Student Services & Facilities
This page contains a list of facilities and services available to UAB students. For further information on these and other facilities and activities, contact the Information Desk, located at the Hill Student Center or refer to the UAB student handbook, Direction, at https://www.uab.edu/students/ and on BlazerNET on the Student Resources tab.
Academic advising is designed to assist students in identifying and achieving their educational and career goals. Specific guidance is given in selecting majors and choosing courses to satisfy degree requirements. Each student is assigned an academic advisor based on their choice of school and major.
College of Arts & Sciences
Arts and Humanities
|Ms. Kassie Doggett (AAS, ART, EH, CMST, THR/Musical Theatre, PHIL||(205) 934-6135|
|0-89 hrs. Last Names A-K) Advises athletes in listed majors 0 hrs.-Graduation|
|Mr. David Sellers (AAS, ART, EH, CMST, MU/LART MU Interest, PHIL||(205) 934-6135|
|0-89 hrs. Last Names L-Z)|
|Ms. Brigette Weatherby (AAS, Art, EH, CMST, MU/LART MU Interest, THR, PHIL) 90 hrs. – Graduation / Post Bac.||(205) 934-6135|
Social and Behavioral Sciences
|Mr. Kip Hubbard ANTH, CJ, HY, PSC, SOC Last Names L-Z||(205) 934-6135|
|Ms. Brittany Saylor / ANTH, CJ, HY, PSC, SOC Last Names A-K||(205) 934-6135|
|Ms. Deborah Littleton ANTH, CJ, HY, PSC, SOC||(205) 934-6135|
|80-Graduation / Post Bac.|
|Ms.Charity Costa-Reese (A-L) Freshman - Junior||(205) 975-4632|
|Mr. Ben Cooper (M-Z) Freshman - Junior||(205) 934-8321|
|Dr. Tyna Adams (Seniors and Post-Bac)||(205) 934-6025|
|Mr. Jamie Grimes||(205) 934-7529|
Computer and Information Sciences
|Mr. Kip Hubbard||(205) 934-2213|
|Ms. Brittany Saylor||(205) 934-6135|
Health-Related Programs (pre-nursing interest)
|Ms. Tisha Morrisey (A-K)||(205) 934-6135|
|Ms. Rachel Davis (L-Z)||(205) 934-6135|
|Ms. Deborah Littleton||(205) 934-6135|
Liberal Arts/Health Related Programs
|Mr. Andrew Meythaler (A-K)||(205) 934-6135|
|Mr. Adam Roderick (L-Z)||(205) 934-6135|
|Dr. Jeanne Hutchison||(205) 934-2154|
|Dr. Tyna Adams||(205) 934-6025|
|Ms. Whitney Woodard||(205) 934-6135|
|Mr. Gary Applewhite||(205) 934-6135|
Pre-Health Majors: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Optometry
|Ms. Delia Lewis (Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Baccalaureate)||(205) 934-6135|
|Dr. Cheryl Moser (Freshmen and Sophomores)||(205) 934-6135|
|Dr. Wendy Gunther-Canada (Department of Government)||(205) 934-8674|
|Dr. Anne Wheeler (Department of Justice Sciences)||(205) 934-2069|
|Ms. Whitney Woodard (A - Z)||(205) 934-6135|
|Mr. Gary Applewhite (M - Z)||(205) 934-6135|
|Mr. Kip Hubbard||(205) 934-6135|
Individually Designed Majors/Minors
Students interested in an Individually Designed Major or Minor should contact their current Academic Advisor or Dr. Catherine Daniélou, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 934-5643.
|Personalized Pathway/GCL Honors - Amy Atkisson||(205)-934-3871|
|Personalized Pathway/GCL Honors - Mellissa Taylor||(205) 934-1967|
|Science & Technology Honors - Clay Walls||(205)-996-5701|
|University Honors - Rebecca Freeman||(205)-934-3228|
School of Business
|Ms. Jessica Smith||(205) 934-8813|
Finance and Information Systems
|Ms. Laura Tull||(205) 934-8813|
Marketing and Economics
|Ms. Brittany Quinn||(205) 934-8813|
|Ms. Kristen Craig||(205) 975-5810|
|Ms. Andrea Miller Pound||(205) 934-8813|
Undeclared Business and Business Minors
|Dr. Jennifer Wycoff||(205) 934-1651|
School of Education
|Mr. Michael Wilson (Early Childhood/Elementary Education)||(205) 934-7530|
|Ms. Rachel Daniel (Secondary/Community Health and Human Services)||(205) 934-7530|
|Ms. Vonetta Hardy (Kinesiology)||(205) 934-7530|
School of Engineering
|All PRE, Undeclared, first-term BME, and first-term transfer students||(205) 934-8410|
|Biomedical Engineering||(205) 996-1065|
|Civil Engineering||(205) 934-8430|
|Electrical Engineering||(205) 934-8440|
|Materials Engineering||(205) 934-8450|
|Mechanical Engineering||(205) 934-8460|
School of Health Professions
Health Care Management
|Health Care Management / Ms. Susan Packa||(205) 934-5173|
|Biomedical Sciences / Ms. Brooke Walker||(205) 996-4942|
School of Public Health
|LTC Arieyeh Austin||(205) 934-8746|
TRIO Academic Services
|Ms. Shawanda Robinson||(205) 934-2729|
Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE) Library Cooperation
The Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE) consists of UAB, Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, the University of Montevallo, and Samford University. Students, faculty, and staff at BACHE institutions may access the resources of all member libraries by simply presenting their valid ID cards. It is best for students to discuss research projects first with the reference staff at UAB's library before using other member libraries. The rules and regulations of the lending library are in effect.
