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Emily, junior, here to answer questions from prospective UA students and share advice from current students. This is an utterly unofficial blog and is not recognized, endorsed, or sponsored by the University of Alabama. Personal blog: intothequantumfoam
Is there anywhere on campus to take swing dancing lessons? Like a club or anything?
I’m thinking the Crimson Tide Ballroom Dancers would be a good place to start! :)
For the people asking about making friends: I'm a freshman from waaaaay up north and I came down here knowing only people I met during bama bound. However as soon as I started going to events I liked and stuff I met a ton of awesome people; freshmen and upperclassmen alike. It takes the sting off of being so far from home. And don't worry: I'm not the most social person so chances are all the other people are just as nervous as you. (I know I usually am)
Thank you for sharing this! I’m glad you’re having a good time :)
Congrats to the Crimson Tide for a 41-0 victory over Florida Atlantic in today’s season opener! The game was called with about 8 minutes left on the clock because of lightning.
If you’re interested in really poor football commentary, I’m on Twitter at @sportswithemily.
Is the Harry Potter Alliance a club? And how do you join?
They used to be, but I think they’ve gone inactive :( You could definitely start it up again, though - you can email my friend Victoria at email@example.com if you’re interested.
In general, you can usually join a club just by turning up to a meeting. Many will ask you to pay dues in order to have access to all the rights/privileges/etc. that membership implies. You can search for clubs here to find meeting times and contact info.
Alabama is one of my top choices, but I would be coming from out of state and none of my friends are even considering Alabama. What are some tips for meeting new friends other than joining a sorority? p.s. roll tide
Roll tide! The good news for you is that plenty of our students come from out of state, so you won’t be alone in that regard. For friend-making tips and stuff to do, check out my Student Life and Campus Life tags. My biggest piece of advice is just to get out there and do something you love - great friendships will fall into place.
This evening from 5 PM to 9 PM, representatives of most of our student organizations will set up booths along 7th Avenue (behind the Ferg, along the edge of the Engineering quad). This is an awesome opportunity to learn what kinds of organizations are out there and to find out what they’re up to. Sign up for anything that strikes your fancy, and if nothing else, come for all the free stuff.
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