A Message from the President – September 13, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Once again, The University of Alabama is breaking records, with our largest total enrollment ever and some of the nation’s most academically gifted students! We boast the most National Merit Scholars in school history, the largest freshman class on record and an increased enrollment of students of ethnic and racial minorities. In-state student enrollment rose for the fourth year in a row, and students joined us from every state and 88 countries. The Alabama experience is emboldening rising legends for immediate impact.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Capstone’s highest honor, the Premier Awards, to recognize UA students, faculty and staff who exemplify the utmost standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. I encourage you to nominate a worthy member of our community who personifies our mission and vision.

Recently, the University was awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an HBCU bridge program for undergraduate students interested in renewable energy. Building Bama projects continue to enhance our campus landscape this semester, with the upcoming ribbon-cutting of Tutwiler Hall and celebration of the future home of Drummond Lyon Hall later this week.

Students, I hope you are continuing to take advantage of the many organizations on campus designed to help you feel at home. As you’re expanding your social networks, you are also preparing for your future and professional goals. The Career Center will be hosting several career fairs this fall, and I encourage you to sign up and use UA resources such as the Root Crimson Career Closet. Congratulations to the nearly 400 excelling students named to the dean’s list or president’s list for the summer semester.

It will be another exciting Saturday in Tuscaloosa this weekend, and I look forward to joining you and all our Alabama fans in Bryant-Denny Stadium. As the Tide continues to rise, I’m grateful you are part of our team. Together, our aspirations become reality.

Roll Tide!

Stuart R. Bell