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


Below are conceptual drawings of what the new building may look like.

Dining Pod
Dining Pod (artist's rendering)

Lounge Area
Lounge (artist's rendering)

Multi-Purpose Room
Multi-Purpose Room (artist's rendering)

Information Desk
Information Desk (artist's rendering)

Bookstore, first floor
UAB Bookstore, first floor (artist's rendering)

Bookstore, second floor
Bookstore, second floor (artist's rendering)

Building exterior from 14th Street (artist's rendering)



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

Available Jobs

Looking for an on-campus job?
The new and improved Hill Student Center is seeking student employees to work as building managers, information desk attendants, and building crew. Students interested in working part-time with a flexible schedule are encouraged to apply online. Come join the team and be a part of the excitement!

Benefits of Working at the Student Center
  • You'll have a flexible schedule
  • You get connected to campus
  • You won't have to commute to work


Building Manager
The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that all student workers are fully aware of their core responsibilities. The Building Manager will maintain an ideal level of professionalism in the absence of the Operation Manager or other full time administrative staff. The person in this position will oversee Hill Student Center safety and security by addressing policy infractions and serving as a first response to emergency situations after normal building hours. The ideal candidate for this position will be one that is able to maintain a professional and responsible demeanor, particularly around one’s peers. This candidate should be energetic, self-motivated, detail and goal oriented, and able to motivate and lead others. Building Managers will often work independently.

Information Desk Attendant
(application link to be posted soon)
The primary purpose of this position will be to assist in operating the Hill Student Center Information Desk. The ideal candidate for this position will offer each patron entering the Student Center a warm welcome and accurate information. A background or interest in hospitality management would be beneficial for the candidate interested in this position.

Event Set-Up Crew
The primary purpose of this position will be to assist in the set-up and removal of all non-stationary items in accordance to the scheduling worksheet. The ideal candidate for this position will have a focus on detail while still seeing the big picture. A background or interest in operations, building services, or event management would be beneficial for the candidate interested in this position.