BRIDGE Participant Information

Welcome to the BRIDGE community! We are excited that you will be on campus in Fall 2022. Our BRIDGE Kickoff event will take place August 10-12, 2022 at the UA Student Center. The Kickoff event is just for first-year BRIDGE students to get acquainted with the BRIDGE community and campus. There will be more information about how to hold your spot at the 2022 Kickoff on this webpage in February 2022.

Session Information

The BRIDGE Kickoff will take place August 10-12, 2022. The schedule for the Kickoff will be available in late Summer 2022.

*First-year men of color who wish to attend Camp 1831 should plan to attend Session 1 of Camp 1831.

 First-year BRIDGE students will be able to move-in early to their dorm room for the 22-23 academic year. There will be more information about early move-in for BRIDGE students on the Housing and Residential Communities move-in webpage in Spring 2022.

Kickoff Sign-Up

Use this form to hold your spot in the August 10-12 BRIDGE Kickoff.

BRIDGE Kickoff Sign-up Form

Before the Kickoff

Early Move-In

Participants should visit the Housing Move-In Website to learn more about early move-in for August 2022. The BRIDGE move-in date is August 9, 2022, unless you are participating in another early arrival program that allows you to move to campus earlier than August 9th. Participants living in Bryant Hall for the 2022-2023 academic year will not be able to participate in early move-in for the BRIDGE Kickoff. For questions about move-in, contact Housing and Residential Communities.

Bama Bound

It is mandatory that all first-year BRIDGE men participate in Bama Bound summer orientation prior to August 10, 2022. Bama Bound registration will open in February 2022. BRIDGE students should select a Bama Bound date prior to August 10, 2022.

Check-In Details

Bring your virtual Action Card to check-in on the first day of the Kickoff (August 10, 2022). Note: Any student who arrives late or misses check-in must contact the First Year Experience office by calling 205-348-8404 or emailing bridgeprogram@ua.edu.

Parking Information

In you live in on-campus housing, you should park your car in your residential zone. For students who live off-campus, you may park in UA Student Center Parking Deck. Please visit the Transportation Services Website for information about parking and transportation on campus.

Housing Accommodations

If you will live on campus in Fall 2022, you are able to participate in early move-in as a BRIDGE participant. You will be able to move into your assigned residence hall room for the academic year or a close alternative if your room is unavailable for the Kickoff event. For participants living on campus, you may stay in your room for the remainder of your first year after you move-in for BRIDGE.

If you live off-campus, you should plan to make accommodations for your living arrangements. If you are unsure of your options, please contact our office at 205-348-8404.

Prepare to Unplug from Devices

As a BRIDGE participant, you are encouraged to not use your phone during the program. All cell phones should be put away during BRIDGE and only be used for emergencies or quick check-ins with your family. This is so that everyone can be fully engaged.

During the Kickoff

The BRIDGE Kickoff event for first-year students lasts three days and two nights (August 10-12, 2022). The schedule for the program will be on the Schedule Tab in late Summer 2022.

 Attendance at BRIDGE

All first-year BRIDGE students are expected to be in attendance and participate at all scheduled Kickoff activities. Once you check-in, you are showing your commitment to participating in all program activities. Our staff maintains a level of responsibility for where participants are located and we want you to receive the full benefits of participating in BRIDGE for the entire program. Please note that dinner with family, leaving town, and other conflicts are not considered extenuating circumstances for not participating in program activities.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations such as a physical or dietary need, please contact the First Year Experience office to make appropriate arrangements at bridgeprogram@ua.edu or  205-348-8404.

In Case of Emergency

In the case of an emergency, contact First Year Experience at 205-348-8404. They will be able to get any necessary messages to BRIDGE staff.