If your student has not already chosen their meal plan, now is the time to go online and make your decision. The summer seems to be flying by here on campus with move in less than two months away. Take a few moments today to go online to uab.edu/mealplans and select a plan. For students that haven't made a decision by July 19th, the minimum requirement will be added to their account:

  • Freshmen living on campus will be auto-assigned to the Green & Gold plan
  • Non-Freshmen living on campus will be auto-assigned to the Dining Dollars plan

Students can make changes to this plan through September 4th at 11:59 PM by going online to uab.edu/mealplans and clicking "Select Your Meal Plan Now". If you still have questions about Campus Dining and meal plans, feel free to contact Campus Dining at 205-996-6567 or uabdining@uab.edu.

Throughout the summer months, the Office of Parent & Family Services will present webinars on key topic areas to ensure you and your student start off the fall semester on the right foot.  We understand the transition process can be overwhelming, leaving you with questions concerning your student's education and life while at UAB. Our Summer Webinar Series is meant to build upon your knowledge of UAB, provide you with much needed information, and address your specific questions and concerns. All webinars are free and allow family members to interact with representatives from key campus departments.  If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, the entire webinar series can be found online on the Parent & Family Services page under communications. Registration information will be sent by email and posted on our social media pages prior to each webinar session.

June 5 -Student Health Insurance

June 12- Greek 101

July 24- Financing your Student's Education

August 7- On-Campus Living & Dining

New Insurance FLowcart

To ensure students have access to the best health care, UAB students must have health insurance. Ensure you submit an insurance Waiver for Fall 2018 for your student if they have valid Insurance Coverage!  Students who do not have valid coverage will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they are enrolled in a degree seeking program and meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate registered for 9+ hours
  • Graduate – determined by program
  • International
  • Clinical regardless of credit hours

If your student has health insurance, it must comply with UAB's comparable care standards found on the Student Health Services website. .

If your student’s insurance meets the standards, they must submit an Insurance Waiver through the Patient Portal on the Student Health Services website. If the waiver is approved, the student is compliant and will not be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. If your student does not have health insurance that meets the standards, they will be enrolled in the UAB Student Health Insurance Plan, and the premium will be charged to their student account. 

To ensure the student is not charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan prior to their tuition due date, it is important that students submit a waiver prior to July 1, 2018. However, waiver will be accepted until September 6, 2018. For more information, click HERE


Exam Pack Updated 2     With the Spring semester nearing an end, finals week is rapidly approaching. Once again, we are offering a way to send your student a personalized note along with some goodies to help give them energy and encouragement to focus on their studying. 

   The Residence Life Team, Vulcan Materials for Academic Success Center, and the office of Parent and Family Services are joining together to deliver messages and packages to students accross campus. For those who live on campus, they will receive their Blazer Exam Package directly in their residence hall. For those who live off campus, they will be able to get their package in the new Off-Campus Student Lounge. All exam packs will be delivered on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  

  The package costs $18 and includes: a helium balloon with a "Good Luck on Exams" message, a special UAB care package bag (pictured) filled with goodies to keep them energized, and a personalized message from you! 

  Click HERE to order. Please place orders by Monday, April 16, 2018.