You are receiving this email, because your child has registered for sorority recruitment at The University of Alabama, and you were listed as the primary contact. The Greek community at UA is one of the largest, most vibrant Greek communities in the United States and we are thrilled that your child has decided to participate. As you assistant your child in preparation for recruitment and the eventual move to Tuscaloosa, we would like to share some information with you that we think you will find helpful.
For the third year in a row, UA is expecting record-breaking numbers in terms of participation in sorority recruitment. In order to accommodate the increase in registration, we have added an additional day to the formal recruitment schedule. Recruitment will now take place Friday, August 10, 2012 through Saturday, August 18, 2012. Recruitment events will begin on Friday, August 10, 2012 with Convocation, which will be held at 7:00 pm at Foster Auditorium. Dress for Convocation is casual and t-shirts and shorts are appropriate. We understand that majority of the women participating in recruitment will be moving in on Friday, so all participants are encouraged to come as they are.
The new 2012 recruitment schedule will be as follows:
Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10: Residence Hall “Early Move-In”
Friday, August 10: Convocation (7:00 p.m. Foster Auditorium)
Saturday, August 11: Open House Day 1
Sunday, August 12: Open House Day 2
Monday, August 13: Philanthropy Day 1
Tuesday, August 14: Philanthropy Day 2
Wednesday, August 15: Skit Day 1
Thursday, August 16: Skit Day 2
Friday, August 17: Preference Day
Saturday, August 18: Bid Day (10:00 a.m. Bryant-Denny Stadium)
The online “Early Move-In” process began on June 15, 2012. All women living on campus in the fall semester participating in fall formal recruitment are eligible for “Early Move-In” on Thursday, August 9 or Friday, August 10. If your child was previously assigned a move-in time for Saturday, August 11, then Housing and Residential Communities will reassign her to an earlier move-in date and she will be notified of the new date and time by email. Women participating in sorority recruitment should have no concern about moving in on Friday, August 10. For more information about “Early Move-in,” please visit the Housing and Residential Communities website at http://movein.ua.edu/
The Greek Chic Recruitment Guide is in the final stages of editing and will be available online shortly. Due to changes in the recruitment schedule, printing has been delayed. We anticipate that an PDF copy of the recruitment guide will be available online at www.uapanhellenic.com
by Monday, July 16 and that hard copies of the recruitment guide will be mailed to all registered participants starting Friday, July 20.
Things to remember:
The Skit Round will now consist of two days and will be held on Wednesday, August 15th and Thursday, August 16th. Women participating in the Skit Round will now need two outfits. The attire for Skit Day is a nice dress or skirt set with comfortable heels or flats. For more information on what to wear, please visit the Panhellenic website at www.uapanhellenic.com
All women participating in recruitment will need to make sure that their FINAL high school or college transcript is sent to the UA Admissions Office by August 1st. Please send a certified copy of high school or college transcripts to:
The University of Alabama
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132
While there is no official deadline for letters of recommendation, we encourage all women participating in recruitment to have their letters of recommendations submitted to the sororities by July 15th to ensure that they receive them before the start of recruitment. For more information on letters of recommendation, please visit the Panhellenic website at www.uapanhellenic.com
Crimson Ride buses will be available to transfer all women participating in recruitment to and from Foster Auditorium for Convocation on Friday, August 10, 2012. Buses will pick up at Lakeside/Riverside, Presidential Village, and Ridgecrest beginning at 5:45. All recruitment participants need to plan to get to Convocation early, as we will start at promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Bid Day will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Bid Day is an exciting event, and families are invited to participate in the festivities! We hope that you will consider joining us for this monumental event.
Again, we are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to campus in a few weeks. Sorority recruitment is an incredible experience and we are excited to welcome all participants to the Capstone!
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to Greek life or the sorority recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Office of Greek Affairs at (205) 348-2693.
Director of Recruitment
Alabama Panhellenic Association