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1 A Guide to UA Resources and Services BAMA ESSENTIALS

2 ACTion Card

3 UNIVERSITY SUPPLY STORE Four Locations: Ferguson Center, Tutwiler Hall, Bryant Museum, and School of Law Can assist you with… Course materials (textbooks in various formats, school supplies, kits, and more) Bama clothing, souvenirs, and gifts Cards, magazines, best-selling trade books Official class rings The Apple Campus Store, located in the SUPe Store at the Ferg, offers education pricing on Apple computers and software.

4 FERGUSON MAIL CENTER For the safety and security of our students, mail and packages are not delivered directly to the residence halls. All deliveries are made to the Ferguson Mail Center. Two Options Are Available: Packages Only Option Free service to all students who are actively enrolled in classes Students may receive any trackable item without renting a mailbox All students are automatically assigned a 6-digit mailstop code (MSC#) for receiving packages only Your student can find-out his/her MSC# by logging-in to myBama and finding the Ferguson Mail Center icon under the Student tab Students are notified via e-mail anytime they have a package ready for pick-up

5 FERGUSON MAIL CENTER Mail and Packages Option Students who wish to receive letters, cards, magazines, newspapers, etc. in addition to receiving packages must rent a mailbox. All mailboxes are located at the Ferguson Mail Center Rent a mailbox online by logging-in to myBama and finding the Ferguson Mail Center icon under the Student tab; Payment can be made online Rental rates are $50 per semester ($25 during the Summer semester); monthly rentals are also available ($65 for 6 months/$35 for 3 months) When a student rents a mailbox, the students MSC# changes to reflect the mailbox that was rented Students cannot share a mailbox Students are notified via e-mail whenever they have mail in their mailbox

6 FERGUSON MAIL CENTER Mail and Packages For Students Who Live in Greek Houses Students who live in a sorority/fraternity house on campus have the option to receive mail and packages at their Greek house instead of the Ferguson Mail Center Use the same address structure, but with the MSC# of the house instead of the students personal MSC# DO NOT USE THE STREET ADDRESS OF THE HOUSE Mailstop codes (MSC#) for each sorority/fraternity can be found in the Resources section of Campus Mail Service website Items are routed to the house; not the student Each sorority/fraternity determines how mail/packages are distributed among their members once it is delivered to the house Students do not receive any notification

7 FERGUSON MAIL CENTER The correct address for students (regardless of carrier) is: STUDENTS FULL NAME MSC# __ __ __ __ __ __ 1831 UNIVERSITY STATION TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487 DO NOT USE ANY OTHER ADDRESS FORMAT

8 Student Health and Well-Being

9 EMERGENCY SUPPORT 3 on-call staff members, 24 hours a day On-Call Dean- trained Student Affairs professional on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Partners with campus services (Academic Colleges, Housing and Residential Communities, Womens Resource Center, Counseling Center, and Public Safety) Partners with community agencies (DCH Hospital, North Harbor, and Tuscaloosa Police) Call UAPD to contact the On-Call Dean at: (205) 348-5454

10 ALCOHOL EDU Required online education course educating students about alcohol and its effects on the mind and body. Parents should review the AlcoholEdu for Parents course and talk with your student about what you both have learned. Available for access beginning Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and part one must be completed by Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

11 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA rights transfer to the student at the age of 18 or when they begin attending a post- secondary institution regardless of age A major goal we have for your first-year experience is to forge a strong partnership between UA, our students, and the parents of UA students. To this end, a parent or guardian may obtain non-directory information if their student has authorized a record release through myBama, which is located in the self-service channel under Student Services>Student Records>Record Release to Parent/Guardian (FERPA). Existence of a release does not constitute a power of attorney empowering parents to act on behalf of the student. What is protected under FERPA? Grades and transcripts Academic class schedules Information accessed in myBama Class rosters Any document designated as part of the educational record guidelines/ FERPA

12 What can be released? Directory information Information needed by a government agency Some information to accrediting organizations Information needed in a health or safety emergency Some information to attorneys representing UA Information the student has given written consent to release Remember your student must sign the release (In the student orientation packet) IMPORTANT NOTE: The University will not disclose grades over the phone regardless of signed release. The parent must order a transcript to receive the students grades. FERPA

13 Everything students need to know can be found in their online academic catalog: Admissions Academic Records and Policy Academic Bankruptcy Academic Warning and Suspension Core Curriculum and general education requirements Multiple Degree/Multiple Majors Student Responsibility Support Programs and Services Code of Student Conduct Military Programs Special Academic Programs Academic Colleges ACADEMIC CATALOG

