We love when students help students, and we want you to apply to be on our Bama Transfers TEAM. TEAM stands for Transfer Engagement & Academic Mentors. We are looking for a dynamic group of transfer students to serve as ambassadors for the FYE office.

TEAM is a way for you to gain leadership experience while helping new transfer students jumpstart their experience at UA. Your role will be to connect them to all aspects of campus life – from social & academic resources to pointing them to the nearest Starbucks! Either way you choose to mentor, TEAM will allow you to gain leadership and service experience, as well as a new friend on campus.

Benefits of TEAM

  • New relationships formed with incoming and current transfer students
  • A chance to help a new transfer student jumpstart their UA experience
  • Connection with the professional staff members in the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives
  • Leadership opportunity for current transfer students

 Expectations for TEAM Members

  • Bama Transfer Mentors must be enrolled at UA for the entire 2021-2022 academic year (mentors must not graduate prior to Spring 2022)
  • A willingness to share your transfer student experience
  • Attend monthly team meetings for professional development, discuss campus experiences, and to plan transfer student programming
  • Support and attend the FYE office at transfer-related UA events (i.e. Transfer Bama Bound, Transfer University Days, Admitted Tide Days, etc.)
  • Advocate for transfer culture campus
  • Regular attendance at FYE transfer student programming events (e.g. Week of Welcome events, monthly transfer events, Bama Transfer Student Week in October 2021)
  • Commitment to active communication with the Office of First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives

2021-2022 Bama Transfers TEAM Application Timeline

April 1, 2021 – TEAM application opens

April 15, 2021 – TEAM application closes

April 21 & 22, 2021 – TEAM interviews in Russell Hall

April 30, 2021 – 2021-2022 TEAM announced

*Our office will begin matching TEAM members with new transfer students in Summer 2021. For more information, email transfers@ua.edu or call 205-348-8404.

Apply to be a TEAM member:

Apply here.