Each year, Tuscaloosa International Friends (TIF) hosts four big events that brings all TIF families and students together:
Annual TIF Welcome Party: Usually held in late August, this party is when most of the new TIF students meet their new Tuscaloosa friend(s).
Update: The 2019 Welcome Party will be Sunday, August 25 from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church Family Life Center gymnasium!
President’s Reception: Occurring early in the Fall semester, the President’s Reception is a time when TIF students and families, as well as representatives from UA’s Capstone International Center, meet with the President of The University of Alabama.
Update: The Fall 2019 President’s Reception will be Monday, September 30 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the President’s Mansion on The University of Alabama campus.
Potluck Dinner: TIF’s annual Potluck Dinner occurs in February each year. TIF students and families share a meal with a wide variety of foods. The Potluck Dinner is also when the winners of TIF’s scholarship program are announced.
Spring Picnic: The picnic is TIF’s final “official” event of the academic year. Held at the scenic Camp Tuscoba, TIF students and families enjoy the outdoors with activities such as hiking, paddleboating, fishing, and beach volleyball.