enriching the student experience

Enriching the Student Experience


Located at the juncture of health care and discovery, our modern, five-story addition will prominently face University Boulevard and anchor UAB’s new research crescent. Intentionally designed to optimize student experiences and breathe new life into existing areas, our building will transform the way students learn and faculty share knowledge.

For the first time, students will benefit from a dedicated Student Commons area located on the second floor. A new, grand entrance from the plaza ushers students into an exciting, open and airy space amply equipped for laptops and other electronic devices. The new Student Commons will be enriching the student experience floor planoutfitted with vending machines and comfortable furniture, offering students a vibrant place for collaboration and community, as well as quiet space for independent study or needed rest. Sure to be abuzz with activity, the Student Commons offers donors several prominent naming opportunities with features that include an atrium and open staircase that provides circulation and connectivity at all levels.

Our new Nursing Competency Suite sets a new standard for preparing nursing students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. By replicating real-life emergencies in safe, controlled environments, we can prepare students to confidently care for hospital patients and their families across a variety of specialties. Digitally enhanced debriefing classrooms, and larger classrooms primed for facilitating virtual learning opportunities, allow students and faculty to evaluate live and recorded simulation experiences beyond the walls of the lab.