Campus Information

This is a sample of the services and activities available to UAB graduate students. For more information, see:


There are two ways to register for classes- electronically and by telephone (975-9600/930-0087). To register by either method, you must have a four-digit pin number. The first time you register, it is automatically your birth month and date (For example, March 14 would be 0314). You are then given an option to change it. Graduate students have priority for one day. Open registration begins about one month prior to the start of classes. Late registration must be done in person at the Registrar on the 2nd floor of the Hill University Center. The necessary forms are obtained there and require signatures of your advisor and course instructors. There is also a late fee.

Chevron Building, 608 8th St. South, 934-3513

An annual parking permit may be purchased at the Parking Service office. You will need to bring a copy of your car registration and tag number. There are also various metered spots around campus for short-term parking.

933 19th St. South, 934-3580, Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Student Health Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Community Health Services Building on the corner of 19th St. and 10th Ave. Call for an appointment or walk-ins from 8:00-8:30 a.m. All specialist referrals must be made through SHS.

Viva is the insurance provider for UAB. Insurance coverage is not as comprehensive outside the UAB system. For emergencies, go to UAB Emergency Room.

Oral contraceptives are available at cost at SHS. See the insurance policy for details about other prescriptions.

1400 University Blvd.

The Hill University Center (HUC) houses the administrative offices of UAB as well as the bookstore and ticket office. The Graduate School and Career Center are on the 5th floor. The Registrar is on the 2nd floor, the bookstore and ticket office are on the 1st floor, and the GSA office is on the 4th floor.


The Wallace Physical Education Complex on 13th St. South between 6th and 7th Ave. has a free weight room, fitness equipment, cardio-fitness room, racquetball, squash, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, indoor track, indoor swimming pool. Free for UAB students with student ID. Gym hours: 6:00 a.m.-8:15 p.m. M-Thu, 6:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Fri.


Varsity Sports

UAB is part of Conference USA and NCAA Division I. All UAB sporting events are free to students with student ID.

Intramural Sports

Available to students, faculty, and staff as a team or free agent. You can also become an official, scorekeeper, or event supervisor and no experience is necessary- training is provided.


A variety of student organizations are available to graduate students. Some of interest include GSA, Black Graduate Student Association, several cultural organizations, and academic organizations. Outdoor Adventures and Trip Series put together several outdoor trips to locations throughout the Southeast.


440 HUC, 934-8020

Promotes civic responsibility through various volunteer activities throughout the year.

Center for Community Outreach and Development (CORD)
Moritmer Jordan Hall, Suite 107, 1825 University Blvd., 934-5171

Volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.