International Student Welcome Address by Dr. Stuart Bell


Hello, I’m Stuart Bell, and it’s my privilege to welcome you to campus and to the UA community this semester. Here at the Capstone, you are a valued and important member of our university family. UA students come from all over the world. In fact, there are over 1,400 students from outside the United States representing nearly 80 countries currently studying at the university. Here at Alabama, you’ll have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the university’s research and educational endeavors. Working with our esteemed faculty and your peers, you can foster new discoveries and help advance our mission of transforming lives at our state, the nation, and the world. You have my pledge that we will do all we can to ensure that you have the support and the resources you need to excel. At UA exchange of cultural perspectives and ideas is a valuable asset to our community. Through the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives on our campus, the educational experiences of all our students are enriched. I encourage you to make connections and to be involved during your time at the university. As the new term begins, I am confident you will find a home away from home at the University of Alabama. You are being prepared for a remarkable future, and we’re so glad you’re here. Have a wonderful semester, and of course, roll tide!

*Videos were recorded pre-pandemic