The Campus Recreation Center (CRCT) offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni access to a state-of-the-art recreation facility. The UAB Campus Recreation Center offers premier programs, facilities, and services! You will find something for everyBODY – free weights, multipurpose courts, an aquatic center, group fitness studios, nutrition education, cardio-fitness areas, a climbing wall, and much more.
The 150,000 square foot facility covers three floors housing: four basketball/volleyball courts; five racquetball courts (one of which can be converted to squash and four for walleyball); four aerobics studios; one performance studio; 18,000 square feet of weight and cardio-fitness areas; a game room; Kid Zone; an aquatics center with both lap and leisure components; a multi-purpose court used for indoor soccer, floor hockey, indoor flag football and badminton; an indoor track; and a climbing wall.
Patrons can also take advantage of the wellness services here at the Campus Recreation Center, which offer personal fitness assessments, massage therapy, and personal training. In addition, we have a Campus Rec Pro Shop in house, so if you forget something we've got you covered and the PowerZone to keep you fueled before and after your workout. Lastly, we have a number of lockers available for rent in 12 month or 3 month contracts. Space is limited, so contact membership services at 205-996-5038 today if you are interested! If you prefer not to purchase a locker, we have several areas in the facility, including the locker rooms, with day use lockers available; just bring a lock, store your belongings while you workout with your own lock, and take it with you when you leave - Free of charge! The CRCT is located at 1501 University Boulevard next to the Campus Green.
The Aquatic Center housed within the Campus Recreation Center provides a place for members to swim laps as well as meet their leisure aquatic needs by swimming laps, floating through the lazy river or taking a dip in the hot tub. In addition, the aquatics program offers swim classes, private lessons, life-guarding certifications WSI (Water Safety Instructor) classes, and pool parties for special events. For questions about pool party requests and/or other pool activities, please visit our website www.uab.edu/campusrecreation.
The Fitness and Wellness programs offered at the UAB Campus Recreation Center range from traditional Ufit classes and Studio V performance classes to personal training packages and wellness massage services. For more information on all of our fitness and wellness services or to schedule an appointment today, please contact email@example.com.
Ufit & Instructional Group Fitness Classes
Ufit classes are FREE to anyone with an active CRCT membership. Feel free to drop in any time or day of the week to participate in the wide variety of classes available! Instructional classes are offered throughout the year and provide anyone pre-registered with a more advanced learning experience. If you are interested in participating in any one of the instructional classes please register at our Membership desk. All Instructional classes are open for active members and non-members.
- We offer a wide variety of fitness classes, designed to fit your scheduling needs. From seasoned cyclers to those wanting to try yoga for the first time, Ufit has a class that will get you moving! Please visit our website to view our current schedule.
- New and challenging classes are continually being offered throughout the year! Look for classes like Cardio & Strength, Bootcamp, Women’s Strength Training, Group Cycling, Aqua Fit. Other classes include: Fit Barre, Step Jump & Pump, Yoga, Pilates, Hip Hop, Zumba, Bosu, Latin Dance, Bharatanatyam Dance and TRX Training. Register online here!
Wellness Catering is a program designed to cater any recreation, health, and/or wellness topic to the UAB community. All programs are presented by a recreation professional and can be modified for your groups exact needs. Topics covered vary from fitness trends, healthy eating habits, to fitness and nutrition demonstrations. Departments have the opportunity to pick a topic to be presented at a staff meeting, lunch group, or any time of your choice!
Complete Fitness Assessments
Fitness Assessments provide individuals with their baseline measurements of flexibility, endurance, blood pressure, muscular strength, body composition, and cardiovascular fitness. The results of these tests are reviewed by a certified Personal Trainer and are used to help personalize a tailored workout plan specifically for you. To schedule your Fitness Assessment please email the Graduate Assistant of Fitness & Wellness firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the Health History Questionnaire as well as the Fitness Assessment Form prior to the appointment.
Do you want to get back into shape or simply looking to kick start a new workout? Personal Training is the service for you! Here at the UAB Campus Recreation Center we offer a variety of Personal Training packages for both members and students. Check out our Personal Training now for complete pricing, packing, and details.
Massage Therapy Services
Celebrate a little YOU time by scheduling yourself a massage today! Appointments are available for 30 or 60 minutes and are performed by certified massage therapists. Choose from a variety of massage packages in order to customize the perfect relaxation for you. Massage therapy appointments are based upon the therapists’ schedules and availability. Please allow at least 24 hours advanced notice of your preferred appointment time in order for us to best schedule your appointment.
The Competitive Sports program offers activities such as Intramurals and Club Sports that involve individual and team competition.
All UAB students, staff, and faculty are eligible to participate in intramural sports. Faculty and Staff must adhere to the specific entrance policies if they are not campus recreation facility members. Individuals in any team league must have their campus card in possession to be eligible to participate.
Every team league is offered in men’s, women’s and co-rec format. Each league will have a 4 week regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. For more information please visit our website or contact email@example.com.
Individual Tournaments / Events
All single day tournaments are single or double elimination. Tournaments offered include: badminton, corn hole, billiards, table tennis, swim meet, track & field, triathlon, Texas Hold’em, and sand volleyball.
*All tournaments start at 6:30 pm with registration starting at 6 pm.
