A Message from the President – December 1, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

We are on the cusp of concluding another record-breaking fall semester at The University of Alabama!

Students, semester exams begin Monday, and I encourage you to prepare well, prioritize your mental health and take time to enjoy the final days of the fall term. I look forward to seeing many of you at our Late Night Breakfast at Lakeside Dining tonight. I am proud of your dedication, and I know you will finish strong and accomplish your goals.

Faculty and staff, there is still time for you to be part of the University’s United Way Campaign. Today at 2 p.m. we will gather on the lawn of Autherine Lucy Hall to celebrate our combined contributions. If you have not yet donated, you can still do so today. We are United in Lifting Lives to support the citizens of West Alabama.

Students, congratulations for breaking a school record and winning this year’s Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive by raising over 565,000 pounds of food for the West Alabama Food Bank. Families in nine Alabama counties will benefit from your kindness as we help address food insecurity in our state.

What an impressive week it has been for our amazing student-athletes! Last Friday night our top-seeded Alabama soccer team delivered an overtime victory in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal match and will be making their first appearance in the College Cup on Friday. Last Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Crimson Tide clinched a third-straight Iron Bowl victory with unyielding intensity. The very next evening, our men’s basketball team defeated No. 1 UNC in a riveting quadruple overtime game. Our premier athletic programs remain unrivaled.

One of the final and most anticipated moments of the semester is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, when we will hold two commencement ceremonies. The Fall Class of 2022 is primed for legendary success. We cannot wait to see how you will use your degree from the Capstone for a lifetime of influence.

Roll Tide!

Stuart R. Bell