14 Academics

15 Advisors are the faculty or staff member who will assist students in selecting classes for their degree program. Students should get know their advisor and seek their advice. Encourage your student to visit their advisor regularly. Students seeking to change majors should see their advisor. ACADEMICS - ADVISING

16 Key to your students academic success. Students should get to know at least one professor each semester. This will help when it comes to needing letters of reference. Professors prefer to communicate with the student directly. Mid-term grades are distributed to students in 100 and 200 level courses so inquire with your student around mid-term to ask how they are doing. Office hours is time dedicated to talking to students. ACADEMICS – FACULTY

17 UAs Finish in Four campaign has been designed to publicize the tools students can take advantage of on their way to graduation. Visit the Career Center to explore your passion and develop a plan to Finish in Four! Explore -Explore all 80 Undergraduate degree programs at Plan -Use the Student Educational Planner in DegreeWorks to map out your program of study semester by semester. Once you have those two behind you, all thats left is to: Study & Graduate! ACADEMICS – FINISH IN FOUR

18 Student View Audit This allows students to be able to view their past and current work to best plan their future before meeting with an advisor. Student Educational Planner This feature works in conjunction with the Student View Audit to help plan future coursework. What If function What If allows students to hypothetically change their major, minor, or concentration. ACADEMICS – DEGREE WORKS

19 Look Ahead function Helps students see how anticipated coursework will apply to their degree program. GPA Calculator Allows students to calculate various GPAs. ACADEMICS – DEGREE WORKS

20 Students Academic Summary Detailed Coursework Summary Student View Audit ACADEMICS – DEGREEWORKS

21 This new tool allows students to build the optimal class schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week. These breaks can consist of work, practice, and other activities during which you are unable to take classes. ACADEMICS – SCHEDULE BUILDER Students access Schedule Builder by logging into myBama and clicking the icon on the Student Tab.myBama

22 Student Life

23 Student Media Community Service Fraternity / Sorority Life Campus Ministries University Recreation Career Center Dean of Students Student Involvement & Student Leadership Veteran and Military Affairs Student Employment STUDENT LIFE & STUDENT AFFAIRS

24 STUDENT MEDIA The Crimson White – Official UA student newspaper – Published four times per week WVUA – Student run radio station for UA community The Corolla – Official yearbook published annually – Writing, design, and pictures by students

25 COMMUNITY SERVICE Programming Offered: Alternative Break Als Pals Bama Blitz Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Give-N-Go House United Ripple Effect Profiles In Service Hands on Tuscaloosa Sleep Out on the Quad Hunger Banquet Nonprofit Protégé Adopt an Agency Hands On Tuscaloosa

26 FRATERNITY/SORORITY LIFE The Four Governing Bodies Interfraternity Countil (IFC) Panhellenic Conference National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) United Greek Council (UGC) Benefits of Involvement Academic Philanthropic Leadership Social

27 CAMPUS MINISTRIES Denominations and Faiths Represented: Campus Ministry Association Members: Baptist Campus Ministries Canterbury Chapel Episcopal Chi Alpha Campus Ministry Disciples Student Ministry (First Christian Church) Hillel Foundation (B'Nai B'rith) Muslim Students Association Reformed University Fellowship St. Francis Catholic Church & Student Center UKirk (Presbyterian Church USA) University Christian Ministry (University Church of Christ) University Lutheran Church Wesley Foundation (United Methodist Church) Westminster Fellowship (PCUSA)

28 UNIVERSITY RECREATION Facilities Student Recreation Center Student Activities Center Aquatics Center Programming Offered Fitness Aquatics Intramurals Outdoor Recreation Sports Clubs

29 CAREER CENTER Services Offered: Exploring Majors and Careers Mock Interviews Career Fairs Crimson Careers Resume and Cover Letter Critiques Job and Graduate School Planning

30 DEAN OF STUDENTS Student Crisis Response Case management and advocacy services On Call Dean Office of Student Conduct

31 STUDENT INVOLVMENT & STUDENT LEADERSHIP The SOURCE Connects students to over 500 student organizations Get On Board Day: August 28th Safe Zone Leadership UA LeaderShape

32 VETERAN AND MILITARY AFFAIRS VA Certification Program Transition Assistance Program Center Services Offered: Computer labs, study rooms, student lounge Campus Veterans Association Veteran Work Study Program

33 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Types of Student Employment: 1.Student Assistantships 2.Federal Work-Study Program 3.Off-campus Employment Student Employment Resources:

34 BAMA ESSENTIALS Thank you and have a great day!

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