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Mark Your Calendar for Events This August  

 Summer’s almost over and back-to-school season is here. Take a look at upcoming events both on and off campus this month. 

Tied with the Tide

three students stand together smiling outdoors at a weeks of welcome event
Weeks of Welcome events start Aug. 14.

Tied with the Tide is a partnership between University Programs and UA Panhellenic Association to provide engagement opportunities for students participating in early move-in or students already back on campus. All events are free and open to all UA students! No registration required. All you have to do is show up! 

Weeks of Welcome

Kick off your semester with a series of fun, entertaining and educational events to make you feel at home at the Capstone while meeting new friends. You won’t want to miss a beat. Events are open to all UA students, except for the Script A event, which is for new, incoming students only.  

More UA Events

Safe Zone Open House
Aug. 22, 3-5 p.m., 2418 Student Center  

The Safe Zone will host an open house for UA students, faculty and staff to build community, learn about resources available at the center and events planned for the academic year.   

Blackburn Institute Symposium Opening Speaker
Aug. 26, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Student Center Theater 

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a physician, engineer, former NASA astronaut and leader of the 100 Year Starship nonprofit for space exploration. She was the first woman of color to travel to space. The event is free and open to the public.  

Blackburn Institute Symposium Closing Speakers
Aug. 27, 3-4:15 p.m., Student Center Theater  

2022 World Games Birmingham CEO Nick Sellers and Chairman of the Board Jonathan Porter will be the closing keynote speakers for the 2022 Blackburn Institute Annual Symposium. The event is free and open to the public.   

Mind Matters Series: Adjustment
Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m., 3104 Student Center  

The Counseling Center’s Mind Matters workshop series focuses on a different topic in each session that students may face or struggle with during their college experience. This workshop is free and registration is not required.

Pop-Up Shop: I Am Not my Hair
Aug. 31, noon-1 p.m., Intercultural Diversity Center, 2100 Student Center 

Discover local diverse and multicultural businesses and organizations. The session will focus on the cultural implications of hair and highlight The Crown Act. 

Around Tuscaloosa

Two children pet a police dog.
National Night Out on Aug. 2 is a family friendly event for the entire community.

National Night Out
Aug. 2, 5:30-8 p.m., Snow Hinton Park, 1000 Hargrove Road E., Tuscaloosa 

This annual event promotes partnerships and helps strengthen relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Learn about law enforcement agencies, ask questions of police officers and see police and fire equipment. Participants can play games and enjoy a variety of food from several food trucks. 

Kentuck Art Night
Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m., 503 Main Ave., Northport 

Stroll through open artist studios, explore exhibit openings and shop for unique, locally made treasures at the Kentuck Art Center’s monthly Art Night 

Kentuck Saturday Art Market
Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 503 Main Ave., Northport 

Explore the Kentuck campus with open artist studios, kids’ activities and local craft and art vendors.  

This is just a selection of events and new opportunities are added all the time. Check the UA events calendar to see all upcoming events.  

UA Events Calendar