"First R.O.A.R" New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation

"First R.O.A.R" New Student Orientation

TIGER WEEK + ORIENTATION is a Seven-Day Program, designed to assist first-year students in their transition from home to college. Program participants move to campus a week before classes begin and benefit from the opportunity to become acclimated to campus before the upperclassmen arrive and begin building a social support network. Educational sessions, special events, and evening social activities provide program participants with opportunities to learn tips of the trade from student leaders (The Plug), meet new people, and identify resources to help them succeed in and out of the classroom. The week will culminate with a new student induction ceremony.

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First Roar Stillman College

August 6th - 14th, 2022

New Student Checklist

“First R.O.A.R.” New Student Orientation will take place August 6th – 14th, 2022 on the campus of Stillman College.
The items listed below must be completed in order to attend. 

Please view the dates below for Informational Zoom Sessions. Any additional questions, comments, or concerns, please contact:
Ms. Elizabeth Wyatt
Coordinator of New Student Orientation

Final Transcript Submission (Upon Graduation)

Final official transcripts can be submitted by your school or designee by the following methods:

Electronic transcript directly to

Mail your OFFICIAL transcript(s) to the
Office of Admissions, 3601 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Orientation reservations let us know you’ll be joining us at Stillman College! Reserve your space in the upcoming class by submitting the following non-refundable fees. Check your original acceptance letter to locate the link for Enrollment/Orientation Fee. The Orientation Fee is $70, you can pay this now or choose to have it billed to your account.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Apply for UNCF Scholarships.

Students need to make sure they are paying close attention to aid given and amount of aid received. To successfully move from semester to semester students must have a zero bill, this means that any amount not covered by financial aid needs another plan to pay. 

Complete the housing application to begin securing your room for the Fall 2022 semester.

Housing Reservation Fee- $200 or $300 (Check housing accommodations for pricing).

Follow this link to Stillman’s website to view pricing on the Residence Halls available.

Please note: Financial Aid must be applied, accepted, and verified to reserve room. 

An email from Mrs.Tomalisa Washington through Magnus Health will be sent to you, once enrollment confirmation is completed. It will come to the email provided by Stillman College. Please pay special attention to the contents of this email. Upload all requested documents and answer all questions. 

Your schedule will be determined by your major. All new students will be block scheduled and transfer students classes will be based on degree audits.

Register for Informational Zoom Sessions for First Time and Transfer Students

The objectives for these sessions are to prepare new students for their arrival to campus for the Fall 2022 semester, to ease the burden of the transition from high school to college, and connect and engage with first time college and transfer students to remove any barriers in the onboarding process to become a student. 

  • June 9: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Information Session)
  • June 23: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Taking Care of Business: Session 1)
  • July 7: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Taking Care of Business: Session 2)
  • July 21: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Taking Care of Business: Session 3)


New Student Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 6th

8:30 AM-1:30 PM Check In/Move In

12:30 PM-1:30 PM Lunch 

2:00 PM -4:00PM Students can relax, unpack, mingle, and get settled until dinner.

3:30 PM -4:30 PM Parent’s Panel

4:30 PM-6:00 PM Dinner  

6:15 PM -7:15 PM Free time: Students can relax and get ready for the rest of the night’s events. 

7:30 PM- 8:30 PM Opening ceremony  

9:00 PM -11:00 PM Tiger Night Out 

Sunday, August 7th

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Check In/Move In

8:00 AM-9:15 AM Breakfast for Students already checked in

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM Breakout Session

12:30 PM-1:50 PM Lunch

2:00 PM -4:30 PM Parent’s Panel

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Meet your Orientation Leaders

5:00 PM-6:30 PM Dinner

7:00 PM- 8:00 PM Becoming the Epitome of a Stillman Man or Woman: Session 1

8:30 PM – UNTIL Freshman Class Meeting

Monday, August 8th

7:30 AM-8:45 AM  Breakfast

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Performance Testing 

12:15 PM-1:45 PM Lunch

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Group Meeting 

3:00 PM-4:15 PM Campus Tours         

4:30 PM -6:00 PM Dinner

6:30 PM -7:30 PM  Opening Ritual

8:00 PM – UNTIL  Community Building In Residence Halls/Meet the RAs

Tuesday, August 9th

7:30 AM -8:45 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM -12:15 PM Breakout Sessions 

12:30 PM -1:50 PM Lunch

2:00 PM-4:15 PM Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM-6:00 PM Dinner

6:30 PM-8:30 PM Trap and Paint

9:00 PM-10:00 PM Group Practice

Wednesday, August 10th

7:30 AM-8:45 AM Breakfast

9:00PM-12:00AM Breakout Sessions 

12:30PM -1:50 PM Lunch 

2:00 PM -4:15 PM Breakout Sessions 

4:30 PM -5:45 PM Dinner     

6:00 PM-8:00 PM Becoming the Epitome of Stillman man and woman: Session Two 

8:15 PM -9:45 PM Group Practice

10:00 PM-Until Movie Night on The Yard 

Thursday, August 11th

7:30AM -8:15 AM Breakfast 

8:30 AM -12:15 PM Breakout Sessions                   

12:30 PM -1:50 PM Lunch

2:00 PM -5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 

5:15 PM -6:45 PM Dinner

7:00 PM -9:00 PM School Survival Guide

Friday, August 12th

7:30 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30AM -9:40 AM Group Meeting 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Tuscaloosa Trolley Tours 

12:30PM -1:50 PM Lunch 

2:00 PM -3:00 PM Final Skit Practice

3:15 PM -5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 

5:15 PM -6:45 PM Dinner

7:00 PM -9:00 PM Presentation of Group Skits

Saturday, August 13th

8:30 AM -9:45 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM-1:00 PM Dripping in Stillman Water Day

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM -5:00 PM Shuttles

5:30 PM-7:00 PM Dinner

7:30-UNTIL Induction Practice

Sunday, August 14th

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Brunch

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Freetime to get ready for New Student Induction Ceremony

3:30 PM New Students report to line up for the New Student Induction Ceremony

3:45 PM Start Processional to Chapel

4:00 PM-6:00 PM New Student Induction Ceremony

Professional Dress: Black and White (Dresses, Ties, Blazers, Slacks, etc. 

6:30 PM-8:30 PM  A Taste of Stillman Red Carpet Event and Dinner

Students can wear what they wore to the New Student Induction Ceremony or there is some time to change into an outfit of choice.

Payment Installment Option (PIO)

Payment plans for Fall 2022 are available starting in July 2022. The maximum amount for a payment plan is $1200.00. Payment plans are created in Self Service and set up for auto drafting from a credit card or bank account. Fall payment plans must be paid to zero by Thanksgiving.


While enrolled in Stillman College, the college will communicate with students by email and occasionally by text to personal cell phones. All students are responsible for checking their Stillman email daily for messages from the College. Stillman email and your Stillman Email address is the preferred method of communication with students. Self Service is available 24/7, view your student account balance, financial aid, and make a payment online.

Contact Housing

Questions about campus, residential life or housing at Stillman College? Drop us a line and we will do our best to provide you with the necessary information.