Honors Action

Honors Action is an exciting, week-long community engagement experience and course designed to provide Honors College freshmen with the opportunity to engage in meaningful community-based partnerships. Participants in the program arrive on campus before their peers and devote the last week of their summer to service projects in the Tuscaloosa area.

The 2022 program begins Sunday, August 7, 2022 and concludes Friday, August 13, 2022.

Participants will move into their residence halls prior to the beginning of Honors Action, as designated by the UA Office of Housing and Residential Communities. Move-In dates and instructions will be shared with admitted students in advance of the start of Honors Action.

Please note, there is a $225.00 course fee for Honors Action that is charged on student accounts when fall tuition and fees are billed. Admitted students must register for UH 103 for classes during Bama Bound Orientation in the summer. The duration of this course is over the course of the Honors Action program week.

What Will I Do?


The community engagement experience will take place at schools within Tuscaloosa County. At the schools, participants will complete a variety of service projects. Past projects have included painting, constructing benches and outdoor classrooms, and landscaping.


While each student will be assigned to a specific partnership and service project, all participants of Honors Action will engage in common programming with the entire group (i.e., daily lectures, small group discussion, meals, and evening activities). Students should read the Honors College Common Book 2022 before the week begins. Students will also enroll in UH 103, a 1 credit hour P/F course that will encompass the service and study of Action week.

Dates and Application

Applications for Honors Action 2022 are now closed as of May 6, 2022. Students interested in being placed on the waitlist should email Quincy Hall (ddhall3@ua.edu) with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • CWID
  • T-Shirt Size
  • Project Interests (i.e. landscaping, painting, carpentry, mosaic work, etc.)
  • Any medical issues/allergies
  • Short Essay Response Prompt: What does service learning mean to you and what do you hope to get out of your Honors Action experience?

Please note that there is no guarantee that students added to the waitlist will get to participate as it depends on overall numbers. Any questions can be directed to Quincy Hall (ddhall3@ua.edu / 205-348-6029).

Honors Action dates for Fall 2022 are Aug. 7 – 13, 2022. Please note, there is a $225.00 course fee associated with Honors Action.

Honors Action takes place the first full week before the Fall semester begins. These dates conflict with Panhellenic Recruitment and Million Dollar Band Programming. Unfortunately, incoming freshmen who participate in either Panhellenic Recruitment or Million Dollar Band Programming cannot also participate in Honors Action. 

If accepted to an Honors Action program, students must attend one of the Bama Bound sessions offered in May, June, or July. August Bama Bound sessions conflict with the Honors Action programs.