About the Program

Mentor UPP: Undergraduate Peer Partnering is a mentoring and networking program designed to cultivate relationships between upperclassmen and underclassmen to increase involvement, retention, and confidence in the newest members of the College of Engineering. Freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students are matched in groups with one to two junior or senior mentors who provide a support system along with offering assistance and information to freshmen as they adapt to campus and college life at The University of Alabama. Mentees are encouraged to complete their freshman and sophomore years in Mentor UPP, and then give back to future students as peer mentors.

Mentor UPP: Undergraduate Professional Partnering is a mentoring and networking program where UA College of Engineering alumni and members of the Capstone Engineering Society cultivate relationships with the College’s upperclassman and serve as a support system as the students transition from college to career. Juniors and seniors are matched with an alumni mentor based on interest indicators and other criteria on the application. Students are urged to become alumni mentors after becoming graduates.