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Falcon Digest Transitions to Vallo Voice

In an effort to streamline email communication across campus, the Technology Advisory Council last spring approved a change in email newsletter notifications to be piloted throughout the summer months and into the beginning of the fall semester.

On June 1, campus email news notifications moved to a weekly format through Vallo Voice. The newsletter is published with new content every Monday and as a refresher every Thursday (no new content on Thursdays — only updates to current content). Learn more about the transition.

To submit information to Vallo Voice, fill out the appropriate form at

Please note that the deadline for submission is noon on Thursday the week prior to publication.

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.

Non-Athletics Absences
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 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

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 23
Move-In Day

Campus Residence Halls
8 a.m. to noon

Late Orientation
Aug. 23-25
Welcome Weekend

Learn more

Aug. 25
ValloCycle Orientation Ride

Meet on Main Quad
9:30 a.m.

Aug. 26
Fall Classes Begin

Back to School Bash
Main Quad
4 to 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 28-30
Falcon Facts Trivia Cab

Across campus
9 a.m. to noon
Learn more

Aug. 29
Vuorovesi Trio

LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Aug. 29-Sept. 19
Shadowtime by Wade Folger MacDonald
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 30
College Colors Day

Aug. 31
Men’s Lacrosse Falcon Prospect Camp

Lacrosse Stadium
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register now

Softball Top Prospect Camp
Softball Field at Orr Park
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Register now

Women’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
7 p.m.

Sept. 2
Labor Day

University Closed

Softball Future Falcons Camp
Softball Field at Orr Park
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register now

Sept. 5
Women’s Soccer

Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
6 p.m.

Magnolia Trio
LeBaron Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6
Men’s Soccer

Georgine Lemak Soccer Field
7 p.m.

Sept. 7
Falcon Classic: Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

Cross Country Course
8 a.m.

Tinglewood Festival
Orr Park
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Learn more


Learn about disability-related accommodations for these events by contacting Disability Support Services.

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