Graduate Parent Support


We understand that it is challenging to be both a student and a parent. We are here to help!

Graduate Parent Support (GPS) is an innovative, award-winning program initiated in the fall of 2009 by the University of Alabama’s Graduate School that serves graduate students who have children.  GPS works in conjunction with the Undergraduate Parent Support program (UPS) to provide support to undergraduate students as well.

Mission Statement:

The goal of the GPS/UPS program is to provide an innovative and accessible academic, social, and emotional support system for graduate and undergraduate students who have children. GPS also strives to empower all students who have children by providing services and resources to aid them in achieving their educational goals

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If you would like to be added to the GPS and UPS email list, please send an email to We would love to send you student parent newsletters and updates about free resources, family-friendly events designed just for you, and vital information to help you balance being a successful student and parent. Please ask to join the list today!

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