Camp 1831 is the perfect way to start your journey at The University of Alabama. With a 3-day, 2-night program, the ULTIMATE first year experience includes a schedule packed with activities centered on the Camp 1831 Pillars: adventure, leadership, service, and history & tradition.

This experience is all about getting comfortable on campus, developing friendships, learning about UA culture, and having fun! You will leave Camp 1831 confident and ready to begin life at the Capstone.

2024 Session Dates

Don’t miss out on the ULTIMATE first year experience!

Session 1: August 12 – 14, 2024
Session 2: August 15 – 17, 2024

Camp 1831 Days are generally 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for Day 1 and Day 2 followed by 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Day 3. Participation in the full Camp 1831 schedule is a must for this ULTIMATE first year experience!

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Benefits of Attending Camp 1831

Camp 1831 has many benefits for students in attendance! A few include:

  • Becoming more comfortable with the UA campus before classes begin
  • Meeting new friends and learning from upperclassman mentors
  • Connecting with faculty and staff across various colleges and departments on campus
  • Learning more about the history and traditions of The University of Alabama
  • Gaining an appreciation for service, leadership, and adventure as well as how they relate to your college career
  • Feeling prepared to start your first year at UA

Statistics from Fall 2023 Campers

According to Camp 1831 participants in fall 2023,

  • 97% reported they agree or strongly agree that they feel a part of The University of Alabama community.
  • 97% reported they agree or strongly agree that they made new friends.
  • 93% reported they agree or strongly agree that they feel more comfortable interacting with faculty and staff.
  • 95% reported they agree or strongly agree with feeling more confident about their first year at UA.