BRIDGE is a community of undergraduate men of color at The University of Alabama. With hundreds of members in our community, BRIDGE is designed to empower students to leverage campus resources for their success and cultivate a community of men who support each other as students and friends. The BRIDGE experience begins with a weeklong kickoff event for first-year students led by a group of upper-level student leaders called the BRIDGE Builders. The kickoff event will take place August 13-18, 2023, with early move-in available for first-year BRIDGE students.

After the kickoff event, first-year BRIDGE students, along with upper-level BRIDGE students, engage in weekly study hall sessions, participate in BRIDGE-specific academic support, engage in campus leadership programs, leverage UA resources, participate in social events, travel to industry for industry site visits and participate in community service events.

First-year BRIDGE students have the option to participate in the BRIDGE Living-Learning Community (BRIDGE LLC), which is housed in John England Jr. Hall. In addition to the LLC, first-year BRIDGE students have the option to enroll in a shared academic course.

As a member of the BRIDGE community, students participate in activities that introduce them to student involvement opportunities, set goals for their time at UA, meet other first-year men of color, and network with upper-level men of color and the larger UA community.

The BRIDGE Experience

  • Four-year program for undergraduate men of color
  • Weeklong community-building program for first-year students
  • Fall 2023 academic course for first-year BRIDGE students
  • Optional on-campus living community
  • Academic coaching and success resources
  • Preparation for campus leadership positions
  • Social events and service opportunities

2023 Kickoff Session Dates

Sunday, August 13 – Friday, August 18, 2023


*This form is for incoming, Fall 2023 UA students. If you are a current UA student who did not attend the Kickoff your first year, email for more information on how to join our community.