Sign up Now for our Parent & Family Monthly E-Newsletter Sign Up Now For Email Newsletters you can trust. Save the Date for Family Weekend September 23-25, 2016. Registration opens August 23, 2016. *Date subject to change based on academic calendar. Families of First-Year Students The transition between high school and college is an exciting and emotional time for parents and their students. Below are resources to assist you in thinking about this transition. Conversation Starters for Parents and New Students A New Chapter Powerpoint Presentation Parents with Concerns General concerns about the well being of your student can be directed to the Dean of Students office at 256.824.6700. If you are concerned that your student is missing, please contact the University Police at 256.824.6596 or the Dean of Students office at 256.824.6700.