*Tournaments will be free
A club sport is an organized group of individuals established to promote interest in a sport and develop skills of its members in that sport. A club sport may be organized for recreational, instructional, performance, or competitive purposes. For more information please visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventure Recreation offers outdoor trips and clinics throughout the year including: kayaking, backpacking, camping, climbing, canoeing and whitewater rafting. Also offered are belay certification and lead climbing programs. Trips and clinics, such as the Wilderness First Responder training, are open to university students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the community. Contact email@example.com for more information on trips, clinics, and rentals.
Located on the mezzanine level of the Campus Recreation Center, the 42’ tall by 36’ wide climbing wall offers 1,512 square feet of climbing. The wall’s climbing surface is constructed of reinforced polymer concrete panels and imprinted to match the look and feel of natural rock. Open to university students, faculty/staff, and alumni. The community may use the wall by private group rental.
Campus recreation offers many opportunities for team building initiatives, catering toward campus groups, corporate outings, school groups and more! Our enthusiastic and skilled facilitators will guide your group through fun activities focused on enhancing or developing vital workplace and life skills such as teamwork, cooperation, communication, and trust. Our program can accommodate groups of any size. Initiatives work on developing or enhancing: communication, teamwork, trust, cooperation, team building, planning, and other common work place functions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center offers outdoor equipment for various events and is open to university students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the community. Whether backpacking, camping, or canoeing, the rental center has multiple rental time spans on the equipment you might need like sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, and cooking sets.
Dining on-campus gives you the advantage of never having to worry about keeping cash on hand and never losing your parking space. At UAB we have eleven (11) restaurants on-campus. Just swipe your ONE Card and dine! For more information about Campus Dining, please stop by the UAB Campus Dining office located on the top floor of the Commons on the Green next to the Den, or call (205) 996-6567. You can also visit us online at www.uab.edu/dining/.
For a map of dining locations and updated hours of operation visit: www.uab.edu/students/dining/locations-hours.
Your meal plan gives you the advantage of never having to worry about keeping cash on hand to eat on-campus. Just swipe your ONE Card and dine. For meal plan options and requirements visit www.uab.edu/students/dining/meal-plans.
Dining Dollars are funds that you receive from your campus dining fee. All full-time undergraduate students (those students taking twelve (12) or more credit hours on campus) will be assessed a $225 Campus Dining Fee during fall and spring semesters. This Dining Dollars fee is loaded onto a student’s OneCard and is used as a declining balance account accepted at all on campus dining locations. Dining Dollars are not part of a student’s meal plan.
Hill Student Center
With over 162,000 square feet, the UAB Hill Student Center is the living room of the university. It’s a place where you can find friends, meals, books, and a variety of student services, meetings and activities. You can find building maps and hours online at uab.edu/studentcenter.
The Hill Student Center has a variety of dining options. In the food court you will find a Panera Bread, Mein Bowl Asian Market, and a Full Moon Bar-B-Que. On the second floor you will find a Starbucks.
The Hill Student Center also offers a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces. It houses eleven meeting rooms, all equipped with audio/visual equipment and can comfortably accommodate meetings as small as eight or as large as forty. The Hill Student Center also has a 6,722 square-foot multipurpose ballroom that is divisible into four different size configurations.
It is easy to reserve spaces in the Hill Student Center simply visit uab.edu/studentcenter to view availability and request space.
UAB Libraries hold more than two million volumes and provide access to thousands of relevant digital resources for information, instruction, and research in support of UAB’s vast academic and medical enterprise. The UAB Libraries system comprises Mervyn H. Sterne Library as well as Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, which includes Lister Hill Library at University Hospital and UAB Historical Collections’ Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, UAB Archives, and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. The faculty and staff of UAB Libraries provide the resources and essential expertise to support excellence in education, research, patient care, and community outreach. Priorities for UAB Libraries include increased access to resources, seamless cloud-based single search capability, campus-wide digital asset management, and increased support for distance and international students and researchers.
The Mervyn H. Sterne Library houses a collection of more than one million items and numerous electronic resources that support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. The library is located at 917 13th Street South and online at www.mhsl.uab.edu. The website is the gateway to all library services and collections including the Undergraduate Research Toolkit, subject- and course-specific Library Guides, and a list of FAQs. Services include research assistance, citation consultations, workshops and faculty-requested classes, assistance with locating materials, and interlibrary loan.
Named in memory of the late Birmingham philanthropist and civic leader Mervyn H. Sterne shortly after it opened in 1973, the library has seminar rooms, study rooms, lockable study carrels, computers, printers, scanners, copiers, and seating for 1,350 users. The first floor of the library was renovated in 2010 to make it even more user-friendly and houses the University Writing Center and a Starbucks. Due to student requests, Sterne Library has extended hours, opening 24 hours a day for five days a week except during holidays and summer terms. For more information on resources and services, visit the Sterne Library website at www.mhsl.uab.edu, call Reference Services at (205) 934-6364 or User Services at (205) 934-4338, or request help by email, text, or chat at www.mhsl.uab.edu/2009/contact.
The Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, the largest biomedical library in the state, provides services and resources for UAB students, research and teaching faculty, and clinicians in medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, public health, health professions, and joint health sciences. The library was established in 1945, and then dedicated in 1971 in honor of Senator Joseph Lister Hill, a champion for health care and library legislation.
Lister Hill Library, located at 1700 University Boulevard, provides collaborative and group study space on the first floor and quiet study space on the second floor. Lister Hill Library’s website at www.uab.edu/lister provides 24/7 access to databases, electronic journals, ebooks, LHL Guides, FAQs, and recorded classes and tutorials. Services include consultations for conducting searches, guidance for citing resources, assistance with locating materials, and interlibrary loan services. For more information on resources and services, visit the Lister Hill Library website at www.uab.edu/lister, call (205) 934-2230, or request help by email, text, or chat at www.uab.edu/lister/ask.
