Scheduling your Tour
How can I schedule a tour?
You can schedule your tour at our website uab.edu/visit or by contacting our office at (205) 934-9098.
How will my tour reservation be confirmed?
You will receive an email and text message confirmation once your registration is complete.
Can I change the date or time of my tour?
Yes, you can call the Campus Visit Center at (205) 934-9098 to reschedule your tour.
Prepare for your Visit
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has taken a proactive approach to limit the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of all guests, faculty, staff and students are top priorities for the University. All campus tour guests are required to wear a mask on the bus portion of the tour. Additionally, tour guests that are unvaccinated are required to wear face coverings inside all building on campus. We will ask any guest who displays symptoms related to COVID-19, has experienced symptoms related to COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days or who has come in contact with someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days not to participate in our campus tour. Our team is regularly cleaning our facilities, practicing social distancing and will have limited the number of guests per campus tour experience. To learn more about UAB’s response and action plans for COVID-19, please visit uab.edu/uabunited.
What should I wear for my tour?
Attire for the tour is casual. Please remember, the tour is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes! All campus tour guests are required to wear a mask on the bus portion of the tour. Additionally, tour guests that are unvaccinated are required to wear face coverings inside all buildings on campus. Weather-appropriate attire is also recommended as tours take place rain or shine.
Where do I park?
We have designated reserved parking spots for visitors in Parking Lot 5A located at 1486 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294. When you arrive to your reserved parking spot, please stay in your car and call our office at (205) 934-9098.
How long do tours last?
A campus tour consists of a one hour walking tour led by our student TrailBlazers as well as a 30-minute Dragon Wagon Bus tour.
What happens if it is raining on my tour day?
Campus Tours still proceed during rain or shine as long as long as there is not lightning or thunder in the area. Please be sure to wear weather appropriate attire!
What does the campus tour include, what will I see?
The campus tour includes an Admissions overview presented by an Admissions Representative and a walking tour across campus that takes you to see our Campus Green, an academic building, the Hill Student Center, and our Campus Recreation Center. In addition to the walking tour, we have a riding portion of the tour as well that takes you around the magic city of Birmingham in our tour bus, the Dragon Wagon.
Can we talk to an Admissions Counselor 1:1 on the day of?
Yes, we have an admissions representative at the Campus Visit Center to answer your questions during the presentation. If you’d like to schedule a follow-up meeting, those will be done virtually (via Zoom or phone call).
Can we meet with someone in a department in which I am interested in?
When are Saturday tours offered?
Saturday tours are offered on select Saturdays throughout the year. You can see the available options at uab.edu/visit or by calling us (205) 934-9098.
How long do Saturday tours last?
A full campus tour experience lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Who gives the tour?
Tours are given by our trained student tour guides, the TrailBlazers, who are able to give insight on their experiences as a UAB student.
Can anyone come along on the tour with the student?
We’d love to host you and your guests! Due to limited capacities on our tours, we cannot guarantee space for guests who are not pre-registered. When registering, please select how many guests will be attending with the student. You may reserve up to two additional spaces with each student’s registration.
A member of our party has a mobility restriction. What resources are available to us while visiting?
You can indicate that a member of your party has a mobility restriction by submitting an accessibility request when you register for your tour. We have an accessible route that is intended to accommodate those using wheelchairs, strollers, scooters, crutches, etc. while still showcasing our beautiful campus. We are unable to provide any medical equipment.
Will there be Wi-Fi available while I am visiting the campus?
Yes – guest Wi-Fi is available on our campus.
Can I eat lunch while on campus?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on our campus, our campus dining options for guests are limited. We’d be happy to provide you with some recommendations in the Birmingham area.