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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Finding your way around campus

CW / Elijah McWhorter
Students enjoy a sunny day on the Quad.

The University of Alabama is home to over 40,000 students and offers various ways to learn about opportunities and resources. Social media, apps, campuswide events and organizations that any student can join are all ways to connect with people at the University.  


There are several critical apps that students should download to stay safe, comfortable and on track with their studies on campus. 

The University of Alabama suggests that all students download the UA Safety App to receive UA alerts, weather information, safety contacts, medical resources, refuge areas and more.  

Students can download Blackboard on their phone to help stay on track with schoolwork and have direct access to course information.  

The Bama Dining mobile order app allows students to place to-go orders at their favorite Bama Dining restaurants ahead of time for an easy pickup. Additionally, the app lets students see how long wait times are for each restaurant.   

Students can find a full list of software the University provides for free on the Office of Information Technology’s website.  

Social media  

Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, social media is a great way for students to know what is going on around campus and find people to connect with.   

The University has an account on both Instagram and Facebook that updates people on upcoming events and important information. Finding a department or college on social media can help narrow down clubs to join and events to attend. Specific college accounts will post information about scholarships, new student organizations, awards and events.  

Student organizations give updates and post regularly on their accounts to inform students how to participate in their events.   

Students can become a part of their graduating class’s Snapchat story, where people can post about their lives and can ask questions to fellow peers.   

Most organizations have their social media contact information listed on their mySource page.  

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