Unveiled in July 2003, the DISCOVERING BAMA campus visit program is a uniquely personalized experience available to high-school students and their parents interested in knowing more about The University of Alabama. Only ACTIVE members of the National Alumni Association can recommend participants. (Not an active member with NAA? Click the Join Now! link to take advantage of the many benefits of membership).
The program provides prospective students with a comprehensive, personalized visit to the UA campus, including a campus tour and an opportunity to hear more about academic areas of interest, as well on lunch on campus with a current student. The visits start in Alumni Hall, where students and parents meet Alumni Office staff who will serve as contacts while they are on campus.
A major distinction of DISCOVERING BAMA is that it is a highly personalized campus experience. In order to adequately provide the personal attention that this program is designed for, there is a limit of eight student visitors per day.
The DISCOVERING BAMA campus visit program serves to complement the Undergraduate Admissions events already offered to interested high-school students.
How to participate in DISCOVERING BAMA:
1. To begin the process, an active NAA member calls Alumni Hall at (205) 348-5963 and recommends a student who is interested in a personalized campus visit.
2. A registration form is completed by alumni office staff for the student and parents, indicating their preferred visitation date and detailing specific interests. DISCOVERING BAMA visits are scheduled Monday thru Friday as available. Certain days throughout the year are set aside for University-wide events.
3. After the date is set, an itinerary is developed and finalized. Depending on the student's interests, it may include visits with faculty or college advisors, a campus tour, information on scholarships, Residential Life staff, Greek life, etc.
4. On visiting day, the itinerary will begin at Alumni Hall, followed by a coordinated day of activities. Lunch will be provided. A visitor parking pass is also given to guests upon arrival.