Our Bama 2022 is scheduled for Feb. 26. Stay tuned for more information.


2021 Schedule

Saturday, March 20, 2021   |   Bryant Conference Center

8:30-9:00 a.m.              Registration (BCC Main Lobby)

9:00-9:30 a.m.              Welcome and Overview (Sellers Auditorium)

  • Dr. G. Christine Taylor, Vice President and Associate Provost, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • President Stuart R. Bell
  • Dr. Myron Pope, Vice President, Student Life
  • Dr. Cassie Smith, UA Faculty Fellow
  • Demarcus Joiner, SGA President
  • Fitness Break: Emma Coons, University Recreation DAZE Instructor

9:30-10:00 a.m.             *Avanti students lead families to colleges visits

10:00-11:20 a.m.          College Visits and Presentations

  • Arts & Sciences (Sellers Auditorium) – Rebecca Whitley and Lawrence Jackson
  • Communication and Information Sciences (Central Room) – Taylor Free
  • Culverhouse College of Business (Birmingham Room) – Marcus Cotton
  • Education (Mobile Room) – Dr. Carlton McHargh
  • Engineering (Lackey Room) – Greg Singleton
  • Human Environmental Sciences (Mason Room) – Ginger Hudson
  • Nursing (Rast A and B) – Dr. Gibran Mancus and Dr. Keri Barron
  • Social Work (Smith Room) – Dr. Javonda Williams

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.   Campus tours

12:15-1:15 p.m.                Lunch at Fresh foods

1:15-1:30 p.m.                   Dance Performance – UA Theatre and Dance

1:30-2:00 p.m.                   Housing & Scholarships Presentation (Sellers Auditorium)

  • Simone Willis, Director of Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Quincy Hall, Area Coordinator, Housing and Residential Communities

2:00-3:00 p.m.                    Our Bama Discussions (occurring concurrently)

Family Session (Sellers Auditorium)

Moderator: Dr. G. Christine Taylor, Vice President and Associate Provost, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


  • Dr. Stacy L. Jones, Interim Dean of Students
  • Jennifer Turner, UA Counseling Center Assistant Director
  • Micah Rodgers, Assistant Chief, University of Alabama Police Department
  • Tammie Williams, UA Alumna and UA Parents Association
  • Brandon Chalmers, Honors College Coordinator of Student Recruitment

Students Session (Rast A & B)

Moderator: Eric Robinson, SGA DEI Director of Programming


  • Demarcus Joiner, Student Government Association President
  • Royce Dickerson, Capstone Men & Women President
  • Celine Kim, Intercultural Diversity Center Ambassador
  • Courtney King, Black Student Union President
  • Stephen Shol, UA Avanti
  • Lauren Pan, Society of Women Engineers Past President
  • Yechiel Peterson & Dequiala Kelly, First Year Experience Ambassadors

3:00-3:15 p.m.                  Closing Remarks (Sellers Auditorium)

  • Imani Williams – Poetry
  • Dr. Taylor

*The Avanti Team

The name “Avanti” comes from the Italian word for forward, as in to go forward. Founded in 1975, the Avanti Team is a distinguished student service organization that assists new students to The University of Alabama in moving ahead with higher education aspirations. Well-acquainted with UA’s academic programs and co-curricular opportunities, the Avanti Team provides essential support to incoming students and welcomes high school groups to campus for large-scale recruitment events.