The Bama Transfer Mentors program is a way for new transfer students to jumpstart their experience as a student at the Capstone. New transfer students to The University of Alabama can apply to be paired with a current transfer student. The Bama Transfer Mentors are a group of students who have been at The University for at least one semester and support new transfer students each semester. Through the Bama Transfer Mentors Program, new transfer students can learn about campus resources, involvement opportunities, and gain insight into the UA transfer student experience. Applications for the mentor position and for new students who wish to be paired with a mentor are below.


March 1, 2019 – Mentor application opens
March 22, 2019 – New student (mentee) application opens
April 15, 2019 – Mentor application closes
August 2019 – Mentor-Mentee meet & greet
September 2, 2019 – New student (mentee) application closes

Our office will begin matching current transfer students with new transfer students in late Spring 2019/early Summer 2019.

Benefits of Participation

The Transfer Mentor program includes the following benefits:

  • New relationships formed with incoming and current transfer students
  • Jumpstart to the UA transfer student experience
  • Connection with the professional staff members in the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives
  • Leadership opportunity for current transfer students

Expectations of Mentors

  • Bama Transfer Mentors must be enrolled at UA for the 2019-2020 academic year (mentors must not graduate prior to Spring 2020)
  • Regularly scheduled meetings with mentor and mentee to discuss transition to UA
  • Regular attendance at FYE transfer student programming events (e.g. Week of Welcome events, lunch and learn meetings, First Fridays with Bama Transfers)
  • Commitment to active communication with the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives

Application to be a Mentor

Applications to serve as a Bama Transfer Mentor for 2019 – 2020 are available now. Application is due April 15, 2019.

Bama Transfer Mentor Application

Application to be a Mentee

Applications for incoming transfer students who wish to be paired with a mentor are now available.

New Transfer Student Application