The Lister Hill Library at University Hospital, located in the West Pavilion, provides onsite support for education, research, and patient care. Access the resources and services for clinicians through the LHL@UH website at www.uab.edu/lhluh or call (205) 934-2275 for more information.
The UAB Historical Collections, located on the third floor of Lister Hill Library, includes the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, UAB Archives, and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. The Reynolds-Finley Historical Library contains rare books, pamphlets, and manuscripts in the history of medicine, science, and health-related fields. This collection dates from the mid-14th century to the early 20th century and includes a core of world-renowned medical classics with important concentrations on medicine in the Civil War, the South, and early Americana. UAB Archives is the official repository for the permanent records of the University and for archival collections held by UAB. One collecting area for manuscripts is the history of the health sciences, but the repository preserves collections with a wide variety of topics. The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences preserves over seven hundred years of medical history with instruments, specimens, equipment, and pharmacology used by health care professionals throughout the world, with a special emphasis on material used on and around the University of Alabama at Birmingham campuses. Please call (205) 934-4475 for more information on the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library or the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. Call (205) 934-1896 for more information on UAB Archives.
Math Learning Lab
Located on the second floor of Heritage Hall, the Math Learning Lab offers free tutoring in basic and intermediate algebra, pre-calculus algebra and trigonometry, business calculus, finite mathematics, elementary statistics, and calculus I, II, and III. One-on-one tutoring and homework help are available with no appointment necessary.
Smolian International House
The Bertha and Joseph Smolian International House, 1600 10th Avenue South, offers services and activities for international students and scholars. Known as the I-House, it provides a focal point for programs and activities designed to foster a free exchange of information and international understanding. The facility includes meeting space for campus groups, as well as community groups having an international purpose. For additional information or a schedule of activities, call (205) 934-3328.
Student Housing and Residence Life
Student Housing facilities include a suite-style residence hall, a semi-suite style residence hall, and four apartment-style residence halls. Student Housing is centrally located on campus and is within walking distance of all classroom buildings, libraries, campus dining facilities, the Medical Center, and the Campus Recreation Center and other student recreation facilities.
Student Housing is limited to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are admitted to UAB and who are in good standing. "Good Standing" means not on academic or disciplinary suspension. A full-time undergraduate students must be registered for at least 12 credit hours and a full-time graduate student must be registered for at least 9 credit hours throughout the entire academic year. The summer term is treated under a separate contract. Students will be required to satisfy these eligibility standards throughout the term of their Student Housing Contract and to inform Student Housing and Residence Life of any changes in his/her status, which may affect his/her eligibility.
Residence Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants (RAs) serve as live-in professional staff and student leaders within the residence halls. The Residence Life Program consists of educational, cultural, recreational, and social events based on the needs and interests of the residents. In addition to planning these programs, trained staff members are available to answer questions, make appropriate referrals, and assist residents with personal or academic problems.
Since housing at UAB is limited, students should apply as early as possible, particularly if on campus housing is desired for the fall semester. Submitting a Housing Application does not guarantee a space for fall. Every effort will be made to inform applicants of availability. Applications should be completed on-line. For first time applicants a $25 non-refundable application fee is due along with a $250 prepayment of the room fees for the fall term. Returning residents are also required to submit a $250 prepayment at the time of application. All Student Housing rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Any questions or concerns may be directed to email@example.com or by telephone at (205) 996-0400. You can also visit the Student Housing & Residence Life website for additional information and resources at uab.edu/housing.
The UAB Bookstore
The UAB Bookstore is located at 1400 University Boulevard inside the new Hill Student Center. The bookstore posts official lists of UAB courses and stocks the textbooks and all other items necessary for successful UAB coursework. Most textbooks can be purchased new or used. The option to rent textbooks is also available for most courses. The bookstore carries study aids, reference materials, school and office supplies; medical instruments, lab coats, and scrubs; and the largest assortment of UAB logo apparel and gifts available. Contact the UAB Bookstore at (205) 996-2665 or visit the store online at www.shopuab.com
University Writing Center
Located on the first floor of Mervyn Sterne Library, the University Writing Center (UWC) is UAB students' go-to place for writing assistance, whether the task at hand is a Freshman Composition paper, a lab report, or a graduate school application essay. In a friendly and professional one-on-one setting, UWC tutors teach students to use writing to discover, apply, and communicate knowledge in all disciplines. Students commonly visit to get help with understanding a writing assignment; brainstorming ideas; developing outlines and claims; understanding and applying instructor feedback; and revising and editing complete drafts. While UWC tutors do not edit for students, they can help students identify their common errors and develop stronger editing processes.
In addition to one-on-one sessions in the Sterne Library location, the UWC offers online consultations for students enrolled in online courses; Ask-a-Tutor, an email service for short writing questions; and regular workshops on topics of common interest. To make an appointment, visit the UWC's website and log onto the online scheduling system with your Blazer ID and password. Like the UWC's Facebook page and follow the UWC's Twitter page to stay in touch and find out about upcoming workshops.
- One Stop
- Information Center
- Disability Support Services
- International Student and Scholar Services
- Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
- ONE Card
- Blazer Express
- Motorist Assistance Roadside Service (MARS)
- Placement Test
- Student Health & Wellness Center
- TRIO Academic Services
- UAB Testing Office
- UAB Ticket Office
- UAB Transfer Center
- Veterans Services
What if you could get answers to your questions about your student account, financial aid and registration all in one place?
