For students entering in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022, some orientation sessions will be offered virtually, and some will be offered on campus. See more details below.

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Blazer Beginnings is a required 2-day program where you’ll get to meet with faculty and academic advisors, register for classes, discuss academic expectations, discover resources designed to help you succeed, build a network of campus contacts, check out all the opportunities and organizations that can help you get involved on campus, and meet other students – current and new – and start building new friendships.

This 2-day orientation program is designed for first-time freshmen who graduated from high school in the same year as, or the year prior to, their first semester at UAB. If you graduated from high school before the year prior to your first semester at UAB, you will attend a Transfer / Non-Traditional Freshman orientation session.

When you are selecting an orientation date, please note that some orientation sessions will be offered virtually and some will be offered on campus.

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