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Watch the new Hill Student Center come together in just 24 seconds, and get a preview of what you'll find inside when it opens.
Coach Kurt Thomas announced there will be two informational meetings for current students interested in joining the team.
All currently-enrolled students and incoming students who have already been accepted will be able to pre-order their parking permit from UAB Parking & Transportation.
The annual event is intended to raise awareness of sexual and intimate partner violence and to support survivors in their healing process.
Missed classes from Tuesday or Thursday mornings this semester may be made up on Saturday, April 11, at the discretion of instructors.
A 24-hour convention to promote the eSports community on campus will feature gaming tournaments, a cosplay competition, late-night karaoke and a pool party. Students can register online.
Following UAB's victory over Iowa State, there will be a second bus trip to Louisville to watch the Blazers face UCLA for a Sweet 16 berth.
The event from UAB Career and Professional Development will feature more than 60 employers looking for students to hire.
For $60, students can purchase a travel package including round-trip bus transportation and a reserved game ticket to watch UAB take on Iowa State in Louisville for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
After listening to concerns from hundreds of Campus Dining customers, six of UAB's eight meal plans will see a reduction in price, and several other changes will be implemented as well.
Students can receive free tickets for the UAB Men's Quarterfinals game of the Conference USA Basketball Championships - just by taking a selfie.
Based on weather warnings, classes and normal campus operations will be suspended beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5. Specific hours for dining, the Rec Center, and more are listed within.
Undergraduates interested in running for student government must first attend a Candidate Information Session and submit an Intent-to-Run Form.
Take the Student Satisfaction Survey and you could win $100 in BlazerBucks.
UAB classes and campus operations will close all day Wednesday and delay opening Thursday. Check within for specific hours for dining, the Rec Center, and more.
Actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox has been cast in the new CBS legal drama “Doubt," and as a result, must reschedule her lecture originally planned for March 2 at UAB.
Add uab.snapdragon for photos and videos from things going on around campus, event announcements, the occasional contest, and other fun stuff.
UAB classes and campus operations will delay opening until 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Commons and Rec Center will open at their regular times.
UAB takes on Western Michigan in a three-game series at Regions Field for the opening weekend of Blazer Baseball.
Disability Support Services will be joined Hand in Paw to serve free Hot Chocolate on the Green along with some unconditional love from a few furry friends.
At UAB Service Learning's Campus-Community Speed Matching event, Birmingham community nonprofits pitch their most interesting and challenging projects in 5 minutes to groups of rotating students.
Student participation is needed for a brief survey about teamwork, being conducted as part of UAB's Quality Enhancement Plan.
UAB's 14th annual International Bazaar, featuring food, entertainment, art, and cultural displays from around the world, will be held Wednesday, January 28 at the Campus Rec Center.
In addition to the usual free admission to games that students enjoy, there will also be free concessions for those who arrive early and more than 60 chances to win cash!
Think you've got what it takes to lead a campus tour? The TrailBlazers, UAB's official student recruitment team, are looking for new members.
Each January UAB's Leadership and Service Council honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a student-led day of service.
During the past several months a Campus Safety Task Force has worked to prepare a preliminary report on campus safety/security. Students are asked to review this preliminary report and provide feedback by Jan. 30
The MSNBC host and political science professor will deliver a lecture titled "Crashing into Michael Brown: A Decade of Race, Rights and Justice"as part of Black History Month.
UAB Forward's aim is to provide updates, enable readers to provide input, and share the great things UAB faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners are doing.
Leadership Education and Development on Demand is a new program sponsored by Leadership Programming and Career and Professional Development. New sessions will continue in the Spring 2015 semester.
As Dr. Louis Dale retires, students are invited to attend one of three open forums to share thoughts and opinions on the position and the hiring process for a new VP of Equity and Diversity.
UAB Police responded December 31 to an unconfirmed threat of potential gun violence at a gym on campus. Patrols were increased and buildings cleared as a precaution.
Check the schedule before heading out to your favorite campus dining location. All UAB Campus Restaurants are closed Dec. 20-Jan. 3.
That night was about more than basketball, but seeing the Blazer family come together during Thursday's game impacted our team in a big way.
In a letter to the university, President Watts and Provost Lucas assured students that rumors circulating in social media regarding possible cuts to UAB's undergraduate academic programming are untrue.
Drop off a new or used blanket for the homeless at Sterne Library or the LRC Nov. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m.-noon in exchange for free hot cocoa and breakfast from Chick-fil-A.
Bring five cans of food or $5 to the Campus Green on November 18, and you can have a UAB parking ticket forgiven.
Students who pre-register can see an early screening of the new "Hunger Games" movie on November 20. Only 145 tickets are available, so may the odds be ever in your favor.
Show off your epic gingerbread house decorating skills to support Habitat for Humanity and try to win the coveted golden hammer.
This Veterans Day, UAB will again honor past and present members of our nation's military with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on the Campus Green.
Watch clips from his recent appearances around the late night talk show circuit before his appearance at the Alys Stephens Center November 12.
Activities will include a variety of Halloween-themed games, a haunted house, and a costume contest. Admission is free and includes free food.
UAB Students must register in advance to receive a ticket to attend "the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast." Bus transportation will also be provided.
Develop your skills as an emerging leader on campus and in the community. Registration for the free event must be completed by Tuesday, October 28.
Blazer Express Safety Escort vans will now operate from 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. every day (regular Blazer Express bus service will also continue to operate until midnight each night).
Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, a young man attacked and killed in 1998 because he was gay, will speak at UAB about what we can do to make our school and community safer for everyone.
UAB Campus Restaurants' newest location, The Den by Denny's, will celebrate its opening with free food samples, T-shirts, games, and more.
Student Life events after 7 p.m. on Monday, October 13 are cancelled. The Campus Recreation Center will close early at 7:30 p.m.
The free Comedy Show will take place October 7 at 8 p.m. in the Alys Stephens Center. Watch video of Godfrey's "Black By Accident" special for a taste of what's in store.
The six-time NASCAR champion will serve as the honorary race flagman for one of UAB Homecoming week's oldest traditions.
A fire safety demonstration involving the burning of full-scale models of residence hall rooms will follow the UAB Homecoming Parade.
Global Partners was established to serve as the bridge between students wishing to study away and student alumni who already have.
The annual CGI U event is designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses. Last year, seven UAB students were selected to attend.
Join the Inferno, download the UAB Fanatics app, and catch a free shuttle to UAB home games at Legion Field. The Blazers face off against Alabama A&M on Saturday, September 13 at 2:30 p.m.
A new statue of UAB’s beloved mascot was recently installed in front of Bartow Arena, quickly catching students’ attention.
Orientation Leaders play a vital role in helping new students make a smooth transition to life at UAB.
UAB students and alumni can benefit from having an exclusive audience with at least 50 potential employers at the Part-Time Job Fair August 28 in the Campus Recreation Center.
Blackboard access is no longer available for students. You will now find class information such as assignments and grades for each of your courses in Canvas.
Look for tents stationed around campus during the first two days of classes where UAB staff and student leaders will be on hand to assist students who need help finding their way.
Depending on where you're starting from, you may need to detour when heading to places like Lister Hill Library or the new Student Health & Wellness Center. We've got directions.
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