BRIDGE is a student success program at The University of Alabama for undergraduate men, with a focus on exploring the campus and community experiences of Black and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate men. With hundreds of members in the program, 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 program is led by professional staff and The BRIDGE Builders. The BRIDGE builders, the student leadership team for the program, offer their own story about being a student at UA, give tips for getting involved and help construct an unforgettable kickoff experience for new BRIDGE students each August.

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 11-16, 2024 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, and network with upper-level men and the larger UA community.

The BRIDGE Experience

  • Four-year program for undergraduate men
  • Weeklong community-building program for first-year students
  • Fall 2024 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

2024 Kickoff Session Dates

Sunday, August 11- Friday, August 16

*This form is for incoming, Fall 2024 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.