UM hosted multiple events for incoming freshmen, returning students, high school students, faculty and staff during fall semester, ranging from Move-In Day and food trucks to goat yoga and business networking during the Fall 2022 semester. These events demonstrate just how much Life is Better Together on the Bricks. See pages 14 and 15 of the Fall 2022/Winter 2023 issue of Montevallo Today for a full photo essay.
M.A.D.E. Early Orientation & Early Move-In
Each year, the Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) Program hosts an early orientation and early move-in for first-year M.A.D.E. students. During this two-day event, more than 100 students moved into their residence halls, connected with campus resources and their M.A.D.E. mentor and got to know fellow M.A.D.E. students.
New student Move-In Day is a campus-wide University event held the Friday before the first day of classes. Hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members volunteered to welcome new students to campus and help families move students’ items into their rooms.
This event let students take a 20-minute beginner yoga course while goats prance around the pen, jumping on their backs. A mini pen with goats that students could pet was also available. This was the third goat yoga, which has become a hit with students.
Sorority Bid Day is when women who have participated in formal sorority recruitment discover which sorority offered them a bid. The women gathered on the steps of Palmer Hall and sororities on Main Quad. The sororities cheered and recruitment counselors revealed their sorority affiliations. Potential members opened their bids and ran to their new sorority home.
Food Trucks on Campus
Cousins Maine Lobster, Uncle G’s and Wasabi Juan’s visited campus on a sunny afternoon for faculty, staff and students to enjoy. The Office of Advancement provided a free meal voucher for the event to faculty and staff donors to thank them for their continued support.
Stephens College of Business Meet the Firms Event
Meet the Firms is an event for upper-level accounting students to connect with accounting firms for internship and job placement opportunities. Thirty-five accounting students participated, and 14 accounting firms attended. The firms were sent electronic copies of each student’s résumé.
Exploring Mass Comm Day
The Mass Communication Program hosted its annual Exploring Mass Comm Day event for high school students from across the state. More than 70 students spent the day in Strong Hall learning about mass communication and rotating through workshops about studio production, podcasting and broadcast news writing.