Stop running from office to office and make the One Stop your first and possibly your only stop! If we can’t help you on the spot, we’ll do the leg-work for you or connect you to the appropriate resource.
Contact us by email, phone, or in person.
One Stop Student Services, Room 103 of the Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd
(205) 934-4300, 855-UAB-1STP (822-1787)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday
Information regarding programs, services, and activities at UAB is available at the UAB Information Center. Referrals to the appropriate department, office, or person may be made for more specific information. The Information Center is located just inside the 14th Street entrance of the Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd. For additional information, call (205) 934-8000, or see the Web page at https://www.uab.edu/studentaffairs/studentcenter/
Division of Student Affairs
UAB students are making a substantial investment of time and money by pursuing higher education, and our office takes each student's career goals seriously. Creating a career plan requires specific goals and milestones. All graduate and undergraduate students have access to the full range of services provided by UAB’s department of Career & Professional Development.
Our services are intentionally designed around current workforce trends and industry best practices. Here is a broad list of services offered by Career & Professional Development:
- Individual career coaching
- Personalized, in-person resume reviews
- Interview practice for jobs, internships, medical school, and graduate school programs
- Monthly career workshops (topics vary based on workforce trends)
- Professional and Industry Speaker Panels
- Career Fairs
- Credit-based courses:
- HireABlazer – UAB’s career management system for students
All UAB students have access to HireABlazer through BlazerNet and can download the HireABlazer app for their phone.
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS), located in the Hill Student Center, serves as the central campus resource for students with disabilities. The goal of DSS is to provide a physically and educationally accessible university environment that ensures an individual is viewed on the basis of ability, not disability. DSS staff members work individually with students to determine appropriate accommodations. To be eligible for services, students need to complete an application, submit documentation of their disability and meet with our counseling staff.
Hill Student Center
1400 University Boulevard
UAB One Stop
1400 University Blvd., Hill 103
Birmingham, AL 35294
International Student and Scholar Services
International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) is committed to providing quality services and programs to retain and support the UAB international community.
ISSS advises foreign students and visiting international faculty and staff in matters of immigration and federal and state taxation, and provides orientation and support programs to facilitate the transition to the UAB and Birmingham community. ISSS also serves as a collaborative resource to facilitate, promote, and strengthen international understanding on campus and throughout the Birmingham community.
International Student and Services also operates the Smolian International House. For additional information, call (205) 934-3328 or visit our Web page at www.uab.edu/international.
Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) provides special resources and services to better prepare students for options after graduation from UAB, including admission to graduate and first-professional schools or initial entrance into a competitive job market. This multi-faceted program focuses on academic excellence and social development. The program takes students from the freshman year of college to graduation and beyond, which exemplifies the program's motto "each one, reach one." All programs and services are designed to help students ease their transition to college, maximize their college experience, achieve their goals, and prepare for the next phase of their lives. For more information, contact Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs in the Campus Recreation Center room 190, Telephone (205) 934-8225, electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org or read about our programs and services on the Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs Website, https://www.uab.edu/students/diversity/.
The UAB ONE Card serves as the official student ID and offers access to a variety of services and resources on and around campus. Students use their ONE Card to enter residence halls and the Campus Recreation Center, attend UAB athletic and cultural events and check out materials from UAB libraries. With their ONE Card, students can enjoy discounts on tickets to a wide variety of on and off-campus events through the UAB Ticket Office. The ONE Card also functions as a debit card, allowing students a convenient and secure way to pay for goods and services at a variety of on campus and local area merchant locations.
General information about the UAB ONE Card, including a list of carding locations, is available at www.uab.edu/onecard. Note: A photo ID is required to have your initial ONE Card made. Questions about ONE Card services can be directed to email@example.com or (205) 934-4300.
All students who desire to park in UAB student parking facilities must purchase a permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Permits can be purchased by the term or for the full academic year. Fees vary according to lot. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at (205) 934-3513, for details, or visit online at www.uab.edu/parking/.
Both the university and the City of Birmingham issue citations in student lots to vehicles illegally parked or not displaying a proper permit. Students are responsible for paying all fines and fees imposed. Any delinquent ticket payments may be added to the student's account in the Student Accounting Office. If a student accumulates three or more delinquent tickets and/or accumulates more than $45.00 in citations, the student's vehicle may be immobilized or impounded at his or her expense.
Handicapped spaces are conveniently located throughout campus. A valid handicap permit must be displayed to park in a handicapped space in addition to the applicable parking permit. All state issued handicap parking permits MUST be registered with the UAB Parking Office in order to avoid a citation and park in a restricted UAB lot or deck.
For additional information and a campus parking map, contact:
UAB Parking and Transportation Services
The UAB Blazer Express Transit System is a service that provides transportation throughout the University campus. With a valid UAB ID badge, students, employees, and authorized visitors can enjoy fare-free bus transportation along 6 designated routes. Buses are ADA-accessible and can seat up to 35 riders. Bus service is provided Monday – Friday from 5:30A – 12:00A. Safety escort service is available through Blazer Express seven days a week from 9:00PM – 5:30 AM by calling (205) 934-8772.
Motorist Assistance Roadside Service (MARS)
Motorist Assistance Roadside Service (MARS) is a free service available to all visitors, students, and employees parking on campus who need help with a dead battery, flat tire, keys locked in a car, or empty gas tank. The service is available weekdays 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM, except University holidays. For assistance, call (205) 975-6277.
