Get On Board Day (GOBD) is a major tradition of campus involvement held at The University of Alabama each fall and spring. GOBD serves as a springboard for any student who wishes to get more actively engaged with campus by connecting our students to hundreds of organizations, community vendors, and departments housed on the UA campus.
During GOBD, each organization sets up a display table where they provide a snapshot of what their organization is all about. We encourage students attending GOBD to explore the entire event. We encourage students to come prepared to talk and meet new people. Don’t be a wallflower when you visit organization tables! Engage them and ask questions. You are shopping for resources for your future!
As students go through GOBD, we encourage them to sign up for many opportunities. However, to maximize the involvement experience and give your most to both the co-curricular and academic, we encourage students to consider three things:
At the end of your GOBD experience, student organizations will contact you about opportunities to get engaged with their organization.
To further help you find a good student organization fit, we have a great complementary event happening after GOBD called Organization Take Over (OTO).
If you are a student in need of accommodations, please contact our office at 205-348-6114 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before the event so that we can discuss any needs with you. Thank you!