Ignite UA is a community-building program specifically designed for first-year students as they continue to transition to life at The University of Alabama. Ignite UA provides a space for first-year students (freshman and transfer) to build connections with peers, develop their own identity and an appreciation of difference in others, gain knowledge about UA opportunities and resources, and network with faculty and staff. Through Ignite UA, students gain tangible skills for success as a first-year student and a community of peers and staff at UA. Participants do not need previous experience to join, only a commitment to allow Ignite UA to be the spark to ignite your life and experience at UA!

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop interpersonal skills to build relationships effectively.
  • Students will formulate a network of peers, faculty, and staff at UA.
  • Students will identify campus resources and involvement opportunities that contribute to their academic and social goals.
  • Students will formulate a plan of action for their UA career.
  • Students will develop skills essential to their success as a first-year student and throughout their collegiate career.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion at UA as outlined in the Capstone Creed and diversity policy.
  • Students will demonstrate confidence and a sense of belonging at UA.

More Information

For more information, visit the Application Page.

For more information about Ignite UA, contact First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives at fye@ua.edu or 205-348-8404.