A new student center is on the way.

new-student-center-designArtist's rendering

Hill University Center, which was a fixture for student life since 1983, was torn down in 2013 to make way for a new and improved student center.

Construction of the new building is currently under way and is expected to be completed in 2015. Like the former HUC, it will be a communal place where you can find friends, meals, books, and all sorts of student services, meetings, and activities.

New Building


Timeline of Construction:
  • All offices to vacate HUC by July 1, 2013
  • Building demolition to begin August, 2013
  • Construction to last two years
  • Project completion expected by Fall 2015



Reused or Recycled items from Hill University Center

Old HUC front desk in Rast Hall
  • Front desk used in Rast Hall
  • Carpet from One Stop used in Housing
  • Furniture from Board Room used by Athletic Department and HR.
  • Artwork from One Stop used in SIH
  • Water heaters pulled to be reused
  • Fire alarm panel and devices pulled to be used for spare parts for other buildings on campus
  • Variable Speed Drives pulled from air handlers to be used elsewhere on campus
  • Wire pulled by communications
  • Food service equipment pulled to reuse
    • Stove – Commons
    • Ice maker – Commons
    • Tables and chairs – Diner
    • Mill work (cabinets and counters) – C-Store
    • Coffee Shop (HUC Café) furniture to be used in Sandella’s (opening soon in Lister Hill Library)
  • Picnic tables used elsewhere on campus
  • Benches used elsewhere on campus
  • Cubicles from IT area used in SIH
  • Security Cameras used for C-Store
  • Light fixtures pulled to have supply
  • TVs used in Housing and Rec. Center
  • Corner guards used by Rec. Center
  • Bulletin Boards used by Housing and Rec. Center
  • Slat board from Bookstore used in C-store in Camp Hall and Rec. Center Pro Shop
  • First floor lobby furniture used in Rec. Center
  • Required departments to purge and/or digitize and, therefore, recycle paper

Relocation of Services

Temporary Relocations:
  • Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditationt → AB 374
  • Associate Provost for Enrollment Management → AB 360
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore @ UAB → 1218 6th Ave. South (former Food Fair building)
  • Campus Dining Staff → Denman Hall, ground floor
  • Career and Professional Development Services → 936 19th St. South
  • Disability Support Services → 9th Ave. Office Building
  • Financial Aid & Student Accounting → Lister Hill Library, ground floor
  • HUC Operations → Smolian International House
  • One Stop Student Services and ONE Card → Residence Life Center of Blazer Hall
  • Student Engagement → 1715 9th Ave. South
  • Student Involvement & Activities → Campus Rec Center, room 190
  • Student Media → Pita Stop Building
  • Testing → 936 19th St. South
  • Transfer Center → Smolian International House
  • TRIO → 936 19th St. South
  • Veteran Recruitment & Student Services → Smolian International House
  • Vice Provost for Student & Faculty Success → AB 1019

Permanent Relocations:
  • Academic Advising - College of Arts & Sciences → Heritage Hall 402
  • Enrollment Management Operations & Communications → 1629 11th Ave. South
  • Graduate School → Lister Hill Library, ground floor
  • Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis → AB 420
  • Office of the Registrar → 1605 11th Ave. South
  • Supplemental Instruction → Center for Teaching & Learning, Education Building
  • Vice Provost for Student & Faculty Success → AB 1019
HUC Relocation Map
** Permanence of relocation may be redetermined for some offices.

HUC History