The following tasks will need to be completed before you arrive for your Bama Bound Orientation session.

Register for Bama Bound

Bama Bound New Student Orientation occurs multiple times throughout the academic school year. Please use the reference to help you decide which orientation you should be coming to.

Freshman / Transfer Enrollment Semester Bama Bound Options Bama Bound Registration Opens
Freshman Summer / Fall Semester Summer Orientation Early February
Transfer Summer / Fall Semester March / Summer Orientation Early February
Freshman Spring Semester January Orientation Early November
Transfer Spring Semester October / January Orientation Early September / Early November

Submit Required Immunization Form Online to the Student Health Center

The Student Health Center requires proof of your immunization record against childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tuberculosis (TB). Immunization information is required for all students before the beginning of classes. Visit for more information about obtaining and submitting this information to the Student Health Center.

**Forms can only be submitted through the student’s myBama. Please review this process at

Placement Assessments

The University of Alabama seeks to maximize your success as a student by taking steps toward ensuring your proper course placement.

Read more about placement assessments

Know your Campus Wide Identification Number (CWID)

Upon your admission, you should have received a letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with your CWID. You will use your CWID for a variety of purposes at Bama Bound. Your CWID can always be found in your myBama, click More in the right corner, then click on DegreeWorks.

Prepare for Academic Advising

Use myBama to browse the Summer and Fall 2018 course offerings and begin organizing your ideas for conversations with your advisor at Bama Bound. Exploring the course options available to you before attending your orientation session will improve your advising experience at Bama Bound.

Prepare for your academic advising session by reviewing the undergraduate catalog.

Submit Your Action Card Photo Online

Your Action Card or “ACT Card” is your official University of Alabama ID. You will need this for Bama Bound, so submitting your photo ahead of time is very important! Using online photo submission lets you choose the photo you want and have your card ready when you arrive at Bama Bound. Be sure to submit your photo after you have registered for your Bama Bound session, and at least one business day prior to your session.

Once your photo is approved, and you’ve installed and set up DUO you can add your ACT Card on to your iPhone and Apple Watch devices. This is an official mobile credential, and can be used just like a physical card. The earlier you submit your photo, the earlier you can put your ACT Card in Apple Wallet!

Plan to Purchase your Football Tickets Online

Beginning in early June you may visit myBama myBama to purchase football tickets. Please note: Incoming new students must be registered for Bama Bound to be eligible for ticket purchase. After you register for Bama Bound it may take 24 hours to update in our system. Give yourself plenty of time before the tickets go on sale.

Confirm your Scholarship and Financial Aid Package

To make your orientation visit as productive as possible, please confirm your financial aid and scholarship matters before arriving for Bama Bound. If you receive a scholarship awarded by an agency outside The University of Alabama, that organization should contact Student Financial Aid and forward appropriate documentation as directed.

Change your Major

Your interests may have changed since you completed the application for admission. If you would like to change your major, you may declare a new major by logging into myBama, clicking the Admissions/Scholarships, and then completing the Application Major Change form in the Undergraduate Admissions pane.

Bama Bound App

Check out our Bama Bound App. It provides you the ability to create schedule reminders, there are pre and post orientation reminders, campus resources, contact information from each of participants in the Capstone Connections Information Fair, FAQs, and most importantly an interactive map to help you get around UA!


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