Are you looking to make connections with new people at UA? Join Ignite UA to meet other students through weekly small group meetings focused on a common interest!

Ignite UA is a community-building program specifically designed for first-year students as they continue to transition to life at The University of Alabama. Ignite UA empowers you to maximize your UA experience through igniting your passions while building community on campus. No previous experience or involvement is required! We’d love to have you join us as we work collaboratively to ignite the crimson flame that will blaze a path for you and the success you will experience at The Capstone.

Sign Up for Ignite UA

For Spring 2025, Ignite UA Small Groups will be available for a variety of topics and interests. Small group spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign Ups will open in December 2024.

Spring 2025 Program Dates

Ignite UA meets as small groups at a variety of weekdays and times. You will select your group based on your interests and availability.

Spring 2025 Ignite UA Leaders

Ignite UA Leaders serve individually or in pairs as small group leaders to freshman participants. Ignite UA Leaders will create a weekly meeting schedule for members of the small group to connect through a common interest. Ignite UA Leaders serve as peer leaders and are looked to as the key individuals creating a positive role model relationship with the Ignite UA participants.

Mandatory Leader Dates:

  • Leadership Training: January 2025
  • Attend all 8 weeks of Ignite UA group sessions
  • 1 meeting with Ignite UA Coordinator in February that Leader(s) schedule according to their business hour availability
  • Leader Reflection & Celebration: April 2025

Requirements/Expectations of all Ignite UA Leaders:

  • Have an interest in helping freshman students in their transition, sharing UA campus resources, and planning programs/events
  • Minimum of a 2.0 UA GPA and good academic/conduct standing with UA
  • Must be a full-time student at The University of Alabama who has completed at least 2 semesters by fall 2024
  • Must commit to attending every Ignite UA small group session and leadership team meeting