University Programs is offering returning students a series of events that will help them meet people, express themselves and have fun — all help students achieve their academic and personal goals and empower them to succeed. The following do not need advanced ticketing, but some require an Action Card.
Mini-carnival: The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on the Ridgecrest South courtyard. This event will include free food, giveaways, inflatables, wax hands, Build-a-Buddy, cotton candy and other carnival-related activities. To participate, students must be enrolled at UA and present their Act Cards at the event.
Movie at the Soccer Fields: On Sunday, Aug. 13, “Guardians of the Galaxy” will play on a big screen from 7 to 10 p.m. Free food, snacks, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Students will also have the opportunity to win a variety of giveaways and a $150 general scholarship. To participate, students must be enrolled at UA and present their Act Cards at the event.
Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Night: On Wednesday, Aug. 16, students will be able to skate in the Ferguson Center from 7 to 9 p.m. This event will feature a neon skating rink with free food, glow-in-the-dark accessories, a DJ, games and giveaways.
Spa Night at Tut: The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Tutwiler community room. Students will be offered free spa amenities such as facials, manicures, massages and makeup applications. There will also be free food and giveaways.
For more information about University Programs, visit www.up.sl.ua.edu. Follow UP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @UAwhatsUP. Keep up with TWTT events by downloading the Guidebook App and looking for Tied with the Tide.
University Programs is a collaborative programming board that fosters community development through campuswide events implemented by and for UA students. UP is a division of Student Life and is an office of students creating and implementing free events for fellow students.
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.