Take Our Children to Work Day is a national event that has been ongoing for over twenty years. The University of Alabama WGRC has hosted the event for the last six years and has recently been co-sponsored by The Professional Staff Assembly and Bama Dining.  Faculty, staff, and UA students who are parents are invited to bring their child (ages 6 – 12) to campus for a day of activities that exposed them to the opportunities for learning and growth available to them here at The University of Alabama.

The 2024 event details will be available early in the Fall semester. Here’s a sample schedule from 2022:


8 – 8:30 – Sign Up and Registration

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcoming Remarks from Dr. Hood

9 – 9:50 – Breakout Session I

  • Cindy Huggins Cooking Demo
    • No cooking cooking demo! Hands on nutrition lesson for the family.
  • Alabama Museum of Natural History at Smith Hall Tour
    • Join us in exploring the Alabama Museum of Natural History and learning about the unique exhibits and information kept inside.

10 – 10:50 – Breakout Session II

  • Learning About Reptiles
    • Join a representative from the Biology Department as he discusses reptiles and brings some for you to meet!
  • Writing Activity with the UA English Department
    • Children will be invited to participate in a creative writing activities that help them explore their own memories and their imagination.

11 – 11:50 – Breakout Session III

  • Work out with University Recreation
    • Join staff from URec for some fun exercise activities!
  • Printmaking for Everyone with the Department of Art and Art History
    • Printmaking can be done with simple tools and materials for fun, easy cards and decorations.

12 – 1 – Lunch

Food will be free and provided in Lakeside Dining.


After lunch, parents and their child(ren) will be invited to participate in a Choose Your Own Adventure-style activity for the rest of the afternoon: