New Student Orientation

Blazer Beginnings, UAB’s orientation program, is required for all new degree-seeking students (freshmen, transfer, or non-traditional), and it is offered several times prior to the beginning of each term. All new students must attend prior to their first term of enrollment. Sessions include information about resources and services available to students to help them be successful.  Additionally, new students meet with faculty and academic advisors and register for classes. New students admitted to degree programs that are 100% online will complete the Online Major Orientation to meet this requirement. These students do not need to attend Blazer Beginnings on campus.

Office of New Student Programs

936 Building • 936 19th Street South • Birmingham, Alabama 35294 • Telephone: (205) 975-7999 • E-Mail: • Web: