Student Absence Notifications
Guidelines on how excused student absences should be communicated in light of the (pilot) change to Vallo Voice as the official UM email newsletter can be found below. These guidelines were drafted by the Digital Communications Committee and approved by the Technology Advisory Council.
Athletics Travel Absences
The Faculty Athletics Representative will continue to email a weekly travel roster to faculty from the Athletics email account.
The organizer of any University organization or activity sanctioned for approved class absence shall be responsible for providing official absence notification, in the form of a PDF document, to all students participating in said activity and/or the students’ professors. In the event that the organizer sends official notification only, and directly, to the participating students, the student is then responsible for providing the notification to their professor(s).
Student Meal Plans Updated
The fall 2019 semester is bringing changes to the University’s student meal plans. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the updated policy by visiting the Housing and Residence Life Dining page here.
Apply Now to be Freddie the Falcon
Do you have what it takes to be our fearless Falcon? Applications for Freddie the Falcon are open until Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. Inspire school spirit and lead the Fighting Falcons to victory! This scholarship position is open to students who are sophomore or higher in classification. Other requirements are listed on the website. Complete the application today.
Fall Registration Open for UM Community School of Music
Have you wanted to learn to play a new musical instrument or are you looking to polish your musical talent? Fall registration is open for private music lessons with the University of Montevallo Community School of Music (UMCSM). Lessons are offered for all instruments and are 30 minutes in length, once per week on campus in Davis Hall. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome and do not need to be enrolled at UM. Check out the website or contact the Director at 205-665-6678 or UMCSM@montevallo.edu.
UMCSM also offers a no-cost musicianship class for children between the ages of 5 and 11. In this class, students will play interactive music games that help develop music reading and rhythm skills, learn about famous composers, listen and learn about music from around the world and create their own compositions to share with family and friends. Classes are held on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. in Davis Hall. The first fall class will be Monday, Sept. 9. There is plenty of time to register!
Choir Registration Open
Registration for 2019-2020 UM Choral Ensembles is now open. Choral Ensembles are open to all students regardless of major or prior singing experience. There are three opportunities for participation: Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir. For more information, contact Dr. Melinda Doyle at 205-665-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ValloCycle Orientation Ride
Ever wonder what fun places are easily accessible on a bicycle? The ValloCycle orientation ride is designed for UM students and employees (new and existing) who are interested in learning more about the Montevallo area. Join us Sunday, Aug. 25, for a leisurely, 45-minute ride around Montevallo. Our journey takes us through the town and off the main roads (no one is left behind). If you need to borrow a bike for the ride, email email@example.com.
Please plan to meet on Main Quad at 9:30 a.m. The ride will be approximately four miles and will end with socializing and snacks — ValloCycle’s treat.