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Be a part of the Blazer tradition of service, events, and fun! All year long, the entire UAB community is invited to participate in activities that celebrate the best things about being a Blazer. Experience the Blazer custom of community involvement, Homecoming celebrations, athletics, and more.



Things Every Blazer Should Do

  1. Get your picture taken with Blaze
  2. Tailgate before a home football game
  3. Visit BlazerPulse to find a list of volunteer opportunities
  4. Eat at Al's
  5. "Be Seen in Green" every Friday to show your Blazer Spirit
  6. Immerse yourself in UAB’s diverse culture
  7. Donate goods to the Blazer Kitchen
  8. Visit the University Recreation Center
  9. Welcome new students during Freshmen Move-in Day
  10. Eat at the Commons for Fried Chicken Thursday
  11. Have a study session in Club Sterne
  12. Have a movie night/event in your residence hall
  13. Eat lunch in the Hill Student Center
  14. Hang out on the Campus Green
  15. Set up a hammock on the Rast/Blount Lawn
  16. Attend an athletic event
  17. Learn the Blazer Way, UAB Fight Song and Alma Mater
  18. Visit Vulcan
  19. Watch a performance at the Alys Stephens Center
  20. Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  21. Check out the Kaleidoscope, UAB’s student newspaper
  22. Watch an Intramural Sports game
  23. Vote in the USGA election
  24. Attend a UAB Theatre Production
  25. Take a trip to the Birmingham Zoo
  26. Meet the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  27. Visit Engage to find events and to join student organizations
  28. Visit Handshake for student job opportunities
  29. Go to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  30. Join the UAB National Alumni Society
  31. Become SafeZone certified

Events Every Blazer Should Attend

  1. New Student Convocation & Class Photo
  2. Blazer Welcome events
  3. Into the Streets or MLK’s Beloved Community
  4. Homecoming Week events
  5. Blazer Splash
  6. The Camille Armstrong Step Show
  7. Connect Fest or other Student Involvement Fairs
  8. Diningopoly
  9. Stress Less Week events
  10. Umoja New Student Welcome
  11. UAB’s Got Talent
  12. Diwali
  13. Grad Week events
  14. BSAC/NPHC Stroll-Off
  15. Miss UAB Scholarship Competition
  16. Taste of UAB
  17. ORCA (Organized Radical Collegiate Activism) Conference
  18. Creed Week events
  19. International Student Welcome Party
  20. Off-Campus Housing Fair
  21. UAB Career Fairs
  22. Coming Out on the Green
  23. Fall Festival