September Events: Fall Back into Autumn 

With back-to-school season in full swing, it can be nice to kick back by trying something new like an art class or enjoying a time-honored tradition such as Alabama football.  

Take full advantage of the fun, fall festivities. Check out this preview of community and campus events to take a glimpse at what this area has to offer! 


Imagine military jets flying over a stadium packed with thousands of energetic Crimson Tide fans. Smoke billows from behind the planes. People put their hands over their hearts as the Million Dollar Band fills Bryant-Denny Stadium with the national anthem. When the music stops, thunderous applause breaks out. Choruses of “Roll Tide!” and “USA! USA! USA!” reverberate after the anthem. The game is about to start.  

The atmosphere is electric — and it’s almost here. 

  • Alabama vs. Middle Tennessee State; Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Alabama vs. Texas; Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. 
  • Alabama vs. South Florida (away game); Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. 
  • Alabama vs. Ole Miss; Sept. 23; Time TBD 
  • Alabama vs. Mississippi State (away game); Sept. 30; Time TBD 

Buy football tickets.  

Hey students! Looking for a game day hangout? All students are welcome at the student tailgate sponsored by University Programs. 

Women’s Soccer

Alabama soccer is ranked No. 7. Keep up with the high-scoring team @AlabamaSoccer on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Come support the champs at one of these home games: 

To know the flow with other Tide sports, click that follow button on @UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram or @AlabamaAthletics on Facebook. 

Other On-campus Happenings

On-Campus Student Job Fair 

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Center Plaza second floor 

Students can speak with UA departments hiring for student employees for this semester. 

Career Fairs 

Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Coleman Coliseum

Two students holding papers speak to a potential employer at a table.

Bring a stack of resumes and your perfected elevator pitch to meet employers hiring for both internships and full-time positions. Held at Coleman Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, the General Interest & Business Career Fair will be Sept. 27 and the Technical & Engineering Career Fair will be Sept. 28. Visit Handshake for more information. 

Why Sharks Matter  

Sept. 16, 11 a.m., 1001 Math and Science Education Building

Book cover: Why Sharks Matter, a deep dive with the world's most misunderstood predator by David Shiffman

It’s a lecture sure to go swimmingly! Dr. David Shiffman will visit The University of Alabama to give a free presentation on “Why Sharks Matter: The Science and Policy of Saving Sharks.” He’ll also be signing copies of his book, “Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator.” A reception with refreshments follows at the Alabama Museum of Natural History Grand Gallery in Smith Hall. Register online.

QPR: Suicide Prevention Workshops 

Multiple dates at 3115 UA Student Center

Helping prevent suicide is a responsibility that belongs to everyone. By questioning, persuading and referring, or QPR, you can help prevent suicide. Register now for the free two-hour training.

Sessions occur throughout the fall, beginning this month: 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m. 
  • Friday, Sept. 22, noon-2 p.m. 

AAUW Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Training 

 Thursday, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m., 2408 UA Student Center

Learn how to negotiate your salary! AAUW Start Smart workshops aim to help college grads be prepared to enter the job market. Workshops last around two hours and most of the programming revolves around fighting the gender pay gap.  

Off-Campus Fun

Connect with your inner artist at Kentuck Art Center! 

Sculpture Class 

Hand built sculptures instructed by Amy Smoot. September 8 5-8pm. September 9-10. 1-4pm. Tuition $180. All supplies included. Ages 18+. Register

Sept. 8-10 at Kentuck Art Center 

Take three days to delve into sculpturing. Take creative liberties to build a free-standing sculpture that you design. In this art class, you’ll learn how to manipulate a form or texture to make it coil, shape or pinch. Registration ends Sept. 4 at noon.

After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading

Until Sep. 9, 10 a.m.-4:30p.m., Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum 

Black and white, old photo of a train

Ride on over to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum to learn about the 150th anniversary of transcontinental railroading. An exhibit is on loan from the Center for Railroad Photography and Art but only for two more weeks.  

“Tom Stanley: Painting and Drawing and Discovering a Practice”  

Through Oct. 3, 103 Garland Hall 

Enjoy the color and creative freedom of the modern art of Tom Stanley. This free exhibit is located at Sarah Moody Gallery of Art in Garland Hall.

20th Annual Canine Classic 5K

 Saturday, Sept. 9, Cardinal Park by the Tuscaloosa National Airport in Northport  

20th Annual canine classic 5k. Saturday September 9, 2023. New location. Cardinal Park by the Tuscaloosa airport. 7am registration. 8am race starts. Register now. Photo of a dog.

The Humane Society of West Alabama and the Tuscaloosa Track Club bring you this race for human runners and walkers. Dogs can come to watch but can’t race. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race kicks off at 8 a.m. All participants are eligible for door prizes. Register in person on race day, by mail or online. The sign-up fee will increase by $5 starting Sept. 4.