Getting to Know Campus

Being a distance student at UA doesn’t mean you’re alone. You can get to know your classmates and be part of the UA family and campus activities.

Distance Student Dietetic Association

Mission Statement: The Distance Student Dietetic Association will provide nutrition information and promote sound nutrition practices among communities and peers. It will help distance students become familiar with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other related professional organization. The organization will facilitate distance students meeting other distance students to foster camaraderie, develop leadership skills and support each other through virtual study groups and projects. The Distance SDA will also promote community volunteer opportunities.

Visit the DSDA Website

Professional Organizations

eatrightPRO Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Founded in 1917, the Academy’s 100,000 credentialed practitioners in the United States and abroad help shape the public’s food choices, positively impacting health and wellness worldwide. The membership includes registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, students and others holding baccalaureate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics.

Learn more about becoming a member

Why Get Involved?

Getting involved in national and local professional organizations will increase your skill set in:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Networking
  • Problem-solving
  • Work ethic
  • Experience in the field

Graduation Ceremonies

The University of Alabama and holds Commencement exercises in May, August and December, and online students are invited to participate.

Prior to Commencement, Distance Learning graduates are celebrated at a special reception hosted by Bama by Distance. This provides a unique opportunity for graduates to celebrate their success with friends and family and to meet their professors, advisors, and other Bama by Distance students in person.

Other Campus Information

Visit the virtual tour webpage

UA Virtual Tour

While you may never actually set foot on campus, you can still tour the campus with the web and video podcast tour. Be sure to check out Chapter 2 (around 4:30) which includes a brief reference to Nutrition and Hospitality Management and out home in Doster Hall.
Visit the website with the campus video

Our Campus

The white and crimson tulips in the spring and fall foliage make The University of Alabama campus one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Be sure to catch the home base for Nutrition faculty, Russel Hall, around 1:20 in the video!


Get a quick look at some of the key things you might want to know about UA.

UA News Center

Read the latest news, events, and announcements from UA.

Interactive Campus Map

Explore the UA campus, get to know some of the buildings, and watch the campus buses.