Birmingham


We love Birmingham. It’s more than just our neighborhood—it’s home.

It’s a big, bustling city that feels kind of like a small town with lots of things to do. When you feel like leaving campus, where do you go? Birmingham. When you want to see a concert, where do you go? Birmingham. When you want to climb a mountain that isn’t fake and inside the Campus Rec Center, where do you go? Slightly outside of Birmingham. When you want to put your education to good use in a part-time job or internship, you go out into Birmingham, and when you want to get good sushi, you also go out into Birmingham, and when you want to touch a shark, you also go out into Birmingham. (We’re serious.)

UAB’s campus sits in the middle of Birmingham’s trendy Southside neighborhood, on the south end of a thriving and active downtown, nestled up next to the Appalachian Mountains, watched over by Vulcan’s bare, iron behind. A short drive can take you from golfing to hiking to dinner to a show to late-night coffee (hopefully with a shower in there somewhere). So you should take some time to come visit town, remembering that canoeing takes a while, the theatre and ballet are usually at night, and UAB’s campus is a full day’s worth of visit by itself.