hallowed Grounds Tour
Take a trip around UA’s campus to visit historical sites related to race, slavery, and progress at UA since opening in 1831.
One word. Gains. Lift some weights at your own pace to make sure you’re in tip-top shape for your first year.

Small Group Sessions

Each camp participant will be assigned to a small group of approximately 15 students and two A-Team leaders. During these sessions, participants will build relationships with one another, reflect on their camp experiences, and discuss meaningful topics surrounding transition to college life, becoming a leader on campus, and serving UA.

History & Tradition

Throughout camp, participants will learn UA chants, cheers, songs, and traditions while also being quizzed on University of Alabama history and facts. The goal is for participants to feel a sense of pride in UA as their institution!

Team Building

Each group will participate in field activities to build relationships with one another and to build their own confidence. These activities will be challenge by choice and will allow participants to push themselves and support one another by practicing communication, critical-thinking, and strategy.

UA Leadership & Service

Students will learn about various opportunities that exist at UA and set goals for their time on campus by speaking to current students and staff as well as engaging in dialogue about social issues in the community. They will leave with a plan of action for their own UA experience.

Faculty & Staff Roundtable Discussions

Students will learn from the experts on various disciplines and research areas, gain inside advice on how to be successful in their academic career, and build relationships with faculty and staff members in a casual setting.

Symbolic Activity

This activity will symbolize a first-year student’s transition to becoming a UA student where they will “take the step into the Capstone.” The secret stays with camp participants!

Camp 1831 Service Day

On the last day of Camp 1831, First Year Experience and the Center for Service and Leadership partner for a day of service. At the Camp 1831 Service Day, camp participants serve the Tuscaloosa community in various ways and put into action their service and leadership discussions from camp.