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It’s crucial that we each act responsibly to ensure a safe and successful semester. Here are 4 things you should do right now and throughout the semester.

  1. Stay in the know. Things change quickly. Check your UM email daily and keep an eye on UM official social media updates.
  2. Check yourself. Complete Falcon Healthcheck daily at
  3. Get tested. Participate in campus testing.
  4. Report COVID-19. If you test positive, complete the form at

Do your part for the #FalconFamily.


College Colors Day Sept. 4

Show “You Belong at Montevallo” by wearing your purple and gold on Friday, Sept. 4, for College Colors Day.  Those showing the most school spirit will win a Montevallo spirit pack.  Categories include faculty, staff, students and alumni. To participate, post your photo on social media with the hashtags #IBelongAtMontevallo  and #CollegeColorsDay.


2020-2021 Fledgling Available

Be sure to grab your copy of the 2020-2021 Fledgling! It’s the official student handbook and planner. They’re available on the table outside of the Student Life office on the second floor in Farmer Hall.


COVID-19 Dashboard

The University of Montevallo recently launched a COVID-19 dashboard in an effort to provide transparent information regarding COVID-19 campus testing data and measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease. Data will be updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week and can be accessed at

Sentinel testing of students, faculty and staff through GuideSafe is currently scheduled to begin the week of Monday, Sept. 7.


Stay In-The-Know

Students, there are two ways to stay in-the-know when it comes to campus happenings:

  • Read Vallo Voice, UM’s official campus newsletter.
  • Follow the UM official social media accounts listed below and be sure to watch our stories.



Tutoring Available Through the LEC

The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) is looking forward to helping you have a great fall semester! We have trained tutors available to assist you in a variety of courses including accounting, biology, chemistry, math, physics, psychology, Spanish, French and more! You can request a tutor for your classes now using this link.

This fall, we are offering a combination of in-person and online tutoring services. Visit our webpage to learn more.


Write Better, Right Now with the Harbert Writing Center

Your Harbert Writing Center consultants want to help you write better — right now! The Harbert Writing Center (HWC) offers free consultation services to students at all stages of the writing process — and with writing projects across the curriculum.

For fall 2020, all HWC appointments will be held online. To schedule an appointment, visit Appointments are available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

You’ll meet synchronously with your consultant in the portal, using live video and document sharing. During the session, your consultant will ask questions about the assignment, your writing style and the status of the assignment. Make sure to have access to the assignment sheet and any writing you have completed. Consultants focus first on global concerns such as purpose, audience and argument. If time permits, consultants will cover local concerns such as punctuation and/or mechanics. Consultants and students will work as a team to help as much as possible with the writing process, but the HWC does not guarantee a good grade and is not an editing service.

After a writing session, an email can be sent to the professor to note the student’s attendance and topics covered in the session. Learn more at, and follow us on Facebook. Questions? Contact us at or 205-476-2042.


Campus Food Pantry

As you get settled in on campus, consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for the UM Campus Food Pantry. The pantry exists to serve students facing food insecurity or hunger. Any currently enrolled student has access to the pantry, can leave donations or request short-term assistance by contacting Counseling Services.

To make a contactless donation, simply leave your non-perishable food and toiletry items on Puryear House porch and let Counseling Services know by email or by calling 205-665-6245. Learn more about the Campus Food Pantry.


Parking Permit Registration 

For instructions on how to register your vehicle for a 2020-2021 parking permit, please visit this link. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the University Police Department at 205-666-6155. If you have already registered for a 2020-2021 permit, or you are an employee who already has a permit, you may disregard this notice.

Student Highlights

UM women’s soccer student athlete Tylor Ring was awarded with the Gulf South Conference Degree Completion Grant, the conference office announced last week. Full details.

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Upcoming Events

Aug. 31
Food Truck: City Bowls 
Anna Irvin Dining Hall 
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  
Sept. 4
College Colors Day

Sept. 7
Labor Day
University Closed

UM Employment Opportunities
Vallo Voice is published every week on Mondays, followed by an update on Thursdays. Share news, announcements and upcoming events with campus by submitting requests at
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