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.

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

For more information about Bama Transfer Mentors, email transfers@ua.edu.

Application to be a Mentee

For more information about Bama Transfer Mentors, email transfers@ua.edu.