On Sunday, thousands of UA students found out which sorority they would be joining during Bid Day, the culmination of sorority recruitment week. Bids were issued at Bryant-Denny Stadium and the pledges then ran to their houses on Sorority Row.
Of the 2,556 women who attended the first round of open house events for fall 2022 primary recruitment, 91.66 percent (2,345 women) received bids from the 17 Panhellenic sororities that participated in recruitment, according to a UA news release.
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UA has one of the largest Greek systems in the country, with more than 11,000 members as of last spring, including a total of 68 fraternities and sororities.
While Bid Day was taking place, thousands of students were also moving into UA's on-campus housing this weekend. Last fall, UA's Tuscaloosa campus had an enrollment of 38,320 students.
The fall semester classes begin Wednesday, while UA's first home football game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 against Utah State.
The homecoming game is set for Oct. 22 against Mississippi State.
Fall commencement will be held the weekend of Dec. 10.
This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: University of Alabama students join sororities as rush week wraps up