The UAB Testing Office provides individual placement testing. Group testing is also available at times and locations listed each term in the UAB Class Schedule. For further information, contact the Testing Office, 936 Building, 936 19th Street South (205) 934-3704.
Student Health & Wellness Center
The Student Health & Wellness Center (SHWC) provides a comprehensive and integrated program of services to meet the medical, counseling and wellness needs of UAB’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Creating a healthy campus and promoting student wellness are essential to supporting student learning and success. The SHWC is staffed by a group of committed medical providers, counselors, nurses, clinicians, wellness specialists, and support staff who embrace the opportunity to meet your wellness, medical and counseling needs. Those services and resources are available in the new state-of-the-art Student Health & Wellness Center located at 1714 9th Ave. South (LRC building), Birmingham, AL 35294-1270.
Blazer Express has convenient drop-off and pick-up locations near the Student Health & Wellness Center. Patient and client parking is available at the South entrance to the building.
Student Health Services offer comprehensive primary care services including acute and chronic care, women’s health, a Registered Dietitian, mental health evaluation and treatment, immunizations, allergy immunotherapy, and treatment of minor emergencies. A Sports Medicine and Sexual Health Clinic are also available, as well as a Certified Athletic Trainer located in the UAB Recreational Center. On-site lab and x-ray services are available. After-hour’s consultation is provided through provider on call coverage, 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. To ensure convenience and access, the Health Services operates under an open-access appointment scheduling system. Go to www.uab.edu/studenthealth for more information or to schedule an appointment through our patient portal. You may also call (205) 934-3580 to schedule an appointment or for general information. All currently enrolled UAB undergraduate and graduate students have access to medical office visits, evaluation and development of a treatment plan at no additional cost beyond the payment of regular UAB tuition, regardless of insurance coverage. Diagnostic testing (lab and x-ray) is available on a fee-for-service basis and can be billed to the student’s insurance or, for those without insurance, directly to the student. A more complete listing of no-cost services and those services available, but at additional cost, can be accessed at http://www.uab.edu/studenthealth/student-health-coverage
Counseling Services assists in developing students’ potential in physical, academic, spiritual, psychosocial, emotional, and vocational areas. Common presenting concerns include depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns, stress management, eating disorders, alcohol or substance abuse concerns, identity, conflict, gender transition and trauma. In addition to individual and couples counseling, services include wellness programs, group opportunities, and educational resources. Confidential counseling services are available to all currently enrolled UAB students at no cost. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (205) 934-5816.
Student Insurance Coverage (Mandatory and Optional)
In addition to services provided at the SHWC, select academic programs have a mandatory requirement to have major medical health insurance to ensure coverage for hospital, emergency room, specialty physician care and diagnostic testing. For more information on the mandatory insurance coverage requirement go to the SHWC website at www.uab.edu/studenthealth/insurance-and-waivers/mandatory-insurance-waivers.
Viva Health offers an optional Student Health Insurance Plan for full-time registered undergraduate students taking a minimum of 9 credit hours and non-health related graduate students taking a minimum of 5 credit hours. The plan may be extended to cover the student’s spouse and dependents for an additional premium. Please visit www.vivaemployer.com for more information.
To learn more about services available through the Student Health and Wellness Center, please visit www.uab.edu/studenthealth or contact us at one of the following phone numbers for assistance.
Health Services (205) 934-3580 or schedule an appointment through the patient portal at www.uab.edu/studenthealth
Counseling Services (205) 934-5816
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.|
The Student Health & Wellness Center is closed daily from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch.
Fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Academic Services (Student Support Services) offers assistance to UAB's degree-seeking undergraduate students who are either first generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor's degree), are low-income, or have a disability. The program seeks to increase eligible students' chances of graduating from UAB in four years. Students participate in the program from their entrance to UAB as freshmen or sophomores until graduation.
Intensive services are provided during the freshman and sophomore years; fewer services are provided during the junior and senior years. Services offered include free tutoring from freshman courses through senior courses, workshops to improve study skills, computerized basic skills assistance, computer training and usage, counseling and referral, graduate and professional school admission assistance, and educational and cultural activities. Students also receive a UAB-funded incentive stipend that increases yearly. Student who enter the TRIO program as freshmen, remain in good standing, and graduate in four years, will be eligible for the largest amount of money. Students are required to be full time and complete a minimum of 27 semester hours with at least a 2.0 grade point average each year. Required developmental courses are counted in these 27 semester hours. Students must maintain eligibility for financial aid if needed and participate fully in needed program services.
Priority acceptance is given to conditionally admitted freshmen who are attending UAB for the first time during fall semester. Limited space is available for freshmen and sophomores who are already attending UAB. New Participant Applications are available from April 1st to August 25th of each year. An application can be downloaded by clicking on the link below (this link will only be active from April 1st to August 25th) or can be picked up from our office during this time period. Applications are also emailed to newly admitted students accepted to UAB between April 1st and July 1st. The application deadline is August 25th.
THE TRIO STEM-H (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND HEALTH SCIENCES) PROGRAM @ UAB IS AN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY THAT IS FEDERALLY FUNDED BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THE MISSION OF TRIO STEM–H IS TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL SUPPORT TO HELP PARTICIPANTS BE SUCCESSFUL AS THEY PURSUE THEIR EDUCATIONAL GOALS AT UAB.
What are the benefits of being in the TRIO STEM-H Program?
• Individualized Guidance: One-on-one assistance to help students make a smooth transition to college, develop goals and create a graduation plan.
• Academic Support: Weekly tutoring sessions and workshops.
• Workshops: Sessions on time management, learning styles, résumé writing etc.
