Business & Auxiliary Services

Christopher Clifford UAB Business and Auxiliary Services
 Christopher B. Clifford
Associate Vice President

UAB Business and Auxiliary Services provides important enterprise-wide services to the campus and medical center for UAB students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni and guests.  These services include Real Estate Management (acquisitions/ divestments /leasing), Parking and Transportation Services, Physical Security, Printing and Mailing Services, Bartow Arena Operations, Pager Communications, Travel Services, and Warehouse Services.   Our mission is to support the entire UAB enterprise in achieving the overall UAB mission in a customer friendly, efficient manner.  We welcome your comments and feedback as our goal is always to provide the best possible services to the UAB community.   

To see the entire department's organizational chart as well as phone numbers, please click HERE.  For information about the Associate Vice President, please click About Chris Clifford

Business and Auxiliary Services Newsletter - Winter 2014


What's new with the Business Services Department?

Barnes & Noble at UAB

Helping Students

UAB’s official campus bookstore awarded 100 scholarships totaling $25,000 to UAB students for the 2013-14 academic year.  Since the beginning of UAB’s partnership with Barnes & Noble a total of $200,000 has been provided to UAB students to assist them with the cost of textbooks and school supplies. Scholarship recipients are selected by Student Financial Aid with assistance provided to students with the highest unmet financial aid need.  The Bookstore’s textbook rental program which included the rental of used textbooks for the first time this semester has helped save UAB students nearly $175,000 since September.  The bookstore has also set up an email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for students to use for any financial aid questions relating to textbooks and supplies.  Students can also call the Bookstore for assistance by dialing 205.996.2665.

New Hotline For Faculty

In response to feedback from faculty a hotline has been established that provides faculty with a direct line to the store manager/assistant manager for immediate action.  The  Faculty Hotline number is 205.934.4706.  The Bookstore will ensure all calls to the hotline are answered and returned in a timely manner.  Our goal is for all calls to reach a live person, if voicemail is reached, messages will be returned within 24 hours.  A email address has also been set up for faculty to use for textbook questions, that address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Don’t Forget The Discounts

Departments making a purchase at the Bookstore can save 20% on their purchase by using a Limited Purchase Order.  Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount on their purchase by showing their UAB ID when checking out. Exclusions apply so please visit our website at for additional details.  

Parking and Transportation

business_services_parkingParking includes policies, maps, requests, appeals, enforcement and financial information.  Website:  
Transportation includes campus Ride, Escort service, remote bus schedule.  Website:

Real Estate Services

business_services_real_estateThe Real Estate Office handles all real estate transactions involving the purchase, sale and leasing of property.  As UAB grows, purchases are needed to accommodate new buildings and parking.  Gifts given to the University often come in the form of property.  If UAB cannot use the property for its academic and research mission, these properties are placed on the market for sale. 


Printing and Mailing

business_services_printing_mailingUAB Printing & Mailing, located on UAB's campus, is your source for print, copy and mail services. We house a USPS Contract Post Office, and we are proud members of the In-Plant Printing & Mailing Association (IMPA) and the Printing Industries of America (PIA).


Physical Security

business_services_securityPhysical Security is responsible for alarms and card access, video surveillance, key control, lock type and definition

Location - 909 18th Street South, Burleson Building, Suite 230
Office Hours - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday
Phone - 205-934-3708 Fax - 205-934-9293


Educational Foundation

business_services_educational_foundationThe UAB Educational Foundation exists for the sole purpose of supporting the University of Alabama at Birmingham in its scientific and educational mission. This support includes managing and disbursing funds, acquiring real property, and providing general operational flexibility for the benefit of the University.


ADTRAV Travel Services

business_services_travelThe UAB Travel Center, in association with ADTRAV Travel Management, assists UAB employees not only with travel arrangements involving university official business, but with their personal vacations as well.  The UAB Travel Team is a special team of travel agents that is familiar with UAB policies and procedures.


Warehouse and Moving

business_services_movingUAB Warehouse Services consists of Gas Cylinder Operations, Moving Services, Shipping & Receiving and Warehousing. The Gas Cylinder Operations orders and supervises delivery of all cylinder gases for the campus (not including the hospital).  Moving Services provides prompt, courteous, inexpensive services for the University, including intra-office, inter-office, or across-campus movement of furniture, equipment or other items.  Shipping & Receiving processes and delivers the majority of all incoming packages and ships most outgoing packages for the University.  Additionally, the Warehouse provides limited storage space at excellent rates!


Bartow Arena

business_services_bartow_ticketBartow Arena is a multipurpose facility serving the needs of UAB, and guests of UAB.  Our mission is to provide quality service in a safe, clean environment and in an efficient and professional manner. 


Bell Wallace Gym and Practice Fields


Managed by UAB Business and Auxiliary Services, the Bell/Wallace Gymnasium is a multi-purpose facility that is utilized as the venue for activities ranging from Intercollegiate basketball, volleyball practices, and any Intercollegiate sport that need an indoor facility in case of inclement weather.  UAB Athletics and the UAB Human Studies Departments are the main users, but the facility can also be rented by other UAB groups for various activities.

Two outdoor areas are also managed by UAB Business and Auxiliary Services, the football/track field located on 12thstreet and 7th avenue and the tennis courts located on 11th avenue and 15th street.   For more information concerning the Bell/Wallace facilities or to schedule your next departmental social  function, please contact the Facilities Management Office by calling 934-8266 or through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

The Bell/Wallace Gymnasium is located at 608 13th Street South.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore

business_services_bookstoreFind everything you need to make the grade under one roof at Barnes & Noble at UAB! 

Curious about the book store?  Need to know how to pre-order your books?  Click here for more information.


Radio Paging

business_services_pagingRadio Paging is a division of Business Services reporting to Associate Vice President Christopher Clifford. We maintain our paging system keeping in mind the mission of our communications system serving the health care needs of the Institution.


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 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., except holidays. For help, call 205-975-6277.