Welcome Back

Video title card: Are you ready?

Yes, it’s here: the start of another Fall semester. And, yes, we have a new video to mark the occasion, which includes the newest members of the REL faculty.

It also includes an important message for this particular Fall semester: #maskup.

Don’t hesitate to contact your REL professor
if you have questions about your classes.

And…, welcome back!

You Better Believe, I’m Back!

Department mug held up against a background of our building's blueprints

The anticipation is palpable, we know, for this year’s welcome back video — which hits the airwaves tomorrow morning, on the first day of the semester.

But until then, take a deep breath — inhale…, exhale…, repeat — and enjoy last year’s video: a walk around some familiar spots on campus. And make sure to be checking your crimson email account or your classes’ Blackboard sites, for updates from faculty about how your classes will start off the semester.

#TideTogether      #WelcomeBack

Now It’s On

Walking up the stairs when arriving at REL's buildingIf you’re new to REL then you may not know much about any of our traditions — such as our annual welcome back videos.

Started in 2012, with a drive around town and an TV show theme song from the 1970s, they’ve progressed over the years, both as a way signal the start of a new school year and to tip our hat to the new faculty members who have joined us.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic changing the game last Spring, and causing everyone to rethink what it means to go back to school in the Fall, REL is pleased to announce that — of course! — we have a new welcome back video, coming on the first day of the semester. Until then, however, we hope that you enjoy a little trip down memory lane, riding into campus with Prof. Altman.

And yes, their boys are a little taller now.

Remember, it’s not a re-run if its new to you.

Welcome Back 2018, Part 4

Here’s the final installment in our four part welcome back series.

If you’re new to the Department, be sure to swing by our office (MA 212) to get some cool swag to start the year off right. And introduce yourself to Prof. Altman, our new Undergrad Director.

And Finally…Welcome Back! from UA Religious Studies.