• Financial Advising: Assistance in applying for financial aid (FAFSA), scholarship searches, and financial counseling including help in creating a budget, managing credit, debt and personal finances.
• Career and Academic Guidance: Success Coaching and assistance with academics, including career and educational planning, mentoring, graduate school tours, and career development.
• Resources: Access to textbooks, calculators, reference materials, computers, FREE printing, graduate school prep tests and quiet study space.
• Money: STEM-H Grant-Aid and UAB Stipend.
• Cultural Events: Free cultural events and trips that will broaden horizons and enrich life experiences. Also STEM-H provides opportunities to study abroad.
• Campus Connections: A place to feel connected with others and UAB.
Who Can Participate in TRIO STEM-H?
All classifications selected have an academic need and:
• are first-generation college students (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree),
• have a documented physical, psychological or learning disability (that may affect their role as a college student), and/or
• have a limited family income (determined by taxable income level and family size)
How do I find out more information? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 205-934-2729 or visit us in the Hill Student Center, Suite 315.
Director: Brian E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Megan K. Talpash
Contact: www.uab.edu/educationabroad | 205-975-6611
The mission of the UAB Office of Education Abroad (UABEA) is to administer, establish, and send UAB students on high-quality education abroad opportunities to prepare them for success in the globalized world.
Pursuant to our mission, UABEA engages in the activities described below.
Study Abroad: Take courses for which academic credit is received and transferred to UAB on our supported study abroad programs. This includes academic credit for student exchanges, UAB affiliate programs, and faculty-led programs that feature traditional classes, research, service learning, internships, volunteerism, shadowing, clinical rotation, and observations. Our office can help students with aspects from selecting a program to facilitating their transition back to UAB.
Student Organizations Abroad: Travel abroad as part of a UAB student organization; including Outreach Abroad, Outdoor Pursuits, artistic performances, athletic activities, or other student organization travel. Our office can help students register travel with the university, obtain the necessary education abroad insurance, and prepare for the trip.
Student Conference Travel Abroad: Present at or attend a conference that takes place abroad as a UAB representative. Our office can help students register travel with the university, obtain the necessary education abroad insurance, and prepare for the trip.
Passport Services: Apply for a passport conveniently on campus. As an official U.S. Department of State Passport Acceptance Facility, we are happy to accept passport applications for students, employees, and members of the community. Our passport service is open to the public.
With programs in over 45 different countries, there's something for everyone. Programs are available in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, China, Germany, Costa Rica, Australia, Ireland, Japan, and many more countries. Over 40 UABEA programs cost approximately the same as UAB tuition + room + board.
Programs are available for fall semester, spring semester, academic year, calendar year, summer, Thanksgiving Break, and Spring Break.
Programs are available in English, as well as all of the foreign languages taught at UAB (and a few that aren't).
To be eligible to apply for our programs, one must:
- be an enrolled UAB student;
- be 19 years of age or older (or have parental permission); and
- be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with UAB.
Some programs have additional eligibility requirements, such as GPA minima, listed on the individual program webpages.
Students may petition to the Director of Education Abroad for a possible exception to the eligibility criteria.
Subjects of Study
Students may take core curriculum courses while abroad, as well as courses for their major and minors. Elective credits are also available.
Students need to consult with UABEA before studying abroad to initiate course articulation, the process by which UAB course equivalency is determined for each course to be taken while studying abroad. Course articulation involves the student, UABEA, the host study abroad university, and UAB department chairs and advisors all working together and commonly takes approximately one month to complete.
It is highly recommended that the students contact UABEA to begin the course articulation process at least one month before the application deadline for the selected program. Students who don't begin the articulation process early enough prior to studying abroad, may not know how, or if, their courses abroad will count toward completion of a UAB degree.
All grades earned while abroad will be posted to the student's UAB transcript and included in GPA calculations. Letter grades are used rather than pass/fail marks. In all cases, students must participate fully in all course activities and meet all stated course requirements. Auditing of any course abroad is not permitted. The process of grade posting varies depending on the program type:
UAB Exchanges are programs for which UABEA has established an exchange agreement with a university abroad. Students earn direct UAB course credit. Students on exchanges are usually mainstreamed into regular classes with the student body at their university abroad. Courses taken on student exchanges will begin with IN ("INternational" indicating that the course took place at an international UAB exchange location) and a two-letter subject code such as ME (Mechanical Engineering), GN (German), SP (Spanish), etc. to indicate the subject that was studied. Additionally, each of the courses are numbered. All courses are variable in the number of credit hours students can receive based upon their enrollment at the host university. INxx courses are repeatable. INxx courses include:
|INAB||Study Abroad Arabic|
|INAH||Study Abroad Art History|
|INAN||Study Abroad Anthropology|
|INAR||Study Abroad Art Studio|
|INAT||Study Abroad Astronomy|
|INBE||Study Abroad Biomedical Engineering|
|INBU||Study Abroad Business|
|INBY||Study Abroad Biology|
|INCH||Study Abroad Chinese|
|INCM||Study Abroad Communication Studies|
|INCS||Study Abroad Computer & Information Science|
|INCY||Study Abroad Chemistry|
|INDC||Study Abroad Digital Community|
|INEC||Study Abroad Economics|
|INED||Study Abroad Education|
|INEE||Study Abroad Electrical Engineering|
|INEH||Study Abroad English|
|INES||Study Abroad Earth Science|
|INEV||Study Abroad Environmental Science|
|INFN||Study Abroad Finance|
|INFR||Study Abroad French|
|INGN||Study Abroad German|
|INHY||Study Abroad History|
|INIS||Study Abroad International Studies|
|INIT||Study Abroad Italian|
|INJP||Study Abroad Japanese|
|INJS||Study Abroad Justice Sciences|
|INMA||Study Abroad Mathematics|
|INME||Study Abroad Mechanical Engineering|
|INMG||Study Abroad Management|
|INMK||Study Abroad Marketing|
|INMU||Study Abroad Music|
|INPC||Study Abroad Physics|
|INPE||Study Abroad Physical Education|
|INPH||Study Abroad Philosophy|
|INPS||Study Abroad Political Science|
|INPY||Study Abroad Psychology|
|INSC||Study Abroad Sociology|
|INSP||Study Abroad Spanish|
|INTH||Study Abroad Theatre|
|INTL||Study Abroad Special Topics|
UAB Affiliate Programs are co-organized by UABEA in cooperation with an education abroad provider and/or a foreign university. Students receive a transcript from the foreign university or U.S. university of record and have transfer credit appear on their UAB transcript. UAB affiliate programs include the UAB/USAC and UAB/ISA programs listed here. Courses taken on UAB Affiliate Programs will begin with INTL ("INTernationaL" indicating that the course took place at an international UAB Affiliate Program) plus the host institution subject code to indicate the subject that was studied. Additionally, each of the courses is numbered. All courses are variable in the number of credit hours students can receive based upon their enrollment at the host university.
