The University of Alabama kicked off its first day of classes for the 2017-18 academic year on Aug. 23. The Ferguson Center was the epicenter of student activity Wednesday. Students shared their first-day experiences and why they chose to attend UA.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.