Welcome to Fall 2015 at The University of Alabama !
Each week Crossroads will provide a list of upcoming opportunities to engage diversity at UA.
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WOW (Week of Welcome) Kick-Off Event
Sunday, August 16
7:00 pm
Colman Coliseum

The University of Alabama's Week of Welcome (WOW) is a series of programs hosted by the University to help first year and transfer students in their transition to academic and student life at the Capstone. Week of Welcome 2015 is here! Be on the look out for signature events and be sure to follow UP on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Guidebook for updates. 


Ripple Effect
Tuesday, August 18
8:00 am
Ferguson Center Plaza

Ripple Effect is the annual day of service during Week of Welcome that provides an important opportunity for new and returning students to get connected and reconnected to the Tuscaloosa community. A variety of community needs are highlighted and students are provided a hands-on experience in making a difference! Ripple Effect is designed to help students see the service opportunities that exist for them during their time at the Capstone, opportunities that will help them grow as individuals, become global citizens, and enhance the campus culture of our beloved institution.

To register click here: Ripple Effect

Capstone Alliance Welcome Back Social
Thursday, August 20
5:30 - 7:30 pm
2nd floor Mellow Mushroom

Capstone Alliance is the registered campus organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied faculty, staff, and graduate students at The University of Alabama.  Our mission is to make The University of Alabama community safe, supportive, and welcoming to all identities.

Contact Info: Kirk Walter,, 205-348-5036




Play Better Together
Monday, August 24
6:00 pm
205 Gorgas Library

Free frisbees for the first 50 students!
Enjoy an interfaith dinner and dialogue and hear guest speaker, Ben Spears, leadership development coach from Ultimate Peace, a non-profit organization that connects youth in areas divided by conflict through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

LECTURE: Joyce J. Scott: Truths and Visions
Wednesday, August 26
7:00 pm
205 Gorgas Library

Contemporary sculptural works by Joyce J. Scott, featuring meticulous beadwork combined with blown glass, molded glass components and found African wooden artifacts, on display beginning August 27, 2015, at The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.

Scott's art practice spans more than forty years, reflecting her African American, feminine and urban identity. She combines beauty and sophisticated craftsmanship with current cultural issues of race, gender and class.

Image credit: "Look Mom, A Doctor!", 2008 by Joyce J. Scott (American, b. 1948), seedbeads, thread, wooden African sculpture, coins, glass. 17

Get on Board Day
Thursday, August 27
5:30 - 9:30 pm

Join the SOURCE and the Office of Student Involvement for Fall Get on Board Day (GOBD) on  Thursday, August 27th, from 5:30pm - 9:30pm  (general organizations , departments, and vendors) to take place outdoors in a location TBD.  The GOBD experience is designed to give students an opportunity to interact with student organizations and departments for involvement opportunities.

Priority Deadline to Register is August 7, 2015!  Final deadline will be on August 21st.


International Coffee Hour
Friday, August 28
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Throughout the academic year (August through May), Capstone International Services and Capstone International Center host a weekly event, Capstone International Coffee Hour.

All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to join.

Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on Fridays during fall and spring semesters, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 121 B.B. Comer Hall. Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world.  

Discover Diversity at  UA Crossroads

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:

  • building relationships across campus cultures through innovative programs and dialogue initiatives.
  • engaging students, faculty, and staff in collaborative cultural programming.
  • serving as a resource for organizations addressing intercultural issues on campus and in the broader community. 
  • conducting engaged scholarship through creative activity designed to increase knowledge for today's global society.