Spend a few minutes taking care of the items on this checklist and start your year protected, connected and informed.
Things you do from your myBama account
Activate DUO, a two-factor authentication that adds a second layer of security to your myBama account. The two factors include something you know (your username and password) and something you have (a phone or passcode) to authenticate and gain access to an account.
Update your contact information. Have you gotten a new phone number or residence? You are the person responsible for updating your information.
And, while you are updating your contact information, make sure you sign up for UA Alerts. In case of severe weather or other emergency, UA Alerts can simultaneously deploy text messages, emails and phone calls to your cellphone and home phone.
Things you do from your phone or computer
Download the UA mobile app to gain instant access to the campus directory, map, news, WellBAMA, Crimson Ride schedules and much more.
Download the UA safety app. It provides immediate access to information in case of an emergency. Features include a built-in GPS to every campus building and shelter locations, automatic external defibrillators and safety guidelines for potential hazards.
Users also receive exclusive UA Alerts and current UAPD advisories for up-to-date information. Additional features include National Weather Service Information for Tuscaloosa County and an emergency contact list for instant dialing with one push.
Claim your Merit page. Merit is an online service to publicize student achievements. Go to http://ua.meritpages.com/ and find your name, then next to it find the option to claim your profile. Enter your UA email address and submit the form. When Merit sends you a confirmation email, click on the link in the email to claim your page.
Things you do in person
Attend Get on Board Day. Scheduled for Aug. 31, GOBD offers countless opportunities for you to get connected to your passion at UA.
Get your flu shot. Starting in September, free flu shots will be given at locations across campus, and at the University Medical Center. Check the student channel of the UA News Center in the coming weeks for dates and locations.
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