UAB offers new services for off-campus students

Off-Campus Student Services will be a centralized resource for all students who do not live on campus.

hsc 2018Students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who live off campus now have services and resources devoted entirely to their needs.

UAB Off-Campus Student Services officially opened its doors to the university Monday, March 19. Part of the Division of Student Affairs, Off-Campus Student Services is the centralized resource for all students who do not live on campus.

The Off-Campus Student Services office connects off-campus students to campus events, activities and organizations; assists students with finding off-campus housing options and oversees the off-campus housing website at; hosts events for off-campus students; and serves as home for the Off-Campus Student Council. Off-Campus Student Services can offer guidance on how to sign a lease and housing options to finding a roommate.

As an urban campus, UAB is unique in the state. Because it is located within the City of Birmingham, more students have the option of commuting. UAB is ahead of the curve in offering these services when looking at comparable institutions; much research went into how best to serve this student population.

“In launching this office, we are continuing to set the standard of excellence in making sure that everything we do is student-centered,” said UAB Vice President for Student Affairs John Jones, Ph.D. “It serves a twofold purpose: to help keep these students engaged in university life and to make sure they have all the resources they need.”

Follow Off-Campus Student Services on Facebook and on Instagram at @uaboffcampus. For more information or to contact Dori Weldon, the assistant director of Off-Campus Student Services, email