Before You Arrive


We are excited to have you as a student at the University of North Alabama! With your acceptance letter, you should have received an I-20 or DS-2019 and a purple folder with several pages of important information. You have several important decisions to make before you travel. Mrs. Cala Flippo will be emailing you with questions so she can prepare for your arrival in Florence. If you haven't heard from her, please e-mail

Free airport pick up in Huntsville International Airport

What should I bring? What is the weather like?

When should I fly? What airport should I use?

On campus housing: Residence Halls and more




Cala Flippo

Cala (pronounced Kay-lah) Flippo is the Student Services Coordinator. She proudly calls herself the first friend and "the Mom" for all international students. She contacts all future international students prior to arrival to assist with transportation, housing and all the questions. Cala lived in South Africa for 9 years and in her heart, Africa is home.