Spring GOBD 2017

Wednesday, January 18th

Spring Get on Board Day  will be held on January 18, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Ferguson Center. It is an opportunity to engage and encourage your peers to discover new possibilities and we would like to challenge every student organization to join us this year. The deadline to register will be January 11th and the  fee is $15.00.  Please review the online GOBD Registration Instructions before you proceed. Click here to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashley Cofield, Coordinator of Student Involvement at 205-348-2002 or amcofield@ua.edu.

Student Org. & Department GOBD INFO

Student Organizations- $15.00 per table

Departments- $20.00 per table

Table Dimensions- 6ft.

Any other items will the table must be approved by our staff prior to bringing on the day of GOBD due to space.

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We will also be adding a new cool feature to our Spring Get on Board Day by combining our Organization Takeover event that we hosted earlier this semester!

At the same time as GOBD, Student Organizations will take over the rest of the Ferguson Center from 5:00pm-10:00pm.  During that time, we are asking student organizations to register from an hour block of time to host one of 3 activities:  

  1. Schedule your organization’s FIRST MEETING.  Be in the “Living Room of Campus” so that you get great exposure for that first meeting and capitalize in the energy and excitement from GOBD!
  2. Host an informal “Meet and Greet”.  Have a time for your members to talk to prospective students who are interested in joining your cause
  3. Host a Demonstration, Workshop, and/or Performance.  Are you the type of group that likes to model the way?  Show students what you are all about.  Say you are a choir…sing…you play video games?  Play!  Show what you are all about by doing what you do best.




We currently do not offer vendor spaces for Spring GOBD.  However, stay tuned for April 2017 for information about our Fall 2017 GOBD Experience, currently scheduled for Thursday, August 31st!

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Get On Board Day, hosted by The Source, is held near the beginning of the fall and spring semesters each year. GOBD draws large crowds of students and faculty members to learn about a great number of our campus groups. From the large number represented, students can connect with the organizations that are most interesting to them. Participating organizations include interest areas such as military, political, advocacy, service, honorary, professional, recreational, social, and religious groups.