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Purpose

The Capstone Men and Women are a group of students selected to serve as official ambassadors of The University of Alabama. They have been part of the University’s public-relations program since 1962. Originally named the Crimson Girls, the organization accepted its first male members in 1976 and changed its name to the Crimson Girls and Capstone Men. In 1991, the name of the group was changed to Capstone Men and Women.

The Capstone Men and Women ensure an extra measure of hospitality at The University of Alabama, making visitors feel they have experienced a truly exceptional place. They provide a warm reception for guests and communicate to them a better understanding of all aspects of the University. Capstone Men and Women assist the University president’s office, admissions, and alumni during functions held on campus and in other locations, as well as host daily tours of the campus for prospective students and other visitors.

Hello!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Capstone Men and Women website. Here, you will find out more about our group including who we are and what we do on campus. Since 1976, The Capstone Men and Women have served as the official ambassadors for The University of Alabama. We assist the President’s Office, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and National Alumni Association as we give tours of our beautiful campus, as well as assist with various official University events throughout the year.

Be sure to click through the tabs to see pictures, get information on trying out, and how to set up a campus tour. Thanks for visiting and Roll Tide!

Caroline Wigley
President, Capstone Men & Women
2018-2019

President Caroline Wigley

Members

Group picture, members listed below.

Capstone Men and Women(left to right): Front Row: Baily Martin, Amber Scales, Taylor Sims, Jack Fenimore, Hallie Harrison, Laura Catherine Wallace, North Patterson, Alex Oczypok | Second Row: Allie Coogler, Cole Jones, Whitney Blalock, Jazmine Hall | Third Row: Avery McCutcheon, Tyler Flowers, Elizabeth Harvey, Caroline Wigley, James Bamberger, McCall Allen | Fourth Row: E'talia Shakir, Katie Green, Kate Fountain, Mason Lake, Zach Katz, Harrison Adams, Lauren Chambliss, Royce Dickerson, Jaci Darling | Fifth Row: Baylor Bearden, Sam Cooper, Addison Stewart, Austin Koehler, Lizzie Bonhaus, Luke Nolen, Alexa Nunn, William Gray, Anna Lee Cook, Chandler Deerman

How do I apply?

The Capstone Men and Women are chosen competitively each February through an interview process conducted by The Capstone Men and Women selection committee. Members of the group must also try out every year. No particular male/female ratio is established for the group. Members are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • At least second-semester freshman standing
  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate (no fifth-year seniors or graduate/law students)
  • Involvement, but not over-commitment, in campus activities
  • Ability to devote from five to ten hours or more each week to group duties while maintaining good grades
  • Ability to participate regularly in Tuesday night meetings, weekend and evening events
  • Willingness to memorize a volume of material about The University of Alabama and to keep up with current information about its growth and development
  • Ability to learn the official van/walking tour of the campus and to present it in a professional manner to prospective students, their parents, and other campus visitors
  • Excellent oral communication skills and poise in dealing with diverse groups of individuals
  • Must comply with Capstone Men and Women Guidelines

The Capstone Men and Women include the best and the brightest of The University of Alabama’s students. Exciting opportunities abound for group members. Don't miss this once-a-year chance to try out for this distinguished honor!

Trying Out

First Round: January 29 - February 1, 2019
Second Round: February 5, 2019

Deadline to apply for membership is Friday, January 25, 2019. All applications with a photograph and one-page resume are due at the front desk of Rose Administration Building by 12:00 p.m. No application will be accepted after the deadline, regardless of the circumstance.

Application Form (PDF Download)

All applicants must attend a Convocation that will be held in North Lawn Hall 1000 at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Photo Album

The Capstone Men and Women ensure an extra measure of hospitality at The University of Alabama, making visitors feel they have experienced a truly exceptional place. They provide a warm reception for guests and communicate to them a better understanding of all aspects of the University. Capstone Men and Women assist the University president’s office, admissions, and alumni during functions held on campus and in other locations, as well as host daily tours of the campus for prospective students and other visitors.

Contact

For prospective students and their families...

Capstone Men and Women give campus tours Monday through Saturday, year-round (excluding holidays). Spaces are limited, so please reserve a place on one of these tours by contacting the Admissions Office at 205-348-5666 or 800-933-BAMA.

For schools and other large groups...

Capstone Men and Women give campus tours for large groups at specially arranged times. You can arrange a special group tour by contacting the Undergraduate Admissions Group Tour Coordinator Demitrius Barksdale.
e-mail: grouptours@ua.edu

For requests from campus partners contact Misty Yarbrough...
phone: 205-348-8240
e-mail: mdyarbrough@ua.edu