Get On Board Day (GOBD)

Fall Get On Board Day, which will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5:00pm-9:00pm, is coming soon!  This page will direct you to the appropriate resource if you are a department, community vendor, or student who just wants to know more about the activities of Get On Board Day!  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.



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GOBD Information for Students

(Link for GOBD Information for Students)

Whether you’re an incoming student or a returning student, Get On Board Day (GOBD) is a staple UA tradition that you don’t want to miss!  Held each spring and fall, GOBD offers countless opportunities for you to get connected to your passion at UA.  To learn more about this year’s event and the schedule of activities, visit the title to navigate to a separate information page.  This will also include who’s attending GOBD 2017 as it’s announced, a map, and all of the NEED TO KNOW information about that Fall 2017 event!

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Student Org. & UA Department GOBD Registration

(Link for Student Org & UA Department GOBD Registration Information)

We would like to thank you for your past support of Get On Board Day and tell you that registration is now open!  This year, we will have four components to the GOBD experience to enhance involvement which we will tell you more about below.  Components one and two are our Traditional GOBD outdoor fair experience.  For more information about registration, navigate using the title provided to be taken to a separate information page!

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Vendor, Non-Profit, & Community Groups GOBD Registration

(Link for Vendor/Community Group GOBD Registration Information)

Visit the link to learn more about our Fall 2017 GOBD Experience, scheduled for Thursday, August 31st.  Additionally, we have some unique opportunities to involve vendors in our Fall SOURCE Officers Academy on August 26th! Through the title provided for this section, you will be able to navigate to the pricing details and information about available vendor/community group packages for our available program offerings.


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.