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Before arriving to campus, new Stillman students will attend New Student Orientation on June 24th (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)  to familiarize themselves with campus, receive housing assignments, finalize class schedules, and complete any financial aid and/or scholarships requirements. New Student Orientation is a precursor to “First R.O.A.R.” programming, a week-long immersion during move-in week that will acclimate students to campus supports, social organizations, and much more. Handling all of one’s “business” during New Student Orientation in June is vital to seamless and enjoyable transition to campus First R.O.A.R and Welcome Week events.

Register for New Student Orientation

Registration for New Student Orientation is ongoing through June 1st via our admissions portal. If you’ve already gained admission to Stillman, simply complete the inquiry form in the portal.

June 24th, 2023

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New Student Orientation Agenda

Stillman College is delighted to welcome its new Tigers to campus. We understand that transitioning to a new educational environment can be both thrilling and overwhelming, so we’ve designed a comprehensive orientation program to help new students navigate this transition seamlessly. Our orientation program is tailored specifically to provide you with all the essential information, resources, and support needed to make a successful start at our institution. We have outlined below an overview of what you can expect during the orientation process:

Welcome and Introductions: You will be greeted by our dedicated staff, faculty, and student leaders, who will introduce themselves and provide an overview of our institution’s history, values, and mission.

Campus Tours: We will guide you through our beautiful campus, showcasing key locations such as academic buildings, library, residence halls, dining areas, sports facilities, and student support services. Our goal is to familiarize you with the campus layout, making it easier for you to navigate your new surroundings.

Academic Advising: Academic advisors will be available to assist you in understanding our curriculum, course requirements, and academic policies. They will provide guidance on selecting courses, developing a class schedule, and setting academic goals.

Course Registration: During orientation, you will have the opportunity to register for your initial semester. Our advisors and faculty members will be there to support you in selecting classes that align with your intended majors and academic interests.

Information Sessions: We have organized informative sessions covering a range of topics, including library services, career services, health and wellness programs, campus safety, student clubs and organizations, and internship opportunities. These sessions aim to acquaint you with the various resources and opportunities available to you as a student.

Lunch: Southern cuisine will be provided by our world-class food service at a discount rate of $7.50.

Social and Community Building: We understand the importance of creating connections and fostering a sense of belonging. Therefore, we have included social activities, icebreaker games, team-building exercises, and social mixers in our orientation program to encourage interaction and help you build friendships within the student community.

Campus Policies and Procedures: It is crucial that you are aware of our university’s policies and procedures. We will provide detailed information on academic integrity, code of conduct, residence hall rules, parking regulations, and campus security protocols. This will ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as members of our university community.

Financial Aid and Student Services: We recognize the significance of financial aid and student support services. Our orientation program will cover topics related to financial aid opportunities, scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. Additionally, we will provide information about the various support services available to you, such as tutoring centers, counseling services, and health clinics.

Technology and Campus Resources: In today’s digital age, technology plays a vital role in academic life. We will dedicate sessions to familiarize you with our university computer systems, email accounts, online learning platforms, and library databases. Our aim is to ensure you can access and utilize these resources effectively to enhance your learning experience.

Q&A and Wrap-up: At the conclusion of our orientation program, we will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. We value your feedback and would appreciate your evaluation of the orientation experience. Additionally, we will equip you with additional resources, contact information, and next steps to follow after orientation.

We are confident that our orientation program will empower you with the knowledge and support necessary to embark on a successful academic journey at Stillman College. We encourage you to come with an open mind, enthusiasm, and a willingness to engage with the vibrant student community. We are eagerly looking forward to meeting you and assisting you in any way we can.

Once again, welcome to Stillman College. We are thrilled to have you join us and wish you a memorable and rewarding experience during your time with us.




Kylon Alford-Windfield
Vice President Enrollment Management

New Student Orientation Checklist

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:
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 2023 semester.

Apply for housing.

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

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

An email from Dr. Aleisha Escobedo, director of Student Development at Stillman College, 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.

First R.O.A.R. Schedule

Campus Welcome

Tuesday, August 8th

New Student Move In
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Wynn Hall, Roulhac, Hay Hall

Freshman Mixer
8:00 PM  
Details: Free Pizza and Wings
Location: Roulhac Hall Food Court 1st Floor

Wednesday, August 9th

New Student Move In
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Wynn Hall, Roulhac, Hay Hall

Meet your Student Leaders
3:00 PM
Location: Birthright Alumni Hall (Gym)

Campus Tours
4:00 PM

Ice Cream Social
Location: Melissa Davis Courtyard 8:00 PM
Details: Music, Frozen treats, and Games

Family Feud
Location: Stinson Auditorium 11:00 PM

Thursday, August 10th

Informational Sessions –
Personal Wellness
10 AM
Dr. Alisha, Director of Student Development

Campus Safety and Rules/Severe Weather
10:30 AM
Phillip Cunnigham, Director of Facilities and Campus Safety & Carla Longmire, Chief of Police

VP of Student Affairs

12:00 – 1:50 PM

Career Services
2:00 PM
Dean Andrew Roberston

Night at Cascade
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Super Skate
5900 Mcfarland Blvd. E.

Stillman Uncut w/ FiveSpot
Location: Hay College Center 8:00 PM

Friday, August 11th

Informational Sessions –
Academic Success
10 AM
Mr. Thomas Davis & Mrs.Christi Hitt-Aycock

Financial Aid/Scholarships
10:30 AM

12:00 – 1:50 PM

Freshman Class Meeting
2:00 PM
Details: Lead by CAB, SGA & CKQA

Freshman Survival Guide: Alumni Edition
8:00 PM
Location: Stinson Auditorium
Details: Relatable info and stories from recent Stillman Alums

Saturday, August 12th

New Student Confirmation Ceremony Practice
1:00 PM
Location: Meet at Birthright Hall

Party @ Club Hay
10 PM – 1 AM
Location: Hay College Center
Details: Late Night Served (Wings and Fries)

Sunday, August 13th

New Student Confirmation Ceremony
4:00 PM
Location: Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church

The Freshman Fifteen Dinner
7 PM – 10 PM
Location: The Cafe


Should new students and their families wish to stay overnight following New Student Orientation, Tuscaloosa and nearby Northport feature a variety of affordable and quality hotels that are located close to our campus:

Comfort Suites Tuscaloosa

3916 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Home2 Suites by Hilton

2610 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Courtyard Marriott Northport

700 Bridge Ave, Northport, AL 35476

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

3920 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

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