2023 McNair Save the Date

The McNair Scholars Visitation Day is a free event where you will discover your opportunities for graduate study at UA.

  • Learn about fellowships and scholarships.
  • Tour campus.
  • Meet your future program director.
  • Get a feel for what it’s like to be a graduate student at UA by talking to current students.

Event Date:  Monday, October 9th, 2023 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT

Registration: Click here to register for the event. McNair Scholars and Directors/Program Staff must each register separately. Registration closes on Friday, September 29th.


9:30 a.m.: Check-In Opens/Breakfast Snacks

10:00 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

10:15 a.m.: Graduate School Overview and Funding Opportunities

10:30 a.m.: Campus/Downtown Tuscaloosa Tour 

12:00 p.m.: Current McNair Student Panel

12:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 p.m.: Faculty Meetings and Department Tours

3:30 p.m. Q&A/Reminders

4:00 p.m.: Conclusion

An optional dinner will be provided for those who arrive on Sunday evening. More information will be sent via e-mail to registrants.


Getting To Tuscaloosa from Birmingham Airport
The closest airport is in the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, Alabama. It is approximately a one-hour drive from campus. The Graduate School is chartering a free shuttle service to and from the airport that you can sign up for during registration at the following times:

  • Sunday, October 8th: Departs airport at 5 p.m., arrives to Tuscaloosa by 6 p.m.
  • Monday, October 9th: Departs Tuscaloosa at 4:15 p.m., arrives to airport by 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10th: Departs Tuscaloosa at 7 a.m., arrives to airport by 8 a.m.

If you book a flight outside of the listed times above, you are responsible for acquiring transportation to and from the airport.

Where to Stay in Tuscaloosa
Many visitors stay at Hotel Capstone. There is a block of rooms reserved that you can book for Sunday and/or Monday night for $129 USD plus taxes and fees. A booking link will be provided in your event registration confirmation e-mail. Rooms must be reserved by Friday, September 29th.

There are some other options that are close by:
1.    Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Veteran’s Memorial Drive
2.    Hampton Inn-University on Harper Lee Drive
3.    Home2 Suites & Hotel Indigo in Downtown Tuscaloosa