• Check occupancy in safe study spaces

    UAB has opened new safe study spaces for students to use between classes to maintain social distancing.

    These spaces follow safety protocols, including social distancing and masks being required. All UAB requirements regarding safe entry through UAB Healthcheck and GuideSafe™ Event Passport are required for use in these spaces.

    Students can check capacity in these spaces on the UAB IT web site or in the UAB app.

    UAB IT has expanded WiFi capacity in those spaces to accommodate increased network use. WiFi capacity is also expanded in Express Lot 4 for public or student use and in lots F1 (near the softball and soccer fields) and Lot G7 (on 18th street where the old Worrell Building was located).

     
  • Score a great deal on a new laptop at TechConnect

    Celebrate back-to-school with a $100 rebate on purchases of Dell laptops of $499 or more from TechConnect, UAB’s on-campus technology store. This offer is valid through Oct. 31, 2020. Get more details on the rebate offer here.


    The full line up of laptops and tech accessories TechConnect offers available through uab.edu/techconnect.

    Why buy from us? TechConnect features a lineup of devices for our Laptop Program that offers:

    • Academic discounts
    • Service and support
    • 3-year premium warranty with accidental damage coverage and 24/7 tech support from manufacturer
    • Basic software setup

    Our staff has partnered with schools and programs at UAB to offer the recommended systems for your major based on your academic needs.

    Check out uab.edu/techconnect or reach TechConnect staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will respond as soon as possible during normal store hours Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

     
  • Need a new laptop? Get academic discounts with TechConnect — shipped straight to you

    TechConnect, UAB’s on-campus tech store, is now able to process online orders with direct shipping to you on select Dell and Microsoft devices, as UAB transitions to modified business operations.

    The full line up of laptops and tech accessories TechConnect offers available through uab.edu/techconnect.


    Why buy from us? TechConnect features a lineup of devices for our Laptop Program that offers:

    • Academic discounts
    • Service and support
    • 3-year premium warranty with accidental damage coverage and 24/7 tech support from manufacturer
    • Basic software setup

    Our staff has partnered with schools and programs at UAB to offer the recommended systems for your major based on your academic needs.

    Dell is currently offering a $100 rebate through their back-to-school campaign, and TechConnect devices qualify, making it a great time to purchase a new laptop. This offer is valid through Oct. 21, 2020. Get more details on the rebate offer here.

    Looking for Apple products? Get academic discounts with TechConnect.

    Check out uab.edu/techconnect or reach TechConnect staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will respond as soon as possible during normal store hours Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

     
  • UAB IT employees remain on campus for equipment needs

    From printing checks to maintaining mobile devices for hospital staff, UAB IT employees who continue to work on campus are performing critical work for campus and the Health System.


    Ed Ramsey — who celebrated his 30th anniversary as a UAB employee this year — still reports to his office at the Administration Building just about every day. His work maintaining mobile devices and UAB’s TechTools program ensures that employees have the equipment they need, whether they are on campus or working remotely.

    Ramsey also oversaw distribution of a limited number of loaner devices for students when UAB initially began working and learning remotely.

    Members of UAB IT’s Desktop Services team are also reporting to campus on a rotating basis to fulfill emergency equipment needs and respond to urgent incidents. Technicians are responsible for desktop and laptop computer configuration as well as remote work equipment provisioning. At least one technician is on campus every day, with two on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    To help protect employees, UAB IT has implemented a number of safety measures. Technicians work in separate rooms and alternate through the schedule to reduce their time on campus. Equipment hand-off processes are in place to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and equipment sanitizing procedures are in place using sanitizing wipes and gloves.

    - Jamie Witter, director of IT Client Services

    UAB IT’s data center and check printing operations are also still up and running.

    Payments still need to be made to individuals, and UAB IT staff must actively monitor the Data Center and its services, including identity management and business critical applications, to make sure they are operating under optimal conditions.

    Rachel Moorehead, executive director for Infrastructure and Operations, said employees are scheduling their time to adhere to social distancing guidelines and minimize unintentional crossing of paths.

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