UAB Faculty-Led Programs are UAB courses that are developed and taught by UAB faculty and have a field trip that takes place far from campus, usually outside of the United States. The field trips are typically about 1 to 2 weeks in duration and the entire class, faculty leader and students, travel together. Students earn direct UAB course credit. For UAB Faculty-Led Programs, the instructor will assign the final grade as is normally done for any UAB class taught on campus. (See the Grading Policies and Practices section of the UAB Catalog of Undergraduate Programs). UAB Faculty-Led Programs are designated with SA following the course title.
UAB Internship/Practicum Courses Abroad are UAB courses through which students do an internship or practicum, actually working abroad in a company or organization related to the student's area of study, and earn direct UAB course credit. For UAB Internship/Practicum Courses Abroad the instructor will assign the final grade as is normally done for any UAB internship/practicum course taken domestically.
Courses taken on UAB Exchanges, UAB/USAC programs, UAB/ISA programs, U.S. - UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes, U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program, Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai, UAB Faculty-Led Programs, and UAB Internship/Practicum Courses Abroad will satisfy the UAB residency requirement. Students need to contact UABEA to ensure their Graduation Planning System records are noted accordingly.
Changes of Grades
Requests for grade changes to UABEA must be accompanied by official documentation sent directly from the host university.
UAB Testing Office
The UAB Testing Office provides testing services for UAB students, prospective students, and the community at large. The following tests and/or services are available:
- Admissions examinations for undergraduate and graduate programs
- American College Testing Program (ACT)
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (acceptable to some graduate programs)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)—General and Subject Examinations
- Correspondence examination monitoring
- Professional licensing/certification/registration examinations
For further information on any of the above, contact the UAB Testing Office, 936 Building, 936 19th Street South, Telephone (205) 934-3704.
UAB Ticket Office
The UAB Ticket Office is an excellent source for acquiring the best seats to campus events, including performances at the Alys Stephens Center, and UAB Blazers Football and Basketball games. It also serves as the point-of-purchase for events sponsored by the Department of Student Life and other UAB organizations and off-campus agencies. In addition, the UAB Ticket Office offers discounted tickets for Carmike and Regal Cinemas, and to most major theme parks across the southeast, including Six Flags over Georgia, Alabama Splash Adventure and Dollywood. Discounts to the major aquariums in the area are also available including: Georgia Aquarium and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. First-class postage stamps are also available for purchase (UAB internal requisitions are accepted). For additional information, contact the UAB Ticket Office, located inside One Stop Student Services in Room 103 of the Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-1150 Telephone: (205) 934-8000.
Visit our website https://www.uab.edu/students/one-stop/ticket-office
The UAB Transfer Center assists transfer students throughout the transfer process, from admissions to enrollment. Transfer Center staff evaluate coursework from other colleges and universities, but students can also use the Transfer Equivalency web resource at http://www.uab.edu/students/admissions/credit-equivalencies/transfer to determine how courses may transfer to UAB. For more information, email TransferCenter@uab.edu
UAB Veterans Services (UAB-VS) assists veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans to access their educational benefits. UAB-VS serves as a liaison between the student and the local and federal agencies, including the State Department of Education, Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The office staff assist students in applying for educational benefits, securing tutorial assistance and obtaining veterans work-study positions. For further information, contact UAB Veterans Services, Hill Student Center, Room 313, 1400 University Blvd., Telephone (205) 996-0404 or read about our programs and services at www.uab.edu/students/veterans
VA Complaint Policy
Any VA Complaint against the school should be routed through the VA GI Bill Feedback System by going to the following link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Feedback.asp. The VA will then follow up through the appropriate channels to investigate teh complaint and resolve it satisfactorily.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham in the State of Alabama complies with section 702 - Tuition under Veteran's Access Choice and Accountability Act of 2015, providing for resident (in-state) tuition and fees for the following:
- A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the State of Alabama while attending a school located in the State of Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service;
- Anyone using transferred Post – 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the State of Alabama while attending a school located in the State of Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service;
- A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311 (b) (9) who lives in the State of Alabama while attending a school located in the State of Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service.
- Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three-year period following discharge or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States code.